The ability to stop time
2009 has been an extremely demanding year. I know, "QQ, everyone has problems," especially these days. I've never felt so stretched, though. Work and home life are pulling me in seemingly every direction.
From getting married, to reviewing and blogging constantly, to caring for two full-grown cats who seem to have the smallest bladders on the planet to not answering enough reader mail (sorry), I am becoming Mr. Fantastic, or more like Plastic Man. No, a more C-list super hero...ah, Elongated Man!
And in what's probably the biggest draw on my time, late 2009 has seen a large number of high-quality video game releases! From Dragon Age to Assassin's Creed 2 to the latest Warcraft patch, I actually get stressed out deciding which game to devote time to.
My wife tells me I should strive for balance, make time for what's important. To which I say, "I've got a better idea, love. What if I had the ability to stop time?!" That's what I want for the holidays.
Think about it: with just the snap of my fingers, I could devote a whole two weeks to just playing video games, then another
three days three weeks to romantic QT with my wife. You know, taking her to the places where she wants to shop.
Work would be just as fulfilling.
Boss: "Eric, how'd you write 10 reviews in one week?!"
Me: "Hey, I'm just a humble employee with a whole lot of talent."
Co-workers: Deafening silence...
The possibilities are endless.
Sure, it's a little evil, but it's the easiest remedy I can think of. So, Santa (or whomever this is for; actually, this seems more appropriate to a jinni). Please get on this stat. I don't have all the time in the world ;)
Ha-ha! See what I did there. I brought it back home and even added a wink so you'd be in on the joke too...
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December 17, 2009 5:00 AM PST
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