Last night was essentially The End of Trivia Night.
The weekly chore of having a meal, some drinks, and answering trivia questions had taken its toll on almost all of our team members, and over the summer the whole thing essentially fizzled out. I still wanted to go, but mainly because I had nothing better to do. Everyone else has lives, or something.
But we were able to pull the whole team together one last time to say goodbye to quizmasters Tim and Jen, who'd been hosting the game at our location. They are moving to Boston, and so it was their final show. We had to see them off. I guess we needed closure.
And to bookend the whole sordid affair, we went back to our original team name: the Mind Bullets. We'd changed names a few times over the last year or so, including stints as Fine Corinthian Leather and Zombie ABBA. One night when it was just the dudes of the group, we came up with SatisfactionGuaranteed.com. You know, to impress the single ladies in the place. I don't think it worked.
It turned out to be a solid night of prizes though for team Mind Bullets as we scored the first prize house cash, two tickets for this weekend's Jacksonville Jaguars game, two passes to the local casino cruise (with buffet!), some Chicklets, and a container of McDonalds-branded Play Doh. The Play Doh was made in China, so we'll try not to lick it.
And, well... that's that. It was a helluva run. But I still hope that I can get everyone together every couple of months or so.