There's not much to say tonight. Nothing much is going on here at the Mansion, and I'd rather be playing my new computer game that The Pony got me for Christmas. Oh, not that it's a NEW game. It's new to me. Yet so old that it comes on a CD-ROM.
Hang on a minute. This obsession all started a couple weeks ago, when I got mad at my hometown Hillmomba Journal for always locking up and cheating me on the crossword puzzle and the jigsaw puzzle, and washed my hands of it, and went to USA Today. I always played their crossword, but I tried a new game. EGGZ Classic. I'm pretty sure it's for the elderly. I even told The Pony, "Even though I know you'll say it's just one step above PONG, I like it! My best score is 57,000-something!" [Let the record show that my CURRENT best score is 78,450. I wrote it down!]
The Pony pooh-poohed my new love. He cocked one eyebrow, like he and I both have the ability to do, and said, "Are you SURE it's a step ABOVE PONG?" Then he proceeded to show me how it's done, and only scored 36,000-something. Anyhoo...he saw my new obsession, and picked out this new game for me at The Devil's Playground for my Christmas gift.
It's called "Treasures of Lost Worlds," and it's one of those games where various colored objects fall and you have to match up sets of three to get rid of them. The one I'm playing right now is called Around the World in 80 Days. I am currently entering India. I had a mishap last night, on Day 17 in France, because I didn't have a clue what I was doing.
"Pony! I was up until 3:30 this morning playing that darn game. And THEN I didn't know what to do, and lost my last life, and lost EVERYTHING I EARNED IN FRANCE! It took me back to Day 9. The day I ENTERED France!"
"You must not have read the tips."
"You told me NOT TO READ THE TEXT! When you first put me on it! You stood right there at my shoulder and told me, 'Nah. You don't need to read that. Just hit PLAY.'"
"Well, I thought you'd read SOME of it! Like the clues! I meant you didn't have to read the dialogue and the story. But sometimes it gives you a hint what you'll need."
"Thanks for telling me that NOW! I've been trying to get back there to show you. But I'm only on Day 14 so far."
"Here. I'll get you back to Day 17."
So he did, and discovered I was really on Day 18 when I died, and that there WERE NO INSTRUCTIONS for how to play that level. We got through it, though. And like I said, I'm just now entering India, and I need to get back there.
It's not like I'll have unlimited time to play for the rest of my life, you know.