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squirrel.jpgOkay, engage brain. No? Okay, I give up. For those of you who still have some working gray matter, you can play a word game over at Free Rice. For each one you get right, they’ll donate 10 grains of rice to the the United Nation’s World Food Program. How do I know about this? Because my UBERcool Illustrator teacher showed it to us in class the other day. It managed to distract me and my class buddy until we got up to 1050 points! With the teacher and the classroom aide *cheering us on*, I might add! Homework? Say what? FUN! It’s okay, the teacher knows that we are adults (older ones at that) and if we’re behind in our work, we not only KNOW IT, we WORRY ABOUT IT! Or PANIC about it in my case. We decided to quit when we got to 1000 but then the next question had an obvious answer, so we decided to go until we missed one, which happened at 1050. After that we managed somehow to buckle down and get some work done on our most recent project. Er, I think he got a LOT more done than I did. I am SO SLOW! I am really envious of all those graphic design kids (of all ages). Oh yeah, I did almost feel a little bit sore-throatish today. Maybe that’s why my brain won’t engage. I’m sure it’ll pass.

Grok grok! Ol’ Baggy y’ fergot t’ menshun ol’ Nutty th’ Sqirl there! grok grok. ‘n’ wher’s th’ pitcher o’ Kevin’s kitty? Grok grok

Froggy, Kevin’s cat would not sit still for me to take her picture. She kept moving her head and all I got was various blurred body parts. And I think she was cleaning herself throughout most of it and I’m not sure that kind of image is appropriate for my blahg, even if you couldn’t really tell what she was doing because of the blurriness. I hear Moley calling now so why don’t you go hang out in your laundry basket for a while. You can even take that fancy new head of hair in there with you.

4 Responses to “Drrrrrrrr blip blip blip”

  1. Webmomster Says:

    Cute word game!! I made it to over 1200 grains of rice…. with some few errors along the way (wow, some truly unusual / obsolete words along the way!!).

  2. JJ Says:

    I’ve played that rice game before! Thank the internet for StumbleUpon.

  3. Pooh Says:

    I’m home sick w/ a monster cold, so of course I’m game for a game. Played for close to an hour, got to 3240. Seemed to be stuck in the upper 40’s for vocab level, although I did get to 50 briefly. Fun thing for me was tracing how I knew the word, if I wasn’t just guessing. Lots of science words, some I knew from French and Latin. Apparently a lot of time in museums reading about armor, Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Mikado” — a snickersnee! “GNAR”, I remember from a clan trip to Boyne for skiing, and a group crossword puzzle. Harry was sure the word was ROAR, but it didn’t fit w/ the words intersecting it. “Gnar, gnar isn’t a word!” saith Harry. He made a special trip into town the next morning just to check the answers, and GNAR it was. Do you remember that trip, Anne?

  4. kayak woman Says:

    haha! I *do* remember that trip!

    I think we got up to about 47 a few times. I can’t really remember getting any higher than that but I may have missed it. Being a group effort, there were a few distractions. 🙂