Wednesday, July 09, 2008


posted by John Blanco @ 6:27 AM


Yesterday evening Michele and I made our way to a local Scrabble Club hosted at the Barnes & Noble near our house. Dragging along our giant Deluxe Scrabble box and OSPD (Official Scrabble Players' Dictionary)...

There were about 6 others there, which is a decent amount for an innocuous Tuesday evening at 6:30. After getting frappuciono-ed up, Michele and I split up with her playing Angela and me playing a woman who's name I can say, but can't spell -- Leazene?

So, it was my first "somewhat competitive" Scrabble game. Immediately, I had the same feelings of when I had my first chess game at Chess Club. We used a clock. She kept a scoresheet. (I passed on scoring for this first visit, I'll learn it later.) Very tense.

And the game will be very memorable. First of all, I scored TWO bingos in one game for the first time ever. After all my online play, it occurred on my first club game. Not bad. :-) The words were TENDING and ...uh, I forget the other. haha.

The other memorable thing was I LOST. I lost by like 70 points. Which seems ridiculous, but the woman was good. I wish I'd kept score because it bewilders me. I had an 70- and 80-point bingo, but my final score hoevered around 300. Meh?

Anyway, after that game I played a man named Keith who was really nice. Lost that one, too. Much uglier game, yet I still scored 300 and barely lost. Something seems amiss. ;-)

Anyway, we had a lot of fun and, not sure about Michele, but I'll definitely be back next month...and even more prepared! Gotta keep practicing! COME ON JOHN, STUDY THOSE TWO LETTER WORDS!


Blogger Arthur FItt said...

Remind me never to play scrabble with you.


8:39 AM  

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