Week Ender

I was unprepared for the dramatic fall in temperature yesterday. I suppose that I was suckered into thinking that Spring had arrived by Wednesday’s unseasonably-warm weather, and if not, I just couldn’t imagine that it would get that cold again in one day.

Thankfully the only suffering I had to do was walking to and from the M6.

I Snoozed, I Losed
For months I’ve known about the Father John Misty show that will take place at Variety Playhouse in April. I enjoyed the show that they put on at Terminal West in 2013/2014 so I was certain that I’d go to this one.

I suppose that one hesitation I had in buying tickets for shows at Variety Playhouse is that I now have to do so via Ticketmaster, a greedy company that has gauged concert-goers for years. But I relented this week, only to find out that I have waited too long and the show has sold out.

Truth Of Consequences?
Imagine if you will, a self-confessed game show nerd not knowing that Bob Barker once hosted Truth or Consequences. Further imagine that this nerd actually watched these episodes when it aired in the early 1970s. Now imagine my disgust when I convinced us to not put “Truth or Consequences” but “Beat the Clock” instead during last night’s trivia competition.

We finished in second place, two points behind the winners. DANGEN!

Here we are:
Trivia Nerds, Great Friends
I’m dressed in a pullover because it was in my trunk and I was in desperate need for more layers. And if you are interested, yes, I was eating, I was in the process of finishing off a grilled cheese and tomato soup plate.

Overall the night was a great time spent with ITP-Reader Stacy and Aron. For me the funniest part of the night was when we answered “E.M. Forster” as the author of “A Room with a View” after debating how that couldn’t possibly be the answer since “E.M Forster” was the answer to a question last week. We convinced ourselves to go with our gut instincts after correctly summarizing that the MC moved the question to the end of the round because he had to ensure that he had the correct question and answer.

My shining moment last night was when I wrote “La Scala” for the answer to the opera category before the question was even asked. Thank you New York Times crossword puzzles for using La Scala frequent as an answer to your clues.

Free Beer? Sure!
Yesterday I lucked into a free ticket to tomorrow’s Secret Stash Bash given to me by a coworker who possessed an extra ticket.
I’ll be there for Phase 1 and I find it interesting that the event is split into two halves. So I guess that’s what I will be doing tomorrow.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Week Ender

  1. steve says:

    I wish I could post pictures of the destruction Debbie did to the yard yesterday putting the trailer back into place. I knew there would be a problem when she called asking where the towing chain was. The next phone call was to ask to meet somewhere for a margarita before coming home. She was successful getting me drunk but I had already seen the damage.


  2. Debbie says:

    Sure i tore up the yard, but where are my props for pulling the truck out my own damn self!?!

    In other news, taking clothes for consignment is a complete pain. Salvation Army benefited from the nonsense.

    The Day Spa will have new owners this afternoon. A little sad, but ready for the next adventure.

  3. Barb says:

    We worked on getting ready for the family guests – making sure we have enough pillows, blankets, etc. & etc. The Futons we spent too much money on will finally get used. The WI crew is supposed to get in tonight about 10:45pm, the AZ crew comes in 6:30am tomorrow. Guess who gets no sleep tonight???

    I’m so lazy on donations, I just take to Goodwill. I’ve got a bag in the car to drop off at lunch time. They have such an easy drop off & receipt program.

    We watched episode 1 of season 2 of Broadchurch last night, we didn’t watch season 1, we watched Gracepoint, which is the exact same story just in California (not England). But the FB world says I should go back & watch season 1 after all. maybe this summer?

  4. Barb says:

    I’m not sure if we will still be there, or back in Cedar Rapids, but……. only $10

    Cheap Trick to Rock RAGBRAI Coralville Overnight!

    Ragbrai Coralville organizers announced today that Cheap Trick presented by Two Rivers Bank and Trust is scheduled to perform at the RAGBRAI overnight celebration in the Iowa River Landing in Coralville on Friday, July 24, 2015, the final overnight of RAGBRAI XLIII!

    Cheap Trick may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the 70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and “The Flame,” Cheap Trick are a musical institution.

    Tickets for the Coralville Cheap Trick concert will be $10 for the general public and anyone wearing the official RAGBRAI wristband can enter for free. More ticket information will be available early April.

    Follow Coralville RAGBRAI on twitter @ragbraicville and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ragbraicville
    What a way to end the final overnight of RAGBRAI!

  5. Cheap Trick at RAGBRAI? Wow, that’s, um, interesting.

    I’m in the office after taking delivery of my goods at home. It might be the easiest delivery the Best Buy guys have today because all I had them do was take away the boat anchor tv I purchased twelve years ago. It was too heavy and awkardly-shaped for me to move alone, and this way I didn’t have to deal with getting a vehicle to take it to a recycling center. W00t!

  6. steve says:

    I had a record store display of a Japanese lantern (live at budakahn) signed by all of Cheap Trick after making dinner for them back in my hotel days. A long time ago.

    Debbie gets extra credit- while she asked where the chain was, she never found it and used a rope.

  7. Barb says:

    Huey Lewis & the News is the opening Saturday night in Souix City. Not sure what the other cities have planned. But – if we don’t register, we don’t get the wrist bands, that make the shows free. We’d have to pay at the door. I think Huey is $25.

    Counting Crows played in CR when we were there a few years ago, we didn’t go, since we were at my parents house.

  8. I’m not suggesting that we go to see Cheap Trick, I think that the idea of them playing is funny.

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