It's now 9:11 p.m. I am finished playing loop for the time being.
After playing Loop for about an hour, I finally decided to read the help section. It was very helpful. After another hour I was able to raise my score to 1235---not bad considering I started the day at under 250 points.
What I've learned:
I have an addictive personality.
I can play just as well with the touchpad as with the mouse
I still have another hour or two of work to do.
My eyes hurt, my finger is aching and I'm feeling loopy.