Last night was fun. My sister got on my RileyCam and spied on The Spouse and me while we ate dinner. Well, not really spied, since I knew she was watching. Speaking of Riley, he had/has something in his eye that made him rub it and rub it. His eye is so red, and he actually cries when he’s rubbing it. I put some human “tears” stuff in his eye, and some ointment when we went to bed last night. He’s not rubbing it this morning, but it’s still red. I hope he’s okay.
I think I mentioned before that I have a cousin in Italy whom I’ve never met. We used to be pen pals when I was in high school. I found her via the internet, and we started emailing. Well, I introduced her to Facebook, and last week she joined. Two days ago she was online when I was, and we chatted! It was SO fun! Additionally, my sister was online as well, so the three of us chatted. My cousin hadn’t written in English for years, but you’d never know it. She does a GREAT job, which makes me feel so stupid. I can barely string three words together in Italian, and here she is chatting away like it’s not big deal. I really need to get busy with my Italian studies. I know a lot of vocabulary, just not the proper tense of the verbs, or the idioms, or even how to put them all together in the right order to make a sentence that makes any sense.
In addition to my cousin, her daughter and her niece are now also my Facebook friends! How cool is that? And before last week, my cousin, EM, didn’t even know Facebook existed. Did I mention that she teaches technology to middle school kids? I guess maybe I just changed all that! You know….the butterfly effect. I teach her about Facebook, she teaches her students, they tell their friends…. butterfly effect.
I’m watching Heroes. Boy, is it getting bizarre, but in a good way. It’s bouncing back and forth between the present and four years into the future. Interesting.
I am really excited because my good, good friend, and former protege, is coming to visit today with his wife and new baby. This will be my first time meeting his son, and I am so excited. He’s practically my grandkid!
Speaking of Facebook, I love that you can play Scrabble on Facebook. I love word games, and my sister and I play Scrabble all the time. I’m also playing with my hairdresser, another person I introduced to Facebook (specifically so she could play Scrabble with me). She went to school with The Daughter, so I wasn’t sure she’d be into Scrabble. She is and she’s good. I almost never lose at Scrabble. My hairdresser actually beat me that first game by about 40 points. Her first word on the board (she started the game) used all 7 of her letters so she got a 50 point bonus. Then she was able to spell polarize, for 80 points. That pretty much killed me. I beat her the next game, and I’m winning our current game. My sister and I have played 3 games. I’ve won them all. 🙂
I’ve also kicked some serious butt in Word Challenge! When my hairdresser played, she quickly went to over 11,000 points. I was stunned since my best score had been in the 8,000s. She admitted to me that she had an unfair advantage. You see, when you solve the 6 letter word, you unlock a bonus round. The bonus round consists of unscrambling the name of one of your friends. Well, my HD had one friend – me. That meant she could score that extra 450 points every single time. Aha! I have several more friends than she has, and at times I draw a complete blank when I see those scrambled letters – usually when the friend’s name is 3 or 4 letters long – because you lose their name among all the other letters. I can easily figure out the EANENL is Leanne, or that GLANEA is Angela. But UNEJIL makes me go blank, even though the answer is an easy one – Neil. I see all sorts of other names but Neil. Crazy. I have finally gone on a real tear, though, and two days ago, after just three rounds, I got a score over 20,000! I am several thousand points ahead of both my sister and my HD. I LOVE that game, and it’s really, really addictive. BTW, Lorraine plays too, though she hasn’t played in some time. She does play Word Twist, which is a similar game (both games entail unscrambling 6 letters to form as many 3, 4, 5, and 6 letter words as possible in a set amount of time. Lorraine has a high score in Word Twist of 141 – 30 points higher than my best score of 111. Not sure how she did that, because no matter how hard I try, I can’t come close, and believe me, I try. Did I mention that I’m very competitive?