Monday, July 25, 2011
In the Pursuit of Trivia
A couple weeks ago (yes, I'm terribly far behind in updates) a group of my good high school friends got together to play Trivial Pursuit. Ah yes, the nerdiness of my life continues as this is probably the most fun I could ever have at a bar.
I missed the "family" portion of the day, due to having to attend a funeral, BUT, was able to make it for the adult festivities.
Peder, Sarah, Laurie, Holly, Meigan & Jackie were all there (a couple of spouses/SO's too) to enjoy the classic 1984 (right?) version of the game. Many questions/answers had to be read/given with that caveat - "...in 1984" but it was a blast.
The only one we were missing was Kate. But I know it can be a long trek to Minneapolis - especially when you're sick! We missed you Kate!!
Laurie, her husband Pete & I were on the same team, which at first the others were opposed to. Laurie & I used to play TP every day after school while consuming massive amounts of diet coke & oreos. Ah high school! We didn't win, but we did pull a few random answers out of our...well, you know & it was so fun. Sadly, Laurie's daughter had gotten into the cards a few years earlier so they were no longer in numerical order (yes, Laurie & I also put all the cards into numerical order, something that still appeals to the Virgo in me).
I believe Peder, Sarah & Meigan won - well, we didn't actually *finish* the game, but we were close.
I wish that I lived closer because I would love to organize a monthly TP game. What a wonderful way to spend time with friends. By the end of the night, it was so dim in there (that's what I'm blaming it on, NOT age), it was hard for us to tell the colors - particularly orange & pink. Luckily for the flashlights on smart phones we were able to make it through!
Oh and if you don't know TOPPER was the big winner for the evening. I believe it was some TV show in the 50's involving some sort of whiskey bearing St. Bernard. Yeah, none of us had heard of it either but it kept making appearances in our game!