Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hobbit-ish Potpurri: Jeopardy Training

Howdy Humble Readers...

I hope you are all doing well, and if you're snowed in, I hope and pray you still have power and lots of supplies, puzzles, and books to keep you busy.

So, of course we decided that my Beloved has to go to the Jeopardy audition next month.  He'll be going by himself because there is no way we could afford for all of us to go.  Funny story... there are no direct flights from Calgary to Salt Lake, so he has to fly from Calgary to Pheonix to Salt Lake.  He's going to be traveling for more than 7 hours just to get there.  And that's just the air travel... it doesn't include the two hours it will take to get to the airport. 

We've now begun a training program of sorts for him... it consists of watching Jeopardy together every evening, and working on things like using the form of a question and not answering until Alex Trebek finishes reading the clue.  He's also started reading random sections from the various reference books we have, focussing on areas of knowledge that he's not especially adept at... like award show winners and other pop culture stuff. 

I seem to recall Ken Jennings (I think it was him, anyway) saying that it was important for him to practice clicking.  He used a highlighter pen and clicked the cap on for every answer.  I guess we need to track down a highlighter... :) 

Do you all have any other suggestions for Jeopardy training?

I found out something a little disturbing in regards to our trip this week to K-town.  I can take prepared formula through airport security, but I have to be prepared to taste it in front of the security personel.  Ick!  I wonder if they'll let me have Ginny taste it?

I recently signed us up to start earning air miles, after I found out that my mom did all of her Christmas shopping with her miles.  I've become a bit obsessed with finding ways to earn the maximum points.  I've transferred my prescriptions, signed up for magazine subscriptions, and bought a ridiculous amount of yoghurt this past weekend because they were on an air miles promo.  Am I nuts?  I think so.

Do any of you play Wii Sports Resort?  I'm addicted to the Island Flyover game, and I'm missing just one point of interest.  It's driving me crazy!


  1. good luck to the hubby with the training!
    And have a great time in K-town!

  2. Ooooo, Jeopardy would be so much fun! And um, I wouldn't want to taste the formula either. Eww.


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