So break was awesome. I got to sponsor at Blue Valley. Except by ‘sponsor’ I mean ‘judge’, and only where ‘judge’ means ‘Judge with Ethan on panels’. When all was said and done I’d judged 5 rounds of debate: Friday: Novice Rd. 2. Saturday: Varsity Rd. 4, Varsity Sems, Open Sems, Novice Finals. They were (in respective order): Crap, meh, meh, Crap, Crap. I don’t think I said one positive thing on the Novice Finals ballot, which is a little depressing.
I can’t decide if I was way to hard on them or if they just sucked. It’s a little late for regretts, so I’m just gonna say they sucked. My favorite comment I wrote was to this one girl: “You are far too rude and flippant for me to respect or listen to you.” And it was true. I don’t think I really deserved to get paid for that, because I didn’t really do what I was sent there to do, which was sponsor. But whatever. It was still awesome and I can’t wait to go back and do it at the end of the month!
The rest of break was pretty uneventful, mostly because that’s quite nearly all I did was debate-tournament related things. I saw my family, and my cats! I was really glad my cats remembered me. You sort of expect that kind of thing from your family, but when your pets recognize you it’s proverbial icing on the break-cake. I really hated coming back to school, mostly because of my physics mid-term (which went sort of OK).
But now that that’s done, I’m not terribly upset to be back.