There are now three major challenges in my house, plus the regular old ones like keeping things clean that I never seem to get to. Two new challenges walked into my house at the same time on Saturday night. One of them is the David Blaine book thing, and it is a doozie. The other is Mortal Kombat : Deadly Alliance for XBox, which I am borrowing from Heath until Thursday night. Because I knew it would consume me, I put off even looking at David’s book Saturday night, and instead played MKDA until around 6AM. I haven’t turned it on since, but considering I don’t have it very long, I think I’m going to have to go play it a bit more. Oh, and the third challenge: Finding a job. I’ve already applied at a couple of places this morning. We’ll see what happens. I haven’t officially heard back about the graphic design job I applied for a couple of weeks ago… huh.
The puzzles in David’s book were designed by the guy who created A Fool’s Errand and 3 in Three. Before I got my hands on the book, if you had asked me what the most challenging, puzzling, mind-bending enigmas I had experienced were I would likely answer in this order: Women, 3 in Three, and A Fool’s Errand. I don’t believe I ever ‘beat’ any of these challenges, though I certainly proceeded farther through them than anyone else I know (well, except for the challenge of women; I know some people who have proceeded farther than I on that challenge). So this is going to be particularly interesting and difficult. I’m thinking of playing both games for a while to get my mind into the groove of how this guy thinks.
So these three challenging things are drawing me, and I can only do so much at once, but I would certainly like to solve all three problems. Or if I solve the David’s book problem, maybe I don’t need to solve the job problem as soon. Except I think it’s going to take me quite a while to solve this book. So after I finish a couple more Jumble Jitters, I’m going to go try a little MKDA, then get back into reading the actual text of the book before I try to solve its puzzles again.