Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Am I A Gamer???

When Stephen and I first married I didn't hear one word about this so-called hobby of gaming....not one word. I didn't know the difference between a ps2 and ps3. I thought nintendo 64 was stil the 'in' system. Little did I know.....yes, it's true, my husband was a gamer. But in my husband's defense, i brought this upon myself....my very very naive self.

We had been married probably no longer than a month when the gaming monster emerged. The requests began. Why don't we get a play station??? NO! I was so ridiculously against it. I never had gaming systems growing up and I was fine. I found they were a waste of time...not to mention they cost a bloody arm and a leg, and we were beyond poor our first year of marriage. buuuuuut....I wanted my husband to love me (more). So I thought a christmas suprise was in order. Low and behold a bright, shiny, over priced ps3 was opened that beautiful christmas morn. And the rest is history.

My husband cares deeply for his ps3. So when it broke down for the second time in two years last week I had serious concerns for our marriage. So I decided to fork out the dough and woman up and buy him a new one. Disaster avoided. We had a slight oversight though. We had his newest most beloved UFC game being held hostage inside the broken ps3 and there was no reasonable way to get it out. That led to this.

Now that is dedication....or maybe just obsession. Either way, it was really entertaining to watch. That thing was impossible to break open.....almost. The result was Stephen's bloodied and cut hands...but that didn't stop him from gaming the very same night.

So back to the title of my post....I think deep down i'm a gamer, but of a different kind. I love 'games'...like board games, card games but above all 'game' shows on tv. I RELIGOUSLY watch family feud, price is right and wheel of a fortune on a daily basis. I LOVE it. One of my biggest dreams in life is to be on Wheel of Fortune. And I know for a fact I would be amazing at it. Unfotunately...they come to Canada once every 55 years it seems. So i'm out of luck there. But I can still dream. But I got to thinking....does this make me any less of a gamer (nerd) than my beloved hubby?? That's a good two hours of my day eaten away by a meaningless activity. That's way more than he plays that blasted play station. Needless to say....I eased up on my private and not so private rants about the playstation....kind of. It's a work in progress. But I'm not ready to give up my game shows...so for now me and playstation are just going to have to learn to get along.


  1. I can sympathize...I was totally caught by surprise after I was married to find out my husband loved "gaming".ugh! I was totally against it...I'm not gonna lie it still annoys me...I love your attitude tho:) Way to put a positive spin on it!:)

  2. Janna, you should not enable Stephen. He needs to man up before the kid is born and stop playing video games. What is he 12?

    At the very least you should switch out his UFC games for Dora the Explorer ones.

  3. Oh my gosh! That's hilarious that Stephen went to those lengths to get his game. Sounds like my husband. I'm definitely an enabler. In fact, he's playing it right now with one of his mates while I blog! He convinced me to get a PS3 because we use it as our CD player and DVD player (you can play Blue Ray DVDs on it) and it 'looks nicer' than a big bulky DVD player... but we all know what they really want it for!