I have never been more excited for a Monday.
Because I have NOTHING to do. No commitments, no deadlines, no huge events that require my attention in any way, what-so-ever.
I mentioned last week that G's school did an impromptu trivia night last night...for which I volunteered to help. And by the grace of God, my part in the event ended up being only the trivia itself. Because there were A LOT of moving parts--and I know with certainty that I can only handle ONE moving part at a time, which renders me somewhat useless, as I have four children and that means I am already 1,000+ parts over my functional limit.
But the questions were okay. And a good mix of moderate to hard, I think. There were only a few challenges to the answer, and only one of them was legit. FYI--Joe Namath wore pantyhose in a Hane's Beautymist commercial in the 1970's. It's WASN'T L'eggs. The Internet doesn't lie, people. That was the one intense moment of the evening, when participants rushed the judges table smelling blood and ready to fillet me with their iphones (SARCASM, in case we haven't established that). I mean, seriously, iphones are very blunt instruments, so please don't take that statement as truth...though, there *may* be an app for human filleting and I am still convinced the iphone is a brain eating organism of some sort. It is true, I cannot live without it, but that is based mostly on fear of what it will do to me if I fight its mind control.
Also learned: Joe Namath in pantyhose makes people CRAZY.
One of our unique rounds included samplings of ten different types of "colas", which the tables ATTEMPTED to correctly identify. This was next to impossible (most got 2-3 correct), with the choices being: Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, RC Cola, Diet Cherry Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Mr. Pibb, Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper, Tab, Diet Rite.
And just for fun. For those of you that weren't there, here is a sampling of 10 questions we used during different rounds...so you can test your trivia skillz:
What is the only country in Asia to list English as its first language?
Who was the first athlete to sign an endorsement contract with Nike?
What famous piece of technology was introduced with a commercial directed by Ridley Scott, during the 1984 Superbowl?
According to the Book of Exodus, what was the first plague to fall on Egypt as a result of Pharaoh's refusal to free the Israelites?
Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight series, will open in U.S. theatres on what date?
The Iran-Contra affair alleged that money from arms sales to Iran were funding rebel groups in what country?
What was the Jackpot amount for this week's Missouri Powerball (within $1 million)?
According to McDonald's popular 1975 advertising campaign, what are the ingredients in a Big Mac?
Who was the third player picked during Thursday's NFL draft and what team was he drafted by?
And lastly...identify the SONG TITLE based on these lyrics: Back in school, we used to dream about this everyday. Could it really happen, or do dreams just fade away? Then we started singing them, they said it sounded smooth. So we started a group, and here we are, kickin' it just for you.... (no music was played, lyrics were handed out on a sheet and read by the M.C.)
Let me know you're score WITHOUT use of the Internet. Help from spouses is okay. Or just be a wee-nie and don't play along.
Also, if you are following the massage saga and have left me a comment, I appreciate it. There is more to the story, but it's Sunday, and I spent ALL of yesterday being the "house genius" for trivia night, which means that intellectually, I had to perform at a level WAY beyond what I am capable of. My brain is tired. But, I will be back with another in the massage series, this time exploring the viewpoint of Massage Luxe. And not simply from my limited and biased perspective, but the truth as it was revealed to my husband who chained me to the couch and refused to let me get-to-the-bottom of this whole fiasco. He chose, instead, to be a peaceful ambassador, and as it turns out, nuclear power was not needed in this situation.
I mean, you all better THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS that I am not the dictator of a rogue nation.