Tuesday, June 28, 2005
OK, so I'm one of about five Americans aware of Su Doku puzzles. It's pretty simple- you have a 9x9 grid with some of the numbers filled in. All you have to do is fill in every row, column, and 3x3 cell with all of the numbers 1 through 9. Sounds easy, doesn't require math skills (just logic); be warned, it's harder than it looks... well, at least on the Difficult and Fiendish ones. Once you get the hang of it, you'll likely find out what much of the world already knows- these things are crack in convenient pencil-and-paper format. The link is to the right.
Friday, June 24, 2005
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Small hint for those of you who have been procrastinating- there are at least 14 items that came from IKEA; things that had to be purchased together count as one, things that could be purchased as multiple separate things if desired count for each individual part.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Some days, you feel like a friend turns into a guardian angel. Today, it's my turn to be one. The one I've been called to lives in England, and has seen more of the earthly underworld than anyone should ever have to. Addiction, dependence, you name it, he's been there. Sometimes, when I run into a person like this, I wonder why I've been picked out of six billion people to save this one person. But then, deep down, nothing is more satisfying than helping a lost soul find themselves again.
I had just realized that with addictions, the reason it's so hard to stop doing it (no matter what it is) is because any negative feelings that get pushed aside all come back to haunt you when you try to stop.
And yes, I know that's not quite coherent. I'll hash it out more when I have the time; consider the previous paragraph a stub to grow later.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Friday, June 10, 2005
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Monday, June 06, 2005
Sunday, June 05, 2005
Some of you may have been aware that I was working on redecorating my room. This:
is the result. It looks just as good in person. To celebrate, for all of my loyal fans out there (both of you), we're having a contest! It's called The Great IKEA Search. The rules are pretty simple- as a result of my IKEA addiction, the room is chock full of stuff from the place. Your challenge is to name everything from IKEA in this picture. The first person to leave a comment on this post with everything listed (or whoever has found the most by June 31) wins... are you ready for it? Dinner at IKEA! Yes, that's right, you and a guest (me) will be whisked away to IKEA of Tempe, where you'll dine on traditional Swedish fare presented in a modern setting. After your fabulous repast, you'll get to tour the store with the Cosmic Jester himself (translation: We go shopping!), and pick up valuable tips for decorating your favorite spaces. As a super bonus prize, if you can actually give the IKEA name for every single item, you'll get a 100-pack of IKEA's Glimma candles (and possibly some other Swedish swag too)! Good luck, everyone!