March 31, 2012 § 5 Comments
Being completely and utterly swamped at work these past few weeks has left me exhausted and frustrated. With long hours, bitchy clients and unsympathetic bosses, it’s been hard to feel excited and inspired about anything lately. It’s like you develop tunnel vision when you’re stressed; all you can see are the things that bother and irritate you the most. Thus, it’s even important when you’re stressed out to take a step back, chillax and start appreciating the little things in life that are awesome. So despite being unbelievably bitter these days, I still want to share some of the more awesome things that life holds.
One thing that I have been getting ridiculously addicted to is that Draw Something game. I didn’t even know about it until my Taiwanese coworker ran over to my cubicle last week and asked me what “Tebow” was. I enthusiastically demonstrated what Tebowing was in the middle of the office, only to receive the most quizzical looks ever. Only one coworker (who’s from Boston) burst into a laughing fit that could have been easily mistaken as a seizure. (Glad someone appreciated my Tebowing at least)
It’s amazing how differently people draw to convey a word. Some people are naturally great at drawing while others scrap by with just simple lines and shapes. Regardless of how good the drawing is, everyone seems to get their point across (usually). That’s probably why the game is so popular; everyone can play and it’s surprisingly fun to see what your friends draw.
I’ve decided to document several common trends that I’ve noticed during these past few days while playing.
1) The two-step: You draw something and you try so hard to make it look good the first time. However, the harder you try to draw within the lines, the more of a mess you make. Then you gotta start over and try something new.
But sometimes the first drawing was actually better than your second one
2) The Compound Word Method: Also a great move for charades
3) Picking the Easy Way Out – Why pick Kanye when you can just draw Earf? Plus, how on earth do you draw thelorax when you have no orange!?
4) The Stick Figures: What everyone draws when they don’t know how to draw. I’m rather partial to this method myself
5) The Obvious: Correctly drawing the most accurate image to trigger keyword in opponent
6) The Really Really Good Ones: I’m been constantly impressed with the artistic capabilities that my friends apparently possess. Also, how much time some people spend to earn 3 coins.
I also love getting random handwritten messages from friends:
Lastly, I’m keeping up with current culture trends with the “Draw One” list. Apparently omggirlz are big enough to get onto draw something, so I immediately checked that out:
I’m not sure how long this fad will last, but I’m loving every second of it so far!