Since I had to retire from words with friends, I’ve been trying my hand at a few different phone apps to kill time. While I’ll occasionally playing hanging with friend or dice with friends, the game I seem to play most often is Draw Something.

Calling Draw Something  a game is probably not the most accurate description. It’s sort of like Pictionary in that you get a list of words to choose from and your partner has to guess the word. After each correct guess, players receive coins that can be used to purchase additional colors in an effort to create more detailed pictures. Technically there is no winner in this game, players just keep going back and forth drawing things until someone guesses wrong.

I was not blessed with the ability to draw, but I still enjoy the game. Most of my pictures contain stick figures and word hints. Some people think using words is cheating. Some people’s opinions don’t count.

While most of my friends are on the same skill level as me, there is one who routinely goes beyond the call of duty to create these extremely detailed renderings. While my drawings look like this:

His look like this:

Or this:


It’s a little depressing. I know everyone has their strengths, and I shouldn’t begrudge someone for being a thousand times better than me at drawing, but I do and there’s no law against being petty. At least not yet. I think it’s time for me to step my game up. I’ve decided to add Draw Something supremacy to my list of resolutions for the year. It’s going to take some time and it probably won’t add any value to my life, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take. If nothing else, it’ll look good on a resume.



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