OK, I’ll admit it. I had a bad night last night. I couldn’t fall asleep. Now, I had no caffeine intake on Wednesday. And no afternoon nap either! I did get caught out on the street in a sudden rainstorm though, and got totally soaked from cap to toe. But sleep was totally evasive until sometime after a quarter of four. Then when my clock radio went off this morning, instead of my soothing St. Louis classical music station FM107.3 I was blasted awake by MIX – FM107.3 in Washington D.C. which offered bad rock and rap. How this happened I have no idea, other than the possibility of the stars being out of line or extreme bombardment of earth by solar flares. So, as you might have guessed, I was in a bad mood when I sat down at the breakfast table to find the above origami challenge on my calendar.

Now, since there’s only the dog and me living in the house, I don’t do a lot of formal dining that would require linen dining napkins. I have one inherited set of napkins, but they’re not really square. I tried folding paper napkins, but then I couldn’t figure out how the different steps worked. So, I conceded defeat. I failed my first origami challenge of the year! But in my humble opinion, fold napkins does not technically qualify as origami of paper-folding — even though I was using a paper napkin. So, sue me!

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – DSCF0272I’ll give this puzzle a try later today, after I swallow a handful of aspirin.


This was another one of those puzzles where you have to find the half-dozen cutout detail circles from the painting. The painting was one of those gloomy-gus dark things that blend into a monochromatic darkness. I couldn’t make heads our tails out of it using a magnifying lens. So I didn’t even bother adding it.

Did I mention I’m having a bad day today?


About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on June 27, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Maybe your bad day has something to do with Mercury being retrograde.

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