Sunday, August 31, 2008

Johnny Depp Monday

Because I missed so many Johnny Depp Mondays do to the unfortunate lighting accident. This should make up for it.

Is There a 12-Step Program or Something?

Hi, my name is Wife O Riley and I am a Webkins addict.

If you were to tell me a couple of months ago that I was going to be spending all of my downtime (which is about 1 hour a day) playing games and decorating rooms on Webkins, I would call you a liar to your face. But here I am with 8, count them 8 Webkins OF MY OWN!

It started out innocent enough, Matt bought me one for our anniversary and I started playing with it. Then I got another one, and another one etc. I named them all after Cubs players so part of the fun was trying to find a name for each new adopted pet. As you can see, it's pretty clever, if I do say so myself. I told myself that I was just buying stuffed animals for Vivi. After all, she got to keep the actual animal and I just used the tags online. Then I got bored and I felt like I hit the Webkins glass ceiling. There was only so much I could do but play games and do the daily activities. Matt noticed that I had about 20 thousand Kinzcash and introduced me to the world of room creating. He showed me a website where people sent pictures of rooms they created for their Webkins.

If you are unfamiliar with Webkins, when you adopt a pet, they give you a room and there are different themes to decorate them. The stuff cost Kinzcash that you can earn playing games and doing the daily activities. (They really get you because you have to go on everyday to get stuff)
You can also buy additional rooms and decorate them too. This is where it gets fun. You can really come up with some fun rooms. It's like a virtual dollhouse!
Now being one who believes that dollhouse, and for that matter, youth is wasted on the young, I got right into it. When I was younger, I had no interests in dollhouses, I couldn't and didn't see the fun in decorating. That has all changed. And the best parts? I don't have to store a huge doll house and I'm spending fake money on them!!! So without further ado, here are some my favorite rooms that I created.

This is the beauty parlor, I know that I have only boy pets, but I couldn't resist. This was the first non-bedroom that I did.

This is the gym. I am waiting until I can get a jacuzzi to put by the lockers. It's an exclusive item and you can just get them in the shop. You have to wait until they are available in the curio shop or you may get one as an adoption gift when you adopt another pet. But I love the juice bar!

This is the gallery. The fountain is an exclusive item that I bought in the curio shop. It runs like an actual fountain. I am waiting to find the suits of armor. You can see three trophies that are on pedestals that I won playing games.

This is my newest room, the Zen room. I was so excited to find the rock garden!!! It cost like 2500 Kinzcash, but worth it!!

Some of the rooms that I will be creating in the future are; a library, an awesome closet, a game room, a living room and hopefully a Jimmy Buffet garden. (But I have to work that one out)

Now you know my dirty little secret, I'm a HUGE loser!! But it keeps me out of trouble. (Most of the time)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Did Ya Miss Me?????

No, I have not forgotten about you. I am not off with my non-cyberspace friends and shunning my blogging duties. I am perfectly aware the complete responsibility of sharing humiliating stories about my family and how you all depend on them to get you through your day. There is a "tragic" story about where I have been. Unfortunately, we had a death in the family... Our computer was struck by lighting!!! That's right, STRUCK BY LIGHTING!!!

I know what your thinking, "Was the computer out playing golf?" "How is it that a computer, that is safe inside, get struck by lighting?"

Well, if you ask Matt, it's all my fault as most things are. So, I going to tell you the story and let you decide if I am the stupidest person walking this earth. Here it goes.

It was a dark and gloomy night, so what better way to spend it than searching the Internet for Johnny Depp pictures? After all it was the day before his birthday, I needed to make it special just in case he reads it. Then he'll want to meet me, then he'll fall in love with me, then he'll buy me a vineyard in France..... I'm getting off track.

As I was saying, I was searching for the perfect picture for Birthday Johnny Depp Monday, when...KABLOOOIE!!! Lighting struck our modem. (surge protector, smurge protector) The computer just made a sad, weird little noise, and then nothing! Matt scolded me for about 2 weeks and I am forbidden to be on the computer if there is even a chance of rain in the week.

I guess I should have known that something like this would happen, I mean we are talking about US!!! I'm not even allowed to shower if it's raining because Matt's so paranoid.

Now I bet you're thinking, "Why not get a new one?"

Well, I have an answer. Matt got hurt at work, nothing serious, but he was on workman's comp of a couple of months. Workman's comp only paid 60% of his salary and they didn't give him any overtime for sitting on his ass watching "The Price is Right"!! (So unfair!) So, little extras like new modems were out of the question. Things are now getting back to normal. Matt's back at work and having daytime TV with drawls and money is now starting to come in.

And because I am always thinking of you, I made sure the modem was one of the first purchases after food.

Now that that's over with, WE HAVE SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT!!!! But not tonight. There is a line forming behind and I am hearing grumblings about neglected Webkinz.

So, I will leave you now with 2 words and I will explain later; STUPID BRANGELINA!!!!!!