Great posts :) My 8 year old seems to always have way more lives than I do when we play New Super Mario Bros.
I'm thinking we need to buy some new Mario games for the Wii, too... I love Mario Kart, but I need to get my pride back. LOL!!
Pull out the classics and dominate! I'm with you on HL... I'd love one to be a little closer HOWEVER I'd imagine more money would be spent than when I have to buy online... With all of the shopping in your area, you'd think it would be no problem to put a HL in there somewhere.
I'd kick some butt at Super Mario 3. LOL! We only have the Wii now... I sold my old 8-bit Nintendo at a garage sale. :(
There is a Hobby Lobby in Spokane.....but maybe you can find one on that side of the mountains...if not....come on over!