Tuesday, March 1, 2005


Early to bed and early to rise again for me today. It was very nice, although it was hard to make myself go to bed at ten last night. I kept thinking of all of the things that I could do, because I finished my household chores early, in order to go to bed. This is really a battle now, because I bought "The Sims 2" for myself when we got the new computer.

I have to admit, I am a Sims junkie. I owned the first game and all of the expansion packs. I played each one non-stop as they came out. It was odd because I'm not really a video game player, but this one just got to me. I had given away the first game and all of its add-ons when my daughter was born, because I knew that I wouldn't have time to play them (and if I found the time, I should probably be doing something else). I hadn't purchased the new one because our pokey old computer just couldn't handle it, but now...

Ok, it's out. Yes, I waste time playing a video game occasionally. I know, I'm an oddball. I don't know of any other grown woman of my acquaintance who plays video games, and there are many other more productive things that I could be doing with my time. But there you have it, that's how I unwind. You all can feel free to revoke my Mommy license.

I am much better about it now that I have a child though. I won't spend more than a hour at a time playing. I can't even say that about reading and writing blogs! Plus, my hubby is gone all night, and a girl can only scrub so many dishes and toilets (not with the same brush!) before you start to go a little crazy for conversation.

And before you e-mail me and say "Silly! You can"t have a conversation with a video game!", I know that. But you obviously have never played the Sims. It's kinda like a
little electronic doll's house, where the little people have jobs, and lives, and kids, and goals, and fears, and nosy neighbors, and pets, and... well, you get the idea. And I must say "Thank you Maxis!" for the new version. It is the best yet!

1 comment:

thicket dweller said...

When SimCity first came out for...was it Playstation? Or Nintendo?...my brother-in-law brought it to my house. I stayed up all night. Yes, I said ALL NIGHT playing that game.

I kinda felt silly at the time.

And now I miss it. ;-)