I grew up watching game shows with my mom - we could compete with the best of them! I guess that's what inspired my love of trivia. I always tell people I'm full of useless information - but at least I know it! Even now, as an adult - I could watch game shows all the time. When we moved to Indiana - we even got the Game Show Nework - AHH, heaven on earth! I dont think my TV ever went off that channel! But atlas, Insight rearranged & we're not able to get it anymore. Maybe God took it away so I could do other things (darn it!)
I like the corny "Price is Right" games (I would SOOO win the "Hole in One" game! - or give me "Plinko!") - my favorite show growing up waas "Card Sharks!" which is sort of like Drew Carey's new show is - based on statistics. Remember "Joker's Wild" - or "Tic Tac Toe" - Oh, those were the days.
Even now, I keep my little TV on my desk at work (do I have the greatest job or what!) and between 10-11, I get my little taste of game shows & trivia mixed together in "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire!" It only takes an answer of a few questions & your life could be completely changed! I like to see if I know the answer - but if not, since I'm at work, I'll take advantage of technology & pull up Google & find the answer quick! (If anyone ever needs a phone-a-friend - I'm all over it!) If I know the person is giving a wrong answer - it kills me - I start to do my screaming at the TV like they can hear me! But when people get the answer right - I get so excited for them! Especially people that tell part of their stories & you can tell, this money would mean the world to them.
Isn't it funny how we like to cheer people on - people we'll never meet, people we dont even know. I love to hear stories from others about the good things that happens in their lives or maybe in a friend of a friend's life. It's so encouraging to cheer someone else on - you can't help feel good for someone & not feel good yourself.
Now - if only I could get my application in somehow for "Who wants to be a Millionaire"! (I'd probably bomb out before the $1,000 question!)