Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Hi. My name is Maren and I'm a Rock Band addict.

It's true. I'm an addict. I love this game. For those of you who haven't tried it, you have to. Do whatever you need to do to either purchase the game yourself or find friends who have it. It will be well worth your time.

I'm in no way a video game junkie. In fact, i really don't like video games at all and for that exact reason, never really fit in with my siblings growing up. They all like to play video games and were actually good at them. I, on the other hand, believed my brother when he told my friend to jump down a "special" tube in mario brothers because there was an extra world down there...really, he just wanted her to die so it could be his turn. I'll play an occasional tetris and other than that, i'm solely a watcher. But, I love Rock Band.

I love the guitar, i love the bass (completed a song at 98% accuracy on expert level!) and i love, love, love the drums. I could play them all day. I even like the singing. The game is totally liberating...and i'm convinced we will have a generation of awful garage bands because every person who plays it feels like they are actually good enough to join a band. I spent my saturday with a few other couples playing this game for honestly 6 hours. No worries. We took care of our children as well (they actually got really into it...bobbing their heads and dancing to the music), but it is really that addicting.

p.s. we had a contest of boys vs. girls to see who was better. we played 3 rounds each...and the girls won every time. nice.

14 comments:

Uffens Family said...

The first step is admitting you have a problem...good job Mare!
I bet you are wild and crazy on those drums...never played, but now I want to :)

ashley said...

Ditto! Love the drums... first time we played, it was for 6 hours on Christmas. Can't wait to visit my in-laws again, you know, for my drumming skills sake.

B, C, & D said...

Ha! How fun that you have rock band. We totally want it. We've got Guitar hero and love it, but we think Rock Band looks soooo fun!

Carolee

ed and kelli said...

okay you are officially a nerd... and can i please hear ryan sing???? 10 days till i come! yeah!

dani said...

It's okay Maren. We do the same thing with Guitar Hero. Hours wasted. What is up with all these reality games though? My baby sister has pets on her Nintendo DS and she sits there for hours talking and petting these pictures of dogs.
Well, let us know when your band records their first CD!

chrisbrems said...

and I thought Ryan retired his vocal career after concert choir, glad to see his voice is kickin and alive.

Benson & Jaimi said...

Woah, we both had Rock Band-related posts at the same time. We too are addicts, so we probably won't be good influences on eachother.

Amber said...

hey chica! Leah is SO CUTE!! What a hottie...just like her mama! Love the rock band stuff. My husband REALLY wants the Wii. I am the meany and said no. But, we did just buy our first home! More later after we close! Love ya girl. PS I've lost 8 lbs since Jan.1. YEAH!! Billy still rocks my world.

*The Corbett 3* said...

I am totally laughing right now! You are one funny girl!

B, C, & D said...

Hey Maren, I got Rock Band for my birthday! You guys totally need to come play when you visit in the spring! Although we just got it yesterday, I too think I am addicted.

Carolee

Balderson's said...

Hey guys, we just found you have a blog too (obviously)! Anyway, have a good day

Julia Wade said...

while i have not touched any of those games, can i just say WE'RE GOING TO CHINA!???!!?!!! woo hoo! and your daughter is fabulously beautiful, ps!

megan said...

Mar...

I'll challenge you to a guitar duel online (if you have a subscription). I'm okay at the drums. I definately like guitar the best. Jeff and I play together all the time, but I can't find anyone I know to play me online. Tell me if you have it!

-Meg

ryan, maren and leah said...

meg,
i am really not dumb enough to sign up for a challenge on the guitar with you. i remember high school all too well...and how quickly you learned the real guitar and how miserably i failed. we actually don't have the game (ryan said he wanted to get it for me for valentine's day, but we don't have an x box or play station either, so it would be pricey!)...but whenever we get it, i will for sure play with you online. i didn't know you could do that! let's play when i come in april.