Tooned Out

Suburban mommy talks about kicking her online gaming habit.

Location: Redmond, Washington, United States

Just another face in line at the grocery store...

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Speaking of Huge Wastes of Time

Time period: March 2004 - June 2005 = 15 months = 66 weeks = 450+ days

Average time spent in game per day: 3.5 hours

Time spent in game per week: 25 hours

Per month: 100 + hours

Per year: 1278 hours

Total time spent in game: Approximately 1575 hours or over 65 full days.

That's how long I was away from my family during the 15 months I was hooked.

Imagine if I had spent even 1/2 of that time practicing piano, or learning French, or going back to college, or writing a book, or volunteering at a food bank, or training for a marathon, or learning to fly a plane, or working at a part time job, or, well, you get the picture.

And a Pretty Big Waste of Money


Which is the same as 3 nice dinners out with my husband, or a couple of nice outfits, or a new bike, or a day or 2 skiing with the family, or a weekend at the beach, or 4 months of piano lessons, or tuition to a course or 2 at community college, or 3 months dance class, or 4 months membership at the Y, or...