Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Happy Birthday Tracie
I got here a little wooden kangaroo that hops down hills. We used our cutting board to make a hill for it to hop down. I also got her a sudoku book.
Tracie's loves to do sudoku puzzles. She's like the Rainman only instead of playing black jack or counting toothpicks she plays Sudoku.
Sudoku is a number game. The board is a nine by nine grid, made up of three by three sub-grids. Some of the cells contain seeder numbers called givens. The goal is to fill in the rest of the cells with the correct numbers. The numbers go from one to nine. Each number must appear in each row, column and sub-grid, but may only appear once in each row, column and sub-grid.
Sudoku is a fun game and Tracie is very good at it. She does well at most logic puzzles. (Which baffles me because she seems somewhat illogical a lot of the time.) Tracie can complete the game much more quickly than me and is much more likely to not make irreversible errors. She is so good at the game that she has started timing herself as a way of measuring how well she is doing, because simply completing the puzzle isn't enough because it can be done every time and is only a matter of time before you finish it. Even if you have to resort to a brute force tactic rather than a more elegant logical solution.
Happy Birthday Tracie!