Words with Friends at Work

Here is a cool thing:  we are in the middle of a Words with Friends tournament at work. It’s a fund raiser for Habitat for Humanity. I have to say I was a bit nervous about the idea.  I like words but I am not an online game player.  I found it a bit intimidating frankly.

But I sucked it up and plunked down my entry fee and waited.  Sure enough, there was an invitation from a guy I don’t know to play the first round.  After some technical glitches, (like the firewall in my office) things got going.images

I got skunked.  It turns out there are a lot of words I am not familiar with.  Did you know that ism is a word?  It’s a lot of points if you get it on a triple word score.

At the end of the round, we exchanged emails.  It turns out he is a pretty nice guy and a gracious winner.

This evening, I finished the third game, again with someone in my company that I don’t know.  I lost again but I’d like to think I played a little more respectably.

I don’t really expect to advance to the finals, given my scores but here’s what really happened:  three more people know who I am and what I do.  In my business, that’s a really good thing.

At this year’s holiday party, there will be a whole new crowd of people for me to meet face to face with a whole bunch of weird words in common.

All this for a good cause.  Excellent!

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