Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Not Ready for 2010!

We're five days into the new year and I am still not ready for 2010! There are 2009 recap posts to write, new year's resolutions to make, and .... holiday gifts to still buy! (Crap, was that today?)

I may have to bring out the new, improved Corey on Friday (for my birthday) since she has yet to make an appearance in 2010. I napped instead of going to the gym yesterday. I have not unpacked from either of our road trips during the break. And I have only blogged once in the past two weeks!

I blame this entirely on Scramble, a Facebook game that is essentially Boggle. I've played 218 rounds at three minutes apiece. (I'll let you do the math) This is a disgrace.

So, I needed a plan. My first strategy for getting this game out of my life was to increase play. What? you are probably asking yourself. Well, I reasoned.... if I played NON-STOP, I would probably overdose and get sick of it. You can see how well that has worked out so far.

My new strategy is to write to Hasbro and encourage them to sue Facebook. It worked for Scrabble. Facebook lost the lawsuit and was forced to pull 'Scrabulous" from their site. Had it not been for that, NINJA PIGS would probably never have been written.

So, let's hope for GOLDI ROCK's sake that this plan works.

23 comments:

Tamika: said...

Ha! That's just what I need another fabulous writing distraction. I promised myself if I finished my WIP by March I could sign up for Twitter. Fingers crossed.

Tere Kirkland said...

Yeah, I wasted lots of time playing Scrabulous in 2009, but I've been very good about gaming this year. One thing I've been trying to do is work out my scenes using a free mind mapping software-- I use Freemind. It's a ruthless ploy to try to convince my mind it is playing on the computer, while I'm actually working on my story.

Time will tell if that actually works. ;)

I'll keep my fingers crossed for Goldi-Rocks!

Kristi Faith said...

Oh yes...Farkle and Fishworld are two evils in my life. LOL

btw-Princess Rhiannon will be a whole decade on Friday. You January birthdays are awful cool folks. :0) Happy birthday! :0)

Linda said...

My current game-playing trend is kenken on the New York Times site -- it has the lovely advantage of only a few puzzles being available each day. Built-in self-control!

beth said...

LOL! I have the same theory: play until I get sick of it...but I never do!

Beth Coulton said...

For Goldi's sake, I better not even get NEAR that game - sounds too terribly fun!

Tess said...

A birthday on Friday? Happy! Happy!

Suzyhayze said...

Ive said it once, I'll say it again. I have a term for facebook..."intellectual terrorism"

I know, I know... I'm freaking brilliant.

Karen said...

I understand your pain. Hubbykins bought me Bejeweled, and it is so addictive. I've already spent something like 4 hours mindlessly flipping jewels around, and now I think it's burned into my retina. :(

Susan R. Mills said...

Well, I guess I better go play it now before your evil plan goes into effect. I'm such a game addict. I could sit at the computer all day playing any given game.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, Corey - the blog war going on between Shannon and Frankie is far more entertaining! You'll see. :-)

Kim said...

Too funny! Thank you for giving me another reason not to join FB. I know it's inevitable, but I'm holding out as long as possible.

So...is Goldi Rocks a go? My little ballerina wants to take karate lessons. I can't help but thinking of you when she talks about it. She's going to be a Ninja Ballerina.

Tara McClendon said...

I'm right there with you. Is it really 2010? Do I really have to get back into a routine? Why yes, yes I do. I'll do it after I finish the next puzzle on Jigzone....

ElanaJ said...

Oh man, I'm addicted to Boggle. We have it on the xBox, and now you're telling me there's another Facebook distraction?

Ugh!

Shelli said...

I havent played it!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Ho boy, Goldi is rockin,' that's too cool. Can't wait to see what you do with that--with or without distraction.

taralazar said...

Hey, I could have written your post except swap "Scramble" for "Boggle Bash" on Pogo. And I can't have Hasbro sue Pogo because they actually released this game as a legit deal. So I'm stuck with it.

On a positive note, you do learn many new words playing Boggle. So I could argue that it's good for our writing--it's expanding our vocabulary. Although I'm not sure how many times we'll use the word "haet" or "craal" in a children's book.

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha, ha! Intellectual terrorism? I must have been it the first time you said it, Suzy! Friggin' hilarious!

Kelly H-Y said...

You are a riot! LOVE the name of your new WIP!!

Katie said...

you're hilarious! so how is that PB coming? Call me sometime :-)

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

You are so funny. Maybe you should check out Maggie Steifvater's post today...all about 'timers' and their use in writing!

;)

JennyMac said...

I have not played it! And hope I never start. LOL.

Diana Paz said...

Happy New Year!! I'm addicted to online word games too. I can't even let myself open them anymore.