Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Husband the Geek

John Dear recently got a new computer game, Civilization IV.  In case you are unfamiliar with Civilizations I through III, this is a game where you become the leader of an ancient civilization and work to explore lands, increase your population and bring new technologies to your people.

Geek check: I really loved this game when I first learned how to play it in high school.  I have since moved onto bigger and better games like Minesweeper and Free Cell.

As with every new game, JD is dedicating all his free time* to playing.  For whatever reason, JD thinks I need to know how he's doing in the game.  The upshot of this is that every so often, JD will burst out laughing and announce to the room (well, me and The Boy**) that Rabbi Akiva has become the ruler of China or that Ghandi, the current leader of Britain, has formally adopted slavery.

I don't care how he's doing; those mines won't sweep themselves after all.


*the amount of which is considerable, considering his non-employed status.
**I'm quite sure that The Boy is not interested in the play-by-play either, but he never complains, so how would we know?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will never understand men and their fascination with videogames...

Searching for Serenity said...

I will never understand it either.

Cap'm latest since starting his own lawn care business..... The John.De.eere website. Or P0.rn as I like to call it.

I suck at Minesweeper.

sonja said...

hahaha love that he randomly announcs weird things about countries on the game. My DH isn't much into video games, so I can't relate ... but I DO love a good game of Minesweeper, even if I suck at it.

annacyclopedia said...

Bahahahahaha!

Keep clearing those mines. You're my hero for volunteering for such a dangerous job.

Michelle said...

Lol. My hubs got a new video game for Christmas and has also been playing it with most of his free time. Just last night, he was telling me things like "look hun, I'm the lowest ranked guy but I got the most kills" and "look at this awesome sniper rifle". :) Gotta love them.

R.J. said...

Me, in glass house, can't thrown no stones. I bought C the new Super Mario Bros. for the Wii and have become obsessed with it. The nice part is we can play together; the bad part is it we play together. It has caused some BIG arguments between us. We need a moderator. Pathetic, huh!!

LJ said...

Finally getting caught up on Blogs and emails from pre-holidays. Mr. Badger loves that game too - it's so weird. Such a bro thing.

Parenthood For Me said...

This is kinda like when my husband wants me to watch one of the stupid videos he gets in an email. Aagghh.

Me said...

What a minute. I thought he had a new job? Did I miss a post somewhere? *running off to search*