Friday, May 18, 2007
Addictions are as close as your neighbourhood garage sale
My wonderful wife left me with 2 boys at the soccer field while she went and found a treasure trove of gently used Math U See and saved us about $300. While saving money she found me a new waste of time: Age of Empires III. She bought it for Son #1 and I to play to "learn history" and examine empires from the inside. (Do you like my rationalization?) I do give dear wifey a hard time when she is blogging at 12:45 am. It was at that exact time when she told me to shut down AOEIII. I didn't even realize what time it was.
My answer: "I lost all track of time because I was in the Imperial Age and I just bought two fishing boats and an exploration craft called a Caravel."
The real bonus was that I saved the game and shut the laptop. While I was sleeping my happy little villagers were up 50000 food and 300000 wood. Civilization while you sleep! What a wonderful world. I gulp as I say this "Thank you Microsoft for building a wonderful world."