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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, May 18, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About Anna
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My friend Anna is in town!   I met Anna 20 years ago. We both worked at the Hilton in downtown. I was technically her manager but she trained me on the night shift stuff. And sometimes I'd get bored in the middle of the night and call her and she'd come bring me a movie to watch in the back office.    We both worked Thursday nights and after our shift, we'd go out to Embers because it was the new wave night. We'd dance for hours and make out with boys. Then we'd go to the Roxy and stuff our faces.   But then adulting happened. She had a baby and moved to Phoenix. I mean, a few other things
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, May 11, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About Reunions
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Earlier this week, I got home from quiz and a friend/fellow QM had posted on FB asking if anybody wanted to play Jackbox Party Pack via Google Hangouts. I LOVE those games! I've a group of friends that has fairly regular get-togethers and that's one of the things we love to do (in addition to drinking and eating and making fun of each other.)    So of course I was in and it was sooooooooooooo much fun! I got to see a few of my Quizmaster friends. It was like a little miniature QM reunion. And guess what? Tonight it is happening again! I know how to party on a Friday night you guys! Seriously I am so excited!    Thank you
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, May 04, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About Nothing
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It's just about the weekend. What do you have going on? I am volunteering at House of Dreams tomorrow. It's a no kill cat shelter. So I get lots of kitty cuddles. Then I'll spend the evening chilling with the roommate watching some movies. Happiness and La La Land are on the list.    I'm wondering if there are femme dom maid services or if I should start one.    In first place last night If Rihanna Can Find Love In A Hopeless Place, So Can We!   In second place Scruffy Looking Nerf Herders because happy May the Fourth!   Have a lovely
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About the Weekend
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Today a friend of mine is taking the a bus down from Seattle to spend the weekend with me and I'm soooooo excited! We are gonna karaoke (maybe) and brunch and have lots of girl talk, whatever that means. Oh and hit some fun shops. Maybe Saturday Market. So what I'm saying is YAY ME!   It was a packed house last night! And then we ended up with a tie for 2nd place. So of course a tiebreaker question had to be used. And somehow both teams ended up the exact same number off of the answer. But the next tiebreaker question decided it and Team Strangers took home some cash for 2nd place.    In first place though was Itsy
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About Hearing
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Quotes last night from Stephen Hawking's Dance Academy:   Steven: The action was explosive from the get go. The SHDA were off to a hot start but ultimately fell to Victorian Fart Garden.   Brooklyn: It requires you to have your smarts on tap.   Scott: Trivia was the highlight of my day. The hostess was absolutely spectacular. Lovely in every way. Would have appreciated more topics that I am personally familiar with.    I was so happy to see those guys again! And as always, the lovely
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About QFAC
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If you didn't know, 21st Ave Bar & Grill has some new menu items! I had the patty melt and it was yummylicious! Also, I don't think people appreciate patty melts nearly enough.    No new news on the Reba and Zapper the Kitties. They sometimes sniff noses but then one of them usually bats at the other and then I separate them. So I'm not sure they'll ever be buddies but at least they haven't tried to kill each other.    Twas a fun night at pub quiz! And to the teams that donated to our Planned Parenthood Quiz For A Cause, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Geeks Who Drink thanks you as well! As a company, we've raised
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About Crowds
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You guys! That was a packed night! And you were all so patient, and committed to playing pub quiz! Some of you were even standing. Needless to say, I have the best quizzers around!   A couple of things before I get on to the winners. First kitty update!   Zapper the Cat and Reba the Cat are tolerating each other a little more. The even sniffed noses once without swatting at each other. For the most part though, they remain in separate parts of the apartment. I've had to learn how to give subcu fluids to Zapper since he has kidney deficiency. I feel like I'm getting better at it. Now if he's just sit still
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About Progress
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Poor Zapper the Cat. All weekend long he's been following Reba the Cat around like a little puppy dog. He really seems like he wants to be friends. Maybe it's because he used to have a sister. She passed away a few years back though. Unfortunately Reba seems like she's upset there is another cat even in existence. So he slowly walks up near her, lays down, and then gets up to get closer. She swats at him, he sometimes swats back. Then she usually goes somewhere else and he follows her. So, uh, I think it's going well? I have hopes that someday they will be best friends. Of course that may never happen but at least Reba doesn't act like she wants to kill
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About The Zap Man
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I have a follow up to last week's blog! tldr; I have a new cat! Monday, I picked Zapper from his foster Mama and took him to the vet for his first vet visit in ~10 years. He was really very good. His bark is definitely worse than his bite. He wasn't a fan of his temperature being taken (can you blame him?) or his teeth being looked at, and he has quite a scary hiss and growl. But at no point did he get aggressive. He's negative for feline HIV and leukemia. He got a couple of vaccines. They drew some blood for an extensive blood panel. The took a stool sample and a urine sample.
