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28 March 2014 @ 05:40 pm
Pictodoodle? Drawing With Friends? Draw Me?  
I woke up today with a text message from The Nephew! He is on spring break and my sister took him to Chicago for one of their special trips. Which means I get 1) a special friend-date night with The BFF where we are going to our awesome coney place together and then we are going to catch up on Arrow eps and 2) I get the whole house to myself tomorrow night, during which I actually just plan to write but since I haven’t written since the first week of the month, I am kind of excited about it. Anyways, The Nephew was using my sister’s phone to text me on my Ipad, so I texted him back when I woke up and then proceeded to have a whole conversation with him via text until the tone and typing suddenly changed and I was informed that the battery was dying because ‘someone’ made too many videos on the train - that was clearly my sister taking her phone back.

But I wanted to play that picture game with him while he was on the train and I couldn’t remember what it was called so that we could download it. I remember last year that everyone on my Flist had Words With Friends, but also several of you were talking about a drawing app that was like Picto-Chat or Pictionary or Win Lose Or Draw, where you just doodle a picture and the person you are playing with has to guess what it is. Anybody know what I’m talking about? It sounded like a good level for him because you just draw whatever you want, you don’t have to do something from a card or whatever. If anybody can help me out with the name of that app, we can play it together while he is on the trip back from Chicago on Sunday. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

And while I have you here - A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SHIREBOUND!!! You deserve the very best birthday and I hope you had one! Here is a video I think will delight you - it’s FML!Bilbo and it made me laugh so hard, plus the vidder hit the beats really well.

Enjoy!

On Youtube.


That is all.
 
 
 
Kate: goddess with birdceitfianna on March 28th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
I know the game you're talking about, the students at Roeper loved playing it and I can't recall its name. Your nephew is so cute and I hear you on not writing. I have a fact-checking freelance job which is money but also taking up all my writing brain.
dodger_sister: chuck shurleydodger_sister on April 8th, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
I know the game you're talking about, the students at Roeper loved playing it and I can't recall its name.

We figured it out - Draw Something! That's what it's called. Too late to play with The Nephew, but J and I have been playing with each other. At night mostly. In our beds. Across the hall from each other. lol

Your nephew is so cute and I hear you on not writing. I have a fact-checking freelance job which is money but also taking up all my writing brain.

My nephew is the sweetest kid ever, I swear. I may be biased though. ;) Stress is killing me these days and just eating my writing brain and not being able to write is making the stress worse, you know? Yeah, fact checking must be tedious and exhausting. The BFF was saying how when she isn't working, she is so stressed out about not working that she can't write and when she is working, she is so tired from work that she can't write. You can't win for nothing!
Kate: Tiwa playfulceitfianna on April 8th, 2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
Fact checking was interesting but tough. I enjoyed the research but got annoyed at the author. It felt like being back in school and just research. Now its done and tomorrow I fly out to California for a day long job interview so I'm not as stressed. I know I'll end up stressed closer but for now, finishing the fact checking was great. And if I do it again, I'll be better prepared. I also had a weekend trip off to DC for a job fair thing that helped a lot. Travel always makes me feel better. At the moment, I feel hopeful and oddly the fact checking was useful since it kept me so busy that I didn't worry too much about job stuff.

I've met your nephew, he's the best.

I'm hoping to get my writing back soon since the road trip to DC loosened some words.
dodger_sister: hugdodger_sister on April 8th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, good luck with the interview in California! I know the west coast was on the places you wanted to look into as a possibility. Plus, a trip to CA is never bad!
Kate: map and keyceitfianna on April 8th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks, the phone interview and all the email communication I've had with this school has been amazing. Its in LA which I don't know so that will be an adventure. I'm thinking if the timing works for me to see if I can see Winter Soldier there, because I'll be staying in the part of LA where UCLA is. I'm hoping that it might have an Ann Arbor vibe and I'll be staying two nights. Not a full vacation but some time to explore.
Shireboundshirebound on March 28th, 2014 11:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my friend! I enjoyed a lovely, restful day with a certain Pip pup.
dodger_sister: happy birthdaydodger_sister on April 8th, 2014 08:49 pm (UTC)
I am glad to hear you a nice restful birthday! I think once you are out of your 20s or so, you don't need much on your birthday - a nice relaxing day sounds perfect to me and all I ever really want on my birthday! <3s
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 29th, 2014 01:13 am (UTC)
Sounds as though the sis in law could use a portable charger!

