Mr. Schafer: As a kid my father asked me why it was that when my hands are cold and I blow on them, they get warm, but when my soup is hot and I blow on it it gets cooler. That question bothered me for a long time. In the end I concluded that I had magic powers.
//at ARML 2012, sitting behind some TJ kids
TJ kid: The problem with the two circles was really hard. I spent like 20 minutes trying to figure it out.
Hannah He: *leans in between the two kids* I know, right? I was like, what the heck are circles?
//Duval's killing time until everyone's real SRP interview partners come back, so Eva and Sam Zbarsky are doing a mock interview for an internship.
Eva(interviewer): Hey sweetie, so tell me a little about yourself.
Sam: Um, I'm a junior...at Montgomery Blair high school.
Eva: High school? That's hot.
Sam: Err...I'd like to work under you.
Eva: Oh is that what you're into?
Eva: So what *positions* would you be interested in? *raises eyebrows*
Duval: It's okay to run away screaming at this point.
//Sam runs away screaming
Duval: So that was a lovely example of what kind of interview to NEVER HAVE.
//At science bowl. Pham was wandering between the 3 teams, so he wasn't in the room
Judge: Now, I'd like the coaches to introduce themselves.
Alan: Our coach is not with us.
Alan: No, he's alive. He's still alive. He's just not here.
//at National Science Bowl, all teams are sitting in an assembly. Blair is in the front row. Pham is sitting with his laptop.
Dude from adjacent team: Hey, could you guys move over one seat?
Blair students: Okay, sure.
Pham (without looking up): Ten dolla.
Dude from adjacent team: ???
Pham (still not looking up): You pay ten dolla and then we move!
//Blair students rearrange without Pham's participation
Competition person: Thank your coaches for their hard work, dedication, and attention!
//Pham rotates his laptop to show Blair kids that he's been playing minesweeper, grins, and continues his game