I was lucky enough to appear on Jeopardy! four times in June of 2012 (Thursday/Friday 21-22 and Monday/Tuesday 24-25). Maybe since then, you've asked me "So, what was it like?" and maybe I've kind of looked at the ceiling and flailed my hands around and said, "Um, it was... cool?!", which probably was not a hugely informative response. Since I know I enjoyed reading about contestants' experiences before I went on the show, hopefully here I'll be able to collect my thoughts into a less scattered bundle ("What is a bundle??") that will be interesting for someone to read.
So, welcome. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! I love talking about Jeopardy! and would be happy to answer (in the form of a question).