was talking about Quizbowl in the comments to another entry and it was getting hard to read, so I decided I'd post about it. (Also I have nothing better to talk about today, except for the Bengals winning on Monday Night Football last night, and I have a feeling no one wants to hear about that...even though it was FREAKING AWESOME.) (And am I the only person who thinks Zachary needs to trim his hair a little bit? Yes? Okay.)
They called this Quick Recall at my school, and we competed against other schools in our athletic league. Two teams of four people would compete to answer trivia questions. Have you ever watched The Young Ones
? You know the episode "Bambi", where they get on the collegiate trivia TV programme? Well, that's exactly what our team behaved like. I was often the only girl, and I was a geek, so the guys pretty much carried on as if it were an all-male group. This was also where one of my best (and dorkiest) friends, who is now spikegoddess
' husband, got horrifically embarrassed. He always carried a quarter in his wallet in case he needed to make a phone call from a pay phone, and it had created a circular indentation in the leather that was about the size of a condom. I think you can figure out the things that got said when we glimpsed this on the way to a meet one day.
There was also a TV competition called In The Know
on WOSU that we would compete in every year. Because we were a small school, we'd have to win an untelevised game against someone before we could advance to being on the show. Generally, we would cream the opponents in the untelevised game and then have to play some team from Dublin or Worthington who showed up in matching suits and kicked our butts on the air for all to see.
I was not, however, in the marching band. I did have many friends and a boyfriend who were in it, so at football games I would hang around the bandstand to chat with them and steal their blankets while they were playing. I'm not sure whether that makes me or them the geekier ones.