My grandma taught me how to play cards. She loved playing cards. We'd play almost every night at the hospital when I was visiting her. When I was just a kid, she taught me a few easy games. My dad has also always been a big card player. Every time he would finish working the night shift with his team (communément appelée "La 2"), I would wake-up to a kitchen or backyard full of cops playing cards. (This is also why I am absolutely not interested/fascinated by men in uniforms - I grew up surrounded by them! The fireman or policeman suit doesn't quite do it for me). My sister is also a great card player. She used to play every night with her boyfriend when she was in college. She plays cribbage, 500 and other games I can never remember the names of. She's always up to learn a new game.
My mom plays Tock and, like her, I am not a huge fan of cards. I play but, with the exception of Tock, I can't say I really have a thing for it. There is another exception. And it is such an exception that it is an addiction! I looooooove playing Solitaire (and / or Mahjong) on the computer. And I'm quite good at it too! Looking for a way to unwind before going to bed? Solitaire. Wanting to drink a nice coffee while relaxing on a Saturday morning (make that early afternoon)? Solitaire. Too depressed or sad to read and focus? Solitaire. I put on some music and click. It's a solution to many problems. It is a way for me to completely pull the plug and just chill.
In a previous life (good God - already a decade ago!), I would wake up and go sit in front of the computer to play for about an hour or two. The then-boyfriend would bring me my coffee or tea while I would indulge in my hour of inexpensive relaxation, a bunny on my lap. Does life get any better than this?
I have MASTERED the Spider Solitaire medium level, even though it took me forever to get over the ugly spider on the cards. I am considering moving to the Difficult level now. I excel at the traditional Solitaire standard style and I am pretty damn good at Vegas style too! Not only does this girl got back, but she got game! My name is MissIPP and I am addicted to Solitaire!