A few cool things

Did you know that Krispy Kreme (baker of awesome doughnuts) has a cell phone app? It’s for Android, iPhone or your desktop computer. Basically, you plug in your location info and it tells you where the nearest Krispy Kreme is, and sends you alerts when they have fresh doughnuts. For a chocolate-covered doughnut-addicted frequent-road tripper like me, it’s perfect. And it’s free. How can you beat that?


I love a good board game, and am entirely disappointed whenever I wander the game aisle at Wal-Mart. All of the new ones seem to come with DVDs or are shadows of the ones I remember playing as a kid. I think all of the kids these days are more into video games, which is a shame. (And, yes, I know how old that makes me sound.) So, when a new board game comes along, I get excited. This one is based on the TV show Modern Family. Basically, as you make your way around the board, you advance by collecting tokens. To get a token you have to draw a card (the color of which depends on the color of the space that you’re on) and answer trivia questions about the show, do charades or discuss show-related topics. Pretty cool!

I got a kick out of this quiz on the ABC Home & Carpet Reveal Blog: Find Your Perfect Bookcase. All that you have to do is answer two questions, then scroll down to see what your ideal bookcase style is. It turns out that I’m “classic” and that this style is recommended:

Todd Hase designs are made-to-last classics. This bookcase, rendered from sycamore wood, is a timeless piece that will certainly outlast your book collection.

Since it resembles almost all of the 6 (yes, 6!) bookcases in my office, I’m going to with yes, the quiz is pretty darn accurate.

What style did you end up with?

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