The OFFICE Crossword Puzzles
I am HIGH-ly medicated (pun intended, of course), so I sleep a lot of the time away. Nevertheless, I must say that I spend my waking hours VERY wisely--as I'm sure you will agree: I have been watching season one of THE OFFICE (US) over and over and over and over...infinity. Oh my god! I have never seen anything this wryly funny on American TV before, and I challenge anyone to prove me wrong.
Have you seen this situation comedy? Every single character is worth their weight in a million bucks of gold. I wasn't joking when I said that I have been watching season one repetitively; I have. You can't possibly catch every facial expression and every crazy little nuance in one viewing. Besides, the story lines and actors are so incredible that I can't help but push the PLAY button again when the end credits begin to roll. Steve Carell kicks major buttocks in the category of comedic butt-kicking. Wouldn't you agree?
I went through roughly a week of not being able to read anything because the meds made it comepletely impossible for my eyes to focus on anything less than three feet away from me. That's a real shame because there's nothing worse than being stuck in bed and not being able to read. Now that my eyes have calmed down a bit, Ive decided to ease my way back into reading by casually flipping through magazines. Then--by osmosis--I found an incredible crossword puzzle in the back of New York magazine. I jogged my brain for most of the day figuring out the clues and then trying to find the corresponding numbers inside the puzzle to record my answers. When Cousin Chrissy came over to deliver some homemade dinner (she's so cool!), I talked her into filling in several answers. Hint: she's the crossword puzzle guru of the family!
All tolled, I ended the puzzle with only five empty spaces. As luck would have it, my mother brought me the latest issue of New York, which had the answers to the puzzle I tried to conquer, and I was able to check my answers against the answer key. I did pretty good! I only made up two words--and they seemingly only made up two (that I've never heard of)!
Needless to say, my eyes are freaking out again; not from the meds as much as from the crazy tiny crossword puzzle font and the crazily numbered boxes where the answers are to be written.
In a nutshell, I feel like I'm working again: I wake up, eat breakfast, do a bit of the crossword while eating, watch THE OFFICE, take a break for lunch, take a nap, watch some more of THE OFFICE, take another nap, wake up and do some more crossword puzzling, eat dinner, then I crash. It's as if I'm in New York City in the corporate world once again--only I have much more comfortable seating, I'm only awake and cognitive about four hours a day, and the bathroom is clean as a whistle (whatever that means).