Are there support groups for this?

I am not a gamer. In fact, we do not own any kind of gaming systems or consoles or whatever you call them. If I am out to waste time, I simply read gossip magazines or websites. And I blog.
But recently I have an addiction to the game Build-A-Lot 3. It's like a drug. I can't stop letting it defeat me. So I have to conquer it, one European town after the other.
And I have gotten to the levels where it is kicking my ass. Do I stop in defeat? HECK NO!
I keep going. Because I will prove that you can build a post office, 3 landmarks, 3 public services and 6 landscaped houses, all the while have $5,000,000 in the bank!
If you have not played a game in the Build-A-Lot series, here's why it has got me in it's grasp- it is kinda like real life!
And I figure since I'm not changing the world at my day job, I might as well make sure that I'm doing my best at something. Crazy I know. But it makes me feel better knowing that a virtual world has been improved because of me (haha).
Yes, it's an addiction. But I only play after the kids have gone to bed. And I'm pretty sure Evan finds it amusing that I talk to the laptop screen and feel angst over a stupid computer game.
But hey, we all have to have an outlet right?


  1. ha ha ha. I LOVE Build-A-Lot. Thank you Yahoo games.

  2. Be glad you don't play video games... Daniel has a Wii, and I realized I'm old when I constantly get clobbered at all the games on there. He can even beat me in a lot of the games. It's really depressing being manhandled by a 5 year old. Although the good news in all of that is it's a lot of fun to play with him and have a little bonding time, if you can call it that.