Sunday, January 22, 2012

10. Listen to Music

We all listen to music all the time. We all have music on our computers, our iPods, or our phones; we bring it with us wherever we go. But spending all that money on music on iTunes can make you go broke. So I have a few tips on how to listen to music without going broke.
My first tip is Pandora. Pandora is one of my favorite websites to go to to listen to music. When you create an account on it, it asks you to put in a song. (I would put in my favorite song, but that's just me.) After that, Pandora will automatically start playing a song. You can like and dislike songs and Pandora will adjust accordingly. You can also create different stations using different songs. And if you want to listen to Pandora on the go, they have an app!
Be on the lookout for free downloads. I know Seventeen! recently had free song downloads available (sadly there was only 1,000 downloads available per song and I didn't manage to get to it in time). YouTube! Artists usually have their songs up on it and it's not hard to make an account and a playlist of your favorite songs. The only things is that if you have slow internet, your songs will take forever to load and/or they'll be really choppy. On the upside though it's free and you can choose exactly what songs you want to listen to unlike Pandora.
 Hope this was helpful! :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

9. Play Doodle Jump or Fruit Ninja

These are my favorite games to play on my iPod. Of course, you can also play them on other devices too including the Blackberry and the Kindle Fire. For those of you who aren't familiar with these games, they are extremely fun and addictive.

In Doodle Jump you are a little character named Doodle who jumps on platforms. The higher you jump up the platforms the better score you get. Your objective is to get the highest score you can before you either miss a platform, jump into a monster, get abducted by a UFO, or get sucked into a black hole. Also, Doodle Jump has a multiplayer option (this may be only on the iPod touch), where you get to race other players to the finish line. Another great thing about Doodle Jump is that it's every changing. There's always new themes coming out, so you never get bored.

In Fruit Ninja you slice fruit. It's not like you're cooking or anything. You get points for the number of fruits you slice. There are four different modes:
Classic: You slice fruit until you miss three of them or you slice a bomb. DON'T slice the bombs. Also, if you miss a fruit, every time you get 100 points, the number of fruits you missed goes down one.
Arcade: You have 60 seconds to hit as many fruits as you can. There are also special bananas that if you hit, you either get a multiplier, a fruit frenzy, or the fruit slows down so you can get all of it. If you hit the bombs in this mode, you lose 10 points.
Zen: In this mode you have 1 minute 30 seconds to hit as many fruit as you can without the worry of bombs. This is a good opportunity to practice getting combos.
Multiplayer: I'm not entirely sure how this mode works as I have never played it before. I'm pretty sure though that you are side by side (online) trying to hit more fruit than the other.
Note: All these modes are only available if you buy Fruit Ninja. Fruit Ninja Lite only has Classic mode.

Haven't convinced you? Both apps are rated 4 1/2 stars. Why wouldn't you buy them?

Saturday, January 07, 2012

8. Go to Stumble Upon

This website is the ultimate web-browsing tool. When you sign up for an account, you tell Stumble Upon some of your interests, choosing from the interests that they list there. After that, Stumble Upon takes one of your interests and brings you to a webpage relating to that interest. There will also be a toolbar at the top of your webpage. The toolbar lets you like or dislike a page, search another interest, or change what interest you want to Stumble Upon. Well, that's it! And sorry for not getting a post out for a while.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

7. Research Your Astrological Sign

What sign are you? Capricorn? Pisces? Virgo? If you don't know, go look it up! Even if you don't believe in all that astrology stuff, it's kind of fun to look at. Yahoo! is good place to look at horoscopes. Here is the link. Also has detailed information on it. I didn't get to look at it much though because a giant popup came out and it wouldn't let me close it. Very frustrating.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

6. African Capitals

Do you know all the African capitals? If the answer is yes, then I dare you to go to this link and all the capitals correct first try. Then comment below saying DONE! with the number of seconds it took you. Remember to do ALL of Africa.

If you don't know the African capitals, no problem, just practice until you get it and then comment below with the number of tries and number of seconds it took you to get that one hundred percent. I'm going to be working on this too and I'll update this post when I get all of them right. The best I've gotten so far is 98% because I got one wrong. ONE! Oh, well. Next time.

Have fun, don't cheat, and remember to do ALL of Africa!

Update: WOOT, WOOT! I got all of Africa! Now beat my time: 112 secs

5. Make Your Own Blog

That is, if you don't already have one. Don't know what to write about? Well what's the first thing that comes to your mind? The first thing that comes to my mind is bananas. I don't really know why, I don't even particularly like bananas that much and I definitely can't spell it, but it's the first thing that comes to my mind. Usually pickles come to my mind first though...

Anyways the great thing about the internet is that nobody has to know you were the one to write the post and the chances that someone you know will come across your blog, are not very likely unless your blog suddenly became extremely popular.

Recommendation though: use paragraphs and good grammar. It is very tiring on the eyes to have to read a post that is one long sentence with uncapitalized is (by the way, that is not the word "is"). Also, don't use chat/text speak. It looks so unprofessional.

I was thinking about making a blog solely devoted to the top ten Yahoo! searches. Tell me what you think about that, this post, and also what posts you'd like to see in the future.

Monday, January 02, 2012

4. Eat a Bagel and Drink Some Tea

More specifically, eat a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese, drink some Minty Mint tea, and eat a shortbread cookie. If you didn't guess already, that's what I'm eating right now and all I can say is... shortbread cookies are amazing! So is tea. And bagels are pretty awesome too. But I mean shortbread cookies! They're just so...yummy. I probably shouldn't tell you to go eat when you're bored, but you have to try shortbread cookies!

Favorite foods anybody?

3. Go on Stupid, Pointless Game Websites

I quite enjoy these. There's nothing better than spending your life on pointless game websites. The one I go on all the time is Shockwave. Another one is Addicting Games. You can also just look up online games.

What are some of your favorite online games/game websites? Comment!

2. Read

You don't like reading you say? I absolutely LOVE it! Am I a book nerd? Yes. A nerd? In a way, but I'm definitely not the kind you see in movies or read about in books with tucked in shirts and big glasses with lenses so thick that... I don't even know. Couldn't find a good simile for that one. Anyways, getting off topic here. Reading. Right. Well here's a list of some of my personal favorites:
  1. Gone - Everybody over the age of fourteen disappears. For those of you who didn't figure it out already, everybody fifteen and over disappears. Am I too demeaning for you? Sorry. Anyways (I use that word a lot), this is the first book in it's series. The second book is Hunger, which I'm reading right now, and is just as good so far.
  2. The Grimm Legacy - Just read it. If I tell you about it, you might think it's stupid. And anyways, you can copy and paste the book title into your search bar and press enter if you really want to know what it's about.
  3. The True Meaning of Smekday - It's about an alien invasion. I'm not one to go into depth about books because I think it completely ruins them. So that's all I'm going to say.
 I would also put The Hunger Games on here, but I think most people have already read those books. If you haven't read those books READ THEM. Do NOT wait until the movie comes out. Read them IMMEDIATELY.
If you have read any of the books above, please comment on this post about what you think of them. Also, comment and tell us about your favorite books. OK. I'm done.

P.S. If you're wondering why this post is #2, read the description under the title.