New Quiz: What Color Sunglasses Should You Wear?

yellow and blue sunglasses
What color sunglasses best suit you?

Happy Monday! How is the summer treating you so far? Oh boy, it’s sure been hot here… I have to keep reminding myself that the summer is almost over. I may not have much more chance to write summer quizzes (my favorite part of summer), so I’m enjoying that while I still can. When I’m in the middle of a Texas hot summer, there’s nothing better than sitting on my couch and writing quizzes in the A/C 😉

I can’t survive summer without a good pair of sunglasses, and I seem to need a new set of shades every year. I always have a bit of a crisis about what sunglasses to buy for the summer, and that’s what inspired my latest quiz. Hopefully this quiz can help me in future summers: What Color Sunglasses Should You Wear?

This quiz is heavily influenced by the intersection of fashion, color, and personality. I hope you find it accurate and illuminating! Let me know what you get, and what color sunglasses you tend to prefer.


New Quiz: How Should You Beat the Heat?

woman at pool
How should you beat the heat this summer?

Whew, it’s been a hot one out there! It got to 107F recently in Austin, which is pretty hot for us. It got me thinking about the different ways I like to beat the heat, and of course, I had to write a quiz about it.

For me, how I beat the heat depends on a few things: mood, who I’m with, and how hot it is. And if it’s as hot as it has been this summer, I’ll be honest… I just stay in the A/C. I write quizzes, listen to music, and watch TV. It’s a lot like a cold winter, except I don’t have to ice off my car 😉

What about you? How Should You Beat the Heat? Take this quiz, and let me know what you think of the result. Also, what do you do personally to beat the heat during the summer?


Quiz: The Summer Test

six summer scenes
Which summer scene is the most appealing to you?

Is everyone having a good summer so far? I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how lovely my summer has been. Texas isn’t exactly known for its beautiful summers, but this summer has been pretty mild by our standards. Any summer where a breezy morning or evening walk is all that I can ask for. Plus, it’s even been nice enough for me to garden without having to water my plants four times a day. I’ve got a great collection of basil growing, which is great for those light summer pasta dishes 🙂

Many of you have expressed to me that summer isn’t exactly your favorite season, and I can see why. We more serious types love the coziness and quiet of fall and winter. This summer, I’ve tried to make things more manageable by trying to find some of that coziness wherever I can. Instead of cozying up with a blanket and a book, I lay out under my ceiling fan with my reading. (Current choice – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.) I’ve also made my summer a bit more fun by embracing some new summery traditions. For example, I love having a bit of watermelon with my breakfast!

Whether you love summer or simply think it’s okay, I hope you enjoy this image quiz of relaxing summer scenes: The Summer Test. Let me know what you get, and how your summer has been going.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on The Summer Test? Is it true for you?
  2. How has your summer been so far? Would you rate it as average, above average, or below average?
  3. What has been your highlight of the summer? Or what will you miss most when summer is over?
  4. What are you looking forward to most this autumn?
  5. Take What’s Your Summer Ride? What do you think of your result?

New Quiz: What’s Your Summer Style?

What's your summer fashion style? Breezy, fun, or casual?
What’s your summer fashion style? Breezy, fun, or casual?

Do you love summer fashions and trends? I am still getting used to them, believe it or not! I grew up in a place cool enough to need a sweater and long pants at night in the summer, so I never really embraced the whole summer clothes thing. Sure, I had a couple pairs of shorts and sundresses, but there were afternoons in the summer when it was too cold to wear them. And come late August, it was already time to tuck my summer clothes away for nine long months.

Now that I live in a warmer area, I have to take summer fashion more seriously. I have no choice! It’s practically “summer” for half the year. And I learned quickly that shorts and a t-shirt isn’t going to cut it for every occasion. I’m slowly learning about summery shoes, skirts, and dresses. And you know what? I like them! I’m happier wearing some fun summer clothes when I know I won’t be cold in them. (Although I do always carry a sweater for places where they crank the A/C.)

My new love of summer fashion inspired my latest quiz, What’s Your Summer Style?. And unlike many fashion quizzes, this one is appropriate for all the guys and ladies reading. I didn’t want to leave anyone out! Let me know what you think of your result.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What’s Your Summer Style? Is it true for you?
  2. What kind of clothes do you like to wear in the summer? Is it your favorite season for fashion? (If not, what is?)
  3. What trends have you noticed this summer, fashion or otherwise? What do you think of these trends?
  4. Take What’s Your Style Type? What do you think of your result?

Quiz: What’s Your Summer Sense?

woman relaxing in a summer forest
What sense is most dominant for you during the summer?

Is everyone having a good summer? This is the best summer I’ve had in a long time… well, except for my air conditioning breaking on a 107F day 🙂 Aside from a few hot days, the weather has been really mild (for Texas), and I’ve been enjoying the balmy days and temperate nights. There’s something about warmer weather that just kicks me into relaxation mode. I get a lot of summer in my part of the world, so it’s a good thing that I enjoy it!

Summer tickles all of my senses. I love the smells of summer – freshly cut grass and flowers. I also love the taste of fresh watermelon and food I grill up. I like the sites of summer too… my dog sunbathing in our backyard. I will admit that I’m not so big on the sounds of summer. There’s been some construction going on nearby, and the dominant summer sound so far is a buzz saw 😉

What about you? What senses does summer bring out for you? Do you live for the taste of frozen custard? Or love the sounds of a free outdoor concert? Take What’s Your Summer Sense?, and let me know what your summer sense is. Also comment and let me know what you’re enjoying most the summer, and what sense it tickles.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What’s Your Summer Sense? Is it true for you?
  2. What are you enjoying most this summer? Or what are you hoping to enjoy this summer?
  3. What is your favorite summer memory? What sense does it evoke?
  4. Take Where Should You Spend Your Summer? What do you think of your result?

