Saturday, April 06, 2013

Scrabble Sucks

First of all I should confess that I’m writing this after consuming two rum and cokes.  (Or a little coke with my rum)  Matt was watching the Spurs game and I was happily playing Trivial Pursuit on my phone.  I offered to play him in Trivial Pursuit and he countered with Scrabble.  So I foolishly played Scrabble against him.  I don’t know why I do it because it’s not just the fact that he beats me most of the time, but it’s a pound my face into the dirt kind of beating.  Lately I’ve either just drawn horrible, horrible racks or I just suck at playing Scrabble.  At Scrabble practice on Thursday, I lost both games I played.  One game I didn’t even score three hundred points.  The second I scored around 301 after I got the extra points from my opponent’s rack. 

I just threw my phone at him and now he has to finish playing the game by himself.  He calls me a sore loser.  I don’t think that is accurate.  While I certainly don’t like losing – I can handle it if I played my best and it’s not a total beating.  When I can’t even score 300 points, it ticks me off.  I know it seems petty, but I’m a competitive person who is also a bit of a perfectionist.  Maybe I need to find something else to do.  Maybe it’s time for me to work on the jigsaw puzzle again – though I’m sure I could turn that into a competition as well.  Maybe I should just put away the bottle of rum. 

4 comments:

Jan said...

Maybe...

Andrew Quixote said...

Your making me want to stay away from Scrabble. I can be a perfectionist as well. Also, It has been a LONG TIME since I had a rum and coke. I am jealous! lol

Leann said...

I don't do any type of games where I have to strategize cause I suck at it. I play for the fun of playing while almost everyone else plays to win (beat me) and it sucks the fun right out of it.

Despite all that you made me laugh.

Blessed be girl.

Chuck said...

I don't play scrabble much so I generally get my ass kicked when I do. I try to not let it get to me though.