Friday, January 23, 2009

I've been simming




I think I have compulsion issues.




I realized it might be a problem when I haven't written a word in a week, yet I've managed to stay up late every night playing the Sims 2. It's like once I get hooked into something, I cannot seem to make myself do anything else.




When I watch TV, it's on DVD and I tend to watch the episodes back to back to back. I discovered House earlier this year and my husband and I watched all available seasons in about two months. And do not get me started on Buffy the Vampire Slayer again. I completely disappear from civilization.




I got on an 80's movie kick not too long ago. And when I feel like knitting, I knit non-stop for a week or two and then want nothing to do with it for a year or so.




It's like I don't understand moderation.




So as I sign off to go play with my pixelated people (I'm breeding dogs to see if the puppy will look like Wiley), I'll leave you with this question: Do you get obsessed with your hobbies and get sucked in until you burn out? Or are you able to set aside a certain amount of time for your distractions so that you can still function in the workplace, school, or in your family?


P.S. I did manage to get my act together enough to be a proper guest blogger at Killer Fiction Blog on Saturday the 24th. Please come say hi.

9 comments:

  1. TV on DVD is my worst obsession, but I'm actively afraid of Worlds of Warcraft. I just know it'll suck me in and never let me go.

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  2. Amanda Brice9:11 AM

    I don't understand moderation either. I go through stretches where I will write 20 pages a day, then even longer stretches where I write nothing.

    Lately I've been staying up late reading. I love reading, don't get me wrong, but there's no reason I should be up until midnight to finish a book when i've barely gotten any sleep all week!

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  3. The Sims and I have a long and checkered past. They once sucked me in for an entire day in which I did not eat or leave the couch until I realized the sun was going down.

    The Sims have since been uninstalled from my computer.

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  4. Yeah. I complain about being tired and yet...forget to go to bed.

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  5. Is that your little sim person?

    Never really got into it. I guess I'm slightly obessive, but I usually manage to pull myself away for John Stewart at 10:00.
    So I'm obsessed with the Daily show.

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  6. Never got hooked on this but Assassin's Creed has eaten up some massive chunks of my life.

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  7. I am SO addicted to Sims 2. I started with Sims Castaways and it grew from there. I'm kinda like that with everything else also. I know how to do some of the most absurd things because of it though! I'm a jack of all trades.

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  8. I just love all their cute little absurdities. Like this guy wearing a thinking cap.

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  9. I'm not one for moderation, either--I become absorbed in stuff. I soooo feel your pain. LOL!!

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