Friday, February 29, 2008

A team of 11... and we still lost!

I'm on break from school this week, so Steve and I decided to get a super Quizzo team together last night. We invited the best Quizzo players we know, namely Leah and Jess, as well as a few others. We expected that our team would have maybe 4-6 members, because usually only about a quarter of our invitees show up. But this time just about everyone came, and our team had 11 members. So you'd think we'd have won! Nope. Somehow we came in 5th or 6th place. Oh well.

It was still a lot of fun - I'm glad everyone showed up. We won a round, so we got a free pitcher. And I won an Eagles pint glass filled with beer cozies and keychains by answering the question "what is the newest book from Oprah's book club" (answer: A Fine Balance). I haven't read the book, and I don't watch Oprah, but I have to admit that her book club is generally pretty good - 100 Years of Solitude was one of her book club books, and that is one of my favorites. My mom actually gave me the book A Fine Balance and told me not to be put off by the fact that it is an Oprah book. So thanks, mom. If you hadn't specifically thought that I'd dismiss the book because of Oprah and hadn't warned me against that dismissal, I would have never remembered that A Fine Balance was in the Oprah Book Club, and I would have 4 less Miller Lite keychains.

I don't think that there were any particulary interesting questions last night (Steve may remember some though), so I'll rewind to Quizzo a few months ago. Question: What tree's sap is turpentine made of? Answer: Pine. Reason we got the answer right: Pine rhymes with turpentine.


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