As I write, it is less than 48 hours until my own Jeopardy! experience reaches air. Many of you may have been laughing along with that Hometown Howdy of mine.
…..grrr. That’s a hard line to say! Despite being on national TV (- and writing blog posts about it – ) – ( – and gabbing to every local news media outlet – ), I don’t think it’s crazy to say that I’m not one for self-promotion. Now that the freshmen found it, and I have to hear the Howdy thirty times a day, with imitation – well, it gets me.
I’ve been really enjoying my Jeopardy! viewing this week. If I haven’t said it enough, the entire team behind the scenes and in front of the camera made the experience the friendliest, if still anxious, of my endeavors. Each of the contestants were top notch. Even if it doesn’t show (with all the negative numbers and single-game dominance), everybody deserved to be there and would have/could have won if categories or buzzers had been more in their timing.
Crazy to think that I’m in that room on the air, just not visible yet. It’s like listening to an echo, or swimming through an oft-watched episode of Twilight Zone – you know all the lines to but still have to catch yourself to see if really happened just like that. Each promo and each clue is another knock, another footstep, another thunderbolt to the half hour that has been in the back of my mind for three months. I hope that everyone who tunes in will play along and join me in giggling through the whole show. While I certainly didn’t make enough money to take “rich leave”, I’m not disappointed with my performance. It’s been a privilege and quite the honor. I couldn’t have done it without Shannon and without the support of my colleagues, students, and friends. Sincerely, thank you!
The End….For now?
So long everybody!