We have a local quiz meet on the 16th.
That's right - Saturday.
I'm already nervous. My stomach is tied up in knots, I'm obsessing over studying, and I'm probably going to lose all my teammates as friends because I'm being such a nag about practices. =P
I don't remember ever being this unsure about how my team would do. I mean, to be unabashedly honest, the last two years - we had almost no competition. We would go to Locals with Nationals-level skills and knowledge, and we would lay waste to everyone else on the stage. It was just... how things were. We knew what we were doing, and we had National Champion coaches.
This year, I still have a National Champion coach, but my team is not the same. Two of my teammates (Dots and Honey) don't have the extensive strategic expertise I do (though they are still brilliant quizzers most of the time), and one (Jester) is frightfully busy. We're good, don't get me wrong, but... we're not as amazing as I'm used to, and as a result, I have no idea how we're going to do on Saturday.
I've been quasi-coaching my younger brother's team, from Trinity Baptist, and they're quickly becoming almost as competent as my team. This worries me.
I mean, REALLY... do you SEE the ethical dilemma I have created? I sorta-kinda-coach one team, and I either have to beat them or lose to them. WHICH IS THE BETTER OF TWO EVILS? If we beat them, someone could call Foul because I was there during their practices. If they beat us... that's humiliating.
I think I'd rather beat them. The Foul-Callers can go soak their heads.
The competition is from 9:00-12:00 on Saturday. If you happen think about it, please pray for all the teams.
But especially mine.
::cough:: Just kidding....
Love Does Not Seek Its Own,