Yes, a Wii. I couldn’t help myself, what can I say? I also picked up Wii Fit (which I’d had the chance to play recently) and Super Smash Bros. Brawl (friend code 1075 4346 0459). I’ll try to keep posting here every once in a while, honest. I have to post more of those product links to convince you to buy stuff off of my Amazon.com affiliate account this shopping season. Anyway, it’s Jon Stewart’s birthday, and here it is, your moment of zen, in the form of the friday5.org Friday Five.
1. What’s a profession you believe to be overpaid?
Professional athletes. I don’t mean the trainers and associated staff; I just mean the ones who get tens of millions of dollars every year to go out on the field or the court or the rink or the diamond and still find things to whine about.
2. Who’s a musician you believe to be overrated?
Seriously, I want to go back to playing my Wii; don’t make me spend thirty minutes here listing all of them. Let’s just go with Axl Rose here because he’s back in the press and I really, really never liked him.
3. What in your life could stand to be overhauled?
My room, because I’ve just been getting so many books and other things that there’s not much room for me any longer. (No jokes about my weight, darn it.)
4. What’s something interesting you recently overheard?
I overhear interesting things from my students all the time, but you wouldn’t understand them if you didn’t live in this part of the country, and I’m sure many of them could lead to libel suits, so I’m taking a pass on this one.
5. Who is the most overextended person you know?
Me. I’ve got so many things going on right now it’s not funny; getting that Wii might have been the best thing to do to keep me sane here. On that note, see you.