Summer Blues

A couple of weeks later, I’m set into my new job and moved into my new living space. In the meantime I’ve switched from my twitchy Linux desktop to my laptop for WoW, where I thankfully don’t have a twitch. Sadly, the lag is a bit rough.

I’ve come to talk about something WoW related: gasp! Summer time presents a lot of opportunities for some of us to completely laze out with WoW in front of us. The summer after I started playing I went home for the summer, and my schedule consisted of waking up whenever I pleased (usually around 10am) and grabbing breakfast as I sat down in front of my laptop. Boot up WoW and begin playing. I’d play until lunch, at which point I would leave myself logged in, get up and make lunch then come back and sit down while I munched. This went until dinner time when I would eat dinner at my laptop (which was at the dining room table) while the rest of the family ate on the couch and watched movies. I didn’t mind so much because I was still able to watch whatever they were watching, but it didn’t make them too happy. I continued on the whole summer like this and probably put on most of the weight I carry around now.

This is mostly a cautionary tale. Don’t ignore your family and friends for WoW during the summer. I know it’s super fun to geek out while leveling or getting raid ready, I’ve been there, but it also sucks when your friends and family start shunning you because you won’t pay attention to them. Thankfully I was able to pay attention to them because I was constantly at the dining room table, which is in the room that we all hang out in most of the time, but I was still disconnected. If you can, you should take breaks frequently and walk around. If I could revise my day for that summer, it might look a little something like this:

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