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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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First is NOT the Worst!
J-Pete

Tonight was my GWD Quizmaster debut! The folks at Trailhead were super welcoming and didn’t boo at me or spit in my beer, even when I skipped a question. Rookie mistake. Literally. I’m a rookie, give me a break. But seriously, it was great! I’m looking forward to making quiz on Wednesday nights at Trailhead THE place to be in Fort Collins.   Quiz covered everything from things that rhyme with “my,” to an audio round of mashups with Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” questions about bows, ties, and bow ties, some sportsball questions in the Random Knowledge and other rounds, and a fun visual round that smushed movies that don’t
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Hailing from the great state of Colorado, Julie is a history lover, a long distance runner (going for 5 half marathons in May!), a craft beer enthusiast, a passionate defender of the 1994 movie version of Little Women, a closet foodie, and a procrasti-baker. Her favorite drink is a Manhattan. Give her any Bill Bryson book and she'll do (almost) anything you ask her to. She's little but she WILL bust some ass if you mess with her.


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Y’all Warm My Cold, Tiny Heart
Weazel

​THANK YOU all so much for your AMAZING support tonight for SAVA in our Quiz For A Cause.  Thanks to your awesomeness, we raised $​155​ for SAVA  YAY!!!!  SAVA is such a wonderful organization, and you can all sleep well knowing you are badasses for helping them out!  And in case you didn’t get the scoop, here’s a little more on SAVA: The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center’s mission is to provide crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence and provide prevention programs through community outreach and education. We envision a culture change that results in the end of sexual violence. SAVA
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhha!, ahhhhhhhhhhhha!,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.


Otto Pint
Mondays at 7pm


McClellan's Brewing Company
Thursdays at 7pm


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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​Happy Grilled Cheese Day!
Weazel

​Yeah, it’s a thing.  And I totally had one for lunch today.  #Winning! Ah, Trail Head Tavern!  Another awesome Wednesday is in the books!  Thank you guys for coming out and playing quiz on such a lovely day/evening.  It’s always a blast hosting here! Entertaining as always, quiz covered states in the United States, covers of pretty popular songs, Battlefield Earth, Casablanca, font types (seriously, FRAK Comic Sans), nuclear weapons, Syria, sportsball, and the always random round eight randomness.  Congratulations to team I'm So Tired Of Coming Up With Team Names for being victorious at
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhha!, ahhhhhhhhhhhha!,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.


Otto Pint
Mondays at 7pm


McClellan's Brewing Company
Thursdays at 7pm


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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​Kitty Season Is COMING!
Weazel

​I’m serious, guys.  There is a kitten season and it’s almost here.  Prepare yourselves!  Don’t believe me?  Stop in at the Fort Collins Cat Rescue and ask them how many kittens they currently have (both at the shelter and in foster care)… it will be A LOT!  I volunteer at the cat rescue, cleaning the cages, giving out pets, and topping off water and food bowls each week and kitten season is both something I dread and look forward to simultaneously.  It is so much fun to play with all the kittens, but it is a nightmare cleaning up after them.  Girding my loins, it’s kitten go time! Quiz tonight was a great
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhha!, ahhhhhhhhhhhha!,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.


Otto Pint
Mondays at 7pm


McClellan's Brewing Company
Thursdays at 7pm


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Sex Grease Is My New Band Name
Weazel

It really was a beautiful day today!  It started a little gloomy, having carried over from yesterday, but by mid-morning it really cleared up and became a lovely day.  It most definitely felt like spring!  My flowers totally believe it is… which could prove disastrous if and when the alleged snow storm blows in this weekend.  I don’t know if I believe it’s actually going to snow anymore this year, but we shall see! Quiz was a blast, with rounds covering gambling, a cappella songs, food, national parks, books, y vowels, penguins, beetles, juices, based on true story movies (or ones that seem like it), and the ever random round eight.  Congrats
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhha!, ahhhhhhhhhhhha!,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.


