Let me just preface this by saying I am not exactly what you would call technology-trendy.
I've never posted on YouTube.
I don't have a Twitter account.
And I'm pretty sure you will never find me involved in Second Life.
This was also true for me as a child.
I missed the MySpace rampage.
I never owned a Giga Pet.
And the lure of video games was completely lost on me.
So it should come as no surprise that when I received an e-mail from a co-worker informing me that we had a Wii in the staff lounge, I wasn't exactly clamoring for the first use.
(A far cry from my immediate outburst of sheer joy every time they announce brownies/cookies/cake/donuts anythingwithamilliondeliciouscalories in the break room...but I digress.)
Curiosity eventually got the better of me, however, and I eventually found myself meandering towards the lounge, timing my visit just right so the lounge would be empty and I could embarrass myself (for once) without any onlookers.
I decided to give bowling a whirl because seriously, how hard could it be? It took me a couple times to figure out which button means "Go" (I mean, really...it's the 21st century people. Stop labeling big gray buttons "A" when it is basically the all-knowing ENTER BUTTON. I don't think it's too much to ask. Rant over.).
But eventually I got the hang of it and started bowling up a storm! Strike after spare after strike after spare...I'm going to be honest, I was AWESOME! I became an immediate fan of the Wii and knew that the fun couldn't stop with just one game.
I decided to continue my Wii experience and through a series of various tests, discover my Wii Fitness Age. First baseball, then tennis, then bowling again, I did my best to bond with this newfounded piece of technology and embrace the entertainment wave of the future.
After the tests ended, I stood there waiting for my score to be calculated.
I felt energized.
I felt trendy.
I felt barriers breaking between me and the modern world.
The Wii does its thing and the result?
Wii Fitness Age: SIXTY-THREE?!
I freaking hate technology.