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Archive for January, 2010

Will you still need me when I’m 64 (points and tied for 2nd place)?

Posted by tracirocks on January 20, 2010

The Gang Green crew was in fine form on Tuesday, matching wits with the best of them, even taking a 2 point lead into the last round. But like a Klingon in a tutu, it just wasn’t meant to be. The 7th round and two tiebreakers later, Gang Green found itself at the trivia night version of the kids table at Thanksgiving – third place. After two consecutive first place finishes, Gang Green dropped too many close ones and second-guessed ourselves out of the winning circle, losing to Johnny Ringo and some other group whose name, frankly, we didn’t catch. Still, we did get our money back and could still boast of functioning rather well in the face of long odds and inebriation. So it’s back to scouring the recesses of our mind (and E Online) as we prepare for the February 2nd trivia contest with a new fire in our belly to win win win! Go Gang Green!

Gang Green 1-19-10

Traci “I am your density” Bocci
Darin “Square root of Sade” Chong
Erin “Half Blood Princess” Ewart
Al “Turn off your cell phone!” Duncan
Jen “That should be a tech stock” McAllister
Jon “I need a nibble” Lehre

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Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New

Posted by tracirocks on January 6, 2010

Due to extenuating circumstances, this blog wrap-up will include results for the past two trivia sessions, featuring your Team Gang Green… playing under a couple of aliases. We’ll start with the most recent first.

1/5/10 Trivia Nite

 Happy New Year to our faithful blog readers (both of you!) and let the news ring out – Team Gang Green kicked off 2010 with a big bang and a win! Playing as “Eight is EnoughGang Green came from behind and surprised everyone (mostly themselves) by squeaking into first place by half a point, even after the 2 point deduction for having 2 players over the allowed 6.

Led by incredible knowledge from Traci and Al and excellent nodding and supportive comments from the rest of us, Gang Green did just well enough in everything to assure victory. Although we missed our favorite waitress/pub goddess Rhonda, the presence of ales and ciders heals all sorrows.
If you’re keeping track, here’s the stats for 2010: 1 trivia night = 1 win for Gang Green. We’re batting 1.000! Should we quit while we are ahead? NO! Mark the calendars for 1/19 and get ready for another Gang Green win! (okay, did I just jinx us? sorry.)

 Team Eight is Enough 1/5

Traci “I am positive I’m sure!” Bocci
Darin “It’s Canadian Football, eh?” Chong
Erin “Poetry minors unite” Ewart
Al “Brother Al” Duncan
Jen “Sister Jen” McAllister
Nora “Are there any geeks here who could answer that question?” Guy
Hamidah “I get my facts from clothing” Salzmann
Jon “I really thought he was dead” Lehre

 12/22/09 Trivia Nite

 ‘Twas a few days before Christmas and all through the pub
People were drinking and eating pub grub.
The trivia questions were really quite tough
But Team Gang Grinch was correct by enough!

After all of the answers had been finally scored, 
A  first place win was their holiday reward.
With whoops and with hollers they enjoyed their success,
And not surprisingly caused a big mess.

But the best part of all was the laughter and jokes,
And enjoying time spent with favorite folks.
So from Gang Green to you, we wish you much cheer
A great holiday season and a Happy New Year!

 Team Gang Grinch 12/22/09

Traci “you better watch out, you better not cry” Bocci
Darin ” and then all the reindeer loved him” Chong
Erin “visions of sugarplums” Ewart
Jen “Festivus for the rest of us” McAllister
Al “feats of strength” Duncan
Jon “on the naughty list” Lehre

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