I am pleased to report that I can now complete a level 4 Sudoku puzzle in less than 30 minutes. This was not an easy victory for me. I have always been pretty good at puzzles and it drove me crazy that I couldn’t do the daily Sudoku in the San Jose Mercury News. I know that MAGA supporters in Iowa can do these goddamn puzzles and it began to infuriate me that I could not.
So I watched TWELVE HOURS of YouTube videos by The Sudoku Guy, an older British gentleman with a penchant for strange shirts and a girlfriend named Katherine (seemed like kismet). Which is odder, that I watched these videos or that they exist?
I would like to thank my husband for providing me with the sort of lifestyle that enables me to pursue esoteric quests like being good at Sudoku. I am grateful every day that I don’t have to haul manure to a potato patch or some such task and can instead sit at the kitchen table and enjoy several limited-edition Nespressos while muttering to my newspaper.