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This shouldn’t go online

I think it’s generally understood that most everyone has their geeky hobby, whether it be Magic Cards (Brett!), online comics (Michele!), or a preternatural fascination with Victoria’s Secret (Erin!). If it wasn’t, let it be now: God help me, I’m about to write about a video game.

But of course, the term “video game” doesn’t pay just dues to the majesty that is The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, which I received this morning from EB Games. I couldn’t even sleep last night, full of breathless, tingling anticipation like a kid awaiting Christmas morning. I woke up at 8:30, just to be sure that I wouldn’t miss the FedEx delivery and spend the remainder of the morning swearing at myself. I’ve been looking forward to this release for the past two years, and I wasn’t about to wait another agonizing day. I’ll only say that if you have a GameCube, you must own this game. It’s a moral obligation. On a scale of one to ten, I rate this one as “holy shit.”

Al came over around seven to haul me briefly off the couch, and to lend a hand in my tuna dilemma. What she suggested walked the fine line between genius and insanity: tuna fruit salad. The procedure for making this delectable dish sounds well meaning enough until you stop and think about the details. Take some golden delicious apples, red grapes, pineapple chunks, chopped walnuts, and a healthy dollop of chunk tuna, slice everything into bite-sized chunks, and mix together with a few heaping spoonfuls of mayonnaise. It sounded weird to me, and I expressed some skepticism walking to QFC to buy ingredients. “This is folly. We won’t survive this. No one in the long, proud history of culinary arts has ever committed a heresy of this magnitude. We’re doomed.” Al remained steadfast in her resolve, and we prepared the meal together under my muffled protests and whimpering.

Turns out she was right all along; it was fantastic. Imagine regular tuna salad, made with lots of sweet relish of course, and make it crunchier, sweeter, and chunkier. If you’d asked me a month ago how likely it was that I’d spend spring break eating tuna two or three meals a day, I’d have replied “not terribly likely.” Funny how life works out.

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