Great, like I need another addiction

Like cherry icees, Twitter and Bejeweled, I’ve become obsessed with Words with Friends.
I have a Droid phone, so I never had access to the game before it was released on this platform earlier this week. I was hooked instantly.
This didn’t mean I wasn’t scared. Oh, Lawd, was I scared, or more appropriately, I was intimidated.
I love words – the way they sound, fit together, evoke emotion. 
But y’all, I’m about to make a confession that will blow you away: I’m not a speller. I mean, I’m college educated, so I can spell, but I don’t like it nor am I that concerned with it. Isn’t that why spellcheck was invented? Because some geek was so filled with nerd rage over not being able to spell that he came up with that magical cure all?
I’m not the type of person who can look at a group of letters and see long, complex words. No, give me an O and a T and ill come up with a plethora of three letter words like NOT and DOT and POT. Throw an S into that mix and now I’ll throw down DOTS and POTS. I might even try NOTS, hell maybe it’ll accept it? Stranger things.
I like playing this game on our ipad called Chicktionary. Its Boggleish. You are given seven letters and have to get as many words as you can in three minutes. And awesomely, it takes place in a henhouse, which – let’s be honest with each other for a second – is really why I play.
But make no mistake, I’m terrible.
So Words with Friends. I was nervous big time. I’m currently in 19 games and being solidly trounced in approximately 17 of them.  Surferwife is beating me by 80 points. But then I’m playing three letter word bonanza with Natalie and Hutch, so those are barn burners. And KLZ played my least favorite word EVAR, which is “wad”. I dare you to say that word and not cringe a little.
Then I tricked my husband into it, and we’re in an epic battle of wits and wills. Neither one of us likes losing. In fact, once we were playing a card game and he was winning, so I threw the cards at him and told him I was done. And when I say “once”, I mean “every single time we play”. We don’t play cards anymore.
At any rate, your takeaways from this blog are 1. I have an addictive personality. 2. I make a living as a writer but can’t spell and 3. You should play me on WWF because you will win.
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21 comments to Great, like I need another addiction

  • Hutch

    I was really proud of my latest word! BANJO. Boom! 5 letters, what up!? :)

  • Tara

    Omg. I love wwf but i'm so bad at it! I ALWAYS lose! :(

  • foxy

    This game alone makes me wish I had some sort of smartphone… or iphone… or whatever you have to have to play it. I would be soooo addicted.

  • SurferWife

    ok, take my word for it: You will get better with practice. I promise. When I first started I was terrible.

    Another small secret: It's all about word placement on the board.

  • UnCheyned

    Here's another secret: You can try just about any combination of words. The game will send it through if it's in their dictionary and it won't if it's not. Unlike Scrabble, you're not penalized for trying to put up words that don't end up being words.

  • Liz

    All of this stuff? Makes me feel that much more left out by not having a "smartphone".

    Bah, humbug!

  • Nicole

    I beg to differ. I ALWAYS lose Words With Friends. I am the worst at it. Yet I love it so.

  • fumblingtowardsnormalcy.com

    I'm going to pretend I didn't read this…because enough of my time disappears without me knowing where it really went. I absolutely do not need another reason to waste time.

    However, when my resolve breaks down in two days and I start playing this game…I'm heading your way for a game!

  • Me

    Same here… I've been addicted since Monday night and depending on who I play is how much I suck.

  • Ms. Lollygagger

    I just started playing too. First it was Angry Birds and now this. My bf has had an iphone and has been playing for the last couple months-he's OBSESSED to say the least. We are super competetive and I feel like he has an advantage, but I'm still beating him :)

  • KLZ

    Surferwife is consistently spanking my ass. And beating me at words with friends

  • Stephanie in Suburbia

    I will have to find this! I have a crackberry, though. I do enjoy a spirited game of Word Mole.

  • Ilana

    I was totally obsessed with Words With Friends before i became obsessed with my blog. It never occured to me that I could play it with new blog friends! Maybe I'll come back…

  • mommyshorts.com

    Oops. Signed in with google by accident. Ilana aka Mommy Shorts.

  • Katsidhe

    Best. Game. Post. Ever.
    I came over on Nikki's recommendation, and oh my God your entry made me giggle because that's how I am with word games. I've dyslexia yet I can't stop playing them, thus I can't stop cursing like a maniac while in the throws of one. (Actually I curse like a maniac all the time, but it just FEELS more maniacal when playing one of these games…)

    I'm glad that I don't think I can play this game since I have a very mundane phone. *goes to check hoping she is wrong*

  • Lisa

    Chicktionary is the best!! I'm still trying to get WWF to work, and if I do we'll have to play!

  • Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

    I am the queen of three letter words on there. I swear I get a game where I have no vowels or all n's and e's everytime I play!

  • JMJE

    Oh goodness. I have been deeply addicted to Scrabble on my iPad since I got it for Christmas. I might have to do this WWF thing but I will definitely become addicted so I have to decide if I'm ready for it to take over my life.

  • Erin

    Oooh, I didn't know they released it for Droid this week. Going to download now…email me your handle (I'm terrible too!)

  • Cathy

    I'm completely addicted. Completely.

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