Last month I got super lucky. I played in the monthly spelling bee (for fun, in a bar) I always enter, and the stars aligned and I friggin’ won!
Last night I felt really off. I spelled my first two words right (forecastle, pronounced ‘folk-sill’ and cholesterol). I got the next two wrong (catafalque and…something I forget). I bought myself back in once, for $5. The emcee bought me back in the second time because when I asked for a sentence it was a sad sentence about my dog being dead (that’s not going to make any sense out of context. Sorry!).
But after that I spelled everything else right! I don’t remember many of the words. One was something like retrore or retrose. Another was decoct.
And in the eleventh round I hemmed and hawed and asked for the definition about three times but then finally spelled passerine to win! For the second month in a row. Lightning struck twice.
I couldn’t tell if I loved or hated this photo, so I decided to love it.