So, naturally, I spent most of it sitting on my ass playing The Sims.
My god, that game is a time suck! One minute you're thinking "Hmm, I'll just put it on for an hour or so, kill a bit of time before I have to meet the gang for brunch", and the next thing you know six hours have passed and you just spent the last two of them trying to convinces a couple of very reluctant computer generated people to take proper care of a toddler.
But it's not like I can just leave the poor little digital dears to their own devices! Who will help them cook so they don't burn the house down? And remind the kids to get on the school bus so they don't get sent to military school? And make them go to the bathroom when they're doing that funny little crotch-grab dance that reminds me so much of my three year old nephew? Hmm?
No one, that's who, unless I sit there and direct them like the benevolent dictator that I am.
But seriously, why do I play these games? They're complete wastes of time, and I know that, so why do I keep loading them up? The Sims, Diablo, Farmville, Bejewelled, World of Warcraft, Tetris, they're all the same. I get nothing from them, nothing to show for my hours of investment. Sort of like high school. (Just kidding kids, stay in school)
Really, I should just take a stand and reclaim my spare time. Make a clean break, uninstall all the games from my computer and start afresh. I am the mistress of my own fate! I can choose how and where to spend my time! I don't have to be be controlled by these digital forces who are out to suck up every free second with their seductive graphics and mildly interesting storylines!
I'll do it next weekend ... or the weekend after. Definitely by Easter ... maybe ...
By the way, don't forget to go enter my Geeky Competition. Unless you're not a geek ... in which case, no judgement here. It takes all kinds, after all.