Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Know Nothings

A couple of weeks ago, ANPAC, the company that my mom works for, had their annual trivia night to raise money for The United Way.  They usually have themes and this year's theme was the 80's.  Jessica and I were sooooo excited!  We heart the 80's!  By the time we got there though, mom had already chosen our team name...the Know Nothings.  Seriously??  Not the Max Headroms.  Not the Go Gos.  Not the Material Girls.  Not anything that has to do with the 80's at all!!  Since we don't ever decorate our table, the least she could have done is come up with some sort of 80's themed team name!  Geez!  Oh well.  We still had a great time--even though we sucked horribly.  We usually win the trivia contests--or at least come in somewhere in the top 3--but not this year.  While we didn't come in last, we were somewhere in the middle and that is not good--especially because Jessica and I claim to be aficionados when it comes to that decade. 

One of the categories had to do with 80's music.  We were in heaven!!  They would play part of a song and then you had to fill in the next few words.  Everyone was laughing at us because we knew (almost) all of the songs and would sing loudly to all of them.  It brought me back to a simpler time when the cool thing to do at our house was to grab a hairbrush and jump on the stage (my bed) and  rock out to some 'Talk Dirty to Me' until we couldn't rock any more.  Ahhh...those were the days.

Our team consisted of the, grandma, Sheba, Jessica, Pat, Carla and her daughter, and me and Will.  I had a great time hanging out with everyone. 

Almost forgot about Bubbles!  His only contribution of the night was totally WRONG!!  The question was 'Name the original 3 Taco Bell sauces'.  I immediately turned to mom (who was writing down the answers) and told her the answer...mild, hot and fire.  Well, Bubbles chimes in and argues with me that the answer is mild, MEDIUM and fire.  I know he eats a lot of Taco Bell but, come on.  Mild and medium are the same flippin' thing!  But he kept insisting that he was right so we used his answer.  Bad move.  He was wrong and I was right.

Will in his sexy new glasses.

Jessie, grandma and me.  Grandma also made a funny.  The very first category was about cereal and the first question was 'Which athlete has been on the Wheaties box the most?'.  We all agreed that it was Michael Jordan.  After the round was over and we all turned in our answer sheets, Kyle Bosch (the emcee), read the first question and right before he was about to give us the answer (and the room was VERY quiet at the time), grandma yells out Michael JACKSON!!!  The whole room errupted into laughter!  It was hilarious!


Maybe next time we can start our winning streak again.

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