3.04.2007

hell with banning trans fat..ban SUDOKU!!!

one word: sudoku

two words: instant addiction

three words: Killer Yapp intervenes

four words: "just one more game"

five words: "Step away from the keyboard"

six words: "Walkies now! Walkies now! Walkies NOW"

30 comments:

Simon Haynes said...

Or even sudoku.

My wife is our household addict. Still, better than drugs or alcohol ;-)

kitty said...

While you're otherwise ocupado, KY can amuse himself with this.

phoenix said...

Omigosh! You, too? I spent half of yesterday at

http://www.sudoku-puzzles.net/play.html

and it was the first site I brought up this morning (Sorry, Miss Snark ... it was Sudoku, then Evil Editor, then you).

Thanks (I think) to writtenwyrdd for cluing me in to the site. Let me know when the first Sudoku Anonymous group forms. Can't be long now...

Maya Reynolds said...

I agree. I started by playing on the London Times online. They provide a puzzle a day--or you can go back and play the previous puzzles in the archive. Here's the link to the Times: http://timesonline.co.uk/tol/news

Then I purchased Sudoku Quest for my laptop. Now I play at least three games a day.

My favorite part is that you can select the level of difficulty depending on how much time you have to play. If I've only got ten minutes, I select "easy." If I'm stuck on a manuscript, I'll choose the "difficult" level just so that I can switch gears completely for a while.

It's addictive

EGP said...

Amen to that. My cessation of hostilities with Sudoko coincided with the final impetus to finish my first novel. Go figure

Just say no, Miss Snark.

kitty said...

You never have to be without your SUDOKU fix: Electronic Sudoku and Rubik's Sudoku Travel Game and Fridgeplay Magnetic Sudoku.

overdog said...

Thank you all for the warning. As a crossword addict, I was thinking of giving it a try. But it sounds like one substance is enough.

Dr. Hack said...

Everyone knows the best way to get over an addiction is to supplement with a different addiction. Just say yes to:

The most irresistible game since Tetris.

Lynn Price said...

And if I see another Sudoku book at the BEA this year, I'll puke my guts out even though I'm hoplelessly addicted.

ORION said...

Me too!!!
ARGGHHH!
I will say it was one of the tools my friend was given for physical therapy after her brain injury.
It is great for re-igniting that creative spark but does suck the time like nothing else...oh except for blogging. NOTHING sucks your time like blogging.

Impy said...

I bought a Nintendo DS (my first video game system EVER) because it has both Sudoku AND Tetris, and can go with me to places even a laptop can't.

(That, and I have faith that eventually Nintendo will realize how obvious it is that they should have come out with a simple program to let you use the thing as a personal organizer from the very beginning. Once they finally do release a program for that, I am totally calling it a tax writeoff).

Beth said...

You mean...people like to do puzzles with numbers? But that's [gasp]....MATH!!!!

Makes my brain hurt just thinking about it.

Signed,

Safe from Sudoku

Maggie Stiefvater said...

My favorite are the Dora the Explorer Sudoko books - are there really 3 year olds out there playing sudoko?

The worst part is that you really feel that you're developing some sort of your brain while completing a puzzle, making you some kind of supergenius . . . then you realize everyone else is playing it too, and still no one can merge on the interstate. Alas for the brain-development theory.

Anonymous said...

I have considered Sudoku Divorce....My husband, no matter what kind of nighty, no matter what kind of drink, no matter what kind of words I use, if he is in the middle of the puzzle it is always the same..."Just one minute...." So sudoku my a__....And I am not all that ugly, not that bad in bed or have a problem helping him get his groove on.... Sudoku is the devil

Toddie said...

When you get bored with losing the Five Star puzzles, whatever you do, do not let yourself get sucked into computer Mah Jongh. It's just as bad for instilling neglect for one's dogs and/or children.

BernardL said...

My wife stopped reading my manuscripts because of her heinous occupation with Sudoku! :)

Anonymous said...

WELL ITS A LONG WAY , TO THE TOP , IF YOU WANNA ROCK AND ROLLLL!!!

as ACDC says...

i wonder , miss snark, is that true about writing too ??

E.

Kim said...

I've been hooked for almost two years now... but I don't have a problem. Really. I don't. I can quit whenever I want. Honest. I can... Agh!!!

Dave Kuzminski said...

Sudoku is merely practice for balancing checkbooks.

And I think I have my Google account working now. If only they hadn't lost my blogs, not that it really matters. Those were a time sink anyway.

McKoala said...

Sudoku, strong and dangerous stuff. I too have had my time. I think that I'm over it, but then I find myself somewhere with a newspaper and then I turn to the inside back page, and then...and then...I just can't talk about it any more...I'm sorry...

Anonymous said...

My kid started doing Sudoku. He was prepping for the LSAT's. He was totally taken by them.

Turned me on to Sudoku. Can't stop.

Simon Haynes said...

Try here for a great set of Sudoku puzzles updated weekly.

Half my family does the ones on that page. The logical side of my brain wonders why they don't divide the work - do a different one each and exchange the answers. However, that site GIVES the answers so it makes even less sense.

colin said...

This might prove to be a bit of a distracting website...

http://www.websudoku.com/

Shazzer said...

I've managed to avoid playing online and electronically, but I can't resist doing the puzzles in the morning commuter rags. Helps kill the time on the train.

Julia said...

I was hooked on sudoku (OK, I still play, but not as much); now I have a new addiction, www.thesentencegame.com .

In fact, I just blogged about it. While sudoku made me feel like I was getting smarter, the sentence game makes me feel more creative (and that's a great excuse for a writer to waste time!).

Anonymous said...

Pah, sudoku is for losers. "Killer sudoku" is where it's at!

Swordswinger said...

I'm with Beth. I mean, stuff with numbers? For fun?

(shudders)

cm allison said...

Haven't fallen into the trap yet, and from what I'm reading, will avoid at all costs. I have little enough time for writing and four legged children as is! (Although on weekends I occasionally fall prey to network Spades.....)

Maya Reynolds said...

Beth and Swordswinger: Sudoku has nothing to do with math. If you don't like numbers, replace them with the letters A-I. The letters will work as well as the numbers do.

It's a logic puzzle, not a math puzzle.

verif: mnutdrxe (nuts need drs??)

Paul Penna said...

It's a logic puzzle, not a math puzzle.

Even worse.