What Are You Playing This Weekend?

My farm looks nothing like this.
My farm looks nothing like this.

The weekend is for spending time with the cat you’re watching, i.e., turning down social obligations to pet a cat. Also, video games.


I just got a Switch (I know!) which means I have been playing Stardew Valley for the first time (I know!). I have very little idea what I’m supposed to be doing but I’m finding it bizarrely compelling. The Switch is the first handheld I’ve owned since I had a Game Gear as a kid, so I keep sitting places that aren’t my desk and marveling that I’m still playing video games. Did you know you can play video games in bed? My whole life is changed.

What about you? What are you playing?

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So, my 10 year old son wanted to play Stardew Valley. As tradition, we always start a new game sitting together on the couch. I let him play and he asks me for help if he doesn’t understand something and we sort of fumble through it together. We started playing around 7pm. At 8:30pm, game goes off and he gets ready for bed. As I tuck him in, he asks me to play a little bit and get his farm going for him. Okay, sure.

My wife comes stumbling into the play room half asleep and asks me what I am doing? I said I am helping him out really quick.

She says: “It’s three o’clock in the fucking morning. You have to go to work in three hours!”

Fuck you Stardew Valley.