My name is Barbara and I am a Scrabble addict!
- I must confess that I am constantly looking for new words to use in a game. When I read a book I am on the outlook for new words. As I glance through a magazine, my eyes just seem to latch on to new words in the articles or the advertisements.
- During the commercials when I watch TV or wait at a restaurant for my food – or any other time I find myself waiting – I often write out a long word or a greeting such as “Merry Christmas” – then see how many words I can make from the longer word or greeting. (My husband gets tired of finding these lists of words everywhere – in the desk drawer where we keep our mail – on the computer desk – on the end table next to my recliner. I tell him I will stop – but I can’t seem to help myself.)
- I actually “read” the dictionary looking for new words.
- All my other hobbies take a back seat to the game – reading, writing, watching TV. None of these are as important as getting my husband to join me in a game of scrabble.
I need help! But……..
My husband is an addict too!
- He also reads the dictionary learning new words. He loves to take words he already knows and search to see how the plural or past tense would be spelled.
- He recently started making a list of all the new words we find and use in our games.
Our daughter thinks we are nuts!
We take our Scrabble games seriously. We have kept score of every game we have played since 2008. Even the games we play with family or friends is entered in our book.
We may have gone too far this winter!
With the cold weather we have been indoors more than usual the past few weeks and I think our Scrabble addiction has gotten out of hand. My husband is now keeping a record of our average scores for each month. We are in a serious contest to see who wins the most games for each month.
We play only Super Scrabble!
The regular size Scrabble board is 15″ x 15″ but we use the larger Super Scrabble board. It is 21″ x 21″, has quadruple letters and words and twice the number of tiles as the regular Scrabble board. Since we constantly try to increase our scores and take this so seriously, our games can last for two to three hours. (But we are retired, it is cold outside, so who cares?)
Come on spring!
We really need warm weather to return so that we can regain some sanity and move on to other interests before our addiction overtakes us completely.
If you are addicted to Scrabble too, let me know. We could start a Scrabble Anonymous Club.