There’s a square of finger-oil you can see on my iPhone screen that shows up even better under different light. It comes from back-to-back-to-back games of Scramble with Friends (freshly brought to us from the team that introduced us to Words with Friends and Hanging with Friends). The latest game is like Boggle so I’ve been dragging my finger across the 4×4 grid of letters frantically for two minutes at a time to create as many words from adjacent letters as possible!
NPY and I are addicted to this game, as we get when new X with Friends word games comes out. In the beginning, I blow NPY out of the water and he grumbles and almost sounds like he will quit because he’s not the wordsmith that I am by comparison. But then he’ll figure out that it’s not merely about knowing more (obscure) words but there is a strategy component to the games. He pursues the strategy and refines his and I start losing and after a certain point, I can’t win any longer and we “retire” the game.
For now, there’s the random and frequent notification bell and the pop-up window that reads “Your move with NPY!” each one of which gets me excited to get into the game and see our scores and play again!
******** This is a blog series complementing my regular blog posts with the original idea was to share our parallel lives, NPY’s and mine, while I’m in Toronto and he’s in Vancouver, 3,400 km away. For me, it’s been pretty fun because I’m this long-time blogger and enjoy repackaging parts of my life in “blog bites”. It’s been more difficult for NPY who hasn’t experienced a change in scenery (although I do not think it is necessary) so I’ll be continuing this with just my photos. I might have something every day. I might not.
On this day..
- Run for the swag - 2018