Monday, February 23, 2009

Computer Games Challenge February 23 thru March 23





I have never been able to understand how people can get addicted to video and or computer games. Especially adults. After all, they are mindless and an INCREDIBLE waste of time (not the adults, but the games...well, now that I think about it....ANYWAY).

Just for fun, a few months ago I tried out this mindless Bubble Game on my computer (Edie...lol)
All you do it pop the bubbles. Pretty easy. A bit relaxing and a chance to give your mind a break. Over time I pretty much mastered it.

Looking around I found another game called Flash Gold Miner. Well, it was good for eye-hand co-ordination....

Need to use your brain just a wee bit?...computer solitaire is easy and fun.

WHOA!!!

Each level in the Gold Miner Game is one 1 minute. What's the harm? Reminds me of a Happy Days episode. Richie was drunk and he told his dad that all they had to drink was beer in teeny tiny little glasses. His dad asked how many glasses did he have. his response, "78".

um, Monkeys Are Funny

Too much of even an innocent thing can be ridiculous and a MAJOR time killer. (not to mention, in Richie's case, an awful headache the next day).

I'm done with all silly (and even not silly--if there are any) PC games. No, not forever, but for... hhmmm. ONE MONTH!

I have put a jar on my computer desk. If I even open up a game on the screen, I am going to put 50 cents in the jar. Because I played gold miner this morning before I made this post, I'll even put in 50 cents just to start things off.

HOPEFULLY, the jar will remain empty, but if it doesn't, All the money in it will go to a gift to give away on my blog. It could end up being a dollar store gift or something much more. it depends on my self control. (no fair rooting for me to play more games just to up the ante!)

Everyone that comments today will be entered into the drawing. I will put that list aside and then 3 or 4 more times within the next 30 days I will tell people that the comments that day will go into the drawing. Just think, some of you may get 2, 3, maybe even FOUR chances to win!!!
HOW EXCITING!!! Of course, I don't plan on your prize costing more than 50 cents.... we shall see.

This is a one month challenge I am giving myself, starting today, .

Wish Me Luck!!!!!!!

P.S. And don't worry about me not putting the money in fairly...thanks to Kelly and that dag-gone lying thing, I have to be honest.....sigh* : )

*Also my kids know and they are going to be watching and probably even checking my computer history!*

59 comments:

Chatty Kelly said...

1. I believe it was 72 teeny tiny glasses of beer, not 78.

2. Watch this highly objectionable, non-Christian and extremely funny commercial about the penalty jar (like you have.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJJL5dxgVaM

3. I think you'll be buying someone a Wii. LOL!!!!!

God's girl said...

Yeah, I want a Wii.

God's girl said...

So do I get a chance for every time I comment

God's girl said...

Or just once?

God's girl said...

Because I don't have to work today

God's girl said...

So I could sit here

God's girl said...

and put mindless comments on here

God's girl said...

for at least an hour

God's girl said...

But then...

God's girl said...

I may be convicted...

God's girl said...

for spending mindless time

God's girl said...

on the computer...

God's girl said...

and I may have to...

God's girl said...

do a 30 day challenge

God's girl said...

not to comment...

God's girl said...

on your blog...

God's girl said...

So I think you

God's girl said...

might want to specify

God's girl said...

whether it's one comment

God's girl said...

today that qualifies

God's girl said...

or whether it's each time

God's girl said...

a person comments.

God's girl said...

Because I really have nothing

God's girl said...

too exciting to do

God's girl said...

for the next 15 minutes at least.

God's girl said...

Okay, I got you up to 25...

God's girl said...

So I guess that's good for now.

God's girl said...

Oh yes, by the way...

God's girl said...

it is very awesome

God's girl said...

what you are doing.

God's girl said...

I hope you only

God's girl said...

have to buy someone something

God's girl said...

from the dollar store!

God's girl said...

Look at the damage I can do in 10 minutes. You really better specify:)

WAHAHAHAHAHAHA
hehehehehehehe
laugh laugh laugh laugh
snicker snicker snicker

(Oh great, now I'm going to be banned forever for 'spamming' or something. Or maybe now that you own me, maybe I'll be disowned now.)

My ADHD Me said...

ONLY ONE COMMENT WILL COUNT PER DAY!!
ONLY #-$ DAYS WILL BE COMMENT DAYS!!!

AAARRRRGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

God's Girl...You Need a Penalty Jar!!!

WAHAHAHAHA

My ADHD Me said...

Oops, got stuck on the caps shift.

Only 3-4 days will be comment days!

