Monday, November 16, 2009
“Kuuuuuuuu . . .”
Why do I feel a million eyes rolling at my tasteless joke above? Must be my imagination. I know that 500,000 people don’t read my blog.
(Get it? A million eyes? Everybody has two so it would only be 500,000 people, unless you went through a gruesome accident leaving you with one eye - I didn’t count on that and it completely spoils the joke. Never mind.)
Anyway, I assure everyone that Sudoku does not concern any drunk farting people, or any incoming lawsuit, or a secret message from a woman named Sue meeting you at the dock later tonight. It is a challenging logic number game.
Like a crossword puzzle without words, the premise is to simply fill in the missing numbers in a puzzle grid so that every horizontal row, vertical column, and 3x3 square contains each number from 1 to 9 without repeats. There are no math calculations. It’s all about problem solving, logic, reason and critical thinking skills.
*hear drunk people snoring*
Look, it’s a fun game for any person who thrills on crossword puzzles and is searching for something else to challenge the mind.
Okay, let me say that it’s for those GEEKS out there who like to spend a lazy weekend afternoon listening to their favorite music album and propping feet on the end table while playing puzzles.
*geeks cheer - waking up the drunk people. Drunk people beat geeks to death for disturbing their naps*
Um . . . yeah, I first became involved in Sudoku about 4 years ago when finding a puzzle in the local Sunday newspaper. Since then, I’ve completed 3 puzzle books (containing 100 puzzles apiece), one CD ROM (400 puzzles), and a handheld electronic Sudoku game (ran out the batteries). It can be a very addictive game, but quite entertaining.
*drunk people are sobering up - getting ornery. Someone tosses a vase against the wall searching for more beer. They start to eye the remaining Sudoku geek (me) menacingly*
All right! All right! There’s an All-U-Can-Drink beerfest at this place. All you have to do is give the person a blog award and he’ll ship you the free cases of booze. No, ignore what he posted about filleting the next person who gives him any awards. It’s a farce. He LOVES blog awards - cannot get enough of them. Just tell him “Eric” sent you . . .
(Eric - you deserved it. You ratted him out Friday by saying he was the person who threw up on my carpet during the blogoversary celebration.)
(MLGF - you deserved it. This concerns our recent conversation about blog awards and “certain” imagined scenarios.)
(All my readers - that last part of my post was a joke. Please don’t send that man any awards. I hate to consider the blackmail options he'll make me pick from so he won't fillet me.)