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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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In Russia, Book Fingers YOU
SammiB

Oh Hey There Water Tank!  Last night was our final night where quiz starts at 8! So many of you guys expressed that it was tough to get to the bar by 7, so they listened to you! We are officially moving to an 8PM start time next week We had fun tonight, and we even had a new emerging winning team! Statler and Waldorf Death Panel and Ground Control to Major Dong were tied up after Round 7--a very rare feat! So heading into Round 8, it was all down to who knew more random crap. It turns out that  Statler and Waldorf do--maybe because they are older, who knows? 
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Get your Wiz on While you Quiz On
SammiB

Sometimes stuff happens mid-quiz and you have to stop and talk about it. Like the super uncomfirmed but somehow still out there story that Donald Trump paid some Russian prostitutes to pee on a bed that Obama slept in.  So of course, I allowed teams to change their names if they wanted to, which the team formerly known as douchenozzels chose to do. They became I Bet Donald Is Pissed. Nice. We had 3 double point rounds last night, which lead to many folks using their Joker on a round that wasn't round 8. That means that we headed into Round 8 knowing that any team could win. Unfortunately, every team got
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Black Cock Jokes Abound
SammiB

So, sometimes I get to gabbing with quizzers before quiz starts. And then I get lovely blog titles, like this one. Last night I was getting schooled on the history of a french dude, John Napier (turns out he was Scottish--FACT CHECKED, Ryan) whose name dons a street in Rattan Creek (the neighborhood closest to the bar, and where most of my quizzers live). Turns out this dude was a brilliant mathematician--he gave us logarithms (sweet?). He also had a black rooster that he would tell people he could talk to. People = servants. So when he had each servant walk in and stroke his cock, the guilty party
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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After all... YOLO
SammiB

Hey There Water Tank!  Last night was super special to me. First of all, I got to see everyone again! I've missed many of the regular teams, and it was awesome to see you all come out for your last Holiday Hurrah! We also had some new teams wander in--WELCOME WELCOME! We get a little rowdy at The Tank, as you saw, but we have a pretty tight knit group. I was glad to welcome more and more into the fold!  So we had a whopping 7 teams last night--very nice. One of them consisted of my husband and his brother from California! They did horribly, but they said they had fun, so that's all that matters, right? Over the holiday I've had a lot of in-laws in town. We've played
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I should really write these down...
SammiB

Hey Water Tank, Every night I walk away with an amazing blog title. And then my kid wakes me 3-4 times a night and I totally forget it. Bummer for me, and for my blog. But hey! We had a good time last night, and we all got to hang out afterwards. You know that, though, you were there.  We had a round on recent stuff, and we had a shout out to an Austin legend in the bonus. Then, if you weren't sad after the bonus question, we had a whole round on singers who died. After that, we tested your knowledge of TV and short stories. Turns out you guys aren't huge fans of Capote.  Then we had a round on Dogs and Elves,
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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When you eat brown rice, you're eating ARSENIC (bitch)
SammiB

Oh Water Tank. You gave me such a great night last night.  We got two newbies that joined us--both named Richard. So our quiz-champ for many weeks running joined forces, and they were the 3 Richards. I was just a little disappointed they didn't go with We Have 3 Dicks, but what can ya do?  Ron Freshour joined us and stuck around for the witty banter--which I always appreciate. And Tank Teabaggers brought their full A-team tonight. It's like the team is solidifying before my eyes.  It was a really fun night! I used to be really nervous about engaging
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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But What Does that have to do with POOP?
SammiB

Water Tank, how I love thee, let me count the ways: One: I have some great regulars. You guys take my jabs in stride, and yell out my blog titles, taking all of the guesswork out of blogging the next day. Round 4 was my favorite, with a Teabagger yelling, "Yeah, but WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH POOP?"  Two: Our bartenders are awesome. Sarah and Jessica rule, obviously, because I'm pretty sure they know all of the quizzers by first name already. I hope you guys are treating them well.  Three: Even though there's a single-sitter bathroom, I've never had to wait. How is it that we ladies have become so coordinated?  Four:
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Hi Mom!
SammiB

