I posted earlier about my obsession with learning how to solve a Rubik's Cube.
Well, after visiting a lot of websites teaching you different methods, I found this site by Lars Petrus. I read, I studied, and I practiced. In the beginning, I would get stuck at certain points, and literally spend hours playing with the cube ... no progress. Or I would get to a certain step, and then twist the cube the wrong way during a long succession of twists. Crap!
But then one day, I made it to the last step. I followed the instructions, and there it was: I had solved it. It only took 2 weeks, but I solved it! I was so happy that I left it in its solved state for a day or two.
But solving it is the just the beginning of the obsession. How can these kids solve the cube in less than 30 seconds? Or blindfolded? Or one-handed? I'm a smart guy, I went to school. If they can do it, I can do it!
My fastest time is currently 3:43. And I know I can get faster. What's the point of all this? There is no point. I'm a nerd. That's it.