I don’t even know if I’m spelling it correctly…sudoku. Do you “soduko” on your way to work? Today it’s what the crossword was 10 years ago.
In either case, I can’t think of anything more stressful to do at any time. I just don’t get what satisfaction a person gets from completing one.
Just about every morning, I see someone crunching the numbers on the train. This is going to sound like a racist remark, but many of the Asian women I see playing have the pocket sized, electronic version. Just an observation, nothing more.
Paper or electronic, I just don’t get it. Then again, I guess most people wouldn’t understand blogging as a way to pass the time.
I guess I’m just not that type of person. Doing all that addition over and over again to complete the game would cause me more stress. I’d probably have a headache before getting 3 boxes filled in.
Live from the subway, back to you in studio… .
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Actually, there’s no addition or math of any kind involved in Soduko. You just have to be able to read numbers (or letters or symbols) and put one of each in every row, column and 3×3 box. It’s a logic puzzle. Nothing more.
I’m with the SB on this one. I guess there are word people (like bloggers) and numbers people (like sudoku fans). I’m a word person myself, and math is something I do when I have to. Guess that explains the bank account…
I have a long trip anytime I get on the train (because I live at the end of a line) so I always have a bag with me full of stuff to pass the time. It’s either books, magazines or newspapers to read. Crossword puzzles (although I can’t seem to finish them), or the good ol’ iPod. I don’t listen to music much anymore because I’m bored of my music. Now it’s all podcasts.
Oh what podcasts do you listen to? I have a couple news ones I like, but I’m looking for others.
I listen to a podcast about the Paranormal. A podcast about coffee (sound boring right?) and the Kevin Smith podcast known as Smodcast.
I’m a big fan of the Coffee-Break Spanish Podcast on iTunes. It’s helping me understand my neighbors.
If you want to try out something new in sudoku, try shendoku, using the sudoku rules but playing two people, one against the other, like battleshipps. They have a free version to download at http://www.shendoku.com/sample.pdf . Anything else they are bringing out or they are working on you can find at http://www.shendoku.com or at they´r blog http://www.shendoku.blogspot.com . Have fun, I am. I specially like one slogan I heard about Shendoku: SUDOKU is like masturbation (on your own)…. SHENDOKU is like sex (it takes two).