Thursday Thirteen: Whee!


1. I’m not a big fan of computer games. I should be writing, not playing games.
2. The Tour Manager plays fantasy stuff on his desktop. We don’t need a console.
3. Then I heard about the Wii Fit. It’d be good for my bad hips.
4. Next came the promise of being able to fly like Shaun White.
5. Around Hanukkah last December, the Wii showed up. So did the Fit.
6. Proving why he’s the Tour Manager, we’d gotten a hell of a deal on it. (Can you see Fit for Free? I sure can!)
7. Then the announcement: Guitar Hero: Metallica. For the Wii.
8. I figured… I suck at making music. I can hear something and tell if it’ll be a hit (or I used to do that, anyway, back in my radio days). But to make it? FAIL. Massive failure.
9. But still…
10. Guess what showed up on my front porch this morning?
11. Guitar Hero: World Tour
12. I had to set it up before the Opening Acts got home from school. You know, to make sure it works right.
13. What do you think? In an alternate fictional reality, are people anxiously awaiting Guitar Hero: ShapeShifter???

Be sure to see what other people are Thirteening about this week. Me, I’m going to pretend I’m Mitchell Voss… or, rather, watch the Tour Manager and the Opening Acts show me how it’s done.



  1. Lori

    March 18, 2009 10:44 pm

    I hear if you stand on the floor thing for the Wii that it will tell everyone in the room how much you weigh. Isnt that nice? Happy TT my friend:)

    Lori’s last blog post..TT #89

  2. Alice Audrey

    March 18, 2009 11:24 pm

    Of course they are waiting for Guitar Hero: ShapeShifter.

    My ds wants guitar hero. I’m making him learn electric guitar instead. So far so good.

    Alice Audrey’s last blog post..T13: Thirteen Chunks of Meat

  3. Adelle Laudan

    March 18, 2009 11:52 pm

    I’m so glad my girls aren’t into games. They drive me crazy enough with their taste in music. lol Fun list Happy T 13~

    Adelle Laudan’s last blog post..

  4. Hootin' Anni

    March 19, 2009 6:48 am

    This isn’t for me at all…I’m busy enjoying the great outdoors after the sun comes up each day. And crocheting and reading and cooking. No games for me.


    My thirteen is posted. Come visit and view some of my favorite personal photos I took of them….Clydesdales that is. Happy Thursday.

  5. Carmen

    March 19, 2009 7:49 am

    We here are addicted to Guitar Hero: World Tour. I am the drummer, Jim is the guitarist. We’re only on medium difficulty, but it’s so much fun! The Wii Fit was a hit for a while, but we got lazy. 🙂

    Carmen’s last blog post..Thursday 13 – Virginia Festival of the Book

  6. Brenda

    March 19, 2009 9:17 am

    Oh yeah, sign us up for the pre-order. We’d all love Guitar Hero: The Shape Shifter version. Happy TT!

    Brenda’s last blog post..Hello Green!

  7. Chameleon@EverydayTarot

    March 19, 2009 9:50 am

    I’m soooo not a Guitar Hero! I’m still working on getting through er.. Jewel Quest? Yeah.

  8. Lissa

    March 19, 2009 11:37 am

    The Wii Fit scares me because there is a balance board.
    My kids make fun of me enough as it is. Yet I still want to try it. I may look like a fool but I rock out and dance out to Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution. So I say “Get your groove on Girl”!

    Lissa’s last blog post..Thursday 13 March 19, 2009

  9. Rene

    March 19, 2009 11:40 am

    Funny, when I first heard over holidays that the next Guitar Hero was going to be Metallica, you were the first person I thought of. My kids got Word Tour but I haven’t played it. I took the Wii away from them. I like Wii Fit but I haven’t had a whole lot of time to play with it.

    Rene’s last blog post..Milestone Writer

  10. Rian Fike

    March 19, 2009 12:21 pm

    Yes, Guitar Hero: Shapeshifter is a best seller three steps over.

    Mine has squid:


    Rian Fike’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen: Tantalizing Tentacles.

  11. On a limb with Claudia

    March 19, 2009 1:01 pm

    Have you tried wii fit? I have friends that just love love love it! Me? I’d rather just workout. I’m glad you are finding ways to gently care for yourself

    On a limb with Claudia’s last blog post..Thursday 13 – Things you can do for honeybees today!

  12. samulli

    March 19, 2009 2:13 pm

    I gotta say all this WII Whatever stuff is totally lost on me. Same goes for Guitar Hero, I just don’t get it. Then again, my musicality is limited to listening to music, so I really never felt the need to pick up a guitar, much less one made of plastic, and start jumping around looking like … well, whatever. LOL

    samulli’s last blog post..T13 – More Etsy Love

  13. Courtney

    March 19, 2009 2:20 pm

    Haha, this made me laugh Susan. And, you inspired me to try Thursday Thirteen out for myself because it looked like a lot of fun!

    Courtney’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen

  14. All Rileyed Up

    March 19, 2009 2:28 pm

    I’ve only played Guitar Hero one time. I really feel like I’m missing out on a huge part of American culture.

