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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Don't Ask Chuck Liddell to Divide by Zero
SonyaDee

Oh, hey! Some of y’all are true Coloradans…sub-freezing temps and a little unpredicted snow on the road aren’t gonna keep YOU from Quiz! Somebody had to make the cooks at McCabe’s make all those GIANT burritos…it might as well have been us. I couldn’t even eat half of mine, much to the pleasure of my husband, who gets all of my Quiz leftovers. And now it’s all gone and I can’t stop dreaming about it. I wish I had taken a picture. That Ancho Pork Chili concoction on the top of that burrito was unreal. Ugh. We had a nice, quiet Quiz this week. I love it when we have the whole restaurant to ourselves, which is rare. It makes the Quiz seem
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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By the Way, That's a Shame About Your Face
SonyaDee

McCabe’s Tavern was HOPPING this week. Way to come out in force after the long holiday. It’s chilly out and warm in the bar and we got all snuggly and giggly together and it was a blast. Sorry…I get all sappy around the holidays. So let me tell you the story of Sonya and the contact lenses. I went to get new glasses and the optometrist talked me into getting a contact lens exam, despite my assuring her that there aren’t contacts for me, which I have learned over the years because every five years or so I used to try to get them and every time it ended in failure. This time she said that the technology had advanced in the last few years and the ranges had been
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Respect the Turkey
SonyaDee

There’s no better way I can think of to spend the night before Thanksgiving than at Quiz. Funny story, I told the cashier at the dollar store today to have a Happy Halloween and didn’t even realize it until I got back to my car. Derp. Playing a Turkey-day themed playlist for you was fun for me, and I’m also happy that you seem to like the new bonus question whiteboards. What a lovely, laid-back night. Tomorrow we’ll watch people describe floating bags of air in between commercials for toilet paper for three hours, stuff ourselves with food in shades of brown and grey, watch football, take a nap and hopefully avoid political and religious debate with our crazy relatives.
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Betty the Pooh
SonyaDee

I have a challenge for you all. Find a clip of Betty White roasting someone, anyone, or otherwise talking dirty. A nice, long clip. Cue it up, sit back, close your eyes and imagine Winnie the Pooh talking to Piglet and Eeyore. YOU’RE WELCOME. I have never laughed harder in my life. The bout of giggle-fits nearly made me run over quiz time. And extra props to The Gingers for revealing this glorious tidbit to the rest of us. If I were less technologically challenged, I would try to superimpose some Betty dialogue over a Pooh clip. Surely one of you can do this for me…? There IS a major gift-giving holiday coming up, after all. *winkwink*   Next week is the first
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A Hot Dog is Definitely a Sandwich
SonyaDee

2016 can eat a dick. Everyone hates everyone and then Leonard Cohen died. Lemmy, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey, Garry Shandling, Merle Haggard, Muhammad Ali, Anton Yelchin, fucking Gene Wilder…like I mean I know people die, but can we just have a little break from this shit for a while? For serious? At least all the happy-feels holidays are right around the corner, and this busiest time of year, although sometimes stressful, will help keep our minds off of the things we might be disappointed about. Just like, maybe a little vacation of the mind. We’ll have to come back around to reality in January, but I think I’ll be ready by then. In the meantime, I’m
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Horses Need Your Money
SonyaDee

So like three weeks ago I harvested all my vegetable garden, because that’s what gardeners do in mid-October in Colorado…we try to get everything out before the first major frost, which is usually the second or third week in October. Yesterday, after completely ignoring my garden plot for the three weeks since harvest, I finally had time to clean up and get it ready for winter and I when I went out there, there were a whole bunch more tomatoes and peppers! Surprise second harvest, thanks to the unseasonably warm temps lately. I made Eggplant Parmesan out of like 85% things I grew organically in my garden. The Eggplant, Tomatoes, Onion, Peppers, Garlic and Herbs were all home-grown
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Bubble Ferrous Turds Produce Seminal Fluid
SonyaDee

I’m just now finally starting to feel back to normal after drinking all the drinks in New Orleans. Turns out, when you go from altitude to sea level, you can out-drink a horse, which I definitely did like at least three times over the weekend. Luckily, the copious amounts of candy I have in my house right now, which I was thankfully able to unload on you all tonight, has been giving me the energy to remain upright enough to entertain you at the same lever of enthusiasm you are used to. I can’t say the same about my day job, but…meh…I like you better. I’ve decided I am going to watch every single thing that Ricky Gervais has ever been in. I’ve been
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Debbie Does Dallas #1 Soundtrack
SonyaDee

It’s 11:00pm right now and I just finished hosting this week’s Quiz at McCabe’s Tavern. I have to be up at 4:30 in the morning to catch a ride to DIA so I can fly to NEW ORLEANS for the weekend!!! Not only is this my first time going to New Orleans, it’s like my first vacation in YEARS, and I get to leave my husband and toddler at home and go exploring all by myself. And by “exploring” I mean drinking. And by “by myself” I mean with like 70 something other Geeks Who Drink QuizMasters. I get home Sunday night, and I fully expect to still be hungover when I see you guys again next Thursday. Other than drinking, I hope to explore some old graveyards
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Orange Butts
SonyaDee

