Death by Jindosh Lock


Never let it be said that I am not willing to point out, when the rare opportunity presents itself, my own imperfections.
I am, for example, not as young as I used to be.  Shocking, I know.  But that’s not all!


I also talk in my sleep.  And, I’m told, I’m pretty bitchy about it.


Scarlett O'Hara in bed


You know what?  Hang on, let’s back up a bit, because there’s this one thing that happened and I didn’t tell you at the time because it didn’t fit with anything else I was telling you but I’ve got the note kicking around.  This was before I’d finished Dishonored 2, so a couple of months ago, before he’d had a chance to play.



ME:  (via skype)  I need a notepad and a pen.
HIM:  (brings both, eyes covered to prevent spoilers)
ME:  No spoilers here, you can uncover your eyes.
HIM:  Oh, cool.
ME:  Well, I mean, the puzzle is here.  But it changes every time.  So.
HIM:  Puzzle?
ME:  Yeah, that’s why I need the notepad.  The combination for this lock is a logic puzzle.
HIM:  (reading)  At the dinner –
ME:  Yeah, I got it.  Thanks.
HIM:  Do you want me to just do it for you?
ME:  No, I’ve got it.
HIM:  But it’s going to bother me now that I’ve seen it, to not solve it.
ME:  You’ll solve it when you get it yourself!
HIM:  But it’ll be different!
ME:  I like logic puzzles!  Just leave it be.
HIM:  Fine.  (stares)
ME:  (sighs)  You can stay and help, if you want.
HIM:  Okay!  (settles on couch)  At the dinner party were Lady Winslow…
ME:  (sighs)


he can be so annoying

Cute, but it took “us” way longer than it would have taken me.



Right, so as I was saying, I’m also a terrible patient.  I’m sick right now – probably dying of whatever is rattling around in my chest, so if this is the last entry you’ll know why – and it’s making me whiny and needy and I hate it.  I can’t manage much of anything on my own, but I also don’t want to be alone and bored (boredom is my mortal enemy) so I need him to stay close and keep me company while simultaneously going and doing for me.  Basically, I’m the worst.  Especially since, when he’s sick, all he wants is to be left alone to die under the porch like an opossum.*


Anyway, what with the coughing and all I’m having a hell of a time sleeping.  Which I’ve apparently decided to take out on him…


HIM:  Did you sleep better last night?
ME:  Once I finally got to sleep, yeah.  I mean, I managed to sleep without coughing fits waking me up.
HIM:  Do you remember when I came to bed?
ME:  Nope.  Must’ve been out by then.
HIM:  (smirking)  You snapped at me.  You were all, “What?” and I said I was just coming to bed and you said,  “No!”
ME:  …
HIM:  You were pretty insistent about it.
ME:  Yeah, that sounds like me.  I’d probably just gotten comfortable and didn’t want you fucking with the covers and all.
HIM:  So, bossy and argumentative in your sleep, that’s you.
ME:  Pretty much, yeah.
HIM:  And yipping like a puppy –
ME:  Shut up!  Oh my God, that never happened.  why do you keep telling that story?
HIM:  It was cute!
ME:  Never.  Happened.


mib flashy thing






* Or whatever dies under the porch in your neck of the woods; we actually have a slab up here, so nothing can get under it, and I’m basing all of my “dead under the porch” associations on past experience in more reasonable southern climes.





9 comments on “Death by Jindosh Lock

  1. JenS says:

    I’m not a big fan of logic puzzles in games. I usually end up mad at the puzzle. If Husband is not busy he will help or I’ll go on YouTube for answers. It feels wonderful if I get a puzzle without help.

    Currently playing Horizon Zero Dawn and it is awesome!

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  2. bekahrigby says:

    I am totally guilty of the being bitchy in my sleep. My husband says that I am also SUPER insistent when mostly asleep talking. That being said, at least I don’t smother him in his sleep. See, husband? There are worse things that I can do while sleeping!!!

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  3. That made me laugh very hard while I was drinking lemonade which caused a mouth geyser to erupt onto my desk and keyboard and I’m at work so I can’t just leave it there to get sticky so now I have to find napkins or paper towels but I can’t get up from my desk because my boss’ dog is in the office and she will lick the lemonade and that makes my boss angry. See what you did?

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  4. Twatwaffle is now my new favorite word.


  5. shaunkellett says:

    I worked over Christmas, but it was DEAD. There was literally about 1 hours work to do in your standard 9 hour (approx) shift. So, I took a Screenshot of the Jindosh Lock riddle and emailed it to myself the night before… It took Me, my Manager, someone else, and about 3 spreadsheets before we cracked it… Was incredibly fun to do! I couldn’t wait to get home that night, type it in, and see if our workings were correct (Spoiler: They were!)

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    • When Husband got to his version, things did not go so smoothly as they had for mine… apparently, there’s a glitch in the game that causes at least one version of the riddle to be unsolvable – the internal logic is inconsistant. He spent hours on it, finally looked it up, tried it, and checked that solution against the riddle he was given. The solution that worked? Went against one of the first facts stated in the riddle. He was pissed. What are the odds?


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