French miss

      I’m getting excited about our fifth anniversary Friday! I’m not sure how I’m gonna treat myself yet, but I’ll take suggestions.
     So Dava-Leigh Brush surprised me anyway with a third win yesterday. And as for me she looked noticeably more comfortable today, right from her first selection.

Laura Gallo
Michael Camiel

     Michael found the Daily Double of the first round in The Liberty Bell, a category he kept going back to.
Dava-Leigh 2600 (5 right)
Michael 1400 (4 right and one wrong)
Laura 800 (One right)
     He wagered it all on this clue: “A bell replica toured the U.S. in 1915 with the clapper chained; it rang at last in 1920 to celebrate this event.” He and I got it. Laura got the next 2 clues right, bringing her to 1800, when it was time for the first commercial break.
     Um, only old guys can like the Three Stooges? I’m a long-time fan. What an odd story of Michael’s, though.
     At the end of the round:
Dava-Leigh 4600 (4 right)
Michael 4600 (3 right)
Laura 3400 (3 right)
     Laura found the first Daily Double of the next round in End of the Line.
Dava-Leigh 5800 (2 right)
Michael 6200 (2 right and one wrong)
Laura 6200 (5 right and one wrong)
     Laura wagered 2000 on this clue: “‘The very first requirement in a hospital (is) that it should do the sick __ ____.” She was right.
     I got this triple-stumper in Who’s in Charge? thanks to a discussion I saw on jboard once about the suffix -ian in a name: “A former Soviet republic: President Serge Sarkisian.” Uh oh. Laura found the next Daily Double too, in the same category. By now I’m getting worried about Dava-Leigh’s chances and I don’t know why I’m pulling for her.
Dava-Leigh 7800 (One right)
Michael 4600 (One right and one wrong)
Laura 10600 (2 right)
     Laura wagered 2000 on this clue: “A big African country: President Goodluck Jonathan.” She was wrong and I was right.
    If you guys watched the finale of Child Genius last night, you saw a similar clue as this one in Skeleton Crew: “Found in the chest, this bone includes the xiphoid process.” Graham (and Dava-Leigh) got it right and of course I knew it cold too. I also got this triple-stumper in the category: “These 5 bones form the skeleton of the sole of the foot.”
     At the end of the round:
Dava-Leigh 8200
Michael 5800
Laura 12600
     The Final Jeopardy category was Languages. This was the clue: “They’re the 2 states with the highest percentage of people who speak French at home.” I thought this was so easy it was silly, and am amazed that it was a triple-stumper. Michael lost it all. Dava-Leigh lost 4500! Laura lost 3801, but she wins. On to tomorrow!
One year ago: The Dog Ate It
Two years ago: Colby conquers K2 today
Three years ago: Another Oracle of Omaha?
Four years ago: Back in Action