Yes, some of my friends think Angry Birds is the dumbest waste of time, too hyped, ridiculously commercialized, bla bla bla. And to them, I say “Screw You”
I love it. So this morning I downloaded Angry Birds Star Wars, an hour after it went on sale, just before I left for work – and I gotta say, I haven’t had this much fun in a long while 🙂 The Luke Skywalker bird has a light saber, the Obi Wan bird uses the Force… Even the Han Solo bird is wielding a blaster – it’s a friggn’ hoot !
I’ve been having a blast all through my lunch break. The sights, the sound effects, it all takes me back (because yes, I’m old enough to have stood in line to see the original movie when it first premiered) And I’m a purest – those first three movies are IT as far as I’m concerened. I don’t care if you love the prequels, or how great you thought they were – good for you.
I AM being a good girl – I only played at break, and during lunch, and I swear I won’t play after work until I get home. See, my sister and I carpool every day now, and she works 4/10’s, which means when I get off at 3:30 in the afternoon, I have an hour and a half to kill before she gets off. And, being the wise, structured, dependable Writer that I am (ie: No social life to speak of) I’m spending that hour and a half every day working on the current novel. I just take my iPad and keyboard, and go sit inside the Barnes & Noble nearby, since they have little tables you can use and don’t freak out if you’re not buying a latte while you sit there so long. I could go to Starbucks, but I’d be broke buying a drink every day, and people tend to stare at your screen when you sit there.
Plus, being inside B&N, I can also research some new reads – my family and I are all flying down to Los Alamos NM for Christmas, spending a week at my niece’s house, and I’ll need to load up the Nook before I go. I’m hankering for some good Mysteries, and since I don’t frequent that genre, I don’t know who’s good. Thankfully the Nook lets you read for free inside the store, so I can do some trial and error before buying.
And I’m HOPING to have my new novel done and out before I go !! (fingers crossed) which means, I’d better get to work 🙂