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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, August 24, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Cocaine and Hookers, and Other Rejected Flavor Combinations
Paddycake

So, having someone guess that Lays was making a cocaine and hooker flavored potato chip, got me to thinking... what other flavors didn't make the cut? I am almost afraid to ask. I mean, if biscuits and gravy actually made it to production, what heinous abominations didn't. Not that biscuits and gracy is inherently gross or anything. I actually am a huge fan of the southern breakfast staple, but having it in the form of potato chips... ugh.   So anyway, last night you guys gave me a lot of Lays flavors, some of which were legitimate ones that were tried out in years past. But only a handful got the current ones right. We discussed many other things last night including
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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, August 17, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Monotony Of TV Life
Paddycake

So, a thought occured to me as I lie in bed last night trying to sleep. TV shows make people's lives seem exciting and fun. They make us want to be part of their lives, or at least have lives like them. However I have a feeling, it's not nearly as exciting as we think it is. What we see on TV is just a small snippet of their lives. The "exciting" days, if you will. I doubt there was a catastrophic misunderstanding every day in Three's Company land. Maybe once every couple of months. The rest of the time was the drudgery of work and home, shopping, watching TV, sleeping etc. I doubt everyday the ladies of Golden Girls solved a crisis over cheesecake and coffee every night, most 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, August 10, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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What a Difference a Week Makes
Paddycake

So last week, Douchey McDouchebags were in the house ruining the quiz for everyone, this week, not only did I have even more teams, but there was nary a douchebag to be seen. Everyone was awesome, considerate, tipped their bartenders, and said nice things to each other and to me. That’s what it’s supposed to be! We should all take care of each other, and not try to be Douche Canoes!   QUIZ LIVES MATTER!   Anyhow, I was happy to see a fully attentive crowd with everyone having a lot of fun. We did current events… then we did Kelly Clarkson (I bet half the male readers of this just said “I wish…” The other
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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, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Douche Canoes
Paddycake

I heartily apologize for the table of guys who were intent on ruining the quiz for everyone. My friends and I have labeled them The Douche Canoes. That was their unofficial team name since they were just being loud-mouthed dickheads, and were extremely rude to everyone who tried to ask them to keep it down, including me.   So, I propose the next time this happens, everyone change their team name to something more subtle so when I make the team name announcements, and score standings... maybe just MAYBE they'll get the point that they are in fact the minority, and you are the majority.   Here's a suggestion... The Shut Your Vonn Trap Family
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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, July 27, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The San Francisco Treat
Paddycake

You know I have often wondered why Rice-A-Roni was said to be the treat of the gayest city in the country. I mean, Rice Pilaf is not exactly something I immediately attribute to San Francisco. If anything, rice dishes are known to be a southern thing. So, I decided to check out Rice-A-Roni to find out what the deal was.   As it turns out, the only reason it is considered the San Francisco treat is because the company is there. Rice-A-Roni was actually invented in 1958 when Vince DeDomenico (the son of the founder of the Gragnano Products Inc, which later became the Golden Grain Macaroni Company) when he added dried chicken soup mix to rice and macaroni. This 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, July 20, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Definitions Are Hard
Paddycake

Like Titular... It means the character's name is in the title... thus Harry Potter would be the titular character of the books. So, you can see maybe why Pride and Prejudice was such a funny answer to me. Unless Jane Austen literally named her characters Pride and Prejudice, but that would take so much of the fun out of it.   Imagine if authors named their characters exactly what they represented in the books... That was be a strange thing, wouldn't it? I shall take a passage from a book and translate it thusly for our amusement.   Flawed Heroine was bright enough to go around to the back because witches were allergic to front doors. It
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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, July 13, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Brandy Simon and the Case of the Garbage Gut
Paddycake

Here's a little bit about how my day went yesterday.   I wake up at my usual time, and realize I needed to take out the garbage so I quickly let the dogs out in the back yard, and proceeded to take care of my early morning chore. Then I needed my laptop to prep quiz, so I set that up in my office, and went downstairs to let the dogs in, grabbed a soda, and then sat in my office and got my work stuff ready. About 10 second before I had to log in for work, Brandy (my dog who I affectionately call my secretary) vomits right outside my door.   It is not terribly unusual for our dogs to vomit. They eat too quickly because we have 4 of them and they want
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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, July 06, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Sound of Music Was Never So Naughty
Paddycake

In my head, I see the Von Trapp family singing at a bathhouse. I know, I know... the Kit Kat Club was not a bathhouse, but it was a place people went to be naughty, and I'm gay... so Bathhouse is the first thing that comes to mind. Plus, I actually CAN feasibly see them doing am opening act at a somewhat classy (albeit tawdry) strip club. I can see Captain Von Trapp covering little Gretl's eyes as they hurried of the stage so she wouldn't see the scantily clad women getting ready for their numbers, Or Kurt getting his first erection as he saw boobies for the first time, or even Leisl being fascinated and someone giggly about the whole situation.   It
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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 29, 2015
[Mondays @ 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
[Mondays @ 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
[Mondays @ 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!