Thursday, February 04, 2010

Mama's ABC Soup - Letter A

Mamas ABC Soup
This post brought to you by the letter A

Addicting Games:
Hello, my name is Miranda, and I'm addicted to online games. Seems I have a very addicting personality when it comes to online games. It started a few years ago with Neopets. No, I'm not joking, stop laughing. I played religiously for about 2 years. Then, I found GaiaOnline and off I went on a new amazingly addictive adventure (like how I'm using my 'A' words there?)   I played and played... and just like the other games - I dragged anyone I could over there to create an account and become my friend. I actually had my own graphics shop on Gaia, where I'd create banners or profiles for people and they 'paid' me with gaia gold. I played Gaia until everything started costing 'real' money. Then I found pogo. Wow, I thought, this is the place to be! I convinced Mr. Man to sign up - then I got Loue into it too. I didn't want to be alone!! I couldn't stand the fact that no one else knew what Phlinx was or what I meant when I bragged about how many pigs I'd popped in Hog Heaven Slots.

Then one of my friends begged me to do the Facebook thing. I had a myspace and thought that enough. I finally caved in and signed up, however, and instantly regretted it. What were all these invites and gifty things for farmville and mafia and crap?! I hated it! I didn't want these games, I wanted my friends to play pogo with me, damnit! I held off for about a month. I look back now, and I'm actually pretty proud of myself for managing it for that long. After hearing about this farmville thing for waaaay too long, I finally got fed up and clicked the button to start a farm. Bam. That was it - I was hooked. Since then, I've spent countless hours moving animals, building barns, and harvesting trees. I click on eggs. I'm hurt when no one comments on the eggs I post to tell me what they got from it. I plant flowers, veggies, fruit and grains... I brush kittens and fertilize my neighbors land. FV came out with a tractor that you can only get from playing Mafia Wars. Sign me up baby!!

Sometimes I can't believe myself, and somewhere - deep inside - I'm ashamed. I know that I have bigger worries than whether or not my plants wither, but sometimes.. sometimes it doesn't seem to matter. I have to physically pull myself away from whichever game I'm playing and look around my house. I see the piled up dishes and the fact that I'm still in my pjs and it's 4pm and Mr. Man will be home in an hour and I haven't done a damn thing all day long! It's disgusting. It's one of the big reasons I started a blog in the first place. I needed something that I could do to relieve some stress, have some fun, and then walk away from.

Farmville never ends ... but posts do.


  1. Awesome! You're not the only one who was once addicted to Neopets - is it still going strong? I spent a large amount in junior and senior high school playing Neopets. :)

    Stopping in from SITS.

  2. HA! Now every week because of you I have to figure out what's going on on Pogo! Yup your fault all your fault! Oh for shame!

  3. Can't really relate because I'm not really a gamer person. Lest you count Pacman. Hehehe.

    And ooh, very very NOICE design. Yay you!

  4. I play on line games too. I like Lexulous and other word games on Facebook. Not into the Farmville thing at.all.

    I'll play with you!

  5. haha I get pulled into xbox games all the time!!

  6. Thank you so much for this. I'm officially your newest follower and am off to talk you up on my blog!!!


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