20 November 2007

Guilt Free Procrastination!!!

I found a great website called freerice.com . You play a word game akin to Balderdash and for every definition you get correct, they donate 10 grains of rice through the U.N. to help end world hunger.

I checked it out on Snopes.com and it's legitimate.

The words are REAL buggers - waaaay out of my league (In Balderdash, I'm the one who makes up fabulous definitions, NOT the person who guesses the correct ones!)

So, in the true spirit of charity I have cheated for some (most) of the words by looking them up. Thus far I am up to 940 grains of rice and that's after missing a few because I gave a poorly educated guess or it wasn't in my dictionary.

So, go have fun, increase your word power, and help the hungry too!

Procrastination with power...I love it!

Free Rice

(Click on the colored words above for the link. Groovy is too geekless to figure out how to make the banner linkable.)


Terri Steffes said...

Good morning! We are ornament swap partners from The Open Window! I would love to hear from you so I can see what kind of ornament you would like from Missouri!

You can email me at steffes3@embarqmail.com

Tammy said...

How fun! I use to love Balderdash...not sure if I'd know most of the words they use on this site either, but what a fun way to give to others!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Groovy! :D

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant idea. I'm going to go and play right now!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful!

I haven't left any comments lately, sorry. Been working, never have any time anymore. I am so grateful for the wonderful people I've met on the Internet and wanted to wish you a great Thanksgiving!

Marianne Arkins said...

I love that game, but it is TOUGH.

And, I'll get your interview questions to you shortly -- k?

Have a great Thanksgiving!

funsocksgirl said...

so i got 300 grains of rice in a snap...i think your brain has mellowed in its old age. while the words are 'challenging' if you think about them for a couple seconds you can figure it out. that or i am just brilliant...which is very possible :-D :-D

anno said...

My favorite games -- Free Rice and Balderdash!

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Dawn said...

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and that you like it better than Christmas!

I'm home today with a sick grandchild (Kristen's work place is not being kind to her with sick children, and I have plenty of time to use up before I retire).

Have a great week!