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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, August 27, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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You Can’t Pronounce Your Own Team Name?
Quizmistress SJ

Oh well, then I’m sure as hell not gonna try. That was the gist of my conversation with Pick A New Team Name after round 3 tonight when I went to take their picture. Pneumonaltramicroscopicdoobyshoobydosomethingsomething was the team name they chose, but they were good natured about their silly choice.   Last week I decided that my blog would be a journal of my life, but then I got sidetracked and actually talked about quiz. This week I will promise to stay on point. School started again, but since I only have a couple of lab classes and a course called Biography of an Urban Stream (intrigued by that one aren’t you?) I only had one class this
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, August 20, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I Thought I Saw A Flower But It Turned Out To Be Garbage
Quizmistress SJ

I think from now on this blog will be an diary of my day and emotions. Yesterday after quiz I wrote everyone on the bar staff love notes. Maybe I’ll write all of you lovely quizzers love notes if you are super extra nice to me. You are always nice to me mostly, and you were all super nice to the lovely Katie Maguire last night when I was training her during quiz. Wasn’t she just super duper?   In other quiz news, everyone was anticipating an appearance by The Guesstapo so that they could be taken down. We even had a team named The Guess-Stomp-o. They decided to go to the Twilight concert instead, so the bounty
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, August 13, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I Got Some Bagels To Eat
Quizmistress SJ

Thanks, Sione for the breakfast for the next couple of days! Even though that was not the highlight of quiz I’m pretty stoked about them. Tonight we talked about favorite Charlies, answers with O-R-E-O, and best part…old people reacting to new technology. Although there were some super nasty old dudes (like the one talking about how much he loves looking at lady ankles let alone twerking), it was fairly funny listening to clips of them playing GTA and Mario Kart. You can find all the excitement and reviews here.   I’m not gonna lie guys, I said it at quiz and I’ll
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, August 06, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Now Showing at 6/7 Central
Quizmistress SJ

I don’t really know what is on at 6/7 Central, and truthfully I can never figure out what time I’m supposed to watch whatever show it is I’m supposed to be watching. It just seemed like a good title for our quiz starting at a new time tonight. This week we avoided the kickball crowd with absolute perfection, and The Guesstapo held tightly to their crown. Also, I finished finals today, so I actually got to enjoy quiz instead of going over physics problems in my head while taking pictures of all of you lovely people. It was a nice change of pace.   We had some new and newish quizzers for the evening. Fish sticks has played
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, July 30, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Correlation between the Number of Top Buns in The Bar…
Quizmistress SJ

And the Douchtasticity of said bar. I’m not supposed to put the swears in the title, and I’m not quite sure where douche lands on the scale of 0 to swear. So, as I said a million bajillion times last night, we are moving quiz to 7pm for the next several weeks, and the end of quiz last night was a testament to the sound reasoning behind that decision. Kickball teams will be taking over the basement, and there was clearly a direct correlation between the number of top buns worn by overly-makeuped women in workout clothes/dudes who dress like they are still freshman in college to the need to YELL ALL THE THINGS. The graph can be viewed in the images on this page.
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, July 23, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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5 O’Clock At The Oasis
Quizmistress SJ

I don’t really know why that’s the title of my blog this week. It just is…ok? Don’t question my authority or my inability to think of a better title.   As we all know it was Thursday night again last night which means time for another trip to pub quiz town. And it’s a long holiday weekend here in Mormontown, USA. That’s right kids, the holiday that’s more important than the 4th of July here? The 24th of July! Pioneer Day (or Pie and Beer day for us heathens). A celebration of Utah and handcarts and fireworks and boring parades. Because who care about the country when you can celebrate the state in a more prominent fashion. Amirite??
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, July 16, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I Thought It Was Gonna Happen For Me
Quizmistress SJ

That’s definitely going to be the title of my autobiography that’s never going to be accepted for publishing. I guess I could always be one of those people that self-publishes the book about their life that nobody wants to read. This is my lot in life. This is where I’ll end up. Just a heads up for anyone thinking they wanted to say, “I knew her when…” in the future.   Moving on to what happened last night, though, we come to the heart of the matter. Was the bounty given away? Did The Guesstapo hold on to their title? Will they ever be the 2nd place team? Next week on…The Life And Times of a Geek Who Drinks.   The
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, July 09, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Don’t Call It A Comeback
Quizmistress SJ

It can’t be a comeback if you’re always on top! That’s where The Guesstapo remains. It was a close game once again, and Passive-Aggressive Cursive and Skynet Rises were really gunning for that top spot and the bounty, but The Guesstapo eked out a win in the last round with an almost perfect score. Literally, eked it out. They were in a tie for 2nd going into our last round. Whew, what a night.   I had fun! Did you have fun? I know some of my enjoyment came from the fact that I was procrastinating studying for my physics exam today, but mostly it was from being at the bar with all of you! Quiz nights are
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, July 02, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I Do Have Nice Hair
Quizmistress SJ

