The Xbox Kinect Debacle – The Prequel…or Sequel

Note:  I wrote this before deciding to pen my two part Xbox Debacle series.  Now that I read it again, I realize that I am even more of an idiot than I was last year.  But I’m still 25% certain that I can pull this gift off…

Now, how could this go wrong?

I have great confidence that Cap’n Firepants does not read my blog.  Such great confidence that I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  I already got him one of his Christmas presents.  Well, it’s for both him and Dimples.

You gotta see it.  I’m only telling you about it because I already bought it so I don’t have to worry about my zillion blog subscribers making a run on this amazing product and the poor company not having enough in stock.

Here, watch this.
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Super cool, huh?

I actually showed this video to Dimples and Firepants and they oohed and aahed so much that I immediately made a mental note that this was going to be in one of the boxes under the tree.

If we have a tree.

The presence of Wonderbutt this year might inhibit some of our festive decorating traditions, including the tree.  But that’s okay.  I’ll just keep the gift in my dry-cleaning basket where all good gifts go.  No one cares that I apparently have more dry cleaning than clothes that I own.

Although it would be totally awesome if I could inflate it the day before and fly it into their midst on Christmas day.

Can you imagine the look on their faces?  Can you imagine the look on Wonderbutt’s face?  I am totally going to record this.

I love Christmas.  I don’t even care if I don’t get anything.  I just want to scare the crap out of everybody.


Posted on November 1, 2011, in Cap'n Firepants, Dimples, Family, Humor, Relationships, Wonderbutt and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. I have always wanted an airswimmer!! Ok, I lied- I have never heard of it, but it looks really neat. My kids would LOVE it. I think it will be a huge hit with Dimples and Cap’n. where would one store an airswimmer?

  2. I love this. I can’t wait to see your video from Christmas morning. I noticed though, that the family with all the kids in their house stole my couch and coffee table.

  3. I want one!!! I must google it and see if it’s available over here!!!!

  4. This was a fantastic post! I loved the video and your narrative!!!

  5. So fun! I love getting my shopping done early. We’re scaling back, and we’re just doing a big family gift this year, and it’s already tucked away in the not-so-secret hiding place.

  6. This is maybe the coolest thing ever.

    • I KNOW!!!!! At least I think it will be. I promise I didn’t buy it because I thought it would be a great gift for me. Really. It’s for the kid. Mostly. But I may have to spend an hour or two demonstrating how to use it properly before I hand over the remote.

  7. Good that you got one before posting this. I am going to buy one right now.

    Hey, any other ideas for Christmas??

  8. I don’t know why that last comment posted as “anonymous.” It was me.

  9. writingandrecovering

    I’ve never heard to that but it sounds cool. Good luck!
    When we first got my cat she decided the Christmas tree was a real tree and we’d come home to broken ornaments on the ground. Now that she’s old she use lays under it because she thinks my little brother can’t get her there.

  10. This is way to cool and I am not sharing this with my 12 year old, otherwise I will never see him again, but I would love to see the reaction of Wonderbutt on Christmas day. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on it.

  11. I love this! I always thought it would be fun to invent a remote control rattle snake to scare the hell out of people.
    I might have to steal your idea. Do you mind?

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