Posts Tagged ‘just for fun’

Nerd In the Brain is currently running a Go Play challenge.  Yeah, play…PLAY!  How many of us take the time to do that these days?  I know I rarely do, except for playing a gazillion games of Word With Friends (which is an acceptable activity for Go Play by the way), that is.  In her current Go Play challenge, you will find challenges such as: go on a hike; visit a museum and pose with something interesting; take pictures of as many animals as you can in one day; visit a garden; visit the nearest body of water; play any game; ride a swing; go on a picnic; wear a costume; pose with a dinosaur; visit a new park.  Sound like fun?  You can interpret the challenges just about any way you wish.  There are a lot of other challenges right now.  I think the number is over 120 currently.  There really is something for everyone!  This Go Play challenge runs through mid November and this month, Diana at Part Time Monster is collaborating with Nerd’s Go Play challenge by adding 31 October themed challenges.  And Alli over at Eclectic Alli added history to the mix last month when she added some Go Learn challenges.  All of the challenges count toward Nerd In the Brain’s challenges. Even if you don’t join (it’s not too late to join), take a look at the challenges and pick a few to do.  I’m sure you will have as much fun as I have been having. Go Play challenge.  I think I’ve done abut 120?  Not sure. I haven’t checked the rankings page in a couple of days.  Oh, by the way, you can do the challenges more than once.  So each time you complete a puzzle, you can claim that challenge; each time you take a hike you can claim the challenge.

It really is fun and who can’t use that?  When was the last time you jumped in a puddle?  Played in the rain?  Danced? Went to a street fair or market?  Played catch?  Watched a scary movie? Built a Halloween playlist?  Yup, all challenges.

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iTunes Meme

My friend posted a meme about iTunes.  I thought it interesting and tried to do it myself.  I don’t do much but the basics on iTunes so some of it I couldn’t do but here’s what I could do:

Total number of songs?


Sort by song title
First and last…

First:  ABC – The Jackson Five
Last:   98.6 — Keith

Sort by time
Shortest and longest…

Shortest:   Into the Deep– Kevin Kendle (0:40)
Longest:   In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida –Iron Butterfly (17:02)

Sort by Album
First and last…

First:  Abbey Road – Beatles
Last:   Yours Always – Willie Nelson

Sort by Artist
First and last…

First: A-ha
Last:   Zager & Evans

Top five played songs…
I couldn’t figure out how to do this.  I looked and looked but saw no option to sort or display this info.

Find the following words. How many songs show up?

Sex: 4
Death: 6
Love: 314
You: 489
Home: 35
Boy: 88
Girl: 57

First five songs that come up on iTunes DJ…

I have no idea how to use iTunes DJ.  Don’t even see it as an option.

Sort Songs by Date Played:
Last Played

This Little Girl Of Mine – The Everly Brothers (January 12, 2010)

Genius Mixes:
I don’t use  iTunes Genius.

NOTE:  Ironically, while writing this post, I discovered that the external drive that I have EVERYTHING on, including all of my writing, photos, and music from the past 18 years, is no longer working.  That means that I’ve lost everything.  Not fun.  The iTunes library can be pretty much restored because it’s all from my own CDs, mostly anyway.  The rest of the stuff can’t be restored.  Not a happy camper at the moment.

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