Sunday, November 8, 2009

Free Time


Kyrie is finally well enough to be playing at her friend's house today. After recovering from the flu, she ended up with an ear infection. Poor thing couldn't catch a break!

Mark told me that he would watch the boys- not too hard of a job for him this afternoon since Jayden is probably napping, and he's playing Lego Batman on the Wii with Isaiah. But still, it's nice to be able to get out of the house for a while by myself.

It's pretty wet and yucky outside(hello, Seattle Fall!) so I packed up my laptop and headed to the library. Among the few usual websites I like to play on, Facebook is a big escape for me. Particularly, Bejeweled Blitz. This game is a big time sucker for me! It deceives me into thinking that a game only lasts a minute long, so that's not too bad, right? But it's kind of like Pringles- "Once you pop, you can't stop!"

A few of my friends are able to get as high of scores that I do, and once they beat my high score, I feel compelled to keep playing until I get back on top. It is very satisfying to get the 5 in a row gems that blast all the ones that are the same color, or the star gem- created by making an L or a T match of gems and clear out a whole row. When you really get going, the game makes a sizzling sound, and then you get a speed bonus time and the lights start flashing and gems start exploding left and right!

After a week of play, the game resets, and everyone goes back to the same points. Then it's back to playing again so that my score will soar high above the rest!

I've even incorporated the game into Homeschooling! Kyrie has Math Minutes where she has a bunch of problems and she has to see how many she can get done in a minute. Well, a minute of me playing Bejeweled has turned into a very effective and entertaining stop watch. ;)

8 comments:

Gennifer said...

Ooh. My favorite time-waster!

Lara said...

I hate that game! Because I can't stop playing it. And I doubt my score has ever been as high as yours....I am just proud that I've broken 100,000 twice. Yep! Twice. :)

Janelle said...

I'm afraid to get sucked into my Facebook games. It would not be pretty! Very creative to use it in honeschooling, though!

Dalayney's Doodles said...

That game is crazy addictive. :)

Marilyn said...

I waste enough time on Facebook without playing games on it too. Count me OUT!!

Shellie Paparazzo said...

I never liked Bejeweled because it only last a minute. It doesn't give this slow person a chance to do anything REALLY good!

Katie said...

I love that game and downloaded it to my cell phone for easy, anytime access!

Courtney said...

That game is super addicting.