Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Who needs a map when you've got the internet!

Matt and I had a little friendly competition tonight, seeing who could name the most states.  He ended up getting all fifty, although the last one took him a bit longer than the rest (obviously, or it wouldn't have been the last one).  Unlike me, he had a map in his head the whole time and went through it fairly methodically.

I actually surprised myself by getting forty-eight states remembered.  I started out with a map system, too, but after the west coast (you know, all three states) things kind of got blurry for me.  I just wrote down whatever I could think of whenever it came to me.  There were southern states mixed in with the thirteen colonies and those square midwestern states just popped up anywhere, if they popped up at all.  I am pleased with my second place finish.  First loser, woo!

Next time we'll see who can name them in alphabetical order, and then we'll both lose.

Edit:  Here's the map I drew post-competition, trying to find the two missing states.  By all appearances, I am lucky to have gotten ANY states right.

7 comments:

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Better then I could do unless of course it was not a competition and I was only in one of those cubicles that surrounds the student so that they do not get distracted or feel under pressure! Hahaha.

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

Is Ohio missing from that map? :(

imemary said...

No, it's just really hard to read. It's the pointy state above Indiana, which I mistakenly labeled "ID."

Sahara said...

Does that say, "here there be dragons"?

imemary said...

Yes it does.

C Stevens said...

Alaska and Hawaii?

imemary said...

Not contintental, therefore irrelevant.