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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
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
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It's Finally Over
Paddycake

Welcome to 2017, and last night we had our first quiz of the new year, and it was a great night. Let's hope this next year is as fun and exciting as last night was. As I saw stated online a few years ago... We let George R.R. Martin have a turn, I want 2017 to be written by JK Rowling.   But you know, 2016 wasn't so bad of a year on a personal level for me. I managed to maintain the friendships I have, and I even fostered a couple of new ones. My partner and I are going strong, and he's even taken interest in a few of my vices (namely gaming). This year, we're cutting carbs and sugar to lose weight. I have a very strict goal to be able to wear my kilt again. As
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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, Dec 26, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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I'm Done 2016... You Win
Paddycake

So, Here I was trying to write a light-hearted blog about how 2016 wasn't really all the bad, because some really good things happened, and then I read that Carrie Fisher died. I was all prepared to talk about the good things. I mean, there had to have been some positive things, right? Personally, I got a promotion and a raise at both of my jobs, which was great! I saw some really great concerts and bonded even more with my friends. So there's that... but Carrie Fisher? Look, I know I'm reaching the age where I will be having to say goodbye to a lot of my idols from childhood. I accept that. But did so many have to go so closely together? I mean, I was upset when Bowie passed...
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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, Dec 19, 2016
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Merry Christmas!
Paddycake

It kinda snuck up on me. I mean I have the decorations up, and everything but it still feels like it's a long way off. I think it's because of the money situation this year. We're stuck with a very lean Christmas since Jody is still looking for work, so I'm fairly certain that I will be getting no gifts this year, and I had to limit my gift-giving to my partner and my best friend only. I feel bad since my housemates are also good friends, but I just couldn't afford to buy them anything. I am, however, making a huge meal on Christmas Day for us all, and inviting friends who don't have anywhere else to go... We kinda started that tradition a few years ago, and I love doing
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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, Dec 12, 2016
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Day 1 Of My Crazy Week is Done!
Paddycake

  But, that was the easy part. I'm used to hosting on Monday nights, so it's not that big of a deal. Talk to me again Thursday morning and I'll be singing a different tune, most likely. Thankfully, it's my off day this week. I'm not actually off work, but I'm the assist in the class on Tuesdays and Thursdays so I'm not teaching. That makes prepping for unknown territory (hosting tonight at the Houston Eagle), a bit easier.   So, this blog will be rather short, since I'm doing it while I am working, and I need time to prep the quiz for tonight. Ok, so let's recap the rounds, and what we learned!   Round 1: You guys really pay attention
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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, Dec 05, 2016
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So How About Them Flutes, Eh?
Paddycake

Just for fun this morning I went to YouTube and looked up Shittyflute just to see... yep. It's traumatizing. I just had to see how bad it could really be. Even I was surprised at hoe horrid some of the covers are. But, at least, there is consolation in the fact that they were done that way intentionally.   The recorder is actually a beautiful instrument when played correctly. Most of us think of it as a child's instrument and the best way to get revenge on that child's parents is to give him or her a recorder for whatever gift-giving season is at hand. However, it can be quite beautiful. Here is an
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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!