Matt and I had a little friendly competition tonight, seeing who could name the most states. He ended up getting all fifty, although the last one took him a bit longer than the rest (obviously, or it wouldn't have been the last one). Unlike me, he had a map in his head the whole time and went through it fairly methodically.
I actually surprised myself by getting forty-eight states remembered. I started out with a map system, too, but after the west coast (you know, all three states) things kind of got blurry for me. I just wrote down whatever I could think of whenever it came to me. There were southern states mixed in with the thirteen colonies and those square midwestern states just popped up anywhere, if they popped up at all. I am pleased with my second place finish. First loser, woo!
Next time we'll see who can name them in alphabetical order, and then we'll both lose.
Edit: Here's the map I drew post-competition, trying to find the two missing states. By all appearances, I am lucky to have gotten ANY states right.
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