Friday, November 6, 2009


I've been so busy lately, and that will only continue in the following weeks. I have 2 papers due this week, and I'm trying to get my embroidery "business" off the ground. I started doing hand embroidery almost a year ago, and since posting pictures of my work on my facebook page, I have received a couple of commissions! I am also trying to build up enough stock to start an etsy shop.

Today I would like to share with you a website that I enjoy. It's called Movies in Frames. I'm a sucker for movie trivia of any kind, and I also have a semi-photographic memory, so this site serves as a little challenge to me every day.
The concept is simple: contributors provide us with four frames of a film. The title, year, and director are given underneath. I don't know if anyone else uses it as a quiz like I do, but it's darn fun for me.

Another site is the fabulous magazine Mental Floss. They post quizzes every day that are pretty intense. Occasionally, the topic is classic film. While you're there, take a look at some of the articles. If you're a knowledge junkie like me, you will be thoroughly entertained.

Tomorrow my quizbowl team will be competing in TRASH Regionals, a tournament made up only of film, TV, Sports, and music trivia. I kind of rock at it, and occasionally there are classic film questions!


  1. Maggie - believe it or not, Mental Floss sources from my hometown of Birmingham, AL! I am ashamed to say I haven't checked it out much, but plan to...

    I have a photogenic memory also, but my trouble is, I keep forgetting to take the lens cap off!!! :-]

    Good luck on the quiz deal! Oh, have you heard from Jeopardy yet? I am sure you will be selected!

  2. I haven't heard yet. They said they would notify this month. I am really hoping I get it, because I would kill for a free trip to LA. I still feel really good about my performance, I just hope they saw my potential.