Friday, July 13, 2012

What I did this week

Sorry for the post drought. I've been trying to play catch-up, though.

What did I manage to do this week?

I ate an entire bag of chips.

Yes, I love new food flavors. I'm still weeping over not being able to find Ruffles Loaded Chili & Cheese in my area anymore. Lay's Spicy Ketchup chips managed to catch my eye while I was at Target (whereupon I also stocked up on my favorite Ben & Jerry's only available there -- Volun-Tiramisu), so as with many things  in that store, it magically fell into my shopping cart.

The ketchup flavor was strong, but as for the "spicy", it doesn't hit you right away until maybe 15-20 chips in (by then, I'm usually done with my one serving). Although I did manage to finish the bag, I'm not sure I would buy it again.

I also played a lot of You Don't Know Jack across several platforms (Facebook, Playstation3, and the now-discontinued iOS version). I spent 7 years in quiz bowl teams throughout middle and high school, and I begged my parents to get me the PC version of this game back in 1997 (They got me YDKJ Vol. 3).

The Facebook version goes by very fast (5 questions versus the 11 on the PS3/iOS versions, and less than the 21 that used to be prevalent in the PC versions), and it's an asynchronous game where you "compete" with others who have already played the same "episode" at an earlier time. And even though it says up there "Be the first of your friends...", I actually have several friends who play the game (I don't know why it never updates to say "x friends are playing" or whatever). You can still see where your opponents/friends answered correctly/incorrectly, and how quick they rang in, too.

All in all, if you like trivia with a hint of irreverence, it's a fun game -- my only beef is that you only get one free game a day unless you level up (which takes a while) or, of course, spend some money and use... Facebook credits. Ugh.

Finally, my beauty buys for this week. The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri is In a Flash, and it's actually a very pretty duochrome-ish/iridescent color reminiscent of mother of pearl. The Maybelline Color Show is Styled Out, a shimmery blue jean-type color (which dries a little satin-like). And at last, I found the Maybelline BB cream! I'll give it a try later, but I actually have a whole box of BB creams coming from Korea very soon (hopefully, as long as it gets out of the darn international sorting center in NY).