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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
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Austin, TX
78704
Saturday, June 27, 2015
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At the very least, no one attempted to kill the Malaysian prime minister
Rev. Lindsay

As the host of the dearly departed quiz at Opal's Davenport, hosting anything at another Opal's is like coming home to your parents house... after they move into a new place. Smells the same. Same furniture. Same faces. Different building. In short, it's comforting and makes you happy even if all your Skid Row posters aren't in "your room" anymore.   16 teams braved the potential downpour (that didn't happen... for the record) and we were snuggled up inside with some fine folks. Wolftrap (neé Richie Rich) won himself the email bonus prize of an Edgar Allen Poe air freshener. I assume it's not really a "freshener" because I bet it smells like rotting
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Lindsay enjoys writing bios for other people much more than for herself, and she really hates people (herself included) who speak in the third person. 

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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
3601 S Congress St
Austin, TX
78704
Saturday, June 20, 2015
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Alyssa's Hair Smells Good
Cheez

22 teams! Awesome! With the weather being unpredictable, and it's hot, everyone made the trek to Opal's. And it was a blast! QM Alyssa and I were back in action! She wasn't as drunk as last week. Which was good, because you made her work for her chicken strips. I love that. Work it! Did you all call, text, or see your fathers today? I did! We have QM brunch every month and June always falls on Father's Day. So we go to the same place every year. It's a tradition! This year, my dad totally came. He had some mimosas with us, and we had a nice time. A few QMs showed, the others were too hungover, or something. It happens to all of us.  Anyways, on
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Red's Porch Tues at 8pm Opal's Penn Field Sat at 9pm. I have been working for GWD since 2009. That's a long time and I still love it. Can't imagine working for anyone else. If I was a tree I would be a dogwood. Also, Diane Sawyer is more hippy than me.


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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
3601 S Congress St
Austin, TX
78704
Saturday, June 13, 2015
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Game of Boners and a Bride to Be!
Cheez

Hey gang! Wow, what a Saturday! I started the day with waking up pretty hungover. I was at a bar Friday night and drank too many $2 margaritas. But it was awesome! Until the morning.  Then I headed to the Game of Thrones quiz. We had it at 2 venues, because we knew it was going to be huge. We had about 60 teams total. Which is excellent! One venue gave out like $500 to the winners and the other gave out $185. The winnings are based on the team count. But we had a blast! I put up a couple of pics from that. QM Evan was Evan Snow for the day, and QM Anna wore her best GoT dress. And we all sweated our balls
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Red's Porch Tues at 8pm Opal's Penn Field Sat at 9pm. I have been working for GWD since 2009. That's a long time and I still love it. Can't imagine working for anyone else. If I was a tree I would be a dogwood. Also, Diane Sawyer is more hippy than me.


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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
3601 S Congress St
Austin, TX
78704
Saturday, June 06, 2015
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Bo$$ Yoga Playazzz
Metal Gretel

Typing things absurdly is never my forte'. But there were two teams that certainly caught my and QM RJ's attention Saturday night. First, Bo$$ Playaz knocked it out of the park in the entertainment from dancing the Gangnam Style dance during the R7 break JUST BECAUSE, and for being total nerds. They came in second place overall but first in my heart. I totally stereotyped them about getting all those google questions right, and I was totally right, but I was wrong in that only one of them was an engineer. I hope they come back because I'm hella curious about them all!    The second team that caught my eye (and
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Likes: Cats, scuba diving, movies, cats, Karaoke, and Quizzin.

Dislikes: Mayo, people who don't use blinkers, people who abuse the system.


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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
3601 S Congress St
Austin, TX
78704
Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Fake Out
Cheez

Hey again! So it rained a bit and then people were freaking out. Was supposed to rain all night and pretty hard. After it rained for about 20mins, it was smooth sailing. No rain! It's about time! Although, we'll all be complaining that there's no rain in a couple weeks. Summer's here! We had a great and dry time. Dry dry dry! I hung out by the pool most of the day Saturday, even when it rained. We just stayed under an umbrella.  I also hung out by the pool on Sunday. Been doing that a lot lately. I love it! My gf, Emma, and I just hang out out there a lot. Sometimes we're just hanging out. Playing a game, or she's reading. It's super relaxing.
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Red's Porch Tues at 8pm Opal's Penn Field Sat at 9pm. I have been working for GWD since 2009. That's a long time and I still love it. Can't imagine working for anyone else. If I was a tree I would be a dogwood. Also, Diane Sawyer is more hippy than me.


