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Time:02:18 am
I'm surprised and confused that I'm the first one to do this, but here goes:
I miss nationals. Three years ago (Virginia), I was scared and uncertain about the prospect of a week long convention. Two years ago (Missou), I was the girl who fell in front of testing the first day and spent the rest of the week in a wheelchair (and who won the community service award). And this last year, I was the captain of the cape-wearing Upper Certamen team from Wisconsin.
So. What's you all's favorite convention moment? Obviously each convention has a highlight a day, but if you had to choose just one moment where everything seemed right and you thought, "This is what the JCL is all about. This is why I pay good money to walk around a hot campus and have a (ridiculously early) bedtime. This is it."
For me, there are two: This year, at the last G.A, my scrapbook took 4th place. By the time they hit about 6th place I gave up on winning, so hearing "Wisconsin" was so thrilling. And the other was that downpour in Virginia right before the certamen matches.
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Time:2006-08-24 05:00 am (UTC)
here's my story.

two years ago in VA my friends and I roomed next to our sponsor and teacher, the infamous mrs cipolone of the "cipolone chop". we had this huge cockroach who would just roam around the room. my one roommate and i (we were in a quad that year.. apparently the only quad on campus.. which was weird) affectionately named the bug Ned so that we could insist to the other girls that we couldn't kill him because we had named him.

however, coming back from getting a shower one day and almost stepping on Ned, we decided that something needed to be done. we couldn't kill him, but we didn't want him there. so we got dressed while Ned sat patiently and waited for us, and then we used our towels to shoo him from the room.

everything was going well. Ned didn't fight or go crazy or anything. he was making his way towards the exit when suddenly, out of nowhere, he veered quickly from his path and scurried under cipolone's door.

that night, cipolone's roommate, mrs. thorpe, told us to "watch out" because she thought there was "a burrow between our rooms" since we had found cockroaches in both of them. we're pretty sure she killed Ned too.

the end.
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