Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It's trivial

Last night I finally took some friends up on an invitation to come play Trivia with them at a restaurant. If you are not familiar with this fun activity, various restaurants will host Trivia Night, and will hire a company to organize a game of trivia with different teams (or individuals). I had heard of people doing this, but had not experienced it for myself. And let me tell you, it's a fun time!

My friends already had a team of people who have played together for a year or more, but they had room for me to join in. They told me that they are discriminating about who they invite to play, but I was a little worried that I'd be a liability to the team. As it turned out, it's good to have a variety of people of different ages and interests on the team because the questions are on a wide range of topics. Last night there were questions about sports, advertising, television, history, to name a few. And thankfully, the group decides the final answer that they want to turn in, so no one person is totally responsible for successes or failures.

I've always said that I know a little bit about a lot of things, so maybe my habit of getting my news and information from the Yahoo homepage isn't as bad as I once thought.

If you enjoy the board game "Trivial Pursuit" or the game show "Jeopardy," you're should get a group of friends together and look for a place to play live trivia. It's a fun way to spend an evening!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Why yes, it's February!

In case you have gotten this far into the month and didn't know, let me fill you in that it's February! And I had a birthday (just a reminder, in case you forgot to flip your calendar and you aren't a Facebook friend). And what a wonderful birthday it was! I was shown lots of love and the celebration is continuing all week, maybe all month!

For my birthday, some friends and family (knowingly and unknowingly) gave me some of my favorite things, so I thought I'd share what some of those are (with one new favorite that I didn't receive as gift added in just for fun).

1. Red tulips, pretty monogrammed mug and a pretty notebook/journal, greeting cards
These were some of the things I received from my coworkers and it was a fun day of being celebrated with sweet gifts and sweet treats!

2. Mitford books
My mom gave me some of the books in the Mitford series that I didn't own in hardcover. I think this now completes my collection and fulfills my desire to own all of the books in hardcover and softcover (don't ask me why). Mom also took me out to lunch to one of my favorite restaurants, Zoe's Kitchen! Thanks, Mom!

3. Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Fig shade
This is my most-recent favorite lip product. It is easy to apply without a mirror, gives a nice color, and also makes my lips feel protected. All good things! Thanks to my sister and family for sending me a new tube for my birthday!

4. Sometimes when I'm trying to think of places to go out to eat, I completely forget about CPK, another one of my favorites! My friends, Debbie, Cathy and Tiffanie took me out for dinner on my birthday and we shared a yummy meal of White Corn Guacamole and Chips, Margherita pizza, Cobb salad, and Tiramisu!

5. Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Almonds
My friend, Rachel, must have a secret talent for knowing what someone likes without being told. I love these almonds and have to sometimes not let myself buy them when I go shopping at Trader Joe's because I know that they won't last long at my house! I must admit I had some for breakfast (with my oatmeal and turkey bacon), but I only ate a serving size . . . this time!

6. Lauren Daigle
If you have not heard of this new artist, you probably will soon hear her song, "How Can It Be" on Christian radio. I downloaded her EP and find myself singing the songs in my head or just feeling like I "have to" listen to them right now. Enjoy the video of "How Can It Be" and look for her other songs on iTunes or other places where you buy music.

Since this has become a pretty long post, I'll stop for now, but I will do my best to write a little more often this month and not wait until March!