Otto Pint
Mondays at 7pm


McClellan's Brewing Company
Thursdays at 7pm


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Henry VIII is PACKING!
Weazel

​Well, HELLO there Trailhead Tavern!  I had heard rumors of your quiz greatness for years, and I’m so excited that I finally got to experience it for the first time tonight.  Thanks for having me!  As promised, here is the picture of Henry the VIII’s armor.  Over compensating much?  So ridiculous and completely unnecessary!  Unless he’s using that area for storage?  During battle, that could be a decent place to keep your keys, wallet, a snack… anything really!  That must be the purpose, because there is no way he was packing
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhha!, ahhhhhhhhhhhha!,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.


Otto Pint
Mondays at 7pm


McClellan's Brewing Company
Thursdays at 7pm


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Well Hey There, TRAILHEAD!
The Radness That Is Brecken

I've missed you all so, so much the past few weeks! But I guess that's what happens during March Sadness. March is one of the dumbest months of the year and I can't seem to remember that when I'm trying to do something. But, fortunately, you Trailheaders are understanding, beautiful people that love me more than you have ever, ever loved anybody else, right? RIGHT?!? Anyway, next week we'll be back with our normal vengeance, Stay safe, bitches. Stay classy, Trailheaders. Wherever you are. Do you think that I write more than this blog? Well, I don't. Suck it. 
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart... The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that. When not belittling you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer. She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all." Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody. Check out her other misadventures, writing or otherwise, at BreckenBaker.com. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it. And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with. What Chilly Wig-Wam?


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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A Translated Synopsis of Bill Paxton
Big Papa

Bill Paxton per Google Translate a few times. Early LifePaxton Fort Worth, Texas, Mary Lou (nee Gray) and his son, John Lennon was born and raised in Paxton. His father was a businessman, wood, museum directors and actors often as a wholesaler. His mother was a Catholic, he and his brother were brought up in their faith. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, to above the crowd Paxton 8 years old were exposed in 1963, the hotel was killed on the morning of Texas Paxton the people in Dallas, Texas. Texas Sixth Floor Museum CompetitionSecondary role as a punk gangster Paxton in the Terminator (1984), John Hughes and foreign private
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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Cupcake Bribes Will Only Get You So Far, TRAILHEAD!
The Radness That Is Brecken

Not gonna lie: those were some damn fine cupcakes, Carolina Cupcakes! Sadly, not enough for me to fudge the point balance. But please, do try again next week! Add some Jager shots to the bribe and I'll increase your odds... Just sayin'. Anyway, another great night of quizzing. Jason, the one-man team known as Midwestbestfest, did quite well this week, which was nice. Happy belated birthday to our very own bartender Pete! Twenty nine never looked so good (or so... old). Overall, we had fun. We always have fun though, don't we? Stay classy, Trailheaders. Wherever you are. Do
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart... The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that. When not belittling you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer. She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all." Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody. Check out her other misadventures, writing or otherwise, at BreckenBaker.com. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it. And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with. What Chilly Wig-Wam?


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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AAAAAND There's The Brain Reset, TRAILHEAD!
The Radness That Is Brecken

You knew it was inevitable, right? I mean, after ten years of quizzing at Trailhead, I think we all knew I was gonna have a total brain crash eventually. I just wasn't expecting it so soon. I'm usually a little, um, off as it is, but I can usually pull my shit together during Half Time. i go outside, smoke a cigarette, and leisurely grade rounds four and five, still having enough of my smoke left to chat it up with the few others joining me in social suicide. This week, however, I ran in to a buddy I hadn't seen in awhile. Unfortunately, he and his husband have been suffering a slew personal tragedies. Obviously giving him my full attention
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart... The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that. When not belittling you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer. She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all." Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody. Check out her other misadventures, writing or otherwise, at BreckenBaker.com. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it. And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with. What Chilly Wig-Wam?


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Ten Year Quiz-A-Versary at the TRAILHEAD!
The Radness That Is Brecken

Was it epic? Yes it was. Do I want to talk about it? Of course. Will anybody read it? Probably not. So, am I gonna write an epic post like I did last year? Nope. If you want me to do a write-up of the fun we had, shoot me an email at brecken.baker@gmail.com. Otherwise, let me sleep. Love you. See you next week. See you next week every week for the next ten years. Stay classy, Trailheaders. Wherever you are. Do you think that I write more than this blog? Well, I don't. Suck it. 
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart... The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that. When not belittling you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer. She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all." Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody. Check out her other misadventures, writing or otherwise, at BreckenBaker.com. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it. And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with. What Chilly Wig-Wam?


