Wednesday, February 15

More Addictive than I Could Possibly Imagine

This weekend, a "friend" started me out on what has proven to be a new habit that I don't think I will be able to kick.

From what I have heard about meth, it doesn't even begin to touch the addictiveness of this vice. Without even a first cough, I find myself on a multi-grid a day habit.

My new addiction? Sudoku.

Have you heard of it? 91 little squares in a nine by nine grid. Using logic, patience and persistence you fill out the empty squares. The goal is to fill in the empty cells, one number in each, so that each column, row, and region contains the numbers 1–9 exactly once.

When I am not playing, I am thinking about the last unfinished puzzle.

Anyway, there is a link to a good site in my blogroll, over to the left.

I .... Can't .... Stop.


The Raving Norseman said...

Oh, you poor soul. My wife's currently in treatment for sudoku addiction. Her father hooked her on it, if you can believe that. I came home one day and was shocked to find her showing our five-year-old son how to do it!

I've resisted the siren song of the sudoku grid. I've tried it a little socially, but never to the point of addiction. Of course, mathematical incompetence leading to a complete disdain for numbers helps.

Good luck.

david said...

Oh, no. No, no, no. Any game or "puzzle" that involves THAT many numbers in such close proximity is just EVIL!

GeeGuy said...

I thought 9 x 9 was 81?

I was there, but it wears off. Do the ones on line for a week and then...zzzzzzz....

Treasure State Jew said...

Obviously, there is a reason that my wife is the accountant, and that I stayed far away from the math courses.