brain age.

really, joey, this post is for you.

you must, i repeat, must go out and buy a nintendo ds. 1. it has wifi. 2. i'm sure i can get you hooked on some ridiculous games. 3. brain age.

brain age, oh brain age.

brain age is a new game for the ds that tests, well, your brain age. it has a bunch of tests about counting and colors and math and memorization that is just MADDENING. seriously, it's like middle school all over again, and my worst nightmare. i found myself on the subway today trying to memorize the multiplication tables. i was like "7 times 9... 63. yes. 7 times 8... uhm... 56. shit, FASTER, elizabeth, FASTER."

and i just used a calculator to check those, because i didn't want to post wrong fucking numbers. that's just embarrassing.

seriously. i never was good at this shit. in fact, i've never memorized my multiplcation tables since that scarring experience in third grade where i tried to jump out of the car. (another day, grasshopper. you don't want to go there.) but the shack posted a leader board of brain ages. and although it's doubtful i'll hit 20 (someone already has), i want to be damned near the top.

i'm to 28 right now. and it took a lot of cursing and swearing. i can't say the word "blue" right, for example. and because the ds can't pick up how i pronounce "blue", it's hurting my brain age. and i want to kill the fucking thing.

i think if it weren't for the competition on the shack, i wouldn't have bought this game. i know i wouldn't have. 20$ is better spent on tetris, which i still need, food, or clothing. but i NEED to have a good brain age.

also, it has sudoku. which, if you've talked to me, i swear is the fucking game of the devil. never before have i tried it, because it just seethes with everything i hate.

i've already completed three puzzles.

god, i hate myself.


5 Comments on "brain age."

Apr 20, 2006 at 7:34pm
yo--we can play when I visit you! I am really good at the times tables :-)
ps: 7x7 = 49, although i'm sure you know that. xoxoxoxoxox
Apr 21, 2006 at 12:12am
oh SHIT. i have to fix that. i meant 7 times 8. typo, i swear.
i know 7 times 7. it's like 1 of the 4 i have down.
Apr 21, 2006 at 6:54pm
the 9x table is really easy... you take the number you are multiplying 9 by and subtract 1 from it, and that number goes in the 10s place. THEN for the second number in the 1s place you do 9 - first number and that's the answer!
See 3 x 9 = 27 (3 - 1 = 2 and 2 + 7 = 9) 4 x 9 = 36 (4 - 1 = 3 and 3 + 6 = 9) 9 x 9 = 81 (9 - 1 = 8 and 8 + 1 = 9) 9 x 10 = 90 (10 - 1 = 9 and 9 + 0 = 9)
it only works up to 10 though. I only mention this because you had 7 x 9 up there. :P
Apr 21, 2006 at 7:45pm
yeah. i know that but you assume under pressure the chick who doesn't know her times tables can remember that stupid trick.
it just brings back awful memories of third grade... oh... shudder... how third grade haunts me so!
Apr 22, 2006 at 6:50am
yeah my third grade teacher was an old bitchy lady... what is it with third grade that sucks so much

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