||[Jan. 27th, 2008|10:32 am]
We're currently (well, as of 30 questions ago, so as currently as we can figure) 15 points out of 3rd place and 20 out of 2nd. And there are 15 or so hours left, so assuming we continue with high spirits through today and tonight...who knows? We won't catch first, but that was a given.
We have just got to stop missing questions and feeling stupid, that's all...confidence begets confidence; failures erode it. We see it happening and we never have a solution. It's the big question in Trivia, the one we never ask: how can we ride our own momentum, and not fall off the second it isn't moving forward at the same pace?
I got a short nap yesterday afternoon and four hours of sleep in the wee hours this morning. But I'm just starting my period, so I'm logier and crankier than I normally would be under these circumstances. AND I can't take any ibuprofen because it's now five days *aaaaaaaaagh* until my tonsillectomy, so I either dose myself hopelessly with tylenol, or I just bite the nearest bullet and deal with it. So far it isn't bad. But I'm staying away from chocolate or anything with the merest whiff of caffeine.
Did you know that the phrase "drunk as a pope" (I know, I'd never heard it either) originally referred to Pope Benedict XII in the 1300s? We (and oh, about 8 fake teams) now know it. Good for us!