How the time passes…Another school year comes to a close, lease is renewed, more summer DC humidity sucking my soul from my body. However yesterday I unexpectedly celebrated what in retrospect is a rather significant milestone. Around 2:30ish in the madrugada (late night/early morning, one of my fave Spanish words for which there is no good equivalent) I was swiping away on a game of Candy Crush Saga. One of my usual insomnia activities between cruising Instagram, taking literally every buzzfeed quiz ever, and reading random shit on the world wide web. So anyway I’m crushing my candies when at the end of my level I get the pop up that’s like, YOU DID IT! And it’s different than the normal end of level celebration, and it’s like WAHOO THANKS FOR PLAYING FOR 2,000 LEVELS! Here’s a little something to say thanks! And there’s a bunch of booster thingys and gold coins and shit.
So here I am thinking 1) damn do I spend too much time on this game? because I had to start over about a year and a half ago when I got a new phone, and 2) aw that’s so nice of them to recognize my brand loyalty. Then I stated to really think about those 2,000 levels, when I play, and what this “milestone” represents if you will. Mind you, my students tell me Candy Crush is one of those game for old people along with things like Facebook and my Dansko clogs. I did refer to my carpal tunnel (another old people thing) as Candy Crush thumb which my PCP found both hilarious and a bit concerning.
Anyway, I got to reflecting and Oh Candy Crush Saga, It is a Saga indeed. We have been together for so many years now I can’t imagine a lull in the workday, a sleepless night, or a never ending ER wait without it right by my side. We have grown together through new phones, and app updates, but those candies have always been there for me.
When the pre-new doctor anxiety sets in they were there to keep my fingers busy and away from the hives blooming on my chest. When there is no WiFi? Candy Crush to the rescue! It is silly in a way to celebrate your progress in an iPhone app game where you smash fictional candy with the help of a Yeti who is somehow related to the little girl? I dunno. But with so much else out of control, deteriorating, or slow to make progress, this “milestone” feels nice.
It might beat out getting married for top moments of 2019 we’ll see a lot of the year is left to be lived. Keep on crushing!
This post was not sponsored by King Games but I’d do it because obviously love the products.