Ali Rants

When the going gets tough…

While I normally try to be nothing but fun and smiles 99% of the time, real life has a tendency of getting in the way. Even this ol’ Head Maid can have her bad days or days when all she wants to do is cry it out. Today is no exception.

Being an adult is hard, and I get that. I have to deal with a variety of types of people, but when you deal with negativity in one avenue of your life over and over and over and over…? You start to crack. I’m not the type to convey feels of sadness or anger well with people except a select few. I feel as if it’s a burden being placed onto someone else and it’s an inconvenience, so I just avoid it altogether and try to cope as best possible.

This is a blog though so I guess I can vent some here to you the reader even if you have no idea what I’m talking about. So thanks for letting me get all that out. I actually feel a smidge better.

So what’s a girl do when the going gets tough? Go to the salon? Retail shopping? Eat a metric fuck ton of ice cream? *Well I actually did that on Sunday but not because of emotions; I just REALLY wanted ice cream and the weather really set the tone.*

Folks I have a solution: Scrabble.

Yes, that’s right. Scrabble, and I’ll explain further. Originating back in 1938 by American architect, Alfred Mosher Butts (Hehe… Butts), the popular household board game encourages two to four players to score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board which is divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The real fun of Scrabble comes from the youth of today and generations’ past interpretation of words recognized by the dictionary. Not quite as hostile as say a Risk or a Monopoly which I’ve personally witnessed each game bring a War of Roses amongst of family and friends, Scrabble at least stifles giggles. Case in point? I will use any and all testicle references if it grants me a triple word score in select situations.

I think tonight I’m going to ask Samo-chan if we can indulge in a friendly game of Scrabble. We’ll enjoy each other’s company, exchange stories about each other’s day, nerd out over something we saw on Twitter, and just maybe? I’ll win a game.

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