The girls got a Wii for Christmas, and after playing Wii Fit at my sister's place over New Year's, they elected to pool some of their Christmas money last week and buy it for home. I don't know if you are familiar with Wii, though you probably are, but for some games (on the Wii Fit and Wii Sports) you can create a character to represent you when you play. This is called a 'Mii'. Cute.
So Rae's Mii is brunette with green eyes, Leah's Mii has blond bangs and brown eyes, and my Mii has
grey blonde hair. You get the picture. The other day I was cleaning the kitchen and I could hear the Wii music and piles of giggles coming up the stairs from the basement. I called down and asked which game they were playing. Leah answered that they weren't playing, but were creating new Miis to choose from. The giggles went on for quite some time.
So, last night, I finally got around to setting up the Wii Fit balance board for the girls to play with. Squinting at the directions, I synched the balance board with the Wii console, and we were in business. Rae wanted to go first. When the selection of Miis came up on the screen to choose from, in addition to the Rae, Leah and Alison Miis were the following:
- A dark-haired, vaguely Beatles-looking guy named Rick
- A scary scar- or wrinkle-faced person with brown skin and pale blonde little-girl ponytails named Oyusa
- A guy who looked a lot like Graham Greene, with long grey braids and granny glasses called Hagerlot
- And finally, a tanned, spiky-haired guy with bulgy eyes and a very intense look on his face called:
wait for it...... BigO.
(I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.)
I nearly killed myself laughing, and the worst part was that I couldn't explain to Leah why the name she'd made up was so funny.