A great Baltimore bar, but not such a great lifestyle for this Baltimorean
You are like the most fascinating character in one of your books. Well, maybe not the MOST fascinating.
Connections addict, too. The only time I don't get it is when I'm ignorant of a pop culture reference. And sometimes I do get it even when the connections I've made are wrong. Which feels like a metaphor for my life: Something almost always comes through even though I was often mistakenly aiming for something else. If that makes sense. xo
I love Connections and have the exact same experience. Some days I'm like, "This is way too easy." And the next day I'm like, "I hate you miserable people who came up with this stupid game." And yet, somehow it makes me feel less stupid than Wordle, which made me too furious too early in the morning.
This post, along with many others, reminds me how very glad I am to be a subscriber.
I enjoy beating my husband at the crossword puzzle every damn day. It's the little things.
“Even tiles” is the exact right way to describe tiles. ;)
Connections is great fun, isn't it? Even when it's tough and I get that dreaded Next Time message showing me my missed connections. Encourages me to think creatively, which is a good way to step into a day of creative challenges.
I discovered Connections about a week ago, when I started playing Wordle again after about a year and a half. I absolutely love Connections. The two of them together along with reading and journaling and a cup of tea complete my mornings.
We have a family Wordle thread with me, my mom and sister. And we added our Connections results to it a week or so ago. I really enjoy Connections - it’s awesome to stretch your brain that way. My only recent objection to a puzzle was the Peanuts characters one. No one EVER in the history of EVER called him Charlie. He was ALWAYS Charlie Brown, Chuck, or Blockhead.
Those paper crafts are amazing. I just made a macrame pumpkin that reminded me how much macrame my late uncle who I miss terribly did in the 70s. And for no other reason than that it made me smile even if it is a little wonky. Thanks for always inspiring me with your curiosity.
I love your Baltimore dispatches. It takes me back home. I hope you love the mosaic class. I took a class here in TX a few years ago and I found my medium!! Have fun. https://nellcarroll.com/mosaic-portfolio-for-wynning-mosaics/
NYT puzzles are part of my complete breakfast! Glad to see your mom’s doing so well, but we really miss her at the local library. Please tell her “Elly says hi” and that I miss our hijinks in that back room.
Similarly obsessed with Connections and a little sad every time one is too easy. I love your newsletters so thanks for sharing.
Love all your books- I’m sure the one you turned in last month will make it to my house. And the secret project is certainly intriguing!
But that typewriter! I don’t think my fingers could adapt!
And my puzzle brain belongs to Wordle.
Can't wait to spend time with Mrs. Blossom, who instantly struck me as Beany Malone's Miss Opal for the new millenium, even if she doesn't bake pies or sew buttons on Johnny's shirts.
I love(d) Spelling Bee, and then Wordle, but now my heart is fully into Connections. Hope it is not just a passing fancy!
I’ve been having problems with dizziness for nearly a year. I started seeing a chiropractor. I see a pain doctor 10/4. It has kept me from doing things like walking or taking trips. I get it. I’m 76 and started puzzles. They keep your mind sharp.