The Blogger Games II – Week 4

Welcome back to the 2nd Blogger Games! As we enter our 4th week of competition, it all appears to be downhill from here. Will you slalom your way onto the winners podium? Or will you pull a Molly Bloom and be forced to give up your dreams of a gold medal in exchange for running an underground, multi-million dollar, high stakes poker game for the ultra rich and famous?

Before we get into this week’s theme and questions, let’s see how our competitors did last week…

Week 3 – Preferences

Competitors: Monty, Venus, T, yoyoliving, Paul

1. Which way do I like the toilet paper roll to hang?
A) Over
B) Under

Correct: Monty, Venus, T, yoyoliving, Paul

If one goes back to look at the original diagram displaying the toilet paper roll on the toilet paper holder which accompanies the patent for a roll of toilet paper, it shows the roll or toilet paper in a position where the loose end hangs over the roll. Not under. Therefore I am simply using the toilet paper the way it was always meant to be used.

2. Sandwiches taste better when they are…
A) Not Cut
B) Cut Diagonally

Correct: Monty, Venus, T, yoyoliving, Paul

This often depends on how much time I have when making a sandwich. If I’m in a hurry, I will just slap the bread and meat together and go. But if I’m allowed to take my time and enjoy the sandwich as I believe it was meant to be enjoyed, my preference is to cut it diagonally before consuming each half. Also, when it’s cut, I don’t necessarily feel pressured to eat the entire sandwich right at this very moment. I can save the other half for later.

3. When it comes to watching shows on TV, I like to watch them…
A) Week to Week
B) Binged All at Once

Correct: Monty, Venus, yoyoliving, Paul

I think it’s odd that I’ve become this way, seeing as how I definitely grew up in a generation that required us to watch television live or not at all. I mean, sure, we had VCRs back in the late 80s and 90s, but who could figure out how to get it to stop blinking 12:00 all the time? I kid… VCRs were not that difficult to program. But I’ve been spoiled by the streaming services and the ability to just hold off until the end of a television season to binge 13 episodes over a weekend. So now that’s how I like to do it. Otherwise I get bored and lose interest.

4. I am a…
A) Night Owl
B) Morning Person

Correct: Venus

Always have been. It’s not that I can’t stay up late. It’s just that I choose not to. Often, there are evenings when I’ll feel exhausted and look at the clock, see that it’s only 7:30, and think, Yeah that’s late enough… That’s not to say I don’t enjoy sleeping late from time to time. But sleeping late usually translates to 7 or 8 at the latest. Any later than that and I feel like I’ve wasted half the day.

5. Which fast food French Fries do I prefer?
A) McDonald’s
B) Burger King

Correct: N/A

This one might be a shocker, since no one got it right. And since I’m pretty sure McDonald’s fries are ranked number one globally. I don’t actually have a statistic on that. But there’s just something about Burger King’s fries that does it for me.

6. I like to sleep on my…
A) Side
B) Back

Correct: Monty, yoyoliving, Paul

Not only do I sleep on my side, but I tend to curl my legs up into a near-fetal position. Can’t really curl up into a ball on my back. Just doesn’t feel right.

7. When I order my beverage at a restaurant I…
A) Use a Straw
B) Drink from the Glass

Correct: N/A

Are you guys holding me to a higher ecological standard than I’m actually meeting? It’s not that I don’t trust a restaurant to wash their cups every time they’re used. Actually, it’s exactly that. And I apologize to the wee turtles, but a paper straw is just a bad idea.

8. I would rather be…
A) Hot
B) Cold

Correct: Monty, Venus, yoyoliving, Paul

Here’s my logic: When it’s hot, there’s only so much you can take off. I mean, you can get down to nothing and still be uncomfortably hot. When it’s cold, you can always throw more layers on. That’s what quilts are for. So give me the cold.

9. I would rather live…
A) On a Lake
B) At the Beach

Correct: Monty, T

A lot of this comes back to preferring to be cold over feeling hot. I’m sure there are some northern beaches that can get cold, but I’m only used to visiting the beaches that are crazy hot and humid in the summer. Lake life just seems a little more peaceful.

10. Which young adult book series do I like more?
A) Percy Jackson
B) Harry Potter

Correct: Monty, T, yoyoliving, Paul

That might have been a gimme. Though I do thoroughly enjoy the Percy Jackson series of books, and there are more of those books to read, Harry Potter just has everything going for it from start to finish.

Total for Week 3 – Combined total in parentheses
1. Monty – 7 (14)
2. Paul – 6 (21)
2. yoyoliving – 6 (19)
4. T – 5 (11)
5. Venus – 4 (9)

Let’s take a look at the Medal Tally!


This week’s topic is: Entertainment

To Play

  • Answer the questions below in a blog post of your own and link it back to this post so I can see it.
  • Your answers are due by next Wednesday, March 2. Results will be posted on Thursday, March 3 and medals will be presented.
  • Every question is about me. There is only one correct answer.
  • You are not required to provide any commentary with your answers, but you can if you want!
  • If you did not participate in the first three weeks you can still participate this week!

It’s time to play The Blogger Games II!

1. As a trumpet player in the 7th grade band, I once suggested to our band director that we play the score from what movie, based on the trumpet part alone?
A) Superman: The Movie
B) Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
C) Back to the Future

2. My favorite book of all time is…
A) The Stand by Stephen King
B) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
C) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

3. When it comes to vampire slayers, which one to I prefer the most?
A) Kristy Swanson as Buffy Summers
B) Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers
C) Eliza Dushku as Faith Lehane

4. My favorite film directed by Alfred Hitchcock is which of the following?
A) Rear Window
B) Psycho
C) Vertigo

5. Which mainline Final Fantasy game is my favorite?

6. With which book to film adaptation did I actually prefer the movie to the book?
A) The Shining
B) A Walk to Remember
C) The Hunger Games

7. I am being followed on Twitter by an actress who had a part in which Will Ferrell movie?
A) Blades of Glory
B) Step Brothers
C) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

8. Which of the following couples do I think have the most believable on-screen romance?
A) Rocky and Adrian
B) Han and Leia
C) Neo and Trinity

9. In 2011 I won tickets to the Greenbrier Classic, a golf tournament that included three nights of concerts. Which concert did I not attend?
A) Black-Eyed Peas
B) Tim McGraw
C) Miranda Lambert

10. In college, my friend Andy and I toyed with the idea of becoming a comedy duo that would perform parody songs. The only song we completed was to the tune of “Superman” by Five for Fighting. We changed the lyrics so that the song was now about what television icon?
A) Steve Urkel
B) Samuel “Screech” Powers
C) Angus MacGyver

Your turn to share…
This part won’t be marked.

Tell me what you like/dislike about the entertainment industry. Any celebrity encounters? Have you ever been on TV? What was your first CD?

Those questions are merely prompts. Feel free to share whatever you want about food. Perhaps one of my ten questions reminded you of something.

I will be back next Thursday for the medal ceremony, as well as the questions for Week 5.

Thanks for playing and good luck!


15 thoughts on “The Blogger Games II – Week 4

  1. I too share the sentiment that restaurant cups are… questionable. I used to religiously use straws and then I reevaluated my thoughts on single use plastic and now carry a metal collapsible straw with me to use at restaurants; win win I’d say.

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  2. Thanks Paul. It all came down to a lake vs. ocean! Very well played once again. Your consistently performing at top level which is what is needed for the final podium.

    So I think my strategy on this o e generally worked. Unfortunately it’s not a strategy that can be reapplied this week so I’m once again in the wind.

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