Headline: wife finds use for ‘blog’

I was once at a meeting with Dr. Bob III where I introduced myself this way:

“My name is Don…

“I am a blogger…”

This was due to Dr. Bob’s noted antipathy for blogs.

My wife has typically shared his view and can’t imagine what I find so compelling about my blog. Until today! She found a use for ‘blog’…

She scored 38 points with it AGAINST ME in Scrabble tonight! The Nerve!!!


I still won, though… I got most of the good letters, and we really boxed ourselves in, couldn’t get into the upper left quadrant at all.

For those scoring at home, she stuck blog on underneath OR to make ORB, the DO came later.

It was a great way to spend a Sunday evening. My wife made a tremendous effort with mostly vowels the whole night. She tends to be a better positional player than me, I’m always looking for the big plays, especially the seven letter words.



  1. What is a wetbar?

    • My kids asked the same question and it isn’t in the Scrabble Players Dictionary, but it is a relic of our 70s teenage years. For a while, it was kind of a big deal to have a ‘wetbar’ installed in your recreation room in your house – a bar with a sink and running water, for the purpose of mixing drinks.

      For the record, that was my wife’s word!!! She added ‘bar’ to my earlier ‘wet’, so you have to blame her for it.

      I see by FB you are snow bound! I put a comment on the BJU FB page reminiscing about a snow day back in the late 70s…

      Don Johnson
      Jer 33.3

  2. I was wondering why you didn’t blog about that word! :)

    Yes, we got dumped on pretty good last night. We’ve had more snow this winter than I can remember.

  3. I noticed that “oaf” was used twice. You must know some of my in-laws! :)

    • hopefully they are not bloggers! You wouldn’t want them finding your name on the internet somehow!!!

      Don Johnson
      Jer 33.3

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