Because it’s already 1:15am as I start this, and we have to get up early tomorrow to pack up and get to the airport, I’m going to try and cut back on my usual excessive verbosity.
This morning, before the contest
During the contest
- dwindlingly confident
- increasingly apprehensive
- cranially sore
- extremely frustrated
Afternoon and recuperation
- initially disappointed
- reconsiderative (I damn near made that word up)
As you may have surmised, the competition went poorly. All in all though, it was a great experience, and I don’t have any regrets. I didn’t have the time to devote to studying more beforehand, largely because I chose other priorities, and I felt we did the best we could given our level of preparation. Plus, we achieved two of our goals for the competition: 1) We beat the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who beat us in the regional contest, and 2) We beat the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, which is a) my dad’s alma mater, and b) the other team that beat us in the North Central North America region.
Hooray for Team Amphisbaena!