The Broncos were playing during Quiz at McCabe’s Tavern this week, which affects my team counts exactly zero, because most of you would rather listen to me talk into a microphone than watch football, and those of you who dig both can still keep an eye on the score in the background. I mostly just take a glance occasionally for the costumes and the butts, and this week was especially nice because their costumes were fluorescent orange which is my favorite color. According to actual fans, these costumes are hideous, but count on me to go against the popular opinion on most things. I loved them, so cute! It’s been a while since I plugged the waitstaff at McCabes, but now that
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Oct 06, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Origin Story
SonyaDee

I got stung by a BEE!!!!! I had never been stung, and I didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to push on it, so I accidentally jammed the stinger DEEP into my neck. I was freaking out thinking I was going to die and my coworkers were laughing at me. Apparently, if you don’t get the stinger out, it just hurts more and your body eventually absorbs it. Which is awesome. Imagine the possibilities. I could be a new superhero…or villain, I haven’t decided. Queen Bee. I’m fat and lazy and just sit around in a pile of soft blankets eating all day, but I can turn other people into drones and control them with my mind to do my bidding. It’s a pretty sweet superpower,
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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No Booing Allowed, Jerks
SonyaDee

Holy cow, y’all. Way to bring it! I love it when everyone in the bar is there for Quiz…it affects the energy of the whole place. There aren’t any non-quizzers scowling in the corner, there aren’t any noisy drunk businessmen for me to shout over, we are all united as simply those who wish to quiz. And it’s a beautiful thing. And to all you regulars, thanks for sticking with me and showing the noobs such a good time. I got a new sofa! I’m sure you were wondering. It’s teal. Well, it’s actually Mermaid Caprice if you ask the salesman…but this is important because it marks the first time ever I have owned a BRAND NEW sofa. Every sofa
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Only Deadly If You REALLY Use Them Wrong
SonyaDee

Whoa, what a wild ride at Quiz this week! Y’all packed McCabes wall to wall and were having a rowdy-good time, for sure. I love high-energy nights at Quiz…I always feel like my best self in such environments. And I don’t have to wonder if you’re enjoying yourselves…it was apparent. I love making you laugh, but I can only do that if you give me some material to work with. This week we learned that the Assholes With the Baby are Dentists…or Doctors…maybe. They insist that Dentists are “kinda the same thing” as Doctors, but I’ll tell ya...I’m not scared of Doctors. We also learned that there isn’t a Loony Toons character
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Don't Eat the Brown Ones
SonyaDee

Let me tell you a little story. A story about candy. In order to set up my sound equipment at McCabe’s Tavern, I have to walk through the kitchen to retrieve my supplies. I always say “hey” to the kitchen staff and stop to chat a bit if I can. They know me. I like to think they like me. This week, they had a big bag of “assorted” candy corn so I politely asked if I could have one. Later, when the food I had ordered came out to my table, there was a big pile of “assorted” candy corn on my plate. Those guys are so thoughtful. So I piled them up next to my hosting station to snack on during quiz. BUT…there were regular candy corn, mellowcreme pumpkins
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Sep 08, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Football-Shmootball, There's a Quiz to Play!
SonyaDee

Whoa! Some of you don’t watch football! Which makes for a special night for me. I was expecting a quieter night at McCabe’s Tavern this week because of the Broncos game, and that expectation was entirely unfounded, because you came out in force and didn’t ask them to turn up the TVs once! Thanks for playing with me, it was a really fun night. I have found your weakness. Or at least I’ve found the subjects that make you groan the most. Mathematics. Anything having to do with the Bible. If we ever have a question combining the two, I fully expect some of you to implode. My weakness on a Quiz team is music. I can’t identify anything post 1996, and even the
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Sep 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Shoot For The Five-Hole
SonyaDee

Well y’all got over the shock of school starting pretty quickly and came out in force for Quiz this week! So nice to see so many familiar faces. I feel like the beer was flowing a little more freely this week…I love a rowdy crowd. Really, I just love it when you actually laugh at all my dumb jokes. September is my favorite month. I write about the weather and my loathing for all things pumpkin spice when I can’t think of anything else to write about, so I’ll just leave it at that. September…aaaaaaah. Gosh, I just can’t stop gushing about how much fun I had this week! Y’all were ON FIRE. Someone thought “Springtime for Hitler”
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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el Chupacabra Took Your Baby...Teeth
SonyaDee

It’s rainy. There’s a nip in the air. Coffee was sent to us from a celestial being who wishes us only the most happiness. And the horror of pumpkin spice has not quite yet descended upon us. I love Autumn in Colorado…the way the air smells is downright cleansing. It’s the time of year I do the most cooking. Over the weekend I made a batch of Pesto from my homegrown Basil. I learned how and successfully created mozzarella cheese from scratch. This week I think I’ll bake something. I don’t cook all the time, but when I do, I do it right! This week was a special week for McCabe’s Tavern. It marks the first week of school back in session, which
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