With the holidays last month and having almost two weeks off work I really wasn't online a whole lot other than manically searching websites for a Wii. Finally after talking to a friend of mine at our Holiday Wine Party he told me there was a scheduled shipment of 60 consoles going to Electronic Boutique in El Cajon, about 15 miles from my house. After going to sleep at 3am, Alissa woke me up at around 6am and told me to go get my Wii. Still recovering from the former nights activities, I drove to El Cajon, found the mall and got in a line that looked like it had already passed 60. With disappointment beginning to creep in once again I then realized that I was standing in the Gamestop line not EBs. I turned the corner and was greeted by another, shorter line, excitedly I jumped in and about 10 minutes later I was holding in my paw the number 41 and two hours later after waiting in line I had the Holy Grail of video games.
After obtaining my Wii I spent a lot of time offline, mainly because I was playing it, but I'm going to get back into the swing of things and do some more updates.
Other than the Wii another notable mention is I finally joined the EFF and renewed my FSF membership. I've been wanting to join the EFF for a while now, but before didn't have the financial wiggle room to put down the 65$. Thankfully the UC system doesn't want to lose it's IT folks to the private sector and gave us all nice wage boosts and I can make these memberships a reality.