Friday, May 30, 2008

This Spelling Bee Stuff is Intense

The finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are on ABC tonight (7CT), but I don't think I'm going to be able to work up the nerve to watch them. I was watching a little of the qualifying rounds today on ESPN, and I just couldn't stomach it. These kids are up there just sweating it out, trying to come up with the spelling of words like trophallactic and bulbul. I applaud them for dealing with the pressure, but there's no way I can watch something like this.

Also, the Spelling Bee is the yearly remember of how I failed so miserably in my 5th grade spelling bee, so many moons ago. I can't quite remember what word I got out on, but I do remember I was very confident and very upset once I lost. That was a terrible day.

For more on the spelling bee, including some kid trying to spell the word diener (like Travis, get it!), check out the summary at Awful Announcing.


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