The rules say you must bring your own balls

Trip Start May 30, 2008
Trip End Jun 22, 2008

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

On Saturday, I spent a deleriously happy day as a volunteer at the 2008 National Science Olympiad Tournament.  Sure, there are many tales that could be told of the day:  tales of what it's like to volunteer amidst hundreds of projectile-launching middle schoolers, of the fame and glory that hung in the balance for them, of the middle school science geek camraderie and romance (ok, so it was really just the 6th-grade boys pining after the 9th-grade girls...) I observed over the course of that happy day, of how ridiculously good it was too see two of my childhood mentors and heros after too many long years, of how it still makes me happy that the organization's longstanding national director's last name is "Putz..."

But no, this is not the place for those stories.  This blog is a place only for the painfully boring.  The tragedy of it is that to me, it's all so inherently exciting that I tried to find something agonizingly dry to put here and failed miserably.  Exhibit A:

Now isn't that just fun?  Sigh.

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jksz on

Meg, too exciting! Inappropriate entry.

In all reality, YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING. Wish you could see the weird looks we are getting as our internet cafe compatriots take a small break from their computer games to glance through their cigarette smoke in our general direction...why are these foreigners laughing so hard?! I almost just proved that it is possible to pee your pants in Samarkand.

Lots of love, Z

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