...but when playing Jeopardy tonight at our last Master Gardening class, my team won through a combination of horticultural knowledge (my partner) and an odd fascination with our teacher's ties (me).
Our teacher wore a different tie each class, and he always indicated how the tie tied* into the topic for the evening. Apparently, I retained that important information and knew three of the five ties pictured for our Jeopardy answers. I think I also knew a question about evergreens and maybe one about pruning, but it was mostly his ties.
The only reasons why I agreed to play on one of the three Jeopardy teams was that a) team 3 needed one more person and no one was stepping up, and b) I had my eye on one of the prizes.
I am now the proud owner of a Master Gardener bag AND a badge with my name and "Master Gardener Intern" on it. I have fifty volunteer hours to do within the next year before I get my certification.
For now, I'm going to try to get those knitting projects done before Christmas!
*Sorry about the pun. How about "related"?