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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
3601 S Congress St
Austin, TX
78704
Saturday, May 23, 2015
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It's a Twister Auntie EM!
Cheez

What is with this rain?! I mean jesus! Since Opal's has a bunch of windows, that's all you can hear. Rain, hail, wind. Most of the elements.  We had Kim, filling in for Alyssa while she was in Vegas singing her little heart out. She's an award winning karaoke artist. She is! Ask her! Kim was great, she always tries to get the place hyped up.  We quizzed you on Grody to the Max, you guys did well on this. But round 2 Eat, Poop, Sleep; Repeat, you guys did terribly. The high score was an 11 that only one team got, and no one jokered. Good call. Everyone did much better on Random Knowledge.
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Red's Porch Tues at 8pm Opal's Penn Field Sat at 9pm. I have been working for GWD since 2009. That's a long time and I still love it. Can't imagine working for anyone else. If I was a tree I would be a dogwood. Also, Diane Sawyer is more hippy than me.


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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
3601 S Congress St
Austin, TX
78704
Saturday, May 16, 2015
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Lawrence of Alabia
Cheez

That's right, I said it. What?   Heya gang! After 2 weeks away from you guys, I was finally back! And I had a blast! With my hetero life mate and fellow QM, Kavi, as my porn hungry SK, we quizzed you and had some drinks, laughs, and singing.    In the middle of the quiz, Kavi started looking at porn on her computer. Every now and then she would turn her screen towards me while I was asking a question, and it was just littered with dick pics, money shots, and assholes. It was super distracting and hilarious. I couldn't through some questions without laughing.    Her obsession
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Red's Porch Tues at 8pm Opal's Penn Field Sat at 9pm. I have been working for GWD since 2009. That's a long time and I still love it. Can't imagine working for anyone else. If I was a tree I would be a dogwood. Also, Diane Sawyer is more hippy than me.


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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
3601 S Congress St
Austin, TX
78704
Saturday, May 09, 2015
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The Talented Mr. Mars
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That first round was a doozy wasn't it? I know for a fact that it was hard to listen to but I want to tell you that it was so much harder to read. When "your" is spelled as "ur" it becomes a nightmare in my head. Identifying those mean tweets was pretty hard. Not just because of the bad spelling, but some of them were pretty vague. I know Damon wouldn't take my texts and we can all agree there are PLENTY of artists who you think are far worse than Bruno Mars because everybody put someone other than Mr. Mars.   That Round 2 gave everybody a bit of trouble as well considering there were all sorts of parody badness going on. I didn't think some of those songs could get any
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Likes: Cats, scuba diving, movies, cats, Karaoke, and Quizzin.

Dislikes: Mayo, people who don't use blinkers, people who abuse the system.


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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
3601 S Congress St
Austin, TX
78704
Saturday, May 02, 2015
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The Class of 1963
Metal Gretel

Well tonight was certainly an interesting one. I arrived (just like you did) to a huge crowd of rowdy 70+ somethings. It isn't unusual for our venue to have other things going on, but this group just flat out refused to leave and refused to be nice about it. I was getting reports from waitstaff on how horrible and rude that elder group was being. I was even asked by someone with power to play some loud, rowdy, trashy, nasty music. Hello, my name is Alyssa, have you seen my play list? With that kind of request nothing short of joy came over me. My playlist is nothing but offensive to anybody over 35 so I picked out a choice few songs all
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Likes: Cats, scuba diving, movies, cats, Karaoke, and Quizzin.

Dislikes: Mayo, people who don't use blinkers, people who abuse the system.


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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
3601 S Congress St
Austin, TX
78704
Monday, April 27, 2015
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We Definitely Partied Like it Was My Bday
The Greatest Quizmaster Of All Time

