My nerd type is brainy, and I like to show it off. A TV show like Jeopardy! was created for someone like me. It's not about appearing like the smartest person in a room. It's more that I have an unquenchable desire for knowledge. I love to learn, always have. I like knowing at least a little bit about the major issues that come up in the world today, and I love knowing as much random trivia as possible (there are some A-Z blogs--like Jaycee DeLorenzo's--that are really adding to my trivia knowledge... and I love it!).
My parents and I watch Jeopardy! almost every night while we eat dinner. It's one of the highlights of my day. We shout out the answers on top of each other. We laugh when we're blatantly wrong, and we cheer when we get the difficult ones right. If there were ever a Family Week on Jeopardy!, we would dominate.
Sometimes when I get a particularly difficult question right, I'm surprised to realize where I learned the answer. Most of it comes from television shows. I can't count how many answers I've gotten right because I've watched every episode of the West Wing at least three times. The other day I got a question about kendo right because I used to watch Digimon.
I love when knowledge picked up unintentionally becomes important.
I'm having a particularly bad week with my Jeopardy! page-a-day calendar (none right out of the first three questions, and a missed last week's Final Jeopardy! about Glee (for shame!)). But don't ever mess with me about Children's Literature. I own that category.
Are you a Jeopardy! fan?