Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Is There a 12-Step Program for This????

My name is Maureen, and I am addicted to Pokemon.

There! I've admitted it! Embarassing as it is, I am what my sons refer to as a Poke Mom. Several years ago we went camping up at Steamboat Springs and my kids had their GameBoys and Pokemon games with them, and gave me one of their old systems and games to try to play. I was hooked. I have just about every version of Pokemon that's come down the Pike, and I love them all.

For my birthday the boys enabled me further in my addiction. AJ gave me his old DS (the spring broke so the lid doesn't stay up on it's own, but what do I care??) and then he and Kevin went out and bought me a copy of the Pokemon Pearl version.

The situation is serious. For the past two days I have done nothing but play that blasted game, and I love it. I only seem to take breaks to eat and hit the potty. I'm thinking of getting one of those beer can hats with the straws that go down to your mouth and loading it with a couple of diet cokes so I don't have to make trips to the fridge. Is that sad?

Like I said, it's serious. So I decided to pull myself away and get started on the outline for my next book and check out what's happening in blogville. I had a fabulous birthday. My best friend Tara took me to dinner where the best part of the evening was being in her company and talking up a storm. My husband took me to lunch before he had to go off to work, and my sons gave me all the birthday hugs and kisses I could have asked for ....

and of course, the latest Pokemon game .....

4 comments:

Tiffany said...

Ok...you absolutely SHOCKED me with this one! I love it! My boys were into Pokeman when they were little, but I just didn't "get" it. Just another quirky thing about you to LOVE.....

John and Rachael said...

Maureen you are as addicted to Pokemon as I am to Rockband. You can come over and play your game while I play mine and we can both sit with the funny hats on and only take food and potty breaks!!! =)

Tara said...

WHAT??!! That is something even I didn't know about you!! You've kept that little secret hidden very well!!! Now, just teach me... and Rachael, I wanna play Rockband, too!

Maureen said...

And Kevin has his guitar for guitar hero... we can be the Rolling Stones of Colorado Springs! Woo Hoo!