The first game I downloaded onto my iPhone when I got it a few months ago was Boggle. Why do I love Boggle so much? Because I kick BUTT at that game. Unless I am playing my friend Kettie, whose Boggle powers exceed that of Superman’s x-ray vision, then I suck at it; which is why I never play her anymore. Pick your battles, I say.
Not only am I good at Boggle, but it has opened my eyes to the joy of waiting. Waiting for your daughter to come out of the school after track practice, waiting for your son to get off the bus, waiting for the DMV to look up “efficient” in the dictionary and understand what it means, no kidding I have TIME for this now because when the ladies at the DMV desk are fighting over who gets to take their smoke break and who has to help the next customer I’m sitting patiently, tapping the letters on my iPhone and going, “I just got an eleven point word!”
I have rejected accusations from my children that I’m addicted. Cory and I will sit on the couch and pass the game back and forth as the kids walk by and say, “You guys are so addicted to that stupid game,” and I’m thinking, “This isn’t addiction this is a marriage enhancement exercise. Your Dad has lost 9 out of the last 10 games and he hasn’t even popped a blood vessel yet. Take notes kids,
I am better than your Dad at something! we are in LOVE!”
Then again, the kids might be right. The other night I had to go use the bathroom and I knew I would be there a while. I had two choices: sit and stare at the wall OR, take my trusty iPhone into the bathroom with me and pass the time gleefully tapping up a high score. I chose the latter. The game lets out a little *ding!* every time you land a legitimate word, so there I was, minding my own business; tap-tap-tap-ding! tap-tap-tap-tap-ding! when all of the sudden Drew walked past the bathroom and heard me. I noticed his feet pause outside the door and he stopped and inquired incredulously, “Mom? Are you playing BOGGLE in there?!” “Uh….” Busted.
I still say I’m not addicted but I did learn a valuable lesson: always silence your phone before playing a game in the bathroom.