SoCS – Playing games while eating

I finally found a game on my phone that interests my son. I usually tend to lean towards puzzle games, but I also try not to have too many on my phone because I’m pretty OCD, as you all know, and I have a hard time letting things go sometimes. That’s what’s nice sometimes about Candy Crush. You only get five lives, so if the level sucks (which most of them do for a few days until they finally decide to let you win), you play five lives and then leave it for a few hours until your lives regenerate. My youngest son thinks I’m idiotic to play Candy Crush because it is so obviously stacked against the player, making it impossible to pass levels without paying for them. I am happy to report that I’ve never spent a single dollar on the game. Just lots of time and usually frustration.

The game that Andru will actually play with me is Wordscapes. It’s sort of like a crossword puzzle game and there seems to be no end to the levels. I spend way too much time on it. While I was eating the other night, Andru sat on the counter and we played the game for probably an hour, laughing our asses off for most of it. Because it gives you five to seven letters to work with, and those are the only letters you can use, you spend a lot of time coming up with completely random words that you know aren’t actually words, just to try and figure out the real word.

The other really funny thing that happens is that you end up spelling an actual word, but you don’t realize it’s a word because you are pronouncing it incorrectly. I love how random letters make your brain automatically choose to think “ay” for the letter A rather than “ah” or “aah”. Needless to say, it makes for some entertainment while you’re doing something as mundane as trying to figure out what to eat for dinner, which is what Andru was supposed to be doing; or eating dinner, which is what I was doing.

Who wants to just sit and eat dinner without doing something? That actually brings up this other time when my hubby and I were both preparing lunch for ourselves. My diet is pretty strict right now, so we were eating different things. When I was done, I took my food to the table and sat down. When my hubby was done, he started walking towards the living room to sit in front of the TV. “Are you seriously going to leave me here alone?” I asked. He laughed sheepishly and came and sat by me, but I think his heart was really in the living room with that TV. Should I be jealous?

Happy Saturday everyone!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is ““dom.” Use it as a word, or find a word that starts or ends with it. Have fun!”

 

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12 thoughts on “SoCS – Playing games while eating

  1. I don’t like having too many apps on my phone either and I do play Candy Crush too. I’ve never paid any money either. I just keep playing until I get it. Sometimes days on the same level but who cares? I try to build up the free things they give you and I’ve played on my computer and laptop too so usually if I am really stuck on a level I’ll try it with a different device. Happy Saturday.

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  2. haha! Until they let you win…very well said, Helen, about Candy Crush. I know if I’ve been stuck on a level awhile, suddenly the pieces seem to fall into place so you can finish it. 🙂
    We have our meals while sitting on the couch with the TV on. I’m also always reading a book. Most times TV isn’t even interesting, anyway.

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  3. Games like that can be such a time waster, I’m guilty of that too – but it’s nice that sometimes they can really connect you with your kids just for a few minutes. I’ve never done Candy Crush, but me and my girls have had a real thing about Subway Surfers for the last few years.

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