@MsPotts_ESPN: Birmingham, you even love #SpellingBees. you’re No. 3 rated market for last night’s championship (behind Kansas City & Memphis). F-A-B.

@cleolinda: Trufax: I was a (suburb) city spelling bee champion here. Did bees for years. Inevitably lost on words I knew by skipping a letter.

@cleolinda: Terrible moment: getting “goalie,” saying “G-O-L,” stopping in horror, and everyone staring in sympathetic horror at me.

@cleolinda: Like, I knew, and they knew, and we all knew that I knew, but you’re not allowed to go back, and we all just STARED AT EACH OTHER forever.

@cleolinda: An entire auditorium at my old school where everyone knew me, people. I finished dutifully and managed not to sob until it was over.

@alliancesjr: ohgod

@alliancesjr: I’m cringing just reading that.

@cleolinda: I will say, I definitely felt like everyone felt awful for me, not, like, “HA ha!”

@cleolinda: OH OH ALSO they were like “OH CRAP, WEE CLEO, WE FORGOT THE BEE WAS TODAY! TO THE ART TEACHER’S TRUCK, AWAY!”

@cleolinda: Pulled me out of a damn assembly to be like, “Uh, it starts in ten minutes, you’re a pretty chill 12-year-old, right?” MELTDOWN IN MY SOUL

@alliancesjr: eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

@cleolinda: I’M SAYING!! RT @Caffeinated_Me: @cleolinda NO ONE IS CHILL AT 12 YEARS OLD!!!

@cleolinda: Thus ends Childhood Trauma Theatre. *bows*