I like to play Scrabble.
Some games, though, I just can’t seem to get a break. You know what I mean? It’s those games when all you get are one-point letters.
It seems to happen the most when I play on-line with an old friend from high school — she beats my socks off regularly.
I’m convinced she plays with a Scrabble dictionary at her fingertips. If she doesn’t, I’m in deeper %^&@Q$% than I thought. She also gets all — I mean ALL — the letters with higher points. She’s the luckiest Scrabble player I’ve ever come across and I’ve played a lot of Scrabble.
She’s pretty smart too, so there’s that.
I beat her every now and then, but it ain’t easy.
Sad. Very sad.
I did catch a break a few days ago, while playing at my sister’s house. Somehow, I managed to get a 7-letter word with an X on a double letter and the last letter of the word on a triple word for a total of 125 points.
It will never happen again — promise.
When I was younger, and much more innocent, I thought Scrabble was all about making neat words and having fun.
Un-uh. It’s all about the points, baby!