This post is sponsored by Best Fiends.
By the time you read this, I will be visiting family in Killington, VT, having (hopefully) survived a seven-hour road trip with my children...and (even more hopefully) with my sanity intact.
I'm not worried about the kids, by the way. The secret to traveling with kids is actually pretty simple:
1) Get a car with a DVD player in it. Procure many DVDs.
And that's it. You're pretty much done. I mean, you'll also want some headphones for them, snacks and drinks but not too many drinks, because then you'll have a kid who needs to pee exactly five minutes after you leave the rest stop where he refused to even get out of the car (but I didn't have to go then!!!) and yet it's already at EMERGENCY LEVELS and then something unspeakable happens in an empty water bottle but hey that's an unexpected perk of having boys I guess.
Okay, so there's also 2) Pack an empty water bottle, just in case.
So my kids will happily spend all seven hours watching movie after movie while I slowly die of boredom in the front seat.
Jason is a...bit of a control freak when it comes to driving so we actually rarely swap posts. (He admits he's a terrible passenger, no matter who else is driving.) So he drives and I sit. I do not sleep, because once upon a time, while we were still dating, we agreed that was rude for whoever was driving and it's the passenger's responsibility to make sure the driver is staying awake/awake and has someone to talk to. This is a regretful rule, I admit, especially when we travel with other couples and I watch the passenger snuggle up with a pillow and promptly pass out. Like, you’re allowed to do that? Wow.
(Don't make road trip rules with your boyfriend when you're 19 years old, babies. Nineteen years later you may realize you could really use a nap.)
I can't read in the car without getting carsick, so I am super ridiculously dependent on gaming apps for my road trip entertainment. And on THIS trip, which takes us through the winding wilderness of No Wifi and Really Crap Signals, I need games that work without either. So I was delighted to discover the puzzle game Best Fiends, which I started playing a little over a week ago. I am hooked. It's one of those diabolical little games that starts off easy, then suddenly you realize there's like, STRATEGY and THINKING involved and you need to plan your moves better. (Hint: connecting the largest chain on the board isn’t always the best default choice, but good luck overcoming the temptation to go for SLUGMAGEDDON every chance you get.) And then you're like YOU WILL NOT BEAT ME GAME, I IS SMART AND GOOD AT THINGS.
I'm currently on level 64. Do I have a problem? No, I am just awesome at this game, obviously. You should come play too and try to beat me, which you won't. Or maybe you will because level 64 is not messing around. Either way, come play and we can send each other presents while locked in any of the constant in-game challenges in the battle for Minutia world domination.
Thanks to Best Fiends for sponsoring this post AND for keeping me happily entertained and majorly procrastinating. First 100 readers to download the (FREE!) game and get to level 10 will get $4.99 worth of gold and diamonds for free, just follow this link to download! Available for iPhone/iPad, Android, Facebook, and Amazon.