There's rosemary, that's for remembrance.
William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark



Monday, December 01, 2008

My name is rosemary and I am addicted to....

...Sudoku puzzles and playing Webkinz games. The fault for the Sudoku addiction falls right into the laps of my wonderful son Gil and my sweet daughter-in-law Mariko. Yup, it's all their fault. Totally. I am not responsible. (There is a reason for this post....you will love the ending)

When they were visiting in July, I showed them my Nintendo DS and Brain Age games. Gil had actually sent me the Tetrus game for my birthday last year. At the time of the visit my brain age was 34. I had been training really hard for months. The only thing I could not figure out was how to play Sudoku. They showed me. See? There is the reason I am consumed with playing those games. I have 2 Brain Age games and both have hundreds of Sudoku. I am 13% complete with the games......I am determined to finish all of them by my next birthday. Gil; Mariko; your fault.

THEN to make matters worse, during that same visit I bought a Webkinz Pink Poodle Pet for Sachi. A Webkinz pet is an actual stuffed animal that is registered online after purchase at the official Webkinz site. Sachi then had a real stuffed Poodle and a virtual one. That opens up games, question and answer sections and the ultimate......shopping for the virtual pet. Each pet has a room and anything for that pet and room that you can afford can be purchased. How do you earn Webkinz $$$$$$? By playing the games and answering the questions. I am sure there are other ways to earn $$$ but I am stuck in the arcade; specifically at the Cash Cow games, Quizzy's Word Challenge and my favorite Stack 'em Up Solitaire.

So, yesterday you could earn 40% more $$$ by playing Stack 'em Up. I played pretty much all day long. Didn't read any blogs, didn't shop for Christmas gifts, did clean between games and earned a ton of $$$$ for Holly, the pink poodle. See? Sachi's fault. Totally. I am sure Spencer had a hand in this too, but I can't figure that out right now.

Last night Gil called. I asked if I could speak to Sachi......she was taking a bath....we talked with Gil as the go-between. I told her all of the fun I had playing all day long. I told her I had fed Holly and as a surprise I had bought her a Christmas tree. Sachi told me one of her pets (she has maybe 10 pets) had a Halloween room because those theme items were on sale. She then said........here it is folks.....she had bought seven candles and a harmonica rather than a Christmas tree for Holly......at least I think it was Holly because all of us....me, Gil, Mariko and Steve who were on speaker phone were laughing so hard we were crying.

See? These 3 look pretty guilty to me.
See Holly on the pillow to Sachi's left? They both look guilty too. None of this is my fault. I was corrupted.

14 comments:

Jennie said...

My sister is addicted to the webkinz games too. Oops, I don't think we're supposed to reveal other's addictions are we. Okay, I am addicted to freecell. There. I said it.

sageweb said...

I love my brain age games. I made it to 25. I put it down to enjoy reality a little...I need to pcik it back up...I am a total addict...my brother has finished just about all of the sudoku games. he is really good

utenzi said...

Those sort of games hold no appeal for me, Rosemary. But I know plenty of people that love them. My downfall is mystery books and porn sites. *blush*

Chris said...

Those webkinz run wild around our house. I think we have about 40 of them between the 4 younger kids. I don't see the appeal. I do enjoy bubble buster though :).

kenju said...

I love crosswords, but sudoku escapes me. I simply can't do them.

Middle Child said...

remember my little girls like this in cold weather. Nice memories. Well I like playing Scrabble but Mackay's rules which means cheat like crazy - the intelligience part is spotting the cheating !!!

rosemary said...

Gosh, I thought everyone would crack up over the candles and harmonica.....what she bought was 7 candles and a menorah!!! A Temple Menorah at that!

jp said...

Menorah? NOW I get it.

Mom said...

Ah, you have an ecumenical grandchild.
I love crosswords and freecell. I am an addict.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I love crosswords and a few games on Facebook. So, now Holly has a Christmas Tree AND a Menorah? That could happen....

celerman said...

Not keen on Sudoku. But I have just introduced Martyn to the Chinese, Japanese, Korean game of GO. Apparently more unique game combinations than atoms in the universe, although who counted?

madretz said...

I"m so totally cracking UP! I didn't think it was a menorah, but I did think she bot the harmonica for hanukkah since they sound so similar! OR even a yarmulke sounds like a harmonica. 3 of my nephews are Jewish so I might have to get them harmonica's for Hannukah. If I do, then it's your fault. ;)

Miss Healthypants said...

You all are too funny! *smiles*

So we're both addicted--maybe I should play Webkinz and you should play more Tetris....or maybe we should both somehow tear ourselves away from our computers...

Nah, never mind. :) :)

Kimberly Ann said...

My obsession lately is reading Jane Austen (not as dull as it sounds, thank you) and then chatting about it with other dull (err...I mean exciting) readers who knit or crochet.

Ok, it is as dull as it sounds. But I dig it.