Despite a bit of jet lag, I am now back and all settled in at home again. I had planned to return to blogging with new found gusto – and given the amount of drivel floating around in the UK at the moment there is a LOT for me to whine and rant about.
However, we now have a Nintendo Wii in the house. After a long time in which I have avoided all contact with any of the latest gaming machines (for me Civilization 4 on the PC was the pinnacle of all computer gaming), I cracked and we took ownership of a Wii and Sports Pack.
This was a mistake.
I am now a full blown addict to the bowling game and the competitive streak in me has turned this “game” into an almost full time obsession. In the few minutes I have sat here typing, I am fuming that other people are bowling and stopping me get the much needed practice that will take me to 300 points. I curse my family members (silently) when they are on it, because they are taking time away I could be using it. Then there is the boxing. Despite getting battered by every fourth or fifth opponent, I acutally like this. I get carried away with it enough that after each round my arms ache, I am covered in sweat and anything fragile within about 3m has been destroyed.
Hopefully this is just a passing fad, the magic of new technology, and I will soon get bored with it all. If so, expect a return to blogging. If not…