Sad Nationals Is Over?

Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby junexia on Mon May 24, 2010 7:48 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:I have been in SciO for three years, and this is the first it managed to completely consume my life. I don't know what to do with my free time either...... maybe study for my SAT II?
That sounds like a plan.

wow really? i cant imagine being in science olympiad and not being obsessed right away. although it does have its ups and downs, science olympiad is still the best. i guess i'll just start prepping for next year's events :)
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby paleonaps on Mon May 24, 2010 7:53 pm

When I started I was an alternate, and resented not having free time.
Last year, I managed to balance SciO with a life and other hobbies, so I didn't feel too obsessed.
But this year...............total obsession.
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby junexia on Mon May 24, 2010 8:33 pm

paleonaps95 wrote:When I started I was an alternate, and resented not having free time.
Last year, I managed to balance SciO with a life and other hobbies, so I didn't feel too obsessed.
But this year...............total obsession.


ah. i understand. i mean, being on the team as an alternate is super fun, but its nothing compared to actually competing in real events. i had already heard about science olympiad last year and was fully planning on joining this year, so i came in knowing that i needed to get a spot to compete, cuz im just that type of person. i worked really hard, and the harder i worked, the more i loved science olympiad.
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby poparteeb2 on Mon May 24, 2010 8:55 pm

Haha I still can't believe my coach won that appeal for me! LOL yes, I was basically in a depression and working really slowly after the supervisor DQed me...luckily my partner still kept her head.

Ugh. I don't have any free time. It's back to swimming. Double bummer...
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby tclme elmo on Mon May 24, 2010 9:23 pm

poparteeb2 wrote:Haha I still can't believe my coach won that appeal for me! LOL yes, I was basically in a depression and working really slowly after the supervisor DQed me...luckily my partner still kept her head.

Ugh. I don't have any free time. It's back to swimming. Double bummer...

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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby zyzzyva980 on Mon May 24, 2010 9:26 pm

Yes, please explain.
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby SidT on Tue May 25, 2010 12:24 am

Are you talking about that DQ in Can't Judge a Powder?
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby tclme elmo on Tue May 25, 2010 3:11 pm

I guess?
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby poparteeb2 on Tue May 25, 2010 6:39 pm

zyzzyva98 wrote:Yes, please explain.


Yeah, that DQ. So basically I got lost on campus and came in as that supervisor was giving her instructions. So I had to talk to her assistant and he checked my kit for goggles, apron, etc....so I didn't hear everything she said, including "not removing your goggles unless you're in the hallway". When she was about to start the demonstration, I came over and started to defog my goggles. She DQed me on the spot. Luckily, my coach and I won the appeal...was removing my goggles onto my forehead in the aisle unsafe, we asked her? And I can't believe the people ruled in our favor :D.
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby HappySciencePie on Tue May 25, 2010 6:59 pm

Hey, the lady was mean. There was no reason for her to lash out at you and the coach the way she did. :[
But YES. It was a miracle that the appeal actually worked, especially since it was three hours later than the one-hour window that we're supposed to have. And at Nationals, no less. Monumental. xD
Actually, we still would have gotten in 3rd place overall even if you had been DQ'd. :P
It's great that you managed to stay calm afterwards, though. When I saw you at Elevated Bridge, you were even smiling at us. :D
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby gneissisnice on Tue May 25, 2010 7:54 pm

junexia wrote:
paleonaps95 wrote:I have been in SciO for three years, and this is the first it managed to completely consume my life. I don't know what to do with my free time either...... maybe study for my SAT II?
That sounds like a plan.

wow really? i cant imagine being in science olympiad and not being obsessed right away. although it does have its ups and downs, science olympiad is still the best. i guess i'll just start prepping for next year's events :)


Haha when I first started in 7th grade, I ended up doing 1 event: Fossils. I was good at it though and I managed 3rd at regionals (our A team got 1st). I didnt make it on the A team that year, but by next year, I was doing 4 events and I medalled in all of them at regionals. By 9th grade I was a captain. Funny how obsession just creeps up on ya =)
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby pjgscioisamazing on Tue May 25, 2010 7:55 pm

I can't believe it's over for a whole year... But now that I'm super motivated for next year, it won't be too long before I start up the obsession again :lol:
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby Phenylethylamine on Tue May 25, 2010 8:33 pm

pjgscioisamazing wrote:I can't believe it's over for a whole year... But now that I'm super motivated for next year, it won't be too long before I start up the obsession again :lol:

^ What he said :D
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby Press_Tilty on Tue May 25, 2010 11:05 pm

Didn't go to nats...which was very upsetting, since we were really close...

Now I keep bugging my coach about getting the list,and she's getting annoyed. :lol:
Although she's going to Pheonix, so we get the rules early :D
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby frogzorz on Sat May 29, 2010 2:47 pm

poparteeb2 wrote:Hey! You did Can't Judge A Powder! And you got 3 places higher! Did you see me get disqualified?

OMG THAT LADY WAS A MAJOR BUTTERFLY! Me and my partner were almost shocked when she said that you were DQ'd. After I left CJAP and went to Eco, I was still thinking about that incident.
I'm pleased to hear that your appeal worked out well! Congratulations on being one of the best people in Powders in the nation! :D :D :D
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