Monday, December 10, 2007

My Lost Sunday

If you tend to get sucked into playing games on the computer, don’t read this post. Here, go look at this picture of a tiger underwater. (It makes that face to close off its ears and nose. True story!)

Okay. I found online Scrabble. At first, I thought you could just play it with friends, but no sirree, Bob—you can play against the computer. All I have to say is that I’m in big trouble because willpower is not my strong suit, and by the time yesterday was over, I had a sort of sick feeling from extreme overindulgence. I don’t even know why I did it for so long. Playing against the computer is anti-social; it’s bad for my posture and my eyesight; I don’t even want to think about what I could have done in the time I wasted.

After dinner, I stretched and said, “I’m heading upstairs.”

“Scrabulous?” Brandon said.


“Hey, at least you’re building your vocabulary.”

“I know,” I said. “And that’s going to be great for my college applications.”

But I slunk off and did it anyway. Today, the weaning began.


Anonymous said...

I know you told me to forget you told me about this, but I did sign up. I had to sign this solemn oath that I would not quit any games. So I was afraid to play a game, because I'm sure I'd have to quit! But if I can play against the computer, it would be OK, I think. I didn't know that was an option!

Your comment thingie is weird today.Usually I can choose anonymous and then put in my email address and url. But not today. This is Jody.

BarbaraCA said...

Oh, gawd. Why did you TELL me?

Libby said...

I try not to play scrabulous (or bogglific, have you found that one?) against the computer. It sucks up enough time playing against real people.

Caroline said...

I didn't even know I could play the computer... That's trouble, right there...

jessica said...

Weaning? The computer cold-turkeyed us when we logged off!

I play against the computer all the time, on a different program that's someone's odd beta site called "man in blue."

And still, you beat me. Even at half a game. You're too good to quit.

Jennifer said...

Oh, I'm just quitting against the computer. I'm all for playing online against people. (When you play agaist the computer it actually says you're playing against "Robot," which started to feel like a sad episode of the Jetsons.)

Jessica, I think the game ended. There's a button that says "archives" and I found our game there. You know, in case we'd like to study it for our own edification.