Sick Day Gaming
Today I’m coming down with a cold. I’ve got my cup of hot tea and I’m cozy-ed up to my laptop. I do remember very strongly this one time when I was sick during my winter break though…
It was December and I can’t remember the year. I had Final Fantasy VII for the PC. I woke up at 5 AM sick and sniffle-y, having trouble staying asleep. I went downstairs and started up FF7. I shut the game down at midnight. Note: this being FF7, 19 hours wasn’t THAT much work in the game. Honestly, I don’t think it was a significant enough chunk of the game since I don’t remember what I did that day. Or maybe it’s the cold I had that day preventing any significant memory.
Over the years I’ve used gaming as a great way to distract myself from whatever illness I’m suffering… except that one time I had the flu something awful, but I definitely tried. Today, I have no idea what I’m going to play, but I do know I’d like to play some Star Trek Online, I need to check my auctions in Diablo III, and… I think that’s it unless I pick up my DS to play some more Chrono Trigger.
These days I don’t sit at my computer for 19 hours on end. I pretend as if I’m not sick at all and make as if I have places to be even if I don’t. It helps me feel better to do that.
I know it’s not much for today, but I’m quite groggy, so…
Until next time!
P.S. “I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.” – Samuel Butler