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I'm a young aspiring writer who has a passion for debate, music, theater, food, tennis, photography, and design.
" Sometimes the reason we smile is the reason we hurt." ❤️

Message to Readers

Official Debate Nerd and Sap. I thought it would be fun to recount by debate journey (for a second time) in numbers. Weird, I know, but all feedback is appreciated. :)

These Numbers are Debatable

July 19, 2015

PROMPT: Subtotals


Number of times I've been called a "debate nerd" (∞)

Number of debate cases I've written (10)

Number of granola bars consumed while I made the cases (354)

Number of words I've typed (573846)

Number of pieces of paper I've wasted (567)

Number of times I've stress-eaten (56)

Number of hours I've slept before a debate tournament (6)

Number of frantic emails sent (367)

Number of life-changing debate coaches (2)

Number of amazing Wolverine debaters (15)

Number of debate tournaments I've been to (8)

Number of references to the 4th amendment I've made in a speech (82)

Number of times I've tripped over a podium (13)

Number of pens used to scribble down evidence (2)

Number of debate rounds I've won (27)

Number of debaters who hate me (81)

Number of debate rounds I've lost (8)

Number of tears of frustration, stress, and nostalgia (15 gals)

Number of snacks I've bought (17)

Number of gold trophies I won (5)

Number of times I didn't come home with a medal (3)

Number of emotionally drowning sappy debate memoirs written (3)

Number of incredible debaters I've seen (2)

Number of hearts broken (1)

Number of times I've regretted joining debate (0)



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  • AbigailSauble

    Really neat! :) I have a friend who does debate, though I'd be lousy at it. :P
    Keep writing!
    God bless!

    over 2 years ago
  • caswin1

    I have done a debate thing too! For my school, we did a mock trial. I was absolutely certain I would be an attorney, with all the extra credit I did every week, and the fact that I consistently got some of the highest grades in my class. But alas, my teacher made me a witness for… No apparent reason, and not only that, but I had the weakest witness in the class. I still don't know why she did that. Anyway, when the time came for me to be cross examined, I had studied my statement inside and out, and I knew EVERYTHING it said. I would not be thrown off. I sat in my seat at the Mock trial, just before it started, and my friend leaned over and said "Who is cross examining you, do you know?" I pointed at the person I had been told would be crossing me, and my friend's jaw dropped. "THAT GUY???" they said. "He is a ninth grader who does mock trials all across the state! He has been doing it for years! He is the regional champion!"
    Thats when the panic officially set in. When my turn did come, I found that I knew my stuff about my character much more then he did, and I completely dominated him in front of everybody. It was awesome. I plan to do debates in the future, like a debate team, so maybe we will one day meat face to face! >:)

    over 2 years ago
  • blairtheadventuregirl

    I just want to say I really like what you wrote!

    over 4 years ago