Something to do if you get bored and have 15 minutes to spare, or just want to take your mind off the rapidly approaching Doom Day of Sept. 1st for a few minutes...
Go to: http://www.ironicsans.com/state22.html and take the 50 States in 10 Minutes quiz.
You have 10 minutes to name and correctly spell all 50 States, which is harder than it sounds. I tried it a couple times- because I'm an anal, obsessive, perfectionist nutjob- and I got 47 or 48 in the first 5-6 minutes, then I sat there staring at the ticking timer like an idiot, trying to come up with those last few for the remainder of my time. When I decided to make myself slow down and think of the states in alphabetical order instead of whatever randomly came into my thick head, I got it with no problem in 2:58. It's fun (if you're kinda nerdy, like me). If you do it, leave me a comment on this post with your score and time! We'll be nerdy together. This is also a great way to be a mean mom (and who doesn't want that?). Make your kids do this to help them in school.
Your other time-killing assignment for the day is to help me unlock one of the great mysteries of the universe by answering this question: Why does "Law and Order" seem to be on at almost any hour of the day, especially on the USA network? I am thoroughly stumped by this. Does the USA network feel a steady diet of child rapes and murders will help us become better people? Is it really necessary to air a solid 4 hour block of shows, then repeat the exact same episodes later on in the evening? Are Mariska Hargitay, Ice T, or Vincent D'Onofrio really all that big of a deal that we should be subjected to them non-stop? I just don't get it. I really don't. Solve this one for me and you win!
See? I warned you the other day that I've run out of things to blog about. Clearly, I need help. Got any ideas?
***A comment on my last post (about the petition for Yang Peiyi) mentioned having some computer issues after visiting that website (pop-ups and such). I got the information about the petition from a source I trusted, but have no personal knowledge of the website. I hope I haven't steered you toward a bad site. Please let me know if you had issues with this site and I'll remove the link. I haven't noticed any problems on my own computer, and my spyware scanner didn't find anything, but you never know.