I really do not like playing Scrabble.
It makes me look dumb. And while I'm not saying I'm that smart, I really don't need people to know that:
A.) I can't spell.
B.) Trying to put together words from a random collection of wooden squares is not only impossible, but also really, really boring.
C.) Isn't Housewives of Orange County on? Shouldn't we be watching that instead of playing Scrabble?
Once I made the mistake of playing this nightmare of a game with my husband's parents. His mom put down something like 'BACCALAUREATE' and I responded by putting down 'HEN' on the board. They officially think I'm an idiot.
Me, my mom, and my sister were all playing Scrabble last night, and I found myself with these letters: U, L, A, M, S. So I took the U and placed it sideways on the board, spelling out CLAMS.
"I'm not sure you can do that," my sister said, frowning, and then pulled out the rules on the back of the Scrabble box.
"You are SO creative, honey," my mom said, patting my hand. "That should definitely count."
My sister shrugged, mostly because she really didn't care either way, and marked me down for 28 points (double letter score!). Honestly, my family is probably the least competitive one on earth- 99% of our games end up in a 'tie'.
I followed that by adding a S onto ROBOT, creating ROBOTS and getting like, 50 points for the whole word. Again, I'm not sure if any of this is legal, but we were all drinking wine and past caring. I capped the game off by adding a sideways V, combined with another sideways U with O and D and added it to my earlier word.
CLAMS < COD.
"Clams are less than Cod," I stated.
"That makes absolutely no goddamn sense, and I'm pretty sure you can't use a sideways V to create a greater than/less than math symbol in Scrabble," my sister said.
"Clams are less than what?" Mom asked.
"I think clams cost less money than cod," I replied.
My sister snorted. "Clams cost MORE money, because the shells are heavy."
I shrugged and flipped the wooden V letter.
CLAMS > COD.
"That's better," my sister said, and put me down for 72 points.
"I just love clams," my mom said, taking another sip of her wine. "They are delicious soaked in butter and garlic."
Did I just mention above that I hate Scrabble? Scratch that. I love Scrabble- but only if I'm playing with my mom and my sister.
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