Absolutely Scrabulous


As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I signed up for Facebook.  I’m not entirely sure I get it yet.  I mean, I get it, you find friends and send them messages and do other things, but I don’t exactly get it.  Or maybe I do get it and this is all it is.  Now that I think about it I’m not entirely sure what it is that I was expecting to get.

That’s not the point.  The point is that I’ve discovered that you can play Scrabble via Facebook with your friends.   Which is a wonderful option to have right up until the point where you find yourself playing seventeen games simultaneously and you don’t have time to think anymore and all you can see in your waking and sleeping life is tiles tiles and more Scrabble tiles.

Technically you can play at your leisure.  The games can last a few days or even a few weeks as you play a turn then go about your life then check back in a few days later and play your next turn.  Technically.  What’s I’ve found happening is that I’m treating it more like a puzzle than a game.  It’s more fun to try and make words out of my tiles which means that as soon as I get bored I play some crappy word in order to get fresh new tiles that I can then try to make a great word out of.  Basically I’m chasing the huge score instead of playing the game at hand.  Thus I start multiple games so I’ll have more racks of tiles to churn through.  Thus it’s more about getting rid of the boring old tiles I have and getting shiny new tiles that then become boring and that I then have to get rid of.  Some people might say this is somewhat compulsive.  To them I reply, “Oh yeah? (left toe, right toe, light switch on, light switch off) Who are you calling compulsive?”

Or maybe I just have no story and am trying to come up with an excuse as to why I currently losing every game of Scrabble I’m playing.