Crispy Gamer

My Sister Annotates Blazing Prattles Ep. 21

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I just had the following, unsolicited instant messenger conversation with my 15-year-old sister (pictured, right). Typos and misspellings have been left as is intentionally. Instant Messenger handles have been changed to protect the innocent (and my sister).

Listen along to the podcast

(15:11:48)
MySister:
do
people realy take 45 min out of there day to listen to u and 2 other
nerds talk?

(15:11:58)
Me:
Haha
(15:12:12)
Me:
You don't
need to sit and stare at a wall as you listen

(15:12:33)
Me:
I suspect
most people put it on in the background when they're exercising or
web surfing or something

(15:12:59)
MySister:
i
enjoy exersizing to video game chat

(15:13:03)
MySister:
i
find it energising

(15:13:16)
Me:
/sarcasm
(15:13:22)
MySister:
uh
huh

(15:13:27) Me:
=P
(15:13:56)
MySister:
U
MENTION ME!?!?!

(15:14:02)
MySister:
wtf
(15:14:14)
Me:
Well I
guess someone's listening

(15:14:19)
Me:
What did I
say... I don't remember?

(15:14:21)
MySister:
...there
is no air conditioning at camo monroe
[Ed. Note: In the podcast, I discuss my sister taking her DS to her cushy, air-conditioned summer camp.]
(15:14:29)
MySister:
u
said i take my ds

(15:14:31)
Me:
oh, yeah,
haha

(15:14:37) Me:
You don't have AC?
(15:14:45)
MySister:
and
some other nerd said they hope i dont have a fire accident

(15:15:05)
MySister:
and u
said im realy ruffing it with the air conditioning

(15:15:16)
MySister:
only
4 places in camp have ac

(15:15:24)
Me:
I'll issue
a correction IMMEDIATELY

(15:15:34)
Me:
That is
four more than our camp had, Little Ms. Roughing It

(15:15:35)
MySister:
1 the
dining hall ((it doesnt ever work))

(15:15:52)
MySister:
2
foundations (( u cant go in unless u have it))

(15:16:00)
MySister:
3
health room

(15:16:12)
MySister:
4
canteene

(15:16:20)
MySister:
and
it like the dining hall is never working

(15:17:52)
Me:
So there IS
air conditioning at camp

(15:18:01)
MySister:
none
that works

(15:18:09)
MySister:
or is
worth the walk up the hill

(15:18:11)
Me:
You said
only one doesn't work

(15:18:21)
MySister:
dining
hall and canteene dont work

(15:18:29)
MySister:
whats
king kong?

(15:18:34)
MySister:
i
want 1000 pts

(15:18:41)
Me:
haha
(15:18:48)
Me:
It's the
game based on the movie from a few years ago

(15:18:56)
Me:
A mediocre
game, but lots of easy achievements

(15:19:05)
MySister:

ooOOoooO
(15:20:28)
MySister:
"
i find achevement points a facinating insite into someones game
style"
[Ed. Note: Gus said this, not me!]
(15:20:31)
MySister:
NERD!
(15:20:56)
Me:
Oh man I am
totally sending this IM conversation to Gus and Evan

(15:21:03)
MySister:
go
for it

(15:21:26) Me:
You don't find Achievements to be a fascinating
insight?

(15:21:43)
MySister:
....no

<Three minute digression to discuss Lego Rock Band removed>

(15:24:05)
MySister:
wth
is wii motion +

(15:25:03)
Me:
I guess we
should have explained that

(15:25:14)
MySister:
yea
mighta been smart

(15:25:15)
Me:
It's an
add-on for the Wii Remote that makes it more accurate

(15:25:44)
Me:
So it can
detect how you swing the sword, rather than just figuring out that
you shook it to swing a sword

(15:25:55)
MySister:
ehh
(15:26:07)
MySister:
no
need

(15:26:16) Me:
We forget sometimes that not everyone listening is
immersed in this stuff

(15:26:34)
MySister:
whats
wii sports resort?

(15:26:47)
Me:
Sequel to
Wii Sports that comes packed with Wii MotionPlus

(15:26:51)
Me:
Coming in
June

(15:27:01)
MySister:
it
should have gymnastics

(15:27:12)
Me:
It might,
for all we know

(15:27:21)
Me:
They've
only announced 4 of the dozens of games in it

(15:27:31)
MySister:
oooh
(15:27:42)
Me:
I don't
know how gymnastics would work, tho

(15:27:51)
MySister:
is
there going to be another xbox

(15:27:59)
Me:
Eventually...
(15:28:09)
Me:
Not before
2011 if I had to guess

(15:28:16)
MySister:
ooh
(15:28:37)
Me:
You can be
sure they're working on it tho

(15:28:53)
Me:
Gus says to
tell you "I'm a geek not a nerd."

(15:29:19)
MySister:
....whatever
he wants to call it -_-

(15:29:40)
Me:
Some people
insist there's a difference

(15:29:43)
Me:
I guess not
you

(15:29:56) MySister:
whatever helps ya sleep at night
(15:32:24)
Me:
So is the
podcast worth taking 45 minutes out of your day?

(15:32:33)
MySister:
eh
(15:32:45)
Me:
How could
it be better?

(15:33:04)
MySister:
uhh
(15:33:11)
MySister:
as
some more funky music

(15:33:15)
MySister:
explain
things

(15:33:35)
MySister:
dont
compair everything to a can of worms

(15:33:39)
Me:
funky music
makes everything better

(15:33:45)
Me:
What do we
compare to a can of worms?

(15:34:02)
MySister:
idk
but u just said it like 9 times in the same sentence

(15:35:37)
Me:
Really
(15:35:37)
Me:
?
(15:35:46)
Me:
What am I
talking about?

(15:35:51)
MySister:
i
dont remember

(15:35:56)
MySister:
it
was like 5 min ago

(15:36:15)
Me:
Do you
remember what you had for breakfast?

(15:36:21)
MySister:
i
didnt

(15:36:26) Me:
That makes it easy
(15:36:34)
MySister:
yup

<Digression into Xbox Live Uno removed>

(15:43:23)
MySister:
lol u
just mentioned me again

(15:44:02)
MySister:
saying
i had a hard time buying all the stuff

(15:44:14)
Me:
You
did

(15:44:17) MySister:
i kno
(15:44:25)
MySister:
whats
a wireless bridge?

(15:44:44)
Me:
It's a
wireless router set up to relay a signal from another wireless
router

(15:44:52)
MySister:
ooh
(15:44:59)
Me:
A little
cheaper than the official wireless thing, but harder to set
up

(15:45:12) MySister:
lol
(15:45:26)
Me:
Hey, can I
post this conversation in our blog?

(15:45:35)
MySister:
yeah
(15:45:40)
Me:
Cool
(15:45:42)
MySister:
show
me when u do

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-->(15:54:39)
MySister:
what
the hell getting to mars?
[Ed. Note: This has to do with Gus' ridiculous continued fascination with Noby Noby Boy]
(15:55:01)
Me:
Oh man
where do I begin

(15:55:08)
Me:
We talked
about it in an earlier podcast

(15:55:09)
MySister:
oh
man

(15:55:25)
MySister:

ok
(15:55:30)
MySister:
ill
leave it at that

(15:55:44)
MySister:
bbl
going to take a nap

(15:55:53)
Me:
Night
(15:55:55)
MySister:
send
me the link with the convo when it goes up

(15:55:58)
Me:
will do