Wednesday, April 30

King Boo

So remember a while back when I called double dating online playing Guitar Hero was the ultimate in nerdiness?

And also I said in the same post that I'd be lying if I hadn't considered doing it before laughing my hole off.

Yah. Um. Considered it. Did it. Now I don't want to stop.

OK - so it's not Guitar Hero but all the same...

Damn you Mario Karts. DAMN YOU.

Damn you couple we know who loves to play as much as we do. DAMN YOU.

Wait - that's not nice to damn friends, is it?

I'm really not the expert considering I spend all my time in front of the video games instead of the real live friends. You know who actually have to be in the same room, nay - city as me. But whatever. I need to consult Miss Manners on this one.

Anyhow - like I have time for this new addiction.

I don't but since we picked up damnable Mario and his driving buddies at the release this past Sunday (omg that just screams nerd) , I can't stop playing.

Long after my bedtime, I'm found racing around the Flower Circuit and saying "just one more race". It comes with a wheel folks, a wheel - and I drive it like a tractor for some unexplainable reason - a tractor (wtf is up with that?).

Such a nerd... such a horrible horrible nerd girl I am.

And yes, King Boo is my favoured race character.

Anyhow, I've pledged to myself to save all my bloggy related time stuff for the evenings save for important emails (and reading gossip because that can be classified as stress relief - celebrity news makes me feel very normal - and it's also research, I need to understand the new 90210 dynamic ya'll).

Before I just grabbed as many online moments as I could during the day but nah, this new approach of waiting to the end of the day makes life less stressful.

It also means I'm not visiting more than a few blogs a night which sucks because I feel completely out of touch. Ack. What else is new?

And in a really weird way I feel guilty for not going out and visiting much this past week and instead taking the time to chill and hang out with family. How f**ked is that? I think I may be addicted (hey, maybe I can have someone stage an intervention and it will turn into a party).

Now that would be cool.

I'll get over it.

And fade to black on babble.

18 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

See, now if my wife reads this post I am never going to get a console game. She believes I spend too much time between my PSP and blogging as it is.

Thanks MB. Thanks a lot.

Assertagirl said...

I miss SuperNintendo and Super Mario World. sniff

for a different kind of girl said...

It's this blurring the lines of life that makes me stand in front of Rock Band while at Target and debate how much I truly need real life friends, anyway.

nomotherearth said...

Well, I'm now curious about the game, thank you very much. And my husband DOES spend too much time on Playstation already.

Heather said...

I have the same problem with Webkinz games and PS2 The Sims.

Flutterby said...

So far, I have managed to avoid the pleas for Mario Cart for the Wii. The kids have it on their DS's and love to play it against friends. Hub was the one who commented on the Mario game and how it was cool that it come with a wheel and I was SO afraid he was going to tell me to go buy it Sunday but so far he hasn't. It's only a matter of time though, I am sure.

Backpacking Dad said...

If only I could get my wife to play video games...any video games...

They're pretty much out of my life at this point, except for my Gameboy Advance (which has Super Mario World, Assertagirl...it's part of Super Mario Advance 2), and I only bust that out on long train rides.

All those gaming hours...

Mandy said...

I just wrote about our Rockband addiction and the meltdown of our xBox.

Addictions are a cruel cruel thing.

Whit said...

My wife loves video games, so we play now and again- when we're both home and have time. We haven't gone online with it yet. Sounds fun.

Mac and Cheese said...

You may be a nerd girl, but I get the feeling that you might actually be "ruler" of the nerd girls. That's something, isn't it?

Mayberry said...

This is why I have to stay far far far away from video games!

MamaMo said...

I can sympathize -- I finally kicked my "Neopets" habit.

growingapair said...

Oh, we got it this weekend too and I am totally in love. I love Mariokart. There. I said it. I do.

If lovin' MarioKart is wrong, I don't want to be right.

the mama bird diaries said...

Wait... you are hanging with real, live present people instead of your bloggy friends? Dude, what is wrong with you?

And I'm all about the new 90210... so I look forward to your analysis.

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Mr. C and I are still considering getting a Wii but after reading this, maybe not! Like we need more addictions.

  said...

There was time when the Nintendo DS, which Santa grudgingly delivered, was operated only by me. To play Ratatouille. Puhleeze. I think however that Scrabble and crosswords are worthwhile obsessions.

Chag said...

I used to play Super Mario Kart for the SNES all the time. One of these days, I'll break down and get a Wii.

Probably a week before the next generation system is released.

Stimey said...

Mario Kart...

My husband and I used to waste hours--no, weeks--on the Nintendo 64 version of that game. I was Bowser.