Where Should You Go to Fashion Week?

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Have you been feeling very fashionable lately? I have not, except when the weather is unseasonably mild. It’s hard for me to feel fashionable when I’m rocking a gazillion layers. However, I do feel a little chic when I’m able to pair jeans and boots without looking like I’m ready to crawl into my snow fort.

I wanted to write a fashion week quiz for a long time, and for some reason, right now seemed perfect. Fashion week Paris just ended (let’s be honest – it’s often fashion week somewhere), and I wouldn’t mind being whisked off to fashion week somewhere for some VIP treatment.

Would you like going to fashion week? I feel like it’s at least got to be worth it for the people watching. I decided that once I knew I wanted to go fashion week, I needed to know where! So I wrote a quiz: Where Should You Go to Fashion Week?

Let me know what you get on this quiz and if you like your result. Have you ever been to a fashion show?

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What’s Your Secret Superpower?

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Do you ever feel like you have a superpower? At my best, I feel like I have a couple – creativity and ambition. They aren’t my everyday superpowers, but I can tap into them occasionally if my day is going well. Of course, when I am having a bad day, I don’t feel like I have any superpowers :)

Whether you’re having the best day ever or a not so great day, I thought it would be fun to think about everyday superpowers we all have that others don’t even know about. It could just be the ability to bite your tongue when someone says something annoying – or being able to multitask during a busy morning. I think these everyday superpowers can be a bit underrated, as they are really what makes or breaks a day sometimes.

To learn what sort of general area your everyday superpower falls into, take my latest quiz: What’s Your Secret Superpower? This quiz can’t predict anything as specific as whether you can clean a room in five or make someone think you’re listening when you’re actually thinking about something else. But it will give you a good idea of what your superpower is in a more general sense. Let me know what you get and if it describes you well.

Discussion questions: What ordinary thing can you do at a superpower level? If you could have any ordinary superpower, what would you like to have?

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What’s Your 80s Dance Song?

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Do you like 80s dance music? I grew up listening to it, and I still think it’s a ton of fun. I was probably first introduced to 80s dance music via MTV, and later on they played it a lot on the radio in my hometown… even when it wasn’t the 80s any longer. I think it’s fun that some clubs still do 80s nights. There’s so much good 80s dance music – from glam to gothy to R&B. (Hmmm, I think I may have stumbled upon another little quiz idea.)

I was having a major case of the winter blahs, so I decided to write about 80s music because it always makes me smile. And while dance music doesn’t always make me dance, it certainly has been known to on occasion ;-) Between cold fronts and tax season, I feel like we could all use a little extra happiness this week. So join me in a virtual 80s dance party… or actually get your groove on. No one will be the wiser!

Want to know which 80s dance song should start your playlist? Take my latest quiz: What’s Your 80s Dance Song? Let me know what you get on this one and if you think it describes you. And if you really do want to get some 80s dancing on, I suggest that you plug your song into a service like YouTube which will give you a customized playlist based on a song you choose. This is how I setup some music for every Blogthings quiz that I write :)

Discussion questions: Do you like dance music? What kinds? Do you have any favorite 80s artists that you love? Who are they?

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What’s Your Egyptian Name?

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Have you ever been fascinated with Egyptian culture? I was a bit fixated on it when I was a kid, and I’m still a bit interested in ancient Egyptian things. When I was growing up in the 80s, it seemed like Egyptian culture was everywhere – from movies to museum exhibits to songs (anyone remember “Walk Like an Egyptian?”). And I guess it’s even making a comeback now thanks to Katy Perry music videos :)

I remember becoming acquainted with Egyptian civilization during school field trips, and it always seemed so amazing to me. From beautiful art to hieroglyphics to mummies (I’ll pass on that part personally), it’s amazing how advanced and fascinating this ancient culture was. I also think that ancient Egypt had a good bit of glamour and mystery, which is probably why we’re still fascinated with it to this day.

