For those of you unfamiliar with my WWF addiction, WWF doesn’t stand for World Wrestling Federation. That would be something my dad enjoys watching. My WWF addiction is Words With Friends. It’s a two player game that is similar to Scrabble that you can play on your phone. I’ve always been a Scrabble junkie so I was naturally drawn to the game. There’s no one for me to play Scrabble with here. WWF opened up a whole network of potential opponents. I like it so much that it’s the only game I play on my phone on a daily basis. Actually, I don’t play Angry Birds or any other games anymore so I can probably say it’s the only game that I play on my phone period.
Another reason I love WWF is that it’s completely passive. You can take as long as you like or as long as your schedule allows. It’s great for busy people like me. Sometimes games can span several days (sometimes even weeks, if your opponent decides to go to Mexico for vacation – LOL) and sometimes you can finish a game in just a few hours. It all depends on how much free time you and your opponent have. I find it really convenient since Brian does most of the driving (we carpool to and from work and the gym). I usually play WWF in the car on the way to work or on the way to the gym at the end of the day. Sometimes I will play during my lunch hour, if I actually take a break for lunch.
Since Brian and I have been on Christmas vacation (neither of us have to report back to our respective jobs until January 3rd), I’ve been playing WWF like a deserted island castaway at an all you can eat buffet. I usually have no less than half a dozen games going on simultaneously. Right now I’m playing against seven unique opponents. I had to specify that they’re all different people because sometimes one of my friends and I will play two separate games concurrently. This will sometimes happen by accident when we challenge each other at the same time at the end of a game, but sometimes we’ll do it intentionally. I don’t have any of those going on right now, though. If I have made all of my moves and I’m waiting for my opponents to take their turn, I will sometimes get bored and start another game. Thus, I end up playing several games at the same time. I don’t really like playing with random strangers though, so I generally only challenge people I know in real life.
Most of the time, I play from my phone. A few weeks ago, I saw some badges on a friend’s Facebook wall and realized that you can play from Facebook too. I had no idea until then. I think that’s the only time that I’ve ever played with someone I didn’t know. I created a game and hit “random opponent” by mistake. I still make most of my moves through my phone, but I do like playing on my laptop whenever I’m home because then I can post achievements on my wall. For instance, it’s not really exciting when I bingo from my phone because I can’t share it with everyone.
Since we’ve been on vacation, I’ve been living and breathing WWF. My addiction reached new heights last night while we were in bed. I won’t say what we were doing. Just picture us in bed, doing what I can’t say, while having this conversation. Oh, and just to provide some background information, I started wearing my pure hazel Freshlook Colorblends contacts yesterday.
ME: No one even noticed my eye color today. Do you like that I have hazel eyes? We have the same eye color now.
BRIAN: My birth certificate says I have brown eyes.
ME: How come?
BRIAN: I was born with brown eyes. They changed color as I got older. Now they’re hazel.
ME: What does it say on your driver’s license?
BRIAN: I guess it was easier than putting hazel. My eyes change color depending on the light anyway. Sometimes they’re brown, sometimes they look more green, but most of the time they’re hazel.
ME: Hazel would be a good word to play on Words With Friends because the H and the Z are worth a lot of points. Specially if you land on a triple word square.
My last comment was so random that Brian busted up laughing. We both laughed hysterically, actually. I was laughing so hard that I cried.
When Anthony saw the post, he was like, “That’s nothing! I ended up with seven Is once.”
I guess it could have been worse. =P BTW, Anthony’s board looks different than mine because he plays Wordfeud. It’s similar to WWF, but the bonus squares are distributed in a different pattern and some of the letters have different point values. He likes the functionality of their phone app better. I used to have both, but had to get rid of one the last time I was cleaning out my phone. I know more people on WWF so Wordfeud got the boot. Now I just have to get Anthony to convert over.