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Losing: The Opposite of #Winning

Hi, it’s me again.  This time there is no bragging, but only humility.  And the harsh realization of being a loser.  It’s especially hard when you come off a win from last week’s #OCPopQuiz.  To go from number one, to number loser?  It sucks.

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No offense!

 

But we didn’t come to win.  We came to have a good time and a good time was had.  We didn’t expect to win but we didn’t expect to come in second to last place either.  So nobody wins in the end.  Except for the #winning team, Bob’s Your Uncle.

Fuck them.  It was the day before Sean’s birthday.  We thought we might be able to win

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without the rest of the crew.  But boy, were we wrong!

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Especially according to the ferocious wolf.

In round one, we came out with 2 points.  To be in Last Place.  We were not performing to the lowest level of our ineptitude.  We were worse.  Two out of six?  WTF?

In round two, we scored three extra points to come out with a losing 5 points total.  This was the round in which we had to match the dog with the show it was on.  It was pick and choose and we picked and chose very poorly.

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Calling Anka, Paul Anka to the stage

 

How the hell am I supposed to know what they called the dog on Gilmore Girls?  Some people actually did.  They should be ashamed!

Round three only gave us four out of a possible 9 points.  The only thing we knew for sure was the titles of the Jason Bourne movies.  And that’s only because I have a newfound respect for Matt Damon as an actor after watching The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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Dicky, pass me a fag why don’t you?

 

So by the time we failed all the way in round three, we had only 9 points.  It’s a lot different than the points we had last week when we had Paul and Heather on our team.  Just saying…

In round four, we had to name the national monuments.  We actually did pretty good in this round and got six out of ten possible points.  Hell yeah, I know what Four Corners National Monument looks like, I’ve been there, god-damnit!  Thanks for the road trip Mom!

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Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, & Utah.  One big happy meeting in the middle of BFE.

 

Round five comes along like a scorpion to sting you in the ass.  You only get one chance to answer and your possible points go down with each clue.  We knew it was Justin Bieber

 

by the second clue but since we weren’t clamoring for the top, we decided to wait and be sure.  We ended up scoring six points in this round.

So last round, the sixth round, comes along and we only have 21 points.  We decided not to Double Or Nothing and just go with our initial six answers.  We managed to get two right.

So our final score was 23.  We came in second to last place.  It may have well been last place for as shitty as we did.  Where were the smarts tonight?

I learned something important tonight though.  And that is to always listen to the old man.  He came up with Romeo & Juliet for one of the answers in the sixth round and I straight up told him, “You are wrong, it’s totes not R&J, it’s something more modern.”  I mean, I’ve read Romeo & Juliet and still I had to stuff my foot in my big mouth.

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He ended up being right and at least I had the foresight to go with his answer.  Who knew that Romeo & Juliet had another, longer title?  Obviously Sean did.

The best part about trivia Wednesday was getting to redeem our stamp card from OC Pop Quiz.  We filled up one whole card so we got a round of free beers.  We told ourselves it was birthday beers and drank up.  We could’ve saved it for next time, when the #Lagalots were more of a team, but why?  When we could have beers right then and there that we didn’t have to pay for?  Of course we went with it, the rest of our team should’ve thought about coming if they wanted free beer.  Right?

Well, that was it for Wednesday’s Pursuit of the Trivial.  We lost, yeah, but it’s not too big of a deal.  I just hate coming in so close to last.  I just hate coming in anywhere but in first place.  Am I a sore loser?  Probably.  So fucking sue me.

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#Winning @BackStreetBrew #EatThinkDrink

It was just an average Wednesday night at the BackStreet Brewery in #Anaheim.  An ordinary, uneventful night of nail-biting trivia with @PlayPopQuiz.

Who is to say that it wasn’t fate that visited upon the #Lagalots that night?  Whatever it was, we actually won and scored two growlers for our drinking pleasure as well as the week’s title.

Our normal team is a dream team, we have experts in every subject.

But last Wednesday found our team broken up with the only remaining members being myself, Sean, and Carie.  We decided to play just for fun and to represent the Lagalots at trivia night.  We even laughed about how funny and unlikely it would be if we won.  Little did we know…

We got there a little after 7:30.  The #FreewaySeries at the #BigA was attracting lots of traffic on St. College so we got off the main roads and took the backstreets to Backstreet.  The taco truck was there with scrumptious veggie soyrizo & potato tacos.

