Tuesday, July 03, 2007

fun for a fortnight

On the grounds that I really need to be subtracting addictive pastimes from my life rather than adding them, I deactivated my Facebook account. I wish I was better at moderation (especially as then I could have TV!). With the Facebook thing, I have to also confess that it alternatively made me feel old or like I was just one Corvette purchase away from a full-blown midlife crisis.

BTW, with Facebook RPS, you are assigned 100 credits to wager with other people. I was running ahead, but then lost two consecutive 50 point games to Emily that just about wiped me out. She, meanwhile, moved into the Top 10 for Wisconsin. The hard part of these two losses was that I felt, genuinely, outplayed. Somebody should get the Facebook RPS data and do an analysis like Levitt and whomever did for penalty kicks in soccer.

BTW-BTW, thanks everyone for petting my Wallaby. It moved from being "doleful" or "disappointed" whatever the lowest mood on the list was to being "beloved", "cherished", "revered", and then finally "glorified" (this is not, incidentally, how I would necessarily rank these moods if I was the one writing the scale).

6 comments:

H said...

You need to return to Facebook, because since you left I have gone on a cold cold COLD streak at RPS. I'm not trying to say that it's because I was beating you mercilessly and losing to everyone else, just that your mere presence on the incredible mindsuck that is Facebook elevated my RPS performance.

sara said...
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sara said...

I am happy to whup you at live-and-in-person RPS, should you begin to miss the experience of being outplayed (we've been playing for one year, as of this week!).

kristina b said...

You should come back. The novelty wears off. :)

kristina b said...

oh, also, the old-feeling-ness wears off. (but i totally understand that one.)

eszter said...

I can't believe you just killed your baby wallaby by deactivation. Sad about the lack of constraint.:(