I hadn’t mentioned it to many people, but I had a paper accepted to a conference in Iran over the summer and was supposed to travel there next week (I even got my university to pay for most of the trip). I was very excited and was going to come back with thousands of pictures and, undoubtedly, lots of fun stories to tell. I found out Sunday that the conference has been postponed because they have not been able to get visas for the American conference participants (among them, all the keynote speakers). I’m very disappointed. I already had my plane ticket as well (though I got insurance so I can get most of my money back).
Since I won’t be posting any cool pictures of Iran, I thought it might be fun to play a little game on the blog to keep people entertained. I found some nifty software that allows you to take a picture and turn it into a puzzle. So, I took a picture of an item in our house and turned it into a 35-piece puzzle. I’ll post a piece a day until it’s complete, then I’ll post the completed picture. I figure the first person to guess what it is will win a prize: a $25 gift card to Borders (courtesy of our Discover Cash Back Bonus). Here’s the first puzzle piece:
I won’t confirm whether you got it right or wrong until the complete picture is posted and everyone can see the right answer. I’ll just check the comments and whoever gets it right first (based on the date-stamp of your comment) wins. Let the guessing begin…
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