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Amazing things afoot


I didn’t mean to make a pun there, leading you to believe this was yet ANOTHER foot post. It’s not, promise. I’ll only say that the foot’s improving, and that it reminded me to post this comment from Stuart some time ago:

Congrats on the foot! Getting better, one step at a time, I see! Looks like everything’s going tibia okay! Can’t wait to see you fully heel.

I’m sorry I just couldn’t help it. I guess I better leg it now.

He may have heard me groaning all the way out in Malaysia.

Nope, it’s something else even MORE amazing than puns, if you can believe it.

Hubby and I went to bar trivia with some friends last night. Beforehand, I thought it would be so great if there was a question that was perfectly tailored for me. I was thinking along the lines of: Who is the song “Dirty Frank” about (Jeffrey Dahmer, btw), or something involving the name Mookie Blaylock, as examples of something truly random that only I, being the freak that I am, would know.

Then a question began: “Which band’s 1991 album…”

I gripped by friend’s arm. “Oh my gosh!” I said.

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Bar trivia… in a library


Ever since watching The Office episode where they do bar trivia, I thought it looked like a lot of fun, and for some reason, I thought I’d be good at it.

The Office

THE OFFICE — “Trivia” Episode 811 — Pictured: (l-r) Ellie Kemper as Kelly Erin Hannon, Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone, Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer — Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC

When I saw the flier at my local library for a trivia night, I knew I had to give it a go.

The hubs agreed that it sounded like an interesting way to spend an evening. I asked Dwight, one of the smartest guys I know, to join us. He used to work at a company that put together trivia games that you’d sometimes see on airplanes or in restaurants. He even won The Weakest Link back in the day.

So, yeah, good hands. But would it be enough? If I was going to do this thing, I wanted to win, darn it!

Then I remembered Dwight’s former coworker at the trivia place. We’ve spent every Super Bowl with Pam and her family for too many years to remember. I once heard her say, “They asked me to course-correct when I was two feet from the ground.” I mean, what person with a normal-sized brain uses that turn of phrase?

I needed her for my team. Her husband, Jim, too.

When I asked Dwight to invite them, he responded that they were all too eager to join in.

That’s when I started getting nervous.

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