Those horrid puzzle people

@raydene (9875)
United States
August 15, 2008 8:27pm CST
I am one. I love crosswords and jigsaws and logics and those stupid metal things you take apart. My grankids love the jigsaws and I usually have one on the side table in the living room so when they come they alway bend them all up to fit them in..lol..I don't care..they enjoy it and I just fix it after the go home. I have found that when my pain level is very high if I concentrate on a jigsaw it helps take me away from some of the pain. What kind of puzzle person. xoxooxxoxoo
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@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I used to love doing jigsaw puzzles, but haven't done any in years. Which now that I got to thinking about it, I think there are some upstairs in the closet.....hmmmm may have to go get them down and take over the dining room table. I have been trying to occupy my time off on med leave with scrapbooking, reading, spending some time outside, and mylot. Which, somedays it's a little harder to do some of those with the pain in my left wrist. But, I could do a puzzle on those days. Thanks for the discussion.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
16 Aug 08
I like crosswords, but not jigsaws. I like things with words, and games like scrabble and monopoly where it is part brain work and part luck. I do not know anything about those metal things. Are you talking about the ones with a bunch of hoops that you have to take off a clothes hanger? My father-in-law made one of those and I could not take it apart but my husband could. I think you can buy them at the joke store, but me I like crosswords that best and I am fairly good at scrabble.
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I love jigsaw puzzles and my kids seem to enjoy them too. We do them mostly in the winter months so I collect them throughout the other months to enjoy later. We have even taken a few and glued them onto wood and such for their rooms, instant pictures and they remember the fun we had putting them together.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I am also a puzzle person, I love the logic puzzles, kind of like being a detective. I used to do zigsaw puzzles and always had one on the table, but seems I don't have the patience for them anymore, but they always seemed to take away the stress that I was having that day. I got one of those 3-D puzzles of the White House I believe it is, now that is a challenge. I got the bottom of it together but couldn't figure out how to put the pieces that stand up together, finally just gave up on it, as for directions they was one little piece of paper describing how to do it. Now that I have the computer I can find puzzles of all kinds to do. I once had a disc that had a 3-D puzzle on it and it was so much fun to do, then when it was completed you could go inside the building and look around. Puzzles are good for the brain, makes it work.
• United States
16 Aug 08
Crosswords and jigsaws are my favorite. They are both very healthful in your thinking process and are now considered a benefit to delay senility and Alzheimers in the elderly.
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@snowy22315 (47264)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I love crossword puzzles. I dont like any of those other type puzzles because I cant do them to save my soul. I will work on jigsaws alittle bit, but I dont have alot of luck with those either. I have tried to get into sudoku, but I dont totally understand it. I think I need kid's sudoku, maybe if I could get that I could work my way up to adult.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I'm good a jigsaws, i'm not real good a crosswords because I can't spell - but I'm getting better. I also find jigsaws help with my pain threashold - but its hard to find a place to do one here with all the feline help!
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• Canada
16 Aug 08
Raydene. Do you ever play the games on Boomertowne? Among them are a jigsaw, a game that's a cross between Wheel Of Fortune and a Crossward, aother original crosword, a play 4 that is a box of 16 squares that form 8 4 letter words, sudoku, MAH JONG (my new addiction,) and some othes. You'd loe i, and you'll get points for playing.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I am a puzzle person too. I really love jigsaw puzzles because they relax me while being passively exciting. I enjoy all sorts of puzzles but I go through phases of like one type and doing it all the time. Right now I am in a Sudoko phase. I have great memories from childhood surrounding jigsaw puzzles. We always had a puzzle in the works during the Christmas holidays when we would all be around the house me than usual. It was a bonding time and I loved it.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Hi, raydene. Thanks for the best response.
@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I used to do mental puzzles more than anything. I quit jigsaws because my first hubby said I cheated, by looking at the box. I am not very patient with puzzles, jokes or riddles anymore, I do not know why. It may be a mental health issue. I do like crosswords, and some online word puzzles where you find hidden words. But that is a different matter.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
16 Aug 08
How strange to consider it cheating to look at the box. I haven't heard of that. My parents went to college with a lady who would do large jigsaw puzzles by starting in the top left corner and building it one row at a time. She considered it cheating to begin by doing the border first like we always did. But even she used the box when working.
@macherla (35)
• India
17 Oct 08
see puzzles are always intersting and do not say anything bad to them.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I like jigsaws too, don't own any right now however I do them online. Seems to be an online version for about anything you might like to do these days. They time you on that site and you can share them at other spots if you wish with a code they supply. I have seem a forum where they share their times with one another. The site allows you to pick how they are 'cut' and then you work them. Choosing fom many categories including holidays and animals. Jigzone is what it is called. Happy puzzle working!
@Amberina (1541)
• United States
16 Aug 08
You know they say your brain is a muscle and if you don't use it you'll lose it. Plus they say if you do puzzles and things that make your brain have to think you will cut your chances of getting alztimers (sp?) I love to do puzzles and stuff my aunt does them whenever I go to pick out a juicy puzzle book I always think of her sitting in her chair watching Jeopardy and doing the puzzle book on the commercials.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I like crossword puzzles and word puzzles. I also like the ones where you have one main word and you have to rearrange the letters to find as many other words that are contained inside of the main word. I can understand how concentrating on a puzzle can distract the mind from something like the intensity of pain. Puzzles help to focus and train the mind.
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
Hello, I used to like puzzles when I was younger. I wasn't an expert at it but I usually get the job done. Crosswords aren't my forte but I like jigsaw puzzles especially if the picture is nice. But over all I find puzzles to be a waste of time. I'd rather watch a movie or chit chat with my friends. ;)
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
16 Aug 08
Wow ma! We are so much alike! Golden Girls, crosswords, jigsaw puzzles! On a Thursday night when the old man goes out, mum and I go into her best room and do a jigsaw puzzle together! It's our quality time together without no booming tv or dad pestering mum for drinks and food all the time, we have the music on and we just chat or concentrate on the jigsaw puzzle, yes I concur it's very relaxing and takes your mind off stuff.
@deem1977 (242)
• United States
16 Aug 08
I like crossword puzzles a lot. A co-worker and I often work together on the NY Times crossword puzzle that is in our newspaper everyday. For a while we were doing Sudoku, but we kind of stopped doing that. I think we are more "word people" than "number people". LOL Online, I find myself attracted to the games like Diner Dash, which I think are classified as arcade games, where you keep having to fulfill tasks that get a little harder and faster each round.