Thursday, March 01, 2007

Dangers of Alcohol

I debated yesterday whether to post this or not.

I told myself what had happened was just too sad, too embarrassing to even contemplate.

Of course, I realized today that makes it perfect blog material.

On Tuesday night this week, my fiance and I went out to dinner for Mexican food. This particular place makes a tasty margarita, and I proceeded to help myself to a sizeable quantity.

When she dropped me off at my place, already well on my way to being sloshed, I poured myself a nice glass of bourbon.

Now, I'm not the type of person that likes to be drunk by myself. I'm a social drinker. So since it was 8 PM on a Tuesday night, I decided to fire up iChat and see if any of my coworkers were available for a little Quake 4 action. Unfortunately no one was on line.

Fast forward to Wednesday morning. I woke up, feeling pretty good, and grabbed a shower. Eventually I noticed the pulsing white heartbeat of my Mac in sleep mode. That's odd, I thought. Usually I shut it down at night.

Bringing the computer out of sleep mode revealed a window that said (and I'm paraphrasing):

World of Warcraft Patching Complete

It all came flooding back immediately. In my desperation for social interaction the previous night, I had pulled out the dusty WoW discs and reinstalled the game. I had even gone online, opened a new account (the old one no longer... *ahem*... belongs to me), and paid for a digital download of the Burning Crusade expansion pack!!!

The only thing that had stopped me from actually playing was the patch and expansion download times. Eventually I tired of waiting for the downloads and went off to do something else, leaving the download in progress. When I went to bed I obviously left the downloading in progress.

Today I went on to the WoW account management and canceled the account again, but now I am left with a month of time already paid for. I've also just dropped a total of $55 as a result of this tomfoolery.

So a warning, friends: excessive drinking may lead you to play MMOs. You won't find that disclaimer on the bottle.

Let the mockery commence.

21 comments:

chornbe said...

Mockery? Hmm... what could be worse than the flogging I'm watching you give yourself right now...?

No, no. I think you're suffering enough.

You spineless, weak-minded, empty-souled, hollow husk of a man, you.

john said...

I still can't believe you came home after drinking loads of Margaritas to pour yourself a bourbon. You're a freakin' rock 'n' roll star!

ram said...

When you're drunk the spaceships and bad retcons dont seem to matter so much do they?


:: evil laugh ::

Julie said...

I am still trying to wrap my head around how you were well on your way to being sloshed after sharing a half pitcher of margaritas with me.

Methinks that one glass of bourbon and water was more like a half of bottle.

Andrew said...

Wait, were you looking for RP? There be no ARRR PEEEE here in this here MMO ARRRRR PEEEEEE GEEEEEE!!!

In related news, I saw Tom Cruise leaving the Exodar with Katie Holmes the other day. They were questing with John Travolta to find David Beckham and Posh Spice...

robustyoungsoul said...

Babe, I drank most of the half pitcher (3 margaritas) because I knew you were driving and I wanted to look out for your safety. Because I love you.

As for the bourbon... well, you know me pretty well.

chornbe said...

And by "I love you", he means...

robustyoungsoul said...

... I mean "I drank all the margaritas".

Andrew said...

http://wow.blupp.net/item.php?id=409457

That's all I gots to say.

the uber dude said...

Cmon...don't fall off the wagon, my good man! If I can quit smoking and banging Andy's mom, you can definitely stick with the no-MMORPG schtick you got going...

hl said...

are those repressed feelings towards MMORPGs spilling out? haha!

Roy Bertito said...

How was the Mexican food esse? Did you like the Big Beef Burrito?

Quesadilla's are my medicine...BEANCUP!!!

DM Osbon said...

So when are you gonna make WoW posts now that you are back playing...!!?? LOL

wheffner said...

The fact that you still HAD your old WoW discs shows that you never really wanted to quit in the first place. If you were really done with it, you'd have tossed those long ago.

No, I think a little alcohol finally set you free. Set you free from what others might say about playing again. You've taken the hardest step, but now you're well on your way to recovery. I admire the strength you've show to persevere through these negative comments.

+50 dkp for you, my friend.

Andrew said...

Less QQ, more Pew Pew...

LastBestAngryMan said...

I am just going to sit here in stern, disapproving silence for a while.

Ed said...

I'm just imagining Dave relating this story at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Alcoholic #1: "When I was near rock bottom, I would get drunk and beat my kids." Alcoholic #2: "I once drank so much that I drove my car through a playground full of school children and didn't even know it." Dave: "Me, I almost finished re-installing World of Warcraft." [All meeting members blink in silence] Dave: "I'll just leave now then."

chornbe said...

Wait. Hold on... Banging Andy's mom? Let's just judge too hastily here. The notion intrigues me.

chornbe said...

Let's *not judge... (sigh) Nevermind. Joke crashed. I suck.

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh at all the comments. Good show Son!!!!!

Dad

Anonymous said...

You know Lavanalla wanted her flight form ... alas!