Thursday, March 06, 2008

"Discussion"


I would like to preface this with a statement. I think we are equal on this subject. I only make the argument to show that there is little difference between the two. Thank you.

Ok, so the other day Nik informed me that in a while (possibly a year or so) there would be another WOW (World of Warcraft) type game coming out that he wanted to play. If you don't know WOW, that is fine, I actually envy you a little. The post should still make sense with out the knowledge of Hit Points, Mana, and Quests.

I told him that was fine, I just wanted him to put a limit on how long he played each day so that I would not lose him for days at a time, to this game. He said he would, but said that he would still want to play it all the time. I reminded him of the days of WOW when we were dating and how little I got to see of him when he was on a high level quest or playing online with friends. He laughed and said that it was like when I watched Gilmore Girls. I laughed and said that it was no where near like when I watched Gilmore Girls.

To make an already long story shorter, the basic argument from Nik was that yes, he may play games a lot, but at least he changes up the games. He doesn't jut play one game all the time. Sometimes its a video game like Madden, or Rock Band, or Ping Pong. And sometimes it is a computer game like Age of Empires or ....(sorry Nik, I can't really think of any of your other computer games). But I ALWAYS watch Gilmore Girls. Nothing else.

I laughed at that, because I watch tons of other shows! Trust me, I watch a lot of TV. He said I didn't watch any new shows, but I am watching the new episodes of One Tree Hill and America's Next Top Model with Vivian every week. I even get out the house to do it. Plus, I watch a bunch of shows on the Style Network, like Clean House, or How Do I Look, and on TLC like What Not to Wear. And I have developed a taste for the BBC as well, I like You Are What You Eat and Bargain Hunt. I very rarely watch two of these shows in a row, and honestly, I don't want to. I get bored.

We argued back and forth about whose time-passing habit was the least pathetic. I talked about how he is basically dead to me when he plays games, and how I will always change the channel if I am watching a show Nik doesn't like that has more than 10 minutes left. He talked about how he will play the games I like, or don't hate as much when I am there watching, and will play on the computer so that I can watch TV.

I really think that we are even on this one. We just like to argue. What do you think?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think nik is right!

Sugar Fairy said...

I think that you two argue for the sake of arguing. ;)

I had to laugh at the comment about how at least nik "changes it up" with playing different games. Time spent away from the wife whether it be on just one game for hours or MULTIPLE games for hours- makes no nevermind! It's the TIME you spend on *any*thing away from your honey that matters.

*steps off soapbox* ;)

Stephanie and Dan Lauritzen said...

lena wins. because i am pratically a widow to "command and conquer"

ps lena, you can come crochet with my brothers anytime....

Nik said...

I am glad one person agrees with me....I am the victim here! lol

Nik said...

PS Command and Conquer is an awesome game!!!

Jessica said...

Slade version of the same discussion: Spencer = tower defense games
Jess = Friends.

Mimi said...

ok this one is hard You can be even if you are doing it at the same time or if its ok with the other one.....Its not ok to me when I will stop watching Gilmore Girls to talk to Jason but he is basically in a whole new world when he is playing certain games....If they get mad because you ask them to get off or to talk to them, then its not ok to me

Kathy said...

Ok, I'm torn here. I like to play games all the time too. Mark wants me to stop, but I love playing the games! And I have my Charmed that I have to watch every day even though I've seen them all 4 or 5 times. So I feel for you both. Just cut each other some slack once in awhile. Besides - you can be in the same house doing different things!

Spencer said...

Hmm...I love games. I rest my case.

loudaisy said...

It is the time spent away from each other that matters. Sadly it is about acceptance for the love of the games and the show. Interesting discussion.

Lisa Louise said...

lol don't forget sex and the city!

Dave S. S. said...

Playing as an imaginary person in an imaginary world? Get a life sissy boy. Here is a good solution, sell the TV throw away the friggen computer and spend some time in the real world. You're my boy blue, you're my boy!