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July 6th, 2009

Boston @ 10:31 pm

Current Location: Boston
Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: Viva Voce - Rose City
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I'm in Southie this week visiting my girlfriend who is, unfortunately, in class during the daytime. Anyone want to meet for some games? I'm carless but have easy access to the Red Line, fwiw.
 

June 17th, 2009

Pittsburgh tourney report @ 01:41 pm

Current Location: my office
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Sleater-Kinney - All Hands on the Bad One

Haven't done one of these in a while. Here goes. Also, if I played you and you're out there reading this, feel free to send me your racks and I'll add them to the Quackle files, if you so desire.

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May 11th, 2009

HELLO WORLD @ 05:06 pm

Spring semester is over.
Pittsburgh tourney is in 1 month.
Nationals are 6 weeks after that.
It's time to start Scrabbling.
 

August 4th, 2008

random ISC game of the day 15 @ 03:32 pm

Current Location: my office
Current Mood: optimistic optimistic
Current Music: WERS Boston 89.3 FM

The second game in a series of 2 against chaithedog from right before Nationals '08. He mentions his opening rack of DEGPXZ? on his blog here.
The pre-endgame in this one is really intriguing and weird. I want to know what you folks would do when I played OR for 8, and when I played HAD to empty the bag.

Play along!
 

August 2nd, 2008

random ISC game of the day 14 @ 08:46 pm

Current Location: my apt
Current Mood: mellow mellow
Current Music: http://www.celticmusicpodcast.com/

About a week before Nationals, I played a 2 game series against chaithedog. Here is the first of those games.

Play along!
 

July 31st, 2008

random ISC game of the day 13 @ 03:28 pm

Current Location: my office
Current Mood: average
Current Music: WERS Boston 89.3 FM

Following Nationals was exciting, though not nearly as exciting/fun as being there! Congrats to everyone who played, regardless of your finish. Playing 28 full games of Scrabble in 4 days is a lot more than most human beings could accomplish.

Back to the ISC treasure trove for me. This one is from a couple weeks ago against orangejkel, aka sr_orangepants. And yes, I am blogging this.

Play along!
 

July 25th, 2008

well-wishing @ 09:50 am

To all those Orlando-bound: I wish you happy Scrabbling and a joyous weekend. Although somehow, I think y'all will have plenty of fun without me wishing it for you :-D
 

July 23rd, 2008

random ISC game of the day 12 @ 06:27 pm

Current Location: my apt
Current Mood: thoughtful thoughtful
Current Music: Preston School of Industry

A close game against fairway from 2 weeks ago.

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July 21st, 2008

random ISC game of the day 11 @ 03:37 pm

Current Location: my office
Current Mood: working
Current Music: none!

From about two weeks ago vs annagraham. It doesn't seem like I made any huge mistakes, but I think some small ones added up. However, he/she should have been ahead by 200 after the first 3 turns!

Play along!
 

July 20th, 2008

Pithier Snob (British Open) @ 01:21 pm

Current Location: my apt
Current Mood: creative
Current Music: British Open coverage
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Maybe it's a hole early, but after that second shot on 17, I have to say congrats to Padraig Harrington for winning his second straight British Open. I'll admit I was rooting for Greg Norman at first, but if someone else among the leaders had to win it, I'm glad it was Paddy. (Edit: he made the eagle putt! Now it's in the bag.)

OAC:

HARRINGTON* has 3 steals (all of length 5 tiles)

PADRAIG* has 3 one tile steals and 5 two tiles steals

GREGNORMAN* has 5 steals (of lengths 2, 3, 3, 4 and 5 tiles)

IANPOULTER* has 5 two tile steals

KJCHOI* has just 1 steal! (it's pretty short, too)

BIRKDALE* has 2 one tile steals and 2 two tile steals

 

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