Girls Write Out
Thursday, January 25, 2007
WII WHEEE!
My sweet Donna has coined a new word in the Coble household: Wii injury. (The Wii is pronounced like WE). My baby girl Kara was the first to experience this phenomenon. She'd overdosed on Wii by bowling ALL DAY until late at night on the day after Christmas. When we went shopping, I had to rub her shoulder because she had a big knot.

The kids got me a Wii game for my birthday and we've been playing it every night. Watching my husband bowl, you'd think he was actually the bowling alley. He takes the stance, brings the controller up to his chest, turns his feet exactly the way he does in the alley. As the ball strikes the pins, he leaps and kicks his foot out like the ball is kicking over to get that last pin. It's a riot!

My own technique is a little more sedate. I also find myself taking my typical bowling stance. I loft the ball down the alley. And I also happen to the be the reigning champion of the Wii bowling game in our family. It's kind of cool to actually be GOOD at something! LOL

You want to hear something REALLY cool? Wii is supposed to help you lose weight and I HAVE dropped three pounds since Christmas. Now I am actually watching what I eat, but I'm choosing to believe it's all about the game.

And the fact I'm beating everyone's butt in bowling. LOL
Colleen Coble  
posted at 6:51 AM  
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22 Comments:
At 7:43 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

What a hoot! Is this how suspense authors plot? I'll bet you come up with some great ideas while blasting those bowling pins!

I like the losing weight thing! It probably works better than my current plan of one truffle a day as opposed to two. Sigh.

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Kevin does the same thing with his leg when he bowls. Of course, that's real bowling, not wii bowling, but I'll bet he'd do it with wii too. He's a good bowler, but I always tell him the only reason he beats me is because he throws the ball so hard, the pins see it coming and fall down before it ever gets there.

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Sounds like fun!

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Too funny! The only way to lose weight is to lose it having fun!

:) Rachel

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Sassy Style said...

I've got to get this game. Our family would have such a blast and I bet I could bowl better without the heavy ball in hand. :)

Audra
www.audrasilva.com

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh you WOULD bowl much better with the game! I barely break 100 in the real bowling alley. But I'm ROCKING with the Wii. It's sooo fun!

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger Sassy Style said...

So, I called my hubby and said "I need a Wii" (yes, we have a warped sense of humor) and he tells me I really don't. Then he sends me to this site:
http://www.wiihaveaproblem.com/

Some of this is fake, but I wanted to let you know to be careful. Apparently, a lot of accidents including injuries and broken things (like tvs) have happened thanks to the strap breaking.

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Sassy Style said...

It looks and sounds like a blast. Just be careful! Wow, some definite safety issues that hopefully they will solve because I think they have a terrific idea. :)
Then maybe I can get one, too. :)

They might do a recall on the straps and send out new ones - something to watch for. :)

Audra
www.audrasilva.com

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

LOL, Sassy! I knew about the broken straps thing. I could maybe see it happening if you're doing the boxing or something. We've never so much as dropped the controller though. I always use the strap but Dave doesn't even bother. Such a he-man. LOL

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

They've actually already done a recall on the straps and replaced them. Really, that site is all wet. Once you play with one, you'll see what I mean. Someone would have to be totally stupid with it to break anything.

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger Sassy Style said...

Oh good. :) I feel better lol. I'll have to mention the new straps to hubby.

Audra
www.audrasilva.com

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Get him playing golf or bowling and he'll be hooked, Audra. LOL

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Donna said...

What my very talented and gifted mother-in-law isn't telling everyone is that not only is she awesome at the bowling game, she has the very first Coble household HOLE-IN-ONE on the golf game! That is quite an accomplishment because the golf game is not that easy. She has beat all of us from the very first day we played. It is so bad that we automatically assume she will get first place, so we just compete against each other for second or third place! That says alot because there is a great deal of competitiveness when it comes to gaming in our family! It is so much fun and a great way to spend time together. We love our Wii!

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh you guys just met my Donna! She's a darling and I love her very much. She's always just as encouraging as she is in that little post. :-) See why I love her?

 
At 12:38 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Hi, Donna!!! Welcome to Girls Write Out!! Good to "see" you again. *g*

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Anyone who gets their MIL a Wii is pretty awesome, no doubt!! As for me, I don't need another hobby where I'm on my bum. LOL

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

That's the whole point of Wii, K! you're NOT on your bum! You're standing and actually doing the bowling or golfing or whatever right in your living room!

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

What in the world is Wii? I must be spending way too much time at my desk. I've never even heard of it. Is it a game? A diet plan? An exercise program? What???

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Wii is Nintendo's new video game! Only it's not one where you just sit. It's awesome!

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Welcome to the blog, Donna! Colleen says such wonderful things about you!

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Donna said...

Thanks! I read the blog quite often and just could not resist posting a response this time! LOL Diann and Denise - if you are ever up for a Wii tournament you will have to let us know and we can arrange it! It would be a blast! It gets pretty wild around our house and everyone has their own "strategy" - its great fun!

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

Bowling without having to rent the shoes. Nice!

 

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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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