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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

What to watch

Wanna see some brave kids? Check out the annual Scripps Howard Spelling Bee final rounds on ESPN today and tomorrow!

I get very excited about the spelling bee. I studied for the first round in fifth grade, then decided it wasn't very cool. But, now, I think these kiddos are about the coolest around. They have a skill that will serve them well in life, no matter what they choose to do. So, hopefully, kids won't be fainting right and left like they did last year, but there are some comical moments and you can definitely pick a favorite and root him/her on.

Join me. J-O-I-N M-E! Join me!


Blogger jes said...

i have participated in spelling bees before. one, when i was in first grade, and others, at UIL competitions.

i never won, but i remember how arrogant i was in 4th grade because i knew how to spell delicatessen.


2:49 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

ahahahahaha! i bet you have waited your whole life for someone to ask you how to spell that! too bad most people just say "deli."

3:03 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

At first I thought that maybe Jes and I had met at a spelling bee match back in our younger days, but then I remembered that I am older, and b/c I attended a private school, it wasn't UIL, it was TAPPS. Oh well. I love being able to spell, it comes in awfully handy, especially for Cranium and Turbo Cranium where you spell the words backwards.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous tracey said...

AS -- Noticed you're reading "Mrs. Piggle Wiggle."

I love Mrs. Piggle Wiggle.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

me too! kids books are the best! roald dahl is my alltimefavorite. what about you?

7:18 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

Oh I can't wait to read big kid books! I'm still stuck on "Roar,Hiss,Squawk".

Kidding. We read everything from Pooh to Stephen King.

Spelling is fun. I love words like superfluous. Or genre. That's just a fun word to say. Sounds fancy.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

the other day i was registering for baby stuff at walmart.com and found the following books:

The gas we pass: The story of farts
Everyone poops
Flush the potty
Time to pee

these are all childrens books! talk about quality!

8:58 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

Hey, you and I will see the value in such books one day for our little ones.

Heath always says...Fart = Funny!

He and daughter get quite a laugh when either does it.

9:18 PM  
Blogger jes said...

dude. when i read the name "roald dahl" i sat and stared, trying to sound it out for quite a while before continuing the sentence.

i thought it was an acronym for something, like LOL or LMAO. and i couldn't figure out what it stood for.

i'm glad i gave up and finished reading the sentence. :)

4:44 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

jes, my mother was telling me the other day about a time you were helping her cook spaghetti at her house. (???)

anyway, she said she remembers how funny you were, because, instead of saying you "boil the spaghetti noodles" or "cook the noodles," you said you would help her by "melting the noodles."

that is a classic jessica statement, and it came to mind when i pictured you trying to decipher "roald dahl."

5:08 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

I think the spelling bees are way more intense than those kids anticipate. Did you see the winner run to his dad (?) and cry? The dad looked uncomfortable with the show of emotion. Like he was c-h-a-g-r-i-n-e-d.

2:15 PM  

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