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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Trumpster Fire
Control Freakonomics

Andrea is back!  That in itself should be good enough news to just end the blog after three words, but apparently my corporate overlords want me to put in "effort" and provide a "interesting reading experience", so I have to soldier on.  You'd think that, after four years of fumbling around, they'd have realized by now that none of my writing is interesting and our loyal quizgoers should be sheltered from reading any more than they have to. So this week we started remodeling our master bathroom, and by we I mean the guy who we're paying to do so because I'm basically the least handiest person there is.  Ikea furniture?  Sure
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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A Sticky-Fingered Filcher For Sure
Control Freakonomics

I was pretty upset last night when, after having asked a question regarding the greatest kids game show of all time, that I wasn't able to find the soothing tones of Rockapella to play us into a scoring break.  Not one to be satisfied with missed opportunities, here you go. You're welcome for choosing the option that allows both your ears and eyes to feast upon this glory: ROCK IT ROCKAPELLA And in case you couldn't keep up, here's the lyrics.  It's like an all-inclusive geography lesson on their own. Well she sneaks
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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Dry Dock Brewing Co.
15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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ROCKIES WIN! ROCKIES WIN!
Control Freakonomics

Before last night, four times the Rockies had played alongside us on a Wednesday night and four times they had fallen to their various opponents.  Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals...it didn't matter, the Rockies just couldn't get over on hump day.  Carrying only 11 total losses on the season, it was a bit of a statistical anomaly that 4 of those came on a specific day of the week.  Obviously, my first thought was that the team knew that I wasn't paying the same level of attention that I was normally and were depressed over having to soldier on without me; any self-respecting baseball fan would feel the same.  They must
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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Dry Dock Brewing Co.
15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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How You Remind Me of Friday
Control Freakonomics

So last night I made the grave mistake of trying to antagonize someone through terrible music choices. This was a terrible miscalculation on my part that neglected to include the fact that she suffers through a teenage daughter every day, and anything I threw her direction would be like pebbles against the hull of the Titanic. We made it through an entire Nickelback song and it only made her stronger. After half of "Friday" by Rebecca Black, I realized that I was inflicting more pain upon myself than I was her and gave up, admitting my defeat, and shifting over to a breath of fresh air in Jurassic 5. Let that be a lesson learned to all of you, that anyone who watches the Big Bang Theory by
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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Dry Dock Brewing Co.
15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Fireside Quiz
Control Freakonomics

I had about a month's worth of blogs built up in my head, but those are now exhausted and we're gonna have some rough goings ahead of us.  First off, I loved tonight's quiz.  On rare occasion, we get the opportunity to not wrangle 20+ teams and have ourselves something that more closely resembles the normalcy enjoyed by your "average" quiz venue.  While I wouldn't trade our quiz for anything, I can appreciate the ability to slow down a bit, do a little storytelling, and heckle some individuals in attendance.  While playfully abusing you folks is kind of my thing, in the interests of time I can't always pick out folks to have a little fun
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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Dry Dock Brewing Co.
15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Let the Terrible Twos Commence!
Control Freakonomics

Some (most?) of you know that I am the proud daddy to a little boy that brings me a new type of joy just about every day I spend with him.  Now, he also brings me three types of misery along with it, but so far the pros outweigh the cons so we've decided to keep him around.  This weekend is his second birthday and it's pretty amazing to think of how quickly that time has flown by.  I remember the few weeks of quiz leading up to our due date where it was a bit of a mystery if I'd even be showing up, or possibly receiving a call in the middle of quiz that I had to leave now.  Then there was the sleep-deprived appearance
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Baseball, Bestball
Control Freakonomics

Don't get me wrong, I love football, tolerate basketball, and mostly acknowledge hockey, but there is nothing better in professional sports than Major League Baseball.  Is that opinion influenced by the fact I've played baseball or softball since I was 4?  Yeah, but you don't read these blogs for objective reporting of the facts.  If you do, boy, did you take a wrong turn somewhere.  The Rockies can be a frustrating team to root for, what with all of the gross incompetence and apparent allergy to winning, but I adopted them when I moved here and I'm pretty much committed at this point.  I think rooting for a lovable loser is kind of fun though, as you avoid turning
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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W-O-O-K-I-E-E
Control Freakonomics

