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Monday, June 28, 2010

Scrabbled Message

Do any of you play Scrabble or Words With Friends via Facebook? Because I LOVE it... Scrabble, not Words With Friends. Although I'm sure that you are Absolutely Right that Words With Friends is way better than Scrabble. But what can I say except that I am stubborn old-fashioned?

I play on-line Scrabble regularly with Tonggu Daddy and also my momma. And yes, sometimes the Husband and I will actually play one another, on-line, while sitting in the same room together. What's worse is that we will both be sitting within five feet of the deluxe turntable Scrabble game that I received this past Christmas.

(We are SUCH geeks.)

I've tried to start a few other on-line Scrabble games with some Facebook friends, but they invariably ignore me, even when I nudge them. I can't imagine why. *cough, cough* Although it might have something to do with the fact that everyone tells me that I am obnoxious when I lose and even more obnoxious when I win.

I have absolutely no idea what they are talking about.

So far only my momma and husband are willing to suffer through games with me. Although I didn't actually know that they were suffering until this past week. Silly me, I thought they actually enjoyed playing with me. But my delusions came crashing down this past Wednesday, when I received the following email from the Colonel (also known as my dad):

Winning at Scrabble

Dear my real name Tonggu Momma,

Please let your Mother win - she's driving me crazy.

Love, Dad

And I always thought I got my competitive streak from my Dad. Somehow methinks I might have been wrong about that. (And - for the record - Tonggu Grammy and I have played a total of four games: she won once, I won two games, and we tied once. Because she is wicked smart. And competitive.)

So are y'all competitive? About everything or just some things? And where does that competitive streak come from? It's not Tonggu Grammy, is it?

P.S. I love you, Mommy. And please don't be mad at Daddy. Because that email? Was really, really funny.

28 comments:

Desiree' said...

I love playing scrabble online wiht my DH. Usually he is upstairs and me downstairs :)

PS
DH has Rachel!! (which is why I am commenting at 3:30 in the morning!! LOL

윤선 said...

LOL I HATE Scrabble! Although I love writing and stuff, I SUCK at Scrabble. My Dad, however, is great at it.

That being said, I don't normally think of myself as competitive, but then I am a really sore loser at times, so... *shrug*. LOL.

Although you want nerdy?! Robert and I play MAGIC THE GATHERING together. Does it GET more nerdy than that?! LOL. If we ever have kids, I wonder what sort of "role models" we'll be for the poor thing/s! HAHA!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Me? Not competitive at all! Sometimes, I wish I had a little in me!

Lea
xo

PS. cute post.

Buckeroomama said...

Fellow word nerd here, although I have to say that I haven't played Scrabulous on FB since they took it off because of copyright issues or something... so it's back on? I'll have to check it out. :)

Tonggu Grammy said...

OK, I'm already feeling better. I thought that I had lost every game and have been whining incessantly. As for the email, I will take all the help I can get and why didn't you listen to your dad? I seem to recall losing again YESTERDAY and it wasn't by just a few points either!!!!!

bbmomof2boys said...

I'm not competitive at all but my DH? Oh yea, big time! Cracks me up, he gets a scowl on his face and an attitude if he loses to me...shoot...I just let him win so I don't have to deal with him losing!!

Hugs,
Carla

Aus said...

Nerdy / geeky? Dungeons and dragons - I've been 'doing' DnD since like '76....

And I'm not the least competitive - I just always need to win! ;)

hugs - aus and co.

Rhonda said...

Ha! That's awesome. I <3 Scrabble, but I'm not competitive at all...nope, not one little bit. ;)

Laurie said...

Scott and I play scrabble every day on FB- it feels like we're connecting during the day when he's at work- I love that! We're pretty equally matched (not sure that's saying much about either one of us!), so it works out nicely. :)

happygeek said...

Hubs has enough competitiveness for both of us. For the sake or our marriage, we no longer play board games together.

Tonggu Momma Husband said...

TG ... whenever you are ready to win a few, hit me up for a game. Very much NOT the word nerd ... the dyslexia doesn't help either. I'm getting better slooooowly.

April said...

TM
OH this made me LAUGH!! Hubby and I do the EXACT. SAME. THING!!
And we are both incredibly competitive (the Scrabble dictionary is always within arms reach).
And no one is interested in playing with me online. I can't stand waiting for days for someone to make a move!

Wendy said...

I think I have been competitive since the second I was born. In absolutely everything. April, my dear friend, bring it on! ;-)

Myrnie said...

