Wednesday, May 07, 2008

My Studly Hubby's Big Date

Like most boys with a love for video games, my Studly Hubby rushed immediately out to buy Grand Theft Auto (GTA) when it came out a few weeks ago and has been happily playing every chance he can get. One of the new features of the game is that your player can hang out with women, and sure enough, my Studly Hubby got a date with 'Michelle' early on in the game. They went bowling. She's from the midwest. I'm not sure if I should be jealous or not. I guess they haven't gone on a second date yet because he's been so busy roughing up bad guys and making drug deliveries, but the second date is coming and he lets me know whenever he calls her to try to set one up (and one time she flat-out rejected him and he moped around the apartment wondering why). Apparently his co-workers and carpool found out about Michelle and they frequently ask him about her so that anyone who doesn't know better thinks he is really dating someone named Michelle.

I played GTA the other night and it turns out I'm pretty bad at driving a car with a video game controller. Every time I hijacked a car the cops came after me and instead of driving away from the cops like you're supposed to do, I drove straight into a nearby building or off the side of a bridge. This usually doesn't end well, even though the Studly Hubby was shouting commands at me to help me figure it out before I got caught by the cops (which never worked out). Finally the Studly Hubby took the controller away from me and got away from the cops himself, then handed the controller back so I could take my time learning how to use it while I weaved around the city streets and ran into trash cans and light posts. It was quite an adventure.

5 comments:

Eric said...

Have you suggested to him, that he may need to talk about his feelings more? on the big date?...

Just a suggestion.

Uncle KT said...

The "Michelle" thing is really funny. I love the story and the potential for people to think that he's cheating on you if they don't know better. The Star Trib just had a big article blaming all of society's problems on GTA 4...Kevin has one of the GTAs...maybe Vice City(?) and it's fun! I'm also really bad though.

I'd like to try this one though because I'd like to see if I'm good at dating on a video game!

pooja said...

Ha! My IM message this week has been "Derek loves Michelle"! As one of the said carpoolers, I enjoy being regaled with Derek's latest GTA adventures on the rides to and from work. So much more exciting than our normal lives!

J-Funk said...

eric - that's a good idea! Also he should probably try to buy her some flowers.

KT - I think you would be GREAT at dating on a video game! Me too. Although mostly boys designed the game so normal dating rules may not apply. For example, one time D set up a date with 'Michelle' but the game didn't tell him where to go for it so he had to call her back and cancel. Weird!

Pooja - yay, welcome to my blog! Thanks for backing up my story (see everybody! these posts are real!), and awesome IM message!

Peggy said...

I can't find your e-mail address. I used to have it, but then you left Minnesota. I just had some fun link to send you.