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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Sep 26, 2016
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Get to Know Paddycake a Little Bit
Paddycake

I have decided that the next couple of blogs will be a questionaire about me, so you all can get to know me a little bit better. So, here is part 1!! Do you like blue cheese? Actually, yes I do. But, it has to be used correctly. Blue cheese has the tendency to completely overpower whatever you add it to, and I have ordered food that had it and all I could taste through the whole meal (and several hours afterwards) was blue cheese. If it is added sparingly it is an awesome accompaniment to a good burger, steak, or mushrooms.    Do you own a gun? No. It's not that I am against guns. Quite the contrary, actually.
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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, Sep 19, 2016
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This Blog Brought to You By Redbeard the Ginger Pirate
Paddycake

Since yesterday was national Talk Like a Pirate day, I decided to let my friend Redbeard the Ginger Pirate write my blog. Take it away Redbeard.   Ahoy all ye pirates! me moniker be Redbeard th' scurvy pirate, 'n Paddycake just handed me 'tis contraption wit' letters 'n stuff 'n told me to just push th' letters to spell out what I wanted to shout. Never seen one 'o these typewriter thin's wit' a lit readout on it before... kinda weird.  
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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, Sep 12, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quiz Made me Hungry
Paddycake

Which is really saying something since right before quiz started, I had the chicken enchiladas and chips and queso. I think my hunger was brought on by reading the quiz before heading to the Creek, but then hosting it made me hungry again. I wanted desert when I got home, but we didn't have anything, so I just went to bed. Sad Panda... But anyway, we had a whole quiz last night with a rather odd food theme. We had rounds on Pork, Sandwiches (sort of), and determining if a role was played by Kevin Bacon, or John Hamm. Then, we had our round 7, which could be construed as a round about "eating." But we won't get into that. Several teams held onto their jokers until the bitter
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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, Sep 05, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Labor Day, and All That It Entails
Paddycake

Being a Monday host has its drawbacks. Monday quizzes are usually available before the weekend. It didn't even dawn on me beforehand that I could have tried to get it printed over the weekend. Somehow the fact that yesterday was labor day completely slipped my attention until it was too late, so of course, I didn't have a way to print them. Thankfully you guys have been through this drill with me before, so digital it was! Thank you for humoring me on that, and for coming out on a holiday. It was probably the highlight of my Monday.   I didn't do much on Labor Day. I partied pretty hard the day before at a pool party, so I got my kicks then. Monday was spent 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, Aug 29, 2016
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The Table Stealers
Paddycake

Last night, it was the first time I had to deal with people sitting at my table. I was cordial. I told them when I arrived at 7:00 that I would need the table in about 30 minutes so I could get set up and be ready to host the quiz at 8:00. After repeating the words "Geeks Who Drink" back at me in slow exaggerated tones as if I was speaking a foreign language, they understood. I have my dinner, and watch as the place starts to fill up with quizzers. At 7:30 I let them know that I need the table now. Their response "We'll be done in 20 minutes." My response. "No, you're done now. I told you 30 minutes ago that I need the table at 7:30. I have to set up my audio equipment, set out the
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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, Aug 22, 2016
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Don't Modulate the Key, Then Not Debate With Me!
Paddycake

Last night, we had a round called Washington Insiders. It's not easy to find songs with the word Washington in the title, and I try not to play a lot of show tunes during quiz despite my massive collection of soundtracks. But I couldn't resist playing "Washington On Your Side," from Hamilton. And yes, I saw you singing along. You know who you are. That made me happy. I love this show, it's the most refreshing thing to hit Broadway in years. If you've never heard it, don't let the fact that it's a hip-hip musical deter you. It's amazing. Anyway, I don't have much to tell this week, not much happened in the past week, and quiz was pretty ordinary, though I'm pretty sure we all had fun
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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, Aug 15, 2016
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It Was Bound to Happen Sometime
Paddycake

To those that don't know me outside of the quiz, my day job is as a trainer for an outsource IT company. I get to work from home in my pajamas (or sometimes less) and do teleconferences all day, teaching new hires all about the contracts they will be supporting. It's a pretty sweet gig and I love it. One of the things I love most about it is how many people I get to meet. I have a new class every week, and being the line of work that it is, I meet lots of geeky people. In the downtime we sometimes chit chat about TV shows, movies, comic books, video games, etc. So, it's a lot of fun sometimes. I always do a meet and greet on Monday mornings so we can all get to know each other, and
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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, Aug 08, 2016
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How Hot Can it Get?
Paddycake

Seriously! I'm wondering at what point the air just bursts into flames? It was about 90 degrees in my little corner last night thanks to very little airflow, and the heat from my equipment, Then I couldn't seem to cool off all night. I tossed and turned trying to find a position where I didn't feel like I was sticking to myself. It didn't happen. I think the only reason I slept at all was because I gave into exhaustion. I am about tired of this. October can't get here soon enough for me. So, last night was interesting. Three 16-point rounds, and they were all relatively well scoring. That's pretty awesome. I don't know if I have ever seen a score push 100 like that. Good job
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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, Aug 01, 2016
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The Brolympics
Paddycake

