One week from now it will be over. Until next year. And the next. And the year after that.
I am GOING to be on Jeopardy someday. It’s a life goal. And entirely possible, if I could just get through the stupid online test!
I have one week to cram my brain full of knowledge besides who was in what movie with who (I kill at Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, btw) and anything that showed up on any kind of crime show (don’t even get me started).
How have I been preparing? Funny you should ask. Not by watching Jeopardy. Nah. I train how the pros must train… I have people ask me questions. And take as many online “practice” tests that have the word Jeopardy anywhere on their website, because really, it can’t hurt.
I knew the answer to a random one the other day that Baby Einstein sent me. It was a question about measurement. From the Bible. I didn’t know it because of the Bible. I knew it because it was discussed in the movie Evan Almighty. (Yeah, I teach Sunday School…)
It’s the longest of long shots that I’ll know more than one answer to this practice test next week. And even then, you have to go through like five other screenings before they even decide they want you as a contestant.
So keep your fingers crossed for me and wish for it at 11:11 or whatever at least once this week, please? And if I get on there, I’m totally writing “Suck It Trebek” on the final Jeopardy question if I don’t know it. (Thanks to Ash for that amazingly awesome suggestion).
I will be so much better than those robots they pick for the show now…if only they knew that, I’d be a contestant already.
Fun fact: When I mentioned Alex Trebek to the kids in youth group one day, I asked one of them, who will remain nameless to protect his obliviousness, if he knew who Trebek was. He said “Oh, yeah. I’ve heard of her.”
That’s probably not gonna be my anecdote if I get on the show, but what if it was?? Suck it, Trebek.