This is the start of another Internet game addiction.

The game City of Wonder is not loading in Google+ and it’s pissing me off. I’ve recently got hooked to the game and I’ve been taking some effort in designing my city, complete with a little isle surrounded by a lopped river. It’s cute; the isle even has the Fountain of Life in it.

Of course I can’t get a screeshot now because the blasted game won’t load. I’ve already restarted the computer several times; but everytime I try to access the game, it only loads until 99% and stays there indefinitely.

Finally, I thought, screw this , and stood up to get a glass of water.

And then I remembered Bern’s mom is dropping by the apartment to see her sick son. So I tidied up the house, sweeped the floor and tidied up the bathroom. Especially the bathroom. From my experience, mothers often react violently to dirty bathrooms (not that ours are, even on most days).

I can’t really understand the bathroom obsession; I’d be more keen on checking out the cleanliness of the fridge, the kitchen and the trash bin, really, but most people judge the state of a house’s sanitation based on the bathroom.

And after I’ve done those, I went back to the computer to load City of Wonders and again and it’s still hanging at 99%. Motherfucker.

Bern came out of our bedroom (now that’s a room that needs a lot of cleaning up in our flat) from his nap and saw me seated in the living room, zombie-like.

“I cleaned the bathroom,” I told him. “And this game is still not loading.”

Bern told me of a friend of his who was also obsessing over an Internet game. The guy would not pay them attention if he’s in the middle of a game. One time, while Bern was staying at that friend’s place, the internet connection went down. Said friend went out of his room, headed straight to the bathroom, and cleaned it. While still not paying attention to his visitors.

“It seems,” Bern concluded, “it was only that that could move him away from his chair.”

…and the game is still stuck. Motherfucker.