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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Oh No! My Xiphoid Process!
Paddycake

Funny story... When I was in college I lived in a small house. The house was built like a beach house, so everything was up on the second floor, and there was an outdoor stairway that led up to the porch. Of course, the design was flawed as the outdoor stairway was completely exposed to the elements, so when it rained (which happens a lot in southern Louisiana) it would get soaking wet and there was no cover or roof above. When it would rain a lot over several days, it would start to develop a slimy buildup that made it a little slippery. We counteracted this on the steps with sticky traction pads we glued to the wood, but the landing halfway up the stairs was still just bare
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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So Tired
Paddycake

I’m tired. Work is draining me, and I kinda wanna just crawl back in my bed and go back to sleep. But I still have an hour and a half left to make it through. If there is one thing I have learned from the past 2 weeks it’s that I am very glad I worked in tech support and not customer care. I don’t mind training the subject matter, but I could never deal with that stuff on a daily basis. I would go nuts. But anyway, How was your Easter? I spent mine at Bunnies on the Bayou, and many drinks were had… many many drinks… add that to the many many drinks I had the night before at game night, and it was a heavily alcohol soaked weekend. I would say “gin-soaked”
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Game Night!
Paddycake

In case you didn’t already know, I love board games. I have a serious obsession with them. In fact, from where I am sitting right now, I can see 67 of them on one of my shelves. I have even started designing them, and have 2 of them currently for sale. I even gave one away as a prize for the Halloween quiz costume party. It’s a fun hobby. This weekend is my monthly board game party, and it’s usually one of my favorite nights of the month. All of my nearest and dearest will be here (well, almost. A few can’t make it.) Drinks will be mixed, games will be played, and laughs will be had. So if you also like board games, here are some of my absolute favorite
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Coming of Age In the 90s
Paddycake

  Saturday night I attended a really fun show at the House of Blues with two of my closest friends. It was pretty awesome, actually! There were three bands playing that night. There was a Pearl Jam cover band called Lemon Yellow Sun, a Soundgarden cover band called Rusty Cage, and a Nirvana cover band called The Nirvana Experience. You forget sometimes how much the music of an era defines you. I often sit in the car while Jody is driving and playing his classic 70s and 80s country music, or pop and light rock from the late 70s. I, on more than one occasion, have asked myself what he sees in this music. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike his music, it just doesn't
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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This Consciousness Won't Stream Itself...
Paddycake

I don't really have much to write about so I'm just going to ramble for a while and type my thoughts as they come to me. I'm a bit hungry. Odd how I don't eat nearly as much on this diet, but I don't feel as hungry as I used to. But, it has been 4 hours since I made my spinach omelette with sausage. It was good. I'm kinda bored. sitting on on a class is not nearly as interesting as teaching one. I'm kinda tired too, I was out too late, and didn't get enough sleep. I should research computer prices some more. I need to clean my desk too. I have a lot of empty cans and 2 empty coffee cups. maybe I'll make a cup of coffee... no I would rather have a coke zero right now cause
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Happy Vernal Equinox
Paddycake

Yesterday was the vernal equinox, and the first day of spring, thus there were small bits throughout the quiz as a nod to that. You know like referencing The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky, and a few others. Of course in Texas the first day of spring is really just the first day of pre-summer. The weather has been nice lately, but That will surely change soon. We had a pretty good quiz last night. Rodeo always eats into attendance, but I hope you all had fun. I had fun. We discussed recent events, discovered songs with some REALLY long titles. And enjoyed some horrible translated movie quotes. Then we delved into rounds about animated characters turned live action, Igor Stravinsky, Slowed
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Scar-Carrying Member Of the No Appendix Club
Paddycake

So as circumstances would have it, last night I hosted a quiz on the 5 year anniversary of the day after I went to the hospital with abdominal pain, fever, and nausea... The day i had my appendix removed. So, this was before I became a quizmaster. I was just going to quizzes for fun, like all of you do, and Cedar Creek was my venue of choice. I'm sure some of you remember me from those days... anyway, it actually happened the day after quiz night. I didn't go because I was getting sicker and ended up going to the hospital. Anyway... having your appendix removed may not seem like a big deal, and it's not really as far as technical surgery goes. But for someone who has always been very healthy,
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Tired and Satisfied
Paddycake

This past weekend Dan was in town, so I got to spend quite a bit of time with him. It was also LUEY weekend so we were out at the bars drinking pretty heavily. I decided that since I would be eating out a lot, and since I have reached half of my weight loss goal (20 out of 40 pounds) I decided to have a cheat weekend from my diet. It was glorious. Thursday I had chicken enchiladas at El Tiempo, Then late night drunken eggchiladas at Chapultapec. Friday, we decided to spend a lot of the day hanging out with our gamer buddies and stopped at Samurai Noodle for some spicy pork ramen for lunch. That night, at game night we had Chinese takeout. Saturday we had brunch at Union Kitchen
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Adele Dazeem Was Indeed Robbed!
Paddycake

