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21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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Sweet Little Quiz
RobotNarwhal

You all, I’ve done some things in my life that I’m not proud of.  I’ve dropped produce in grocery stores and just “put it back.”  Yeah,  I tried mushrooms a few times in college (*cough* high school).  Once I drank too many margaritas and vomited in the bathroom of a well-known Mexican restaurant in Greeley.  And recently, in my constant striving for economy, I trimmed my own bangs.   It’s a good thing I’m pretty zen about shit.  I know nothing about cutting hair, but on a whim, I just sheared off the front of my hair.  And I look kinda ridiculous.  I have friends who probably would have
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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Major Drinking Holiday in 3... 2... 1...
RobotNarwhal

In honor of Saint Pats, I’m going to count down the Irish Drink list for you.  And no, I’m not talking shite drinks like green dyed domestic beer and grasshoppers.  Much like the band U2, leave that crap to Irish Amateur Hour.  I mean solid, tasty drinks that either are culturally Irish, come from Ireland, or incorporate Irish ingredients.  All IMHO, k?   #5 Gin Spiked Tea.  Hear me out, ok?  Because this one is NOT conventional.  But I learned recently about the trend of high society ladies of the late 1800s and early 1900s mixing amazing gin-tea concoctions for service at afternoon tea.  And the Irish do tea: Irish
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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Colonel Angus: Not the Best, but Close...
RobotNarwhal

Addicted to Easter Candy Bad Bangs Cut   I’m rolling in fresh off of Geek Bowl, which always makes me high as fuck for at least 12 days.  Seattle was our biggest Geek Bowl yet, with 212 teams competing for the glory and more than $20k total in prize money ($11,000 went to the 1st place team).  Colorado Springs sent three teams this year, one of which, Colonel Angus T. Jones, claims Jack Quinn’s as their home venue.  And they placed 16th.  That is 16th out of 212, that’s TWO HUNDRED AND TWELVE teams.  Jones was like, top 8% or some shit, if I can do drunk math.   THAT is RARE,
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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LinkedIn and the Swan
RobotNarwhal

I get at least 4 emails per week from people who want to connect with me on LinkedIn, and my profile has NOTHING on it except for my name and my email.  I set it up 6 years ago, and I haven’t logged in since.  I keep thinking I should do something about loading up some job info or something, but I never bother.  I’m such a GenXer when it comes to social media.  Seriously, love Facebook.  Don’t tweet.  Couldn’t care less about LinkedIn.  Don’t watch TV.  But you know what?  I have nothing against Millennials, or GenZers (is that what they are calling them)?  And a lot of Boomers are fuckwads, but so are a lot of
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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Dumb, but There's Still Dumber...
RobotNarwhal

Instead of going on about current events or Presidents’ Day or picking a nugget out of quiz, I’m feeling like going totally off script with this one.  In the spirit of schadenfreude, I figured we could all have a laugh by talking about dumb things people do to themselves.  I was inspired by a friend’s Facebook post from earlier today, wherein he mentioned he accidentally karate chopped himself in the throat while brushing lint off of his shoulder.  He hit himself so hard that he had to sit down and wait a few seconds before he could breath.   Once I was shaking a bottle of nail polish, and I turned my head just right and hit myself in the
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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But It's a LOVE STORY
RobotNarwhal

A woman and her man are having trouble conceiving.  It’s the late 80s, and infertility treatments are crazy expensive.  She really wants a baby, and the “problem” is with him, and her depression gets worse.  Sometimes they fight, but there’s only sadness behind it.  Finally one afternoon, he looks into her eyes and tells her the words she’s been waiting for.  “Just once,” he pleads, “because I love you.”  Later that evening, she gets into the car, wearing a dress she hasn’t put on for years.  She’s had to dab her eyes and touch up her mascara more than once, but she hopes nobody will notice
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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The Superb Owl Hoots Again!
RobotNarwhal

I am so proud of myself that I made it through quiz without mentioning the Superb Owl even once.  This year found me in a weird place, because a huge chunk of my family are Massholes, so they were all rooting for the Patriots.  And my boyfriend, his family, and most of my friends were rooting for the Falcons, because hey, not the Patriots.  So I found myself between camp Patriots, and camp Anyone-But.  Yeah, I enjoyed Lady Gaga.  But weirdly, I mostly found myself trying not to cheer for either side, and hoping for not bummer commercials, and the COMMERCIALS DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!   The commercials totally didn’t disappoint for one reason:
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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Hashtag ADULTING (part 2: Electric Boogaloo)
RobotNarwhal

Ok, so last week I wrote about English grammar, so maybe this week I should tackle something more peppy.  But I can’t stop thinking about doing my taxes.  My W-2s are sitting there on the kitchen table, staring at me, waiting for me to just DO SOMETHING.  I keep telling them to be patient…I have that one rogue but very much needed statement that for some reason my bank won’t post until Feb 15th, even though I think that might be edging round the legalities a bit.    Ok, I’ll stop the tax talk.  Let’s stop adulting entirely.  NO, I’m not caught up on Rick and Morty yet, guys.  I
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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How to Cheat at Punctuation
RobotNarwhal

