Did y’all see it?
Last night the final rounds of the Scripps Spelling Bee were on the telly and it was fantabulous!
I watched as spellers got their spell on and that evil bell rang…round after round…until finally here were three.
And then there was one.
Then a certain Kavya Shivashankar from Kansas correctly spelled Laodicean and won the 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee.
It was fantastically fantabulous!
I love the spelling bee even though this bitch can’t spell worth a dam…umm, damn.
I love that the young people involved have worked hard to learn the inner workings of words.
I love that they are able to share the event with their families.
And I love that The Bee focuses attention on young people competing with their mind.
In a world that too often focuses attention on unreal reality shows and celebrities gone wild, it is downright refreshing to see young spellers signing autographs and enjoying the limelight.
‘Twas hard to watch the disappointment of the those who did not win, but a bitch suspects they will ultimately be proud of what they accomplished and that a few of them will come back next year hungry to win.
So, congrats to them all.
And go on with your bad self, Kavya Shivashankar!