Blocking Apps to Salvage Sanity

I’ve been busy. I’ve been exhausted. I’ve been lazy. Also, for reasons I don’t fully understand, I decided to give FarmVille a try. The stupid app on FB? Yes. I did. The most twisted part of all? I tired of it (after, like, two days) and stopped playing. I block the application. However, I don’t think that deletes my farm. Sooooo….I have this lingering, nagging guilt about abandoning my animals and my crops. Um.

I also tried Mafia Wars. Some of y’all love this shit. I do not. I lack patience, motivation and the discipline required to fight snitches and rob banks and buy weapons. Nope.


  • What the fuck do you mean I have no more energy to do jobs? You suck, Mafia Wars. How ’bout this? How ’bout I go play FarmVille while my energy recharges. Huzzah.
  • OK, so a Tommy Gun is like $120,000 and is required for everything? Nope. I don’t even know what a Tommy Gun is, Mafia Wars. Is my sawed-off shotgun not good enough for you?
  • No, I don’t want to wait 24 hours to shake down a strip club. If I wanted to wait for my reward, I might get a legitimate job, Mafia Wars. I obviously have a problem with impulse control. I obviously prefer instant gratification to long-term gain. Wait to shake down the strip club? No sir, I’ll sit here at a corner table and watch my money get made.
So that distraction is over. In unrelated news, I dogsat for Millie this weekend:
She's cute. And she's trouble.

She's cute. And she's trouble.

We also did the 2009 Walk for the Homeless, which went well, sans the Kaiser’s incessant chat throughout the ENTIRE. THREE. MILES.

It's all fun and games 'til the K won't shut up.

It's all fun and games 'til the K won't shut up.

And that was the weekend.



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10 responses to “Blocking Apps to Salvage Sanity

  1. Tina

    Haha! That post made my morning!

  2. diana

    How do you block the application?Better yet how do you get rid of all the idiots that play ALL DAY LONG and fill up my page with the stupid stuff and all the yoville requests?????Do they have a gun for that lol?

    • sarafraser

      Wherever you see an app update, you should also see a little button that allows you to hide the app. Problem solved. 😀

  3. Oh, Lord! I can’t help but roll my eyes when I see people raising virtual animals on FB and trying to take out this or that mafia kingpin and (only marginally better ’cause it requires a teeny bit of skilled) posting scores of 620,000,000 in Bejeweled Blitz. I can’t even imagine having the time for that.

    I mean, I have to read people’s blogs, comment on people’s blogs, write my own blog, tweet about my own blog, keep track of other people’s tweets about their blogs, tweet about random things, and, uh, do other productive stuff online. Sheesh!

    Oh, yeah… and write stories in my free time. Hey, we all have our addictions.

    • sarafraser

      I mean, I’m all for having a hobby. 😉 And everyone has right to choose the time waster of his/her choice, right? I can’t even keep up with blogs.

  4. I think I got almost every app blocked by now. I never played any, except that city one when I first got on FB.

    “It’s all fun and games ’til the K won’t shut up.” Nice!!

    • sarafraser

      What city one? You know, when I first started FB I was addicted to Oregon Trail. But that one — that one is a classic.

  5. I bet there was one point not too long ago that you wished hard for a mumble that remotely sounded like a word from that precious little mouth. You be happy he talks, Mommy!

    I am with you on the apps. Annoying.

    • sarafraser

      And this is very, very true. But think about this, Kim: He gets in the wagon. He starts talking. About trains. And asking, repeatedly, when we are going to see a train track. For two hours, man. Two hours. Yes, I’m thrilled. It’s cool. He’s funny. And then he tells me stuff like, “Suck. Suck. Is suck bad? Mommy. Sucks?” Yeaaaaah.

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