Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nerd Alert!

diana our city lights scrabble nerd

Scrabble Nerd by Diana at ourcitylights.
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I have been a bit restless and lonely lately, and on the prowl trying to find new things to do with new folks. I have never been to my neighborhood library (I know -- TERRIBLE!!!), but I checked out their website and found something that made me laugh out loud. A Scrabble club meeting is scheduled in November!!! THIS IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! I am mad for Scrabble! And the funny part is that it is a BYOB thing -- BRING YOUR OWN BOARD!!! BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

Now you know what a nerd I am! I think I am going to attend. I think. And I am pretty sure lots of very experienced and elderly people will be playing and they will probably clean my clock! But I don't care. I want to do it anyway. :)


64 comments:

Renee said...

I love scrabble too. I use to hate it because all I could do was dog and cat.

After playing scrabulous on the computer I love it.

By the way dear one, wednesday's women are always made up, thank god.

Love Renee xoxox

Alina said...

Awesome! I always encourage people to find something to volunteer at. That is what I did after I broke up with my last boy toy. While I don't have a new boy. I do have what I call a Volunteer Husband. He and I constantly work and flirt together.

Yelena R. said...

You should totally do it! That's awesome :D

Brooke said...

I'm a nerd too! I love scrabble...and boggle. Actually, I love all word games. I always play them on my computer :)

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

tell us about it, okie? nerds unite!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Can you believe I have NEVER played Scrabble...not once.

Sher said...

Yes! GO! You never know who you may run into. I'm so bad a scrabble, my boys beat every time ;)

bananas. said...

you're a total nerd! I LOVEI IT!it's okay...i like celine dion. that has to qualify me as nerdy too.

Being Brazen said...

I love scrabble!

jeannie said...

haha, you're not the only one gf! I love scrabble too!

DesBisoux said...

i love scrabble! use to play all the time with mom and gran!
need new partners now...*hint*...
xxx

nicole addison said...

you HAVE to do it! that sounds amazing. i took a cake decorating class at michaels last year and it was full of grannys but i loved them :) it was so fun!

Vivienne said...

Love it!! My mom is a Scrabble fanatic. She reads the official Scrabble dictionary, she knows all the "Q" words that don't need a "U" (which I don't think is right... if you can't give me a definition/use it in a sentence, you're just making shit up...)
and she plays a game of it every day... with her self. She draws tiles for "me" and for "Pat" and "me" and "Pat" play against eachother with all the intensity of a real game.
Wacky. Wacky, I tell you!

We trust you'll be following up with an informative Scrabble Club, people watching post...

Annie said...

sounds like a good way to get outta the house and do something you really like doing.
i suck at scrabble. haha!
my mom and brother will play endless games though.
it's actually how my brother proposed to his fiance!
i go sit at scrapbook stores and scrap for hours...lame.

Pretty Little World said...

I wish that our local library had a scrabble club!! I would totally go to that -- I love.love.love board games + I love word games even more!

Iva said...

I LOVE saying 'nerd' hehe I love being a nerd! seriously. I think its cool. yup.

You go down there to the Scrabble Club Meeting and show 'em whatcha got!! :)

Caroline said...

Rock out sista! That's going to be a blast. Plus old people are a hoot... I would love to do that! Not to mention, this experience is going to be awesome blog material!!!

Jake Hammell said...

There's nothing wrong with scrabble at all. It's a personal favourite of mine. Don't school everyone on your first night though, you don't want to make an impression like you're a scrabble nazi

Erin M. said...

HI there,

I'm a new follower---found you through Lee (Hormones, Headaches & Hotflashes) & wanted to check you out.

Love the Scrabble idea and I double-dog dare you to go do this thing at the library. Then you have to blog about it later!

Savvy Gal said...

it good to just get yourself out there.

Diana said...

i think you should do it!!
libraries are awesome for the most RANDOM communities!!
BYOB!!


BTW, THANK YOU FOR THIS!! <3333333333

Kellie said...

you'll probably have a blast and MAYBE not all of them will be geriatric and you'll meet a hottie! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! :)

Jessica said...

Sounds like fun you should go for sure. Keep the old people on their toes. Enjoy yourself.

me melodia said...

I absolutely love this.
I love to nerd out with some scrabble.
Good luck in your pursuits lovely.

TERI REES WANG said...

So me, I am all about "Bingo" on Thursday nights at the Casino at Race track!

..So nerd up Sister!

Or you could learn how to "Breathe" at The Hub...yoga W.L.A.

Or square dance..? ;P

Hanako66 said...

I love scrabble, and this, and you, and that you are going to go...I love it all!!!

Shelley said...

love that picture! A scrabble club! That would be sooo much fun! I'm sure the more you go to it the better you will get too!

amy @ switz~art said...

no way! i am a realy scrabble fiend lately, too! i actually play long games with my grandfather...does that make me a nerd? if so, i was kinda already getting to nerd status anyway.

i also get my fix by playing on facebook...lexulous? oh yes.

kys said...

I have never played Scrabble. I won't try Scrabulous on FB because I'm scared of getting my ass beaten and having it show up on everyone's home page.

Clorivak said...

Scrabble flipping rocks. I get pissed when I end up with all the shitey letters though..which ALWAYS happens.
Do it up woman, it'll makes for a great story I'm sure. :)

diane said...

