Wednesday, 4 June 2008

A Word of Warning

Never, ever download a game from the internet to keep the kids amused during their school holidays.


Especially not this game:




...which you have to keep on for twenty four hours a day to make sure all the pesky little villagers have got food and shelter and are not dying of some tropical disease.

Oh, sure, it will keep the kids quiet. It will keep them out of your hair. In fact you won't see them for hours on end.

BUT - it will tie your computer up for days at a time, meaning you can't write any blog posts, read any blog posts or comment on any blog posts until at least one o'clock in the morning.

By which time, quite frankly, you're too tired to care.

Roll on Monday.

32 comments:

Katney said...

LOL

I have my computer to myself since all the kids have fled the house, have houses of their own and computers and kids, and my husband hasn't touched a computer since he retired.

Back in days gone by I couldn't get my tun on the Atari, though. (I'm old.)

scrappysue said...

welcome back! this is why we have 3 computers and 2 laptops - everybody (mostly) happy - even the villagers...

Amrita said...

Hi Jackie, I can 't open your page complete, but i can read your posts.Maybe the problem will correct itself.


A lot of graphics don 't appear.

Brad said...

Nice. Now you've tempted this boy - I may not be back for days

Jeni said...

That sounds vaguely familiar except in this house it is called "E-bay for car parts" and E-bay for kids (and adult too at times) clothing, two "my space" accounts, a "CafePress Mom" account with several links to mothers with children with autism, and then try to fit in one old lady with a simple blog and lots of e-mail correspondence, which all means, really, there is a severe need for at least one other computer, maybe even two. However, since the finances aren't there for even an old used second computer, it's just a fight for the chair and keyboard now!
Peace!

Kitty said...

You know what you need, don't you? You need your OWN poota! If TFOTL is still in the mood, get him to take a look at budget laptop prices ;-)

x

ChrisB said...

Now I know why you have been absent for a few days :)

Beth said...

I can sympathize - my kids use my computer so much that I had to get a laptop.

Renae said...

So glad you are back! I hope this doesn't mean the villagers are starving . . . ;-)

tootsie said...

Guess what my little ones will be doing from June 27th-September 1st!

(I'll be on the laptop Father Christmas brought me)

Misslionheart♥

Grit said...

so you're not tempted to home ed then and have them 100% of the time? i can't believe it.

Mac McLernon said...

Get them onto Ikariam instead. Almost nothing happens for ages, so it's easy to switch off and wait for the money to come rolling in!

Mrs. Fox said...

Now you've got to feel responsible for virtual children too?!

That's okay the hubby convinced me to play FIFA Soccer on the XBOX 360 last evening.

"You want to play again?" asks The Dude who just won for the second time.

"My thumb hurts . . . okay, one more time. Which goal is mine?"

Daryl said...

OY ... I hope none of 'your' villagers contracted any diseases from the strangers/aliens in their midst.

Thank goodness Husband who was given Myst has never cared to actually play it .. I understand it too is very addictive...

:-Daryl

Mean Mom said...

Oh, come on now! Show some commitment! You can manaage without sleep. Sellotape your eyes open and blog through the night. You know that your blogging fans are worth it!

Jennie said...

Noooo I want to know what the FOTL is after!! Tell those children I'll be around there to smack their leggies if they don't let you go on the computer more.

Sandi McBride said...

I can hear your kiddies now as you remove them from their virtual village to go blogging..."MURDERER!"...I'm not wrong, am I, lol
Sandi

Liz said...

Funny. My hubby downloaded a game on my computer at home, and now he's ALWAYS in my office. When we bought the house we carefully divided up zones (we're all about zones). He got the giant den with a fireplace in the back and I got the spare bedroom to make into an office/library. But now, he gets the den AND my office. So unfair.

Maggie May said...

Ha! I know this one, it takes forever! I thought you'd left the country!

Suburbia said...

Thanks for the tip! I HATE sharing!!

Cheryl said...

I kind of know what you mean. My son just bought a playstation 3 and his is online all the time that he is home. I can not get on my computer because it "slows his game down". He has left for the evening so I rush to get caught up. Great post!

meggie said...

Induces total addiction, then?

Lehners in France said...

Hi Jackie, I'm glad your OK. I don't need a game like that, I have Bob, he hogs the computer all of the time! Pud x

Mean Mom said...

Sorry! Me again! It's my birthday (7th June) and I'm having a 1950s virtual birthday party. You are very welcome to call by, if you have the time!

Maggie May said...

Surely its bad for their eyes and bad for your nerves. There is some very irritating music in the background to this game!
Ah! I get it! YOU are playing too!

blogthatmama said...

We threw two computers away when we were decluttering and now my laptop is loaded with irritating boys' games that have slowed it down massively. I'm wiping them off.

Expatmum said...

Think of me this coming week. My three kids finished school for the entire summer and, in a moment of maternal something or other, I decided to let them have a week lolling around before forcing them into camp activities. Aagh!

CrazyCath said...

Actually that's a relief.. to know you are ok and just banned from your own computer! lol

I am struggling to keep up but that is because real life takes over. How dare it!

Kimmie said...

Wow, Jackie, they must have really hi-jacked the computer...are you tied up and need rescuing?

;-)
Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Millennium Housewife said...

Answer to computer problem: buy yourself a laptop, chain it to your leg, stop washing MH

:..Rebekah..: said...

I can't keep my 9 year old away from the video games! What did we do when we were kids?! :)

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