Hello there folks! It's the beginning of August, and the Olympics will be starting soon. I love the Olympics. I try very hard to watch as much of it as I can every time they happen. My favorite is, much like most everyone else, the gymnastics. To me the display of tone, control, and athleticism is just exemplified most in that sport.  But apparently, there's a Brolympics too, and here are the things you can medal in (according to the team last night). Fist Pumping Mansplaining Being Named Chad Date Raping Drinking Natty Lite Tribal Tattooing The GTL Triathalon Most Affliction Shirts   I would
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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, Jul 25, 2016
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Monday Monday... Can't Trust That Day
Paddycake

It was definitely a Monday. Work was horrid... which made all of your smiling faces all the more uplifting. Then I got home and watched Roadies, and discovered a new band. So, the day ended much better than it began.   But enough about Monday... I just got back from a 3-day weekend trip to Utopia, Texas. We went tubing on the Frio River with a group of our friends. It was a fabulous weekend. We stayed in a house out in the middle of the nowhere. We got to watch deer come into the yard to eat, listen to the enormous silence at night, and play lots of board games and cook lots of good food.   It wasn't without some peril though. A wrong turn
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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, Jul 18, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Now That I Have Power Again... Here's a Blog!
Paddycake

There's so many things I could write about today... Melania Trump basically giving the same speech Michelle Obama gave in 2008... more Pokemon Go stories... the new Ghostbusters movie... the transformer that blew up in my neighborhood at about 1 o'clock this afternoon... the tubing trip I'm going on this weekend... my excitement for No Man's Sky's impending release...   Eh, Why not hit them all...   So yeah, here's the thing. Melania was just reading from a teleprompter. She didn't write it... Now the speech writer completely stole Michelle Obama's speech from 2008, and delivered it to Melania to read. So, you can't fault her for saying the
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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, Jul 11, 2016
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Pokemon In My Bed
Paddycake

I finally found a detriment to working from home. Pokemon Go is not nearly as much fun if I don't leave the house. Why they pushed for a summer release when the game actually requires you to walk around outside is beyond my comprehension. The designers have obviously never been to Texas. See, there's a pokestop right down the street at a playground at the entrance to my neighborhood, and across the street from my neighborhood is Lone Star College which is a Gym. (Cedar Creek is a gym too, in case you didn't know) So I'm poised to be able to walk for about 15 minutes and hit both places... but I just can't bring myself to do that in 90+ degree weather.But the craze for this game
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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, Jun 27, 2016
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The One Where Everyone Stayed
Paddycake

It's not unusual to have a bunch of players leave after round 3. It's usually people who have never quizzed before, and don't realize it lasts till 10, and only stay for the first 30 minutes. Or, they get too drunk and just kinda forget they are playing, or they don't realize how hard the quizzes can be, and just give up. It's normal. We see it all the time as quizmasters, so I don't usually think much about having a shit ton of teams at first.   Rarely though... as in last night... everyone stays and plays the whole game, and you think HOLY SHIT! I'm not used to grading this many rounds, I almost ran out of music during the first scoring break... Oh speaking
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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, Jun 20, 2016
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Do Svidaniya
Paddycake

So Sunday I spent the day at Comicpalooza... While there, I was sitting and checking facebook while my cohort Dan was using the restroom, and I get the alert that Anton Yelchin had died. All the while, Walter Koenig was in the same building as me. It's a strange thing when you feel emotional about the death of someone you have never met, but there's something unique in the way we, as geeks, relate to our celebrities.   There's really no disconnect. While I would be upset if Tom Hanks were to kick the bucket, I wouldn't feel it as keenly as I would if say... Jonathan Frakes did, or Claudia Christian. I was heartbroken and actually cried when Leonard Nimoy 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, Jun 13, 2016
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Senseless Acts of Violence... and Glowing,
Paddycake

Greeting Quizlings!   We had some new people in the house last night! Apparently one of the other bars in the Heights is no longer having their quiz, and the regular players all came to the Creek, and I did my best to impress them and keep them around. There were several reasons for this. One, I love new players... and Two... they were a shit-ton of fun! They laughed at my jokes, and sang along with my music. Those are two things that will always endear you to my heart. I certainly hope they come back and can be added to the pantheon of regular quizzers here.   In other news, there was Orlando. I don't normally like getting preachy or political
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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, Jun 06, 2016
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Another Monday Under Our Belts
Paddycake

And, it was a good one. We learned a lot, we laughed, we cried, we completely misunderstood a few questions, or entire rounds... you know a typical quiz at the Creek. So we started with unlikely TV shows, which everyone did really great on, except the whole "Brian didn't take the smart pill" thing. I got a lot of Family Guys on that, which was silly. Brian doesn't need a smart pill, he's already smart. Then we had a round on Spanish covers, and I regaled you all with Beyonce's Spanish version of Irreplacable afterwards. Yes, it was actually her singing it. Then we had our 50/50 round on Trump and Christian Grey. This was an average scoring round, but honestly a lot of the
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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!