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My name is Jon Gibbs, though you probably know that since it says so on the top menu.  I'm a writer - at least, that's the plan.  Back in 2004 I moved from England to New Jersey along with my lovely wife and three delightful (or demonic, depending on what they've been up to), children.  

I love living in the US.  Everyone is friendly.  Even after five years, I'm still surprised when someone comments on my accent (something that rarely happened back in the UK :)). 

Writing and anything to do with writing is a given, but I have a life too, so I'm sure to spend plenty of time blogging about TV shows like Psych -   third season disappointing so far, The Closer - always a pleasure, and Doctor Who .  Then of course there are, books and movies to discuss, along with just about anything else that takes my fancy.

Right now I'm wondering if anyone else got the Wii fit board over the Holidays.  We started using ours last week.  I'd heard it could be a little cruel about its owners during the set-up phase, and I'm all too aware that  'I'm still carrying a little holiday weight', as Ross Geller from Friends would say, but I was still hurt when I stepped up to have myself measured and the words 'One at a time please' appeared on the TV screen.

To add insult to injury, it accused me of having the body of a 50-year-old man!  A scurrilous, and ridiculous charge since I never keep the bodies. 

The worst thing about the Wii is that it's so damned addictive.  I tire myself out on a daily basis in an effort to reclaim the 'highest score' spot from my teenage son, who promptly wins it back with a fraction of the time and effort.  If things keep going like this, I'll have to resort to other means.  After all, you know what they say:  'Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.'

Take care,


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Jan. 11th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
I was severely considering getting a Wii and a Wii Fit over the holidays... but then decided that I really didn't need more addictions to keep me from my writing time.
Jan. 11th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
The Wii Fit
In my case, if it wasn't the Wii, it would be Minesweeper, or chess.
Oct. 19th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
My dad used to say that thing about age and treachery all time when we were in martial arts together, but stopped after I started beating him at chess more than three out of five.
Oct. 19th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Lol, sounds like your dad wasn't using enough treachery :)
Oct. 21st, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
I'd kind of like a Wii, but I've been too cheap to get one.
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
They'll come down in price soon enough. I really like mine - I can stream Netflix through it :)
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
I'd need to buy a TV set to go with it, though. The newer of our two TVs is 15 years old and hasn't been plugged in for 7. :)
Oct. 21st, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
Lol, good point :)
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