Say Hello To My Little Friend…

Well, many of you told me that I was crazy and I have to admit, I sort of knew you were right.  A few months ago I wrote a post called Six Things I Might Never Understand and it got a lot of traffic.  On one day alone I had over 4,000 views, and every one of those readers heard about how much I disliked phone games, and how I don’t understand how anyone else can like them either.  I went as far as to give examples, Angry Birds, Words With Friends, etc., and almost every one of you told me how I was missing out, but I still wasn’t convinced.

However, something happened between then and now, over the course of four months to be exact.  I fell in love.  I fell in love with a game, but not just any game.  I fell in love with a GASP a phone game.  DrawSomething.

For those of you not familiar with DrawSomething, essentially it is a modern-day Pictionary where you draw on an iPad or phone screen with your finger.  You can play it with your Facebook friends, or if no one you know in the real world is around, you can play a complete stranger somewhere out in the internet universe.

My interest in DrawSomething started out innocently enough.  I played a few times on Matt’s iPad and I enjoyed it.  My pictures were simple, and I didn’t put much thought into them.  However, something happened.  Friends started finding me on DrawSomething and initiating games.  You could say my obsession with the game sneaked up on me without me even realizing it, because pretty soon I was playing regularly.  Little by little my pictures became more intricate.  I would sometimes spend twenty minutes on a single game, creating a masterpiece.  I purchased more colors other than the standard black, red, yellow, and blue.  I was playing sometimes four to five games a day.  I would wake up thinking about DrawSomething, and without even asking, Matt would simply hand over his iPad to me with a knowing glance.  I wouldn’t go to bed without checking to see if any of my opponents had drawn me a picture back.  Soon I had to face it, I was involved in a full-blown relationship with DrawSomething.

I felt like such a fraud.  Hadn’t I claimed to thousands of readers that I hated phone games?  I rationalized my fixation, saying that technically it wasn’t a phone game, for me anyway, because I was playing it on an iPad.  After a while I knew I had to face the truth, and more importantly face my readers.  I had to tell you all that I have converted to the other side where people like phone games.  I don’t know if DrawSomething is an exception to my rule, or if there will ever be another phone game that I like as much.  Either way, let me go on the record as saying that I like DrawSomething.  I like it a lot.

Here are some of my highlights:

Bonjovi

Scarface

Pinecone

Hamburger, fries, and Coke.

Skeleton

Does anyone else love DrawSomething as much as I do?

~The End.

35 thoughts on “Say Hello To My Little Friend…

  1. As a dedicated gamer I LOVE what you’ve done, but I have to admit it IS an addiction, just so long as it’s a safe one! :)

    I have a PS3 and I play every day, listen to radio shows on iPlayer and just have a freakingly good time! :)

    Hope your addiction stays a gentle one! :)

    Love to you and the big guy! :)

    Prenin.

  2. “If you never change your mind, why have one?” – Edward de Bono

    Going to get an iPhone this weekend just to play this game!!! lol, jk… But I am getting one and am interested. My sons play it on their iTouches.

  3. LOL! I haven’t tried draw something but i didn’t get angry birds at all…until two weeks ago when i was on a plane for six hours….somehow i got it…i see how easy it is to get obsessed

  4. I play it sometimes.. when I first downloaded the app I was all about it, all the time! I don’t have as much time right now, and I tend to forget to check and play back people, but it is probably my favorite of all the games on my iPod. I’m not big into playing them anyway..

    I just wanted to tell you (which you probably already know) that your drawings ROCK! I hate playing with people who just write out the word.. that drives me nuts! I mean, sometimes you have to write one or two words, but if the word is Lion King and you just write out the words “Lion King” you should find a new game to play.. at least draw a lion or something!! lol

  5. I played that game for 1.5 weeks and then all of a sudden I HATED it. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I would get really impatient having to watch what they were drawing. I was like, “Get to the freaking point!” I was a very basic, stick figures artist that drew only the necessities. Yeah, I think that’s where it all went downhill.

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  7. Ok, I’ve never played DrawSomething but am now inspired by your pinecone. Oh and what’s his name’s highlights. Thanks for making ME smile awhile. I have 4 little kids who I swear are trying to get me locked up in an insane asylum! Hopefully, they have internet there… and cocktails. Keep on blogging girl, you’re just great!

  8. I’m in love with this game! I play it on my Kindle Fire. My artistic abilities are definitely lacking but I make out ok. My friends can at least decipher what the heck is that I’m drawing!

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