Day 81 of 96 – Jigsaw Puzzle Time (liveblog!)

8 Dec

****Scroll down for the latest updates****

19:15 – Hello everyone, I’m going to attempt to assemble a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle tonight.

I’ve moved the table into the bedroom area and set up two make-shift surfaces (boxes) to put some of the pieces on (for sorting mostly).

My fuel is 4 beers from Finland, one doner pizza, and a good night’s sleep (from yesterday). I’m going to try and live blog the whole thing. I have no idea how long it is going to take. You can place your bets in the comments.

The set up.

The Puzzle

Please check back for updates.

19:20 – sorting by color and type (edge)

19:50 – got all four corner pieces. I’m halfway done.

20:15 – got the radio working – Smalltown Boy by Bronskie Beat

20:30 – sorted, seven groups – green, yellow, red, white, edge, dark, half-white – No Milk Today by Herman’s Hermits


21:05 – edge complete – You’re so Vain by Carley Simon

Keeps me sharp, on the edge, where I gotta be.

22:10 – Green bottle complete, starting on the red – In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

Time for a beer

23:15 – problem is there’s two red jars – Gordon Lighttfoot – If you Could Read my Mind

00:38 – red jars done – One of Us by ABBA (Never heard  this one before)

Having vision problems.

00:45 – going to start the yellow now – I want to Know What Love is by Auslander

Time for sleep

01:33 – sleep

08:33 – back to work – Berlin RundFunk Morning Zoo Crew

08:52 – non-yellow pieces sorted for color and shape – Heart of Gold by Neil Young (CanCon) after two SwedCon songs (ABBA and Roxette)


13:10 – go eat or finish the puzzle? – Lady in Black by Uriha Heap (dare I ask?)

Of course I'm going to finish it.

14:11 – only the white pieces left – You Spin me Around by Dead or Alive

All the remaining pieces are the same colour. FML

14:40 – 69 pieces left – Killing me Softly by Roberta Flack (how appropriate)

16:14 – all done – Dien ist mein Ganzes Herz by Heinz Rudolf Kunze



4 Responses to “Day 81 of 96 – Jigsaw Puzzle Time (liveblog!)”

  1. Lottabot December 9, 2011 at 00:27 #

    They’re playing Gordon Lightfoot on the German radio? Nice!

  2. Vicki December 9, 2011 at 14:06 #

    You’re the slowest puzzler ever. You puzzle slower than I run marathons. Shame.

    You bringing it back to Ottawa?? Dibs!

    No music @ Ottawa International Airport
    (en route to Quebec City)

    • Die Hard Three December 9, 2011 at 14:15 #

      We’ll see how much space I have in with the toilets.

  3. Uncle Ross December 9, 2011 at 14:09 #

    ABBA! Good idea.
    I’ll play ABBA’s greatest while working on the boat today.
    The ladies that ran the rehab considered themselves “Dancing Queen”s and so played ABBA all the time. It grows on you after a while.

    BTW, the rehab was for my heart after the stent was put in. It was not for booze, drugs, marriage, etc.

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