There was a little lost time in there…..

January 20, 2012


So. Trivia Night 2012 is over.

Aren't they adorable?

The Little Smokies were sub-par. We weren’t exactly sure how long they needed to cook, so we started them too late and ran out of time before they were fully done. (Note – it is going to take longer to cook them than 45 minutes.) You win this time, Matt Haden, but Lloyd believes we should test this recipe again and again until we get it right.

A veritable feast!

The trivia questions were mostly as expected – there were several categories that made me feel like an idiot, a few questions where I felt confident of the answer and got it wrong, but one category where I knew 9 out of 10! Thanks, “Textiles”!

Then we were nominated as a Spirit Award finalist, and each table nominated had 30 seconds to showcase their spirity selves. The Fortune Cookies table sang songs from “The Christmas Story”; Gilligan’s Island table sang the iconic song; the Concordia table played the fight song and cheered; the Magic 8 ball table shook their magic selves; the Star Wars table just stood around to the theme music (which was lame, but still made me jealous because their costumes were amazing); the Cheeses of Nazareth did something, but I don’t know what because they were after our table (4th of July), and we had An Event.

Once we realized we had to have 30 seconds of awesomeness, I was excited because I wanted us to SING, for cryin’ out loud! We decided on the tail end of the Star Spangled Banner, followed by chanting “U*S*A! U*S*A!”

Our moment came, we stood up and started to sing. I was finding some harmony and looking for something on the table I could wave around, then looked up and saw Charles standing on a chair – peeling down to his USA t-shirt and biking shorts. There was a small, small wardrobe malfunction (some tidy-whitey waistband showed – at least from my angle before my eyes shut down), but I was too stunned to do anything but sit down and laugh. I don’t even know if we finished the song. He had told Deborah his plan ahead of time, but the rest of us were just as surprised as the rest of the room. Our guts hurt from laughing.

Sooooooo. There’s that.

Oh, and we didn’t win, but we placed solidly in the slighty-above-dead-center range.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “There was a little lost time in there…..”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Yay! Congrats on being better than average!

    Next time, bring fireworks!


  2. Kristi Said on:

    The picture must have been taken before the performance. I wish I could have seen all your faces during the national anthem. That must have been hilarious.

    I’d have voted for your table to win.


  3. Linsey Said on:

    You will get the hang of the smokies. 🙂 It should take fourty or so minutes to bake but you have to cook it at 400 or 425 degrees. Helps in the crisping situation. Stirring them halfway through helps too. And yes the crescent roll situation is a little different as the fat content changes…if you are interested in advancing your skills once you have conquered bacon weenies, let me know and I can supply you with another recipe. Happy practicing!


  4. Deborah Said on:

    Brings new meaning to “Oh, say, can you see?”


  5. Peggy Said on:

    That sounds like a blast!

    Too bad no one was videoing your song….although I guess it would have had to carry a higher rating than G.


  6. Deborah Said on:

    I do have to say that once I got over the shock (yes, I knew what was coming, but it wasn’t executed as I imagined), watching Mrs. Royuk laugh was quite funny.


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