Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Guest Blogger Anna ~ Scrabble Addict.

I have become a Scrabble addict. My game of choice is Scrabble online. I can just sit down, play a few words, and then go on about my business. I love it. I’m terrible at it, but I love it.

I am unceasingly amazed at my capacity to learn new skills and cultivate new interests. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? The truth is I used to hate Scrabble, as well as crossword puzzles. About two years ago, a friend forced me to work a crossword puzzle with her, and that’s when my obsession began. I guess you could call it my mid-life crisis. I found myself buying those books that are filled with only crossword puzzles and working on them at nearly every spare moment. For an entire summer, a crossword, a cigarette, and a cup of ice from Sonic were my lunchtime requirements during the work week. All the stress would just fall away. I somehow managed to get through the weekend without that midday repast…..most of the time. My family didn’t know I smoked, so I had to sneak. I wonder what the other grocery store patrons thought about me. And yes, I quit smoking.

I don’t know why these two word games are so relaxing for me. It’s as though my brain is working in a completely different mode than normal. I can literally lose time playing Scrabble online. I think to myself, “I’m only going to play a few words,” then I look up and an hour has gone by. My four year old daughter has gone strangely silent, so I am forced to investigate her possible mischievousness. If I ever become employed again, how will I adjust? I think I might just have to go back to the lunch hour crossword puzzles…or carry a laptop to play Scrabble online. A girl has to do what a girl has to do. I’ll leave out the cigarette.

4 comments:

Anna said...

You would post the game that has dildo in it!

Supermom said...

~gasp~
I didn't even notice that. It was the same picture I posted weeks ago when we started playing.

The damage is done now so no need to change it.

Wonder if anyone noticed before you pointed it out?

Carolee said...

hmm...I never noticed!

Supermom said...

Seeee ANNA!!! You should have let it go! LOL