Friday, January 23, 2009

OXYPHENBUTAZONE or, how I became a boring old fart

Oxyphenbutazone - an anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Tandearil) used to treat arthritis and bursitis.

In the middle of December I was sitting at work being bored to tears when Chris messaged me on Facebook. "Do you want to play Scrabble with me?" That sounds so simple and innocent doesn't it? Oh if only I knew what kind of monster that simple, innocent phrase would create.

Chris beat me twice that day. A week later he tells me that we can continue playing even if we both aren't online together. Then he invited Jenn to play a game with him. One of the nice things about Jenn not working is that she is available for anything at any time of day.

Jenn's current job is to stay up all hours of the night and play Scrabble against people. When Chris is working the night shift, a text will come through on her phone right around 12:30am..."Scrabble?" She also plays my lil brother through all hours of the night. Wednesday night I thought the world may have imploded when our internet was down and Jenn was unable to play.

Now as big of a Scrabble monster as Jenn may be, Chris is worse. If he catches you online and it is your turn he will hound you. Yesterday, as I am slowly coming out of my "ate too much breakfast at our favorite buffet place" coma, I hear Jenn on the phone saying "Are you serious?" I hear her phone close and she says...we are going over to their house to play Scrabble.

So, fun for us is now playing Scrabble. What does Oxyphenbutazone have to do with it? Why that would be the highest scoring word you can play in Scrabble...and it has now become my goal in life to play it. For now, my highest scoring word is quince for 51 points...Oxyphenbutazone can get you 1,780 points.

And, in case you needed to know...Chris won, Lyz second, Jenn third and me fourth. I always get the crappy letters, QYZXVMC is not fair.

(wanna be my friend on Facebook and play Scrabble??? Use my email addy over there on the right to search for me, and let me know you are a blog reader!! Or, if you prefer to play at 2am, you can be Jenn's friend jennmilley at gmail dot com)

12 comments:

A said...

Wow, sounds like fun. That is some word. Have fun.

N said...

Man, I suck so hard at scrabble. And won't play with J; she's too smart (and competitive. XD).

journeytowardsourbaby said...

Totally doing the scrabble thing - I got very addicted a few months back before they took scrabulous down. I'm pretty sure it's time to get the addiction back!

cindyhoo2 said...

ha ha. I laughed at loud at this entry. And I am enough of a nerd that online scrabble sounds like my idea of HOURS of enjoyment.

my cowgirl alter-ego said...

I'm not getting enough scrabble time.

Just saying.

anofferingoflove said...

we have scrabble night once a week, but i sit out while my aunt and R battle it out. im no good at all!

JamieD said...

That sounds like so much fun! And if that makes me a boring old fart also, then so be it!!

Theresa said...

I am an awful speller. My brothers and sisters like to play with me just to laugh.

tbean said...

Sorry to be a MAJOR scrabble geek here...but...that's not a scrabble word. I don't see, even with compound words, how you could make a word THAT long.

But boy do I love me some scrabble. :)

Heather said...

YO! Word to your mother.

I always get the crappy letters too.

Mimi said...

Not sure how you play scrabble on facebook....my name is cris peebles can you be my friend and help me play?

Anonymous said...

Scrabble is the best game there is, bar none. I've loved it since I was a teenager and before facebook and computer Scrabble came along, I played against myself if I had to do so. Now, of course, I play on Facebook. Still, there is nothing that compares to playing with the actual board, tiles, and most importantly, the ability to challenge someone's word!