So apparently I won some random geography challenge and I was selected for the school-wide geography bee. At first I didn’t want to go. And they were all “But it’s a exciting opportunity to encourage and inspire your fellow classmates to achieve and excel in extracurricular activities and be the best they can be”.
I still said no, so they threatened to take it out of my civics grade.
So that’s why I stayed after school today to participate in the geo bee and encourage and inspire my fellow classmates to achieve and excel in extracurricular activities and be the best they can be. And after all this, you better start achieving and excelling or I’m gonna be pretty pissed.
Basically I went to Mrs. Donovan’s room with the nine other winners from the other nine pods. And she read us questions and we answered them. I mostly made educated guesses. Sometimes I just guessed without the educated part. Like how was I supposed to know that the first synagogue in New England was in Rhode Island? I had a total brain fart and all I could think of from New England was Rhode Island, so I pretty much lucked out and made it to the championship round.
One girl was really dumb. I won’t name names, but you know who you are. The question was “Which US state is Santa Fe in?” and she said AUSTRALIA. Exactly how did she make it to the geo bee in the first place? I’m surprised she’s even in eighth grade.
The championship round was just the same thing with two people, me and this sevvie who actually studied. So here he is drawing on his expansive knowledge of the world and I’m making more educated guesses. So of course he wins. The last question was one of those where Mrs. Donovan had to read off this insanely long and hard name like Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Google it). Of course she messes up the pronunciation in that special teacher-ly way, and he guesses right, and I guess wrong, and he wins, and I get second place. Not bad.
The sevvie got a medal, and this is what I got for second place:
Nah. I’m just screwing with you guys. I won nothing, apart from a warm fuzzy feeling inside and a possible mention on the morning news tomorrow. But oh well. I wouldn’t have gotten that far with educated guesses anyway. I’ll let the sevvie get away with it this time. But you wait until we get the award for “Best Blog Ever In The Goddamn Universe”.