Minecraft continues to eat my soul

I've played Minecraft for a total of about seven hours today.  I'm rationalizing it by reminding myself that i might otherwise be wasting this time on TV or browsing the internet, or I rationalize it as part of my social life -- I'm playing on a server with a handful of my friends. But the time suck of Minecraft feels much more visceral than losing time browsing the internet or watching TV.  I feel like hours are being extracted from my life.

I shall have to quit soon.  For now, I'm going to enjoy it.  If I'm still wasting time on this in a week, I'm begging all my readers:  Intervene.