Saturday, May 24, 2008

At Long Last


I must have been about 8 years old when I first laid my hands upon a Rubik's Cube. It took a long time, but I remember finally learning how to solve one side...and then I figured out how to solve two sides...[anyone who has solved the entire puzzle knows that that is nothing to brag about, because it does not put you any closer to solving all six].

Now, about a zillion years later, my 9 year old ended up with a cube of his own. Thanks to a good teacher [yes I snatched it out of his hands] and learning about algorithms, I can now enter into the elite solver's club. Now I just can't decide on which color of jacket to buy.

6 comments:

Pappy Yokum said...

al gore whoisms? Sorry, it just sounded funny so I had to say it. They are probably named that because Al Gore invented them. ;)

I remember as a teenager, there were several people I knew who read the little cheat book on how to solve it. I determined I would solve it without any help and I succeeded but for me has always been a hit and miss thing.

Perhaps you can share some of your mystical knowledge sometime, oh Rubik's Master.

cari said...

Pappy Yokum is funny!

You're kids must have been amazed. Mine were when I showed them my limited knowledge in how to solve one side. Pretty cool...

Pappy Yokum said...

Did you hear that, Mammy, someone thinks I'm funny. I told ya Abner once laughed at me, he did!

mayday said...

Green is the best color of jacket. Hmm, yes, I'm sure. Definitely green.

Mammy said...

Pappy - I think you're funny - I laugh at you all the time:)

The Snow Family said...

If you don't get a blue jacket then you're just another solver. If you go with the blue though, you'll really be somebody.
I remember I looked at a Rubik's cube once.