Yes, it’s totally true.  They used to think I was responsible enough to *teach* English to COLLEGE students.  I taught as a GTA while I was working on my M.A.  If you are wondering what you can achieve with an M.A. in Communication Development, you are looking at it every Monday night at Jack Quinn’s.  Plus, I do have a kick ass day job.  But I digress.     I am going to leave my usual drunk, snarky self for a moment, and recede to the grammatically correct teacher who lives inside of me.  Average, terrible grammar is actually part of the reason why I drink.  I still hate when people text me in abbreviations
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
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Something True
RobotNarwhal

You all probably noticed this already, but I sort of tend to fall a bit behind on certain trends.  I don’t listen to the radio much, I don’t read “the papers,” I don’t have television*, and outside of technology I use for work or am given for free, I tend to be a bit stuck in my ways.  I’m couching this because I’ve recently discovered some things that I’m really excited about, and they are totally so several years ago.   I recently discovered the joys of TryMe brand Tiger Sauce.  I got a bottle in a gift pack of sauces I received back in 2015 (nope, not a typo), and I just recently opened it.  And have
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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Potatoes are Running Out of My...
RobotNarwhal

I love to cook, but as a solo person with three jobs and weird tastes, I found myself impulse spending and sadly throwing out a lot of food.  So a few months ago, I decided to try to rein in my food expenditures and also try to be healthier by planning a few meals a week.  Most recipes have 4-8 servings, but sometimes cutting recipes down is impractical.  But I thought if I actually planned my purchases to make one or two recipes per weekend, I could immediately portion out and freeze half, and eat off of the other half as leftovers throughout my busy work week.  Then, about every three weeks, I have a “leftovers” week when I’ll pull some of the frozen
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
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Happy F$~#*! New Year!
RobotNarwhal

So, it’s totally rare that I flip someone the bird in earnest.  Usually when I flip someone off, I’m hilariously pulling it out of my pocket or feigning some sort of wind up from the thumb.  But on my way to quiz, some moron made a left turn into the crosswalk and almost plowed into me and a lady with a stroller.  I screamed and flipped him off as he zoomed up the street, completely unaware.  PAY ATTENTION, PEOPLE.  PLEASE.  Anyway, maybe almost getting hit by a fuck stick on Tejon will become my new New Year’s tradition, as something very similar happened to me last year, except the guy was making a right turn into the crosswalk instead of a
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Dec 26, 2016
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I Want Your [Insert Awkward Grammar Here]
RobotNarwhal

Well, we lost another one to 2016.  And yet, when did we really begin to idolize the famous?  It only makes sense that as we age, we start to lose icons from our childhood.  Our parents must have experienced this, too.  ‘Tis the fate of humans to watch other humans fade away, just as someday, someone will watch us fade.    On a less morbid note, is anyone else out there old enough to remember when the song “I Want Your Sex” was absolutely scandalous???  It seems so tame now in our modern world of Tinder hook ups and open relationships.  But when it was released, it caused quite the controversy, being restricted to late
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
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Merry Whatever
RobotNarwhal

Last night right after quiz, a few members of the JQ staff partook in a wee snort of Drambuie in celebration of the holiday week.  It’s been a looong time since I had this particular drinky goodness, and I had forgotten how tasty it is.  In case you aren’t familiar, Drambuie is a liquor made from herbs, honey, and Scotch whiskey.  It has been readily available for commoners to purchase since 1910, but the drink actually goes back much farther.  Rumor has it that the drink was actually commissioned in the mid 1700s by a Scottish prince, then given to the family who made it right up until corporate conglomerates started taking over everything
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Dec 12, 2016
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Tell 'em Charlie Told You About It
RobotNarwhal

Ok, so, I’ve been contemplating Chicken of the Sea brand tuna.  And, like most things, it’s pretty weird.  I’m sure it started as an attempt to give people who weren’t familiar with fish some familiar identifier, so they decided to brand it like chicken.  If you follow the marketing, that means tuna is the tasteless, dry, cheap, common meat from the ocean.  Greaaaat.  If that doesn’t describe canned tuna, I’m not sure what does.  Of course, the thought led me down the rabbit hole of research, guys, and what I found is kind of strange and sad.   First, weirdly, “chunk light,” if purchased from
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Dec 05, 2016
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Revitalize the Ice!
RobotNarwhal

So, is anybody still on board with this whole “Icing” thing?  In case you aren’t familiar, that’s when someone hands you a Smirnoff Ice, and you have to drop everything you are doing, kneel, and immediately drink the entire thing.  If you try to Ice someone, they can block you by immediately pulling out a previously undisclosed beverage from on their person.  If you get blocked, you have to take a knee and drink BOTH beverages, but I’m not sure if there are any rules on blocking a block.  I’ve also heard tale of people planting Ice bombs where someone will come across them.  All of these things lead to the excessive consumption of
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.