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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, August 29, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Bad description or not, I'll have "Bad Blood" stuck in my head for a week.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers! 34 teams! What a great turnout for Stephanie's first night! Speaking of Stephanie, she's our official-longterm-for-keeps Scorekeeper! Thanks for being so nice to her on her first night! I know you're excited to come to our quiz with Two Sexy Ladies from now on ;-). Let's see, what else happened tonight? We had a Round 1 that was confusing for some of you until we got to the Hannibal/elephant question. That was when you finally realized that the answer to the previous question filled in the blank for the new question. Repeats were probably more important for you than normal here.Round 2 was songs about California, while Round 3 was a
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, August 22, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Amy Schumer really is a hero though
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers! Thanks so much for coming out tonight! Matteo and I were so thrilled to see all 28 of you teams out there.Let's talk specifics. Round 1 tonight was a bunch of questions for which the answers all had a poker term. The questions weren't actually about poker; that was just like the running theme of the answers themselves. A way to tell if your answer was totally completely wrong or not, basically. Round 2 was music that was sort of geographic. And by that I mean that all the song titles or artists had the name of a place in them, and we moved from east to west with the place locations. So you could kind of half check yourself if you weren't sure about
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, August 15, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Bet you didn't know I was such an amazing poet
Specific Heat

Whoa. I know, that's a lame way to start my first blog as Official Opal Divine's Marina QuizMaster, but whoa.I am just beyond blown away by the turn out last night and by how nice you guys were! I know a lot of the teams were newbies but I am so happy y'all played with us anyway. Mateo and I were definitely honored and totally not overwhelmed by how many of you were out there and how nice and responsive you were to us.Thanks for understanding when Mateo came around to take your pictures early! He has a much nicer camera than I do and we thought it was fitting for our inaugural quiz together to have the best possible documentation. I promise it isn't because
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, August 08, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Thanks For The Hangover!
hurls

Well, this is it, guys. My final blog.    After 6 years and 4 months of being your host at Opal Divine's Marina, the time has come for me to bow out.    One thing's for sure. I no longer know what I'll be doing every single Saturday night. To me, it's nothing to be too excited about, but I admit that I am excited.   But mostly, I'm honored that you guys gave me the farewell you did last night. It was truly amazing, and completely humbling.    Thank you. Evelyn
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Hi, I’m Evelyn. Been QMing since mid-2009 and I’ve seen it all. One time I saw an emu, although it wasn’t at a quiz. 


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, August 01, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Nixon Wanted To Be A Rapper.
hurls

QM Julia and I met up at Ooal Divine's Marina to discover 33 teams had come out to play! We had an awesome time with all of you!   One team caused me lots of confusion when they, instead of Shaving Their Nipples, decided to change it up and Bleach Their Assholes. I was completely bewildered and unintentionally withheld their 3rd place prize.    Julia brought me a chocolate cake, and I love cake! So that was fun.    It was Server Molly's final quiz shift, Manager Daniel
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Hi, I’m Evelyn. Been QMing since mid-2009 and I’ve seen it all. One time I saw an emu, although it wasn’t at a quiz. 


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, July 25, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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You guys... Gerald's here and he's INSANE.
hurls

Wow, that was really crazy. Last night we had QM Gerald helping us out while QM Julia is off doing... something else. I can't remember what. With 32 teams, we had our hands full and I was really grateful for Gerald's fast scoring. We were reading scores at 12:07! Awesome!   To be honest, I was a little apprehensive about not having QM Julia around for our very challenging Video Console Booting Audio round, but it turns out Gerald is a full-on video game geek, so we were more than covered. Also, Gerald runs
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Hi, I’m Evelyn. Been QMing since mid-2009 and I’ve seen it all. One time I saw an emu, although it wasn’t at a quiz. 


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, July 18, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Greece Doesn't Have 50 Cents To Its Name. Ironically, Neither Does 50 Cent.
hurls

Whew! Last night was NUTS! With 38 teams, QM Julia had a crazy-good time together - and with all of you! We were shocked to end just 10 minutes late; including the tie-breaker! It was awesome and I'm so glad you all came out and had a great time too.    We had some pretty great team names, at least one birthday party, and a rowdy table that calmed down as soon as I requested silence. It was an awesome night, and with Manager Daniel making sure everything went smoothly, we didn't have a care in the world!   We did have to dish out some strict scoring, though. If you only wrote
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Hi, I’m Evelyn. Been QMing since mid-2009 and I’ve seen it all. One time I saw an emu, although it wasn’t at a quiz. 


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, July 11, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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I just want gay married couples to be able to defend their marijuana with guns.
hurls

Man, we got right to it last night! After having no quiz last Saturday, QM Julia and I arrived early and ready to go! And we had a great time with all of you!   With 28 teams, we enjoyed a round on Famous Mis-Quotes, followed by an audio round on All Sorts of Badness. We threw in an extra 16-point round for Round 7, and we through some Brotherly Love your way with our visual round.   Thanks to QM Julia's fast scoring, we got outta there exactly on time, and with Manager Daniel on deck, things went smoother than we could
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Hi, I’m Evelyn. Been QMing since mid-2009 and I’ve seen it all. One time I saw an emu, although it wasn’t at a quiz. 


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, June 27, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Don't Forget! No Quiz Next Saturday!
hurls

Alright, wise-asses! I announced our canceled 4th of July quiz last night so many times that many of you thought it was so hilarious to call out, "See you next week!", so I hope you guys really do remember and don't show up to Marina looking for me and QM Julia next Saturday, because we won't be there! I'll be in NYC and Julia will be somewhere on the lake. Both of us will be celebrating, missing each other, and missing you!    Last night was really awesome! With 34 teams, we quizzed about all sorts of things - namely Boy Bands, followed by a Backstreet
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Hi, I’m Evelyn. Been QMing since mid-2009 and I’ve seen it all. One time I saw an emu, although it wasn’t at a quiz. 


