December 1, 2008

WoW Does Time Fly

So I got the new World of Warcraft expansion for myself for early Christmas. It's a great looking game and a really good time. My younger brother plays, as you may remember, and we love chatting about life while we slay pretend ghouls.

I was doing OK on balancing my playing time since the release until Thanksgiving weekend hit. Normally, I spend an hour a night playing while I watch reality TV with Amelia as she Facebooks. On the weekend that climbs to 2 hours a day. But this weekend all Hell broke loose. I think I spent a total of 4 hours in the game on Thanksgiving, 3.5 hours on Friday, 3 hours on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. My playing time went down as my guilt went up. I had planned on putting up our lights and raking leaves on Friday or Saturday but crap weather, Amelia running errands, me being home alone with the kids and discovering after stepping on a scale that I am fatter than I have ever been created an insatiable desire to WoW.

I did try to balance my time throughout this long weekend though. Last night Amelia and I watched "Hancock" together. It was the first time in a while that we just snuggled and watched (without our laptops). I helped Aidan with his Wolf badge requirements. Bella and I read and played a lot. I wrestled with both kids (their new favorite pastime) every night. I performed my church calling. I fluffed the fake branches and put up the lights on the tree. I did loads upon loads of dishes. I fed the pets. And, even though I don't like our new cat as much as the rest of the family, I am the only one who cleans the litter box.

I hope to get to those leaves and lights this weekend.

5 comments:

Amelia Merritt said...

Keep in mind you did all of this, and I am grateful. The computer WAS on WOW the whole time we decorated for Christmas. You fluffed the tree with one hand while the other was on the table. Same with the lights. You got the top level but only because I had to go pee.

I think you are doing a good job considering. NOW will you tell Jared goodbye and come help me load my props into the car?? I have to be up at 5:00 am.

Josh said...

Don't you hate fluffing the tree? We decided to skip that activity this year and just get a real tree. No fluffing required!

Until I realized that I left the lights on the fake tree last year and had to set it up in the garage so that I could de-light.

Grrr...It was worse than fluffing.

The Grunt said...

It must be a curse to finally have some meat on your bones:D

The BC Fam said...

Why does the expansion always come out before the holidays? It needs to be in January when everything is more quiet and less busy. It's been 3 years in a row now that I dread expansion time! He's learned to balance it better though, guilt is a good thing!

Amelia Merritt said...

Email, if you wanna share a bottled soda with four of your friends, that's cool. But now we know about a little thing called back-wash. And it's gross.

And as for you, The 70's, my mom was told by one of your doctors that she could contract AIDS because she shared sodas, with "gays". So don't act like you're so cool up there with the 30's-60's.