Happy Valentine’s Day to me

It’s another single Valentine’s Day for me. At least the shipments of two of my online orders coincided to work out so that I got two gifts for myself: Wii Play and the latest version of my Honda GPS Navi DVD. Yeah, I’m a big geek.

I get my shipments sent to work so I don’t have to worry about my packages being left at my apartment or having to pick it up from the leasing office at inopportune times. This worked out so I could load up my new Navi DVD to try it out on the way home.

The test to see how up-to-date the map data is was the 101 S/85 S on-ramp in Mountain View. The construction completed last year so the route is slightly different. The DVD included the new route. Woohoo! Another test was the address of one of the post offices in the area. The previous version had the street as being incorrectly North. I went to the wrong address not just once, but twice. The current version has it correct.

Wii Play is a $10 game (considering that a Wiimote is worth $40 and the set is $50) with 9 minigames. There’s a modern version of the classic DuckHunt, with more objects to shoot. I like the air hockey game, though I am yet to win a game. There is a racing game where you are on a bull or cow. The control is pretty simple, although if I veer off course, it’s hard to readjust. Maybe it just takes some getting used to. I wonder if the control in the game is how it would be in Mario Kart, which I am looking forward to… it’s the reason why I got the Nintendo DS Lite. I suck at the pool game as much as in real life.

I spent Valentine’s dinner at work (free Google food) with coworkers who consistently crack me up. I’m not talking about giggling. I’m talking about laugh out loud, throw my head back hilariousness. Having dinner with great company and getting two long-anticipated items (one was pre-ordered, the other was on back-order) made for a fun, albeit non-romantic, Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you single people and couples. :)

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