#000000;">i’m laughing… my eyes are watering (and i may or may not have tears running down my legs)
#000000;">so happy it’s f.r.i.d.a.y. (only 2 more to go)
#000000;">this photo came from a co-worker today…
brain games –
#000000;">1. An act or series of acts of calculated psychological manipulation, especially in order to confuse or intimidate. Often used in the plural.
#000000;">2. An activity that provides entertainment and challenges the intellect.
#000000;">i started out on luminosity’s website playing some games and was having an ok time of it, until my free trial ran out. i refuse to pay money to spell “cat” as the letters are floating through the water emblazoned on a gold fish… sheesh …. lookout facebook… i don’t spend a great deal of time there generally – until recently that is. they have bejeweled… free… and so figgin addicting.
#000000;">i’m lucky to find three
gems baubles (prefer to call them baubles… sounds prettier) of the same color in a pattern that works… i guess that’s the point of the game and why it’s good for me… my eyes have to identify colors, shapes, and patterns…. and i really, really suck at it.
#993300;">i can’t stop playing that stupid ass game… i can’t… i tried… i can’t
#000000;">and it is so completely and overwhelmingly capable of putting me into a frenzied state of frustration…. and to make matters worse… the guys at work all play it to. and there’s this stupid “leader board” over on the right side of the screen that shows me just how horrible i am at the game… but it’s free
#000000;">my typical score is anywhere between 2,500 and 7,000 per “play” … if i get more than 100,00 here and there, well, it’s after taking a few adderalls, smoking 16 cigarettes, and drinking a pot of coffee ha! but those guys from work? WTH?! 900,00? how in the world does one get a score like that?
#000000;">the game resets every tuesday and everyone’s score goes back down to zilch. i jump on there when i get home and if i’m lucky, i’ll be the first one to score on the board… my measly 6,000 will be the top dog on the leader board…. a few weeks ago, somehow someway, i managed to score around 148,000 on my first “play” of the week… i was so excited i wet myself. i was on the top of the board! with a 6 digit score….
#000000;">for 32.4 seconds. bastards. i was immediately displaced to the second page of players… which is lower than 6th place… so that means in those 32.4 seconds, 6 other players scored higher than me… and not by just 1 or 2 points… but more like a 300,000 point margin… bastards.
#000000;">the game itself pisses me off to no end… remember that post yesterday about using #000000;">naughty words? yeah. well.
#000000;">the voice of bejeweled is this man with a deep voice that likes to try and encourage me with his lies throughout the game
#000000;"> finding three
gems baubles of the same color in a pattern that works… the round of “play” only lasts 1 freakin minute… 1 minute… as soon as i find a groove (well, ok not really a groove), the pre-alarm warning starts sounding… bonk bonk bonk… and then i get stressed and try to hurry and just flub it all up…. and i really, really suck at it.
#000000;">coach sits over there in the peanut gallery snickering at my ass the entire time.