596! That’s what I scored in computer Scrabble minutes ago. Beat my inhuman nemesis, Maven, by over 250 points. Played five seven/eight-letter words: reliers, earrings, seamiest, foreign, toadying. Ah, but he got the last laugh. He knows I’m dying to break 600 — and he kept me from doing so by going out when I had one tile left (a T). I had 597. All I needed was one more turn to play that T. There were multiple places I could have played it, any one of which would have put me over the elusive 600. But no, Maven had to go out!
I came within one turn of breaking 600 last year, too, right about this time, so I guess I’ll have to wait a whole nother year for my next big chance.