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February 20, 2006

Sodoku Gone Bad

Sodoku has been sweeping the country over the past year. Now the USA Today carries a daily Sodoku puzzle. For those of you not aware, Sodoku is a puzzle that tests your reasoning and analytical skills. I've been doing the puzzles for the past 6 months or so. I'm hooked, I love it.  This afternoon I'm on  a flight and I open the USA Today and flip to the puzzle and start my "reasoning". I actually time myself now to see how fast I solve the puzzle. I keep a tally sheet - it's my way to prove to myself I'm not losing my mind yet. I'm in the middle of doing the puzzle and this guy next to me, who has his laptop out sees that I'm doing a puzzle. I have my Bose headphones on (I always wear them on flights - especially if I don't want to talk to the person next to me). Anyway, this guy interrupts me ( I look at my watch to make sure I don't get penalized for time wasted) and says "I have this computer program that solves Sodoku puzzles". I say, "great, but doesn't that defeat the purpose?". He retorts, "hmmm, but you always get the right answer in like 1 second". Ok geek. I give him the "dude are you serious" look and put my headphones back on and finish - sort of. I did get it wrong after taking 14min 23 seconds..

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Hi Daddy!!

I love you and I miss you. I hope you had a safe flight - and a good trip!! xoxoxo


Posted by: Ashley | Feb 21, 2006 8:49:56 PM

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