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Monday, May 23, 2011

Mah gamer edumacation

Before I met Mister, I didn't really play a lot of video-games. I'd basically been playing the sims since the first version of it came out in 2000. That's a long time ago. I remember before the sims 1 came out, I read a review of it in a magazine. I kept that magazine hidden under my mattress, the way juvenile boys might hide porn. Although I would like to point out that I didn't use it THAT way.

Nowadays I'm undergoing serious gamer-edumacation. Typical conversation in our household involve things like: "hunni, would you mind throwing a hand grenade over there?" and "nice headshot!"

I also have idiot moments. Like when I was playing Mafia II. You're supposed to be a scary mobster, and you drive around in a car and commit crime and whatnot. Mister sat next to me while I played, explaining how the cops might take notice of me if I ran a red light, and stuff like that. I was driving around like a good girl. Then at some point I had to steal a car. Next thing I knew, I was in a high-speed car chase with roadblocks being put up and people screaming and flailing as I drove past, with a tail of flashing police vehicles behind me. For some reason it didn't occur to me that this was not the time to stop at red lights. Needless to say, that didn't end very well for me.

A couple of nights ago, I had a really weird dream. Not that there's anything new about that, as you probably know. In this dream, Mister was having an argument with a gang of thugs. I was "helping" by running around behind them, cutting the thugs' Achilles heels with a pair of kitchen scissors while going "snip, snip! Snip, snip!" I'm never playing 'grand theft auto' before bed again, ever.

5 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Ah, you hopeless romantics!

haphazardlife said...

Aren't you both the cutest things.... I guess it's generational right? Yeah I'm that old.

Big Brother said...

Snip, snip, snip... rather frightening in a Chucky kind of way. ;o)

secret agent woman said...

My kids play online games but they bore me to tears. I don't even like listening to the boys discussing them.

choochoo said...

Jocelyn - I know, I know.

Jazz - that you are :P

Big brother - cept I'm generally a better conversationalist, even when I'm asleep.

Secret - lol. Well, at least you have a garden and whatnot to keep you plenty busy :D