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I Am Drawsome!

by Alex Iwashyna

in Social Life

I saw some tweets about Draw Something, and I immediately knew it was an app I must ignore if I wanted to have a life.

Five minutes after making that decision, I downloaded it and emailed my sister so I had someone to play against who would be as swayed by make up words like app and drawsome.

(By the way, drawsome is the best word in the non-language dictionary and shouting it at me every time I get something right on Draw Something is EXACTLY HOW YOU KEEP ME COMING BACK.)

I woke up the next morning to:

Now you understand why I emailed her in the first place.

The game is basically pictionary with your finger.


I was a pictionary genius. Clearly.

You pick a word, draw it on the screen and send your picture to the other person who has to guess it. You both get coins based on the difficulty of the word.  And my favorite part is, when they send you a word, you first get to watch them guess your word. I ALWAYS watch the guessing for 3 drawsome reasons.

  1. To test my drawing abilities
  2. To test the other person’s ability to be on the Alex wavelength
  3. Most importantly, to test that my drawing awesomeness is not wasted on someone who gives up halfway through watching my detailed art work.

A still life of my Macbook.

I didn’t even know who this guys WAS last year and now I’m drawing him WITH MY INDEX FINGER.


I'm a Belieber. Or a Biedrawlber

And finally my rendition of the apocalypse.


Armageddon: Conservative Christian Style.

I even got my husband to play. He’s an amazing artist who completely sucks at Words With Friends so I thought HERE OUR APP CHANCE.

The first few pictures didn’t go so well and tf he wasn’t my husband, I would’ve written him off as a #2. Then I got this drawing.


The caption underneath each stick figure is "Me" (as in Scott read books in college) and "You" (as in I did not because I was VERY THIRSTY).

Follow by Scott realizing I drew a squirrel, after talking himself through not having the letters for Yoshi in a tree, which is EXACTLY what I knew he’s think so I drew a second squirrel on the ground throwing nuts into a tree hole.


A tiny animated dinosaur who struck gold in a tree?


Nope, just a squirrel trying to get a nut so move your butt to the dance floor (can't you see the second squirrel breaking it down 90s style? Just nod.)

Besides bringing my husband and I closer together, Draw Something helps you to get to know who really gets you. Like my sister and I are on a 71 game winning streak.

So I plan on weeding out all potential friends with a week’s worth of Draw Something. And maybe some old friends, too. I don’t have time for friendship anyway. I’m busy being drawsome.

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KLZ March 14, 2012 1

Apocalypse? I clearly cannot compete at drawsomething with you.

That’s un-drawsome


Tara March 14, 2012 2

Oh no, a new app game. I love Pictionary! I am trying to decide if you are evil for sharing this information with me.


Late Enough March 15, 2012 3

I’m evil but in such a good way.


Jim W. March 14, 2012 4

I realized that I had a Draw Something problem last night sometime when i played it instead of cleaning up after dinner, then instead of packing lunches, then instead of going to bed.

It’s still kinda glitchy. Every so often I have to quit the app and load it again to get it to update.

I’ve got 11 games going currently. . .


Kat March 14, 2012 5

Yes! It is so glitchy and some elements of it are poorly designed (like you can’t exit the current game without restarting the app, so if you chose to play against a random person who likes to write the words you have to take a few extra steps to leave it), AND YET it’s still so addictive. I think you learn a lot about people by how they chose to draw pictures. At least, I am learning a lot about myself that way.


Late Enough March 15, 2012 6

I left that issue in my review of the app but I also wrote: IT’S TOTALLY WORTH IT ANYWAY.

11 games is impressive.


Jim W. March 15, 2012 7

i have 17 now. . . twitter is doing its level-best to fill all my free time with Draw Something.


Kristin @ What She Said March 14, 2012 8

Someday when I get a smartphone, I will learn about all these fun apps you people speak of. And then I will have even less of a life than I already do.


Megan - Best of Fates March 14, 2012 9

Oh my goodness I found Draw Something last week and now I’m obsessed! Only I probably am not good enough to be in your league!


Late Enough March 15, 2012 10

What, there are leagues?


Megan - Best of Fates March 15, 2012 11

OH my gosh, if there were, I would totally join one. Only I’d be in the loser one. So that’d be sad.


By Word of Mouth Musings March 14, 2012 12

I cannot
I will not
I must not ….


Skye March 14, 2012 13

I’m impressed by your drawings. Good thing I don’t have a smartphone or I’d become obsessed with this game!


Ali March 14, 2012 14

You are an artistic genius. I’m completely ignoring this game. I played words with friends for 2 days and had to give it up. Yoshi in a tree – hilarious.


Late Enough March 15, 2012 15

{bowing with flourish}


Sarah March 14, 2012 16

This is so awesome AND I MUST HAVE IT!


wombatcentral March 14, 2012 17

*running to app store*


Carrie March 14, 2012 18

Sweet! I downloaded it and sent you a picture. Guess, I dare you (user name CarrieRogo)


Late Enough March 14, 2012 19

As soon as I get my phone back from my son, I will. I can’t wait!


Anne at Always Half Full March 14, 2012 20

Your husband should play my husband in all apps. Because my husband sucks at them too and he gives up after about 2 games or 2 days because he feels inadequate and gets tired of losing against me and our friends.


Late Enough March 15, 2012 21

How should I broach this to Scott? “Anne’s husband sucks at apps too — y’all should play each other!” Ha.


Anne @ Always Half Full March 15, 2012 22

Sometimes the truth must be told.


The Mommy Psychologist March 15, 2012 23

Note to self: Stay away. Stay very far away.


Cheryl March 15, 2012 24

Oh dear heaven, those are PRICELESS…dare I say, rapturous? ;)


Walt March 15, 2012 25

Looks cool. Can you throw a fellow a link? Or am I approaching Maximum Density?


Late Enough March 15, 2012 26

It’s in the app store under “draw something.” I couldn’t link because it depends on your smartphone and they didn’t have a good website that I could find. Do you have an iPhone or iPad because I can send you the iTunes link (that’s a lot of ‘i’s). If you find it yourself, my username is “LateEnough.”


TheNextMartha March 16, 2012 27

This is fantastic. I’d play you but I have 30 games going. And yes, those are dishes sitting in my sink. From Wednesday


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