30 August 2008


Q is one of those letters that make you think. For instance, if you are playing Scrabble, and you draw a Q tile towards the end of the game, you have to be ready to either sink or swim. If you have a U tile, and there are any Triple Word or Triple Letter Score spots left, you can really clean up on points. But if all of the U tiles have been used, you're pretty much screwed ...

And remember being taught that Q *always* requires a U with it? Well, what about IraQ - huh???

I had kind of a hard time thinking of what I could use for Q in the ABC-Along 2008. Since we had just been on vacation, I tried to think of something I ate, or saw, or a place I visited. But sadly, Quito is in Ecuador, and I was in Puerto Rico ...

There are plenty of Q words, just nothing that grabbed me at first. And then I was doing something that made me decide what to use!

Q is for Quiz!

I love quizzes! Especially word quizzes, and of those, especially the kind where the words are hidden and you have to find them.* I can spend hours working through those. You know how some restaurants have paper place mats with word quizzes on them for children? Well, that's the only time I don't mind waiting for my food ... of course, then I get irritated because they are too easy, at which point The Tim will remind me that they are geared towards children. Well, excuuuuse me!

Then of course there are those goofy Blogthings quizzes, that tell you so much about yourself:

You Are an Eyebrow Piercing

You are unique, quirky, and more than a little eccentric.

You cultivate the weirder sides of your personality, and you don't mind sharing them.

Ever since you were a kid, you've had strong opinions. You've never been like everyone else, and you're okay with that.

And you've always been able to tell people exactly what you think - even when they don't want to hear it.

You love to create, dream, imagine, and communicate. You live in your own universe.

And unlike most people who live in their own little world, you're happy to invite anyone in! **

*The word quiz on the left is from http://www.puzzles.ca/wordsearch.html; and I don't own the book on the right, I just found the image of the cover on Amazon, and used it for illustration.

**As long as they remember that I'm in charge ...


Anonymous said...

Bridget! You have found a blog quiz I hadn't seen. Fabulous! I'm an eyebrow piercing too but only because there was no choice for not in a million years. :)

I don't think the Q is capitalized at the end of Iraq....okay, okay. sorry! I should get off the net and go knit.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I am an eyebrow piercing as well.

I love the coloring things and puzzles for kids- why should kids get all the fun?

Anonymous said...

The Time seems to need reminding about who is in charge. . .

teabird said...

Eyebrow! Me too!

Lorette said...

Man, I was a lip piercing. Ouch!

And dang, I hate it when I draw the Q late in game. It's usually hopeless.

Carol said...

I'm the same! I have to desire to do that though. Seems painful and one more place gets punctured, I may fall apart. I don't enjoy the idea of being perforated. I especially like restaurants with crayons and Trivial Pursuit.

Anonymous said...

i'm a lip piercing!! i'm in yo' mouf b!!...;)
and you know how much i love "q" words!! i miss you irish...*sad face*