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Today in My History

2000: Making a Difference
2001: Taste of Yesteryear
2002:  Nobody Mentioned the Zebra
2003:  Flights of Fancy and Hyperbole
2004:  Forgive Us Our Debts
2005:  Do I Have This Right?

2006:  Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
2007: Passages 
2008:  Sunday In the Park with Brianna
2009:  Easters of Yore

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

Books Read in 2010
Updated: 4/6
Cake Wrecks"

Recipes for Cousins Day Drinks
(updated 3/17/10)

And Then I Ate

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A different video every day for the week

Egg Hunt from Bev Sykes on Vimeo.

On You Tube

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Easter 2010

Mirror Site for RSS Feed
Airy Persiflage

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QI and QAT

13 April 2010

I love learning about Q words that don't need a U and I have used the title words more times than I can count in the past couple of years.   Ideally you hope that it will yield either a triple letter score for the Q or a triple word score for the word.  The Sowpods dictionary recognizes a plural of QI, QIS, though Jeri challenges that usage.  Heck, I don't make the rules and if it's good enough for Sowpods, it's good enough for me.

But I'm not doing too well on Scrabble these days.  My friend Joan is kicking my butt. 

I decided to check through my old e-mails to find out exacty how many games I've won playing with her.  I don't have all the scores, since we have one continuous running game, so this doesn't seem like enough games to me.  But it seemed we both had bits of time when we were out of town, so maybe this is correct.

1/12/10 - Joan 418, Me 247
1/25/10 - Joan 314, Me 224
1/29/10 - Me 304, Joan 298
2/1/10 - Joan 446, Me 402
2/5/10 - Joan 337, Me 366
2/15/10 - Joan 483, Me 248
2/25/10 - Joan 470, Me 227
3/10/10 - Joan 341, Me 312
3/21/10 - Joan 405 Me 227
3/25/10 - Joan 368, Me 332
4/3/10 - Joan 477, Me 267
4/8/10 - Joan 420, Me 305
4/23/20 - Joan 386, Me 324

Is it any wonder that I'm feeling depressed about it?

Apparently my game is Lexulous and I'm doing to Jess Brown in Lexulous what Joan is doing to me in Scrabble.

Lexulous is Facebook's version of Scrabble, with different colors, and 8 letters to work with instead of 7.  Awhile ago, you could play Scrabble on Facebook and I think they ran afoul of copyright laws, so they developed their own version.

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Maybe the white board is luckier for me, but I seem to win more games on Facebook than I do on Pixie Pit (which is where we play Scrabble).

Facebook has a ton of games, but most of them require you to give access to your information and the information of all your friends, so I just stick to the ones that don't.  The only other game to which I'm really addicted is Bejeweled.  (I even downloaded it to my iTouch.)

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In this you have to match 3 (or more) jewels in a row, up or down, to get a score.  I'm not nearly as good as a lot of my friends, but I am at least creeping up on my former high school classmate.

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It's Joan's turn to start our next Scrabble game.  I can hardly wait to see how she's going continue to humiliate me tomorrow!  But it's my move in Lexulous, so watch out, Jess...I'm commin' for ya!  Bwahaha.



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Tom and Laurel are in their new house;
this is the first fire in their new fireplace (their first fireplace!)

Laurel says, "Popcorn and milk, and sitting by the fire in jammies after Bri's bath.
Gotta start traditions for rainy day weather!"



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