Thursday, January 20, 2011
Things on Thursday: Word Mole
If you have a Blackberry or other device that allows you access to this game, DON'T GO THERE!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm thinking in letter tiles now. Even when I'm not playing, my brain has a tendency to get stuck in a loop: S-T-A-R is there a T? How about a T-E-D? No? Just an S? Shoot." Both George and I have dreamed about this game. Before dinner, we both hunch over our phones touching letters and mildly swearing when our words are rejected. When a child comes up and asks what's for dinner, we respond without looking up, "Noodle Dream. Now go away."
Does this mean we have a problem?
This game is highly addictive and extremely frustrating. I don't know what dictionary it's using, but some fairly obvious words aren't recognized (cob, glint, sot) and some words that aren't words are (SOS, LOL, VIP...they're abbreviations...and who heard of IX? Seriously?). When I get desperate and the timer is running out, I just touch random letters and submit them. Sometimes, it gets accepted. Sometimes not. That's how I found I-X. Also, no swear words are recognized, which is highly inconvenient when the letters K-U-C-F form a tidy square.
Word Mole is why there's no essay this week. Well, in all honesty, Word Mole is only partly to blame. We can also blame the last three-day weekend that's being followed by a four-day weekend because of a snow day (Mother Nature, I'm peeved at you) and a teacher work day. I've not been able to listen to my favorite band--The Quiet--lately. I need The Quiet to write. I don't need The Quiet to play Word Mole.
Now, go away. George's high score is higher than mine. Must. Fix. That.