    All Rileyed Up’s last blog post..Kathryn Fitzmaurice and The Year The Swallows Came Early (Plus a Giveaway)

  15. Shelley Munro

    March 19, 2009 2:46 pm

    I can just see the gleeful look on your face when you opened the package. Hubby and I have talked about getting a Wii. Just talking so far…

    Shelley Munro’s last blog post..February 2009

  16. Sandra

    March 19, 2009 2:59 pm

    Oh my!LOL!Thou I´m not a game fan myself,but I’m hearing so many good things about Wii that it may captures my attention!My kids would certainly love it cause they are huge game players!LOL!
    Oh!Btw…About that pic of me and the kids:It’s in Lisbon’s Downtown.We live across the Tagus River so we go to Lisbon quite often (hubby also works there).You may have recognized that Arch on the pic’s background from “Gulliver´s Travels” with Ted Danson.
    Have a great day!*mwah*

    Sandra’s last blog post..Happy Father’s Day!!!!!!!!

  17. Nancy

    March 19, 2009 3:08 pm

    LOL! You are too funny. My kids love this. But we have the X-box.

    I have a new place I am hanging my hat these days. Nice to *see* you. 🙂

  18. Thorne

    March 19, 2009 4:12 pm

    In an alternate reality? hell, I’m expecting it any day now!!
    My TTs (each different) are up at both The Eclectic Witch TT and Thorne’s World TT Search terms

    Thorne’s last blog post..13 Insane Searches that Brought Folks to Thorne’s World

  19. Janet

    March 19, 2009 5:28 pm

    re: #13 – you KNOW they are!!!

  20. Amy Ruttan

    March 19, 2009 6:01 pm

    I love Wii Fit! I haven’t played Guitar Hero yet, but I know my brother bought my kids some karoke for Wii. He’s bringing it when he visits next week. Oy.

  21. Eaton Bennett

    March 19, 2009 7:29 pm

    I am already obsessed with my lap top, photography and blogging. A Wii sounds like pure danger for me…I might get totally lost in it. And the thought of standing on a Wii mat and the whole room knowing what you weigh is a fearsome thing indeed. Happy TT. 🙂

    Eaton Bennett’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen – 11th Week of the New TT

  22. Celticlibrarian

    March 19, 2009 9:01 pm

    Or even ShapeShifter on Rock Band. 😀

  23. betchai

    March 19, 2009 9:27 pm

    I have not tried the Wii, but I know some friends who are die hard and obsessed with it, I am afraid I may forget about hiking when I get one, so I pretend it does not exist 🙂 .

    By the way, we will be in Moab on April 6 and 7, sadly, it will be a short stay there since we will move to Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion the following days since we will tour my niece to the Grand Circle (not all, only a partial of the cirlce.

  24. Bethanie

    March 19, 2009 10:28 pm

    No Wiis or Wii Fits in my house, but my daughter’s friend across the cul-de-sac apparently has Guitar Hero because my daughter – she’s SIX, mind you – started singing along to No One Like You by the Scorpians in the car the other day…. 0.0 I about broke my neck whipping my head around in disbelief!

    Bethanie’s last blog post..Watchmen

  25. Thomma Lyn

    March 19, 2009 10:36 pm

    Guitar Hero, ShapeShifter version? That would be way cool beans. 😀

    And Metallica for the Wii — y-y-yeah!! Rock on!

    Thomma Lyn’s last blog post..More Frog Eggs and a Bunny Benefit!

  26. julia

    March 19, 2009 10:39 pm

    We played Rock Band over at my cousin’s and had an absolute blast.

    julia’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen – 98 – 13 Pictures from My Mom’s and Sister’s Trip to Cuba

  27. zenmomma

    March 20, 2009 1:04 am

    It’s good to be a hero. Even if it’s only on the Wii. :o)

    zenmomma’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen – Going Random

  28. Vera

    March 20, 2009 3:51 am

    I want to have Guitar Hero.
    And RockBand.
    And Lips.

    But I don’t have a console. Haha 🙂

    Vera’s last blog post..Project 365 updates

  29. Anne

    March 20, 2009 9:38 am

    We love Guitar Hero World Tour. I hope you enjoy it!

    Anne’s last blog post..Happy Spring!

  30. Lesley

    March 22, 2009 10:46 am

    Oh! I want Guitar Hero World Tour! I don’t know why I want it since I wouldn’t have time to play it, but it looks so fun! Hope you enjoy it!

    And you could always write video games. 😀 My hubby is a programmer so I’m toying with the idea of a roleplaying/adventure game.

    Lesley’s last blog post..Pimp my Query Letter!

  31. JM

    March 22, 2009 10:48 pm

    I should be writing and not playing computer games.

    Trouble is, I quite like them. 🙁

  32. Petula

    March 25, 2009 5:45 pm

    :)… I’m not a big fan of computer games, but I play something about every six months of so. I guess it has been way too long since I’ve been here because I haven’t seen your new site design. I think it’s great!

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