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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Whoa, flashback time! I used Math-U-See Primer and Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons with my firstborn when she was 3. Some kids really are ready to learn basic kindergarten stuff at that age. The mistake I made was assuming that automatically meant she was highly gifted and would continue accelerating academically as she got older. Lots of tears and frustration in our homeschooling years. It’s all turning out ok, she’s in school and doing great. But honestly, I think there’s hope for Jill and Izzy. The schedule, the homeschooling, it means she’s putting effort into spending time with this kid, she cares about his academic progress. If she continues with Math-U-See, the video instruction is very good. She can probably learn with her kids, and remember, she’s the one who wanted to be a nurse. I still think the relationship with Derick is really messed up, though.
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    The Jeopardy! All-Star Games

    Looks like this prediction was a winner. I’m sad not to see Alex go up against them though. I really wish he had risked less on that DD. (I got the TS of The Sheik, World Book, and Matthew Weiner.)
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    The Jeopardy! All-Star Games

    Roger and Brad should go out and get drunk together and commiserate on their spectacular DJ failures. Poor guys, that’s got to hurt.
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    The Jeopardy! All-Star Games

    Beethoven’s Fifth needs the word “Symphony” after it to be a complete answer. I was surprised there wasn’t a BMS given.
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    The Jeopardy! All-Star Games

    So it wasn’t just me. I kept thinking he looked like Balki, and his whole presentation was just over the top. Larissa was awesome. I’ve never seen her play before. I guess Brad can add team picking ability to his other Jeopardy talents. Any sort of geography question would be my worst nightmare for FJ.
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    The Jeopardy! All-Star Games

    And I predicted Brad’s comeback in the split second before he said it. He is like a sitcom character.
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    The Jeopardy! All-Star Games

    Triple Rhyme Time was insane. I don’t see how they got any of them. The rest of the board seemed normal in difficulty. I was wondering if they would make it harder for the all stars.
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    S09.E01: Love Is In The Air

    I don't think the chaperones are there because they think the courting couple has no self-control. In their world, it's called "avoiding the appearance of evil." Basically, if they have a witness all the time, then no one can start a rumor of sexual activity. Remember when Jessa and Ben went into a private room after the wedding to have their first kiss, and there were all these rumors that they had actually had sex? It kind of makes their point. If any of these couples were ever known to be alone, the rumors would be flying. Since these are people for whom pre-marital chastity is paramount, they don't want to be accused of doing something that flies in the face of their beliefs.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    They write in emojis just like “boss babes” advertising their latest MLM. Unfortunately, it’s a trend among grown women.
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    Season 35 Final Jeopardy Contest

    3/5 this week including the two TS.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I got a TS FJ! See what you’re missing by not calling me, Jeopardy contestant selection committee?
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Wow, that was a really good game! Hardly any TS, and I don’t even think Alex had to call the one-minute warning in either round. Never saw Grey’s Anatomy (though I used to read the recaps on TwoP) but I came up with the right answer in time.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I got all the TS in the plagues category, Juliette Low, Point Nemo. Like a previous poster said, I thought Pony Express but couldn’t quite commit. Something about the wording of the clue was tricky.
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    Michelle and JimBob aka J'Chelle and Boob

    Baggage = she dated other guys before JB.
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    What are... Jeopardy! experiences?

    I did my second audition last September. My first audition was in 2015. I did well on the written test, and I played very well in the mock game. However, I had no interesting facts about myself and so my interview was boring. Second audition, I didn’t feel as good about the written test, and I didn’t play well in the mock game. I missed a question and then got buzzer-shy and didn’t ring in on some that I knew. However, my interview went great. I felt like the whole room was listening intently to my story and enjoying it. Do you tell people in real life that you’re auditioning? I have both times, but I don’t think I will tell if I do it again. I am so sick of being asked, “Abstract, have you heard anything from Jeopardy yet?” by people who are my FB friends. Obviously I will announce it there if I get the call, and so there’s no reason to ask!
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