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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Feb 01, 2016
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Blimey That is one Safe Queen
Paddycake

Hey there Quizzers! You know, the British National Anthem is a bit weird. They keep saying God save the queen... but I don't think she needs much saving. She sits in her palace surrounded by armed guards under lock and key, and when she goes out, she has more armed escorts and probably bullet-proof windows in her vehicle. That is one safe queen... I don't think you need to ask God to keep her around. I mean she's been queen since Eisenhower was president, she's obviously pretty damn safe. Anyway, just musings. We had a quiz Monday night, and you guys rocked it. I saw more high scores than I have seen in a while, which was awesome. Amidst the tomfoolery of rounds
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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 25, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Epic Night of Fantastic Shenanigans
Paddycake

  If anything can be said about Gene, it's that he created communities. He created a business which grew into a community of employees that felt like a family, he built the Houston Bears from the ground up and created a real sense of purpose and community within its ranks, and he took the quizmasters of Houston and shaped us into a tight knit family that took care of each other. This was evident last night when so many of you showed up. More than even I expected!   Hosting this for you was an honor. As I said, Gene was more than just my trainer and mentor... more than just my quizmaster. Gene and I were close friends, and being able to honor his memory was
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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 18, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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2016 Can Suck It
Paddycake

Many of you have been quizzing at Cedar Creek for a long time. Some of you even longer than me, so most of you know the quizmaster that I took over for. Gene Landry is sadly no longer with us. Last night, he suffered a massive heart attack and passed away, and I am completely heartbroken. He and I had gotten very close, and he was one of my best friends. I met Gene several years before I started quizzing. We were both active in the Houston Bear community, and we met at an event they were hosting, and I immediately knew this was a guy I wanted in my life. He had a way about him that made you feel like you had known him for years. He was charming and funny and always
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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 11, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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A So a Legend Passes Into Stardust
Paddycake

I was a bit bummed that one of my favorite artists passed away yesterday. I was almost dreading the team names tonight because I knew a lot of them would be Bowie related. Thank you all for not only having awesome homages to Bowie in your team names, but also being super respectful in them. Ashes to Ashes Stardust to Stardust was my favorite, and honestly made me well up a bit when I read it.   Where would we be without Bowie? Artists that push the envelope would not be so common... hell Art in general would not so common. The movie “Velvet Goldmine” would likely have never been made, which would be an absolute tragedy.   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 04, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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2016 is Upon Us... Get Off, I Can't Breathe!
Paddycake

Any resolutions? I have one big one. I plan to quit smoking again. I was doing really well until the past couple of months when everything kinda went nuts. But I did it before, I can do it again. Wish me luck, because I'm starting this week!   So let's delve into the first Monday Night quiz of 2016!   We began with a round on words that are almost the same, but with just one letter different. I warned you all that not all of them rhyme, thankfully you listened since the scores were pretty good here. Pirates Pilates still makes me giggle. I picture Jack Sparrow and Barbossa doing pilates on the deck of the Black Pearl... so silly.   Then
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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 28, 2015
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Curse You Insomnia
Paddycake

So I woke up at 4 this morning and I couldn't go back to sleep. I don't know what the deal is with that. I haven't had insomnia for at least a year. Usually it's beginning of the night insomnia where I can't fall asleep right away... this was different. Is this the insomnia of old people? Have I crossed that threshold, and am now an old guy who wakes up at like 3 or 4 and can't go back to sleep? Well I did what any normal person would do with his insomnia. I spent it on my PS4. But anyway... you don't want to hear about me, how are you all? Last night was crazy. I had more teams that I have had in a really long time, and it was filled with peril. I smacking myself in the eye,
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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 21, 2015
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Christmas is Not Here
Paddycake

So it is officially the first day of winter, and less than a week till Christmas, and I feel no cheer whatsoever. Perhaps it's the isolating nature of my day job, or the fact that I have to deal with the worst humanity has to offer, or the fact that I'm wearing shorts in December... maybe a little of everything... but I just don't feel any Christmas Spirit. That is not to say that I am a "Bah Humbug." I genuinely WANT to feel Christmas-y, but it just isn't happening. So now, I'm on vacation till next week, and I have pretty much nothing to do... And no one to do it with. OH well. At least we had a great quiz last night! You guys were out in droves, and we played a great 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, Dec 14, 2015
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It's All About the Jedi
Paddycake

So it's pretty much Star Wars week for me. That one team name chaffed me a bit, but I'm sure it was good-natured. If not, well screw em. :) Star Wars has been a huge thing for me ever since I was a kid. I had every action figure, most of the playsets, underoos (the luke skywalker orange ones... which I have recently discovered are available for adults, and trust me it is on my list) toy lighthsabers (I actually had those in college too when the prequels came out), books, pictures, movie memoribilia, and other collectibles.   I guess it's safe to say I am a huge Star Wars nut. I am very happy to say that I will be seeing The Force Awakens late Thursday night with
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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 07, 2015
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Hey... SHUT UP!
Paddycake

