Thursday, June 5, 2008

What A Surprise!

Oh. My. God.

Just when you think you’re having a perfectly normal day, nothing out-of-the-ordinary happening, somebody comes along and makes it a spectacular, memorable day!

Today, that someone was my wonderful husband.

I worked late tonight, and got home around 6:30. Iwanski and I ate some Chinese fast-food, and I settled in for a night of t.v. watching and perhaps a quick workout. (I’m trying to get all fit and stuff.)

All of a sudden, Iwanski appeared from the bedroom with a box and nonchalantly said, “Check this out.”

I looked, and I squealed. Iwanski got me the Wii Fit!!!!

Yes, that’s right. The moment I had been waiting for had finally arrived!—and what a surprise! I had no idea the Wii Fit was available in stores yet.

Well, it turns out it wasn’t.

I asked Iwanski where he had gotten it. His first response was “I got it from under the bed.”

“But where did you get it?” I asked again. “From under the bed,” he repeated.

This went on for a good two minutes before I insisted, “Where did you buy it?”

Then he made me guess. (Gotta love this man. He keeps me guessing, alright!) I guessed Target, Best Buy, FYE, Sears, and then just somewhere online—and for all of those, his reply was “Nope.”

“Then where did you get it?” I asked impatiently, my curiosity getting the better of me.

“I bought it from a guy at Starbucks,” he said.

“Shut up!” I laughed. “You’re lying!”

But it turns out Iwanski was telling the truth. He explained that he went online to Craig’s List, found someone who was selling the Wii Fit, and met the guy downtown at a Starbucks.

Who woulda thunk it?

Of course, as Iwanski went on to explain, he did talk to the guy for a few minutes to make sure he wasn’t a scam artist, and then he finally decided that the guy was alright and forked over the money. Apparently when the Wii Fit first came out, the guy bought a few of them and decided to sell them later for a small profit. I thought that was a pretty ingenious idea.

So long story short, I finally have the Wii Fit. And it’s everything I’d hoped it would be! I exercised for a full 30 minutes tonight, and it didn’t even feel like a real workout. I did yoga, step aerobics, balance games, and strength training. And I already unlocked some new games—yay! (So far the tightrope walk is my favorite.)

Now if I could just get past what the Wii Fit said about my weight and BMI…

Let’s just say that I’m motivated to exercise and eat right. And that’s a very good thing!

But most of all—and I’m sorry if y’all can’t handle the mushiness—but this wonderful surprise has shown me once again how lucky I am to be married to Iwanski.

I love him more and more every day.


Jason Boskey said...

Mushiness aside, I'm glad you got your Wii fit.

Don't worry about the BMI. Only Dan Winter uses it as a measurement.

sfoofie said...

(goes to put wii fit on my amazon wish list)

Diane said...

Girlfriend, Iwanski needs to teach classes on how to schmooz the ladies-- I so want a student of Iwanski!! :)

I can't wait to try the Wii Fit next time I come down!

Jason Boskey said...

Iwanski has set the bar too high for both himself and all other men with this move. Bad call!!!

Lorraine said...

That is superfantastic and now I want one more than ever.

Also, Iwanski is a big mush bucket and adorable. But then, he's got you to inspire him.

Miss Healthypants said...

Thanks, Bosk--but the BMI measurement sure did inspire me, I'll tell ya'!

Sfoof--I hope you get it! Then we can talk about it lots!

Boskey, it sounds like you need to be a student of Iwanski, too! *grin*

Aww, Rainey--as always, you're a sweetie! :)