February 22, 2006

She giveth and she taketh.

Yesterday Ktreva requested one thing from me, “Can I please have a half an hour to write a post about this weekend.” She knew that if I started playing my new game, the computer would be locked up for the rest of the night unless she said something before I started. Upon arriving at home I dared not start playing. There is a tendency of mine to get absorbed into the game and loose track of my surroundings.

Since I had to watch Clone, this would not be good. I could just see it now; I’m playing Age of Empires 3, absorbed by my marching ranks of musketeers, falconets and mortars against the French. Meanwhile Clone is trying to find out what happens when he sticks a fork in the light socket. I’m pulled away from the game in anger when he blows a fuse right as my attack was at its peak. After fixing the fuse, I go back to playing while my poor son is lying in the middle of the living room twitching.

As soon as Ktreva walked in the house, I had her dinner ready and told her the computer was all hers. She sat down and instead of posting, she started reading blogs! Okay, she was eating while she did it, so I didn’t count that time. However, 2 hours later she was still on there! I kept telling her that it was a moral imperative that she turns the computer over to me. The French were overrunning my forts along the frontier and I needed to defend them!

But did she listen to me? NOOOOooooooo! She had to sit there and continue on and on about how she wanted to see what you all wrote and still had to make her post! Did she ever consider the women that were being slaughtered, or at least rendered homeless? How about taking the time to think about how this is going to effect trade with the natives and the havoc it’s bringing upon my colonies? She didn’t even think about the poor innocent children that were being orphaned by her greedy need to deny me the computer! SHE DIDN’T THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN!

She gave me the game! Yet she won’t let me play it. Tell me, good contaminants, is this fair to me? To toy with my mental and emotional wellbeing? She asked for a half-an hour, I made sure she had it. I think it’s only fair that she turned over the computer as soon as those thirty minutes were up!

Posted by Contagion in Rants and Raves at February 22, 2006 04:00 PM | TrackBack

She could be an agent of the French. You may want to interogate her Abu Gahrib style (you know nekkid pyramids and stuff).

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at February 22, 2006 03:06 PM

Looks like somebody needs 2 computers in that house. Didn't see that coming... Quit being such a wussie. :-)

Posted by: Sarah at February 22, 2006 03:28 PM

Heh. I agree with Sarah. Either buy her a computer or suck it up.

Posted by: caltechgirl at February 22, 2006 03:44 PM

Wow women suggesting spending money to fix a problem....gasp i thought I would never see the day. /sarcasm

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at February 22, 2006 03:58 PM

Way to work that innocent act Ktreva! *winks and high-fives Ktreva*

Contagion, dude, stop whining! You remind me of that guy for Queer Eye For the Straight Guy! *wink, wink* - *Runs Away!*

Posted by: Oddybobo at February 22, 2006 03:59 PM

She took my crayon!! Geez, it's like you've never lived with a woman before! :-)

Spazzy wuss.

Posted by: Sarah at February 22, 2006 04:20 PM

This is like partisan politics, of course all the women stick together. Nevermind the fact she misled me to believe it was only going to be half an hour. We'll get a second computer if one of you graciously pay for it!

Posted by: Contagion at February 22, 2006 04:34 PM

She didn't mislead you, she changed her mind. Women do that you know! ;)

Posted by: oddybobo at February 22, 2006 04:36 PM

Bla bla bla.

I was only pointing out that you are whining like a little girl.

Posted by: Sarah at February 22, 2006 04:48 PM

Seriously Commander Floppy Pants, get a basic laptop and wireless router and your problems are solved. She can blog anywhere in the house and you can game until the French are pushed back into the sea.
WAYYYYYYYYYYY easier this way.

Posted by: spurs at February 22, 2006 05:25 PM

That's right! Why spend the money on a computer that would probably be used every day, when that money could be better spent on reenactment crap that will probably be used six times a year!

Posted by: Shadoglare at February 22, 2006 06:15 PM

No, you see, HER half hour for writing the post was at the END of the night -- she was just trying to get to that point...

Posted by: Ogre at February 24, 2006 10:25 AM