Is what I wanted to say to that crazy loud bitch on the couch last night. I know you all know exactly who I'm talking about. Just to put this into perspective... there's a sound activated mic behind the bar, and it usually only cuts off my audio when either someone is speaking directly into it, or if a bottle breaks or is thrown into the garbage can right below it.   This bitch's voice was causing it to cut out. For the three teams sitting right around the couch last night, I am so sorry. It's one of those things we have to deal with as quizmasters that is never fun. We're there to do a job, but not everyone is there for us, and we can't alienate the clientelle,
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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, Nov 30, 2015
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Winter's Eve Is Creeping In
Paddycake

So says my favorite Christmas song, which found its way into my playlist last night. It will be there permanently until December 25th. But just in case you missed it, here's an encore: Christmas Child I love this time of year. It's like I have an excuse to eat horribly and gain a little weight, which I do a lot year round, but now I can justify it! It's also the tme of year where I can buy things for my friends and they don't look at me weirdly. Not that they do normally, well... you know what? Let's just not go down this road, because I get weird looks all the time.   But It's
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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, Nov 23, 2015
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What I'm Thankful For
Paddycake

There's a lot of things, really, but here are the big ones.   I am thankful for having a decent job, that I am good at, and I can work at home in my Pjs. I am thankful for having a really fun evening job where I get to act goofy and make jokes and they pay me to drink while I do it. How cool is that? I'm thankful for my partner, and all the love and support he gives me. I'm thankful for my best friend, who loves me, keeps me sane, and gives the best hugs. I'm thankful for the family I created with my inner circle. You would be hard pressed to find a group of friends
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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, Nov 16, 2015
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Monday Nights Truly Are Special
Paddycake

And Monday Night Special proved that in spades with their top spot throughout the night. Remember once a few weeks ago when I said “if you didn't win, bring smarter friends.” Well, I say that sometimes as a joke, but these guys took it seriously, and apparently it works. So, here's the breakdown.   Round 1 – He's Neither Heavy, Nor My Brother... name the two people with the same last name, who are completely not related. Soundtrack – “Brother” by Toad the Wet Sprocket, “Heavy” by Collective Soul, and “Brothers Unaware” by Live. Most Missed Answer: Frank Gore Average score: 6 Highest
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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, Nov 09, 2015
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Fortune Telling Playlists
Paddycake

I discovered a playlist that I really love on the way to quiz last night. Occasionally I get in the mood to discover new music and have my Google music app play random stuff that I may like. Most of the time, I put on a 90s playlist, or something obscure and I generally like about one of out every 5 songs (except for the 90s one, where I'm singing along with every song). Last night, I found one called Sunny Indie Pop. It is now my favorite playlist ever. It played music all the way to my besties house, and I must say I had not heard any of the songs before, and most of the artists were completely unknown to me, but I loved every single song... and that's rare!   But
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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, Nov 02, 2015
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Virgin Games All Up My Big Old Sex
Paddycake

That's right, there's nothing worse than when a virgin games it all up... Not that I have much experience in that matter. I actually don't think I have ever been with a virgin. I've taken someone's virgingernity before. (a virginger is someone who has never had sex with a redhead... don't bother checking urban dictionary... I totally made that word up.)   So last night, aside from having a jacked up, almost immobile left arm, I had a great time. I didn't think we would have many players when 7:40 rolled around and I had counted 4 teams present... but somhow 6 more teams showed up 10 minutes before go time. For that, I thank you. In case you were wondering, my
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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, Oct 26, 2015
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Halloweek
ChristinaHicks

Hey y'all, your friendly quizmaster substitute here! It was great quizzing with all of you last night in the spookily decorated Cedar Creek. Seriously, the decorations made me feel right at home.  10 teams were ready to get their drink and quiz on so we had quite the competition going.  We tested our knowledge of gaelic pop song covers (who knew gaelic was so awesome?), Jewish doctors, and of course, The Rock, among other things and you all did pretty well! Especially in that first audio round. Many people were confident enough (and rightly so) to joker that round and the score shot up fast! Though there was stiff competition, there could
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By day (and sometimes by night) I'm a Youth Services Librarian recently described as practically perfect in every way.


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1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Oct 19, 2015
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I'm Apparently a Horse
Paddycake

Not like that... I wish... And no, I don't always have a long face either. So... here's my story... Someting weird happened last night, and it was kinda frightening at the time, in retrospect it's pretty funny. So, it's probably about 3 a.m. I have been asleep since about midnight. I wake up almost in a panic... somehow in my head I'm thinking if I don't move my leg, I won't be able to breathe... and so I start trying to move my left leg, and I can't. So I start freaking out and trying harder... then I realize that the blanket is moving around me... quite violently, I might add. So, I reach down with my hands, and I find that my left leg is violently flailing around and kicking like
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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!