1. symbolic
2. memorandum
3. patronymic
4. geophagy
5. sebec (I spelled it wrong)
6. aegis (I spelled it wrong)
7. strongylosis (I spelled it wrong)
8. patroon

They ran out of sufficiently difficult words so I tied for 2nd with 2 other ladies. Sort of unsatisfying, but if I can keep it for 2 weeks in my wallet, I’ll have a drink ticket the next time I go to spelling.


February 8, 2011

in 2nd place,arabic,greek,spelling,spelling bee,tied for 2nd

1. thoroughly
2. dexterous
3. calyptrate


All-around lovely person and superb speller Leila won, though, which is legit and fo real, and new-to-me Sarah was good too.


February 2, 2011

in greek,someday lounge,spelling,spelling bee

1. splendid
2. appendages
3. dyscalculia
4. senescence (I spelled it wrong)

Norton won, Robert got 2nd. I got a drink ticket and spent some of my last week winnings on a pretty good piece a pizza.


February 1, 2011

in 4th round,latin,spelling,spelling bee

1. Boycott
2. Tempura
3. Muumuu
4. Cynophilist
5. Lekach
6. Psittachosis (I spelled it wrong)
7. Homoousianism


Also had a lovely formal introduction and conversation with mister joe and miss leila, fellow spellers. Howdoyoudo.

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January 25, 2011

in 1st,champion,spelling,spelling bee,victory

1. lily
2. potassium
3. asterisk
4. poimenics (I spelled it wrong)

26 people playing tonight! Andy got 3rd, Robert got the most French word in the universe, embonpoint (pronounced AUH-BAU-POIA)


January 18, 2011

in french,round 4,spelling,spelling bee

1. tabloid
2. criticism
3. meritocracy
4. oneiromancy (I spelled it wrong)

This is the *NEW* spelling bee that happens at the Someday Lounge once a month on the 1st Tuesday. Every time you spell a word right, you get a can of Tecate. There were 10 spellers. I was in the top 5 when I got out. Robert got 2nd place. The guy who won spelled bildungsroman without blinking.

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December 8, 2010

in beer,nahuatl,someday lounge,spelling,spelling bee,tecate,top 5

1. hamster
2. affliction
3. interchangeable
4. pleonasm
5. vaalhaai (I spelled it wrong)
6. acquiesce
7. dirdum (I spelled it wrong)
8. pharisaical (I spelled it wrong)
9. leporine (I spelled it wrong)
10. plagiarism (I spelled it wrong)

My brain got tired at the end. I tied with Norton. Norton is nice.


December 7, 2010

in 3rd place,spelling,spelling bee,tied for 2nd

1. beginner
2. grandular
3. ramekin

Norton won! Norton is great. I could have chosen pomfret, which sounded like pommes frites, but it’s a fish not a fry.


November 30, 2010

in round 3,spelling,spelling bee

1. beau
2. pomade
3. flummox (I spelled it wrong)

Lovely evening with the Robert. Hot cider in the lounge. I taught a guy that Seatac is a portmanteau of Seattle and Tacoma, which he had never realized. Someone had to spell OHMAGODITS cabotage. When I spelled flummox, I had a picture of the ‘m’ taking up a lot of space, but I couldn’t figure out if that was because it was an important part of the word, or because there were 2 m’s. I chose poorly.


November 23, 2010

in beastie boys,bsg,cabbage,portmanteaus,round 3,spelling,spelling bee,Words & Origins

1. marginal
2. flack / flak
3. nightingale
4. dynamitard
5. deasil (i spelled it wrong)
6. bagatelle (i spelled it wrong)
7. apparatchik
8. iambelegus (i spelled it wrong)
9. kobold (i spelled it wrong)

I got 3rd again. I am so good at almost getting prizes. Also, Mike visited the bee. Hi, Mike!


November 9, 2010

in 3rd place,spelling,spelling bee,Words & Origins