I have never been to Egypt, and of course, visiting there these days would not exactly be the same as going back in time to ancient Egypt. I did get the chance to visit an Egyptian restaurant once though, and that’s possibly good enough for me. Food is my favorite part of travel anyway! Since I won’t be going to Egypt anytime soon, I thought I would celebrate my interest in ancient Egypt with a quiz. Thanks to the many folks who have suggested an Egyptian name quiz over the years. I finally found images I liked well enough to do one!

If you lived in Egypt, what would your name be? Take this name quiz to find out: What’s Your Egyptian Name? Let me know what name you get, and if you like it. Does it suit you?

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What’s Your Winter Scent?

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How has the winter been treating you so far? Even though I know many people have it worse than I do weather wise (or better, depending on your perspective), this winter seems so long to me already. We have sure been giving our space heater a workout on these chilly mornings, and it seems like it will be at least a few days before it’s a little more comfortable out.

There are a lot of ways I try to make the winter more bearable for myself – yoga when it’s too cold to go outside, knitting for when I’m bored and restless, and my favorite bath and beauty products for when my body needs a little pick me up. Thinking about the last thing on my list reminded me of how much I love winter scents. There is something so comforting and cozy about the best smells of winter. Because this time of year is a little less blooming than usual, I really savor and appreciate the few seasonal scents that we do have.

Thinking about winter scents inspired me to write a new quiz about them. I think some winter scents can be playful (like peppermint) or very grounding (like pine). They all have their time and place, but like most of you, there are a couple that I connect to more than the others. I tend to like scents that are spicy and strong in the winter. I find them warming :)

What about you? What winter scent do you prefer? Take my latest quiz to find out: What’s Your Winter Scent? Let me know what you get on this one and how true it is for you.

Discussion question: What are some of your personal favorite scents in the winter?

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If Your Life Was a Movie, What Genre Would It Be?

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Do you ever feel like your life is a movie? I sometimes do… both during my life’s best and worst moments. Sometimes thinking of my life as a movie can be a good coping mechanism… there are definitely dark comedic elements that come up from time to time. If someone or something really annoys me, I try to think “Oh yeah, saving this for my indie movie!”

I thought today would be a good day to revisit the subject of movies with the Golden Globe Awards happening. This is one of my favorite awards shows ever, probably only second to the Oscars. I love that the Golden Globes span both movies and television. Plus, I love that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting again. I think they’re hilarious!

While my life can be almost any genre of movie depending on what day it is, although hopefully it’s never a horror movie!  If I had to pick, I’d say that my life is usually like an indie comedy if things are going well. If things aren’t going well, maybe it’s more like one of those very dialog driven dramas. My ideal life / movie would be written and directed by Whit Stillman.

What about you? What sort of movie is your life like? Take If Your Life Was a Movie, What Genre Would It Be? to find out. Let me know what your result is and how accurately it describes your life!

Discussion questions: If you had to pick a movie sub-genre to pick your life not covered in this quiz, which one would it be? If you could choose, who would you like to direct the movie of your life?

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Are You Romy or Michele?

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It’s another cold weekend here in Austin (we may even get some snow, which is very rare for us), so I thought it would be fun to revisit another movie that’s widely available that I’ve written a quiz for. I had so much fun last weekend seeing all of the Mean Girls posts on social media when I was watching the movie, so I decided to do it all over again.

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion is on of my all time favorite movies. I don’t know about you, but on occasion I have had fantasies of wow-ing everyone at my high school reunion. Not that I’m that cool or anything, but I’d like to think that I’m a little cooler now than I was in high school :) Anytime I feel like going, I do see some people from high school on Facebook and think… nah, I would rather not. Let’s just say that I didn’t have much in common with most of the people I went to high school with. I’m thankful for the few great lifelong friends I met there!

Anyway, no matter what your high school experience was, I think you’ll enjoy Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. It’s a hilarious classic 90s take on young adulthood, with really hilarious performances by Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. Janeane Garofalo also has a great role in the movie, and she’s secretly my favorite character. I have turned to this movie a fair amount when I’m having a bad day, and it never lets me down.

If you want to watch along with me, Netflix is currently screening Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. But don’t let that stop you from taking the quiz: Are You Romy or Michele? Let me know what you get and if you’re a fan of this film!