So, thank you to The Meat Sweats who put that as one of their answers in an attempt to bribe me into giving them more points I assume. We packed the crowd in last night, didn’t we? Everyone has the day off today, and what better way to get out of the blazing heat than to come drink in the bar with me? Seriously, this heat wave business needs to get the hell out. I keep burning my hands on my steering wheel and it was still pushing 80-something degrees at 11pm, so I think drinking in the bar and quizzing was a super great idea.   We starting off the evening with some Bingo. Well, not exactly, words that end in -ingo. After just 3 rounds we had a new
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, June 25, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Just A Big Group Of Ruffians
Quizmistress SJ

That’s what you all are! Ruffians. Ruffians that I love dearly and had a great time with this evening. It was This Group Of Ruffians that came in 3rd place tonight, however. They, along with Overdawgs and The Guesstapo knew the most about bad movies, America’s favorite cookies, and James Horner movie soundtracks. The Guesstapo is still on top, and they still have a bounty out on their head. It was so close this evening, but they pulled out the win once again!   Swoop & Scoop  and Well Hung were the most enthusiastic teams of the evening, and they ended up in a tie
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, June 18, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Still On Top
Quizmistress SJ

That’s what she said! OOOOOHHHHHHH! Bad joke, I know. But, for real, they are still on top. Y’all know who I’m talking about. Tonight they were know as Privileged Czech: The Rachel Dolezal Story. Usually they are known as The Guesstapo. They’ve been winning non-stop for awhile now, so it was time to put a bounty out on their heads. They overcame, however. They took down all the competition. The bounty still stands and will be raised next week, so bring all your top minds.   In other good new, we had an out of state team this week. I think that is the 3rd week in a row! Those out-of-towners clearly know how to do the damn thing by
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Saturday, June 13, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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George R.R. Martin Has Come Again To Slaughter All Your Favorite Characters
Quizmistress SJ

That’s right, kids. We had George R.R. Martin at our quiz today. It was amazing. He and Arya didn’t take shit from nobody! By Arya, I mean me. Look at the pics. You’ll understand. We had a really great time at our Game of Thrones quiz today, and it was all of you that made it the best! This is the 3rd year in a row that I’ve been involved with the quiz, and I love doing every time. Even though the scorekeeper and I are the only ones to dress up I appreciate all the knowledge you have in your head about weird Game of Thrones shit. It’s really an impressive use of those neurons that you’ve worked so hard to hone into a great thinking machine all these years.
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, June 11, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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The List About The Good Things Last Night
Quizmistress SJ

So many good things happened last night! It was top 10 quizzes in my opinion. Sady has returned as our bartender, and even though we will miss Justin, he’s on to bigger and better things! So welcome back, Sady! Also, it was a pretty busy evening which is always fun. I think I convinced at least a few teams to play while the were watching that sports thing with the points and the teams.   Let’s do a top 10 list of the best things that happened last night* (*disclaimer: I don’t know if I can actually make the list ten things long): 10. Say was back (I know I said this. Don’t judge me.)   9. I drank really delicious
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, June 04, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Game 1 Sure Was A Nailbiter
Quizmistress SJ

Or so I hear. I wasn’t watching. I was busy running a quiz! Well, technically I did hear. Ya know, sports bars tend to get a little noisy for playoff games. It was just Game 1, though. Who cares about Game 1? Oh geez, don’t come after me for saying that.   Well, moving on to things that happened during quiz. My two favorite wrong answers of the evening: “My Balls” for who was the creator of Scandal, and Stone Cold Fuck n’ Suck for the R7 audio clip of Wipeout. I think Stone Cold was close enough don’t you? Also, just so we are clear, Che’s last name was Guevara not Rivera. Did you see that pic of Hitler in France when he was young,
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, May 28, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Toms: Donating Jackboots to Fascists in Need
QuizGentleman Bryton

Well now Lumpy's, nice place you got there!  QuizGentleman Bryton here filling in for Sarah this week. I nice competitive quiz that didn't see a perfect score until The Guesstapo pulled out eight points on Round 4, a round on boots and walking. Round 4 also saw my favorite answer of the night. "What footwear is now synonymous with fascism?" No, the answer is not Tom's. I kind of wanted to give double-points to that, but alas the correct answer is jackboots. As in jackbooted thugs.    Speaking of thugs, good job on the visual round everybody. Y'all really know your sneak-thieves. The first sheet I scored, one of you just wrote
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Long time geeking drinker, noted public orator.

Every Monday at Devil's Daughter Thurs. 5/7 at The Point After Tues. 5/12 at Gracie's Thurs. 5/28 at Lumpy's Downtown


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, May 21, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Delta Burke Is Not A Golden Girl
Quizmistress SJ

But I appreciate the effort! You knew there was a show in the ’80’s/’90’s with ladies wearing huge shoulder pads, so I’ll call it pretty close. Even though nothing will EVER compete with the greatness that is The Golden Girls.   We were back in our regular location last night, and it felt so good. All the regular things happened, and some new teams made appearance. Better Late Than Never showed up just moments after I read
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm