The wager: losers buy the winners dinner at a local "greasy spoon".
Well, friends, you are reading the random musings of 1/2 of the winning team.
For Christmas, they bought us a 2010 Jeopardy calendar. Each day, we answer the questions and tally our winnings. Sundays are huge- Final Jeopardy. We all, of course, always risk it all. (Well, kinda). The neighborhood rules are that the hubbys risk it all. The wifeys risk a modest number like $400. If we get it right, we go with doubling the score. If we get it wrong, we go with the lesser amount. *It isn't cheating since we both play this way! :)
Team Voyles ended 2010 with $64, 245,304,599,000. We beat them by a little over double.
It's a tough game. If you miss one Final Jeopardy, you are already behind by trillions! :)
The retirees (the neighbors) complain that it was unfair. They didn't know I "was gonna be a doctor" when we began this bet. *I started my EdD in November of 2009--I'm addicted to being a student. I have tried to assure them that nothing in my educational technology courses has even remotely helped us in our daily quest to beat them. That fact is 100% accurate too! I'm
Soon, we will be dining with the two of them. If I were a betting gal... and apparently I am... I'd say that our total bill for 4 will be less than $23. Until then, we're already behind on 2011!
...but I'm pretty sure I know it!
If you are looking for a fun year, challenge someone. It has been a blast to call them and taunt them and to receive calls of trash talking. I think I might have even been hung up on when we were hundreds of dollars ahead early in the year last year. It's all in good fun and it has been a blast.
We're trying to make sure we have a good appetite for our big night out on the town to cash in the winnings :)