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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, June 29, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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You Mean I Can Get Married Now?
Paddycake

And if anything from last night is to be carried over, apparently I'm going to marry a dick. But seriously... I am still trying to wrap my head around it. I never thought it would happen, to be honest. I love my home state of Texas, and I am definitely a Texas boy through and through (I spent the better part of my formative years in Louisiana, but I came home to Texas as soon as I could.) But I didn't think Texas would ever see marriage equality in my lifetime. Now that we have it I'm kinda dumbfounded.   As many of you know, I have had a partner for almost 20 years now, and while we aren't rushing out to the altar, It is comforting to know that option is available to
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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, June 22, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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Happy Pride Week
Paddycake

This week is Pride in Houston, so allow me a moment to talk about what Pride Week means to me. Being part of a minority is a weird life experience. You tend to stick to your own, which in essence seems to be self-inflicted segregation. Not that I have anything against straight people, I have quite a few straight friends and I love hanging out with them... but when you spend the major portion of your early life trying to find where you fit, once you do find it, you tend to stay there...   But then, even though you are surrounded by like-minded individuals that make you feel like you belong, and that you are loved and accepted, you start to realize that you are
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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, June 08, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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National Best Friend Day
Paddycake

Yesterday was National Best Friend Day, a little known celebration of all things "bestie." And in that fasion there were a couple of teams names that fit that theme. We had Besties, and Happy National Breast Friend Day because, we all love boobies, right?   So before I begin, I'd just like to give a shout out to my best friend, Brent, with whom I have shared many weird advenures. Love you, bro! But, however you chose to celebrate it, whether they were at your table with you last night having drinks and playing quiz, or if you were texting each other from afar, I hope you and your bestie have many long years
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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, June 01, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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We Stayed Dry!
Paddycake

And, it hasn't rained for two whole days! I think things are turning around for us! At least, I hope so. Nicole showed me some videos of what happened at Cedar Creek after we left last week. I remember thinking at one point when we shut down early that maybe we'll just hole up here and wait it out, but I'm glad I decided against that. They had knee-deep water throughout the entire bar by 10:30, so wow... I'm kinda amazed at that, considering I left at about 9:45.   But It wouldn't be a flash flood if there wasn't a "flash" component, I guess.   Anyway, enough about last week. Let's talk about quiz. I was so excited when I had a round on Marilyn Monroe.
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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, May 25, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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The Best Laid Plans
Paddycake

  Ok, so this is how my day was supposed to go yesterday...   Wake up, have some breakfast, piddle around the house a bit, go to a pool party for a few hours, come home and get my stuff ready for quiz, wait for Brent to get dropped off at the house, go to quiz with Brent and Dan, host the quiz, bring Brent home, come home, and sleep.   Here is how my day ACTUALLY went...   I woke up, and made some breakfast. I ate breakfast with Dan and my hubby, then we decided to watch Kung Fu Hustle since Dan had never seen it. My hubby decided he wanted to try to fix the gate, so he went to Home Depot to get the wood to replace
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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, May 18, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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Welcome to Hut!
Paddycake

That was probably my favorite wrong answer last night. We clearly stated the company dropped the word "Pizza" from their name, but several of you still put Pizza Hut... So... do you just call them Hut now? Or was there an additonal "Pizza" in their name at one point? I don't recall either of those things... Of course, the correct answer was Domino's, since they used to be called Domino's Pizza. You know? How did they ever associated a domino with pizza to begin with? I think I shall check wikipedia and find out... stand by...    Actually, it's really not all that interesting. The original owners bought a store called Dominick's Pizza, and when they wanted
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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, May 11, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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Happy Day After Mother's Day
Paddycake

For some reason, that title makes me think of the Morning After Pill, which is kinda anti-mother's day, but whatever. I have an awesome Mom, and I had a nice long phone call with her Sunday evening while I was cooking dinner. I ope you all called your mothers, or sent them flowers, or took them out to get jacked up on cheap champagne as Scissor Sisters suggests.   But if you didn't. Shame shame shame on you. I have nothing but respect and admiration for the women in this world who call themselves mothers. Whether biological or not. I have had several over the years. My actual mom is number one, of course, but I have had some surrogates as well. Alice was the mom 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, May 04, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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May the Fourth Be With You
Paddycake

In case you didn't notice, last night's quiz was peppered with Star Wars questions and references. Yes, this was intentional. We had a great time at Cedar Creek last night as we did our weekly ritual of drinking alcoholic libations while answering questions. You know what? Nothing interesting has happened to me this week at all, so I don't have a lot to write about. So, we're just going to do a quick recap. Round 1: Anagrams. Everyone did pretty well here, so I was happy. This was probably the easiest round of the night (except for 7, which was a snap for me and most of you as well) Round 2:
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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
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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I Had a Song Once... Once.
Paddycake