Every week when I write my blog, I always talk about how awesome and fun it was. This weekend was no different.  It was my BIRTHDAY! Well, my bday was Sunday. But I celebrated the shit out of it all weekend. And you guys were there to help.  I started the weekend off with a party at my apartment. It was good friends, my lovely girlfriend Emma, who made me deviled eggs, my Dad, and a bunch of other Quizmasters. When you have been working for GWD as long as I have, August 2009, you get really close to the QMs.  QM Kavi, who I have dubbed my hetero life mate, and is also my roommate, has been super awesome.
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Monday, April 20, 2015
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It's a Twister Auntie EM!
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Holy cow! Saturday night was crazy!! We sat inside because there was a big chance of rain. But lately when rain is predicted, it didn't happen. We stayed inside anyways. Glad we did! The storm hit and I could see the trees going crazy, and a light post. The rain and hail, yes, hail, was so loud we had to turn up our sound system. I didn't want to blow a speaker so I was doing it slowly. Ha, doing it slowly.  A couple teams thought it was my birthday, but it's NEXT WEEK! I was just super excited about 4/20. Ah yeah! One team offered to buy me shots, and one team made me "special" brownies. They were delicious! I'll take you up on those shots next
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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
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Austin, TX
78704
Sunday, April 05, 2015
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GIRRRRRRLLLLLLLLL
Metal Gretel

Usually when I work with QM RJ the roles are reversed. QM Chelsea was out in Vegas with her mom for a wedding and I showed up early to fiddle with the sound ahead of time. I was eating my dinner when RJ strolled up with a big fat loud GIIIRRRRRRRLLLLLLLL OMG. He then procedes to tell me about Seder. I am not one who is familiar with the traditions of passover so I sat there and listened to his tale. His boss is Jewish so he was over there. Granted RJ walked here as he went through a bottle of funky wine on his own. This is what I gathered from his story: The Story of Hagen-Daz By RJ It was kind of like reading The Christmas Story but it was really about how the Jews were freed
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Likes: Cats, scuba diving, movies, cats, Karaoke, and Quizzin.

Dislikes: Mayo, people who don't use blinkers, people who abuse the system.


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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
3601 S Congress St
Austin, TX
78704
Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Adjust Those Boobs
The Greatest Quizmaster Of All Time

I'm so crazy about the weather right now. It's beautiful! I love hosting quiz outside. I love being outside. And right now, it's perfect. Soon it will be hot, and that will suck. But we have some time! My dad came by to hang out for a bit. That was great! I took a video of him doing something. It was a snapchat, and you know how you always forget what you send, well that's what happened. But luckily I saved it!  I had so much fun last night! There was a team of 3 sitting in the middle of the deck, and they were having a great time. I could hear them laughing and making jokes. Then one time when I happened to look up, one of the chicks was adjusting
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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
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Austin, TX
78704
Sunday, March 22, 2015
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SXSOVER!
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QM Brunch blog edition. Every month all the Austin QMs get together and we brunch at one of our venues. We have a good time. Gerald is eating a Pepperoni and Jalapeno pizza right now. Ron just finished his Super Pepperoni pizza. Chris Larue is eating Jalapeno, onions, feta, pepperoni. Kavi just got really excited about having a breakfast pizza.  Emma is eating a slice of Pepperoni. She's so cute! Alyssa had bell pepper, pepp, and tomato pizza.  Dav is having jalapeno, pepp, and mushrooms.  Evan had a mimosa. I guess it was good, because he drank it fast.  Patrick2 is going to order the Hawaiian pizza. I'm
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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
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Austin, TX
78704
Sunday, March 15, 2015
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My Favorite Was Black Snake Moan
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What up everybody?! SXSW is happening, but people at quiz last night didn't give a shit about it. We had 20 teams in full effect! Some old quizzers that I haven't seen awhile came out.  Gwen, Dammit Phil, and Dawn were there. Dawn and DP stopped the GWD booth at the SXSW gaming at Palmer. That was awesome! Then Becca, showed up. She used to play at another quiz I do, but she had to stop going. Stupid boys. So that was a nice treat! Then we had repeat offenders, my Dad, Emma, and her brother Gus. Gus and Emma were hanging out with me all day at the booth. That
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Opal Divine's (Penn Field)
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Austin, TX
78704
Sunday, March 08, 2015
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Sometimes When You Drink, You Have a Hangover. Amirite?
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I love waking up at 1130am. Especially after a long day of drinking. I worked for a couple hours yesterday, and then met my dad, my lady, and her roommate.  My dad went to IKEA, but he totally survived. Knew that he needed a beer so we met at Haymaker for a late lunch. Emma and her roomie met us too. They were working too. Cleaning the hell out of their apartment, deep clean. I was getting snapchats of all the wine bottles they had. They like to collect them as "decoration". They are really cute. And their place is really clean! Go you guys! After Haymaker, we started watching Guardians of the Galaxy and then headed to Opals.
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