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About Zappers
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This week has been crazy. Crazy busy. And crazy things happening, but good things!    I won't go into the looooooooooog crazy story of it but I am considering taking in another kitty. He is 18 years old and his owner just passed away. He's currently with a foster Mama and being taken care of. I'm thinking of doing a little fund raising to get some blood work and vaccinations done before bringing him into my home.    I also don't know how Reba will do with another kitty. I don't think she's ever really been around another one. And I don't want to upset her. But I've had no luck finding the other kitty a forever home. I promised
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About Changes
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So many wonderful changes are happening at 21st Ave Bar & Grill! Last night I got to use a wireless mic! THAT IS A QUIZMASTER'S DREAM! It makes you feel invincible! Next week, I'm going to be wandering around while reading quiz questions which will help me get my step count in for the day AND be fun and even more interactive.    Today the best thing happened! As many of you know I work in hospice as a massage therapist. So, yeah, I massage terminally ill people. One of my patients has a beautiful 18 year old cat. He's concerned about what will happen to the cat once he dies. He wants to place him at a no-kill cat shelter called House of
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About New Things
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Phew! I made it through another pub quiz recovering from laryngitis which I've decided is a side effect of going to Geek Bowl. I'm pretty sure by the end of the night that my voice sounded even better. Wine. Wine must be the cure.    It was a more intimate quiz than the usual ruckus but it was great energy and everyone seemed to have a good time. And have you guys seen all the new changes (of course you have)?? I mean, how amazing are they!? Did you see all that room I had for set-up?  It's a fun game now every week - what will be different tonight? Same great staff, food, and libations though!   In first place last night, Pokemon
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein J of Team AJ returns again for a night!
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It was a night of changes at 21st Ave Bar & Grill this week! First, it was dry when I left my apartment, pouring rain halfway through the drive, then back to no rain by the time I made it to the venue. Once inside, I'd noticed it felt open and spacious in there like never before! They knocked out the wall between the bar and dining room, and it looks good. I set up on the bar area made out of plywood that they'd put in literally the day before, and felt like I was a Tim the Tool Man. I need to make shit out of wood more often, just love the feel of it. And for the night, the quizmaster changed, instead of Angela, to meeee! Angela
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Angela and Jeremy - Team AJ!


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About Antiquing
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So my friend told me to write a story about a dream for the blog. Here goes:   Me and my friend are hanging out and we pass by an antiques store. We decide to go into the antique store. We see antique lollipops. We see antique missionaries. We see antique cowgirls. Antique doggies (lots of those). Antique boxes. And we see all of this in under 2 minutes. The End.   Actually, that was just the framework. I think I was supposed to add more to the story. But like the story, writing it took about 2 minutes (had to stop to pet my kitty).   Congratulations to Three's Company for their first place
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats About Standing Room Only
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You guys are the best! You know that right? You're all so dang helpful! And it was super PACKED! I'm pretty sure there were even a couple of people that were standing during quiz.     In more adventures of Reba the Cat, turns out she has a heart murmur. It's grade 3 of 6. Apparently hear murmurs aren't normal in cats. Unlike dogs or humans in which they are often benign, something is causing it. So next step will be an ultrasound or echocardiogram. Good times. And she must have heard me typing about her because now she wants to lay on my chest which makes blogging difficult.   It was so packed, money went to the
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A Chats about Vets
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Vet bills suck. I mean, I am VERY grateful for veterinarians. I couldn't do that job so I'm so glad someone can. But damn do vet visits put a dent in your pocketbook.    Reba the Cat had an appointment this morning because she has a bit of an eye infection. She also has a little ear infection and a heart murmur. Oh, and a small mast cell tumor in her ear. Got some stuff for the eye and ears. The vet didn't seem terribly concerned about the murmur or tumor. So that's good I guess. But ouch that shit's spendy.    Congratulations to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for your 1st place win! And not too far behind them was Downward Dog
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.