Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX 78727
Saturdays: 10:00 PM
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There's a table just inside of the window next to where Chelsea and I sit. Chelsea calls it The Table Next Door. When a quiz team sits there, that table becomes the BFF Table of the Night. We write each other notes and show them through the window, we send over drinks if we have room on our tab, and we wave and mime inappropriate gestures at them. Last night the BFF Table was occupied by two people we've never seen before. We sent over some drinks and had fun having silent conversation through the glass. They really liked our playlist last night (who doesn't?!) and were dancing and singing along in their little booth.
And then they won 1st. Suddenly I got nervous. Would everyone think we were showing favoritism to the BFF Table? Did anyone see us pantomiming at each other through the window? What if everyone found out we bought them drinks?! As you know, Chelsea and I run a tight ship and I would hate for anyone to accuse us of unfair scoring. I know Rule #3 is The Quiz is Fixed, but at our quiz, it's not really true. If you come up yelling about how we mis-scored your answers, we will rely on that rule to end the conversation, but I think you all know that we NEVER fix the quiz. (Sometimes if a team is in last place, we'll give them a few extra points to help their ego.)
But I swear to you, I Mustache You A Question won fair and square. Good job guys.
In 2nd place, we had another new(ish?) team Pushing Up Mayberries, who noted that, while everyone groaned when their team name was read for the first time, the team Ron Howard; Orphan got no hate from the crowd. They argued that the orphan team name was WAY more inappropriate. I told them that no one should care, because Andy Griffith was old and his death wasn't accidental. While a sad event, it is not a tragedy. Just my opinion. And I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show.
I Have Such A Raging Clue Right Now won 3rd! Good job guys. This was Gwen and Dammit Phil's team, featuring Makita and Chelsea's Dad. I didn't even know this team name was theirs until after the quiz ended. And they were sitting at the table next to us. Damn.
Then we had a tie for 4th. Don of Tonight Only: One Free Appetizer Per Table, Compliments of Evelyn and Chelsea argued his PPM* rule and said that since Encyclopedia Browneye had 6 people on their team, and Don's team only had 3, that they were the TRUE 4th place winners.
That's it for this week. See you next time! xoxo, Evelyn & Chelsea
*For more info on Don's PPM theory, see last week's blog.
**I've recently learned that a lot of you don't know how to get directly to this blog from the GWD Home Page. Click on "Quiz Schedule and Recaps" and click on TX, or enter an Austin zip code. That will bring you to the list of quizzes, and at the bottom you'll find the 'Rina.