Friday, August 15, 2008

Mindless Diversions

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?

P.S.
***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.

9 comments:

char said...

I love a good, geeky, website. So I'll visit and then let you know. I just have to say I have thought the same thing about Law and Order! There is a funny spoof on Sesame Street where that weird sound effect (donk, donk!) goes off every time one of the puppets says something. You can see where I spend most of my tv watching time- PBS...

char said...

Ok, so I did the same thing you said you did at first, and I didn't get Delaware or Oklahoma. Do those two really even count, anyway? Just kidding people from Delaware and Oklahoma!

Ash said...

I forgot Arizona, Delaware, Maryland, and Minnesota. I enjoyned it.

Ash said...

I forgot Arizona, Delaware, Maryland, and Minnesota. I enjoyned it.

Ash said...

Sorry for the double enjoyned comment. As for the Law and Order show, what a mystery! I absolutely hate that show. Back in my rebellious stage I enjoyed Ice T until he made the "Cop Killer" tape (yea, we're dating ourselves here). I find it sickly ironic and a little hypocritical that he has chosen to play a cop on TV.

Chelle said...

Actually, Ash, I enjoyned the double enjoyned comments.

myminivanrocks said...

I still remember the states song from 8th grade choir. I got it in 3:36 and then 2:56.

Dawn said...

I LOVED THAT!! It took me 2x to get them all, with a second left. I forgot New Mexico until the last second!

Michelle said...

Who can ever remember Oklahoma? I did it all in about 4-5 minutes, then came up with Oklahoma with 3:06 left. Love this kind of stuff! Thanks for the ten minute diversion!