That was my favorite team name last night. I was waiting to see if anyone made a Warren Beaty or a Faye Dunaway joke... but alas, none to be found. I would have even enjoyed a Matt Damon joke since he seemed to be the butt of most of the comedy on The Academy Awards, but anyway... The Adele Dazeem joke was a nice throwback to one of the weirdest and funniest moments from The Oscars in the past 10 years, so I was happy. Good job Moonlight. I still haven't seen it, and I was trying to find a place that was still showing it in the evenings near me, but the only place that has it is only doing 3 pm matinees during the week. If you ask me, that's a sure fire way to kill
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quiz is Good Enough
Paddycake

Last night we had an entire round that was totally not about The Goonies, and it brought back a TON of memories. I was an only child that didn't have a lot of friends, so I tended to watch movies a lot as a kid, which has now transferred over into my love of films in my adult life. But, I remember The Goonies being one of the first films I really fell in love with. I still remember the first time I saw it. I was living in Louisiana, and my parents had family friends who lived in Austin. We stopped by there on the way to visit my family on my mom's side and they had 2 daughters that were close in age to me, so we would hang out, play games, listen to music, etc. I'm still in contact
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Awkward Question Part VI
Paddycake

It's the final installment of stuff you never wanted to know about me! I'm kinda glad it's over... it was a bit embarrassing at times. But I'm glad you all got to know me a but better. Now, let's move on to other topics... Like the quiz!   We had a great quiz! Last night was a blast! We had new players, and new teams, fun team names, and some pretty good scores! Super fun night! See you guys next week for another rousing night of quiz! 36. If you cheated on your lover how would you tell them?
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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Awkward Questions Part V
Paddycake

First month of 2017 down... and the world hasn't gone up in flames yet, so I guess we're all still ok. I mean, the Pats won the superbowl, which I kinda hated... but I didn't even watch it honestly. I used Sunday to catch up on DVRed shows and play some video games. Everyone I knew had plans to go to a party, or host a party (none of which I got invited to, BTW), so I said fuck everyone then. You don't want to invite me to your party, then screw all of you. I'll spend the day watching TV. And that's exactly what I did.  I mean... I would have liked to have done something... go to a movie... hang out and have a few drinks... but whatever. I'm not bitter or anything. So
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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Awkward Questions Part IV
Paddycake

Greetings out there in quizlandia! I'm going to keep this super short because I don't feel well and want to go lay down for a bit. Not sure what's wrong. I had a sore spot under my chin and just feel generally icky and run down. Probably a swollen gland or something. Anyway, you don't need to know about all that. SO last night we had an awesome quiz. Smaller crowd but the competition was fierce! It was a close race and it ended up coming down to a tie breaker for first place. Congrats to A Bitch of This Or a Bitch of That for sealing in their tiebreaker and coming out on top. So, here's the next installment of awkward questions! See you guys next
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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Awkward Questions Part III
Paddycake

Quiz last night was amazing, and a lot of that had to do with the mood I was in. Let's do a quick recap of my day, so you can see why I was so happy. I woke up and peed, and did my Monday weight in. In case you didn't know, I am doing a low carb diet trying to lose weight and feel better. When I weight myself yesterday morning, I was at 229. On January 1st, I was 244. So 15 pounds down! WOOHOO! I also figured out that coffee does not upset my stomache like it used to when I was eating carbs, so I can have coffee again... double woohoo! The weather was awesome so I kept my window open all day to let the fresh air and sunlight in. Then, Jody sent me a message and told
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
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Awkward Questions Part II
Paddycake

Hey there quizzers! Last night was amazing! I was worried when 7:50 rolled around and it appeared I was only going to have 3 teams, but everyone showed up at the last possible second and it ended up being one of the most fun nights of quiz ever. I was kinda feeling down in the dumps yesterday so thank you for lifting my spirits! In the tradition of being super lazy (actually it's just because work is incredibly busy this month) Here is part II of the most awkward questions you could ever ask me. Don't say I didn't warn you! 11. Has anyone ever gone beyond your personal line of
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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Awkward Questions
Paddycake

OK, So I've done something similar to this before... The "get to know your quizmaster" type of blog, and the questions were kinda... run of the mill, so to speak. Nothing very revealing or incriminating. Well, I'm about to mix it up. Since I don't have a lot to write about other than my new diet and weight loss, and just recapping the quiz can be a bit boring. I have decided that for the next 4 weeks you will get to know me in a far more intimate level. I apologize if any of this shocks or offends you, but come on... it's me we're talking about. 1. Is there anyone of
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!