My daughter introduced me to Facebook Scrabble when she was home from college on her winter break. It's an on-line version of the game most of us played growing up. Here's a picture of the board we have:
She and I played a game or two from separate ends of the house, but I very quickly got "the bug" and her very busy social schedule got on my nerves. ("You're going where? For how long? Excuse me, young lady, have you played your next word?")
Clearly, I couldn't rely solely on her as my partner. So I put the word out on Facebook that I was looking...
It's about two months now, and I've played writers, readers, childhood friends, relatives--even a golfing librarian. In one-on-one and group games. And here's the thing, I'm nowhere near burning out. My addiction's getting worse. For the first time I am understanding people's love of golf, which is at once a shared activity and a personal sport, and find myself thinking ahead to the next games even before I've finished the ones I'm in. ("Next time I'm stuck with only U's and I's and a V in a triple word situation...")
In fact, I was driving earlier, and started making words out of license plates!
It's crazy. But it's fun. And eventually, I will get a handle on this addiction. Just not...today.
So tell me, do you have any on-line sites or games that are taking over your life?
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