I couldn’t help myself, I installed The Sims yesterday and now I have a problem.

It is the complete, utter time-suck I expected it to be – and the reason why I haven’t played it since it came out in 2000. I knew I’d never be able to walk away from it once I started. However, all reason deserted me when I found ‘Makin’ Magic’ at Staples for $3.50 (no, that’s not a typo). That led me to buy the Deluxe edition on Ebay (which was *not* from a non-smoking home as they claimed. I can’t even bring myself to read the directions – and the box has been long gone. Holy Stink, Batman.) and…well, you can only imagine where it has gone from there.

I can’t even tell you how many hours I’ve spent staring unblinking at the computer screen over the past two days. I’m too ashamed.

I’m making myself uninstall it and having RR hide the disks until after the Holidays, it’s the safest alternative for everyone.

At this rate I’m not going to have a stocking – but my sim family will be happy, well-adjusted and living in an amazing house…must…walk…away…

Thank goodness I’m not doing the Xmess knitting, eh? I’d really be stuck, then.

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