Friday, June 8, 2018

Bionic Basil's Excellence In Puzzling Award



I had no idea there were online jigsaw puzzles, until Colehaus Cats offered one in a post a long time ago!  I was instantly hooked, and have been enjoying a puzzle or two a day since.  I use them as mini-breaks, instead of a smoke break or coffee break, during my work time.

When asked to complete a jigsaw puzzle with an eye on the time it takes to complete, I yell, "GAME ON!" and put my nose to the grindstone.  I have a few time-reducing tricks, and I LOVE to see the finished product.

Image my surprise...and delight...to be crowned Professor Basil's Brain Training Academy's Jigsaw Puzzle Champion 2018!  Oh, how much fun!  Thank you very much; it's a labor of love, and you all have terrific puzzles for me...us...to play with.

On a sad note, my corporate office has blocked my jigsaw puzzle websites as of a couple of weeks ago.  They are considered 'game websites'.  Therefore, I jigsaw only on my home Mac now.  Alas and alack, but what can one do? 

Don't think I'm not going to defend my Champion title!  It's still GAME ON!  I certainly hope that Basil is doing okay; he's postponed his 16th Birthday Party because of illness.  Feel better, Basil; we love you, and want to par-tay with you soon!

18 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Congrats on this prestigious award! The mom hasn’t gotten hooked on puzzles yet. If she did, we’d probably never get fed!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Haha, that's funny that your company blocked the site! What's a person to do at work now? Congrats on the title!

Brian said...

See, nothing puzzles you! We're worried about dear Basil too, poor guy.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I've never done an online puzzle either!

William’s Kith & Kin said...

Concats! Our mom does the occasional online puzzle but she has a tendency to get too enthusiastic about playing games and before you know it, we're nothing but bones on the floor!

P.S. Did you see the responses to your question about mouseovers?

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award. You truly are the champ!

edie said...

Congratulations on your prize.

Tamago said...

Wow congratulations on your title! I’m not good at jigsaw puzzles but it sure is a fun game :-) Too bad you can no longer enjoy jigsaw break at work!

Just Ducky said...

Congrats on the award. Mum does puzzles to help her brain keep smart.

She also has a suggestion for your droopy pee-o-kees. Watch for a sale on the wire cages that they advertise to keep tomater plants up right. Buy as many as you need this summer. Then, next spring as the pee-o-knees come up, put in the support cage and then try to keep as much of the plant inside the cage as you can. It is what mum does.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, no! Jan is a jigsaw puzzle fan, so she can't imagine not being able to visit the sites. Glad your mom can still do them at home. And congrats for your award from Basil.

John Bellen said...

Quite the award, and well done. It seems unfair that since all of your practising was at work, you are now unable to do it there. I learned just recently about the jigsaws from Flynn (and Eric)'s site. I never knew of them before that.

Cleo said...

Sure sounds like tons of fun. We hope Basil's feeling better soon.

Madi and Mom said...

We didn't know about the puzzles either.
Congrats on your well deserved award
Hugs mad and Mom

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Congratulations! That is most impressive. #1 says she will check out the online jigsaws.

Purrs,
The Chans

Crafty Garden Gal (find me at PlayingInCatnip.com or HomeGardenDiggers.com) said...

I hope Basil will be feeling better soon. Sorry you have been shut down on your puzzle fever. If you have an iPad, there are quite a few apps for that. And it’s easily portable. I like Jigsaw Puzzle from Relaxing Puzzles and Brain Games. There are lots of freebies and a large number you pay for. Best yet you can set the number of pieces you want to play with. And one of the paid options let’s you use your own images, just to tempt you.
Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guyz.....conga ratz on yur trofee.....itz well dee served......we couldna beet yur time lezz we waz given onlee 4 peecez ta putz two gether !!! ...N may bee when mom iz at her home pea sea...her can email de puzzle two herself at werk N play that way ? !! ☺☺♥♥

The Church Cat Family said...

We like jigsaw puzzles..after they're all finished, hehehe!! Congrats on the award. Well-deserved! - Tom x

Colehaus Cats said...

Wow! That's a worthy title if'n we ever heard of one! Congrats! Those puzzles are addicting and fun! Our Mom loves them, too!