Irritable Mother said...

Good for you for giving yourself this challenge.
I'm thinking about giving my kids the same challenge. No computer games for a month - or 50 cents per play. Then at the end of the month, either we go out to dinner and the movies because they haven't been able to control themselves, or we spend the night talking about all the good things we did while we WEREN'T playing computer games.
On second thought, I don't think my kids have enough money to put in a jar every time I KNOW they'll play. They'll make me go broke with all the quarters they'll need to borrow. LOL
Oh well, it was a nice idea.
Here's to your (mostly) game-free month!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you really got a lot of comments today! Good for you. Do we have blog police that like kick ya off after so many comments left??? Gotta' keep a low profile, ya know...(especially on a day where I have no work)

Here's 50 cents for my first penalty...

Signed, Anonymous (*wink, wink)

Anonymous said...

"AAARRRRGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!"

(Is that a good "arg" or a bad "arg"?)

Signed, Anonymous again.
(aw man, here's another 50 cents)

Mocha with Linda said...

You so deserve God's girl's comments. It's not like you've never done that to your sister.

A Wii sounds good. Or a mocha.

You are being way too responsible.

Chatty Kelly said...

40 comments? they like you, they really like you. ;-)

Greg C said...

Go ahead and play. We want something expensive. I don't play computer games. I just don't have time.

My Army Brats and Me said...

I think you found your match. Made me laugh and boy did I need too!

Beverlydru said...

Oh my stars- I saw 43 comments and thought everyone you know got the memo about this challenge. You have some real trickster comment-taters. And I am NOT anonymous today!

God's girl said...

Yes, they like you, they really, really like you...

(awwww man, here's another 50 Cents)

Anonymous said...

go Wii...
go Wii...
It's your birthday...
go Wii...

How about I add my comment fines onto your playing games fines money, and then we can get a Wii and a Wii game for me to win??? Yes, you are the best! You rock! You're the bomb!

go Wii...
It's your birthday...
go Wii...

(I'm up to $2.00 now, how about you?)

Anonymous said...

$2.50

Anonymous said...

$3.00

Anonymous said...

$3.50

Anonymous said...

$4.00

(Am I gonna' have to raise money for my Wii by myself???)

Anonymous said...

$4.50

I am sooooooooooooooo proud of you for being so disciplined. As you can see, I'm not very disciplined today. I'm feeling a little feisty, can you tell?

Bye, bye for now. (I really will try not to visit again today)

Anonymous said...

$5.00

Okay, I'm done for real now.

Edie said...

I saw 52 comments and my eyes popped out of my head. Well not literally.

Reading CK's comment:
Oh 72 glass and not 78, well that would certainly make a difference. LOL!!

Ashleigh would love to win a Wii. She may have to give hers up when they move next month. LOL.

What do you mean we can't encourage you to play? Where's the fun in that? LOL! Hmmm, I think you need a 3 column blog. One side filled with games. I would be glad to set that up for you right away. LOL!!

"no fair rooting for me to play more games just to up the ante!"
Define "rooting". :D

Ok you've really put me in a difficult spot now. You see, I REALLY want to see you succeed. I REALLY, REALLY do. And there's this other part of me that just likes... well...
... making trouble. There I said it! But in a fun, competitive way. I'm taking a deep breath now and deciding to refrain from bringing back my "Game of the Day" because I would rather see you master this. :)

I don't believe in luck so God be with you. :)

Marla said...

All that work from God's girl and she only gets one entry, well that will teach her! HA! I like computer games. Since I am alone there's nothing else to do. I could just stare at the dogs. It's cheap entertainment for me. If I did this someone would get quite a costly gift from me! I like the gold miner game- there are two different ones, did you know?

Sue J. said...

I guess I'm #54. (Car 54, where are you?!?! Before my time....)

I know some folks who need bus fare. If you are willing to exchange your coinage for bus tokens, you can enter me in. Otherwise....

Does anybody read much past 15 comments?...

HisPrincess said...

Go on....just one game....you know you want to...MWA HA HA HA HA (that's an evil laugh by the way, a bit hard to convey in writing!)

God's girl said...

O-kay, this one doesn't count...

I'm sorry I was so annoying today:(

My bad...

My ADHD Me said...

You guys are B A D BAD!!

We aren't any where close to a Wii, but we are on the second item from the dollar store.

Balance is $1.50.

GG- I'm sitting here trying to think of something funny to say .... drawing a complete blank. you are a NUT!! : )

Edie said...

Just doing your part to stimulate the economy huh?