Thursday, November 01, 2007

a pathetic tale

Hi. I'm Cindy, and I'm a computer-game-aholic.

Based on some pointed remarks at General Conference, as well as a few unfortunate incidents involving Minesweeper in the preceding week, I decided to take a break from computer games for the rest of October. And, I'm pleased to report that I've been mostly computer game free since October 8, 2007. (I say mostly because the secretary at work emailed me a link to a Halloween thing that ended up being a game of hangman, and almost before I knew what was happening I'd been playing hangman for a couple of hours. But other than that I haven't touched the stuff.)

This goal been difficult for me. A few weeks ago, I was going through some really painful withdrawal. And then I realized something. I only promised myself not to play games on the computer.

Like an alcoholic swigging down vanilla extract, I found a way to get my fix.

Snuggles, Little Bear, and Mrs. Bunny prepare for another rousing game of Seven Up.

I lost the game, but it was totally worth it.


todorojo said...

Wow! Mrs Bunny looks like a vicious Seven Up player. Look at all the candy he/she/it has!

todorojo said...

I read this and remembered the admiration I felt when you told me you had conquered Peasant's Quest.

rosie said...

It looks like you beat Little Bear at any rate.

Chatalita said...

Hahahah. I love the picture. You really are an adict. I can attest to that.

todorojo said...

Sorry for the plethora of comments, but I love this post. Curiosity prompts me to ask, what were the unfortunate events involving Minesweeper?

Cindy said...

To answer the last question first, the problem with Minesweeper is that it's like crack. Once you get started on it, it's really hard to stop. Like, my roommates could be telling me that the house was on fire and I needed to get out, and I'd say, "Only one more game. I'll leave the house after that. But I've got to finish this game first." Although this is only a figurative example and I didn't really end up in a house fire, I did neglect several things that I should have been doing because I couldn't pull away from Minesweeper. And that's a problem.

As the picture accurately portrays, Mrs. Bunny is quite the card shark. Little Bear not so much. Seriously, though, Seven Up is a good game to play with your stuffed animals because it's mostly about luck, not skill, and so the dummy hands have a good chance against you. That's the same reason that Skipbo was my solitary game of choice when I was a kid.