Tuesday, July 07, 2009

We Are the Champions

One of the perks of summer is that I get to go play on school nights. Rachel, Brian, and the Walkers have a Monday night tradition of playing trivia at a bar downtown. They cordially invite me along, and I enjoy going when I don't have to get up at 5:30am.

I am pleased to tell you, then, that last night our team took 1st place for the second week in a row!

Sadly, Rachel has taken my place as the early-morning worker and chose sleep over trivia last night. We struggled without her (a category on 1999 Dance Divas AND an "It's Always Sunny" question, Rachel!).

I was excited to hear there was a Musicals category, but it was painfully easy. They named three characters, we name the musical. C'mon, though - how hard are characters like
"Cosette, Eponine, Javert"
"Nala, Zazu, Scar"
"Lisel, Freidrich, Kurt"
"Grisabella, Mungojerrie, Rum Tum Tugger"?
I won Brian a free beer with the bonus question, too - "Mrs. Potts, Chip-" and I missed who the third name was, since I was already showing my answer to the quizmaster. It was sad.

My team could have taken the category without my help. However, I also answered a sports question! I know, I know - pick your jaws off the ground. Do YOU know what major league West Coast team plays at PetCo Stadium? 'Cause I do!

There was also a visual round about weird utensils. I had, in my 5 minutes of pre-trivia research, happened across a quiz on unusual utensils. It turned out that they pulled the images for the round straight from the same quiz! (Hmm... seems like there's more than one Queen of the Search Engines in the family...) You can take the same quiz here, if you're interested.

Happily, I'll be in town for next Monday's game, when we'll get the chance to go for three wins in a row. And Rachel better be there! :)

P.S. If you want to try your hand at a better Musical quiz, try this one, just released by Mental Floss today.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go guys! You rock. I was so sad not to be there, but tuckered out and cranky by 9 pm, so it's good that I stayed home. As far as I know, I need to be at work at 6 am next Tuesday again, so I'm out for two weeks :-(

    Those musical rounds are sooooo disappointing for the true geeks. What was the IASIP question?