In this day and age, with all the smart phones and tablets and whatnot…who isn’t addicted to at least one app? I use my tablet for basically two things: reading (my scriptures and ebooks are on there) and playing a game where you buy/sell/breed fish (but mostly I just collect them to look pretty in my tanks).
I never thought I would like this game. It’s not even a game, really. I thought I would be super-bored with it, but I downloaded it in order to get something else for free and figured that BratzBasher might like it. I gave BB the first tank. I have seven. Yep, I’m addicted. I check on my fish at least once a day — more than that if there’s a special event (bonus game) going on that requires more monitoring.
On the bright side, I can’t play it if there’s no wi-fi available. I have to be online to access my tanks, so I never have to worry about getting the urge to check on those fish while I’m supposed to be paying attention in church.
Sure, I could delete it from my tablet, but not all of the tanks are mine. Besides, I spent months collecting enough fish bucks to buy a leopard frog for BB. There’s the option to purchase bucks, but I refuse to pay real money for something I’ll eventually get for free.
My resolution for the new year — okay, for February: only once a day. Even if there’s an “event” going on. Even if the prizes in the event are really cool, they’re still virtual prizes and not real. Put down the tablet and go spend time with your family.
So what app are you addicted to? Come on, ‘fess up.