I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tips for Tuesdays - Books -108 Stitches, Games: Quiz Master: Pop Trivia and Quiz Master: Totally Trivia

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Books: 108 Stitches



Mom - Today I am recommending 108 Stitches by Ron Darling. This book is not your typical sports memoir. It is a book of interesting stories about people the author, a former player for the New York Mets, the Montreal Expos, and the Oakland Athletics and a current broadcaster for the New York Mets has met and worked with and/or competed against over the course of his baseball career. If you are looking for an expose of all that is wrong with baseball and those involved in it, this is not it. If you are looking for a loving tribute, that only touches on everything that is good or pure about the game, this is not it either. It is merely one person's view of a life in baseball using anecdotes to illustrate what it was like to know, work with and/or compete against some of the most famous, infamous, and lesser known people in baseball history.  If you were a fan of the New York Mets and/or Oakland Athletics during the time of Mr. Darling's tenure with either team, the book will be like an insider guided nostalgia trip for you. However, even if you were not a fan of either team during that time or even if you were not even alive during that time, if you love the sport of baseball and you are interesting in its history and learning more about some of the great characters on all sides of the game from someone who knew them, you will enjoy this fascinating book.

Games: Quiz Master: Pop Trivia and Quiz Master: Totally Trivia

 


Mom - Today I am recommending Quiz Master: Pop Trivia and Quiz Master: Totally Trivia. These are fun trivia games similiar to Trivial Pursuit, but there are no boards and no pies. TotallyTrivia is more like Trivial Pursuit. In this game the object is to answer questions in 6 different categories. Each question card in each category only has questions that pertain to that category. However, on each turn you can pick which category you want to answer a question in and whether you keep picking the same category on your turn until you answer a question in that category or skip around is up to you. Pop Trivia is slighly different. In Pop Trivia, you have to answer one question related to each of 6 different decades from the 1950s to the 2000s. Each question card has questions from 6 different categories but all of the questions pertain to the same decade. You do not have to answer a question in each category to win, you just have to answer a question related to each decade. The games are a lot of fun and can be played by 2 people or in teams of 2 or more. They are also small and compact with all of the question cards contained in a neat like box that even has a space that the dice fits right into. The dice is used for choosing what numbered question on a card the person whose turn it is has to answer. The size of the box and the fact that there is no board makes the games easy to transport and easy to play on the road making Quiz Master: Pop Trivia and Quiz Master: Totally Trivia fun games you can play just about anywhere.

 


And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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