Video Game Dates

Dear Optimists,

I sometimes think a great date consists of sitting around playing video games. My personal favorite to play with the girlfriend are the Lego games, especially Lego Harry Potter.

Last weekend at a yard sale I got us Mario Kart and a Nerf shooting game – both of which we played this weekend. I warned the girl that I STINK at Mario Kart (no clue why…I just do. I could probably play for days on end in a sad attempt to get better and still suck). I also warned her I usually start yelling at the game in frustration.

It took me about five minutes of playing to start yelling. She found it hilarious. But at least I didn’t throw the controller…I guess I’m growing up.




Author: den

More often than not, people wonder what I'm up to. I'm a people watcher, and love to tell a stranger's story, as I see it. If you see me reading or writing in a coffee shop, there's a good chance I'm making up a story about you at that moment. I'm a visual person who loves finding inspiration in my surroundings, and believe that sometimes the smallest detail can tell the majority of the story, if you have the sense to recognize it.

12 thoughts on “Video Game Dates”

  1. This is so true! What you said takes me back to when my boyfriend and I first started going out — our dates were highly revolved around the arcades and eventually home video games! And to this day we still do that on our day outings ^o^
    It’s definitely wonderful having a partner who will play video games with you and share the same love for it.

    1. Agreed! it’s nice quality time. Plus you can make it “Loser kisses the winner” or something so it leads to making out. πŸ™‚

  2. I love Mario Kart so much! I think it is the only video game I don’t suck at. I have a friend with two sons who somehow got the impression that I love video games, and they are always begging for me to come downstairs to play – or watch them play – whenever I’m over. The mom has to have talks with them about whether I am coming over to hang out with her or them…

    1. πŸ˜› I’m so easily distracted that I was reading Den’s comment while typing my own, so “Mario KART” became Mario Golf!

      (Thought I think there is actually a Mario Golf games… That Italian plumber has been in EVERYTHING!)

      1. Super Smash Brothers is a BLAST! Love it! And I’m glad I distract you! It has to mean my writing is good…I hope πŸ˜‰

  3. aww too bad I can’t relate. except for the Mario Brothers. I love that game.

    what gives me a lot of frustration was the Battle City. Everytime I get dead, and my papa keeps on upgrading and I have to start over with one fire, it gets so frustrating. How come men are so good at it? I miss that game.

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