02 April 2009

Word Nerd

I love word games. Scrabble, Boggle, anagrams, crossword puzzles, word jumbles... I play Scramble on Facebook like one would play Solitaire --game after game after game. When the kids call to me, I answer them without taking my eyes off the screen, my fingers poised above the keys ready to enter the next word I could find: "Mommy's concentrating. Don't distract me. Later, okay?" Only when the time runs out (three minutes per round) do I turn around to see what they wanted... or if I see that they've managed to keep themselves occupied, I quickly hit the Play Again button. If I'm on a chat with you and you see some totally unrelated words pop up on the chat screen, I'm on Scramble and like my kids, you will have to wait until I finish my round before I can chat with you.

My name is Buckeroomama and I am a word nerd.


Lindy said...

lol - admitting is the first step.

I don't play Scrabble anyone. This is because my husband only knows how to play with X-rated words. He thinks its hilarious. Me: I have to look some of them up! :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

I totally don't understand why this is an issue. I mean, who cares if one is ignoring one's children, spouse, parents, friends -- they should understand completely. I mean, it's SCRABBLE.

From a Fellow Word Nerd

Joanne Choi said...

yes - and I've lost to you too many times you word nerd...

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