Father disappeared, GR revealed, Wii secured!
last modified: Sunday, October 15, 2006 (11:23:10 AM)
This was quite a weekend! @_@ I will recap in chronological order...
Thursday, we received a phone call from EB Games about the Nintendo Wii preorder. The manager said they would get about 50 systems. Which sounded generous and overly reasonable. The preorder deposit was reduced from $100 to only $50. More good news! So, we took a lot of old DVDs that weren't worth reselling online and traded them in that evening. We got about $200 in credit, which was nice!
Later that evening, we speak with another employee. Apparently, they are slated to receive only 20 systems. @_@ We get a little scared by this news. We rush home and eagerly await the next morning...
Friday the 13th. Getting up at 8am, we rush to the store, making it only about an hour before they officially open. There was already a small line of people. There are rumors floating through the line:
"They only have 17 systems..."
Surely not, right? 17? But alas, it's true. There were probably 20 and 3 employees were allowed to preorder their own. Makes sense. Still kinda sucked tho. We stand there for quite some time, when finally the manager steps out and confirms the rumor. They only have 17 systems available for preorder. Anyone who receives the paper he's handing out will be guaranteed a system.
He begins to hand out the sheet of paper to each and every lucky person in line. The last sheet is handed out... lucky number 17... TO US!!! I squeal with delight, as several unhappy folks behind me groan and scatter. Truly freakin' awesome.
Saturday, we had a huge scare. I'm sitting in bed, playing Trace Memory on my DS, when Senor receives a phone call from his mom. Apparently, she's stuck at the mall with Senor's sister, waiting for Senor's dad to come back and pick them up. They've been waiting for over an hour and have grown worried. Well, we shoot out to their side of town and begin searching the few places he might've visited.
Senor's theory from the beginning is that Dad went to wait for them at the wrong entrance. He asks if Mom and sis have checked the other entrance. "Uh....no" And why not? Some how, in all this, they didn't bother to check the other entrance. On top of which, once Senor suggested they do, they STILL NEVER CHECK!
My theory is that he's fallen asleep somewhere. He's a serial napper, for sure. Well, if you combine Senor's theory with my own, you basically discover what ultimately happened...
We finally receive a call from him, asking where WE are! Turns out, he fell asleep waiting for them at the wrong entrance. He forgot his cell phone, as always, and that's why he never answered the phone. Before the night was over, we were all worried sick about him. But I'm glad it was just a stupid misunderstanding.
Now for the end of this blog. The official website for the new GR anime has been revealed! You all know I'm excited ^_~ It's based more on Yokoyama's original comic and has nothing to do with the OAV series. Looks pretty interesting. The robot designs are fabulous! The new manga/comic series also looks fantastic.
I should celebrate by uploading new cels, but that requires effort >_< hehe
This has been a wild weekend.