Wednesday, September 10, 2008

practice vocab...end world hunger??

While blog hopping(through Tastespotting) I found a website that is supposed to help end hunger through the UN Food Program. Now, I don't think I am going to end world hunger all by myself just by playing a game on the computer:) but I thought if I tried this out and had just one or two people (the one or two that read this blog!!, yes that's you!:)try it that it might make a small difference to someone, somewhere.

So the website is Freerice.com . Anyone who knows me knows that I love to read, practically anything (at least anything that can keep my attention, such as young vampires in love or aliens taking over our bodies...just joking ..kinda....i also love many classics, just to defend myself) well because of my love for reading I of course love vocabulary(I am often correcting peoples grammar and usage of vocab, which is often times annoying to them......just ask Adam). So I was drawn to this website where you can practice growing your vocabulary(but it doesn't have to just be Vocab, go to 'Change Subjects" and you can try ART, Grammar, Chemistry, Geography, Math and Languages--Spanish, Fench, Italian & German and at the same time help in ending hunger around the world. Take a look at the site, just spending 5-10 minutes a day on it could really help. I spent about 10 min. on there and in the process got 10,000 grains of rice donated. They donate 20 grains for every right answer ( now, I know that is GRAINS, not pounds....but if we each spent some time on there whenever we were on the computer, I think it could make a difference, right?! )

In just checking out each of those options and having a little fun, I just donated another 4000 grains of rice and that was while I was at work making phone calls, appointments, etc.


See how many grains you can donate. It's actually kinda fun!!

***Funnily enough while I was writing this I had a memory of a fight I got into with a friend in 6th grade all about grammar. I'm not going to use names but my friend J was saying something or other about us playing ball with "the boys" and she used the term "catched" in whatever she was saying. Well, me in my 'know-it-all-ness' for some reason didn't let that go and I turned to her and condescendingly said " j, is it Caught. C-A-U-G-H-T!" (yes I even spelled it out for her) She got this look of rage and then we had it out in a little hair-pulling cat fight that ended quickly as recess ended and we had to get back to class. I thought of that and laughed... What a little PUNK I was! Ha, Ha, Ha

* Wait, is 'Funnily' even a word??? Guess I'd better get back to practicing my Vocab.

8 comments:

Primtastic!! said...

LOL, I don't even remember that. I probably supressed it from my memory since I hate being wrong ;)

Grandmommy Crum said...

My beautiful, loveable,Holly!!Its so fun to find your blog! I miss you!I was reading Nikis blog, I thought of you,she writes about "Good Men" I thought about John and Rudy and how much they love you!How they always would say you were their favorite!!Thankyou for being Lindsays true blue friend. You are special to our whole family! I hope life is great for you! Tell your mom and dad hi for me. come see us!!

Little Red said...

Hey Holly,
We'd like to send you a baby announcement. What your mailing address? Thanks!
Margaret

Tracie said...

Holly! How are you? I miss you and think about you all the time! call me or send me your number! Lets do lunch of something! I love love love you!

diana rose said...

haha... i love that 6th grade story... hilarious!

i actually heard of freerice.com a few months ago, but haven't visited since. i'll have to visit again!

Lindsay Jones said...

Im so glad we got to really talk today! It was so nice! I love love love you!
That is a pretty funny story, because I can see it all playing out in my mind exactly like it would have happened!

Niki (Crum) Worthen said...

that is a good story! made me laugh. i will check out this website!! thanks for sharing.

Niki (Crum) Worthen said...

i spent about 4 minutes on that website and donated 1060 grains of rice. does this really work?