Monday, July 13, 2009
Like life isn't weird enough already.
I like to do the daily crossword. Must have done hundreds, no, thousands of them. These days I do the one on Yahoo's homepage. Last week I made up a game within the game. How far could I go through the across clues before I was stymied? Never too far up until now. I'd keep track and have something to shoot for. So I began....and didn't stop until I'd answered every one. I employed a crutch though. For each across clue, I had a few down clues revealed. I could look at them for a letter here and a letter there.
Opening rack in Scrabble and I'd been looking at it for awhile. I knew they were good, no great tiles and there had to be a seven letter word. I let the computer sleep while I ate and watched Two and 1/2 Men. Charlie was, for some mysterious reason, determined to avoid his neighbor, Rose. She was obsessed with Charlie to the point of stalking him. It was their 'shtick'. So dinner over, I turn the screen back on and took about a second to see S T A L K E R. It's weird sometimes.