I feel stoopid

I am not a big fan of soduku. Actually, I’ve never played it. And that is completely intentional. I hear that once you start you become addicted to it and I simply have no time left for additional addictions.

But I do admit to be slightly hooked on giving rice away by means of a lovely little vocabulary game at freerice.com. You play it, and for every word you correctly define (no cheating allowed!) the site will donate 20 grains of rice to hungry people in Third World countries. Since its inception in October 2007, 34 billion correct answers have been tallied. That translates into, hey, 34 billion grains of rice!

I feel really good about all my correct answers but I have to tell ya, for someone who spends the better part of her day with words, it hurts that I can’t get past a score of 45. I hear only geniuses can make it to 60. But still. It’s a hurdle I want to hop over. I want to make 50. And it’s nice knowing that everytime I fret and fume to make it there, someone is getting fed.

Give it a try. Here’s the link. If you make it past 50, you have to tell me so I can cheer for you and plan your demise. And NO DICTIONARIES!

Have a great weekend.

Author: Susan

This post has 2 Comments

  1. Clair on May 31, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    That is a fun link. I only got to 42, but I think it is a good way to check your vocabulary skills.

  2. Steph on May 31, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Hey, I play this game sometimes at work on my lunch!

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