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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Wow! Another really close game today. I love when that happens. Dave really lucked out with Jeff and Jonathan finishing DJ in a tie. I had Ahab, peel, fling, knell, liver (after saying gallbladder first), and FJ on a very wild guess. I initially was thinking Earth Day but knew it hadn't started until the 70s, so I went with Arbor Day. Mildly off-topic: I was babysitting my nephew earlier, and I had on some old episodes from YouTube. When Cheryl from the Clue Crew came on, my nephew said, "Auntie, she looks like you!" I don't see it, but you guys can decide for yourselves soon. I wonder why she stopped doing the show. It probably was a big time commitment with all that travel, but it'd be a dream job for me.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    If by scary movies you mean horror movies, I'm with you. For me, it's because I don't like blood and guts. Now I love me some suspense. Poe has always been my favorite writer. That was an exciting game with three solid players. Congratulations to Jonathan. We don't often see giant slayers repeat as champs. Yes, I know Lindsey won four games, but she was really sharp, regardless of her buzzer-murdering technique!) I would have been happy with any of today's three contestants winning. This is the first time in ages I wrote down my gets. I had Marie Antoinette (strange TS), Hedda Gabler, George Washington, and Ozzy Newsome. Of course I had FJ immediately. I was disappointed that Stephanie didn't write anything down. I guess you risk giving a bad answer, but it seems worth it to just pick an American Author and hope for the best.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Thanks for the kind words. Truth be told, I'm terrified I'm going to freeze up and make an ass of myself. I'm taking getting picked as my win. Everything else is gravy.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    British royalty was one of my weakest subjects, so I've read about 10 books on it and watched a few documentaries as well. Still, when the category came up, I told my BFF I probably wouldn't get it right. Then I did get it right! Something stuck in this aging mind of mine! I really hope I have a chance to answer "Aaron Burr" on my show. I freaking love that commercial. Speaking of the show, my per diem check arrived today. I was hoping it'd be a fancy Jeopardy check I could frame (I just take a picture to deposit). Alas, it was boring. But it said Jeopardy so I'm still going to frame it. Anyway, it just got really real that I'm flying out there next weekend. Crazy!
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    They encourage it. FJ was an instaget, but I've been studying The Oscars. I may not have remembered Spotlight otherwise. I'll always remember Moonlight because of the fiasco during the broadcast.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    The women authors category bothers me because women is a noun. Why not call it female authors if you want to narrow it down?
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Not sure what you mean by that. I think I'm pretty good.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I've tried to be more sympathetic to the contestants since I found out about my upcoming appearance, but I can't lie. I'm not a fan of the champ. She's definitely knowledgeable, but I can't stand the buzzer clicking and facial expressions. I'm also hoping they replace that buzzer before I get there. She's destroying it! I wonder if it sounds that loud to the contestants.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I had those TS's as well. I don't know how I missed that Neil Simon had died; it seems it should've been pretty big news, but I only got it right because I knew both Arthur Miller and August Wilson died in '05, and he was the next playwright I thought of. Ditto on the pink hair. I don't like it on everyone who has it, but the new champ wears it well. Also ditto on the revamp of One Day at a Time. It's excellent, and Rita Moreno is a national treasure. Speaking of EGOT winners, I was catching up on this season of The Voice last weekend and learned that John Legend is an EGOT. I had no idea. I went down an EGOT rabbit hole and am now prepared should an EGOT category come up during my game(s)!
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I don't like a lot of modern artists, but I freaking love The Weeknd. "Earned It" is one of the sexiest songs I've ever heard. It's on my hot date playlist! He also seems like a good guy, which is nice in a time when so many celebrities don't seem to be.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Absolutely. I'm also going to tell him how many well wishes I've read for him here and on other forums I visit. Yesterday was such a roller coaster day for me. I received the e-mail from the contestant coordinator with my flight information and was really excited. About an hour later, I opened up my Facebook page and the first thing I saw was his video. I'm still really upset, as I'm sure all of you Jeopardy fans are. Alex has his quirks, but I can't even begin to imagine Jeopardy without him. I've been watching since 1984, when I was 12 years old and knew very few of the answers.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    He was from Tucson, so I was definitely rooting for him. I hope he doesn't catch too much flack from his coworkers for missing that one. I'm glad to have regular Jeopardy back. The All Star clues were shaking my confidence! I did well today but missed FJ and was too emotional about Alex to think to write down my gets.
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    What is...In the Media?

    The show was a little delayed in sending out our plane tickets for the Teachers Tournament. They mentioned they thought they might have to delay it but all is well now and it was something that "couldn't be helped." I'm assuming this is what was going on. I'm hoping Alex gets the treatment he needs to beat this.
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    The Jeopardy! All-Star Games

    I'd never heard it before that episode.
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    The Jeopardy! All-Star Games

    I'm catching up on episodes and had yesterday's and today's FJ responses pretty quickly. I can't say that for the rest of the games, but that made me feel good. For today's, once I realized it was Eisenhower and knew he served two terms it was easy. It may have helped that I'm teaching The Crucible and we're spending a lot of time on the 50s.
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