So the other day I wrote a blog post mentioning (again) the geekiness inherent in my family. Tamara commented that her family is big into the second WoW update, and I realized I hadn't shared that geeky story yet. Sigh.
Last week my husband David heard that 60 copies of the expansion pack for Burning Crusade/WoW was going to be available at Walmart at 11:59pm. Since David was one of the beta testers for "BC", and since the kids were going to be off for a "snow" day the next day, the three of them trooped up there at 10:30pm, to wait in line for an hour and a half, so they could each get their own copy. As luck would have it, Walmart also had 2 copies of the guidebook, so the kids each got their own copy of that, too.
(Never mind that David already pre-ordered 3 copies of the expansion pack AND the guidebooks from Amazon, and they would be shipped later that week. It simply wasn't soon enough - for him OR the kids. When the Amazon order arrives, he'll just return it. <roll eyes>)
THEN when they got home about 12:30am, David INSTALLED the software on BOTH his computer and James' so it'll be ready to go this morning. THEN he logged on "just to say hi to everybody...for an hour and a half." He stayed up until 2:30 the next morning playing "BC", and got up at 7:15 for a Linux certification class. Can you say GEEK?
The kids were up before I even left, practically vibrating with excitement. I told them they needed to eat something, get dressed, and brush their teeth before they logged on. You would think I had kicked their dog. I said to Joanne (9), "Geez, it's almost like it's Christmas morning!" Her whole face lit up, and she nodded vigorously, exclaiming, "You're RIGHT! It is!"
David spent about 20 minutes on the phone with me on my way to work, recapping the whole glorious experience.
And he had the nerve to say to me, "Ang, you should have seen the nerds at Walmart last night - I felt so out of place." Out of PLACE?? Oh honey, you rank right on up there with them. Just because you're wearing Dockers and a golf shirt doesn't mean you're not a nerd.
I wrote this "event" up and emailed it out to friends and family, and CC'd David, so he would know I was making fun of him. ;) He wrote back, "Not David. [His Shaman name]. For the Horde!!"
Sigh. At least I'll never run out of geeky stories to tell in my scrapbooks!