Can't blog anymore, because I'm completely and utterly addicted to Ruzzle.
I'd explain more, but I have another round to play and I'm developing a weird kind of carpal tunnel that's only in my right pointer finger and someone named "MonoBrow123" just requested a game, so as you can see I have a lot on my plate.
Seriously, have you played this game yet? Ruzzle is this great app for smartphones and notepads (I have it on my iPad, which is the best invention ever in the history of the world but that's another post altogether). It's kind of like Boggle and Scrabble combined, and there are tens of thousands of other players online at any given time and it's just a big old word party. Finally, a festival for geeks! (Aside from Comic Con, of course.)
I'm a former spelling bee wizard, going all the way back to 4th grade (but I was one of those kids who kept it up through 8th grade and went to the county spelling bee and did I mention that I got beat up occasionally and have absolutely no idea why?). So in essence, words are kind of my thing.
When I first heard about Ruzzle, I thought, "Huh, whatever, another word game." I downloaded it only so I could play my online buddies who told me about it. Once. Because I don't play GAMES on my iPad. My precious iPad is for important online activities and such. Well, except for that brief obsession with Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique but that was because one of the niecelets made me play it and hey, did you know you could level up faster if you "liked" other players' boutiques and you get three "likes" a day and there are bonus points if you dress a mannequin from head to toe in winter attire?
So, how addicted am I? Let's see. I've played (on more than occasion) for 6 hours straight. I've stayed up so late at night that there barely seems to be a point in going to bed before getting up for work. I've lost 3 or 4 pounds from not snacking in the evenings (because food would just get in the way), which is not something that has spontaneously happened to me, in the history of ever. And I can't use a decently-sized word in casual conversation without speculating on its Ruzzle value.
Is there therapy for this? There might be, but if there's a group I'm thinking it would quickly devolve into a great big Ruzzle fest and defeat the whole purpose.
Wanna play? My username is (surprise!) atomicauntie.