Monday, September 2, 2013

Candy Crush and/or Life


As I mark another year on this planet, I thought I should make a comment about my time here. I also thought I would combine my thoughts with my obsession of the moment – Candy Crush. They are both:
- not easy
- harder as you go along, but just as fun, even more so as you know what to expect
- it takes a bit of luck (but I believe luck is created)
- you always need a little help from friends
- takes planning, fore thought. If you don’t plan ahead, you will get a long, but you won’t progress as far or as fast as possible
- when you combine (meet) the right candy (or people) wonderful things can happen

Candy Crush and Life:
striped candy (can only go in one direction) We all know people who are like this, stiff
double striped (can go vertical, or horizontal, but only one line) People who are a tiny bit flexible, but not good outside their comfort zone
a wrapped candy (this explodes not once but twice) A lot like me – could go off at any time, and then watch out, because once the fuse it lit….
a striped and a wrapped candy – this wipes out three rows vertically, and horizontally. This is when someone is having a really bad day.
two wrapped candy – this is even bigger than the previous one. I call this a nuclear meltdown. Thank goodness this doesn’t happen very often
sprinkled ball – it eliminates one candy color from the board. You can only dream of getting these in quantities. I would like to take out certain people – did I say that out loud?
two sprinkled balls – when you find that special someone it takes out the whole world (board). I have met my sprinkled candy, and he is the best!
jelly – most of the time you must hit the space twice before it disappears. Life can be like that as well, you must keep doing something over and over until you get it right.
sucker – sometimes you must take a sucker (sledge hammer) to life and knock the crap out of something
chocolate – can be very tasty but in the game it takes over and covers all the spaces. Life can be like that sometimes, when things start to take over and you just don’t think you can take back your life and then wham - it's all clear again only to have to fight the damn chocolate again and again. Did I mention that I'm addicted to chocolate now?
bomb – sometimes we just simply run out of move (time). Sometimes we get lucky and get a little more time, sometimes life just explodes all over us. Your just going along minding your own business and then boom, you've exploded if you haven't paid attention.

But I think I have learned that no matter how, or how long you play the game, it’s the point that you’re playing that matters! You need to enjoy every minute – whether you are losing or winning doesn’t matter, you’re here! So go out and have a great day no matter who you are, or where you are! That is my birthday wish for everyone!


  1. Hi Adria,

    I don't have the habit of playing Candy Crush but did enjoy the analogies you made. I think they can easily be applied to learning as well - there are days when one succeeds and has a sense of achievement, of having learnt/done something new. Then there are other days.....when I "wiped out" by not being able to use a digital tool as well as I want to!

    Look forward to more analogies :-)

    1. ooopsss! Not sure why my name is not up there (am using another Gmail account for Tabula, so perhaps that is why) but it's me, Ana Cristina :-)

      (who will try to sort out this glitch without a sprinkled ball ;-)

  2. Hi Adria,

    loved your post! Don't know the Candy Crush (game) but I do know and love candy. And could easily relate to a wrapped candy and also have found my sprinkled ball .. Also I so share your addiction for chocolate! :)