I much prefer the idea of games. Hardly ever does someone ask you to play a game and you think: "Oh my goodness, how dreary." No, games are fun. Games can be invented and reinvented. Games can be played over and over again. They teach strategy and sportsmanship and good manners and sharing. Games are awesome! Especially since most of us don't mind losing games every once in a while as long as we learn something from it. And, we don't go around kicking ourselves for weeks afterward either (with the exception of a 1987 Scrabble match that still haunts me).
This blog is a game for me. Doing dishes is a game. Walking dogs, paying bills, making art...all games. I win some, I lose some, but I keep playing. That's the true beauty. You just shuffle the deck, re-deal, and start over.