Life Can Be Tough: Bath, iPad, Spitballs, and Quality Time
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I complain sometimes about how stressful my plugin development can get, and the time surrounding a major plugin event like we've had this week all the more so, but I shouldn't complain. I found myself in somewhat of an absurdly happy situation today, and thought that life wasn't all that bad. 🙂

I was enjoying a long, leisurely soak in my deep Japanese bath, up to my neck in steaming hot water, playing a game on my iPad against my boy who was using my iPhone in the living room, as we voice-chatted and shot spitballs and rubber-bands at each other.

Using technology to its fullest!

“Air Wings” in Action
paper airplane firing pencil rockets

We were playing Air Wings™, a very fun game where you fly paper airplanes and shoot spitballs, rubber bands, darts, pencils, etc. at your opponent. You can play against people all over the world, but I just wanted to play with Anthony. I'm not much of a game player, but the thought of being able to spend that kind of “quality time” prompted me to finally turn on Apple's “Game Center”, to enable the multi-player mode of the game, and I'm not disappointed. It's a wonderful way to waste time, even though Anthony beats me soundly 9 out of 10 times.

Even better, I splurged the $2.97 total for all three expansion packs (different planes and locations), which make the game much more fun. Highly recommended.

Even though I was in the hot steamy bath, my iPad was safely tucked away in a Loksak, which I learned about via a comment on this old post.

It was a wonderful evening, though it would be better if I could stop crashing my paper airplane in to the walls...

All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

It looks good – I’m always on the lookout for nice things to play with my Fiance, so thanks for the recommendation.

Know that your plugins are very well appreciated! So don’t forget to take time out, and certainly try not to burn yourself out!

— comment by Nick on March 10th, 2012 at 12:30am JST (12 years ago) comment permalink

Hope you’re still in the bath when you get this, 35 minutes after you posted. Doesn’t sound as if it’s relaxing, though, if you have to stay on your toes (so to speak) Nice that Anthony has an advantage over you in something. That ratio will change as he gets older….speaking from experience. Love,Mom.

— comment by Grandma Friedl, Ohio, USA on March 10th, 2012 at 12:48am JST (12 years ago) comment permalink

A. Why did I not know of this game earlier?

B. I am blaming you for my productivity at home going down.

— comment by Ray on March 10th, 2012 at 9:43am JST (12 years ago) comment permalink

Somebody was playing against me but they didn’t appear to ever move out of their hand. Than shots were coming at me from different directions. Is thisa cheat, glitch, or bad Internet connection.

— comment by Jonathan on March 28th, 2012 at 1:43am JST (11 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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