Monday, August 21
Because I'm a geography whiz
This one might just make my husband laugh. Out loud.

I picked it up from Everyday Mommy, who picked it up from someone else.

Wanna play? Here's the link (or check out these Google Hacks.)

  Into the pensieve on Monday, August 21, 2006
  Your thoughts, please (14)

At August 21, 2006, Blogger Karmyn R said...

I see a couple of states you missed - Washington and Oregon. We'd love to have you!

OOh -

and my WV is =sqkcim - which is a small town near the Olympic Mountains (Sequim)

At August 21, 2006, Blogger Robin said...

And my hubby was in both places this summer (even my daughter);). I thought about you when I was marking that map (lol). Cool, huh?

At August 21, 2006, Blogger Malissa said...

how did you make it small enough to not mess up your blog? I tried it and it was huge!

At August 21, 2006, Blogger willowtree said...

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At August 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful link. I plan to share it with my school-teacher friends. I had never seen the map "colored-in" with the states I had visited...only used push pins. Quite a difference in the way it looks.

At August 21, 2006, Blogger M J said...

That's really cool Robin, thanks for sharing.

At August 21, 2006, Blogger Susan in va said...

This was fun - and very telling. I'm posting it on my blog tomorrow.

At August 21, 2006, Blogger Robin said...

To answer Malissa and anyone else who doesn't know, just click the map, and drag the boxes on the corners or the right middle side towards the left. It's kind of elongated, anyway, so I thought it looked better after I resized. I wonder if any of y'all have been to all the states.

Hey swampwitch, I like to welcome the newbies :).

At August 21, 2006, Blogger willowtree said...

I'm not a geography whizz either, but I'm wondering how you got to Maine without going through New Hampshire, unless of course, you flew.

At August 22, 2006, Blogger Pamela said...

she jumped over it.

I've not had a chance to do that yet... as I've been out of my mind with Technorati. I have no techi abilities whatsoever... but I've added it to my blog and I lost it temporarily out there in the sphere somewhere.
I may have to add a State of hysteria on that map to color in

At August 22, 2006, Blogger Heather said...

Fun exercise! My States map was fairly red (except for the mid-west: who visits the dakotas? must have family there) but my Country map was pitifully gray with just a few red spots. By the way, my geography lesson of the day - I didn't know that Greenland was considered North America. Yes, I'm an ethnocentric and dreadfully ignorant of international affairs.

At August 23, 2006, Blogger Unknown said...

I've been to a lot of the states. I might have to work on it later.

At August 23, 2006, Blogger Unknown said...

I really don't know if I can do the book meme. I've been thinking about it, and I get so stumped, thinking that I'm going to pick the "wrong" favorite or best book. I'm going to keep thinking, and I do love "book chat," but if you never see it, that's why.

However, I did just post the map thing and linked to you as my first sighting of it!

At August 23, 2006, Blogger PhoenixHearse said...

YAY! Someone who's been to West Virginia!


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