I'm really feeling it!

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Well, I tried, TAY—I tried to pick up a Wii U today. I had tons of other things to do while I was looking, though. I stopped by my school to check and see if they posted the books I needed yet (they didn't), got lunch with my mother after her big presentation, and got some grocery shopping done. While I was running all of those errands, though, I stopped by a few of the stores that I had heard had actually been selling copies early. All in all, I think I checked two Sears stores, a Wal-Mart, and a Target before deciding it wasn't worth it. I wanted to grab it before this Friday, since my dad's brother and sister are coming out for a while, and then the week after I start classes again, but it doesn't seem like it's meant to be. Oh well, at least I'll have more time to think about it.


When I was finally driving back from doing my grocery shopping, there were two things that were going through my head. The first thing was that my thumb really hurt since I almost ripped my thumbnail off from grabbing a stray shopping cart in an awkward fashion. The second thing was that I hadn't actually done anything that intensive for searching for something to buy since I was super little. I want to say I was around six or eight.

Remember when Monopoly was becoming a huge deal for a while in the late 90's and early 2000's and they had a set of Monopoly for basically everything? They had one for the Simpsons and I think one for Star Trek, but the one I really wanted was the one for Star Wars. And that was totally my birthday present that year, too. My mother and father called around to all of the toy stores and other random places that might sell board games, but came up empty handed.

For about a week, my mom would stop wherever she was driving and let me run in and ask if they had gotten the board game in yet, but that didn't get me anywhere either. It wasn't until my parents called some tiny Toys 'R' Us store that was about an hour drive away that they finally found it. After convincing my parents that I really did want it (and I played the heck out of it with my older brother, for the record), they eventually drove down and picked it up for me.


So, after that little story, it's time for you, TAY. Do you have any stories for your quests for toys? Are there any toys during your childhood that you were just completely dead-set on getting? It doesn't have to be a toy; it could just as easily be a hat, dress, or pipe. Let us know below!

Never had any desires in your childhood? Please nobody make a puberty joke, but other than that, feel free to talk about life, love, gaming, or whatever else might be on your mind. The Wednesday Graveyard Shift is now open!


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