Today's Wonder of the World is...Puzzles!
Flickr photo by pinkass
I heart puzzles.
All kinds. Word puzzles, number puzzles, and especially this kind...
Shh. I'm not allowed to say the word. You know...the word that rhymes with pigsaw.
I have a little problem with those kinds of puzzles.
They're like crack to me.
That's why we have them squirreled away at the top of a closet. I'm only allowed to get them out on holidays, with adult supervision, or else I become obsessed. No showers, no grooming, no writing done whatsoever. (I'm my own boss, so that's a big problem!)
Before long, I'm barricading myself in my office, spread out on the floor with my pieces, howling at anyone who demands afternoon snacks or help with homework.
And woe to the child who tries to help mommy with the puzzle! It's mine! All mine!
It's not a pretty picture.
I get started on a puzzle and it's like I'm lost in a maze.
Flickr photo by Miss Laura M.
Hey, a maze! Another kind of puzzle!
Have you ever noticed we wear mazes on the tips of our fingers and toes? And the balls of our feet?
Flickr photo by Molly TM
Do you have a similar addiction?
Come on, anything?
Puzzles just tickle a certain spiderwebby corner of my brain, somewhere in the pleasure cortex.
(Is there a pleasure cortex?)
But everyone needs some occasional cerebral tickling, right?
That's why I prescribe myself one of these per day.
Taken at bedtime, with reading glasses.
But you already know about that, from last Friday's post.
Moving right along...
Did you know that there is such thing as a monkey puzzle tree?
Flickr photo by Alonso Henriquez
Here's a weird limb for you to see.
Flickr photo by eddieckk
And a monkey to go with it.
Flickr photo by chijstc123
Puzzle over this, you monkey!
Flickr photo by Itflux
What does it say, Agent 99?
Some folks love rebus puzzles so much, they even put it on their tombstones!
Flickr photo by johnmartine63
And are there any French smarties out there who can solve the rebus on this pretty plate I found in my French life?
Sometimes people are a puzzle.
Flickr photo by Dakota Debonaire
But it's fun to try to figure them out.
But one of my joys in life is watching somebody's baby puzzle over the mysteries of life.
Flickr photo by birthofvenus1981
Like a finger that suddenly pops through a table!
I've got a puzzle for you to solve.
It's a photo I was going to use in a previous post but I forgot all about it.
Can you figure out what these weird things are?
I'll give you a tiny hint. It's from my French life.
And tell me your favorite puzzles. Or ones that drive you batty!
Have a Wonder-full Monday, everybody!