In December of 2011, Alec Baldwin boarded an American Airlines flight. Settling dow into his seat, he pulled out his mobile device and played the wildly popular Words With Friends game. For those unfamiliar (um..what rock do you live under), Words is a Scrabble-like game that was designed to work on a number of mobile devices. As the other passengers passed Alec by on the way to their seats, he continued to play. The flight attendants closed the cockpit door and announced that mobile devices needed to be turned off. Alec continued to play. The seatbelt sign came on and another announcement notified passengers to turn off their devices. Alec continued to play. At some point, which I assume came after additional requests to turn off the device, Alec stood up, took his device into the bathroom, slammed the door and locked it.
The flight crew heard the slamming door and decided it was time to ask Alec to leave the plane. The door was reopened and Alec was escorted off. While each party has some level of dispute on the details, Zynga, the maker of Words, issued a tweet in support of Alec.
I did not start playing Words until last year. I typically play 6 or so games at once with a variety of people. It can be addicting. I have found myself thinking through word choices well after I have turned the device off. I have found, though, that my word play differs depending on who I play with.
When I play with a random stranger, I have no concerns about playing any word. While the software restricts certain words, there are quite a bit that are allowed. On the other end, when playing with my mom or other relative, I may have an option to play a high scoring word that I pull back. I really don’t want to play the names of certain body parts or sexual items with my mom!
The word for this dish is TANGY.
This recipe uses boneless chicken thighs. Truly food of the gods.
Spiced and on the broiler pan. These can just as easily be grilled.
Juicy and divine!
Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs
Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
- Cooking spray
- 6 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken to bowl; toss to coat. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil chicken 5 minutes on each side.
Combine honey and vinegar in a small bowl, stirring well. Remove chicken from oven; brush 1/4 cup honey mixture on chicken. Broil 1 minute. Remove chicken from oven and turn over. Brush chicken with remaining honey mixture. Broil 1 additional minute or until chicken is done.
Calories from fat: 31%
Saturated fat: 3g
Monounsaturated fat: 4.1g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.5g