What are your favorite puzzles and codes to crack?
Spotlight Thread - Page 4
Nicole, are you interested in riding?!?!?
I used to lease some horses, and they were boarded at a local stable. In most places, you can find stables with schooling horses, which you can use to take riding lessons without having to own or lease a horse. But where I live, most stables require you to own or lease a horse. Before I moved to Connecticut, I was able to ride at stables with schooling horses. It's actually a very nice way to learn how to ride a horse because you have to try to figure out how to ride so many different kinds of horses and figure out their personalities.
I love cryptoquips and sudokus. I love having puzzle books around. It's a nice way to spend 10 minutes, and makes me feel like I am exercising my brain after playing with young kids all day! I am also good at those "World's Most Difficult Puzzles". One Christmas Eve, I cracked one after the rest of my family had given up. They were PO'ed! Now, they give me one of those puzzles every Christmas! But seriously, I think I must have been a code breaker in a past life!
Can't wait for that recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd miss Vermont (my favorite state...LOVE Vermont!) and the Berkshires and being able to be in a completely different state in no time! I'd miss access to New York City for its museums, art, food...you name it. And I'd miss the fall...my favorite season. And sunshine in the winter.
Killer abs, amazing behind, toned legs and arms, and a good CV workout. Burns a lot of calories, too. Ahhhh, I wish I had a horse because I'm just so squishy now!!!!!!!
A funny little tidbit about one of my lease horses: His brother was a horse named Gem Twist, who was CLONED back in 2006. Apparently, they are hoping his clone will be as talented, and show jumping rules do not forbid using clones!!!!!
Well, I'm sure Gem Twist had lots of siblings and half siblings! That's how it goes in the world of horse breeding. My lease horse (his name was Gem too...Gem Stone...and they looked exactly alike) was not nearly as talented as his brother, but the sweetest, kindest horse ever. When I went to Lillydale (the place I mentioned in my Spotlight), the medium picked up his presence. Through the medium, Gem talked about an injury he had sustained while I was away. The thing was that the medium completely nailed it and described the injury in detail. According to the medium, Gem wanted me to know that he was going to be fine and not to worry. Wild!
I hardly ever listen to music on the radio anymore, so I am not really on the up and up with music. I love just about any kind of music and appreciate all genres. For newer radio stuff, I like the Lumineers. They seem kind of great and catchy. And I love Emmylou Harris's riff on "Spanish Dancer", even though I don't consider myself a huge fan of hers. We were listening to Jack Johnson on the iPod today. Hmmmm... I need some suggestions for good stuff to listen to!
I started playing the piano when I was 8 years old. I quit when I was 17 and too cool to take piano lessons...and regretted it ever since as my mom promised. I started playing again a few years ago when I got a piano for our home. I had to re-learn how to read and play. It was and still is frustrating. I mostly play Christmas carols, patriotic songs (Battle Hymn of the Republic and Star Spangled Banner), Enya, and the score to the film "Emma" now because those are DD's favorite...she's weird. On a more serious note, I am trying to learn the second movement of Beethoven's 7th Symphony, but I can only do the first two (and easiest...DD could probably play it!) pages. I doubt I'll get any further!!!! And I enjoy Yann Tiersen as I mentioned earlier.
If you like the Lumineers you'd like Mumford and Sons. I like Jack Johnson, too. Try Head and the Heart, The Black Keys (MY FAVORITE OF ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL TIME). Alabama Shakes. Phoenix. Fun is super awesome. Of Monsters and Men. I like Florence + the Machine is AMAZING (I love anthems!)
Report back once you've listened to all of those :-)