Thursday, January 10, 2013

I Lost On Jeopardy...

So the online Jeopardy! tests were this week and tonight was the last night. I signed up earlier in the day and spent most of tonight waiting patiently for my chance to squeeze a little of the trivia knowledge out of my brain in the general direction of Mr. Trebek.

Alas, I'll never know how I may have done BECAUSE FLASH CRASHED ON ME 20 QUESTIONS INTO THE TEST!

Stupid Flash.

I just sat there in shock when the screen suddenly went grey and a little sad face appeared to tell me that the Flash plug-in had crashed.  Then a mad scramble ensued to try to log back in and salvage whatever was left of my chance at glory.

Alas, 'twas not to be. I was greeted with a smug little picture of Alex saying, "Sorry, you're too late for tonight's test. TRY AGAIN NEXT YEAR, LOSER!*"

Ah well. It was pretty challenging, the 20 questions that I did do. Not super hard, but you only get 15 seconds per question to read and answer, and it's all typed in, so you can't even just shout out a quick guess.  It may have also gone smoother if I'd realized that I didn't have to hit Submit after each question. Sigh.

I think the only thing left to say is that I didn't even get a copy of the home version...

Till next year, Alex.  Then we shall meet on the field of trivia once more.

*I may have read something into his expresssion...

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a very happy New Year's Eve last night and was able to either sleep off their drunk or at least relax and take it easy today!

We had some friends over last night and played Quelph (which is an awesome board game, esp. if you have no shame :) and watched the ball drop online from NYC.  The kids even had a couple of countdowns when their friends left at 9pm and then again around 11 when they finally went to bed.

So far, 2013 is shaping up nicely.  We had more friends over tonight (and played more Quelph), Garrett & I painted his room and I've beaten at least one videogame today. 

Heck, I'm on call for work and only had to take one or two calls.  Huzzah!

I'll probably do a 2012 in review for us as a family tomorrow or the next day, but in case I don't, let's just say that 2012 was a year upon which I'll look back with very mixed feelings.  It was a very interesting (and positive) time for me on a professional level but it has been a pretty rough year for us as a family (I'll spare everyone the gory details, but we all came out of the fires for the better after a long road with lots of help!).  And we moved to our nice new house, which was worth it on multiple levels. 

So see you later, 2012.  We're going into 2013 and are ready to kick some booty!