Tuesday, April 29
gaining wife points
I spent this morning gaining wife points (to trade for more nerdy research time? ;) - and possibly some external mother points, too (not internal; my kids are too young for this...) I wouldn't put to much into it - but there seems to be a certain silent respect involved when you queue up number 7 in line to secure a copy of the scarce GTA IV for PS3 and everyone in front of you is male teenagers. It doesn't seem to shrink as the queue quickly grows to 60 - still 99 % young men - and one and another (seemingly) fellow mother or wife.
I realize my gendered prejudism here; they might have been gamers, too -. Me - I tend to avoid the gaming consolls because it doesn't take time (at all) to get hooked; and I just don't have time for that. I never understood the computer game thing with key board steering - but the Game Cubes, The Wiis the PS3s - hmmm... they definitely have what it takes to make people addicted - which is also why I have a certain level of understanding for the frustration my kids express when I cut them off in the middle of a game (if they don't turn it off after having had their time to save & then some). - and I do see that used with a certain amount of critical distance - and with certain restrictions on time use, it can be a good distraction even for adults. (Yes, yes - I have recently been there with Fahrenheit... although not purely for distraction!!)
PS. I got a copy for my brother in law, too. He had queued up in front of the wrong store, where they only had 50 ex... Geez... So many happy men...
posted by femiknitter kl. 10:33 AM