My name is Annie

…and I am a Tetris addict.

I visit the Tetris Friends website as one of my first on-computer activities each morning (I have to rack up my bonus points every day for visiting…) and I usually play ‘one last game’ before I head off to bed each night.

I’m merciless when going head to head with my kids (yes, they’re hooked, too!) and my take-no-prisoners attitude has be the source of more than one harumph out of the living room by one of the aforementioned kidlets.

Or maybe it was my touchdown dance in the living room that encouraged their retreat to their bedroom?

Looks like cross stitch...

Although I have several different mino styles, I’m always looking for new ones. My current favorite is Element

Even though I’m very tight fisted with my points (over 100,000 earned to date) I’ve  opened several premium missions (Mondays I can’t move ahead with my day until I take a stab at the current mission.)

Maybe a whole pattern book of these?

I tell myself that my time with Tetris enhances my spacial skills and allows me to be a better designer.

I lie to myself.

I pretend that I use Tetris as a jumping off point for designs.  But I’m just kidding myself.

I dream about slipping the “T” into the slot to create a spin, and I watch replays of the highest ranked games on the leaderboard.  I’m hooked, baby.

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7 thoughts on “My name is Annie

  1. Janice

    I also used to be a Tetris addict…. untl I discovered Boxikon. It’s a lot like Tetris, as you fit the pieces together to make lines, but you get to pick which piece you can fit in. I play it on my iPod touch it may be available in other formats as well. Give it a try !

  2. Jeanmarie

    Warning, Annie, fellow Virgo — Tetris is awesome, but DO NOT try Plants vs. Zombies, unless you feel you need an addiction that will take up every spare moment of any free time you might ever have!

  3. Shelly Britton

    Can you see it…? little crocheted granny squares. In the Tetris colors. Sewn together in the Tetris shapes, filling the bottom third of a vest. Top two thirds being made of black squares. Just off-center on the back, one shape placed to appear to be “dropping down” through the black squares towards the bottom.

    I suppose you’d have trademark issues with *calling* it a Tetris vest, but I. could. so. totally. see that as a pattern worked up in crochet granny squares.

  4. Barbara M.

    I used to be a Tetris addict (or maybe I should say I’m currently “in Tetris recovery.” But I had to quit cold turkey when it started to cause major wrist and thumb pain. Given the choice of knitting or playing, I chose knitting….. so far I am recovering….. but then I read a post like this and start thinking…… maybe just one game?

  5. Paula

    There are studies of the possible use of Tetris for treatment of post-traumatic stress and chronic pain. So, playing Tetris may be good for your health, physical and mental.

  6. eek

    I used to work at a college with a Tetris machine in the lounge. Every day I had about 45 minutes between getting out of work and my boyfriend picking me up. Quarters were like gold boullion in my world and Lord help the soul who tried to be on that thing at 4:30…

    I remember we would drive home every day and I could still see the bricks falling in my mind.

  7. AlenaMoss

    Happy New Year to you Annie and to your lovely family.
    Thank you for your amazing knitting designs!
    Thank you for your blogging.
    All the best!

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