Did you ever just want to have that “sense of accomplishment”?
Well, it’s been a pretty tiring month, and since I still have about 12 different “Top Priorities” in my juggle right now, I really wanted that “accomplished” feeling.
So I figured, “Hey, a nice, easy test will satisfy my “superego“. Which it would have, …..except for the fact that I got a couple wrong.
***My 6th grade teachers, Sister Ruth and Sister Dominic, would NOT be happy with me right now.
So, do YOU know all the State Capitals?
Crap! 87% correct first time in 2:49. Not bad, I guess.
Things get a litle hairy in the New England and Delmarva peninsula areas–small states, big dots close together. Fun, though!
Better than me: a solid 84%. I messed up in the northwest.
Yeah, Sister Dominic would have KILLED me….
I would have aced it, if it hadn’t been for those darn New England dots…
“And I’d have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn’t been for those darned kids …..and their blasted dog!!”
New England dots were easy for me since I’m from New England, it’s the mid west states that messed me up a couple of times. So this is not about knowing the capitals but knowing where the states are, I know my capitals. 96% for me.
Nice job! Had me beat, Phoebes. Once I got west of Iowa, I was shaky.
–States? No prob.
–Capitals? I’m in the remedial class…..
Back when I was a youngun I lived in a very small town, went to a very small school, think Little House On The Prairie, the 7th and 8th grade classes only had 13 kids respectively so they combined the class. We had a capitals test and only two kids got 100, me and my brainiac cousin who was in the 7th grade, I was 8th. She went on to graduate from Syracuse University and I went on to move to the worst educational system in the country, South Carolina. I guess my point has ended up being, I knew there was one somewhere, knowing your state capitals don’t mean squat.
I figure all those cities that I can’t remember are why the good Lord made Garmins and Google Maps…..
How many have you actually visited? I’ll have to think on that myself.
I’ve been in 39 out of 50 states. Lived in five. Just have no memory for Geography.
I just make sure I travel with an updated Rand-McNally, so I don’t wind up in Barcelona when I’m aiming for Buffalo…..
I’ve been to Buffalo, Barcelona would be a step up even with their problems. 😀
I’ve been to 39 also, and lived in 5 also, Maine, Florida, Alabama, Texas and South Carolina. Hitchhiked from Maine to California, Alabama to Maine and Maine to Texas, of course I was considerably younger than I am now.
I wouldn’t do half the things I did when I was younger…
Hitchhiking is DEFINITELY one if ’em!
And I agree about Buffalo, although it is a good place to watch hockey.
The fans are decent, and generally know their stuff…..
You’ll have to tell me if Mr. G does better. At least you’ll have household bragging rights….
If I can get him to do it. It may come back to bite me, he’s pretty smart.
Just distract him, after he starts:
“Honey….I have cold beeeeer over here as soon as you’re do-oone….”
He’d know for sure I was messing with him. 😀
He’s taking it right now and I’m trying to distract him but he has a way of tuning me out. I am hearing a few Oh S#$%’s. lol
I’m sensing something LESS than a 96%….
I should do it over…took me a minute to figure out how it worked. By that time, I had missed three. So I only scored 81%. If I did take it over, I’d score 100. 😉
Looks like I have bragging rights. It also looks like my mathematical skills are better than yours too since if you had gotten those three right it still wouldn’t have added up to 100%.
The world’s biggest Mulligan!
That’s ok, MGG, …. I won’t tell a soul.
But I’ll tell everybody!!