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06 October 2010 @ 12:34 am

One of my stress responses is to play card games. Stress levels directly corrolate to the number of hands of Solitaire played per week. I've been sick and stressed out and newly addicted to freecell. Lots of freecell. It took me awhile to get used to the "new" format, but I think I have it - I just got my best time ever (just over 2 minutes). :p mmmmm... Crack.

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whymcwhymc on October 6th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
I've loved freecell since it was added to the standard windows games selection (oddly enough, I also like the windows pinball game that is now a decade and more old...). Freecell might be the only video game that my dad and I have in common - there's something about a game that can *always* be won if you're clever enough...
eithni: darkladyeithni on October 6th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah. The do-over until you get it right function appeals to my OCD too... I KNOW I am smarter than the game - it just might take a try or two, but then I can WIN!
stitchwhich on October 6th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
My PC's program hiccups and I can't play freecell without freezing up the computer (well, the 'windows' version anyway) so I've gotten hooked on Fishdom2, which is far too addictive for me.
former_callixte on October 6th, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
I hear ya on the de-stressing needs. I have been playing Freecell every night just before bed to get my mind to "shut up" so I could sleep for a while. I don't time them. But I have over a thousand games logged.
eithni: excellenteithni on October 6th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
My iPhone version gives you a time and score. I know I average about 4 minutes, but it gave me happy beeps when I broke my record. :) Geeky reinforcement.
Gwynethgwyneth1362 on October 6th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
I have been in that freecell place before.

I recently got hooked on meltdown on facebook. Played it for about 4 horus straight one night. Sigh.
Jonya 'Sorcha'spot1111 on October 6th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
oh, this is fun. Thanks! ;)
Sisuile Butlerliadan_m on October 6th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Solitare is a meditative practice in our office.
eithni: excellenteithni on October 6th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
Petranellapetranella on October 6th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
V is a freecell addict. I didn't realize how bad until I closed a game w/o winning it once. Now there is one loss on our (his) statistics and it makes him a bit nuts. Luckily we're getting a new computer so it will go away.
eithnieithni on October 6th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
hee. Good to see there are more OCD people than me. :D
Petranellapetranella on October 7th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
HE says he's not OCd, he's CDO, in the proper alphabetical order, like it should be.
eithni: PharmDeithni on October 11th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
:P But I a medico-dork - OCD is the right order. Alphabetical order is for the drugs on the shelf, not the disorder names.