Tuesday, August 4, 2009


When some people get in a funk, they have to blog. They need to write down all of their emotional tribulations and get the feelings out onto the proverbial paper (or blog-o-whatever). This is not me.

Others need to physically work through their stress. They get on a treadmill and just run and run until they can't run any more and then they go lift weights. This (obviously) is not me.

Others still need to go out. They liquor up and party and either get out of their funk or at least forget about it for a while, since unless your problem is a pressing need to get wasted, drinking isn't going to solve anything. This is not me.

That forgetting for a while thing is pretty nice, though. However, I have come to discover that booze is expensive. I know. *Shocker*. But in my recent stretches of relative poverty, expensive isn't good. So I have to confess my current personal booze to you all. It costs about the same as 2 or 3 mixed drinks, and I can indulge for an entire month. When I get sad or in a funk or lonely or whatever, I can partake and lose hours to my inexpensive and delightful friend. And best of all (well, other than that it's cheap), even though I'm not reeeally, I at least feel like I'm accomplishing something.

If you haven't guessed by now, World of Warcraft is my booze. And let me tell you, a year ago, I would have been the first to say that it's stupid and awful and way out of my league of nerdiness. But last summer, I let a boy talk me into it, so I caved. It was actually my birthday present to me ("I'm so happy..." name that movie!!). He doesn't really play anymore (lame), but talk about the gift that keeps on giving. And the game is fun, actually. What's really interesting to me is the number of people that play that I would have never guessed. Once you give in to your inner nerd, you'll find so many more out in the world. It's like we can smell each other or something....

However, I feel like there's a line. A nerdy line. Like, if my Alyssa friend and I go to Taco Bell and discuss dungeons and gathering professions over cheap tacos, that's one thing. Or if I go to Tulsa to see some friends I made through the game (AND a mutual friend) and hang out for a day, that's cool. But you know the people... the ones that make you uncomfortable with their commitment to their own exhaustive nerdgasms. These are the kids that have a picture of their character as their Facebook profile picture. Just because we both play this silly game does not mean that I want you shouting it across this room filled with people. Too much, kid. Just calm down.

Anygeek, I would just love to be playing now... but Tuesday mornings are dark because they do maintenance on the servers. It sucks especially on days like today when I both want to play really bad, and have a lot of time.

So instead, I'm going to watch some South Park! This episode is so spot on.

Voidwalker, Warlock and a Healthstone

pic via http://blog.sina.com.cn/maidemao (I can't read a word of it, but her little figurines and pictures are SUPER cute!!)


Juan Pablo said...

Haha I O.D. on both blogging AND exercise!

Quite an unhealthy mix you see...

I tried playing WoW, I suck at it. I think it would be very fun were I less like the Hellen Keller of the gaming world.

Anyway, I love your blog! I'm glad I randomly came across it haha. If you ever have time, stop by mine too!



GingerMandy said...

everytime i think of WOW i think of the south park episode. it had me in tears. so right now i'm imagining you typing this out in cartmans body, shitting into a pan. <3

Courtney said...

@Juan Pablo- Hellen Keller... hahahaha. Very nice.


Laoch of Chicago said...

Interesting. I did not know so many people were playing WoW

Alyssa Fox said...

You forgot to mention that while talking about WoW at Taco Bell, I was wearing a sparkly NASA shirt and you were wearing a Math Club shirt. Just saying.


Mary Ellen said...

I only know of WoW by rumor, but seeing it through the eyes of the South Park characters is a hoot!

LiLu said...

You know that B and I watched the entire series of Battlestar Galactica over the last month... and loved every damn second of it... (we're finishing it tonight!!!)

Point being, I will NEVER judge you. xo