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The Envelope, Please…

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on December 12, 2008

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Wow! What a blast! We had a full day of trivia in The Unquiet Library today with ten teams participating during fourth lunch, eleven teams during fifth lunch, and nine teams during sixth lunch. In all, it was about a billion people. 馃槈 But who ruled the day? Was it the conquerors from the November round of trivia? The Pink Draculas? Team 3? Whatever the Ricky Bobbys were known as in November? Heck no! We had a whole new round of winners who came in and cleaned house and took the trophy (or should I say the pizza?) right out from under last month’s winners’ noses! The winners will have a pizza party during their lunch periods on Tuesday, December 14. Go winners! And the winners are (drum roll, please):

  • Fourth lunch: Chocolate Thunder (Kendall L.,聽 Austin N.,聽 Mark M.,聽 Joni L.,聽 Kate J., and Lindsay G.)
  • Fifth lunch: Purple Drank (Brittany Y., Miriam H., Matthew L., Laura L., Brittany R., and Elise S. )
  • Sixth lunch: A Cubed: Alisha W., Haley P., Alyssa P., Genay M., Natalie H., and Trianna B.

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They Came. They Saw. They Partied!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on November 20, 2008

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Remember all those guys and gals who won at trivia last Friday? You remember, Team Superior (brilliant yet bobbyish), Team # 3 (boring yet brilliant), and The Pink Draculas (brilliant yet beautiful–plus Tim). Well, here they are enjoying the fruits of their labor: pizza, Coke, Sprite, popcorn, and cupcakes. The first round of trivia was so successful that trivia will be back on December 12!!!!! To see the entire set of pix, check out Mrs. Hamilton’s flickr photostream. Stop by the media center for a form and get your team signed up ASAP. The deadline to sign up your team is Monday, December 8. Who will win next time? Will it be new competitors “Er”? Don’t think they have what it takes to take on the champs? We shall see!

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Are We Going to See Twilight or Not?

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on November 19, 2008

I know there were not many people who were able to go as a group to see Twilight, but I thought I would聽post a listing of the times when the movie is being shown this weekend. I think most people were available for Saturday. Here are the show times for Saturday at Riverstone:

Twilight(PG-13, 121 min.)

12:00pm | 1:30pm | 2:00pm | 2:40pm | 4:15pm | 4:45pm | 5:25pm | 7:00pm | 7:30pm | 8:10pm | 9:45pm | 10:15pm | 10:50pm | 12:20am

And Friday:

Twilight(PG-13, 121 min.)

12:00pm | 1:30pm | 2:00pm | 2:40pm | 4:15pm | 4:45pm | 5:25pm | 7:00pm | 7:30pm | 8:10pm | 9:45pm | 10:15pm | 10:50pm | 12:20am

And Sunday:

Twilight(PG-13, 121 min.)

12:00pm | 1:30pm | 2:00pm | 2:40pm | 4:15pm | 4:45pm | 5:25pm | 7:00pm | 7:30pm | 8:10pm | 9:45pm | 10:15pm

If you are available and you have your own ride and money to go, please email me immediately. According to fandango, the matinee shows are $7.25 and the evening shows (7:00pm and later) are $9.50. I thought it might be kind of fun to dress kind of vampire-y. If you promise you are going, I will get tickets in advance on fandango so we will be assured of having seats. Whatever time has the most people available will be the time we will go. We will still need to arrive early to sit together. Again, email me ASAP if you are available. The poll answers don’t really count because anyone can vote on the poll. Only the email votes count.

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Trivia Winners Take the Prize!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on November 14, 2008

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Three tough teams out of Creekview trivia 23 teams of braniacs proved themselves worthy of the challenge today by answering tough questions and defeating their honorable opponents. The winning team from fifth period lunch was Team Superior, featuring Nathan K., Craig B., Kyle S., Ben S., Caleb C., and Cory N.聽 You may recall that several of these guys were on one of last year’s winning teams, The Ricky Bobbys. Team #3 was the winner聽(yes, you are right, that is the most boring name in history, but at least they’re smart!) composed of Alex, Gabby, Aaron, Brecken, and Shelby. In sixth period lunch, the Pink Draculas, featuring Lana B., Nicole W., Ashley C., Kaitlyn C., and Timothy M. defeated all challengers to take the crown. You may recognize some of these players as members of one of last year’s winning teams, The Sassy Six. Congratulations to all participants, you did a great job, guys! We’ll post better pictures next week when we snap some at the pizza party which will be held on Thursday during each lunch! Thanks to everyone who聽participated and to Dr. Eddy for the snacks.

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Trivia is Almost Here!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on November 10, 2008

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Our first trivia meet of the year will be here this Friday, November 14 during all three lunches. If you are signed up to participate, make sure you bring your lunch to the media center and be ready to begin promptly at 11:45, 12:45, or 1:45. Today (November 10) is the last day to sign up your team, and we have had an overwhelming response. So far, we have nine teams signed up for fourth lunch,聽six teams for fifth lunch, and six teams for sixth lunch. Fourth lunch is a really HUGE lunch! What will the prize be for the winning teams? Maybe a million dollars each–or maybe a pizza party. We’ll also be providing snacks for all participants. And there are some guidelines:

聽聽聽聽聽聽 All teams must be registered by Monday, November 10, 2008

聽聽聽聽聽聽 No more than 6 students per team

聽聽聽聽聽聽 The winning groups will share the prizes

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Prizes will be given to the winning team of each lunch period

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Forms must be returned to Mrs. Fleet, Mrs. Hamilton, or Mrs. Beasley.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Trivia will start promptly at 11:45, 12:45, and 1:45.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Bring your own lunch.

