Up until a few months ago, when someone asked me what my husband did for a living, the answer that he built websites was easy. But after Blake's recent career change, the answer to that question got a little more complicated.
I usually start off by saying he is a freelance writer. This of course leads to more questions like who and what does he write for. It gets a little sticky at this point because as soon as I say he writes about video games, I get a "Oh, you're married to one of those guys" look. About 99% of the time the other person (especially if it's a woman) proceeds to tell me about how their husband was addicted or how they had a friend who married someone who played all the time and how horrible it was. This is where I try to pipe in by saying that Blake doesn't play video games that much and that he really just writes more about the business of them but that's when I usually get the, "Yeah, you're in major denial because anyone that plays video games is bad look" and I give up.
Yes, Blake plays video games. He buys them, plays them for about 10 minutes and then sells them on eBay. In fact, I have some great memories of falling asleep on the couch watching Blake play a game he is really excited about. But I can honestly say that since we have been married, I have never felt second to video games. Never. I think it's cute how he tries to get me involved by buying games that he thinks I will like. And believe it or not, he's been successful in finding a few that I actually enjoy.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that not all gamers are obsessed nerds who sit with a controller in their hand all day. There can be a balance and Blake has definitely found it. Just like anything else in life, moderation is the key.
I just wanted to set the record straight.