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What Makes You Resilient?

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Do you consider yourself a resilient person? I think I’m a bit more resilient than I was when I was younger, but it’s always something that I’m working on. Over the years, I’ve started to believe that resiliency is one of the most (if not the most) important qualities someone can possess. No matter how charmed your life is, not so great things are bound to happen. The question is whether you can bounce back.

I’m always looking to improve my odds of bouncing back in life, and I recently took a whole free online course on resilience. I wasn’t planning on turning what I learned into a quiz, but I was so moved by what I learned that I wanted to share it. I learned from the course the ways in which I am already resilient (my daily yoga practice, nourishing my body with good food) and the ways I could be more resilient (forming better social ties, being more grateful, banishing negativity). I felt learning these tips will help me build a stronger life – both when times are good and bad.

Being resilient of course does not mean that your life is perfect. What it does mean is that you are able to solve the problems that come your way, even if you need to enlist some help to solve them. It means being able to laugh or smile when things are down (I personally have trouble with this). Resilience also means being able to follow your dreams, no matter how scary they may seem.

Want to know how you’re already resilient in your life? Take my latest quiz to find out: What Makes You Resilient? Let me know what your result is and if you think it’s true.

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What Pizza Topping Are You?

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Happy Pizza Week! Did you know that this was pizza week? I had no idea when I posted a picture of pizza on yesterday’s blog post. It turns out that I’ve been in the pizza spirit more than I thought this week! Mr. Blogthings and I actually went out for pizza for our Sunday night date (while watching the Cowboys game – very American.) Then we stocked up on our favorite frozen pizza (Amy’s Cheese Pizza), so pizza week is off to a good start. I’m pretty sure that I can sneak in a couple slices before the week ends!

Do you like pizza? I love pizza a lot. I know it’s not the healthiest, but I always make room for it in my diet. It’s also why I could never be on a super restricted diet. I have to have my pizza – gluten, dairy, and all. As far as toppings go, I’ve become pickier over the years. I am always happy to have a plain cheese pizza, and I like one or two toppings on occasion… but nothing weighing down the pizza or making it too watery. Sometimes the best toppings are something simple and flavorful, like a really high quality meat, sun-dried tomatoes, or fancy olives. In the summer, I just cut up some fresh basil from my garden to put on pizza, and that’s the best!

There is a lot of fun “common wisdom” about what pizza toppings say about your personality, and some of it is actually serious academic research. (Seriously, who gets grants for this stuff? Can it be me?) People who like eggplant are charming and self-absorbed – according to research, that is. I happen to like eggplant, and I hope that’s not true about me. Research says that people who like seafood on their pizza are principled and intelligent. As much as I want to be smart and wise, I don’t think there will be seafood on my pizza anytime soon… unless it’s smoked salmon.

Do you want to know what pizza topping you are? Take my quiz: What Pizza Topping Are You? Let me know what you get for an outcome!

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Should You Eat, Pray, or Love?

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Are you still getting back to normal after the holidays? I know that I am having trouble getting back into my routine. I thought I would bounce right back this year after having a pretty chill holiday, but it’s proving more difficult than I thought. I even slept through the alarm today, which is very rare for me. Mr. Blogthings and I were both feeling a little under the weather during the holidays, and now it’s very cold here. Needless to say, I could use a pick me up :)

When I need a little emotional lift, I like to read an inspiring book or watch an inspiring movie. I think that Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert definitely fits in this category for sure. I know that not everyone liked this book or film, but most of us have at least heard of it… which makes it the perfect subject for a quiz! I like the broad theme of Eat Pray Love, which is all about self-discovery and taking a break from the drudgery of life. I’d like to think that I can find smaller ways of accomplishing that than uprooting myself for a year!

In the spirit of Eat Pray Love, I present a quiz that can help you figure out what little thing you can do to make yourself feel better. After all, we can all eat a nourishing meal, pray / meditate / journal, or show some love to someone. Which one should you do? Should you Eat, Pray, or Love? Let me know what you get, and if you think your result is a good fit!

Discussion question: Did you read Eat Pray Love or see the movie? What did you think of it?

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