Not to be confused with Zumba, which is a dance-infused cardio workout. Zuma is that internet game with a statue frog that shoots balls at other colored balls rolling around a board. Never heard of it? Didn't think so. Everyone's heard of it.
Anyway, Annie and I started playing it while she still lived in the dorms, so that must have been circa 2004 or so. We played it on Yahoo, and for a while it was a little competition. (Hell, what isn't a competition between us?) One time I noticed that she had downloaded a free game on her desktop so that she could play it more often without worrying about the internet.
Then, I (we?) stopped playing it for years. When I dropped out of school in January, I saw that there was a Blitz edition for Facebook. So I picked it back up. I was still pretty good, but there was one friend on facebook that consistently kicked my butt.
When I got a job, I quit screwing around on the internet. As you've clearly noticed lately, due to the number of posts and my presence on facebook and twitter, I'm getting a little bored at work. Since Google Chrome has Incognito services, and I'm confident nobody is really checking at work, my internet use has run rampant.
I even started playing those stupid Facebook games again. For some reason, yesterday at work, my Zuma skills were off the charts! I was consistently hitting high 380k+ without any powers. I also hit the highest score I've ever seen, and I'm already leading my friends this week. I scored 543,140 and 639,940, respectively, in about 15 minutes (cute little icons below).
I don't know what it was about yesterday, or if it is just the speed of my work computer or internet connection or gigantic monitor or something I ate, but I was on! I turned Zuma Blitz on first thing this morning, and the magic seems to be gone.
I'll try again at 3:45 to see if I can bring the magic back,