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word play

I think it's important to note that I was playing Wordle before it was cool. Well, before it was all over the news and Facebook, anyways, by a week at least. It's right up my alley: a game that combines logic with knowledge of English vocab and orthography? Sign me up! That you can only play once a day is a nice benefit too, since a Wordle game each morning has helped wean me—mostly—off what was becoming a debilitating addiction to But then it blew up, and everybody started playing it and talking about it all the time (I was talking about it too, but obviously that didn't bother me). The boys were wondering if I was upset that the game was cool now, but that wasn't the problem. Instead, the problem was everyone posting their daily score. See, I'm super competitive but really don't like competition; when I felt like Wordle was just a game I was playing against myself each morning it was low-stakes fun, but now I can't help shake the thought that all my facebook friends are working on the same word, and they might get it in fewer guesses than me!

Of course, that hasn't stopped me from playing. I just try not to think about it. And after all, I am pretty good at the game: I've only failed to get the word once in the month I've been playing. And what kind of a word is rebus anyway, I ask you?!