Trivia Night Recap

January 19, 2019


Happy Birthday, Sam!

Friday was St. John’s big Trivia Night Fundraiser. It is a night I enjoy, yet also dread because it starts at 6 on a Friday, which is when I leave work and am ready to hit the couch. This year I told Lloyd last week, “Hey, at least we’re not on a trivia team.” “Yes, we are,” he answered. “The Lincoln Lutheran team, remember?”

Rats. Another year of feeling stupid at a table.

This year there was a chance of it being cancelled because of bad weather. We had enough ice that fell in the early morning that local schools closed at 1:00. Not the CDC, though. Yay. They went ahead and held Trivia Night, and surprisingly, the place was packed.

The actual Lincoln Lutheran people wisely did not brave the storm, so Lloyd found some splendid replacements. Deborah! Montana (the 4th grade teacher at St. John) and Kevin (her husband, who was the one who replaced the roof over our stairs and knows our dumb cats), David (a student teacher at Lincoln Lutheran, but he lives in Seward), and Brent and Sandra. Our Lincoln Lutheran table became the St. John Teachers table. (Sandra teaches Kindergarten.) [I know that you know this stuff, Brad, Deborah and Kristi, but our parents read this site.]

We had a very good time. There was no pressure to dress up – it was come as you are. Lloyd and everyone else brought a ton of snacks, and – bonus – we did well! Not me, of course, but the other people at our table knew so many answers! I told Brent that watching him process the difficult answers was like watching a human Google search. The funniest, though, was Deborah. She was our scribe and for well over 70% of the answers she didn’t even need our help. She just raised her hand to quiet us as she wrote. “I got this.” It was hilarious.

As for me, I was very proud that I stayed awake for the whole thing. Consciousness was the real winner of the night.

Lloyd, for next year, here are your Jello shots notes: It worked well to do half of the box recipe’s water and have one quarter of that liquid be alcohol. Don’t worry about using Knox gelatin.

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5 Responses to “Trivia Night Recap”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I know Kevin, too! Woo! Glad to hear you did well.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    Lauren exaggerated a bit. She knew quite a few answers that I did not know. And I only knew 69% of the answers.

    Glad you got a picture of the food annex. We had a lot of food. Thanks for asking me to be on your team!


  3. Lloyd Said on:

    This was probably my worst year ever for knowing answers, and there was once when we went with my answer and the other one was the correct one. But the bacon wrapped little smokies and the jello make up for it (in my mind).


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Shouldn’t bacon be part of every answer?

    Deborah knows LOTS of stuff.


  5. Mom Said on:

    Good job!


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