Friday, 7 March 2008
12:40:32 AM (GMT)
I'm really bored, so I thought I'd talk about the spelling bee I was recently in.
So, my family, including my two cousins who had slept over that weekend, all got into
the car and started for Vilanova high school. In the car, for about an hour, I
studied the words with my cousin. I wasn't feeling too confident.
We got in the parking lot, and I jumped out of the car (I was surprisingly excited).
My mom, who had taught there before, braught me to the room where all the other
contestsants were waiting, and I started studying again (I hadn't studied all that
much in the 3 or so weeks i had to prepare). There was some food there, like fruit,
juice, and bagels. After a little while, a women came in and told us we needed to go
to the library. There, they showed us a tape with the rules, and everything was
understanded; you got a word, you repeated it, you could ask any of the 5 questions -
repeat the word, country of origin, definition, sentence and... what type of word it
is, such as noun, adjective- and then you spelled it.
We got into our order, and went to the stage. We waited there as they called all the
names, I was 10th. They called me, I got a medal, and I sat in my chair. They started
the first round, and some people had already got out. I got the word totem. After
that, I wasn't really paying attention. People went, got out.. and so on. i got a
couple more words, there was a break where we got to go back to the firts room, and
eat! I was sooo hungry! I hadn't eaten since like 9, and it was 1? I can't remember.
Anyway, we went back out, spelled more words, and then, there was only 7 of us. All
girls. They let us take a bathroom break, we all went. All of us were soo nervous.
And then we went back out, now I was much more confident. I got up there, and the
announcer gave me the word whiffle. I asked for the country og origin, and he said it
was a copy word, so bascially it didn't have a country of origin, so that didn't help
me. I thought i knew the spelling, so I started spelling "w-i-f-f-l-e". I heard the
dreaded bell, I was wrong. He told me the spelling. It's actually spelled whiffle. I
felt soo dumb, but then the girl after me got espianoge (I don' think that's spelled
right). Thn, the next girl got voyager! I was so mad! How could a person get voyager
after a girl got epianoge?! UGGHH!!
Anyway, so I went out and sat with my parents, they were so proud of me, especially
since I hadn't studies very much. I was pretty happy. You probably don't really care
about all the stuff that happened after that, so I won't waste my time typing it.
Thanks for reading!!!