Water you tacoing about?

 

They also have carne asada and chicken I think.  They are all delicious and go perfectly with a pint of #craftbeer from Backstreet.

I started off with my go-to, Jagged Little Pilsner.  Carie had a Rita Red Ale and the old man had a Set Sail IPA, he likes those strong beers!  The brewery wasn’t crowded at all, especially compared to the week before when the #Angels played the #Cardinals.  It was packed then but only about 5 or 6 teams showed up for trivia on this night.

We started off strong and had the most points in the first round.  We got giddy and started wondering what it would be like to actually win the game.  In the second and third rounds, we were losing by 2 points to the team of 4 that went by Buzz Light Beer.

But at the end of the third round, we won the bonus question.  Sean went up to roll the die and came up with a number that got us a free round of beers for our team.  That was incredible!  We felt like, “Who cares if we win the whole game?  We just got free beers!”

Here’s how the Lagalots get their free beer

In the fourth round, we ended up tied with Buzz Light Beer and the tricky fifth round only got us 6 points out of 10.  Carie knew the answer but we weren’t 100% so we waited for the third clue before we turned in our answer sheet.  That move cost us two points and so once again, we found our team losing by a mere 2 points to the brainiacs in Buzz Light Beer.

 

Then came the final round, the sixth round, and we did horribly.  Or so we thought.  As the quiz master read off the correct answers, our hearts were pounding.  We got 3 or 4 answers right but the clencher came when we got the bonus question a second time.  We sent Sean up again to roll the die and he rolled a 4.  What does a 4 mean, we wondered?  Well, it meant that the Lagalots got to steal a point from any of the teams.  Sean and his strategic thinking knew right away to steal from the Buzz Light Beer team.

Checkmate, bitch

 

So, the quiz master was reading off the final scores.  It turned out that we had tied with the Buzz Light Beer team, both of us with a score of 35.  I thought we were going to have a quiz-off between us.

A Mexican Quiz-Off

 

And then we found out that we were tied before the bonus point-stealing factored in so when the points were stolen, we ended up with the most…securing our place as the Pop Quiz Trivia winning team of the night and all time!  Woo Hoo!

Now I’ve got a growler of Set Sail IPA in my fridge and Carie surprised her man with a growler of Rita Red Ale today.  #Winning rules.  I can’t wait to go back to Trivia night next week.  The whole team will be together so our “B team” will have a chance to gloat about our win.  We’ll see if the Lagalots can keep up the winning streak.  By Odin’s eye, make it so!

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Trivia Night @BackstreetBrew, bring it

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Brewery and Tasting Room open for business?  Yes!  Thanks to the injection of balls into my life, many good things have happened.  First, I get to go to the Backstreet Brewery in #Anaheim on days they were previously closed.  So I can now stop in for a #RitaRedAle on Monday’s and Tuesday’s, as long as ball season continues.

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Even with the Honda Center and the Angels Stadium packed for the Wednesday night, there was breathing room at the sanctuary of Backstreet.  I heard from @paulminick that Noble and the surrounding parking was full up but the trend hasn’t caught on to park at Backstreet.  Even though they encourage it, not many people were parked there for the games. Which is good for me, maybe not so good for Backstreet.  But I prefer a light crowd.

So I found myself with the old man, and my sasser in law, Heather, with her man, @paulminick.  Paul is like, really good at trivia.

There was a conspiracy in his family to withhold knowledge of the Trivia Crack app because everyone knew he would just kick their asses.  And he did.  He is a fountain of infinite knowledge and he doesn’t have the haze of smoke fogging up his brain either.  I was glad to be on a team with him.

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Here is a picture of what happens when you get too drunk at Paul and Heather’s wedding back in 2013.  That’s how I know I had a good time.  I still have the scars to remind me.

