Let’s Play a Game!

Just because I’m easily amused.

We went to the zoo today, and I have several great pictures and (short) videos to share (although not as many as I could have because I didn’t learn how to take videos yesterday, so I screwed up again today). But while sorting pictures from the zoo, I came across some older pictures, including this one.

I have some pretty smart readers, so I’m sure someone will get this pretty quickly. Who can tell me what this close-up is of?

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I’ve Come a Long Way, Baby. Sorta….

I was updating my stats page this morning and saw that it has been two years since I started keeping up with the numbers. Some things I didn’t start tracking In September, 2011, but picked up later. Just for fun (and so new bloggers can see how these things can grow slowly), I thought I’d post it here.

Some numbers go up and down, such as pageviews. Those depend on how often I post, and what sort of things I post. I switched from Statcounter to Google Analytics in October 2011, so the stats are a little different. The only reason I left that there, though is because of the 5,980 page views in one year. LOL I get at least 1,500/month now.

9/30/2011 9/30/2012 9/30/2013
GFC 105
Google+ 48 80
Networked Blogs 56 112 166
Facebook 255 2,700 3,633
Twitter 240 3,761 8,742
Page views last 30 days 1902 2,091 1,718
Page views since Aug 2010 5,980    
Page views since Aug 2011 27,745 46,923
Amazon reviewer rank 13,257 5,736 7,620
Alexa rank Int. 990,419; US 97,441 Int. 449,086; US 60,827 Int. 538,453; US 96,001

Quiz Time! Shakespeare Headlines!

In my search for quizzes, I came across a whole website full of them. Not exactly what I was looking for, but fun, nonetheless. Have you tried FunTrivia.com* yet?

Today’s quiz is Shakespeare Headlines from www.funtrivia.com. They’re not really headlines; more like fun summaries of the plays.

I got 7/10 correct, with a score of 665/1,000. As you may have guessed, I didn’t do so well.

Go take the quiz and come back and tell me how you did. I’m sure you’ll do better than me, so come back and brag!

*This is my referral link. If you use this link to sign up for an account (before you take the quiz), I will get trivia points. I will not receive any monetary compensation at any time from FunTrivia.com. You do not have to have an account to take the quiz.

If you run across any fun quizzes in your trek around the internet, let me know and I’ll feature them here.

Quiz Time! What Literary Character Are You?

I haven’t done one of these in a while, and if I can remember, I’ll try to find a new quiz every week to post. Today, I came across “What Literary Character Are You?” on abebooks.com.

My results:

You are Galadriel from the trilogy the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Recently played by Cate Blanchett in the epic movie trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, you are a strong woman and you know what you want. You are a visionary with grand ideas.

Go take the quiz and come back and tell me your results!

The *Real* Saga of Candy Crush

So, the latest time-wasting trend to sweep Facebook (as if you’re not wasting enough time if you’re on Facebook in the first place) is Candy Crush Saga. I resisted for months because I already played Bejeweled Blitz and who needs another time-sucking game?

Then my kids spent a week with their dad and it rained all week, so rather than being anything remotely resembling productive, I read books and played computer games all week. In other words, I took a vacation. I was so bored “vacationing” that I started playing Candy Crush Saga.

Apparently some kid is trying to help unicorns and bunnies and dragons. Who cares about all that stuff?

Let’s talk about the real saga of Candy Crush.

First, you start playing and it’s all so easy, and you can’t figure out what your friends are talking about. You replay levels just so you can get three stars.

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Woo hoo! I got three stars!

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Are You an Introvert or an Extrovert?

I’ve been flip-flopping for a long time about whether I’m an introvert or an extrovert. I kind of like being the center of attention. Sometimes. And I like being around people. Sometimes. So, extrovert, right? Because introverts are quiet and shy and don’t want any attention. I guess. Then I realized I had many Aspie tendencies, so I thought that what I thought was sometimes-introversion might just be those anti-social tendencies coming out. So, I took this quiz, Are You an Introvert? A Test for Introverted Personality Traits. Continue reading