Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Addictions with friends

I've written before about my various addictions, including drinking good coffee, buying bras, traveling repeatedly to Australia, and working crossword puzzles. To name just a few. What I really love is when technology meets my social circle in such a way that others are inspired to feed my addictions. Win win.

That's just what happened when a friend texted me and told me to install Words with Friends, an app that let's you play Scrabble with friends near and far. This weekend I had four games going at once. It wasn't nearly enough. It only whet my appetite for more.

More. More. MORE.

I now live for the little "ping" sound notifying me that it's my move. It has been known to rouse me from a deep sleep. A sleep in which I had been dreaming of covering a triple-word tile with the word 'oxyphenbutazone'.

So I'm hearby issuing a call to anyone with this app to search for the username 'kbxmas' and initiate a game. Friendship makes all things better, including addictions.

Come on. Ping me, baby.



24 comments:

  1. It is so very addictive isn't it! I have just pinged you, lol (as Pen wins)

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  2. Now that sounds like another great way for me waste an incredible amount of time!! I'll send you a request as soon as I get it set up :-)
    xxxCate

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  3. Yay, another person to play with! :)

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  4. Woo hoo!!! Thanks guys! And @Photographer Mum, I was wondering who 'Pen Wins' was, lol.

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  5. I have had to turn the 'ping' off. My husband was going crazy when it kept going off!!
    xx

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  7. I love Words With Friends, although I do get terribly annoyed with it when it sometimes won't accept words that are in the dictionary, and yet it let my playing partner spell Piranha without an 'h' which isn't a word at all

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  8. Well I have pinged you too - but for another addictive and fun word game try "hanging with friends" I love it.

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  9. i will try to join the group later. . .

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  11. Oxyphenbutazone? Whoa baby. You're way out of my league.

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  12. I haven't had a ping for a very, long time. TMI?

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  13. I've never heard of Words with Friends, which is probably a good thing. I like Scrabble, but I'm not that clever at it.

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  14. I am putting my social media foot down WL..........

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  15. @no-one - it let me spell 'sext' last night. Didn't take long for that word to enter the lexicon!

    @Recycled Relix - oh no, you're trying to create a new addiction for me? Naughty. But thanks for 'pinging' me! Love the idea of playing a game with someone in Taz.

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  16. @Maid in Austalia - yeah, I know baby. I have to get my pings from word games. Sad.

    @Woog - too late, I've got 9 games going now. Behold the power of blogging!

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  17. I've had to step away from Words With Friends because of it's addictive properties... it was taking valuable time away from Twitter.

    I'm limiting myself to playing a few moves in bed at night... that's not a euphemism, by the way.

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  18. @Glowless - lol! S'ok, I'm up to 10 simultaneous games now, after posting this last night!

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  19. I've never once made any woman go ping - and I'm not about to start now...

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  20. I've had to wean myself off. Was taking up every waking moment for a while there :)

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  21. Up to 12 games now. I may have to quit my job to keep up...

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  22. A few days late but thought I'd join in on the fun to see if you are cured of your addiction yet.

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  23. @Amanda - now have 15 or 16 games going at the same time. I think I'm satiated (tho not cured)!

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