Sunday, November 7, 2010

Entertainment Binge

What is it called when you do something and do only that thing for a few days, weeks, or months and then do something else non-stop and then after that something else? That tends to be me, which is good and bad. Right now I’m watching BattleStar Galactica non-stop.  Though I like doing this, sometimes things that are more important tend to get shoved to the side. Since usually these things have to do with entertainment and not productive things.

Just this year here are some things I’ve done non-stop this year excessively perhaps. Early in the year I read all of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series non-stop. After that I decided to read through the Harry Potter series again. Then came the summer time and softball was always on my brain with games each week and a several throwing/practice sessions in there. Then comes August and Madden 11 for Xbox 360 comes out and I’ve played dozens of games of that. Now that fall has hit, since I read all the Harry Potter books, I decided to watch all the movies for the first time so for 3 weeks it was a couple of HP movies a week. Then I decided to build the Indy Boardgamers Website and the Indy Con website, so I’ve been spending my evenings doing that. Of course, throughout the year, I consistently play board games, but there are usually a few games I play a ton of and then don’t touch for months. Some of those games this year have included Macao, Founding Fathers, and Fairy Tale.

So I guess I like to binge on entertainment. The more I’ve thought about it while writing this blog, the more I think that isn’t good. Everything should be in moderation. Going on an entertainment binge, not only makes me less productive (which I really like to be), but it gets in the way of my relationships with my family, friends, and God. So perhaps this year, I’ll try to keep things consistent and not go overboard on things. We’ll see how that goes.

Epilogue: So I wrote this several days ago, but never actually got it posted. Why, you ask? Well, I borrowed a new Xbox game from a friend, then proceeded to play it for about 5 straight hours to 12:30am on a work night. So the sad part is that one part of my entertainment got in the way of another part of my entertainment in posting this blog.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting, as I usually have a gazillion things going on at once.
    (BattleStar Galactica - really great series. Have you seen the one-season-only series called Firefly??)