Sunday, June 20, 2010

Open Letter to my Wii Fit

Dear Wii Fit,

I think we should take a break. Lately I've been feeling smothered by you.

When I bought you and installed you in my living room I didn't think I was making a commitment to visit with you every day. In fact I'm sure that was never part of the setup or configuration. I did share some intimate details with you like my weight, my age and my fitness goals but we never agreed on how often I would visit you.

But somehow you had that expectation well-programmed onto your hard disk. You expected so much more than I could give and I couldn't find a user setting where I could re-set your expectation.

And now it's like every time I go to see you you say, "Oh! It's been a long time since I've seen you!"

A week is not a long time! You see me more than my own mom.

Let's not be bitter as we part ways. Let's focus on the good times we had together. Remember the time you told me my Wii fit age was 28? That was so sweet. Or the time you remembered my birthday.

Okay that was about it as far as happy memories with you.

Anyway, just remember - it's not me, it's you.

I'm keeping the cat.

- melanie

11 comments:

globalgal said...

Could you cc a copy of this to my wii fit? :)

Melanie Gao said...

Just sent it. :)

BTW I have a friend with the same nickname as you. She says "GAL" stands for Goddess at Large.

Sin-Yaw Wang said...

I have not turned on my Wii Fit for over a year now. She would be so mad at me...

Melanie Gao said...

She has probably filed a restraining order against you, Sin Yaw. :)

itsmichellechu said...

hi melanie! i've been following your blog for a little over two months now. long enough to feel like a stalker for not commenting until now. i just wanted to say that i love your writing. i spent the past year in Beijing (now in the US but possibly returning to China) and i love hearing about other expats' experiences. looking forward to more stories!

~ michelle

Melanie Gao said...

Nice to have you here Michelle! Stalkers are perfectly welcome here. :)

globalgal said...

That is awesome and I'm stealing it! Love it!

cherimarie said...

LOL! Love it! I think 'she' or is it 'he' will understand!

nicole said...

Shoes: I'm commenting here in reference to your comment on Boo Mama. I love Michelle D shoes from Dillard's. Cute, comfortable and affordable, in my experience. You can get them online if you don't have a store in your area.

Melanie Gao said...

Cherimarie I'm afraid you're wrong. My Wii is a male and he's been sulking under the sofa for days now. I feel a little bit sorry for him.

Nicole thanks for the shoe recommendation! There are no Dillard's in China but my mom and dad live in Alabama so I'll will try some Michelle D's this summer when I'm home. The prices are so reasonable. If you have in fact found the perfect comfortable, good-looking shoe for under $100 then ... then I don't know what I'll do but it will be something good. :)

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