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“GAME of WAR” Widow

I Game of Warhave lost my husband. My kids have lost their dad, but before you start sending us letters and cards of sympathy, you should know, he is not dead. No. He is away battling others in an app. A very popular app which consumes so much of his time that our kids now roll their eyes and say shit like, ‘Dad wont do that, because, Game of War”.

From the minute he wakes MY (work) iPad is taken outside for his morning coffee and smoke. It then travels to the toilet to do whatever it is that makes men sit for so many minutes- WTF is with men and toilets?  When he returns from work there is a repeat of this action, then he sits in his “spot” outside, or has Doctor Sheldon Cooper would say in Big Bang Theory “single point of consistency in an ever changing world”, where he continues to communicate with his allies and plan strategies to attack their opponents, thus stripping them of hundreds of dollars worth of in app purchases which can never be recovered.

According to Wikipedia

The best you can do is not lose”, because a single attack can “destroy so much that it would take months of gameplay to recover… or 100 bucks”, , in contrast to other MMO games where players who spend money receive benefits that are permanent.

God help us if we need something done and the “Alliance” is about to attack another kingdom. We may as well be poo on the bottom of your shoe. It is real. The troops cannot be left alone. They could all die if he is not in attendance.

Aside from disinfecting the iPad regularly with Glen20, I am now weeding the vegie patch, which isn’t doing so well because in his words “I didn’t really care that much about preparing the soil this year” as well as other Gardening activities, which, in our marriage agreement were to fall on his shoulders as I HATE gardening.

GC8 says “if I ask Dad to make toast, he says one sec, and it takes him 30 minutes”. BC5 concurs.

He seems to know more about his online community than he does his Mates. He shares what we are having for dinner much as I do on Instagram and Facebook, but he shares with people he has never met and has never even had a Facey account. I am ‘Facebook friends’ with his friends and family just to keep them all in the loop as to what the children and I are up to while he is playing GoW.

The upside is I get to look at food pictures from around the world and occasionally one of his “friends” will share information that might spark some very welcome discussion (I am a talker, that’s why I write).

If you are also feeling a void in your life due to some type of app-diction, I want you to know you are not alone. I am here for you. In fact, I’d love a chat about your situation if you would like to have one.

Disclaimer; this content is not intended to cause haters against my husband. He is a loving and caring man even if he can be a bit slow to butter the toast.

 

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2013, over and out!

New Years Eve is here. We are biding our time until the evening of celebrations begin. I am so excited!! Not because this is the end of 2013, but because there is something about the new year which gives us a sense of rejuvination and possibility. Oh, and for the first time in years I actually plan to celebrate, in style, and go out.

I have been trying to remember the last time I actually celebrated the New Year, not at home, not at somebody else’s home, but going out for the evening to battle the crowds for service at the bar and observe the wonderful world of party goers.

I think it was 2000, rather a long time ago.

My love for the hospitality industry obviously doesn’t help. I always thought it was fun to work New Year, and it is. The best thing about working these big nights is that you already have a ready made party when everyone knocks off work for the night, and I have seen the sun come up on many occasions. But I haven’t actually ‘worked’ New Year for the last 5.

In August 2008 I became a Mum. The best job I have ever had in my life, and for the past five years I have been happy to celebrate, at home, where my girl (and later my boy) can be with me.

This year I have a babysitter, a dinner reservation with friends, and the anticipation of a great night ahead.

I have never been one for new year resolutions, as I don’t enjoy letting myself down.If I must have one I will say I will work on being a healthier me.

So cheers to my family and friends. Cheers to health, wealth and happiness. And cheers to 2014 I am looking forward to the fun, laughter, challenges, trials, temptations and whatever else you have to throw at me.

Bring it 2014, I am ready!!