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by rouquinne
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 395
Views: 33325

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

*sob* I didn't get an audition this time around! :cry:

Just as well since my mom isn't well and I have to look after her, but geez, I'm going to be 60 next year and I'm worried about buzzer reaction timing, especially since I already have an issue with arthritis in my thumbs....
by rouquinne
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek
Replies: 39
Views: 2041

Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

So sorry to hear this - wishing you all the best in your treatment.
by rouquinne
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 11554

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

Thanks all! Now... if only I could reset my password so I can register... :cry:
by rouquinne
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 11554

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

Is there a certain size of photo we have to use? Does it go by kilobytes, pixels or inches? Thanks!
by rouquinne
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 11554

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

Thanks to both morbeedo and seaborgium for the advice! OntarioQuizzer and I are IRL friends and he texted me to advise that he and I are both able to write again (his audition was the day after mine in Toronto in 2017) because it's audition date that matters - not the test date! So, Andy, even thoug...
by rouquinne
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 11554

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

So.... my current swim in the contestant pool will see the plug pulled on *sigh* April 14th!

And I'll bet I won't be permitted to write on one of the three days listed.

:cry:

The arthritis in my hands is getting to be *so* bad, soon I doubt I'd be able to even use the buzzer....

:|
by rouquinne
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 326432

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Online test: January 2007 Invite: ? April 2007 Audition: May 24, 2007 Call: Didn't happen Online test: Every year until 2017 Invite: None Online test: February 2018 Invite: April 2 Audition set for April 26 in NYC Fingers: Crossed I'm in Newfoundland, Canada, so I had to scramble to get my passport...
by rouquinne
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 326432

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Online test: January 2007 Invite: ? April 2007 Audition: May 24, 2007 Call: Didn't happen Online test: Every year until 2017 Invite: None Online test: February 2018 Invite: April 2 Audition set for April 26 in NYC Fingers: Crossed I'm in Newfoundland, Canada, so I had to scramble to get my passport...
by rouquinne
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 326432

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

NoWhammies10 wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Good luck! Another Toronto auditionee has made it... perhaps it will be our turn soon!
From your keyboard to the ears of the Powers That Be!

:lol:
by rouquinne
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 326432

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

quartinsession wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:41 pm
So last week, I was on vacation in Nashville and having a beer while watching a band in one of the honky tonks. I feel my phone buzz so I pull it out of my purse and IT IS FREAKIN' JEOPARDY. I got the call! Incredibly excited.
Ah, you were the day after me! Best of luck!
by rouquinne
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 398
Views: 57204

Re: HQ Trivia

Okay, so which of these many apps DO allow us Canadians to get in on the fun without the issues that HQ has?
by rouquinne
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 70
Views: 9839

Re: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

My audition was in July, so I'm skipping this online test and taking the next one, whenever it is. I wash out of the pool in January, so it will most likely be >18 months I've been quite discouraged about not getting the call, but now I'm somewhat heartened by the tales of all those called at the e...
by rouquinne
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Geek Bowl 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 5135

Re: Geek Bowl 2018

If my mother had told me more than a couple of weeks ago that she was heading south for 6 weeks starting today, I could have arranged this. I thought I would be paying a visit to Toronto for the holiday weekend. :( Of course, that would require getting my passport - which I still haven't done (yes,...
by rouquinne
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Geek Bowl 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 5135

Re: Geek Bowl 2018

If my mother had told me more than a couple of weeks ago that she was heading south for 6 weeks starting today, I could have arranged this. I thought I would be paying a visit to Toronto for the holiday weekend. :( Of course, that would require getting my passport - which I still haven't done (yes, ...
by rouquinne
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 70
Views: 9839

Re: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

I LOVE rouquinne's blog entry as it brings back the memories of my snowpocalypse audition! It's usually just a 20-minute drive into downtown Chicago for us, but there were massive delays that morning. We had to take the unplowed side streets and crank up some pedal-to-the-metal classic rock in orde...
by rouquinne
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 70
Views: 9839

Re: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

I wonder if I can just sign up and take the test again for fun. Would I risk bumping someone from a legitimate audition slot? I hope not. Yes! Liz Fritz wrote the test for "fun" the same night I wrote the 2016 one. I know I bombed it and I felt way better when she said on Twitter that she was glad ...
by rouquinne
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 70
Views: 9839

Re: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

Cleveland and Detroit are about a 2 hour drive apart... weird to have auditions at both. They are both about the same distance from me. I think I'll pick Cleveland since I've never been there. Detroit was the day before my Toronto audition in 2013 - then again, that is about 4.5 hours apart not cou...
by rouquinne
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 70
Views: 9839

Re: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

So, my husband went to the J! site to check on his info, etc., and he did not find our major metropolitan area listed among the audition cities. Bummer, since I know they've been here multiple times in the last year. Looks like it'll be a day's drive if he's lucky enough to get an audition. Where d...
by rouquinne
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 398
Views: 57204

Re: HQ Trivia

mennoknight wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:48 pm
That Goodnight Moon question really got me fired up. I had to go read the book to calm down.
:lol:
by rouquinne
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 326432

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Took the online test January 2016 (2nd time trying the online test). In-person audition June 2016 in New York (1st time doing the in-person audition). Got the call last month, mid-January 2018. Tape this week, February 14th, 2018. Episode will air the week of June 11th. I was right up against my 18...