(Holidailies Day #11)
TIL: I am not good enough for ‘Jeopardy!’
How I learned this:
OK, this was more of a realization than a fact I heard out in the wilderness/real life.
In July 2013, I went to Toronto to audition for ‘Jeopardy!’. On the day, we were told that we would be put into a contestant pool for the next 18 months or so. It’s been 17 months, so I think it’s safe to say that I’m not going to be hopping on a flight to Los Angeles for trivia glory any time soon.
Kind of a bummer, eh? I could have used the money. And a holiday. And the possibility of embarrassing myself utterly in front of hundreds of thousands (millions, maybe? I’m not up on my ‘Jeopardy!’ Nielsen numbers).
This is despite being assured by a few people WHO HAVE BEEN ON ‘JEOPARDY!’ or who, at least, have been ‘Jeopardy!’-adjacent, that I would definitely make it on.
In the end, all I had was my hair. And my apparently terrible personality.