Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Addiction or There's an App for That

Ok, I admit that maybe I need to go into a virtual 12 step program to get me off "Farmville". I got on Facebook last year. Now I find that I have to see what is going on each day. And I thought Twitter was bad! I was addicted to that too. I even had TweetDeck which chirped every time a new tweet came in. My grandsons kept asking where were the birds.

This year I started playing "Farmville" a little more. Last year I didn't really do too much. Now it is serious business. I have to work my crops and do all the work around my farm. Sometimes I get the help of arboritists or farmhands. Mostly it is me who has to do all the harvesting. Oh, and I can't forget the co-op either. Jeez. Who know that simple games could be so addicting. You can apparently get "an app for that" for just about anything including Facebook games on any "smart phone." There is even one which will "analyse" a baby's cry to tell you what is wrong.

I find myself thinking every day that I need to go back to writing. Then I have the urge to see what is going on at my farm or my Hotel City, or my Social City, or my Mafia Wars, or Pet City, Happy Aquarium, etc... Get my drift?? I am beginning to think my life revolves around the games instead of real life. On the other hand, sometimes the games are more fun. I don't have an app for that on my phone... can't play games in the car. Of course the cops would not take too kindly to that anyway.

I used to laugh at people I knew who spent a better part of the day playing games instead of doing housework or cooking or anything else for that matter. Then I wondered what would happen to me if I didn't have the ability to play these games? Oh dear, can I stand one day without them? Uh...well, aw come on, just one game! Maybe the fun will wear off soon. Oh crap! Last time I looked my crops were 98% ready to be harvested. Can't let them go to waste. Gotta get thos coins so I can make my farm bigger. Sigh. And so it goes. There's gotta be an app...for quiting. Right?


cube said...

My daughters are into some farming game (the name escapes me now), but I have enough on my plate with blogging. I can't imagine doing both.

maria said...

You are really addicted Jill!

But I am addicted to Squidoo and Gather, which is also very time consuming.

But it beats cleaning....


Ananda girl said...

I managed to side step Farmville, though I have a farm... I have a pal that works it for me. I don't know why!

Like Cube, my plate is so full of blog world that I can't get my head out of it long enough to comment on my FB regularly. My name is Ananda Girl and I am a blog addict!

Unknown said...

Well, the first step is admitting it! ROFL! Yup I admit it. I just have to learn to "mulit-task"!

maria said...


Multitasking is a "good thing".


Kannan said...

Good blog.