Soooo yeah, baseball was on. Game 7 World Series. It was busy with "fans"... I say "fans" because no one actually cared that much about the game. One table got in a heated discussion about Trump vs Hillary and we put Andre in the way just in case it came to blows.
A couple teams nearly left, but persevered. After all, Sabeen didn't need to wake up until 7:59am. It's possible that the game never ended. I'm fairly certain they are still it playing now.
Did a super rushed version of trivia for the 7 teams that stuck around long enough. Ain't nobody got time fo chili cheese fries at 10:30pm
The good news was that Jesse Can't Wait finally showed up. The bad news is they got so drunk during the game that they heckled me mercilessly throughout the evening. The other good news is that Amy wore a cleavage shirt and got bonus points, and they somehow ended up coming in second place. It's Amy's birthday in 2 weeks, we will celebrate next week with a music round.
Mineko called in sick for trivia, but E=MC Hammer still managed to defeat their foes. Courtney told me a story about how she used to rip girls' arms out of their sockets when she played collegiate sports. She's quietly terrifying. You should have seen the look of dread on her ex-boyfriend's face when he walked in. He definitely knew his arm sockets were in danger. Also, Mineko does not like getting punched in the face.
Wallets of el segundo staked out the bar early to get a miniature table for the game. Shannon finally showed up. Woop woop. Chris threatened to leave early for the entire game, but resigned himself to the fact that he loves trivia. Side note: I'm pretty sure he hates trivia and inflicts it upon himself as some sort of sadomasochistic punishment. And Kitty Kat was in the house too, undressing me with her eyes (or so I tell myself)
Quiztopher Walken had a strong showing, but neglected to turn in their King Trivia pen, and lost out on the prizes.
"Baseball is wrong. A man with four balls cannot walk."--Confucius
Sometimes I do the recap drunk, and sometimes I do the recap hungover, and sometimes Mary from King Trivia emails me 2 days later and tells me to get off my ass and write the damn recap.
For those of you who were there, you know it was my birthday. And also, you probably remember better than I do exactly what happened throughout the evening. And hopefully I didn't say anything too offensive and cause all of you to never come back again.
My birthday began as usual. Work. Problems. Idiots. Home. Booze. Let's talk about booze! I got home at 11pm and stayed up until 5am drinking champagne, rum and Orangina (side note: Americans don't know what Orangina is, do they? ---Or do they? side note#2: auto correct tried to change orangina to "Orangutan"), and finally, when all else dried up, we started on the straight whiskey. Thankfully I was not drinking all of this alone. My friend Drew flew in from England and was still on UK time. I already had a cold at this stage, but fuck it, it's my birthday, so I'm gonna drink.
I woke up in the afternoon sometime and ordered a pizza. What kind of pizza does quizmaster john order on his birthday? Let me tell you:
One half: pepperoni, italian sausage, green peppers, olives
Other half: bacon, pineapple, banana peppers, diced tomatoes
Go big or go home. It turns out that the pizza was a wise decision. I didn't know at the time, but I was going to have a lot of booze to soak up later that night.
And which night do I mean?! The only night that matters---Trivia Night at OB's!!!!
There was beer, fireball, presents, balloons, cake, hugs, kisses, motorboats, singing, dancing. There was even a guy named Coco Crisp playing baseball! It was a good night.
It was a less good night for my friend Drew who was by this time very sober and jet-lagged, and had to drive me home afterwards. "You are the most annoying drunk I've ever met," she told me the next day.
Let's see what others had to say:
"I've never given so many hugs to one person in under one minute in my life."--Rachel from Year of the Rat.
That doesn't sound annoying at all! That sounds adooooorable.
"Hope you had an awesome threesome at the end of the night!" (winky face)-- Tiffany from Wallets of El Segundo (side note: it's unlikely this happened, unless I put back on all of my clothes afterwards--including my shoes and my brand new OB's trucker hat)
Yes Megan, I have another new hat now.
What DO I remember about trivia night?
I remember that Courtney told me that she didn't hate me, and she's a lawyer and they have to swear an oath not to lie, right?
Chris and Kitty Kat and Keith and Alia all showed up so Wallets had the full contingent! Now if only they'd invite me to more of their football orgies. (you think I'm joking, don't you?)
Sarah and Allison were in the house for Cohort, but sadly had to leave early to finish their PhDs. What a bunch of geeks! Also, allegedly Sarah will be in Portsmouth over Christmas (for reasons unknown), so she will come back glowing about what an amazing place it isn't.
Charles and Co saved up a year's worth of Portsmouth/UK jokes to unload all on one night. I tried to find some German and Canadian jokes, but they were too busy invading Poland and not mattering at all. Damn it, that's what I should have said.
Also, I was given a very kind birthday card where everyone pretended to like me despite my fake British accent. It warmed the cockles of me ol' heart it did.
Thanks for coming out to party everyone! We had more people come in for trivia than came in for the World Series, so that's a result! Baseball be damned! Long Live King Trivia!!!
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