New Quiz: What Part of the 4th of July Are You?

Vintage car decorated for 4th of July
What part of the 4th of July are you? Take my latest quiz to find out.

Happy 4th of July, everyone! If you get the day off today, then I hope you’re having a blast (not literally though). If you’re working, then I hope you enjoy a few quiz diversions. I’m going to do a little low key cooking for Mr. Blogthings and I, and then we’ll have a relaxed night at home. Maybe watch the fireworks on TV. We don’t have a great vantage point to see them from our house, and I don’t want to leave my doggie alone to be scared of the noise.

This is one of my favorite holiday weekends, mostly because I like summer food and fireworks. If I had a pool, I’m sure I’d throw a pool party. Growing up, the 4th of July was a big deal in my area… and I even remember participating in a kid’s parade one year with my dog!

To celebrate the 4th of July, I wrote a themed quiz: What Part of the 4th of July Are You? Don’t worry if you’re not American or a huge 4th of July celebrator… I think you’ll like this one anyway 🙂 Let me know what you get and what your plans for today are!

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Part of the 4th of July Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Americans: Are you celebrating the 4th of July this year? Why or why not? If you are celebrating, what are you doing to celebrate?
  3. Non-Americans: When is independence day or the national holiday in your country? How do you celebrate?
  4. In the US, this weekend is often considered the first when summer is in full swing. What are your summer weekend plans? (Or winter, for those of you lucky enough to be in winter right now. I know at least one of you is!)
  5. Take How Independent Are You? What do you think of your result?

New Quiz: What Type of Picnic Are You?

picnic basket on the back of a bicycle
What kind of picnic should you plan for yourself?

Do you love a picnic? I do, and summer is the perfect time for it. I think picnics are fantastic because you can eat whatever you want wherever you want – within reason. So many people will pay a ton of money to sit and eat inside a restaurant with a nice view. And while I understand the appeal of that, why not pack a lunch and take it somewhere amazing?

I think summer is the perfect time to go for a picnic. The weather is obviously beautiful, there are plenty of fun things to do in parks like free concerts, and if you’re lucky, you may be able to cheaply stock up on picnic goodies at your local farmstand or farmers market. All I need is a nice day in the park, some good bread and cheese, a piece of fruit, a blanket, and a good book. If you ask me, that’s bound to be a much better experience than any fancy restaurant can offer.

Have I inspired you with all my picnic talk? I hope so! We could all do with more dining al fresco, myself included. Take my latest quiz to find out what sort of picnic is best for you: What Type of Picnic Are You? And of course, feel free to comment below and let me know what you think of your result!

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Type of Picnic Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Do you like to go on a picnic? Why or why not?
  3. If you could pick your dream picnic spot, where would it be?
  4. If you had all the time and resources to fill your picnic basket with any goodies you’d like, then what would you choose?

What Cuban Cocktail Are You? Take This Tasty Quiz to Find Out!

cuban cocktail
What Cuban cocktail best suits you? Take this quiz to find out!

You know what I could go for right now? A beach vacation.I wouldn’t need anything too fancy. Just a nice ocean to swim in. A few good books to read. And of course, a cocktail to sip while I stick my feet in the water. I just love the feeling of being away from it all when I’m at the beach. And the nice breeze and ocean are pretty nice to have as well – with a cool drink in my hand at the same time!

What beach appeals to you the most? It’s a tough call for me. I’ve really enjoyed Mallorca, Byron Bay in Australia, Cape Cod, Santa Monica, and (yes!!!) even the Gulf Coast of Texas. But if I had to say, I’d want to go to a beach I’ve never visited before. And Cuba is at the top of my list! Can we travel there? I am never up to date on that 🙂

When I think of Cuba, I think of all of the culture it has to offer. From ballet to great music to beautiful visual arts, I’d like to check it all out (while I’m not at the beach, that is). I think I could also get really into Cuban food, and the architecture looks amazing. Okay I’m sold on Cuba, and we haven’t even started talking cocktails yet.

Do you know about Cuban cocktails? I recently learned that many bartenders and drinking aficionados went to Cuba during Prohibition in the United States. A lot of great cocktails were developed during this time, including mojitos, piña colada, and strawberry daiquiris. Yum! Now are you ready to visit with me?

Even if you don’t agree with a Cuba trip in practice, I’m betting you agree in spirit. We all could use a few minutes to relax. And I wrote my latest quiz with relaxation in mind.  Want a virtual beach vacation? Then I think you’ll like my latest whimsical quiz, What Cuban Cocktail Are You Quiz?

See you on the beach!

P.S. Do you want even more beachy fun? Then check out these quizzes!

The Day at the Beach Test
– What does your dream beach look like? Take this quick quiz to pick your favorite beach photo, and learn what it says about you. Find out what a day at the beach says about you.

The Deserted Beach Test
– How does a deserted beach sound to you? It sounds like heaven to me. Take this scenario quiz, and imagine yourself on a deserted beach. At the end of the quiz, you’ll get a custom personality result.

What Beach Boys Song Are You?
– Nothing transports me to the beach more quickly than a good Beach Boys tune. Do you agree? Take this quiz to see which Beach Boys song you should be blasting.

What Color Convertible Are You?
 – It’s not a dream trip to the beach without a cool convertible to drive over in. Find out what color convertible you should be driving with this quiz!