The 2K11 24/7 CCXXXV: Can’t Handle My Scrabble!

Scrabble is a hell of a game — horribly underestimated, though. Often I hear it lumped together with other family games such as The Game of Life and Monopoly, but Scrabble is far more than trying to place a bunch of tiles to win. It RELIES of you making the right moves to survive. It’s a great game for increasing mental acuity, being fast on the draw when problems need solving, and of course — expanding one’s vocabulary.
But Scrabble is a vicious game. It can show you people’s bad sides very, VERY quickly. It can make or break FRIENDSHIPS. Past the strategy, vocabulary and sharpness that’s involved in a good game of Scrabble, there’s one thing it’s taught me above all else — HUMILITY.

The 2K11 24/7 CCXX: Oopsie.

Previously, when I’d made the mistake of injuring my finger, I did a series of voice posts on mistakes I’d made. But what about making mistakes in a more general sense?

Sometimes you’ll forget that one thing. You know — you forget the thing that may seem inconsequential, but may have bigger impacts than you expected?

Examples:

  • that thing your significant other asked to you do before going to bed;

or how about something that’s at least a little more common in MY life:

  • that thing your significant other has IMPLORED you NOT to do for the bajillionth time?

Yeah… I’m usually the light guy. Or the forgetting to make the bed guy. It’s never intentional — the mind simply gets beleaguered with all the thoughts it dares to think.

Guess what, though — we all make mistakes.

The 2K11 24/7 LVIII: The 11 Things You Didn’t Learn in School (but Probably Should’ve)

The Internet has come a helluva long way. Remember back when you used to have your Hotmail account and you’d get inundated by spam? Not even from random bots worldwide — from your friends. Yeah, chain mail when it was still hot. I remember all the ones that would tell me that I’d be doomed if I didn’t send it out to 15 friends in 15 minutes; or that I was a heartless bastard if I didn’t tell people how much I cared about a specific cause. I was going to post a mockery of chain letters called “Billy Connolly’s Chain Letter”, but while somewhat amusing, it was WAY too messed and vulgar for me to put in the blog, so if you want to see it, go look it up yourself.

But yes, the chain letter once stood tried and true as the majority of the emails we could count on getting daily. I don’t know if I preferred it over spam, but you don’t see much of it anymore. (Or perhaps it’s just an age thing, which I’ll admit is TOTALLY possible.)
I got this one from my father a few years back, and while it has since been debunked as coming from Bill Gates (it’s really from Charles Sykes’ “Dumbing Down Our Kids”), they’re all still relevant points that we can apply to our lives: