Something to Think About – Puzzle of Sorts

Here’s a puzzle (of sorts) for JBRish readers.

Preface: We live in N. Phoenix which is near Scottsdale, AZ. This area thrives on the winter vacation and part-time resident crowd and thus there are a multitude of restaurants. We have eaten at our share of the nearby eateries over the years and the last time we visited a local establishment that is popular with the locals and tourists alike, I looked in the dispenser that held the sugar packets and this is what I saw

NOTE – I have removed some of the markings to make this a bit of a challenge.

Have you ever seen one of these? Do you know what it is?

Don’t feel bad, it took me a minute and I had the entire form to look at. Here it is with one more clue added

By now you have probably guessed, so here is the rest of the item as I saw it when I took it from the container.

If you haven’t guessed by now, it is for diners to place their gum on this cardboard to be folded and discarded. Apparently, as confirmed by our waitress, so many people stick their gum under the table that it has created a big problem for staff who have to scrape and clean the bottom of the tables. Who would have thought?!



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Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 35 (El Capitan Puzzle)

El Capitan PuzzleDoe you see anything unusual in this picture?

We were hiking past El Capitan on this day and we noticed something different. We hadn’t seen this before in our numerous trips by the mountain.

HINT – Look carefully near the middle of the photo. It has been cropped to make it larger even though it isn’t large.

Enter your answer/guess in the comments and “stay tuned” for the answer.

– I know the picture above is small so if you want even more of a hint, click HERE to look at a larger picture which should make the discovery easier.

Do you have a question about our visit to Yosemite? Ask it in the comment section. originally published this post
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See previous Year of Yosemite (YOY) posts HERE. If you want to read the introduction to the YOY series, CLICK HERE.


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Christmas Sensory Overload

This time of the year our brains may have been worked overtime or at least inundated by lights, music and action and maybe we are on sensory overload.

To help you refocus, I am putting a link below for a picture of a group of snowmen. Among the snowmen is one lone panda. How long will it take you to find the panda?

Find the Panda

You can read about why or why not at this link where I first read of this “puzzle.”

Read the explanation and details at Mental Floss

I think I found it rather quickly and you may as well, but if not, at least you can blame it on sensory overload of the Christmas season!