Novel Bowl

Since this is still bowl season (they have bowl games the entire friggin month of January now, don’t they? I mean even Rutgers went to one) and by turn the season for upsets and trick plays, I just wanted to let you all know about a stunning comeback in the Novel Bowl between myself and Mr. White.

When last we checked in, I was stuck on a play and Dave had a 15k word lead on me heading across the 40k mark on his book. It looked bleak for our team and brought out the gloating in many spectators. But much like a nerd on prom night, the nay sayers were premature. Because not only did I finish the play, in a phenomenal three day period I was able to narrow that gap substantially while Dave frolicked around in the city. My current word count is 38,038 and I will surely cross my own 40k mark today. It’s gotten so bad Dave had to take the day off of work to get himself back on track.

This is the power of the Q, people.


6 thoughts on “Novel Bowl

  1. For the official record, I took the day off because I have a cold.The pot shot at Rutgers was unnecessary, they will be a top 25 team.As for the contest… no worries… yet.

  2. much like a nerd on prom night, the nay sayers were prematureI think I know what this means, and all I can say is, do all nerds have this problem? It reminds me of my favorite Grouch Marx story. He had problems of this nature and a friend suggested he try a desensitizing cream. A few weeks later the friend saw Groucho and asked if he tried the cream. Grouch says he did. “Does it work?” asked the friend. “I don’t know,” said Groucho. “I came rubbing it on.”

  3. I think I know what this means, and all I can say is, do all nerds have this problem?Maybe we should ask Dave.And I’m with John, I don’t want to live in a world where it’s unneccessary to take shots at Rutgers. Or Dave.

  4. “Whenever anyone asks me where I went to school I come right out with it: Newark Colleges of Rutgers University. I may say it a bit too ringingly, too fast, too up-in-the-air, but say it.” Name the writer, who happens to have been even younger than either Mr. White or Mr. Quertermous when he published his first book, which went on to win the National Book Award. Reminder: In my part of the bet, I pay off only in the eventuality of a tie. Which, I think in sports jargon, is known as a nerd prematurely kissing his sister on prom night.

  5. Congratulations on hitting 40K. Oh, and that grinding sound you’ve probably been hearing? I think it’s from Jim’s molars.Lynn

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