Tuesday, January 4, 2011
How awesome is Scrabble?
My mother and I played a lot of scrabble during her visit. Partly because her visit was extended by two days and partly because we're really cool like that. We play with a couple of house rules, namely, sometimes we help each other, which is just friendly and moves the game along a little bit, and we allow the dictionary. Typically, we use the dictionary to double check the spelling of a word, or to see if something is a word. You know, when you have a bunch of letters organized in front of you and they look like a word, and maybe you're even pretty sure you've seen the word somewhere, but you're just not positive.
Usually my mother and I score along the same lines, with the difference usually in the 20-30 point range, at most. (If you don't play scrabble, this may seem like a lot, but really, it's not.)
During our last game, however, I had a massive scrabble breakthrough! I actually used all seven of my tiles in one move! I wrote the word "unclasp," using my S to make my mother's "orbit" plural. I scored the extra 50 points, and ended the game! Then I danced around the house like a maniac and informed Captain America, who had just come home from work, of my brilliance that evening. He looked at me like I was nuts as I danced around saying, unclasp! unclasp! I wrote unclasp! What? he asked. Unclasp, like you unclasp your bra. Well not your bra, you don't wear a bra! But I unclasp my bra! Unclasp! At which point my mother and I dissolved into giggles and left the room.