Thursday, January 22, 2009


It’s happened. I’ve succumbed. I tried to resist but…in the end, I fell prey to one of my husband’s leisure activities. What is it? One word: Sudoku.

Hubby pores over these boxy little puzzles and always seems very satisfied with himself when he snaps his Sudoku book shut. I’ve got to admit I’ve been curious but have kept my nose out of his book, content to work the puzzles in my large New York Times crossword puzzle book. Yesterday I finished the last crossword in my book so Hubby’s Sudoku puzzles took on a whole new level of intrigue. He saw my interest and, with a smile and a “C’mon, take a bite” look, reeled me right in. It only took a few minutes for me to find this new-to-me venture engrossing.

How engrossing? Let’s just say dinner was late—and vegetable-less—last night because I just had to figure out where the eights and threes all went.

Sheesh. Just what I need, a new interest—as if I’ve got tons of spare time on my hands already, right? What about you? Have you succumbed to the Sudoku craze yet? Or do you indulge in a different kind of puzzle passion? Because, you know, I’m always open to trying new puzzles, especially now that I’ve got this Sudoku thing under my belt!


Keri Mikulski said...

My mom plays.. And I tried, but I don't think my brain works with numbers.. :) I'm more of a no brainer, solitaire girl. Have fun!

Dru said...

I tried playing Sudoku once but I work with numbers all day so it didn't keep me interested. Like Keri, give me any version of solitaire and I'm game.

Have a good Thursday.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, no! I must stay away from that then. I don't need another addiction. LOL!

Wendy said...

Unfortunately, I got hooked on Sudoku years ago and now I even carry a tiny puzzle book in my handbag - how odd is that?

Melissa McClone said...

I can lose hours to Soduku. A total time waster so I must be very, very careful.

Amy said...

I <3 Sudoku.