Saturday, October 22, 2011

Could I Be Taking Scrabble Too Seriously?

When I started playing online Scrabble (better known as WORDS WITH FRIENDS on Facebook), it was just me and my laptop. 

My sister-in-law came up with some rather unusual words in my games with her.  When Jill played the word-bowyer, I couldn't stand it any longer.  "How are you coming up with words like that?" I asked her.  She told me.  Thanks to amazon.com, I quickly acquired my own copy of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.  

Oh.  I couldn't resist the Everything Scrabble book offered on the same amazon.com webpage.

I quickly tired of paging through the Scrabble books to find the lists of two and three letter words, two to five letter words containing J, Q, X or Z and so on and so forth. 

I made copies of the word lists and put them in these plastic sleeves. 

Those of you who know me well probably aren't terribly surprised.  I rarely do anything in moderation.  If I'm going to do something, by golly, I go at it with a vengeance.

I have twenty games going with nearly twenty different players.  I've tried to add more but am informed that I'm not allowed more than twenty games at a time.  Imagine that!   

What can I say?  That's Shaddy for you.  

10 comments:

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Oh my-my-my, now I can see why you haven't been blogging lately! Enjoy your passion dear, I'm sure it's quite addictive! Have FUN!
xo*

Natasha Alexander said...

I want to know if you have a Scrabble app on a mobile device so you can be playing while you are taking part in a triathlon.

Are you doing NaNo this year as well? Writing about a crazed Scrabble fanatic/runner/gardener/writer? :)

SharonO360 said...

I am a Scrabble Addict as well. I enjoyed your post.

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

LENORE: I'm addicted for sure! Thanks for stopping in, Lenore.

NATASHA: I definitely wouldn't go that far with my Scrabble passion even IF I had a mobile device!! I'm not that crazy.

Can you believe I haven't decided about NaNo yet??!! I really should do it to get me back to writing. It was quite an adventure last year; I had no plan when I started and yet I pulled off what I consider a halfway decent novel.

Thanks for stopping here.

SHARON: A new face!! I love it. It's great to meet another Scrabble addict.

Thanks for visiting.

Gullible said...

ADDICTION, noun

being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is phychologically habit-forming; an abnormally strong craving

Sarie said...

Ahem, a "halfway decent novel"?????? It is a fantastic novel!!! OMG!

Now that I've cleared THAT up... :)

I love that you're loving Scrabble this much! Good for you, Shaddy! I think it's great and it sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy!

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

GULLY: You got it!

SARIE: You are definitely the wind beneath my wings. You rock, my friend. Thanks a million for ALL of your never-ending support. You're one of the very best people in my life.

Sarie said...

Backatcha Buddy!

I had to leave another comment to let you know you've inspired me to put Scrabble on my iPad. All I have to say is: I get it! I'm in trouble...

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

SARIE: Uh oh!!!

mistress maddie said...

Shaddy, slowly, step away from the laptop and drop the Everything Scrabble book. LOL!!!!!