On most weeknights Matt records (On our old-school VCR, Oh how I wish we had a DVR) Jeopardy, which is on at 7:30, and then once Sam has gone to bed we compete. I love to win, but so does Matt. We both have our winning/losing streaks, we each have particular categories that we are good at, but I'd say that in general we are pretty evenly matched.
Matt's really good at the sports, of course and the math. We're both good at the ones that cover movies, and pop culture types of things. And I'm good at the literature/character ones.... And I've been getting better at the Art/ art history/artists stuff since I've been in the classroom. One night I kicked Matt's trash on some architecture questions because we had recently covered some in class. It was awesome. And the best part is when we surprise each other by knowing stuff.
This evening at the first commercial break we were tied 2-2. Then as we went into Final Jeopardy Matt was ahead by one. It was 8-7 and the category was Classic Movie duos. I bet all seven points and I can't recall the question, but the answer was Laurel and Hardy and I beat Matt! It was sweet.
It's nice to always have a formidable opponent living in the same house. (I'm not sure what formidable means, or how to spell it but it sounds like the right word to me.)
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