Monday, January 21, 2008

I'll take"Potential Humiliation" for $200, Alex

Well, as some of you might know, I have received the call from the trivia mothership, and I am being called home to report for duty on Jeopardy!

When I was a younger squid I was a trivia maven. Captain of my school's College Bowl team. Took the team to nationals with a group of three girls and one guy. Believe me when I say that College Bowl tends to be devoid of women. But I digress...

I am so not on my 'game' trivia-wise, but I'm going to make the best of it. Have fun, hopefully not shame myself. Filming is on the 12th and 13th of February. Air date will be at some point closer to the summer.

I'm reviewing all the usual trivia garbage that one should have in medium-term memory, but for the most part I'm trying to stay calm. I'm used to using a buzzer and being recognized before I can answer. I will need to remember to phrase things in the form of a question. I will need to quit periodically whinging at my husband things like "The show comes on at 4:30 PM, I haven't watched it regularly in over 10 years. I am so hosed." The last time I said that he asked me who popularized the phrase "Take off, hoser". Well, as far as I know it was Bob and Doug McKenzie. Which means that I might be qualified for this thing after all.

Now, off to study!

9 comments:

MWT said...

I heard all over the local blogosphere! Good luck. :)

Anne C. said...

Nathan clued me in. Congratulations, Tania! I love the way your husband diverted you from your whinging.
Let us know when it's on, so we can watch or TiFaux it. :)

Shawn Powers said...

That is SOOOOO incredibly awesome! Yes, please let us all know when it airs. I'll get to be the dancing monkey boy that tells people, "She comments on my blog!!!!!1one!11"

Oh, and who first coined the term, "Blog" ? ;o)

Nathan said...

Just remember, if you get one of those before and after categories, Explorer of Miami Vice is Davey Crocket and Tubbs.

:-)

Tania said...

Thanks everyone! Lessee, "blog" is a contraction of web-log, but I've no idea who coined that. Time to bone up on my neologisms. And that Before and After - niiiice. I'm watching the show daily for the next three weeks, because I just don't know what those crazy kids are doing these days.

When I know the air date I'll share.

Jim Wright said...

I can't remember how many blogs I saw Shawn's shout out on, or how many I congratulated you on - but I guess this is the proper place, so congratulations!

And remember, if you qualified to be on the show, then you're qualified to be on the show - same as everybody else.

Hmmm, think I'll go think up some answers for ya :)

serge-lj said...

Remember to let us know the day before. And congratulations!

Now... In which movie did Humphrey Bogart say "Play it again, Sam?"

Anne C. said...

Well, not in Casablanca, that's for sure.

Jeri said...

Well, Nathan, the rest of the story is that my Canadian-Swiss friend is an expat, living in Bellevue, and a F2F friend to boot. She just got her US green card last month...

I still say she's international. Shoot, she lived in Pakistan before coming here!