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Snacks will be provided also!

And now (drum roll, please) for the (excellent) names of our participating teams. Why are some in larger fonts? Not because they are favorites. Go ask WordPress. At one point they were in Greek. Yes, Greek:

聽路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The No Names

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Pretty in Pink

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Quadrae Delinquo

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The Bojangles

聽聽聽聽聽聽 The Infernal Spawn of Evil (Be afraid; be very afraid!)

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Justin Gerber

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Geniuses

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Team Superior (Not to be confused with Mother Superior!)

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Test Ticklemonsters

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Purple Drank

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Intellectually Inclined Brodingnags!

聽聽聽聽聽聽 The Semi-Brunette Bombshells

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Team Buff

聽聽聽聽聽聽 The Bon Bons

聽聽聽聽聽聽 The J’s

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Sprinkles

聽聽聽聽聽聽 The Pink Draculas

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Losers

聽聽聽聽聽聽 A Cubed (You don’t want to see the long version!)

聽聽聽聽聽聽 Aztecas

聽聽聽聽聽聽 The Anti-Squirrels

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You Asked for It; You Got It–Trivia!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 28, 2008

The Blatant Bibliophiles will sponsor Trivia Friday on Friday, November 14 in the media center during 4th, 5th, and 6th lunches. Please see Mrs. Fleet, Mrs. Hamilton, or Mrs. Beasley to sign up your team. All teams must be registered by Monday, November 10 in order to participate. There is a limit of six students per team, and obviously all members must be in the same lunch. The winning groups will share the prize, which will be awarded to the winning team of each lunch period. Trivia will start promptly at 11:45, 12:45, and 1:45. This will give you fifteen minutes to run errands, hit the restroom, or pick up a lunch (which you can bring to the media center–or you can bring a brown bag lunch). We will also provide snacks! See a media center staff member for forms and get them back to the media center ASAP. And don’t forget, we love cool team names. But keep it school-appropriate.

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To Trivia or Not to Trivia? That is the Question?

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 10, 2008

Remember how much fun we had playing trivia last year? Well, maybe, just maybe we should do it again. If you would like for the Blatant Bibliophiles to bring back trivia for 2008-2009, reply to this post by clicking on the title and leaving a comment. Check out the blog manners above if you don’t remember how to leave a comment; mainly, just remember to enter your first name only when you’re online. You can help out with trivia by participating, encouraging your friends to participate, and maybe helping out with getting the refreshments out if you’re not participating.

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Rock the Summer with Readergirlz!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on June 2, 2008

Readergirlz Prom

It’s the end of the school year, and readergirlz is celebrating that end-of-the-year tradition–prom night–and the risk-taking behavior associated with it. This month’s readergirlz author is Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Prom. Readergirlz asks the question, “Is prom a dream of a night, or is it a nightmare?”

Discuss the book with the readergirlz divas all through June on聽their group forum. On June 19, Laurie聽will join them for their readergirlz聽LIVE! at 6 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. EDT. You can also check out this month’s other recommended reads:

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson聽聽

It’s Not About the Accent by Caridad Ferrer聽

Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher聽

A Step From Heaven by An Na聽

She’s So Money by Cherry Cheva

P. S. A special shout-out to diva Mitali Perkins whose middle-grade novel, Rickshaw Girl, is a finalist for the Jane Addams Honor Book for 2008!

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Eddy for President?

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on April 16, 2008


Create your own FACEinHOLE

Huh? Have you tried FaceinHole? All you have to do is select a聽scenario from their collection, upload one of your photos, slide the photo around so that the face fits in the hole, then stretch or shrink it (don’t panic! It’s easy!) so that the head is the size of the “head hole.” Voila! In less than a minute you聽 have your own “FaceinHole.” It’s very addictive! You can email the pictures to your friends or embed them in your blog, web page, FaceBook, MySpace…the list goes on. They embed quickly and easily into numerous sites, or you can copy the code to save it to your website. The only problem I ran into was that for some reason, this one scheduled itself to wait five hours before publishing. Why? Who knows. But another one posted immediately. If you have this problem, check your dashboard or wherever to see if it’s somewhere waiting in the wings to go onstage, and then change its publication time. Something this wonderful deserves every minute in the spotlight it can get!

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Have You Tried GlassGiant, Bibliophiles?

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on April 3, 2008

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Remember all the cool graphics you can make on ImageChef? Well, if you have already made millions of cool ImageChef images, you might also want to try GlassGiant. You can make lots of cool graphics, enjoy some “fun and games” (for example聽“Pumpkin Masher” and “Word Scrambler”)聽and even try your hand at “geek stuff” such as counting to 31 on one hand or making a trebuchet that can fire balls of Play-Doh!聽The images can be posted to your blog, website, or your MySpace or FaceBook page. I did have some issues with embedding to WordPress, but all I had to do was save聽my lovely聽image and upload it.

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