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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