Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bejeweled Bl-addiction

I play a fair amount of Bejeweled Blitz on facebook. I'm not that good, but with 1 minute games and two kids who like to watch me play, I'd say I get in 5 or 10 games most days.

Well, they're coming out with new features, and I'm finding it SUPER addicting. I mean, I'll play the entire 30 minutes I'm feeding Zach! I'm still not very good, but I've been playing so much, I "see" games in my head as I'm trying to fall asleep.

TK and I had just turned out the lights last night, and I said to him, "Oh no! I just made a mistake on the bejeweled blitz game I'm playing in my head!"

He burst out laughing. He's color-blind, and therefore really can't play Bejeweled Blitz so he doesn't understand the addiction. The only thing I could think to compare it to was tetris. Back in the day, he'd play tetris endlessly so I reminded him how you'd see boards of that in your head after you'd played for a while.

His response, "Yeah, I know what you mean. But I never make mistakes in the boards I play in my head!"

So what's your vote? Is it weird that even in my head, I'm not a great bejeweled blitz player? Or are you still hung up on how weird it is that I'm playing bejeweled in my head as I try to fall asleep?

Fess up...are you a bejeweled blitz fan?


Green tip for the day:

Use the backs of envelopes you receive to write your shopping lists, or whatever else you need scratch paper for. I've tried to minimize our junk mail and change as many bills as possible to paperless, but it still seems like we get at least one envelope a day. Rather than just recycling them, I figure I can get one more use as a shopping list, or a list of meal ideas for the week, or just as drawing paper for the kids.


Nancy said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH OMG, I thought it was just me...I get stupid game boards stuck in my head while falling to sleep all the time. LOL!

I'm not sure I've ever played that, and I'm not sure I want to start ... I know I have an addictive personality!!

Tracie said...

I don't play that because I have all the addictions I can handle. But I get how you see the games in your head. I have done the same thing with previous obsessions.

Stacey said...

I put a lot of my junk mail into the compost pile. Tear up into little pieces and toss in with the kitchen scraps.

Anonymous said...

I have never played, but you crack me up. When I am falling asleep, I usually suddenly remember the name of a song or a book or whatever I had been trying to remember during the day. My sweetie is colorblind too which has led to some amusing discussions in our house!

I do the same thing with grocery lists on old envelopes. The only problem is that I feel like I write the same things almost every week and I am wondering if it would just be easier to print out the same list each week and just add/subtract things as needed. (Certainly can't rely on my memory when shopping - that would NEVER work.)

Jungletwins said...

I will have to check this game out! I think it's hilarious you are playing it (and making mistakes during) in your head. It reminds me of how I'm always frustrated over what a klutz I am in my dreams- just like in reality. I should be a prima ballerina in my dreams- but I never am!

surreylynes said...

What a relief! I really thought I was going a bit mental. I had been playing for around an hour just before I went to bed and the exact same thing happen to me last night when I was trying to get to sleep.

And then when I finally did get to sleep I also dreamed I was playing.

The same thing happened a few nights before when I was playing Fish World late at night. Kept having cartoon fish swimming round my head!

Guess I need to get out more!




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Anonymous said...

Yes! I've had to stop playing because I can't stand the "imprint" it leaves in my mind. And not just when I'm going to sleep either--sometimes I'll be in the shower and catch myself mentally shifting around the tiles on the wall. I can even hear the sound effects--bling, bling bling! takes two or three days to get rid of it. And yet...once I've been away long enough to forget what a mindf*** that game is...I'll sit down and start playing and do it to myself all over I think the word is addiction.

shan33 said...

I think it is hilarious that these women with husbands that r color blind can't understand the Bejeweled addiction. But this is seriously funny. The game is made with color but it has shapes aslo. The shapes are each one color. So someone that is color blind can stilol play bejeweled blitz. Color blind people do still know their shapes I hope!!!