New addictions

Most of my friends know that I'm a Facebook addict. I check it every night, and have known to be on FB two or three times a day on weekends. Recently I opened up Pandora's box, and learned that there are some interesting games on Facebook. Perhaps it's time for an intervention.

For the past three weeks, I've been playing this cute little Facebook game called Farm Town, where you can be a farmer with your own little piece of land. You can grow crops and buy cool things for your farm, like windmills and barns and farm houses. You make money by harvesting crops for other people and by selling your crops. You give and receive cool gifts, like animals (chickens, dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, etc.) and trees. When your trees bear fruit every 2-3 days, you get a little money from selling the fruit harvest. As time goes by, you start accumulating money. Right now, I think I have something like $250K. Too bad it's all a game!!!

A few days ago my sister sent me an invite to two other games, Vampire Wars and YoVille. I can't quite figure out the Vampire Wars game . . . it seems like you just click to attack other vampires, and it's kind of stupid and pointless. Plus, my imagination doesn't go there, if you know what I mean.

At first, I thought YoVille was going to be a snooze, because it seemed like you just create a cute little avatar, dress her (or him) up, and decorate your apartment. But then I realized that you have to earn money for the shopping. Right now, it looks like there is only one place in town that's hiring - the factory. Of course, there are other ways you can earn money. My little avatar actually hit it big in the casino one night after she "worked" her shift in the factory. I immediately took her shopping for some cool new threads and decor. After all, spending is good, right? If you've got it, you should be helping out in this economy.

Too bad it's all virtual. I've got to stop spending so much time online, though. Really!!! Is there a 12 step program for Facebook?

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