Saturday, February 7, 2009

Owed to Emmat...

All my life, I have searched for an electronic version of Boggle that I could play on my touch-screen phone, 50-60 times a day. Finally, after 28 years of existence on this planet (ahem), my cousin Emmat casually mentioned Quordy. It's an iPhone app, and it costs $3 to download. I had a short internal debate about the cost before I bought it, on account of the economy, but now I realize I would gladly pay double, maybe even thousands for this game. It is utter brilliance. I think there might be a compy version of Quordy you can download if you don't have an iPhone--it's definitely worth a google. But really, you gize, get a gosh darn iPhone already sheesh!

So I just had to say, by authority of the British crown...

All hail
een Emmat


10 comments:

Flem said...

It is addictive, true. I keep playing while I am supposed to be doing something else--like yesterday I played six games while on a conference call. That is nooo bueno.

ManicMandee said...

Very cute post. So how much is the monthly service fee for your Iphone? Just wondering. I think that's the kicker there. Steve's work pays that for his, so I'm not sure.

Katie said...

Oh, no. I don't think i can wait any longer. I had no idea that kind of thing was available, and by the time I get it, you will be so good at it that I won't have a chance to beat you. i guess I will have to practice 3 times as hard. Does it eliminate the need for a dictionary? Cause that is the best part of boggle.

Jenny ESP said...

Flem--me too, me too!

Katie--no dictionary needed. If you find a word that doesn't exist, it won't count it. Which is perfect for non-spellers like me.

MM--K, we pay $126 total for our two iPhones.
Here's what we get:
*Unlimited web access (which we use constantly--the 3G network is super fast, we check mail, blogs, use the GPS all the time, and it has tons of handy apps. Plus, Quordy)
*Unlimited texting (used to hate sending/receiving texts, but it's way easier with an iPhone and free so now I text a lot)
*Free long distance and roaming
*750 roll-over minutes with free nights and weekends and free to call other AT&T customers (we only use about 400mins each month total, so this is a lot of minutes for us, but I know most people would probably need more than that)
So what do you think? huh, huh? It actually costs us less than what we were paying through Verizon (and we get SO much more), but that won't be the case for everyone.

Emily said...

Quordy is pretty much the funnest virtual game ever. I've wasted many a hour wasting time playing it. I love word games! Have you tried sextuple? It's name is deceiving, it's a clean game.

Thanks for the owed.

Katie said...

You are paying how much?!?! I am getting an i phone, pronto. I was expecting a 500 dollar a month bill.

Memzy said...

Ooooh it's so good it's baaaaaad. And it's totally worth beating you 7 times out of 83 Jespy. TOTALLY worth it.

Mary said...

Your dad is now addicted to the game and is constantly taking my iphone away from me to play it. It is a bummer that I can't win a game against you, though!

ManicMandee said...

Hmm. $124 seems like a lot to me. I imagine that's a discount with two phones. Currently I pay about $25/month for my crappy cell phone. That's quite a leap. I bet the Iphones will get cheaper though with time. I hope so.

Jenny ESP said...

Holy cow, that's cheap! ^^ We're paying for so much more than just cell phone usage, though. It's kind of like having a phone plus a mini lap top with internet plus tons of useful apps, all in one. It might get cheaper, but paying $100 more per month for your cell bill would be hard. You would love it, tho!