I LOVE Scrabble! It's the only game I ever win against my husband :)

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

totally competitive. I love to win, but I've actually mellowed some in my, um, adult years. I can't stand to play with my bil bc he cheats and that drives me up the wall. . .oh, and my husband always wins games of chance, which also drives me up the wall, and my mom always gets mad when she doesn't win, so we don't play much. . .so, um, I might also be difficult to play with. . .or maybe it's just them. : )

Sharie said...

I'm not competitive - I look at parents at gymnastics pushing their kids to get to the next level and I think why push your 5 year old and burn them out? If you can't compete yourself get over it.
I am competitive in some things. I want to always do MY best at work and school (not necessarily do THE best) and I'm a bit competitive in wanting to get the most praise - could be from lack of it as a kid.
Amelia is SUPER competitive and I just don't quite know how to deal with it, I'll figure it out someday.

Mei Ling said...

Scrabble isn't that bad of a game - it's better than Boggle, IMO.

But I'm a traditional Checkers fan. :P If you ever want to play a game of *that* on FB, lemme know!

snekcip said...

I.LOVE.SCRABBLE.!!! This post was hilarious!! My husband/kids actually has hidden the game since I challenge them to it so much! Once we had a scrabble competition and my husband used the word "LINEFLY"! The word landed on a against "double word'tile and the argument ensued! My husband was convinced a linefly was the name of a dragonfly! He attested to the "fact" that it was always landed on the clothesLINE when he was a kid, so in his eyes...it was a LINEFLY!!! Ughhhhhhh NO! LOL! He hasn't played since!! LOL!!!
Now you have ignited the competitive nature in me!! I'm up for a SCRABBLE challenge on FB!! I tried googling the SCRABBLE game I have heard about to no avail!! I'm definitely gonna try finding it again!! Wonder if I can get the "word creator" to get hyped up enough to play....naw maybe not! He probably to busy trying to "catch lineflies"!!

BTW...love your BLOG PIC in TILE SCRABBLE LETTERS!!

Mamatini said...

My first reaction was to say, sure I'll play. My immediate second reaction was a little voice in my head saying, "Don't do it!"

The thing is, I'm not competitive at all...until I sense someone is being competitive with me, and then look out! I don't like the person I become then - all harsh, and put-downy, and in-your-face-victory-dancy. Yuck.

Best I just hear of all this from the sidelines...

But I LOLed at the Colonel's email!

Christina said...

That's cute! We are a competitive family too - although my husband and daughter can be pretty bad sports when they lose!

Oh and my husband and I will IM each other when we are in the same house together lol.

prechrswife said...

Another Scrabble fan here, although I'm out of practice since my husband won't play with me. Guess I'll have to play with my mom when we are out there later this summer...

Suzy said...

I'm tempted to say I bet I'm more competitive than you, but I'm working on this character trait/flaw. Thankfully, I'm a more low key person than I was 20 years ago. I'm not very good at scrabble - I never got to play it much as a kid b/c the rest of my family stinks at spelling.

Janet said...

I am semi-competitive. Sometimes I couldn't care less. Sometimes I care too much. When I play with my husband, I pretend I don't care, because he is CRAZY competitive and I don't want to encourage it. But I feel kind of annoyed when he wins. :-)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love that the Colonel sent the email...... TG must have been a little more than miffed that you won:)

Yes, I would have to that I am competitive in some of things in my life. I think because of all the years of ballet and the activities I was involved in as a child, it is something that always stuck with me.

For the record, I am not competitive with board games.....you and TG can play scrabble with me anytime and I bet you would win:)

Lisa

Patty O. said...

I totally need to check out scrabble online. I would love to play it! I really enjoy scrabble and other word-based games. Bil and I regularly do crossword puzzles online together.

I love the email, btw! Too funny.

I am a tad competitive, though Bil might say I am excessively so. But I have no idea what he is talking about....

Wanda said...

Umm....ok....competitive about a few things. Monopoly champion here. I have played hundreds, no thousands and have never lost. I slaughter the opponent. So much so - that I had to stop plaing because I couldn't stnad the idea of breaking my record.

Till one day, I played (for fun, haha) Monopoly Jr. with Dahlia.

She beat me. Three times. (Head hung low - no hope - must die now!! No real reason to live.)

(Truth - she's a shark. At cards - Dan and I cannot win against her. We have to take her to Vegas. Soon!)

Annie said...

Too funny TM!! I am very competitive at most things but probalby not online scrabble:):) Sorry!!! LOL! Love the email from your Dad! Cute!

BTW, I am doing a giveaway on my blog and you had already commented on the waiting kids post, so you are entered - like it or not:):) Hehe!!

Dita said...

Have I mentioned that I adore your parents...I can't imagine that even after all these years they still have the patience of saints when it comes to their darling daughter. No wonder you love them so!