Wednesday, December 24, 2008

my Christmas wish: I want a Super Mario Rubik's cube imported from Japan

Did you know that no matter how you mess up a Rubik's cube, it can be solved by following a series of steps? I had no idea. This intrigues me. I have a mathematical mind so being able to get all the colors on the right sides of the cube by following a series of steps, no matter where they are when you start, is just too cool. And the idea of being able to use this as a party trick is just too tempting for me. I think I'm making it my actual New Year's resolution: to learn to solve the Rubik's cube by the end of 2009. Twelve months should be enough.

(Especially since I'm already failing at my pre-New Year's resolution to watch all 5 George Romero zombie movies. Mr. T and I tried watching Dawn of the Dead the other night and his burning of the DVD sucked because the movie stopped 2/3 of the way into it so I never got to see the cop turn into a zombie. Plus! I didn't know that Diary of the Dead wasn't out on DVD yet since it just came out in the theaters recently. So I'm off to a rocky start.)

Apparently, there are videos and all sorts of instructions, videos, and pictorials online to teach me how to solve the mystery that is the Rubik's cube.

Maybe in 2010, my resolution will be to solve the Rubik's cube behind my back. Ah, you've gotta love my high aspirations in life...

PS - I always thought it was spelled "Rubix".


  1. I hope Santa brings you your Rubix/Rubriks/or Rubicks cube for Christmas and the ability to solve it behind your back with eyes shut and while jumping up and down singing "lolly-lolly-get your adverbs here." ( This comment proves why I should not comment before I have had at least one cup of coffee).
    Happy Christmas, Sassy!!

  2. I have always been intimidated by the Cube. And in awe of anyone who can do it. Good luck!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Here's a


    Merry Christmas.

  4. I think that would be the best party trick ever. Of course, you have to have a rubik's cube around, casually, but how cool would that be? Al Franken used to get free beer in college by betting someone that he could draw a map of the U.S. -- all 50 states outlined -- in under a minute. I saw him do it.
    I think solving a rubik's cube is right up there with that. :-)

  5. what?? it's really not called Rubix?

  6. There is not nearly enough Mario merchandise in this country!! I want one, too!!!!

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