I had been searching for a Wii for months.
It was supposed to be my Christmas present from my girlfriend, but that turned into Valentines, and she was about to declare it a "wheneverthehell I can get you one" present.
We had made a Sunday morning routine out of searching for a Wii. We would get up early, stand outside Target freezing our butts off until the lady would poke her head out of the door and say "no Wiis", drive over to Starbucks to get a latte (my persuasion to get her to come along), head to a few other stores for more rejection, then head back home depressed (well, I was. She was happy with her latte.) and go back to sleep.
Well, yesterday we broke the norm. We slept in, rolled out of bed late, and went to run some errands. On our way we were passing a Best Buy that had a line forming out front. I wondered outloud "Maybe they're standing in line for Wiis?" We were passing the exit but my gf grabbed at the wheel nearly killing us and said "Today's the day! I can feel it!!!"
We walked up to the line and a BB employee came over to me. "You here for a Wii?" "Yeah." "It's your lucky day. You got the last one."
I picked up Warioware and Zelda to go with my Wii. I was so excited I couldn't drive. Luckily I had my DD with me!
I have never had so much fun playing videogames in my life. Even my gf, who is not a gamer by any stretch of the imagination (You should have seen her die over and over and over again on world 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. on the VC. It was brutal.) absolutely loves it. We both sat there in our PJ's and played Wii for 8 hours - and I mean both of us! Whenever I died she would snatch the remote out of my hand so fast you would think it was my CC and we were at the mall! Way to go Nintendo! Thanks for making videogames fun again!