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Saturday, January 5, 2013

I should never have........

.........clicked on the link to check out Word Tornado on Facebook. 

Have you checked it out? Oh my gosh. I confess (freely) that I am so addicted to that game.  Its playing Scrabble with people online at the same time, not like Word with Friends that I absolutely love to play too, where you do your word, then send it to your friend to do their word, back and forth, sometimes days between plays.  This game you play like in 1-2 minute turns; a game can last about 25-30 minutes. You play with 2-4 players. You play for "money" but you never see the money of course.  I like to play fast games, 1 minute between turns, 2 minutes is just too long for me. I'm not a gambler, I like the $25 games or less. 

I'm totally addicted.

Seriously.

I play the game in my mind at night, morning, at the gym, at work, you name it.

I see when I can "sneak" in a game and have the time to complete one.

Its terrible.

I'm reading and keeping up somewhat on blogs, but my own creativity to write one is out the door because I'm thinking of words for Word Tornado.

Its really pathetic.

I know I'll get over this soon...........

I hope.......

In the meantime, all is well. Great Christmas and New Year's.

Work is strange but I'm really trying to trust God about it all.

I have my word for 2013 and even wrote it, but just not ready to post it; soon though.

Koda is silly (did you expect anything different?) (well maybe food junkie :)

My advice. Just don't start playing the game.....

It will hook you in.....

and not let you go........

33 comments:

Sharon said...

I am a HUGE fan of word games - I love crosswords. And yes, I also love Scrabble.

Sooo...let's just be glad that I am (currently) not on Facebook. Otherwise, I think I would be sitting right next to you in *addicted* land!! It sounds like way too much fun.

A couple of visits ago, my son showed me Angry Birds. Same thing - I could NOT stop playing!! Up until 2 and 3 o'clock two nights in a row!

Well, I hope you can break away soon to do more blogging! I always enjoy what you have to say.

S H A R O N
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S T O P

xoxo, Betty!! :)

HeY J said...

I think I will be safe but thanks for the warning because I hate when I have to post a "why didn't someone warning me"post LOL
missed you and your bench :0 koda too !
Take Care happy 2013 from your friend Janice formally of Janice's footsteps.

Michelle said...

Have fun and don't feel guilty!

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

My weak spot is Bejewelled Blitz, I start playing that one and end up on it for hours!

Hollie said...

I agree with Michelle!! Enjoy!

Bijoux said...

The only game I play is DrawSomething with a high school friend. His pictures always crack me up. Thanks for the warning on Word Tornado!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I never play games like that so no fear here. I know they take up time so I steer clear of them as I'd rather be do other things. Glad you had a great Christmas and New Year. Looking forward to seeing what your word for the year is.

Shelly said...

It is taking all my willpower right now not to go check that out! I, too, love word games and find it hard to resist a good one. Cutie little Koda-

Jeanie said...

I also love word games and am sure I would become addicted if I checked out Word Tornado. Right now my addiction to computer Mah Jong is enough of a time killer.

Joanne Noragon said...

In the way olden days, late 80's, early '90's we passed games around on big floppy discs. The craze was ma jong; my sister in law and I each played it late into the night--and had to go to work the next day.

Dana said...

I'd never heard of this game, and now I don't know if I'll be able to keep myself from checking it out... :)

Enjoy!

Deanna said...

Thanks for the warning. I discovered long ago that when it comes to computer games like that, I am a total adict. I finally had to quit playing them. I play word with friends with myself. Pathetic, I know. But if I start with the online version, I will always be on the computer. I'm sure the same would be with Word Tornado. Oh how I want to check it out now. Shame on you!

Glad you are doing well... and that Koda is still silly.

Jen Forbes said...

You're too funny Betty! I guess we all have our vices, word games doesn't sound all that bad to me!

Robyn :) said...

I'll avoid it!!

Scout is silly, too :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds very intriguing to me but I'm not going there. No way! I was addicted to my Webkinz for several years, game boy before that. I need to get off my computer, not find something else to keep me here. Glad you love it so much.
Happy to hear that your holiday's were lovely. Looking forward to your word for the year. Have a nice weekend. Give a hug to Koda.

Mevely317 said...

Happy New Year, Betty! As a former cross-word ADDICT, I'm leery of these games ... yet I applaud your moxie:) I mean, these are supposed to stimulate brain cells, right?
...and it sure beats hanging out in a pool hall, right? (I once dated a fellow who claimed he was addicted to pool. lol)

jack69 said...

You lady are one card! You amaze me at what all you can do and accomplish. You make an interesting entry about anything.

Oh we had to smile at a happy looking Corgi, but the little fat sucker looks like a Basset, it is such a butter ball, but he was smiling!

Love and ((hugs))

Marianne said...

I gave up on all electronic games after the lost "Tetris" semester at college. I have a vice personality.

Life in a Small Town said...

I haven't heard of it. I CAN'T check it out...don't need another addiction! :)

Chatty Crone said...

I hadn't heard of it and kind of glad I haven't. Lol. My kids play Dragon vale which is addicting to them. Now when I go somewhere I bring a word search or cross word puzzle book or a book to read. Lol. You are honest and cute. sandie

JosephAlsarraf said...

Hmmm.... What should I do today? Tornado? No... Tornado? No.... Tornado? No.... Sounds fun!
: )

Renegades said...

From sitting in the hospital with Hiredman we had Jazzy's kindle and she has this jewell game and i got so addicted to it. Step away from the Kindle.

Jane said...

Happy New Year!!! I tend to get lost in my iphone with all the game apps. So many things to get addicted to :) Hope all is well at your end!

Jane

Big Mark 243 said...

LOL... I may try to play "Tornado" but I have been limiting my Face Book time ...

I must have the wrong addy because my card came back..! Sorry but I am glad that you had a good holiday season!!

Kat said...

HAHAHA!!!! Oh my gosh, this makes me laugh. I have gone through phases like this too. I get obsessed with chess, or solitaire, or some other game and I play it in my mind all day and stay up far too late at night playing it. CRAZY!
Good luck! ;)

Martha said...

Well it's not the worst addiction in the world! Just have fun Betty. Glad you had a good Christmas and New Years, and glad to hear Koda is well.Here's to a happy and healthy 2013 *cheers* :)

Secret Agent Woman said...

Could be worse. You could be addicted to say, heroin.

Jimmy said...

I have gotten myself a bit sidetracked on my blogging also but with my genealogy, a word tornado would spin me in circles, I just don't think that fast, I may have to tell Cindy about it though, I bet she would be as hooked as you Ha Ha

Azara said...

I love word games. I'm afraid to even check out this one for fear I'll be sucked into its vortex, just like you. But it sounds so fun...

Intense Guy said...

So my plodding play with Words With Friends is "helping" you with this years word (Patience)?

:) I'll see if I can get more on the ball with it.... :)

Living Life said...

I always get requests for WTF and Song Pop. I simply don't have the time to play though. My kids play and my mom plays. Come to think about it, everyone I know, plays those games! lol!! I hear they are tons of fun! I haven't heard of Word Tornado though.

Brenda Youngerman said...

I used to play wwf too and they just seemed to drag out... and finding an online scrabble game is hard! I will definitely have to check out word tornado

:)

Deals On Wheels said...

I am always playing games on my phone. I love me my word games!!! Never tried Word Tornado, though. Will have to give it a try!