An ugly moment nearly derailed a beautiful evening, but luckily for us all, someone was able to come up with the correct spelling of Wookiee before I went into a blind rage and started flipping over tables in disgust.  Wookie?  No.  Wooky?  HELL no.  It's like you don't even care about me as a person.  Let this serve as a teachable moment for the future that, if a bonus question is Star Wars related, you better come correct.  If you don't think that you can swing it, you're probably best served to head back to your table and watch me lash out from a safer distance.   That all said, it was super amazing fantastic to be back hosting with Andrea
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Back In The Saddle
Control Freakonomics

Before I dive into any other topic, I want to make sure to take the time to thank Kelly for her work and dedication over the past year.  Keeping score is quite a bit more than just marking up answer sheets and typing some numbers into Excel.  While hosting quiz, there are a ton of different things going on in a quizmaster's mind even before the idea of trying to be charming and entertaining enter the equation.  Having a scorekeeper that can take a lot of that off of your shoulders so that you can focus on the quiz itself is invaluable and has as large an impact on the end result as anything else involved.  I know that Andrea
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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Dry Dock Brewing Co.
15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Never Say Goodbye, Just Say Ciao
AK-47 (because I am loaded)

Hello my lovely Geeks of Dry Dock! I have missed you and our Wednesday night show. It is nice to be back home from Washington. Seattle was fun and it is cool to do some travel for the day job. Besides quiz I missed sunshine, average sized parking spots, and the array of product I keep in my bathroom. Travel tubes get lame after a week or so. Thanks to Kelly, Johnny, Bob, Edge and Mike for helping to hold down quiz. We have an amazing, diverse, and talented group of Quiz Masters here in Colorado. As I said last night, Mike Rucki is coming back full time as your Dry Dock Quiz Master. We have discussed and both think it is for the best. I am happy he is coming out of
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Hello. Hope you are doing well. My name is Andrea. I became a Quiz Master straight out of college. My proud parents would like to be the first to tell you, this is the longest I have ever held a job.

I enjoy TV crime dramas, early bed times, mountain views, wandering the West, and hanging with my dog Joe. My day job is in mental health. I am afraid of aliens. I think human/ alien relations will not work well for either party. I have a degree in Cultural Anthropology. I hope enjoy my quiz.

See you on Sunday,

Andrea  


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15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Don't Call It a Comeback, I Was Just Gone a Year
Control Freakonomics

Well, that was pretty fun, right? After popping my head in at the end of January to see what life was like on the scorer's side of the table, I thought I might show up again and see if I remembered how to host a pub quiz.  While I think we had a successful night overall, the rust was definitely present and gives me something to work on for the next time.  If there is a next time, that is, as I haven't really decided yet.  It really depends on Andrea and her willingness to subject you all to my abusive patterns.  I like to think that she wants to dangle me as a punishment if you ever get too out of line, like when you were a kid and your mom was done putting
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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Dry Dock Brewing Co.
15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Love Is Only A Feeling
Cousin Chet

Well, hello again. Yes once again you get me instead of Andrea and this time you also got Bob instead of Kelly. Pure madness, I know. But what fun we have when we have this little time together. Such magic. Such wonder. Such Bob. You guys remember the band The Darkness, right? They had one brief shining moment in 2003 and then vanished from this Earth, never to be seen again. Just kidding. They put out a follow up album to Permission To Land that just wasn’t very good and then vanished. Which kinda sucks, because the first album was so good. I know that most people stopped after “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” but there are so many great, tongue in cheek songs
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AAAAHHHH!!! AH AH AAAAAHHH! OHMYGODWHATTHEYWHATTHEFUCKWHATFUCK!?!?!?!?!? NO! NOT THAT. ANYTHING BUT THAT! PLEASE OH GOD PLEASE! AAAAHHHH!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU? AAAAHHH!!! IT HURTS SO FUCKING BAD! WHY WON'T YOU JUST KILL ME? JUST LET ME DIE ALREADY, YOU FUCKING MONSTER! OH DEAR CHRIST WHAT IS THAT? WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT? NO. PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Also enjoys the music of Steely Dan


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15120 E. Hampden Avenue
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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I Don't Care If That's What They Called Him On Spongebob
Cousin Chet

