Hello, and I'm sorry I didn't post sooner, it's been a hectic week.
First off: Auburn-Riverside
Friday Josh and I competed in Student Congress (hereafter refered to as Stuco), he in Novice, I in JV. This tournament was HUGE, over 250 debate entries and 380 speech entries. I gave three very good speeches, and the Parliamentarian even went up to Dawna afterwards and told her what a good speaker I was. Unfortunately their recency was all screwed up, so even though I was better than most of the people who trophied, they gave more speeches hence won the trophies. Oh well. Ali did LD and he went 3/3, not bad! I saw the Kingston team, but I didn't actually get to say hello.
Saturday: (five hours later)
Ali's alarm apparently did not go off, so Kelsey (watching), Kallie (judging), me, and Dawna drove off without him. Oh, and now I must mention the stupidist school policy. When the driver must stop for gas in a school vehicle, all persons inside the vehicle must vacant the premises until the gas is finished being pumped. Basically: If something bad does happen, we only have the memory of watching our coach be blown up, not the actually being blown up ourselves. How comforting.
Anyways! So we got there and met our two novice duos and Ali. There were three rooms of DI, and I didn't make it to finals, although I was pleased at how I did: 4/3/2. The people who did make it were insanely good, and they all beat me before. Oh, and Frank struck up a conversation with me in the commons, so that was fun. :) I watched a round of open IR then, and a round of open HI. Then I found Frank and Mitch in the hall waiting for postings and started talking to them. :) I gave Mitch some advice on a crappy judge, and impressed Frank by pointing out an error in Mitch's logic. (Keep in mind, both of these boys took first and third in Open LD at the biggest tournament in Western Washington thus far this year. They are both incredibly smart, which is part of the reason I love hanging out with them. :) ) SO I watched a round of Mitch's Impromptu, and I walked into the room and he wanted me to sit next to him. :D So afterwards I went to watch Impromptu Finals (Mitch made it, yes) and I also spent many hours between rounds with Kelsey and Ali. See, they eventually found out about my interest in the Kingston brothers, and so they promptly began mercilessly teasing me. Unfortunately there wasn't anyone for me to tease Ali about, but Kelsey did have her eye on this one dude from Renton... ;)
So yea, I watched Open Impromptu Finals, and Mitch took 2nd. :) Afterwards we all crowded into the auditorium, and Ali got 2nd for Novice Extemp. and one of our novice duos took 3rd. I got to go up on stage to get their trophies because they had left, and there were like 400 people crammed into the auditorium, I'm serious! It was a super huge tournament. :)
GIG HARBOR:Time is running short, not much happened that was interesting. 13 Things girl was there... >:| I got 2nd for Memorized Interp, they combined HI and DI because they were so small. So it was fun, and I now have another trophy. :)
ooooo yea..... you know the feeling when someone hates you? Yea, it's like that. Actually, it's exactly that, not even 'like' that.
Plus side: I don't have to deal with her until Thursday, and I get to see some of you dudes tonight... Oh, and Ali doesn't hate me. Oh, and it's one less day until Elliot and Erika get back.