Thursday, May 8, 2008

Oh, the technology!

In spite of my avowed desire to spend less time in front of a computer screen, I've been doing more of it lately. Apparently, I can't help myself.

First it was email and random websites. Then it was blogs. Then it was lots and lots of blogs. Then it was blogging. Then it was Facebook. Then it was Twitter. Oh dear. And when I mention that I began to salivate while looking at a Wii today, thinking of Guitar Hero and oh wow look at all of those games they look like so much fun hey I think Elise might like that one I'll bet this would be great at Christmas so we can have something to do together at home when it's raining out and it's just so pretty and little...

Yeah, out of control. I'll work on it.

4 comments:

Jaya said...

Admittedly, I'm not much of a video game fan (computer solitaire is about as far as it goes for me), but my Wii-owning friends have me convinced of the merits of Mario Party. That said, I'm still pretty much a luddite. Even endpins on cellos and those extra modern oboe keys make me nervous.

Linda said...

A co-worker recently visited a friend in another city. Her husband played Wii for hours there--until he started to have an epileptic seizure. He has had seizures in the past but had not had one in years, though he still takes mild medication. Then they read the warning on the box that pointed out that too much playing may cause seizures--or that folks with a history of seizures should not play with it. Just a word to the wise.

Roni said...

I have a co-worker who, being married to another teacher, is admittedly a busy person. They bought a Wii and have LOVED the way that it gets them to completely overhaul the way they use their brains at the end of the day. This co-worker says its silly and relaxing and just the thing to make her forget about nagging realities like job dissatisfaction, troublesome students and mountains of paperwork.

She brought it to school for a Friday after school drinks session in the staff room. The rest of the staff loved it, too, even the ones with hip replacements.

Peter said...

Yeah, I'm trying to be better about ignoring the shiny baubles of technology too. In fact, I've been so good about ignoring the interwebs, that I've just gotten around to reading this blog post!