Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sudoku

I just never could understand the Sudoku bug that seems to have bitten everyone. I worked a few and thought, "This is about as much fun as taking a math test in school." Then, when my brother-in-law was visiting last week, he explained how he approached solving them, and they seemed simpler, somehow. He also figured that I was starting out with puzzles that were waaaaaaay too hard since I was getting them online from a puzzle site. We picked up a book that had a series of puzzles, easy to hard, and I worked a few. He was right, I needed to work my way up to the real tuffies. When I was sick yesterday and couldn't sleep anymore but didn't feel like getting up, I worked Sudoku puzzles in bed all evening. Maybe I see the appeal, but it's still like taking a math test. I'll stick to crosswords.

5 comments:

Vickie said...

oh yes I agree with you there,them sudoku are soo much like a maths test...my hubby does them every morning while having his cuppa..I'm like freakin heck your poor brain has just woken up and your coalating numbers already..give me crosswords anyday,
cheers Vickie

The Calico Quilter said...

Vickie, you're my first Australian comment! Woo Hoo! That makes three continents!

Katie said...

I've never understood Soduko either. so not brain twisters. More like uneventful. Crosswords are better and I even suck at those. :)

Morah said...

YOu are so right!!! I don't get it, I don't get it, I don't get it! Math! Blech! Math test? You might as well hang me from my thumbs! Someone told me that the Dr. tested her MIL for demetia by asking her to count backward from 100 by 7's! They'd have me commited in about 30 secs!

Linda said...

I tried Sudoku. I love math but I'm not crazy about this. I can do it but don't much like it...With that said, I have found a Sudoku quilt pattern and I do like it. Put quilting together with anything and it's a winner, well almost anything! Hugs,Linda