So, songs about singers singing songs sung by singers than sing songs was apparently right up your alley. Scores were very high, and I was glad. The rest of the quiz was pretty good too. Several teams had near perfect scores until the dreaded Round 8 where no one got higher than 10 points. So here’s a quick recap of Monday night’s frivolity for you all to enjoy.   Round 1: What’s All the Hubbub? Wherein we explored 2 syllable internally rhyming words. Highest scores… well it would be easier just to say that PMS, 1912 Titanic Swim Team, and The Awkward Date didn’t quite manage a perfect score.   Round
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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
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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You Say Herb, I say Herb. Let Us Call The Whole Thing Off.
Paddycake

That joke doesn’t work will in print… oh well. Since yestetday was 4/20 and we had an awesome quiz, with a round on Marijuana, I thought it would be fun to share a little enlightenment about the plant. In addition to be a thousand-year-old sacrament, and practical college right of passage, and just one of the wonderful gifts nature has given us. But, in addition to the fun aspects of marijuana, there is also a practical side that, sadly, gets ignored because of the stigma. Did you know that hemp is the oldest relic of human industry found? A bit of hemp fabric dating back to 8000 BC, to be exact. Hemp seeds contain more essential fatty acids that any other source,
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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
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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The Creek Was Packed!
Paddycake

It was standing room only last night at The Creek… which is probably a good idea, since creeks are notoriously cold, and usually the subject of horror films. It’s not always creeks though… They usually go a little something like this. Old Man: Don’t go to the creek/house in the woods/woods/old road/campground/lake/river because it is haunted/has maniacs on the loose/poisonous/irradiated/forbidden/off limits/dangerous Group of young idiots: Thanks old man, but we’re gonna do the thing! Group of young idiots arrive at the place. Sensible member of the group: Guys, we shouldn’t do the thing. The old man said it was haunted/has maniacs
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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
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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I Am Still Waiting For Uptown Funk to Give It To Me
Paddycake

At this point, I think it was all just a tease. I know that has nothing to do with the quiz last night, nor anything that happened before or after it, but it was something that just popped into my head a minute ago, so there you go… SQUIRREL! So, my day job has changed slightly, and I am extraordinarily busy now, which is good, because it makes the day go by faster, but it also makes it difficult to write long witty blogs, so they may be short for a few weeks while I adjust to my new job responsibilities. So here we go with Short Blog #1!!   Highlights of the night: 1)      Yes, the Mayflower went home. 2)     
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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
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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Welcome To the State of New England, Home of the Fat Alamo
Paddycake

There were some pretty funny answers to some of the questions last night… like the Fat Alamo question, which… when you really get down to it actually WAS correct…just in a translated form. New England, however is NOT a state, and to my knowledge never has been. But you guys came out in droves last night. I was a little worried it would be a slow night at first, but you guys certainly proved me wrong by filling the bar at the last minute. Amidst 8-bit covers of tv themes, a trainee who is off on his new adventures as a quizmaster, and 7 more rounds of crazy stuff like songs about walking, a round that was completely NOT about Game of Thrones, a round on long-term commitments,
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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
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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The Rocky Mountain Horror Show
Paddycake

I wish it existed. I have this amazing picture of it in my head where Brad and Janet are on a skiing trip in Colorado and end up getting lost on the slopes. Then, of course, the come across the old ski-lodge filled with snow bunnies from the planet Transexual… It’s brilliant… only instead of a floor show at the end, there’s a skiing competition, and they do it all in corsets and fishnet stockings… Alas, it is not real, though… but it should be. Last night, we had a rousing quiz with a lot of new faces! Some stayed for the course, some bailed early… some played, but never turned in an answer sheet (I am still baffled by this) But, those that
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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
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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The Crux of Vanilla Ice
Paddycake

You can’t have a round about Vanilla Ice, and not play Ice, Ice Baby. You just can’t. Despite my hatred of that song, I had to add it to my list last night. And before you start judging me, I did not purchase it. I’m a member of Google Music, so I can grab any song I desire from their online catalogue and add it to a playlist. So there you have it… But, apparently, this was not such a bad thing as so many of you starting rapping along with him. This is me judging you. So anyway, this is probably going to be very brief this week since I am still recuperating from a camping trip this past weekend, and I am also a little under the weather (as I’m sure
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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
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
[Monday 8:00 pm]
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Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down
Paddycake

Work was awful, the drive was uncomfortable, but the quiz was awesome. I figured it would be a slow night because of the weather, but we had more teams last night than we’ve had in weeks, and I was more than happy to host for you. So we’re just gonna get right down to it. Round 1 – Duh! Wherein I caution you not to overthink. You did it anyway. Sountrack: “How To Be Dumb” by Elvis Costello, “Stupid” by Sarah Mclachlan, and “Dumb Ways to Die,” by Tangerine Kelly Highest Score: A-Team with 8 points   Round 2 – He Said She said, wherin every song or artist contained a He
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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!