When I was younger, I was confident I would rock Wheel of Fortune and show Pat Sajak who's boss. I wouldn't even need to buy no stinkin' vowels. I was sure I could solve the puzzle with consonants alone. That's right. Confidence. Vanna would turn just a few letters and BAM! I'd solve the puzzle.
When Emma was a newborn, I rarely missed an episode of Family Feud. I had big plans for my family and I to be on that show. In my sleep deprived state, I was certain no family in the history of the Feud had ever been on the show that would be nearly as entertaining as mine. And we'd school that other family in "famous pigs" and "things you look for in the dark."
Now, I can't get enough of The Amazing Race. Watch out, people. Someday, as soon as I'm done having babies and done nursing and my kids are old enough to take care of themselves, Gary and I are taking off and we'll win that million dollars. If it's still on the air.
For now, I live vicariously through others. And last week, a friend's husband was on Jeopardy! for two days! I've only met him once, but the way I was rooting for him, you'd think we were life long pals. When he won that first day, I was thrilled for him and came bounding down the stairs to announce the news to Gary.
I've posted about spending the day with Beth Moore. (Except... I didn't.)
I've posted about posing as a newspaper reporter to gather info on a classmate.
I've posted about leaving notes in a stranger's mailbox to find out about her laundry habits.
Truly... I'm not a stalker.
But there was this one time...
I loved watching Jeopardy! in high school. I mean, doesn't every high school girl?
Well, I loved watching Jeopardy! in high school. One time, during the teen tournament, there was a really cute guy competing. To this day, I remember his name. Matt Morris. He won.
We had our picture taken together.
(I know... WHO DOES THAT?! Matt Morris should just be thankful Google and Facebook weren't around then. Just sayin'.)
But hey! Great news! I must've married my dream guy, because Gary competed on The Price Is Right in college! One day, if I can figure out how to convert the video tape, I'll post his clip. It's worth watching. You'll have to wait and watch to see what he won!
UPDATE: Matt Morris DID end up reading this! Read this follow-up blog post.