Okay, I promised I wouldn’t bore you last night with why I didn’t like that we accepted Nosferatu for Count Orlok, that I’d say it for today. You see, the Count’s name is not Nosferatu. And no, this isn’t one of those “It’s Frankenstein’s Monster” thing. Well, actually, it kinda is. Basically, the character is never called that in the film. And Nosferatu is an old Romanian word that had existed centuries before of the film was made (the film itself was an unlicensed adaptation of Dracula that Bram Stoker’s widow wouldn’t sign off on, but that’s a story for another day). The word translates to somewhere between unclean
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AAAAHHHH!!! AH AH AAAAAHHH! OHMYGODWHATTHEYWHATTHEFUCKWHATFUCK!?!?!?!?!? NO! NOT THAT. ANYTHING BUT THAT! PLEASE OH GOD PLEASE! AAAAHHHH!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU? AAAAHHH!!! IT HURTS SO FUCKING BAD! WHY WON'T YOU JUST KILL ME? JUST LET ME DIE ALREADY, YOU FUCKING MONSTER! OH DEAR CHRIST WHAT IS THAT? WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT? NO. PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Also enjoys the music of Steely Dan


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15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Air Force Uno
AK-47 (because I am loaded)

By far my favorite answer of the night. Best team name had to go to our winners, Return of the Mack. Your dance moves and smarts are on par. We had some hard questions tonight! Roman Lupercalia, the Grammys, and Canada. Some of you struggled and some of rose to the top. Damn It Spock, you stayed average. Not the best, not the works and by Jen’s birthday in July you will have enough $5 gift cards to intoxicate a small army! I hope you all enjoyed Valentines with a bit of love in your lives. Pets, friend, family, lovers, self-love. Do your thing and feel good about it. Love in February breaks up so much of the monotony of this grey month! Thanks
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Hello. Hope you are doing well. My name is Andrea. I became a Quiz Master straight out of college. My proud parents would like to be the first to tell you, this is the longest I have ever held a job.

I enjoy TV crime dramas, early bed times, mountain views, wandering the West, and hanging with my dog Joe. My day job is in mental health. I am afraid of aliens. I think human/ alien relations will not work well for either party. I have a degree in Cultural Anthropology. I hope enjoy my quiz.

See you on Sunday,

Andrea  


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15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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And Here Come The Pretzels!
Cousin Chet

David Mamet is one of the greatest modern playwrights we have. I think. I haven’t been reading as many modern  plays these days. What with all the great things on television, who can find the time. But I did once read Buffalo Nickel and I saw Glengarry Glen Ross. That’s the one where Alec Baldwin yells at Jack Lemon. And that’s all anyone remembers from it. But it was really good. Mamet’s genius is that he takes the stories of ordinary Americans, depicts the tragedy that is their everyday life and then fills it up with lots of swears. That’s what sets him apart. He’s never found a sentence he couldn’t fit the word fuck into. So, that Dali
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AAAAHHHH!!! AH AH AAAAAHHH! OHMYGODWHATTHEYWHATTHEFUCKWHATFUCK!?!?!?!?!? NO! NOT THAT. ANYTHING BUT THAT! PLEASE OH GOD PLEASE! AAAAHHHH!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU? AAAAHHH!!! IT HURTS SO FUCKING BAD! WHY WON'T YOU JUST KILL ME? JUST LET ME DIE ALREADY, YOU FUCKING MONSTER! OH DEAR CHRIST WHAT IS THAT? WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT? NO. PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Also enjoys the music of Steely Dan


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15120 E. Hampden Avenue
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Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
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Rooting for Lady Gaga and Avocados
AK-47 (because I am loaded)

Hello my Dry Dock Geeks! It is so nice to see your lovely faces and to quiz with you this evening. Tonight, we had some sports ball knowledge in quiz. I know some of you were real excited. I also, know many of us are excited for the Super Bowl because Lady Gaga is performing and we hope Atlanta can beat those cheating Pats. Also, with President Trump’s promise of the wall, this might be one of the last games where avocados can take center stage at the snacks table. Avocados are already in high demand and short supply. Us Millennials really love them and eat them at every opportunity. This is one Millennial trait that is strong in my friends and I. Seriously, I eat avocado like
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Hello. Hope you are doing well. My name is Andrea. I became a Quiz Master straight out of college. My proud parents would like to be the first to tell you, this is the longest I have ever held a job.

I enjoy TV crime dramas, early bed times, mountain views, wandering the West, and hanging with my dog Joe. My day job is in mental health. I am afraid of aliens. I think human/ alien relations will not work well for either party. I have a degree in Cultural Anthropology. I hope enjoy my quiz.

See you on Sunday,

Andrea