If I vanish from the Internet for a bit, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation. This year my wife has finally embraced the family’s digital recreation lifestyle. She drank the Kool-Aid. Or bowed to the inevitable. Or both.

The Boy got Super Mario Galaxy and the Girl got Pokemon Battle Revolution, both for the Wii. I got a Wii Zapper, which comes with Link’s Crossbow Training.

If that wasn’t enough, she actually got me an XBox 360, and all three of the games I put on my wish list (Call of Duty 4, Bioshock, and the Orange Box).

I may not surface until spring.

Merry Christmas, everyone.