Categories Journal Sketching Thoughts How to successfully waste an hour or two . . Post author By Rowland Jones Post date March 29, 2011 17 Comments on How to successfully waste an hour or two . . Share this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related Tags art-illustration-design, blog, doodling, Faber-Castell, humor, humour, journal, Pigma Micron, Rowland Jones, sketch, sketching, sudoku, thoughts, wasting time, wordpress By Rowland Jones Jones spends his time writing & performing his songs, writing to the papers, doing illustrations for Zuiderlucht and browsing idly around the net for considerably longer than any adult should . . . View Archive → ← . . . on being ‘original’ → . . . appearing in the Arena, Verona!!!! 17 replies on “How to successfully waste an hour or two . .” Sudokus are great … I preferably stick to the medium level. They are not too easy, but keep you busy for a while AND you have a good chance for solving them! I love a good 7 out of 10 rate … else I got very depressed about my lack of intelligence! *lol* We’re a bit addicted to them I’m afraid. There’s a whole range of different types here: http://www.djape.net/sudoku/wp/ I want your job. Can you send any of your unused hours this way? Because 24 are simply not enough to check off both the “have to” and “want to” lists in my head. It took me the longest time to catch on to Sudokus. My teenager had to show me how they worked. Now I do 1 or 2 before bed. PS you say “My teenager . . .” Could that be a member of the family? It has the sound of some exotic pet which may have become popular in the colonies . . . . is it friendly? and house trained? Answer to the last two questions: Sometimes. Unfortunately this is not possible nor would it be useful: as Cecil Northcote Parkinson stated in his law: The amount of time in which one has to perform a task is the amount of time it will take to complete said task. Thus a 27 hour day would be just as full as the normal 25.3 hours . . . the extra 1.3 hours being the approximate time wasted doing sudokus. Also the additonal would also allow others to invent other demands . . .. Of course, Parkinson’s Law can also be stated in other way: Storage requirements will increase to meet storage capacity. In everyday terms, however large your house you would always benefit from another room . . . . . Who in the heck is Cecil Northcote Parkinson, and why does HE get to have a law? I wanna law! Cyril Northcote Parkinson (30 July 1909 – 9 March 1993) was a British naval historian and author of some sixty books, the most famous of which was his bestseller Parkinson’s Law, which led him to be also considered as an important scholar within the field of public administration. Wikipedia – – so it must be true Now I’m off to try it, step by step. Sudoku s are a great way to pass time… N any kind of puzzle is fuel for the brain… Used to solve a lot of sudoku puzzles earlier… Medium one s are good… It takes a little time but in the end you solve it… Have a fab day!! TC… There’s a whole range of different types here: http://www.djape.net/sudoku/wp/ Hope you’ve had a nice day, too! I tried an easy sudoku once…dang near drove me crazy! I’m not left brained I reckon lol! If it’s any consolation . . I’ve woken up this morning feeling ‘no-brained’ . . . I have not plaid Sudoku for some while. I will get the little booklet out tonight after finishing a letter to a friend in New Zealand. Be careful – it is addictive – – Sudoku A-nonet-ymous Tell me about it. I just had to do four of them before I could go to bed ….. If only there was a patch for Sodoku users. Any thoughts? Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.