Pitying and Judging Others, Even as I Am Being Pitied

I blushed yesterday for the first time in about 15 years. As you may know, I have a slight addiction to Sims II, a PC game wherein you basically play life--creating characters who then have to fulfill mundane human needs like eating, sleeping, socializing, going to the bathroom, and having fun--which you fulfill endlessly at the expense of your own appetite/social life/bladder. And because I love my Sims so much, I had to buy the latest expansion pack as soon as I came out (it's about pets. I love pets!). I went first to Best Buy and was looking around at the PC selection but didn't see it. I approached an employee and before I even opened my mouth, he said, Let me guess. You're looking for Sims Pets? That is when I blushed. What was it in my appearance that hinted that I spend a not insignifcant amount of time playing a simulation game most popular with pre-teens? Was it my Hello Kitty purse, my ponytails, or my I HEART THE SIMS tee shirt? They did not have Pets yet. I left in shame.

I went to Target, only to find that they don't carry PC games at all. I walked out and told myself to give it up and just check Best Buy tomorrow. Then I remembered that there was an evil chain whose name I cannot mention (see Liz, it's not like I'm promoting it) and since it was on the way home...I was shocked to see that they had plenty of copies of Pets. I bought it, along with a 10 pound bag of cat food and a 25 pound box of cat litter, and was gleefully headed back to the house. As I was pulling out of the parking lot, I spotted this hot guy who looked really familiar pushing a cart outside of Home Depot. I racked my brain, but couldn't at first remember who he was. Then it dawned on me that he's a friend of this guy I sort of kind of not really dated. I thought, How sad! Ryan is working at Home Depot and he's not even really working there, he's just the cart guy! Then I realized that I was rushing home with a kid's video game that features pets and 35 pounds of cat paraphenalia.

Shawn made an awesome invitation to our Halloween party. Yes, you are invited too!


Anonymous said…
did you hear that hilary duff has a sims character in the new "pet" version?
how odd is that?
rockin it in the ct,
Anonymous said…
i can't believe you shopped at wally world and you use to organize ~zena
Liz said…
I forgot to ask if he works there. If I ever get home during normal human hours, I will ask.
Aimee said…
Yes, I heard about Hilary Duff! I wish they would've also made her less popular, less attractive, less talented sister and the two of them could fight.
Aimee said…
Zena--How did you know???