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WOOOOOOOO [Feb. 27th, 2008|09:54 pm]
Darth Paradox
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I just got the email: I've been called back for another Jeopardy audition!

This is a little different than last time. Last time I got an audition, I got my name picked out of a hat without any prior work, went to the audition, took the 50-question test, passed it there, and then auditioned with a mock game.

This time, I took the online test on January 31st, and so this audition will be made up of people that have already passed that test (and gotten their name picked out of the hat, too - but a much smaller hat). I don't yet know what the audition will entail - whether I'll have to take another test to make it to the mock game portion of the auditions, or whether I'm done with the testing portion. I hope it's the latter, though I'm reasonably confident about my testing chances given that I've gotten called back in two out of the three Jeopardy tests I've ever taken.

Anyway. The audition is at 11:30 on Monday, March 31st in Portland - I'll probably drive down on the evening of the 30th and stay with friends that night. I'll have more details soon.

In the meanwhile, Sora bought me a trivia book last time I passed an audition, and I never got a chance to look at it. I'm going to try to go through all one thousand questions over the next month, and we'll see how I do. I'll be keeping score for each of the book's section, to determine what areas I have to study more. I'll also be reviving my previous plan to read Wikipedia's featured article every day... and like last time, I will avoid listening to Weird Al's "I Lost On Jeopardy" for the next year, for superstitious reasons.

This should be interesting.
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[User Picture]From: xaandria
2008-02-28 06:13 am (UTC)
Congrats! That's awesome.
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[User Picture]From: jadeejf
2008-02-28 06:19 am (UTC)
That's really neat, and interesting. :D Cool!
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[User Picture]From: ceruleanst
2008-02-28 06:23 am (UTC)
You should read "Prisoner of Trebekistan" by Bob Harris. Lots of useful advice, and a great read.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-02-28 06:57 am (UTC)
I think I've got a copy somewhere that I have yet to read. Might just be on my Amazon wishlist, though. I'll make sure I move it up in the queue!
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-02-29 05:44 am (UTC)
I do indeed have a copy, I just finished chapter 6, and it's already proven highly useful - giving me some new ideas, and confirming several I already had. Thanks for the suggestion!
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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2008-02-28 06:23 am (UTC)
YAY, sweetheart!! I've already told you how excited and happy I am for you, but I am also quite proud of you as well. :D

You're the best!
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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2008-02-28 06:27 am (UTC)
Neat. Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: petie_s
2008-02-28 02:39 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I didn't get a letter, so you better kick some ass for me.
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[User Picture]From: absurdhero
2008-02-28 02:57 pm (UTC)

Superstition

Given that I wished you luck last time and that didn't work out too well, should I hope you choke? ;-)
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[User Picture]From: pk2317
2008-02-28 04:20 pm (UTC)
Awesome for you!

I keep meaning to do the online test, and then forgetting whenever it's available. So go and win for me :-P

If you need a place to crash in Portland, just lemme know. We've still got extra space. Also a big book of practice Jeopardy questions, if you want some last-minute studying.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-02-29 05:46 am (UTC)
I appreciate the offer! I was hoping to ask you for such a favor anyway. Sora will probably be accompanying me down to Portland - I hope I can prevail upon you for a little more space for her?

We're planning on driving down that Sunday night - we'll probably show up around 8 or 9. What's your schedule like on Sundays and Mondays? It'd be cool to play some board games, or go to lunch/dinner with you after the audition, or something like that.
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[User Picture]From: pk2317
2008-02-29 06:27 pm (UTC)
Check your Zeta PMs.
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From: ex_miang438
2008-02-28 04:20 pm (UTC)
Good luck, and have fun! :)
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[User Picture]From: fiercekitty
2008-02-28 05:12 pm (UTC)
That is really cool! Hope you make it to the actual show :)
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[User Picture]From: echo_eriol
2008-02-28 05:56 pm (UTC)
So fracking cool!!! Good luck :)
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[User Picture]From: sertrel
2008-02-28 08:19 pm (UTC)
Play their game, you rogue!
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From: utricularian
2008-02-29 05:43 am (UTC)
i will be your fanboy forever if you get on Jeopardy
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[User Picture]From: torfindra
2008-03-01 04:20 am (UTC)
I sincerely hope you bet 1337 in Final Jeopardy, like another memorable player. (or not ... :p)

Let us know how it goes!
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[User Picture]From: cerulean_me
2008-03-16 06:31 am (UTC)
HI, I don't know you, and this is probably tacky... but might I steal your Fractal icon? Giving your credit, of course!
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-03-16 03:24 pm (UTC)
Feel free! :D
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