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So, I had a Jeopardy-watching party, and it was loads of fun! It was the funnest party I ever expect to throw on a Wednesday night. I had a bunch of my family and friends come (and at least two people I'd never met but who were very big Jeopardy fans). Most of the people who came didn't really know how I had done, although some of them had guessed, so there was a fair amount of suspense. There was a lot of cheering - it was kind of like watching a sporting event on TV with people who are really into it (cf. my mom watching a Patriots playoff game). No one knew that I had gone into Final Jeopardy with a lock on the win, so that was kind of awesome! When the end of round beeps went off, the crowd went wild, and as soon as the show was over people started calling me and screaming and I got loads of happy texts.

Then I got home and my facebook was just ridiculous - practically every one of my US-based facebook friends had something to say about it, and I was up until all hours responding to wall posts. Such a fun night. Plus a bunch of people I'd completely lost track of (and a few complete strangers) submitted friend requests when they saw me so I got to reconnect with people, which was fun.

It's weird I posted that entry the other day where I mention the US Women's Olympic Hockey team because yesterday I was in the car with my dad driving through my hometown and all of a sudden he pulled over to say hi to someone, and it was a friend of my sister Ashley's who, oddly enough, was on that very team. I had met her a few times when she was like 11 or 12 years old, and she didn't remember me from then but she was like "Hey, congrats on Jeopardy! That was awesome!" And I was like, "You've been doing OK for yourself too, from what I hear!" So we had a weird little moment there.


Jun. 22nd, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
Was there an entry about your first Jeopardy game--the one you WON? Did I miss it somehow??
Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
Oh, I forgot! I don't think I ever wrote an LJ-specific entry for that and I wrote a blog entry for the Jeopardy web site but as far as I can tell they never posted it! I will dig that up and post it, although I believe technically Sony owns the copyright to it :)