Hannah S. wrote:Just introducing myself after lurking for a while! Hannah from Los Angeles; my air date is this Friday (March 16).
Hi Hannah! My air date is the 21st.
Miss Mellie wrote:Welcome, Swift'sSecondCourse, and retro good luck!
My dad, brother, and sister-in-law went to Amherst. I'm guessing that first winter was eye-opening for you!
ej! wrote:There seems to be a problem with my old user name "ej!fan" Reconfirmation requesting didn't work so I just renamed myself.
blueoncemoon wrote:I've been a long time lurker here and an infrequent poster on the old board wher my name was nins99. My real name is Linda and I was a three day champion at the end of last season, sneaking in between juggernauts Mark and Justin.
My name is Andrew Fowler. I'm a graduate student in computer science and I live in Battle Ground, WA (just north of of Vancouver (not Canada) across the Columbia from Portland (not Maine)). I've enjoyed Jeopardy since I was a kid, but didn't really get into it until I started playing College Bowl as an undergrad. Now I'm a full-fledged coryat-keeping junkie.
* My heroes are Frank Zappa, Carl Sagan, and Fred Rogers.
* I've been a movie buff ever since the first AFI Top 100 special aired when I was 17 and I spent the next couple of years watching them all. Not a movie genius like some boardies, but I'm okay. My real weakness is that I haven't seen enough bad movies.
* I drive by Matt Groening's old neighborhood every morning. There's a story that he lived so close to the Portland Zoo that he could hear lions roaring from his house as a kid.
* I was really into juggling for many years. Clubs, rings, numbers, everything. Somewhat rusty now, but it's like riding a bike.
* We don't have DVR, or even cable, so we basically just watch Jeopardy! (rabbit ears), movies, and handful of shows on demand. Somehow more exciting when you can't pause, though annoying if the phone rings.
* My 1-year old daughter perks up her ears and comes running to the Jeopardy! theme song, like so many dozens of contestant interview dogs.
* I've only lived here for a couple of years, and I'm just starting to think about doing pub trivia in the Portland area. Anybody here know that scene?
* I'll be in Boston for an internship from July-September of this year. I'd love to meet some Boston boardies! I also discovered recently that my (great x 9) grandfather Phillip Fowler landed in Ipswich in 1634. I'm going to try to find the Fowler homestead when I'm there.
Anyhow, I took the online test for the first time this year (the second one -- March?) but didn't get an audition invite. Next year!
(My avatar is from one of my favorite movies. Can you name it?)
heisman65 wrote:fowlerism wrote:(My avatar is from one of my favorite movies. Can you name it?)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis I believe … nope, it's Last Year at Marienbad.
mswanson wrote:Hello, everyone! My show's about to air on Thursday, so here's me, desperately trying to think of three things I can say to get approved before then. Being on Jeopardy was such an almost accidental thing and nothing I ever expected I'd do, but it definitely ended up being one of the coolest, most fun experiences I've ever had. It was such a thrill to get to play the game on the set, and my fellow contestants were just the best. I think everyone should try out! Now I'm just counting down the last hours to showtime and secretly hoping to run into Joon Pahk around Somerville...
mswanson wrote:Now I'm just counting down the last hours to showtime and secretly hoping to run into Joon Pahk around Somerville...
jpahk wrote:mswanson wrote:Now I'm just counting down the last hours to showtime and secretly hoping to run into Joon Pahk around Somerville...
your secret is out! i'll be on the lookout now. welcome, and good retro luck!