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DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #156 – JUNE 5, 2013

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – SNAILDSC07402

Folding the SNAIL is moving at a snail’s pace. After two tries I have not yet folded a snail. Taking a break … will return after lunch. Definitely not escargot! Possibly tuna salad.DSC07408

This one took so much work to complete, it deserves a two photo feature.DSC07406

 

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – A + BDSC07403OMG, I’ve never watched P & R.

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – TOUCHY NUMBERSDSC07401

Heck, anybody should be able to count to 15!

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DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #122 – MAY 2, 2013

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – JAPANESE TEA CUP

DSC06912 Yesterday’s challenge was to fold a Japanese Teapot, so naturally today’s challenge followed up by folding a tea-cup. Not just any ordinary tea-cup, but an authentic Japanese Tea-Cup.DSC06919

Naturally, I had to reunite the pot and cup, since they were a matching set.DSC06924

Think I’m going to have for fold a bigger pot.

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR –  WORD SQUAREDSC06925

Well, after yesterday’s letter replacement code that I totally failed, I redeemed myself by solving this puzzle rather quickly. In case you would like to try, I won’t post the answers until Friday.

And in case you missed the news today, a five-year old boy was admitted to the MENSA SOCIETY today. The little genius was not the youngest member. That honor belongs to a four-year old girl. They’ll probably be writing math problems for next year’s calendar.

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – TOUCHY NUMBERSDSC06929Oops! I started filling in the puzzle before i photographed it. So that gives you a head start. And yes the answers are correct.

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #121 – MAY 1, 2013

GUESS WHAT?

It’s May! It’s May!
The lusty month of May!
That lovely month when ev’ryone goes
Blissfully astray.
It’s here, It’s here!
That shocking time of year
When tons of wicked little thoughts
Merrily appear!
It’s May! It’s May!
That gorgeous holiday
When ev’ry maiden prays that her lad
Will be a cad!
It’s mad! It’s gay!
A libelous display!
Those dreary vows that ev’ryone takes,
Ev’ryone breaks.
Ev’ryone makes divine mistakes
The lusty month of May!


Just thought I should welcome the new month with a little musical interlude. Hope everyone joined in with the singing.

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – THE TEAPOTDSC06907I’m a little teapot … short and stout …DSC06913

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – SIMPLE CODEDSC06914

SIMPLE CODE!!! How can anyone expect me to understand the object of the puzzle so early in the morning, much less solve it? I’ll be back later.

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – TOUCHY NUMBERSDSC06915OMG! More number puzzles! Ditto Puzzle #2 comment.

Since I’m not attempting to solve any puzzles right now,  I thought I’d leave you with a couple of teapot images I captured during my visit to SLAM last week…DSC06727

First, from Russia!DSC06791

From Japan!DSC06789

And finally, just for elegance!

More from my Art Walk later this afternoon.

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #93 – APRIL 3

CELEBRATING MY 500TH POST WORLD PRESS!

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – INCH WORMDSC06363

What a thrilling topic to kick off my posting achievement! Even more thrilling when I realized that I could make not one … not two … but FOUR creepy, crawly creatures out of a single sheet of folding. I am not fond of creatures that crawl around on their bellies. So event though I could fold four of the little beasties, I’m stopping with one.

DSC06368If you want my opinion, I think the inch worm looks like someone folded up one of the squares of plastic covered processed cheese food slices.

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – MYSTERY CROSSWORDDSC06371

Do you realize that there are 484 possible  2-letter combinations used to solve this puzzle? Though I can see several words that can be spelled using a single same letter, I’m going to have to think about this one for a while.

I thought P was one of the letters with PEP and confirmed it and L with LEAP and APPLE.

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#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – TOUCHY NUMBERS

DSC06372I think I can see where this one is going to go already. SO …

FOLLOW THAT WORM ☞ ☞ DSC06368  1 647 38295

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #065 – MARCH 6

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – TWO DOLLAR PANTS SUITDSC05834

Shades of PROJECT RUNWAY!  Only without Heidi and Tim Gunn …DSC05829

It’s hard folding dollar bills. My collar kept unfolding every time I snapped the photo. And since I wanted to spend the dollar, I didn’t want to glue it down. Come back tomorrow for the bottom half.

#2 The Mensa Puzzle Calendar – COLOR SCHEME

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Got the colors crossed correctly!

#3 THE POST-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR – TOUCHY NUMBERSDSC05835

If you can’t figure it out, check for solution in the comments.

 

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #037 – FEBRUARY 6

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR – THE MAGAZINE BOXDSC05300

Today’s challenge was to fold an 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper into a box. I opted to use a sheet of construction paper to create a sturdier box.DSC05302

Nice box, but it’s really not big enough to hold magazines. It would hold the daily mail, it I sorted out the magazines. Also, I could use it as an apple box.DSC05304

Who says origami isn’t practical?

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR  – PRODUCTS AND PRIME FACTORSDSC05305

DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, PRODUCTS  AND PRIME FACTORS AHEAD! 

All I had to do was read was “Each number is the product of the digits in its row or column.”  to realize that this would be another passover puzzle for me. After spending all yesterday afternoon completing the federal and state income tax returns, I was in no mood for another MATH ATTACK. Ok, so I used Turbo Tax.

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR -TOUCHY NUMBERSDSC05306

Well, at least this puzzle has nice numbers that I didn’t have to strain my brain to figure out.DSC05307

 

Ok, so I did have to move one number.

And as you might have noticed on the calendars … it’s Waitangi Day in New Zealand?

SO WHAT’S WAITANGI DAY?

Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day is a public holiday held each year on 6 February to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, on that date in 1840. The Treaty made New Zealand a part of the British Empire, guaranteed Maori rights to their land and gave Maori the rights of British subjects.Waitangi_Day

 

I wonder if that treaty included all the Hobbits, Orcs, Dwarfs, Fairies and Wizards in New Zealand?