One of the coolest things that ever happened to me was getting an email saying I had scored high enough on the online test to qualify for an audition to be on Jeopardy! Although I never got the call to be on the show itself — I choked on the question about what I did with my free time, not having had any since the kids were born — just going to the audition and hanging out with the other potential contestants was among the most fun things I’ve ever done.
If you’ve got a kid who’d enjoy that experience as much as I did and whose birth date lies between August 3, 1999 and March 5, 2002 , now’s your chance. This year’s Jeopardy! kids test is Wednesday October 5. For more information, go the Jeopardy! website — and good luck!