The beers were flowing at an exponential rate into our bellies.  I had the Jagged Little Pilsner, which I have had before and enjoyed.  At first, Sean tried the Rita Red Ale and it was delicious as usual.  Paul and Heather started out with the Hefewiezen and the Imperial Stout.  The Hefewiezen was cloudy and tasted bland, but refreshing.  You know how certain beers just don’t have a lot of flavor but they taste great going down and you enjoy the drunk you get off of it?  That’s how it was.  The Stout was full of coffee smell and taste and I am glad I didn’t order it, it doesn’t go down fast.  It was smooth and creamy but not what I look for in a beverage.  I’m just not a stout kinda girl.

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2 beers in high regard, at Backstreet

Our team, the Lag-a-lots, did extremely well in the first round.  However, we all missed an essential part of one of the questions.  So when we went for “double or nothing”, we got nothing.  I thought 15 minutes gave you fame.  I could’ve been wrong, but I doubt it.

 

There are six rounds with a varying amount of questions per round.  You write your answers on a blank card and turn it in to be judged accordingly.  When it’s time for the next round, of beers as well as trivia questions, the guy who runs the challenge gives out new cards for the new round.  And so on.  You can answer as a team or an individual.

Well, the competitors seemed competent as they continued to answer questions as well as we were.  We all stayed around the same point score as the others, but there were at least 3 groups ahead of our team.

While I stuck to my #JaggedLittlePilsner the whole night, everyone else mixed it up.  Sean ventured into the Pale Ale territory with a pint of Lucky 7, which had strong spicy notes, and the Trifecta Pale Ale, a 5.9% brew with remnants of lemon and pine.

Not to bring breaking news or anything but we didn’t win.  It sucked.  I hate not #winning.

(But the funny part is that we weren’t…winning that is.)

But we professed that we would go back another night and conquer the trivia challenge.  We also invited our friends Ck and Carie to join us.  With their knowledge we are sure to win.  Too bad the prize is 2 growlers because it will take six of us to win.

 

 

 

 

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A Royal Death, a Royal Birthday, and a Royal Drunk

Today we lost Prince, and I mourn. RIP 1958-2016.

However, today we also gained a Queen.  Not some ancient bag who presides over the

“God Save The Queen..We Mean It, Man”

islands of the UK who is happening to be celebrating her 90th birthday, but none other than…me!  Tonight I became the Queen Champion of Munchkin for 3 weeks in a row!  #Winning is everything!  Put a crown on me, please!

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Crown me the queen of all that is drunk!

 

 

This particular game night found the four of us playing Munchkin Booty mixed with the Jump The Shark expansion number 2.

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I had decided earlier that my goal for the night would be to use the accent I am given.  In Booty, you have “Accents” instead of “Race.”  So I promised myself that I would use my accent to really get into the game.  I also told Sean on the way over to CK & Carie’s house that I planned on helping him win.  I felt kinda bad that he gets attacked all the time and never wins because of it.  I wanted to Stand By My Man. Thanks, Tammy Wynette for the reminder!

At first, Ck came out fighting with 2 “Go Up A Level” cards while Sean and I only had one

each of those.  So we all ended up out of level 1, except for Carie, by the time we took our first turns.

I ended up being a British Navy guy so the whole night, I tied hard to keep my accent up.  “Ahoy, then matey…”  just goes so far any innumerable amount of times.  I broke my promise and I started talking all regular, you know, with no accent whatsoever.  So I guess I was more of an American Navy guy.  With no discernable accent, that is!

I helped Sean all I could to get ahead of Ck, but then the old man bit back.  He attacked me with a monster I couldn’t beat without help, that I got from Carie, but my days of helping out the old man…over!   I found myself on Level 9 along with Ck, and thanks to pure luck, he didn’t go up a level when it was his turn leaving me wide open to take the lead.

And take the lead I did.  I pulled a Level 15 monster as I was breaking down the door and all three of them came at me with the best they had but I was winning by too much of a margin to make a difference.  I think I ultimately won by 2 after the back-stabbers were done.  And that’s nothing to sneeze at.  Seriously, don’t sneeze right now.

So I won for the third time in a row.  Munchkin winners seem to happen in cycles.

Before I was the reigning champion, Carie was.  Before that, it jumped between all 4 of us.  We all just know the game very well.  When someone wins, every other player comes totally close and by the end of most games, we are all at Levels 8 & 9.  We all need a challenge. Any takers?

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