As I’m getting packed to go off for a couple of weeks (and who knows whether I’ll have leisure time, let alone internet access), I find myself wondering how to deal with the whole “24 hours of travel” bookending these two weeks in the middle of June.
So I looked down at the bottom level of the magazine rack at the grocery store.
I’m sure that you’ve seen them: the little puzzle books made with rough low-quality paper that make you feel like you could get a splinter from the chunks of wood that weren’t properly pulped. Some of them with crosswords, some with logic puzzles, some with Sudoku. (If you’ve never paid attention to the magazine rack at the grocery store, you should check it out the next time you’re there… flip through one of these.)
The difficulty of the crossword books usually strikes me as being appropriate for people who like crosswords but feel intimidated by the NYT’s but the Sudoku books that I picked up run the gamut from “appropriate teaching aids for grownups teaching kids to play” to “downright devilish” which makes them seem like they’d be perfectly appropriate for a ride where you’ve already taken five naps but you STILL have to travel for another 8 hours.
Now that Games Magazine isn’t being published hardcopy anymore, anyway.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?