Get Your Head Out of Your App

Love that TDOT sign. My favorite, however, is “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed”. Did no one at TDOT think to have that tested in a focus group? I understand it’s supposed to mean if you drive drunk, you’re going to jail. But I read that as “If you drink, you’re getting lucky tonight.”

Ok, anyway.. Let’s talk about Pokémon.

Sadly, I have let an app consume part of my life for the past few days. If you would have told me last week that I would be walking around random places looking for Pokémon, I would have laughed hysterically in your face. Yet here I am. Walking around aimlessly in hopes of catching my next little creature.

The one thing that I find hilarious about this whole new obsession is that young kids are OBSESSED with it. Like do you even know what Pokémon is? You know it wasn’t just invented, right? I was a DIE-HARD Pokémon fan when I was younger. I was that girl that had all the cards in fancy binders, knew all the characters, etc. My dad used to travel frequently to Japan so I had legitimate Pokémon cards. They were all in Japanese and I had no clue what they said but I immediately had power over other players, because well, mine were cooler. I was the real deal. I had a Pokémon themed birthday when I was eight. Watched the show, read the books, even had a Pokémon club. If you want more details about that, feel free to ask. We used to meet on the playground twice a week in elementary school. I was obsessed. Now that I am thinking of it, I was probably the reason Pokémon cards were banned at my school. But then I realized Pokémon was lame and grew out of that phase.

Until I was 23, and now I am back at it again. To be honest, I don’t really get the game. I’ve caught a few Pokémon, but that’s it. I don’t get the battles or letting eggs hatch or any of that stuff. I just think it’s kind of funny to see where these little things are. I’m waiting for someone to show up at my house asking to come inside and catch the Pokémon that’s in our kitchen. Pretty sure my mom is terrified that will happen. Some people have taken it too far, I will admit. Dodging traffic on a highway and walking off a cliff is just a little too much for me. I heard an interview on the news that a guy caught a Pokémon at a FUNERAL. And all that for what? What’s the point? To catch the most Pokémon? I’m confused what all the hype is about.

I was recently sitting outside at a restaurant and I was amazed by how many adults were out playing this game. It actually is impressive, yet alarming, that a game can take over peoples’ lives as much as this game has. Wouldn’t it be lovely if people would get out and walk around town and socialize with humans instead? What a novelty.

After being at a Bachelorette party this weekend (another story in itself), I kept catching myself opening the Pokémon app, which made me look boring so I have since deleted the app. GASP. Now, I am back to spending my time on the Chickfila app. Which, let’s be honest, is way more important. Ugh, how I love that place dearly.

So that’s my little two sense on Pokémon. Because I know you all really care. Not. We have better things to talk about on this blog, such as the Bachelorette hometowns that start tomorrow. Stay tuned. I’m sure my dad will have PLENTY of things to say.

Enjoy your evening, friends!



One thought on “Get Your Head Out of Your App

  1. Angela Keane says:

    Good one Alana Dying to hear about the Batchelorette party I’m sure you will have a great blog on that.

    Sent from my iPad



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