Friday, November 14, 2008

Triple Word Score Blog

I am horrible at Scrabble. No, I'm serious. Horrible.

Yes, I love to read. I love to write. I love words.

I am horrible at Scrabble.

And Geoff is GREAT at it. He LOVES it. He did not have the benefit of older siblings to completely whip his you-know-what at it when he was younger as I did.

The only rule of Scrabble I know by heart is the loser has to subtract the points on the remaining letters from their total points.

I'm very familiar with it as I have had to do it MANY MANY TIMES.

Geoff and I played Scrabble tonight and I lost. Badly. Again.

Even though I had "zaftig" on a triple word score for like 58 points (rule!), my husband got "axe" and was able to finagle like 380 points or some crap out of it. More or less.

And he still wants to play with me even though I annoy him because I take at least 15 minutes for each turn (Scrabble is for the decisive. This is only one of my many Scrabble weaknesses) forcing him to roll his eyes and go "If you were playing with my grandmother, she would kill you for taking so long."

At the end, he offered to "help" me. But I did not accept help. I am not a cheater. I may be a sore loser, but I am not a cheater.

My child is still awake, and that means I am a horrible mother whose child is NOT on any kind of schedule. But I am not a cheater.

And that's got to mean something, right?

I just think I need more practice with Scrabble. But that's gonna require a whole lotta gin.

And maybe taking Geoff up on his offer to let me win the next time we play.

1 comment:

Alto2 said...

Greetings from another NaBloPoMo'er. I'm trying to leave comments on someone else's blog everyday, in addition to posting in my own. Stop by The Zone sometime and say hello!

I loved your Scrabble post. I, too, am a voracious reader with a big vocabulary, but I SUCK at Scrabble. My SIL and MIL beat me every time. It seems to me to really excel at Scrabble, you either have to play it all the time or read the SOWPODS dictionary.