I received a text from a former colleague asking how work was going. After a few exchanges, we decided to grab dinner and catch up. I headed to her place, just a short 20-minute drive away and she took me to a pub she has been wanting me to experience.
We ordered drinks and appetizers and started telling each other about our respective beginning of the year trials and tribulations. The beer was cold and the food was good. As we just finished our meal and was thinking about calling it a night, we heard an announcement over the speakers “Trivia will begin in 20 minutes.” She looked at me, eyes wide open and said with a huge smile, “Dude, we have to do this!” When we worked together, during staff meetings there would be the occasional trivia contest as team building exercises. We were so good and won so often it was determined we could no longer be on the same team. We have this one in the bag.
We signed up and was ready for the first question. As the first question was asked, I stared at her with blank eyes. They didn’t say this was going to hard trivia. We fumbled through the first half of the contest and ended up 8th out of 10 places. I made the excuse that it was the beer that was causing me to draw a blank on these questions, but in truth, the questions were tough.
As we started the second half of the contest, we started to gain momentum. The occasional question we couldn’t answer, we’d put a silly answer down to amuse ourselves and the guy running the game. For instance, “What is another name for a double eagle in golf? I could not, for the life of me, come up with albatross, the correct answer. So we put down as our response, velociraptor. The drinks were making us silly and we might as well have fun if we weren’t going to win the grand prize of the $10 gift card, right?
As we headed into the final question, we were at the bottom of the standings. The question was asked, I knew the answer and bet the maximum amount of points allowed and turned it in. We ended up in 7th place. Not bad for two people that were going up against groups as many as ten. We finished our drinks and headed out, back to her place for one more drink on her patio before heading home to bed.
I got home and looked at the time. “Holy CRAP!” I have to work tomorrow. I crawled into bed and the next thing I know I hear the sound of my annoying new alarm ringtone waking me up. I can’t believe it was morning already. And, to be honest, I wasn’t feeling the best. It’s been a long time since I felt this bad after a night of drinking, heck, it’s been a long time since I had a night of drinking. I stumbled around, got a shower, walked the dog and made coffee. Yeah, no, that wasn’t going to help. I needed more sleep, but that wasn’t going to happen. I managed through the day, coworkers giving me knowing smiles as we apparently were having such a good time, we were taking Snap Chat photos and selfies for FaceBook.
So tonight, here I sit, contemplating an early bedtime and keeping the dog happy. She was a mad little thing when I finally rolled in the night before. I think to myself, never again …
until every other Monday when its dinner and trivia night.
Carson is wearing…
Mesh Body: ADAM -Mesh Body v2
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v3.0
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Hair: ARGRACE – GAKU
Outfit: Emerald Couture –Wow Wally Set – @ The Menstuff Lounge (Free to members / 50L to join)