…therefore I’ve been staying up later than normal and enjoying the benefits of sleeping in. I can’t make this a habit though. I’m going to be a test administrator for seven days in July and I have to be there by 8:00 every day. Luckily I’ll be done by 2:00 each day. Then immediately after that, I’ll be heading to play in the National Scrabble tournament in Vegas. I played some games against Matt the other night and I was feeling very discouraged. I felt like I couldn’t remember anything I had studied and I lost all three games. I went to Scrabble practice last night and felt a little better. I only won 2 of 4 games, but I beat Matt and one of the other better players only beat me by 9 points. I consistently played in the high 300 range in 3 of the 4 games. I played five bingos – two of which were phonies that went unchallenged. I also challenged a blatantly false play. One of my problems is sometimes not recognizing phonies. The other is my lack of word knowledge. I just don’t know how people retain the 1000’s of strange words. I’ve made study cards, but I don’t have many of them down. I’m going to work on some of that today. I also need to learn the words that do and don’t take an “S” on the end.
Well, I think I’ll fix something for lunch and then try to talk myself into studying.