Drolly, throw some wine and cheese in, and you've got a perfect evening. I've got a scrabble board on display under a glass top table in the living room. I think I'll pull that sucker out and make Cute Hubby humor me with a few games. Thanks for the inspiration. Love you to pieces, xo d

Kaz said...

Go. Go and do something you enjoy doing.

You never know who you might meet, young or old.

Oh, and libraries rock.

:-)

Alicia said...

what what what???? AMAZING!! i'm slightly jealous!! but how friggin awesome is that! i have a deep love for bingo....seriously that's my game...i get a little bit intense.

Elizabeth Marie said...

This is awesome. You are going to OWN them all! BYOB! Love it!

Diane said...

awesome! good luck!! i hope you kick some elderly ass!! :)

The Peach Tart said...

That sounds like great fun. I love to play scrabble.

Kitten said...

I love Scrabble! And Boggle, and any other word game out there. I'm especially mad for crossword puzzles!

...love Maegan said...

I hope it's a BLAST!!! ...what an amazing photo for this post. how did you find that?!?! love. it.

Char said...

I love the game so much that I have it on my phone. Yes..I know.

And I would get cleaned out too because I haven't memorized all those weird words that they use. Well except qi - that always helps.

Simply Mel said...

Embrace your inner nerd! If I lived near you - I would totally go with you to this nerd night! Love scrabble!

becca. said...

i love scrabble!
board game and iphone app!
lovely post!
would you like to link swap?
hope you have had a good day!
XOXO, BECCA
http://fashion-train.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

I think if I lived in your hood I would want to hang with ALL the time. Scrabble nerds unite!

lancelonie said...

I used to scrabble online but I find people leaving me everytime I win! I forgot about that online site 'coz gamers are terrible losers. LOL!

Puzzles, puzzles, puzzles plus logic puzzles, too. I love them!

I bet your a very good player! :)

Phoenix said...

Kick Ass! Here's a secret: I love Scrabble, but only when I'm winning. I can lose graciously at many, many games, and I do.

Scrabble is not one of them. Yeesh.

If you're on the prowl for new hobbies, have you considered taking up photography? Or is that too close to what you do for a living?

Clare said...

Very cool! I just joined a knitting group and am the only one under 40! Yayyy

Felicia said...

YES!!! I can't wait to hear about THIS!! Too bad we don't live in the same town. We could totally tear our local libraries up.

Lynn said...

But if everybody brings their own board, you'll have way too many!
Hope you get a tripple word score!

thereddeer said...

You go girlfriend!

anotherfishinthesea said...

i love this! you'll have to keep us updated!
also, my mom bought those get the hint tabs for her secretary today... hehehehe. i love corrupting the parents.

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

love scrabble!

i play on lexulous all the time... *jealous*

Chessa! said...

nerd ALERT!!! Love it. I'm a nerd too. I heart Scrabble.

E.K. said...

Wait. You said "scary larry" on Clorivak's blog! I knew a 40 year old drunk in high school named Scary Larry, but he used to say to me, "Hey kid...I'm...Larry...Scary!"

Ama Livia Reynolds said...

i would completely be at the scrabble club meeting game night thing at your library in your neighborhood if i were in your neighborhood. i bet it would get ugly, though. scrabblers are scrappers. and impatient when you're trying to get a good score while also getting a cool word at the same time. go scrabble! excitement!

Andhari said...

I say you go too..this is a new thing I just found out about you and I can't help smiling. Sounds fun! If that's your thing then just ignore whatever people say, I find playing cards with old people to be so endearing sometimes. They usually have soft cookies I like..

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It'll be awesome. Do you play it on Facebook? My husand misses that (can't access the app from the UK).

Anna said...

Diana is so great! Love it.

PS my old blog url pooped out. Please follow me at my new one! http://girlfromaroundtheway.blogspot.com.

Following you under my new profile, too :)

beckyxoxo said...

it's been a long time for me not to play scrabble . but i think it's not geeky at all . it's a really fun game ! and if you win that means you're smart in vocabulary . lol . i hope you will have a very great time there ! :) have a nice weekend !

The Cottage Cheese said...

You should totally go to Scrabble night! I'm a scrabble nerd too, although I'm a bit rusty because I haven't played very much in the past couple of years. My boy and I used to go through spells where we would play a couple of times a week. My Grandmother was the Scrabble Queen, and despite her advanced Alzheimers and 90 years of age, she still plays. Scrabble rocks.

Big Red said...

Do it!
:)

Sam said...

Oh lady!! So sorry we don't live closer! I'm totally always up for a game of scrabble!! I'm also very partial to Monopoly....

Diane said...

This sounds awesome! I wish my local library hosted a Scrabble club; I'd definitely go. Haha, I've actually been playing online Scrabble against the computer and it's tons of fun. Wish we could hang out and Scrabble it up! We nerds have to keep together.

Also, I have just been catching up on blog reading/comments and such so don't think I've neglected yours! School has been pretty much kicking my ass.

blueviolet said...

If everyone is bringing their own board, who are you playing against?

Down and Out Chic said...

DEFINITELY do it and then report back!

Jenni said...

How fun! I'm also looking for fun new things to do. Maybe I'll visit my library to see what awesomeness there is going on. :)
ps- make sure to update us on this scrabble club you attend. I'm curious...