Saturday, December 15, 2007

Solitary Confinement

This is the third day I have been confined to my room with a cold. I am going "stir crazy".

Getting over a cold takes one week if  take cold remedies. Otherwise it takes seven days.

In case you didn't "get" that joke, it means I'll have to sit in here for several more days, no matter what I do.

I have played dozens of games of gin rummy against my computer, as well as dozens of games of "Racko" I am abut 50-50 match for the computer in gin rummy, and about the same in "two opponent Racko" and can hold my own when the computer plays three hands against me.

I have the computer skill set for "master", since it would be no accomplishment to beat a "beginner".  I wonder how the programmer makes the computer play like a beginner?  Did he built in some bone head plays. 

Furthermore, if I play enough hands of cards to learn the proper algorithm, the one the computer uses to beat me, will I lose interest in the game.  If you always win, it is no fun.  And if you always lose, as I do in chess against the computer, that is no fun either.

Bingo is a staple in old folks homes, but I have lost most of my interest in that too.  Who wants to sit and hear a caller read from a list of random numbers? Well, actually, she draws numbered balls at random, but that is the same as staring at a list of random numbers. 

A friend once paid me a compliment.  He noted that I was interested in so many diverse things and he said,"You'll never be bored."

He should see me now.


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5 comments:

garnett109 said...

Get well soon chuck!
I got the snots also!

desannie said...

Poor baby, hope you get better soon.  I too, have been stuck in my room with a combo of bronchitis and a sinus infection.  Still have the latter.  Only felt up to playing Mahjong on my computer yesterday.  Have a million variations on my computer.  Do have one arcade game called Luxor Amun Rising which is very addictive.  However, it does a number on my eyes (strain) and I think I've gotten up to my top level (9).  Annie

kateh2ocolorart said...

Hmm, spreading "cold" virus amongst bloggers are we?  That's an interesting phenomenon in itself.  I think after the first few days of a cold you will not be too contagious to get out among the people a little.  Just refrain from kissing and hand holding or shaking and everyone will be fine, I'd bet.
Sometimes it is LESS healthy to stay holed up with your own germs AND boredom.
Love, Kate

madcobug said...

I hope you feel better soon. Helen

bamawmn46 said...

As always, I am fighting whatever germ-crud is spreading throughout the school. It could be worse.... I might have gotten totally sick with it!! YUCK!

Hope you are feeling so much better really soon....

Jackie