I fell off the wagon, and landed on a mechanical squirrel

So I started playing video games again, and I feel like an alcoholic that’s gone back to the bottle.

Just over four years ago, I gave The GF (later to become The Wife) my monitor cord, and all of my copies of Quake 3 so that I could study for finals. I had come to realize that as long as I had access to a computer and video games, I was unlikely to actually get anything done. That tactic worked so well that I swore off Video Games entirely that Christmas. Since then I have only played the odd game, and rarely for more than two hours a week. Overall, it was working out well for me.

The Wife continued to be a big help during this time by playing single player games obsessively, and thereby locking up the game playing resources in the house so that I could get work done. However, this week she was out of continent (She’s in Russia) and she had given me a taste of a new game before she left. It’s not been pretty.

Today I woke up late (around 9:40) because I was up playing video games until 3 am. I had a shower, and then logged on to WoW to check my mail at 10:30 am. I logged out at 10:50. PM.

Over the course of the entire day, I drank three cans of pop, 4 cups of coffee and ate a cup of blueberries. I think that I might have had a glass of water as well. I thought about making some ichiban at one point, but decided that it would take too much time away from killing things, so I just didn’t eat. On the plus side, I moved from level 11 to level 18 today. And I have a pet crab, and I just learned how to make a mechanical squirrel.

The only reason that I stopped playing was because BIL came over and forced me to go to the liquor store with him. (He made me jog too! …grumble grumble…)

I think I’m going to have to cancel The Wife’s account while she’s out of town, or I won’t be able to get anything done.

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