Posted by Andie on February 8, 2011
Have you ever wondered where your ideal place to live would be?
Recently I was introduced to this fun website, Find Your Spot. It helps you discover your own perfect hometown through a series of personal preference questions including weather, culture, education, airports, crime, taxes, hobbies & interests, religion, population, politics, rent & house payments, museums, hospitals, and more.
I decided to take the quiz today.
Turns out, the #1 city for me to live in is Chesapeake-Virginia Beach, VA....
Coming in at #2 was Charlotte, North Carolina......
Ironically, #3 was another city in Virginia. According to the quiz, my top 24 places to live mostly consisted of cities in Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
Maybe I'm living on the wrong side of the United States....??
Take a few minutes and go to www.findyourspot.com to figure out where YOUR ideal spot is!
Posted by Andie on December 21, 2010
I love watching Christmas movies even more than I adore eating toffee, sugar cookies, and cheese balls this time of year. And that is sayin' somethin'. In order to see if you are as polished as you should be on your Christmas movie trivia, I've put together a little quiz. The first person to leave a comment with all of the correct answers will win this old fashioned popcorn popper! Isn't she beautiful? Talk about the perfect movie accessory.
*Update: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Congrats to Janet and Chase- their comments came in at the exact same time, and they were the first to answer all correctly!
Thanks to all who participated! You can still take the quiz for fun, answers are posted at the bottom!
1. Name that movie: "I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love."
2. What grade does Ralphie Parker get on the essay he writes about wanting a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas?
3. What elementary school does Ralphie attend?
4. Name that movie: "Buzz's Girlfriend! WOOF!!!"
5. What is the name of the angel that visits George Bailey on Christmas Eve?
6. Name that movie: "First we'll make snow angels for a two hours, then we'll go ice skating, then we'll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookiedough as fast as we can, and then we'll snuggle."
7. What was the birth name given to the song writer who wrote "White Christmas"?
8. What elf took 1,200 years perfecting her hot cocoa recipe?
9. Name that movie: "We're kicking off our fun old fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols."
10. What does the boy in The Polar Express choose to receive as the First Gift of Christmas?
11. Who is Ebeneezer Scrooge's deceased business partner ghost who visits him and warns him to change his ways?
12. Name that movie: "I'm not just a whimsical figure who wears a charming suit and affects a jolly demeanor. You know, I... I... I'm a symbol. I'm a symbol of the human ability to be able to suppress the selfish and hateful tendencies that rule the major part of our lives. If... you can't believe, if you can't accept anything on faith, then you're doomed for a life dominated by doubt."
13. What does Kevin give the pigeon lady for Christmas in Home Alone 2?
14. Name that movie: "All right, you're a reindeer. Here's your motivation: Your name is Rudolph, you're a freak with a red nose, and no one likes you. Then, one day, Santa picks you and you save Christmas. No, forget that part. We'll improvise... just keep it kind of loosey-goosey. You HATE Christmas! You're gonna steal it. Saving Christmas is a lousy ending, way too commercial. ACTION!"
15. What is YOUR favorite Christmas movie?
1. A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Warren G. Harding Elementary School
4. Home Alone
7. Israel Isidore Baline
9. Christmas Vacation
10. Silver Bell from Santa's Sleigh
11. Jacob Marley
12. Miracle on 34th Street
13. a turtle dove
14. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Posted by Andie on August 28, 2010
Goodbye Summer Vacation, Hello New School Year!
If you're like me, and sometimes miss being in school, don't fret. I'm going to help you feel like a student again today! In honor of the beginning of a new school year, the wannabee teacher in me decided to put together a little 'school' quiz....
1. Name that movie...
"The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It's a good non-specific symptom; I'm a big believer in it. A lot of people will tell you that a good phony fever is a dead lock, but, uh... you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor's office. That's worse than school. You fake a stomach cramp, and when you're bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It's a little childish and stupid, but then, so is high school."
2. How many students in the nation will be enrolled in elementary school through high school this fall (grades K-12)?
A. 41 million
B. 77 million
C. 56 million
D. 29 million
3. Name that movie...
"Well, I never thought I would make it here today. I would make a great class president because I promise to put two new pop machines in the cafeteria, and I'm also gonna get a glitter Bonne Bell dispenser for all the girls' bathrooms. Oh, and we're gonna get new cheerleading uniforms. Anyway, I think I'd be a great class president. So, who wants to eat chiminichangas next year? Not me. See, with me it will be summer all year long."
4. How much money does the average teacher spend each year on classroom supplies?
5. Name that movie....
"I would like to say this. Tardiness is not something you can do on your own. Many, many people contributed to my tardiness. I would like to thank my parents for never giving me a ride to school, the LA city bus driver who took a chance on an unknown kid and last but not least, the wonderful crew from McDonalds who spend hours making those egg McMuffins without which I'd never be tardy."
6. RC Willey has a large selection of Student Desks, starting at just...
7. Name that movie....
"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."
8. How much money was spent in the nation at family clothing stores for back to school shopping in August 2009?
A. 7.2 billion
B. 9.3 billion
C. 3.1 billion
D. 4.9 billion
9. Name that Movie.....
"So, look: Mom asked me to give you some advice about middle school. It's real simple: don't talk to anyone, don't look at anyone, don't go anywhere, don't sit down, don't raise your hand, don't go to the bathroom, don't get noticed, don't choose the wrong locker, don't... Ahhh, who am I kidding? You'll be dead or homeschooled by the end of the year anyway."
10. List 10 School supplies kids need for back to school....
UPDATE: To everyone who left comments with answers.... It's 1:24 a.m. on Saturday morning, and I'm just now getting a chance to check all of the comments (and unlock them so that they show up). Sorry for making you wait a few hours. There were several people who got all of the correct answers, but Congratulations to Hyrum for being the first with all the right answers! Hyrum, please email me your contact info so I can get you your prize! (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks everyone!
And now, the correct answers:
1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
2. (C) 56 million
3. Napolean Dynamite
4. (B) $500
6. (C) $94.99
7. Dead Poets Society
8. (A) 7.2 billion
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
10. school supplies....