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, June 20, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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This Quiz Brought to You by the Bear and the Bee
AB Baby

Hello, Marina!I know I've worked the quiz for y'all before, as a scorekeeper for Evelyn and as a proctor for big events like our Rumble in the Pub competition! But this week was the first time I sat in the driver's seat, which was seriously cool considering that, as I mentioned at quiz, I started playing Geeks Who Drink at Opal's Marina. This was MY weekly spot!If you're a regular too, you already know many of the reasons Marina is awesome. But just for good measure, let's talk about some of the most memorable parts of quiz last night:1) Sweetest staff ever! So I know our company name suggests otherwise, but I'm in the middle of a few week dry out and had decided not to drink.
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Native Austinite, feminist, patriot.

Anna dyes her hair blonde because she wants to be Leslie Knope. Her hobbies include arguing with the tv and radio - especially when political discussions come on, cleaning her apartment to the sounds of old school country music records, and writing letters to television networks to try and get Freaks and Geeks back on the air. Hey, it worked for Family Guy!

She believes fluoride is poisoning us all, Lee Harvey Oswald could never have made that shot, and Blink-182 is due for a reunion.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, June 13, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Help! Anna and I Are A Mess!
hurls

Oh boy. Everything was going just swell, until I saw QM Anna's arms radiating from across the parking lot. She had been in the sun ALL day wearing little more than a loin cloth for the Game of Thrones quiz. She was really, really, burnt. We doubled up on the delicious pineapple juice from Opal's and forged ahead.    Anna was a total trooper though, she threw on a light cardigan and dove right into her Scorekeeper duties. I barely had to life a finger and she never complained. I've got that milky white skin too, and I know that burns are no fun. I think I was meant to live in a much less sunny climate.    When
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Hi, I’m Evelyn. Been QMing since mid-2009 and I’ve seen it all. One time I saw an emu, although it wasn’t at a quiz. 


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, June 06, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Yes, This Is Veronica! No, She Does Not Want Your Phone Number.
hurls

With QM Julia out for a few weeks (1 down, 2 to go!), we will see a few new faces around the QM Table until she gets back. This week we had QM Veronica on deck, and some of you fellas really enjoyed her! While I was taking pictures, one team even asked me to go score so Veronica could take their team picture. Um, no. First, she's busy. Second, she's not interested. And Third, STFU and smile so I can snap your picture and get on my way.    We had a fantastic time with all of you, even through all the copious amounts of drool flowing from your mouth holes. We started off with a round on Horror
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Hi, I’m Evelyn. Been QMing since mid-2009 and I’ve seen it all. One time I saw an emu, although it wasn’t at a quiz. 


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, May 30, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Karen! Your Dog Is Smoking A Cigar!
hurls

Man, Saturday's quiz was the perfect end to an insanely hectic and perfect week!    QM Julia and I met up with you and quizzed you on all sorts of things - starting with a round on Shared Adjectives, where we were faced with deciding if "puppy" is an adjective. Now, it wasn't the correct answer, but still, I always thought "puppy" is a noun, where QM Julia argued that in "puppy love", puppy operates as the adjective. I dunno, Julia. I don't think I buy it.   Speaking of puppies, Karen's dog came along for the first time and everyone walking by commented that it looks
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Hi, I’m Evelyn. Been QMing since mid-2009 and I’ve seen it all. One time I saw an emu, although it wasn’t at a quiz. 


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, May 23, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Noah's Arc Presents: The Wedding of Evelyn
JWarr

Evelyn got married today,  Well, not today. It was a while ago. Evelyn had wedding barbeque today! I had these stuffed jalapeno things wrapped with bacon that made Rachel cry because they were too spicy.  Homemade chocolate chip cookies.  And all the beer.  Seriously, I got yelled at by Evelyn for not drinking enough at the wedding.  Fine.  I’ll have more
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Come check out all my awesome quizzes: Snookie's Oak Lawn Monday at 8, Cedar Springs Tap House Tuesday at 7, and Bryan Street Tavern Wednesday at 8 


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, May 16, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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A Lil' Something For Everyone!
hurls

Saturday at the Marina was fantastic!   I had just finished swimming some laps, so I smelled like chlorine and my hair looked a little more frizzy than normal. Turns out SK Julia had also been participating in water sports right before quiz too! We got all caught up after spending last weekend apart, and had a great time!   Blow It Up Across Town sat right up front, and Mr. Definitely was just inside their window. Jarvis and Gwent & Dammit Phil were nowhere to be found. Alice & Friends came
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Hi, I’m Evelyn. Been QMing since mid-2009 and I’ve seen it all. One time I saw an emu, although it wasn’t at a quiz. 


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, May 09, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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I Get By With A Little Help From Mateo and Kim!
hurls

Whew! Now, I always love it when other Quizmasters come to my quiz. And when QM Mateo stops by, it's always a welcome treat! So on Saturday, we had Scorekeeper Kim helping out while QM Julia had the night off. When Kim comes to work with me, it's always a big treat!  Well, we ran into some high-level scoresheet issues just as Round 7 was wrapping up, and Super Scorer Kim had to re-enter all of the scores from the entire night, while I got into Round 8 questions with all of you. It wasn't long before I knew we'd need help. I ran inside and asked QM Mateo
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Hi, I’m Evelyn. Been QMing since mid-2009 and I’ve seen it all. One time I saw an emu, although it wasn’t at a quiz.