S-E-G-U-E: I can't thank enough all my co-bloggers -- including special guests Shonda Rhimes of Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice fame and former National Bee finalists Heather Powell and Rafael Noboa, as well as the former champions, finalists and parents thereof who showed up in the comments -- for making our fifth annual National Spelling Bee live-blog such a delight.
I started doing this in 2003 because Lucy had just been born and I was home, and it was on tv, and I was watching, and I couldn't believe some kids were getting Round 1 words like "email" in the same round that others were getting dinged on "phthisiology". (The first speller that day? 2006 champion Kerry Close.) And here we are, and next year, come Memorial Day Week, we'll be back with more live coverage, though we'll be sure throughout the year to highlight news items as they come over the transom.
In the meantime, however, we don't exactly go silent, so do feel free to stick around for the other fifty-one weeks, where we tackle things like today's release of the exceedingly well-reviewed Knocked Up, starring Seth Rogen and Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl. Seriously, is anyone reading this blog not totally eager to see this movie, like, right now?