But really quick I just have to tell you guys about this game that Alexandre has on his cell phone. It's called Bouncy Mouse and it cracks me up! It's so sickeningly cute and it looks like it's meant for toddlers, but Alexandre insists that it actually is a challenging game. (I couldn't get past the first level. My fingers are too fat for touch screens. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)
The point of the game is to launch this adorably adorable mouse-in-the-shape-of-a-ball around a Mario-Bros.-looking level until you get to the end of the maze thing. But along the way, you pick up cheese and avoid bees (...? a common enemy of the mouse?) until you successfully reach the cat at the end of the level.
But just look at this thing!
Look at that little face!
When you beat a level, the mouse makes this RIDICULOUS little squealing sound. The more points you've garnered, the longer the mouse squeals. Alexandre and I have started making this sound during conversations. We use it to mean "yay!" or "that is exactly what I wanted!" You can hear a short version at the end of this video:
Isn't it hilarious?!?!
But by far, the best part of the game is that the mouse seems to win hats when he accomplishes certain cheese-collecting tasks. We're not sure if all of the prizes are hats, because Alexandre has only won one so far.
Well, according to this picture, some other prizes (a.k.a. 'secrets,' a.k.a. 'a bad collocation translation from Chinese to English') include another hat and maracas. But look at that! A ball-shaped mouse in a sombrero!!
I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING.
I dare you to get through this video without at least chuckling to yourself a little bit:
So much cheese! So much bouncing! Rainbows coming out of the mouse's tail!!!!