Monday, January 7, 2008

Rock Star!

Since my last post was pretty intense, I decided it was time to lighten things my expense of course!

It seems everyone these days is addicted to something and it seems you can be addicted to just about anything. Drugs, alcohol, shopping, cleaning, anything. Well, I have found a new addiction. Thankfully it isn't as harmful as drugs or least not physically.

I'm a little embarassed to even say what it is, especially since I am usually the first one to say these things are a large part of why kids are the way they are. I guess I am going to just have to come right out and say it. They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, so here it goes.......I'm addicted to Guitar Hero and Karaoke on the Playstation 2! There! I said it.

I don't know what it is about these games. I am not a huge fan of video games. I may play them once in awhile, but in general I can take 'em or leave 'em. Not these, though. The worst thing about this addiction is the fact that I don't own any of these games. As a matter of fact I don't even own a Playstation 2 to play these games. You may think that is probably a good thing, but it's not...believe me! Since I don't own any of the games I sooo long to play, I have to arrange 'playdates'. I'm like a junkie looking for a fix!

When I was young I always dreamed of being a singer. I love to sing. I sing all the time to just about anything. TV commercials, radio jingles, Bible verses, and sometimes I even sing real songs:) So, knowing that, imagine how excited I was to see a video game that allowed me to audition for American Idol. Not only did I make it to Hollywood, but I won the whole thing!!! My childhood dreams came to fruition! I am the American Idol!

Now, Guitar Hero surprises me a little. Even though I could play a mean 'air' guitar in the 80's, I never had a desire to actually play a real one. So when my nieces and nephew got one for Christmas I thought that was great.......for them. The kiddo's and I went to their house to check out their new gift and I watched them play. I really had no desire to play myself. Then they made me. I grabbed the guitar, put it on my knee, and failed miserably. I found myself wanting to 'master' this thing! First off, you have to know that Guitar Hero is comprised of many songs, but most of them are old rock songs that the kids of today have never even heard! If the kids can master Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water', then surely I can!!!! And so it began.....

My day at work is coming to a close and I can feel the excitement building inside. We have borrowed my nephew's Guitar Hero (He's 8 yrs old by the way) and my kiddo's are home practicing right now! We have set up a 'playdate' with my cousin, Kaeleen and my nephew, Noah (the 8 yr old). Tonight, I will continue on my quest to become a 'Rock Star'!!!!

I'll let you know when my first album is due out in stores! :)


Susan said...

O.K. well I am addicted to a little Wheel of Fortune game. At least yours iisn't nerdy like mine is.

Tanya said...

Luke has Guitar Hero, but that is not my addiction. Melanie got a new toy for christmas call Funk keys. I am so hook. I have to get my self away from it sometimes to do other things.

Lori said...

Think of it in this light - at least this addiction is not a cream filled Twinkie that will put the pounds on the 'ol hipsters!

Nana C said...

Hi Heather, this is my first time on your blogsite. Thank you for your fun! I love Mahjongh. Nana C

melmac said...

I knew you would be the cranky one abouut me not blogging for awhile! :) I love guitar hero too and if I had it I would totally be addicted. I hate video games too which is the weird part. Pray for you by the way :)
No smackdowns please!

Heather said...

What a comfort to know that I am not the only one!

Susan- I would be totally addicted to Wheel of Fortune..if I had it. I'm pretty nerdy, too!

Nana C-Thanks for stopping by:) I don't know how to play Mahjong, but I have heard it is VERY addicting. I should probably stay away!!!

Mel- You HAD to know I would be cranky! When you come home next time we HAVE to play Guitar Hero. I will own it by this weekend I am sure:)