Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more Guitar Hero

Since Friday night, when I brought it home, I've played too much Guitar Hero on my Xbox 360. I played it for two straight hours on Friday night. I played it for another two hours on Saturday night, and stayed up late watching a movie instead of going to bed early for my bike ride the next day. I played it for half an hour on Sunday afternoon when I should have been getting ready to go out. And I've played it the past few evenings instead of cleaning up around the apartment or even feeding the cat. (OK, I have been feeding the cat, but he has to remind me by biting my ankles while I'm in the middle of the solo on "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?") The point is that I need to force myself to stop playing the game in order to take care of my normal household business. I've had this problem with computer games in the past, but they've never involved a toy guitar that sits propped up in the corner, practically begging me to play it. I've only got a few more songs to play and then I'll have the entire catalog unlocked. "Freebird" is in there somewhere. All I need now is for Microsoft to put "Crossroads" from the original PS2 game on the XBox Live Marketplace and my life will be complete.

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