3 to 1

Last night's board

I am the 1. Susanna is the 3.

We have a TV set and we can get cable channels for a reasonable price, but the two channels in English are CNN, with lots of commercials, and BBC. Moreover, I prefer to get my news from “The New York Times.” So we don’t watch television in the evenings. We don’t watch TV in the United States either, but in Columbia we watch movies on DVD a few of times a week. In Tbilisi, it seems too much trouble to choose a too limited selection of movies to make it worthwhile to buy a DVD player. So we play games at night. Actually, we only have one game—Scrabble—so we play a lot of Scrabble. Which brings me to the “3 to 1” headline. Last night for the first time I used all seven tiles, and, therefore, earned a 50-point bonus. Susanna has already achieved this milestone three times. Together we are improving. Now one or the other can score 300 points fairly regularly. In fact, Susanna scored 395 last night–our highest score ever! Notice the word “piquet” on a triple word score, and the word “joke” on a triple word score. My score? Don’t ask 🙂


About keithrkenney
Keith Kenney is a professor of visual communication at the University of South Carolina. He is living in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a year. This blog is about several topics. "CSJMM-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. "USC-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. CSJMM and SJMC are recipients of a "Journalism School Partnership" program grant from the US Department of State. The purpose of this $750,000 grant is to improve CSJMM and ensure its sustainability. "Tbilisi, Georgia" is about Susanna Melo and my experiences in Tbilisi. "Columbia, SC" will be about our experiences in our home town--Columbia--when we return home. "Georgia" is about Susanna and my experiences when we travel in Georgia outside of Tbilisi. "United States" is about our experiences traveling in the US. "Films and Photography" is about two documentary films I'm working on in Georgia. One story follows how Adishi handles the rapid tourism that is being developed in Svaneti. The other story follows Tamaz Jalagania, who is a craftsman of swords and guns, an opera singer, and an extraordinary storyteller. "Scholarship" is about my current books, articles, reviews, and grants.

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