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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February Already, TRAILHEAD?
The Radness That Is Brecken

Stay classy, Trailheaders. Wherever you are. Do you think that I write more than this blog? Well, I don't. Suck it. WritingAsIWrite.blogspot.com is a place you should never go. You should also never go to BreckenBaker.com, because that is not the repository for all things me related.  And I make with the Twitters where we all #OccupyTomHanks. Chuck D. of Public Enemy follows
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart... The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that. When not belittling you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer. She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all." Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody. Check out her other misadventures, writing or otherwise, at BreckenBaker.com. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it. And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with. What Chilly Wig-Wam?


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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You're All My Hot Dates, TRAILHEAD!
The Radness That Is Brecken

I think the most important thing we learned last night was Chicago IS NOT a state. It's actually more of country in a league of its own. I know, I know: geography is hard. Anyway, it's strange the things we can accomplish when we start on time? Like, I don't know, say finishing on time? That's weird, right?  Stay classy, Trailheaders. Wherever you are. Do you think that I write more than this blog? Well, I don't. Suck it. WritingAsIWrite.blogspot.com is a place you should never go. You should also never go to
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart... The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that. When not belittling you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer. She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all." Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody. Check out her other misadventures, writing or otherwise, at BreckenBaker.com. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it. And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with. What Chilly Wig-Wam?


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Everybody is Getting Cut Off at the TRAILHEAD!
The Radness That Is Brecken

Remember last week when things were wacky? Remember when I thought things had reached Pinnacle Strangeness? Well, I was wrong. This week, our pal Matt from Dunder Mifilin C Team showed up sans team (despite having a "The Office" question in a round!). I managed to talk him in to taking team pics! He managed to get really, really drunk. Yeah, he got cut off. Remember the guy I talked about last week? The one I chatted up for two hours post quiz while buying cigarettes?  Well, this week, he and I have "a thing" going on. Yeah, like "a thing" kinda thing
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart... The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that. When not belittling you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer. She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all." Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody. Check out her other misadventures, writing or otherwise, at BreckenBaker.com. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it. And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with. What Chilly Wig-Wam?


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Curing Alcohol-Inducted Palsy at the TRAILHEAD!
The Radness That Is Brecken

What a long, strange night, Trailheaders. Last night, every one's best redheaded buddy (and possible baby daddy) Steve returned from his annual trip to, what I can only assume, was this year's top-secret winter festival for Gingers only. I've been told en confiance that, due to darker, shorter days, the festival is the one time and place all year that Gingers feel comfortable enough to venture outdoors during actual daytime hours in t-shirts and shorts. Without scorn from normal humans for being coated in a layer of straight zinc oxide, the Ginger's ire is kept
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart... The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that. When not belittling you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer. She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all." Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody. Check out her other misadventures, writing or otherwise, at BreckenBaker.com. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it. And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with. What Chilly Wig-Wam?


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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No, That's Not Cocaine Falling From The Sky, TRAILHEAD.
The Radness That Is Brecken

It's snow. Lots, and lots of really cold, very overdue snow. But we braved the weather, just like always. I can only remember one time we cancelled due to weather ( maybe two years ago?) and, oddly, it wasn't nearly as bad as it was last night. We only canceled that time because all of Denver did and we were peer pressured. Anyway, good kick off to 2017. Let's try not to cock this year up like we have the last few, okay? It's my birthday weekend this weekend, so if I don't see you next Wednesday, someone please call the jails and hospitals, okay? Stay classy, Trailheaders. Wherever you are. Do you think that I write more than this blog?
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart... The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that. When not belittling you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer. She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all." Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody. Check out her other misadventures, writing or otherwise, at BreckenBaker.com. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it. And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with. What Chilly Wig-Wam?