Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Lately I have come to the conclusion that I have an addictive personality. Thank heavens I figured that one out without having learned the hard way on anything dangerous (should I say thank heavens that gambling was illegal in South Africa for so long that it didn't play any role in my developing psyche? Who knows...)

It all started with guitar hero (no, I am NOT addicted) when I mentioned to Chief Goth that it was a good thing that I didn't have it at home because I would do nothing else. She said that t wasn't a problem for her because she really doesn't have an addictive personality. I noticed that by the end of a guitar-her evening I would always stay for 'just one more song' until I was at least an hour late to be getting home and my family would be nervous wrecks sitting at home.

Than last week Luke, Laura and I ended up playing on a WII at a new coffee place on campus and I realised that as much as I had very little desire to play 10 pin bowling, by the end of it I would have stayed there for the rest of the day quite happily.

Last week Luke showed me how to win at Hearts, which was a lot of fun, with both of us yelling at the computer a lot. A few days later I decided to watch a DVD before bed and ended up playing hearts instead For HOURS. Although apparently I'm not the first to fall victim to the evil game.

So I guess I will just have to stop myself from ever buying any for of video games, and I will have to exercise restraint on my laptop. My desktop is safe because after a nasty run of solitaire addiction I deleted all the games (as well as some mildly essential operating files, oops) about a year ago!


Captain Smack said...

Video games do have a dark side. Virtual Reality Addiction is a growing problem. It's almost as bad as Reality Addiction. I myself am a big fan of Anti-Reality Addiction, mainly because it costs less, and works better with my schedule.

Carlinn said...

My boyfriend works in the gambling industry and its actually a good thing because it totally puts you off. I get dont get addictions rather passing fads. i get bored to easily. :)

Janine / Being Brazen said...

Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery :)

I get addicted to video games very seldom - thankfully


Candice said...

Um... *shuffles feet* I have a confession to make. I haven't played Hearts in years, but after last week with you and Luke, I spent the weekend playing the silly game! You're not alone! Maybe we should start a support group?