Thursday, January 31, 2013
I play Trivia every day.
And I very very rarely get through a month with the 90% ranking for a Trivia A student award. Maybe 3 times in 3+ years? And never two months in a row.
My "all time" average score is only 83%. Duh.
I see the same names at 100% month after month. Not me.
Consistency award? check. Fitness points 250, 500 ++?? check. My "streaks" counter doesn't seem to work (I do log food every day) but that doesn't worry me too much. Because my body is streaking even if my streaker isn't . . . yeah!! (No no no, I do keep my clothes on in public. Consistently also.)
But Trivia A student remains elusive to me. Highly intermittent. And this failure is not trivial to me. It significantly damages my self-esteem. My need to consider myself as possessing some modicum of brain power . . . .
I've got lots of excuses about why I don't do Trivia well of course. Trivia asks questions about fast foods and movie theatre treats not even available up here in the GWN *Great White North*, aka Canuckland. Supposing I even went to fast food restaurants or bought junk at the movies. (Pardon the whiff of self-righteousness there . . . ). Trivia sometimes requires answers that I *know* (yes I do, I'm sure about this) are wrong!! But still. By now I should remember what answers Trivia wants, right? And I clearly don't. Not consistently. Not even when I cheat and try to look 'em up on Google and then come back to the Trivia question. Shameless, really I am. And it isn't working for me.
HOWEVER *drumroll*: this may be the month. I got Trivia A student in December 2012. And I THINK I'm up for Trivia A student January 2013. Squeaked through today with that bare 90% needed. Two months in a row Trivia A student????
Oh my. Where do I sign up for Mensa??
And if it doesn't happen, maybe I should offer to set up a Spark Trivia for Dummies alternative??