If you are my friend on Facebook or follow me on Instagram, this is not news. For the rest of you…
I AM GOING TO BE ON JEOPARDY!!!
As I said on FB, Sorry to be shouting but I am just that excited!
I got The Call late Monday afternoon while I was staffing the desk at our county party campaign office.
Hi, this is Laurie [something] and I work for a TV show called Jeopardy.
When my heart sank back to its usual location I managed to croak, Really!?!?
She went on to tell me all about the taping — when (November 7), where (Sony studios in Culver City, CA), where I should stay (a couple nearby hotels that offer the Sony corporate discount and a free shuttle to the studio on taping day), what I should wear (avoid white or busy prints*), how many guests I could bring to the taping (six), and a bunch of other stuff that you don’t need to know.
Sorry, I just needed to say that. Again.
The phone call went on for nearly ten minutes. I just wanted it to be over so I could tell someone.
I called Smokey.
I just got a call from Culver City, California. Can you guess who it was from? (He guessed his friend John who lives in CA. Nope.)
It was from someone at Sony Picture Studios. (No guess.)
What is that tv program we like to watch at 4:30 in the afternoon? (He got it.)
Then I messaged both sons. Younger Son immediately messaged back, WHAT? and CONGRATULATIONS!
Elder Son called later that evening to congratulate me. He also commented on my FB post: Congratulations! I think that you’ve been watching that show so long that I used to call it “Jeopardy-dee-dee” because I was just learning to talk. (Actually, it was Jeopar-dee-bee, but who’s counting…)
In case you didn’t know it, November 7 is the day after The Election, so we will have to vote early (but not often) because we will be on a plane to LAX on Election Day. Gotta say that I breathed a sigh of relief when she said the date of the taping; had it been sooner I would have been leaving my county party — of which I am co-chair and head volunteer — in the lurch. Not that I wouldn’t have done it, but it is better all around if I miss only the very last day.
So now I am renewing my efforts to make flash cards of subjects that are easily reviewed that way — Shakespeare’s plays, US presidents/vice presidents/cabinet members, state/world capital cities. Smokey doesn’t know it yet, but he will be testing me with these every night. And I just searched my library system’s online catalog to request books about Jeopardy.
Once I find out when my episode(s) will air, you can be sure I will shout it here and everywhere.