Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Recovering From Surgery-Gamer Fantasy or Extrovert Nightmare?

So guess what happened to me two weeks ago?

I went to the emergency room!


With some help from my mom I also picked back up cross stitch!
See it turns out that having seven cookies for breakfast and a triple-cheese-grilled-cheese sandwich for lunch was a bad idea, because it aggravated my previously unknown gallstones. This all happened only a few days before we were to fly out on our big Halloween trip to Disneyland (That story next week). Luckily, after a very careful diet of carrots and asparagus, I made it to and through my trip without incident. As soon as I got back though I hired a man to cut me open and assassinate my gallbladder, though sadly he refused to wear a hood or use a hidden blade.

That was a week ago yesterday, and I've been on my couch ever since.

In that time I have caught up on The Walking Dead, Legend of Korra, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, several movies on Netflix, a bit of Arrow and a lot of Grey's Anatomy, as well as played Sims 3, Civilization 5, and Rogue Legacy.

And I can't wait for this to end.

See, here's my thing: I use video games, movies and TV as an escape from the stresses of everyday life, but whenever my everyday life is REDUCED to video games, movies and TV I start to wonder about my status as a true geek. I just can't stand having the only thing I accomplished in a day be that my Sim wife took a Sim vacation. I need to be part of the world, even if it is the occasional trip to the mall or even the bank, just so I feel like I'm part of a real society that doesn't exist solely behind a screen.

One trip to the Lego Store later...
I don't know how people can do it. I used to have a roommate a long time ago (No Andrew, this isn't you, calm down) who would go to work then come home and play video games all night, only to repeat the process the next day. He didn't go to church. He didn't go out to social activities or events. He sometimes didn't even bathe (See Andrew, I told you it wasn't you!). I could never understand the appeal of that life. Being here for just a week I already miss my friends, even my job and class which I use entertainment to escape from! For me I need a balance.

It's like in Star Trek. You can't appreciate the brilliant maneuver that finally beats the Romulan Warbird (Next Gen fan, they were always chasing the Romulans) unless you watch the ship get torn apart and crew members falling down next to exploding panels.

I know I shouldn't complain. I remember when my mother had her gallbladder assassinated she had to go back to work three days later, and that was on her feet! People do have it worse than sitting around watching Netflix and inhaling groceries, but as a geek I just wanted to take a moment and look at this little event.

Less complaining and more awesome next week!

Also, have you seen Mormon Geek's Pintrest board? This is what I've also been doing!

Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. Wait, why are you saying terri-oh wait, you aren't talking about me. ^_^