Recently I got a new phone…an iphone. I’m definitely a late comer to the line of i-products, as this is my very first one. To me a cell phone is a necessity for work and for emergencies and a convenient way for picture taking. It’s not something that I’ve used a lot, but something that I always kept on me, that is until I got my iphone.
I must confess, I’m now completely addicted. My new phone is within arms reach at all times and usually found in the palm of my hand. What is it about my new phone that I am so addicted to, you ask? Well let me tell you! I just can not stop playing games on it, like Words With Friends, DrawSomething and my favourite, Dream Zoo. At first Dream Zoo appears just to be a simple, silly little app where you buy animals and breed them to eventually make a Champion generation. So innocent, so fun and free to play! In reality it’s a time sucking, crack game of collecting coins, hearts and fruit. It takes seemingly impossible amounts of time to level, that is, unless you are willing to spend real life money to buy coins and game money. That is something I refuse to do, so instead I have resorted to excel sheets calculating which animals to breed to get the best pay outs. I kid you not! This is how I, HonestlyMummy, choose to spend my “me” time.
Now, I find myself trying to seek out other iphone and ipad users so I can casually mention my new game and try to get them to play. Why would I do this when I know the heinous powers this game holds? To get hearts and coins of course, so that I can further my own game! Yes, this is the influence an app game has over me. I’m not proud of it but I’m not about to give up “my precious” <- insert Gollum’s voice here, anytime soon.
Don’t judge me, your time will come. Believe me, I’ve done my own judging of game apps! *cough, cough -farmvile* but now I get it. I have joined the throngs of iphone users who walk around staring at the tiny screens with bags under their eyes, as they make their way in this world with blank looks on their faces. One day you may even find me camping out over night in front of an apple store, hoping to be one of the first to buy a slightly improved version of the phone I already have, for twice the cost!
Until then, you can find me at my zoo, breeding my animals and greedily collecting my coins. Just keep your own iphones and ipads close because I am now officially an izombie and I may eat your brains and steal your ipads! Mama needs an ipad!!!
**No zoo animals were harmed in the creating of this post, however many coins were collected.**