Last week at the cancer center while I was registering for my treatment, Bill spied a puzzle in the waiting area.
We both love puzzles. We haven't put one together for years. I like the challenge of puzzles. Funny thing though, I hate riddles. You know the question on all those high school IQ tests that said "If a train with four cars and a caboose is traveling to Chicago 465 miles away at 45 MPH and the smoke is blowing out its chimney how many ketchup bottles are in the dining car?" I hated those questions and always skipped past them. They made my head hurt. Whenever anybody says to me "Want to hear a riddle?" I say "Actually, no I don't."
My brother Isaac loves Sudoko. He also likes to do crossword puzzle. I hate crossword puzzle and never understood Sudoko. I think it's some kind of crossword puzzle but I can't be bothered.
Board games. Growing up I played a LOT of Monopoly. LOVED IT! Also played checkers. No, didn't like chess. Hurt my brain with all that thinking. I like my games simple. Chess requires way too much thinking.
My absolute favorite useless pastime? Trivia. When I lived in Pennsylvania I used to attend a Trivia Night at the Brickside Grille with friends. I LOVED those weekly get together. Not only did we have a great meal at a reasonable price (something that is rare here in Lower Slower), I loved the camaraderie of getting together and testing my knowledge of useless information. Guess what? We always did well and guess who was the star? You guessed correctly, that would be me!
|With friends Trivia Night at the Brickside Grill, Eagleview, PA|
I hear there is trivia night down here in Lower Slower. I haven't attended any. I don't like to drive at night and besides, I haven't really been able to break into any of these cliques down here. I made a good faith effort for a couple of years but didn't have much success. The few friends I had made excuses for not going and I got tired of begging. To be quite frank with all of you, I get more enjoyment out of writing my blog and my friends online. And I don't have to drive at night.
|Me and my friend Don|
Speaking of friends, tomorrow I'm making the trip to Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Flower Show. This is the one time of the year I visit my longtime friend (and former co-worker) Don McK. I use the Philadelphia Flower Show for my ride which is the Adult Plus bus out of Georgetown or what I call "The Old People's Bus". If it's not too cold tomorrow I'll take a walk to our former residence on Naudain Street. I do love this trip once a year to revisit old memories. Also, four of my former classmates will be at the flower show. It will be nice to see them too, share some memories and laughs.
|Me and friends at the Philadelphia Flower Show 2011|
|Me working on our puzzle - taxing my brain|