Lent 2012: The Failed Experiment

Once upon a time, I tried to do NaNoWriMo while in my first trimester of pregnancy. It didn’t work. Neither did this (no, I’m not pregnant).

I mean, it worked. It’s Easter Morning, and aside from any minor gaming I’ve done while writing about gamification for work or testing game-y things we’ve built and a brief demo or two in the name of parenting, I haven’t played a video game since Februrary 21st. (That’s 47 days, btw). So, yay me.

But it didn’t really work. Continue reading Lent 2012: The Failed Experiment

Lent 2012: Worst Idea Ever

Seriously.

I spend all week struggling with all the “idle moments” urges to play an app on my phone for 5 minutes. I start twitching at work because of the standard work-related chaos that I usually relieve at the end of the day with a bit of Skyrim (or those idle moments with apps). It builds to a head until the whistle blows on Friday. It starts to fade, only to be completely eclipsed by a desire to spend a few lazy hours on Sunday playing Skyrim. Which I can’t do. Continue reading Lent 2012: Worst Idea Ever

Lent 2012: I take an arrow to the xBox

It’s that time of year again. You can keep your New Year Resolutions. Nobody ever expects to keep them. I’ll take Lent any day. what better time to battle a vice than when “everyone” is suffering through their own challenges alongside you and everyone expects to win?

This year I’m taking the bold step of giving up video games.

This may sound like a sacrifice more fitting of a 14 year old boy, but trust me, this is Up There for me. Continue reading Lent 2012: I take an arrow to the xBox

Lent 2010: The Recap

Considering I didn’t even muster the weekly checkup posts past week 3, it should come as no surprise that I’ve failed, at least in the traditional sense, to give up “not writing” for Lent. When you get right down to it, I wrote probably half the days, maybe less, and the closer it got to Easter, the less I wrote. I just didn’t make it the priority I should have, and while I can point fingers and fussy toddlers and gestating babies, I made the choices I made and they didn’t include writing as often as I’d expected.

BUT! I’m still putting this experiment in the “win” column. Continue reading Lent 2010: The Recap

Lent 2010: Week 3

So…yeah. Last week was a doozy. I’m tired of making excuses and all, but man. it sucked. I thought I was going to have all these opportunities to write and get caught up, but as the week went by (and I fell and I recovered and I felt better and I took a glucose test that made me sick and I recovered from that) the over-due writing kept stacking up.

It was a huge flashback to nanowrimo in November, and my “excuse” was largely the same: pregnant. Continue reading Lent 2010: Week 3