Looking back, my obsession probably started last fall when I upgraded my mobile phone to an iPhone. I had been wanting one for a while, but I needed to wait until my contract expired so that I wouldn't have to pay full price. At the same time I was a little hesitant, not knowing what kind of learning curve I would be facing. I must say that I love the phone.
At first, I only downloaded a few apps—the Weather Channel, ESPN ScoreCenter, Facebook. I was determined to resist loading it up with a bunch of stuff.
Then my hairdresser told me about Words With Friends. I've always loved board games, so I thought it sounded like fun. It's just like Scrabble, and you can play with anyone else who had the app on their phone. If you don't mind ads, which are easy to skip, you can even get it free.
When I first downloaded Words With Friends, I didn't know anyone else to play with, so I let the app create a game for me with a random opponent. Then I told my sister about it, and I also showed it to my friend Pam.
Little Sis and I play at least one game a day. Sometimes I beat her, and sometimes she beats me. We've even been known to play while sitting in the same room, and I'm sure our SIL Susie got tired of our games on our recent trip to Destin.
Recently, my son and daughter-in-law discovered Words With Friends, and just a few days ago I received challenges from my nephew and his wife. As I write this, I have five games going on. Whew!! It's a wonder I get any work done, but I keep telling myself that it's good for my brain.