when we moved to thailand we chose to leave behind most of the stuff we owned that required electricity. we just didn’t want to mess with the whole voltage difference. but… there were a few – two – things that we weren’t willing to do without and that couldn’t easily be replaced. one of those things was this (the only other one is the bose, which we have yet to hook up because we needed another converter, but it seems i might now know where i can get one)…
the wii. the wii that i waited in line in the freezing cold for like ever to purchase the minute it was released. it was a combo bh’s birthday and family christmas present. just what i always wanted. and it has provided us with hours of entertainment and distraction. and we love it. alot.
now in order to make it work here it is very important we use one of these
not using one of these power converter things would result in the end of the world as we know it. and that resembles something like this
or possibly this
either way it doesn’t matter. there are somethings that are good deep fried or cooked over a campfire, you know donuts, chicken, shrimp, french fries, hotdogs, marshmallows, and the list goes on and on. but it does not include the wii.
so when we (that we doesn’t include me) returned from penang – i mean i returned from penang but i wasn’t involved in the catastrophe that followed – and went about reconnecting all the electrical type things it seems a step was missed.
it seems this
got plugged directly into this
which was then plugged directly into this
one small little detail was left out.
resulting in an odor, one that smelled a lot like melted wii innards. which is probably exactly what the end of the world will smell like.
and as most of the world knows these things are expensive. and on top of that they are difficult to come by here in chiang mai. and if you do manage to come by one it is way more expensive than in the u.s.
and i just read finslippy’s wii post and have been moved to tears knowing that i’m no longer able to have that kind of converstion with our wii… oh, wii, i hardly knew you.