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In which CANDY CRUSH SAGA is ruining me

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I’d like to say that I blame myself but mostly I blame Andie.  I’m talking about my recent addition to “Candy Crush Saga.”  What is it? You haven’t heard? It’s a stupid game for the phone and the iPad and it’s sort of like Bejeweled but with goals.

 

I heard that it was a seriously addictive game and since I have a tendency to get addicted to games, I’ve been avoiding it for a long, long time.  But when we were in Vermont, Andie showed me Candy Crush because a friend of hers (thanks a lot BETH!) had gotten her addictive.  Sure enough, after playing it on her phone I had to put it on my iPad and voila, I’m like a crystal meth addict and I can’t get enough.

 

I even put it on my phone now so that when my lives (you only get 5) are regenerating on my iPad I can play it on my iPhone.  How fucked up is that?  Not only that but essentially, the game is free.  I mean, you don’t pay anything BUT if you want to get new lives and not wait for 30 minutes per life regeneration, for a mere $.99 you can get 5 new lives.  So I did that a few times and before I knew it, I’ve spent about $20 in the last week.

 

Fucking Andie! Fucking Candy Crush Saga! Fucking games!  Fucking OCD!

 

Now Kevin is bitching at me that my new love is Candy Crush and I haven’t paid attention to him for a week (I mean, he’s a goddamn adult, do I always need to pay attention to him?) which kind of bugs me but folks, what CAN I DO????

 

Anyways, today I’m going to try to calm down and pay attention to the fact that my entire family is here and not play the game … much.

 

So here’s my advice to you! Never pay attention to Andie MacDonald!  That’s the moral of this sad story.  Listen to your common sense and if you lack it, like I do, then you’re screwed.  I have nothing else to say.

 

Wow, this is a short post.  Whatever.  I had to take a break from my game to write the damn thing.

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28 Comments

  1. Mayor Gia
    July 9, 2013

    I see it in the app store and on facebook but I refuse to download it for that exact reason!!!
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    • Lynn
      July 9, 2013

      smart thinking

  2. Paula
    July 9, 2013

    My husband just told me this past weekend that he hated that game. Apparently to him I play it way too much!! :)

    • Lynn
      July 9, 2013

      hahaha…same

  3. Tracie
    July 9, 2013

    My whole family is hopelessly addicted to Candy Crush. It is bad.

    The secret is to get Kevin to play – then he will be too busy playing to notice that you haven’t talked to him for three days.
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    • Lynn
      July 9, 2013

      hahaha…Kevin has no time to play and also, he doesn’t play games

  4. After Farmville, i swore i was through. No more.
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    • Lynn
      July 9, 2013

      never played that but this is killing me

  5. Maura
    July 9, 2013

    Hi My Name is Maura and I’m addicted to Candy Crush. Lynn, if I could give you any advise at all it is this… DELETE IT NOW!!!! The levels get harder and it becomes all consuming to beat the damn level. just when you are about to give up, miraculously you win the level and then the next 3 or 4 levels are easy peasy. THAT IS WHERE THEY’VE GOTCHYA!!!! Another week on another ridiculously difficult level and suddenly there are 7 loads of laundry backed up, there is no food in the fridge, the cat has found a new family and well – you know…. In 12-step programs we share our experience, strength and hope to help others recover. In Candy Crush I’m still at experiencing the full addiction so I don’t have much strength or hope, but fingers crossed. (side note, if you run out of lives, you can uninstall – reinstall the app and get fresh lives).

    • Lynn
      July 9, 2013

      I’m on level 97 … I’m quitting at 100 although I can’t beat this level

  6. Jacki
    July 9, 2013

    Been stuck at Level 135 for months, so stopped playing out of sheer frustration…looked up cheats, tactics, etc and can’t do it!! But if anyone can help me crack the code, I will gladly resume my addiction!!

  7. Tammy
    July 9, 2013

    I am also one of those addicticts, on level 198 for a couple of days now, besides your phone & Ipad you can get 5 more on your laptop, just sayin!

    • Lynn
      July 9, 2013

      Thank god I don’t have a laptop

    • Lynn
      July 9, 2013

      I cannot beat 97

  8. Julie
    July 9, 2013

    If you quit at level 100 I will send you $1.00
    I’m not a big game player so I (fortunately) have no idea what this game is about – other than a million people per day on Facebook inviting me to play.

    • Lynn
      July 9, 2013

      A whole dollar?

      • Julie
        July 9, 2013

        Try not to spend it all at once! ;)

  9. Theresa
    July 9, 2013

    Thanks a lot Lynn…now I have to go see if I can get to the next level… SWEET! DELICIOUS!!! I had to take it off Facebook, cause I was playing way too much, and have only had it just over a week! Crazy!

  10. After Farmville dictated I need to wake up an hour earlier each day to sort the farm out before I went to work I deleted every FB game. So far I have resisted Candy Crush because I know with 100% certainly that I will get nothing else done!
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  11. Michael Rochelle
    July 9, 2013

    I’ve heard about that game. However, you mentioning that it’s addictive AND that there could be money involved for continued play has strengthened my will to just say no.

    • Lynn
      July 9, 2013

      Good thinking..don’t go near it

  12. Michael Rochelle
    July 9, 2013

    I’ve heard about that game. However, you mentioning that it’s addictive AND that there could be money involved for continued play has strengthened my will to just say no.

    Oops…I didn’t pay attention with the first response. LOL.
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  13. Ashley
    July 10, 2013

    Oh my goodness. Isn’t it ridiculous how terribly afflicting it is? It’s an illness.

    • Lynn
      July 10, 2013

      I can’t stop it!!!!

  14. Dawn
    July 10, 2013

    I’m sharing this post with some of my “friends” who have discreetly (not) poked fun at my own addiction to this game. Of course, like any good addict I’ve done my share of getting others involved in the addiction. See what a good friend I am?

    • Lynn
      July 10, 2013

      sounds like you’re a great friend getting others addicted

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  16. John
    August 5, 2013

    I would put one bit of advice for everyone. I know people use their phones in the restrooms but for the rest of us silence your phone not just the music cause that creepy voice saying “tasty!” From the next stall is kinda startling. Just saying.

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