I can be of no help whatsoever in locating pair drawing games, but I'm sure someone else can point you in the right direction with ease. I'm just not now, nor have I ever been, a video game player of any sort. No, not even something as alluring as Plants vs. Zombies. :)

I enjoyed the video - thank you for sharing it!
dodger_sister: familydodger_sister on April 8th, 2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
Sounds as though the sis in law could use a portable charger!

Regular Sis, not S-I-L - I know my family is confusing! I should do a write-up about it. Once I get into explaining the double cousins, it really gets weird! But yeah, she needs a portable charger - he ran her phone down to 0% twice on the trip to Chicago!

I can be of no help whatsoever in locating pair drawing games, but I'm sure someone else can point you in the right direction with ease. I'm just not now, nor have I ever been, a video game player of any sort. No, not even something as alluring as Plants vs. Zombies. :)

It's called Draw Something and they do give you cards to draw from, but there are levels so you can pick the easy card and play an easy version with kids. I found out the name to late to play with The Nephew, but I've been playing with my sister a bit. It's literally just Pictionary with a different name. Plants vs Zombies is the best! It's so stress relieving for me - I'm no good at complicated games, but this takes just enough of my brain power to keep my concentration on it (and off my stresses) but not so much that I get overwhelmed. I love that game. Plus, Zombies! You know how I feel about zombies!

I enjoyed the video - thank you for sharing it!

I raised my eyebrow at the song choice at first - it's so 'Shrek' to me - but it worked really well, didn't it?
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on April 9th, 2014 12:00 am (UTC)
Have you seen those little hand-held battery chargers that you can stick in a purse or pocket? Here's what I'm taking about: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/portable-devices/other-devices/best-portable-chargers-14-we-recommend-1178873 Maybe one of those would be a good investment?

I didn't associate it immediately with Shrek, but hey, whatever works! :)
dodger_sister: smiledodger_sister on April 12th, 2014 10:21 pm (UTC)
Have you seen those little hand-held battery chargers that you can stick in a purse or pocket? Here's what I'm taking about

YES! One of those would be great! Maybe for her birthday. I also want to get her a couple of those solar outlet devices that you stick on your window and it works as an electrical outlet - for our apocalypse supplies. Imagine it, the rest of the world has gone dark but we can still plug in our IPod chargers and charge our music because we have a solar outlet! We need a couple of those too.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on April 14th, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
Ooh, the bitty solar things are awesome! You should totally get some of those, and the hand held too.

That was one of the most powerful moments in Revolution, was when they got to play ACTUAL RECORDED MUSIC after what, a decade?
dodger_sister: musicdodger_sister on April 24th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
That was one of the most powerful moments in Revolution, was when they got to play ACTUAL RECORDED MUSIC after what, a decade?

I think longer than a decade even. It was awesome. I loved that poor guy telling the story about how he missed the whole thing. I can't imagine what that must have been like to hear that jukebox come on. If we ever live through the Revolution Electricity Apocalypse and the lights come flickering on, I am not even going to hesitate to turn on the CD player. I'll leave it sitting out and ready for just that moment - no hesitation, just in case it turns off again! Yeah, I loved that moment.

The moment at the end of S1 of Lost where Hurley's Walkman finally runs out of batteries and his music dies out and shuts off on him, always breaks my heart.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on April 25th, 2014 01:44 am (UTC)
I didn't remember the Hurley moment, just the first time the music came back on.

I'm going to have to refuse to live through the electricity apocalypse. We're going to have at least some solar out at the farm (but I guess an EMP would knock out the batteries that store it *sigh*).