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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
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
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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!


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, May 30, 2016
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They Haven't Heard of You Either
Paddycake

Round 2 last night was a deathtrap apparently. Some of these artists you had never heard of... yeah me neither. But scores were at least comparable from team to team, so you all sucked equally. Then again on round 3, which was a newish sort of round, which proved to be just as daunting. Thankfully round 4 and 5 saw an up-tick in scores, as most teams knew quite a bit about memorials, confusion, Dereks, and Dericks. Round 7 also proved to be a deathtrap. I do apologize for the sound I spend the entire round trying to find a way to lower the bass so it was easier to hear, but I could find nothing in my music program to do so, or on my board. But thankfully a lot
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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 23, 2016
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Sick Stuff
Rainbow Brite

Thank you all for coming out tonight. This was my second time hosting here, but first time in about a year, if not longer. I do enjoy this particular restaurant/bar chain. Mostly its all the Christmas lights and bicycles strung up everywhere. A nice classy touch. (I initially typed a touchy class, which just has an entirely different connotation.) Patrick was out. He was having a rough time after using a Groupon offer about to expire. Seems a while back he got a “buy 1 get 3 free” butthole bleach treatment. He forgot to use it, and redeemed all four at once. I’m not entirely certain what happened, but he mentioned dipping his underwear in cucumber water and aloe vera
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Howdy! My name is Katie, I enjoy long walks on the beach, pasta, and Christmas lights in July. The first things people notice about me are my subtle sense of fashion and my typically reserved demeanor. I have a penchant for video games, with a fixation on SNES games of yore. I'm only 5'2", but I make up for it by wearing 4-6 inch platforms. I'm a HUGE Twilight fanboy-girl.

Disclaimer: Roughly 70% of the above is true. The other 40%... total fabrication and folly. 


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, May 16, 2016
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The Desserts of Namibia
Paddycake

Last night, I mispronounced “deserts” as “desserts” and pretty much gave Namibia credit for something I don't think they really have much credit for. It's funny... when you think about desserts. Countries are usually known for at least one. Let's look at a few examples, shall we?   United States – Apple Pie. I mean you don't get more American than that, right? Granted apple pies were brought to the USA by the British, Dutch, and Swedes a long time ago, but it really has become symbolic of our culture. Italy – There's quite a few here... Tiramisu, Pannacotta, Cannoli, etc. They're pretty well
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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 09, 2016
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Cabin Fever
Paddycake

I have it... Last night was the first time I left the house since last Monday. Let me get you caught up on my life at the moment so you can understand why. Remember a few weeks ago when I had to have Laura come in and fill in for me? Well, that wasn't because of the weather. A few weeks ago my youngest dog started having seizures and had to be hospitalized. She is fine now, so don't worry. She is responding very well to medication and is back to her old self, but her medication schedule is really demanding, and requires 4 medications per day. That doesn't combine well with doing anything away from home. Then, the day after we got her home, my partner ruptured a disk in his back, 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, May 02, 2016
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Writer's Block
Paddycake

I have it. I don't really have much to write about today. I can now grace everyone with my presence on social media since I am caught up on Game of Thrones and Kimmy Schmidt. I am a bit peckish, so I'll probably go have a sandwich or something soon. I have some laundry to fold and put away... I guess that's kinda interesting. No? Yeah I didn't think so either. We had some interesting answers in quiz last night. My favorite of which was that There was a Sycorax invasion of Downton Abbey apparently... and Prime Minister Harriet Jones was there... granted the actress is on both shows, but yeah... not the same character... and I don't recall seeing very many exoskull-bearing,
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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!