I haven’t gotten that level of chills during a film much since…since…since the titular talk in The King’s Speech. I was roused, I was prepared for action, I was open equally to defeating the Nazis or attacking a grid of squares with a sharpened number 2 pencil.
Since Hitler’s already dead,* I went with the crossword. With the best of intentions, I planned to do each weekday’s puzzle during my lunch hour. (Which is actually a lunch 45 minutes.) But then I forgot. Or had to work through lunch. Or what-have-you. With the end result that three weeks later, I’d done about a puzzle and a half.
But yesterday, I pledged to make a fresh start. It helps that the Monday puzzle is always the easiest. I may be smart (okay, really smart), but I am certainly no pro when it comes to crosswords. Lo and behold, though!
Finished in 11 minutes.
Then, I caught the daily Jeopardy tweet question:
On a roll!
If only all of life were as immediately intellectually rewarding.
* Have you ever considered when you’d go if you had a time machine? People ask me this all the time (okay, once in a while), and I always say that I would save the Titanic.** People are shocked because you are apparently supposed to say that you’d kill Hitler. But *I* say that we obviously eventually found a way to kill Hitler, whereas we did NOT find a way to keep the Titanic from sinking. So there.
** I would then go back to Victorian England and dissemble the machine because HELLO MOTHERSHIP.