Thanks, dear readers, for your well-wishes for my first-round Scrabble match. I lost by about a hundred points to the nicest philosopher I've met yet. He advised me to memorize the 87 (now 93 I believe, in edition 4) Scrabble-approved two-letter words before my second round match later this week (why couldn't it have been single elimination?).
When I took the GRE I put lists of fifty-cent words on my fridge (very few of them are helpful in Scrabble, less are useful for everday living). So now I have to put the two-tile ones up or accept a second defeat. (Four-letter-word).
In other news, it's finally spring here (at least for today).