I'm not gonna lie, I was a little worried last night, Water Tank.  I brought my mom with me to quiz and when I walked in, we had one team waiting for me. One. Team. How embarrassing in front of your mom!  But then, it was like some miracle happened: Ron came by to say hello, My mom got to be on a team with The Richard (three time solo quiz champion), the Tank Teabaggers showed up in full force (with some new faces), and I recruited a team out of the main bar that had never played before. And I really really love Quiz Virgins.  We had a really great time! You were loud and rowdy--just
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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There's a Lesson to Be Learned Here
SammiB

So last night was fun, huh?  I mean, it was for me, but prior to quiz I had a 6 month old throwing up all over me. Not surprisingly, I kind of feel like I've caught whatever it is she has because I feel like I might vomit myself. But enough about me and my personal problems. So we had a team that was totally new to quiz, and seemed hell-bent on taking as many shots as possible. Their scores pretty much reflected that. I had a good time making a little bit of fun at them, and they were really taking it in stride, although their bringing up golden showers over and over was kind of weird.  Anyway, for each round they played, they took a shot. That's aggressive!
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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We Came, We Saw, We Drank
SammiB

Hey Water Tank, Soooooo, how hung over are you guys last night? I think we were all tying one on after a long 20 months of election stuff. As I said at the beginning of the quiz though, we are not going to talk about the election because ENOUGH ALREADY? AMIRITE?  I may or may not have showed up to the Water Tank at 6 to have a cider (or two) by myself. I put together a playlist that I knew all would enjoy--the bipartisan playlist, I called it. If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that upbeat music is nice.  And you know what? We had a great time! Maybe a was a liiiiiittle bit more acidic on the mic than normal...
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A (Sa)Man(tha) for All Seasons
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Well hey there, Water Tankers! Glad to see that you weren’t all in the throes of a sugar coma following last night’s Halloween festivities. The last thing I would want to have to report back to your regular quizmistress Samantha is that you guys no showed because you had one too many Razzles. But you kind of got to live out your Halloween fantasies with this evening’s visual round, all about the many delicious candies you can find on a good street on All Hallows Eve. Now many of you would probably say you’re beyond the age where trick or treating seems appropriate, and that. Nobody wants
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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My Favorite Quiz Ever
SammiB

Dudes and Dudettes,  It's true. Last night has been my favorite quiz to date. Let me explain...  I've been runnin' quiz since 2012, and I've started 5 quizzes so far. Starting a quiz from scratch ain't easy because you never really know what you're gonna get. Well, last night The Water Tank patrons took a bet on playing quiz, and it paid off. Big Time.  We had some folks who were joining us from another venue and are regulars at Glass Half Full and Third Base. Naturally, Water Tank is super close by and we are on Tuesday. Quizzing three times a week? Yes please! I knew they were going to be a great team because they complimented my playlist before quiz
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I'm no QUITTER!
SammiB

Water Tankians!  You guys are the best, can I just tell you that? We had three *returning teams* this week from last, and that's pretty damn awesome. Thank you to The Slut Nuggets and Tank Teabag, especially--for newbies to quiz, you guys got the hang of it super fast! You came with bigger, well-rounded teams, and crushed it, making a tight race for second place.  And we had a special QM guest in the crowd: Ron Freshour. He's like, been QM of the year, and is also one of my favorite people on the planet. He DJ'd my wedding, quizzed at my baby shower. He's just the sweetest most stand-up person I know.
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

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Water Tank, The
7309 McNeil Rd
Austin, TX
78729
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Everyone, Listen Up, Number One!
SammiB

Oh Hey Water Tank, I didn't even see ya there.  I had driven past you many-a-time when I lived in Rattan Creek and on Pond Springs, but I had never ventured inside of your hallowed halls. Well, tonight I got to break you in with a quiz for the first time, and it was good. So good. Some of the regulars weren't really sure what was going on, but we had 5 teams show up to test the waters, and it turned into a heavy-weight knock-em-down fight for first.  Also, I had my favorite chaperon with me--the Chelsea, aka corporate, aka my boss or whatever. You guys reminded me how to count to 8 (I have a 4 month old, so we aren't on numbers yet), and
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank