Geek Girl, The organised chaos

Xbox Widow

At this very moment that I am typing this, the boyfriend is busily flexing his competitive streak and zapping aliens to death.

He, being the irrepressible geek that he is, had literally flown down to Funan Centre the night before to catch the launch of one of this year’s most eagerly anticipated games. All that prior coyness (“Dunno leh, might not go” was his answer when queried) was just an act, I knew he was dying to be one of the first in the world to lay his hands on it. That’s how geeky he is.

So off he went to Funan with the Popartgirl‘s beau in tow at midnight, these two crazy gamers. Mr Popartgirl has a history of queueing up in the wee hours of the night for the sake of a game – he had done so when Warcraft 3 was released, hence snatching up for himself and myself (gift for the boyfriend, obviously) a limited edition copy of the game. Anyway, having gotten the game, he (the boyfriend, not Mr P) decided that chatting up sexy, cyber chicks online while playing it would be a good idea and promptly signed up for Xbox Live as well.

Which is where we can probably find him now, sprawled on the floor like a little boy, with his eyes glued to the TV and his fingers madly pushing buttons. He is merely heeding the irresistible call of his newfound tribe, which consists of him as well. I have a feeling they might not emerge from this cocoon till yonks later.

When I lamented to the Popartgirl about my “widowed” fate, she asked me which rank I am currently at now. My analysis is a depressing one – I think I come in third after his Mac and his Xbox. And that’s an optimistic estimate.

Oh well, maybe I should rebrand myself as the “Gadget Widow” instead.

Update: Actually Halo2 on Xbox Live seems fun. Maybe I should get it too. But I have the lousiest sense of direction and aiming. Bah.

16 thoughts on “Xbox Widow”

  1. Actually, all the gfs and wives of the Clan should just get together and this would solve the problem. Heheh.

    After all, the earth needs saving, and your sacrifice is duly noted and appreciated by USMC.

    To arms!!!!


  2. but you are a gadget freak also what.
    Who knows, maybe there are times the boyfriend feels sad that he lost to an ipod mini?
    ho ho ho


  3. heh … yeah mabbe mb you can ask your wife to organise a clan’s wife/gf shopping trip while we frag each other crazy.

    ash – wait till she gets her own halo2 … or xbox live…


  4. hmm good idea.
    all the women should go shopping using the men’s credit cards.
    voila! problem solved!

    ash, hucks – yes, i am totally guilty. there was one night i stayed up till 3 just cos i had to complete the special, unlocked level of LOTR on Xbox.


  5. dun speak to les of LOTR, he doesn’t get that too…i just have to wonder why.

    Please kill me, all of you, or help me get a life. I’ve read and re-read the three Dragonlance trilogies like, 5 times? In the span of, say, 2 months? The popartgirl needs a life, or more social diversions…


  6. im hooked on Football Manager 2005..bought my very first original game cos i cant wait for the pirates to burn it ….heheh…hence my blog remains un-updated.


  7. Well I am in the unique position then they my wife plays XboX live more than I do and is more hooked on it than I am! I must be on the few men out there who can truly empathise with the widows. Of course my solution the problem is little different, instead of moaning about it (not saying anyone here is, but usually the widows are) I just went out got another xbox and a 42″ plasma screen for ME. That’ll teach them to take over the other one lol.


  8. Yikes!!!! Only after posting did I notice all the type-o’s in the previous posting! I’m not usually that bad.


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