Instead of actually teaching today, I spent the day helping with a scholar bowl tournament, which was a lot of fun and brought back a lot of great memories from my own high-school days. Our kids brought home some nice hardware from today’s tournament, where they finished third and picked up a couple of individual awards.
It took about five minutes for me to remember why my life revolved around scholar bowl when I was in high school.
Too bad there aren’t any teams for grownups. If you’re into softball, cross-country, volleyball, golf, tennis, or even basketball, you can find an outlet somewhere — but old scholar bowl players are out of luck. I’ve never understood that. The closest I’ve gotten was when I went to the kids’ first game this year, and Zaphod and I sat in the audience, scribbling our own responses on notepads and then tallying them up at the end of the game to see who could come up with the most right answers. Entertaining, yes, but I reeeeeeeally miss being on the buzzers….