Remember the popular movie Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner and Amy Madigan? Well, I don’t. At least not much, just two things, really. One, Field of Dreams was a baseball movie, and while I enjoyed Little League games when my sons were younger, then Cleveland Indian’s games when I lived in Ohio, I prefer my baseball in real life, not on the big screen.
The second thing I remember is: “If you build it, he will come.” The phrase was catchy enough to enter our lexicon, and now we pull it out from time to time when it suits us, although often changing it slightly to serve our purposes.
Apparently “If we build it, they will come,” is the Facebook motto. Because Facebook is supremely fond of building “applications” to enhance the pleasures of their members, sell more ads, and generally assume worldwide control of cognitive functioning.
I actually love my Facebook page, and love the generous wealth of applications, as well. I’ve only just begun to explore the possibilities. But last week, my assistant and I couldn’t resist trying the quiz application.
The result is a new quiz titled: Which Happiness Key Character Are You Most Like?
Here’s the fun part. All you have to do is answer eight questions–and the quiz is multiple choice with no wrong answers–then Facebook will determine which character you most resemble, and as a thank you, send you a description of the character along with a color photograph.
But the fun never stops around here. In addition to finding out a bit more about the novel, if you take the quiz and email me your result, then you’ll be entered in a giveaway. In early October we’ll do a drawing for each character, and the winner in each category will receive an autographed copy of Happiness Key, plus a key lime pie candle in a glass lidded jar.
So find out if you’re most like Tracy, Wanda, Janya or Alice. And if you don’t want to take the quiz on Facebook, email me and I’ll make sure you get a copy. It won’t be quite as cool, but it will get the job done.
Oh, did you notice that the subject line of this blog has “Happiness” in it? That means you can comment on this blog entry to enter the other contest for Happiness Key, all details on my contest page. I told you the fun never stops. Now, do you believe me?