Forgive me the title. I couldn’t resist.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a brand enthusiast & ambassador for Nintendo through Brand About Town, and this weekend they helped me host a party for some of my friends and family to celebrate the new Netflix streaming for Wii. Did you know that you can instantly stream thousands of Netflix movies through your Wii with only a disc, that they send you for free? Well you can, and seriously, do it. It rocks.
Do you know what else rocks? Being a Nintendo enthusiast. Since I agreed to host this party (I know, it was a HUGE imposition) a super fun package showed up in the mail. Popcorn, candy (everything except the Junior Mints made it through the heat; RIP Junior Mints), a bunch of Wii points cards to use and give away, a subscription to Netflix, and a Flip video camera to record the event were all included. So thanks to them, my friends now think I’m way cooler than I actually am.
Once everyone showed up we feasted on Los Cucos, our favorite local Tex-Mex joint.
And then there was the delicious, delicious candy. I think I ate all the Raisinettes myself. I’m really not kidding.
If that wasn’t enough, my friend Maggie brought over cupcakes from Sprinkles. You can tell we enjoy our food over here.
Eventually I tore everyone away from the grub and started the gaming. First we went with Dr. Mario, which I chose based purely on nostalgia, since I spent so many of my formative years playing it. Then we moved on to TV Show King 2, which is a fun game show trivia game that everyone could play. Some of us might have gotten a bit competitive, and some of us might have named their character “Nugget.”
After all the gaming excitement we went to the Netflix website and chose the perfect movie: Raising Arizona. Most people are surprised to learn that our dog Eddie is a girl, but her name is short for Edwina, and this movie contains her namesake. We’re big Coen brothers fans around here.
All too soon, the night was over. But the fun is only beginning! (Nice cliché, am I right?) First of all, check out the video I made of the party. I am pretty proud that I did it all by myself. Be warned that a lot of attention is paid to the cupcakes.
And since I have this awesome video camera now, be prepared for lots more future video randomness. You’re welcome.
Guess what else? I totally have an extra Nintendo points card to give away. Good for the Wii or DSi, it has 2000 points which can get you 2-3 games, depending on how you budget. There are two ways to enter: leave a comment on this post, or tweet about the giveaway making sure to mention me (@kapachino) so I know you entered, or post a link to your tweet in your comment. I’ll draw for a winner on Friday night!
Oh, and y’all? Video games are totally not just for geeks.