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Trivia Winners

by Courtney on April 12, 2012

Last night was so much fun. Gotta love going out on a school work night for a little trivia action with friends!


Jay and I headed up to downtown Saratoga to meet up with our friends, Eileen & Dan, and Kathryn & Paul for trivia night. If you’ve got your detective eyes working this morning, you may notice that these booths look a little familiar – I told you we’d be back!


We all made sure to get there a little early so we could grab a good seat, some drinks, and dinner before trivia started. In keeping with the theme for the week, I ordered another blueberry beer.


I’m pretty sure that this one is still my favorite, and I had another one later in the evening to fuel me through trivia, too. Winking smile

Being that this was already my second meal out for the week, with at least one or two more still on the agenda, I figured I should opt for something a bit healthier and take a break on the sweet potato fries.


I got their Mediterranean Salad, which came with artichoke hearts, red onions, cucumbers and tomatoes (which they forgot and I had to ask for), feta cheese, grilled chicken, hummus, and pita chips. Everything on the salad was great, but I don’t know about being $14.99 great…yikes.

Shortly after we finished dinner it was time to put on our trivia hats.


Honestly, I’m pretty awful at trivia, so I was quite proud of the fact that I was still able to contribute a few answers to the team…

  • Paul McCartney’s daughter’s name – Stella
  • Designer with red soled shoes – Christian Louboutin
  • The Voice star with most Twitter followers – Adam Levine

There were four rounds for trivia last night, and our team actually ended up winning the 90’s music round. It was great – so many awesome old school songs were played, including “I Love You Always Forever” by Donna Lewis, which I had totally forgotten all about and used to LOVE. I gotta admit though…I was really hoping they were going to bust out some Tubthumping by Chumbawumba.

Ohhhh, the 90’s. Smile

For winning that round, our table was awarded a free pitcher of beer, but this Dirty Penny Ale was definitely wayyy too heavy for my liking.


Blech. Not for me, thank you very much.


I have a short shift at work this morning that I’m headed out to, and then there’s a few other things on the to-do list to take care of. We’ll see where it all takes me for the day. Happy Thursday!

Question for the Morning:

Do you do well with trivia? What do you think would be your best and worst subjects?

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 12, 2012 at 8:17 am

I miss trivia night – my friends and I would go in college, and the winners got giftcards to the bar – which meant we drank/ate for free most of the time!
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2 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers April 12, 2012 at 8:18 am

i think it was flannel night for the boys! :) very cute.

and a ’90s music challenge basically sounds like my dream night!
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3 Khushboo Thadani April 12, 2012 at 8:19 am

I’m such a trivia nerd…can’t say I’m amazing at it but I do enjoy shouting out random answers with the hope that one will be right! I completely forgot about Chumbawumba- how fun is their name to say :)!
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4 Linz @ Itz Linz April 12, 2012 at 8:23 am

i’m TERRIBLE at trivia! i sometimes get really random questions that happened to be in our third grade curriculum that i teach!
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5 Michelle@PeachyPalate April 12, 2012 at 8:30 am

Best subject would be food! Worst would be sport (though I could name about 10 others I’d be hopeless at!)
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6 Shannon April 12, 2012 at 8:35 am

I’m ok at trivia, not the best but definitely not the worst. My best subjects would be 21st century news or music or even food, but my worst would be things that happened before the year of 1996 (ya know ’cause I was born then). ;)
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7 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope April 12, 2012 at 8:36 am

I love that the guys all match in their plaid! So cute :) I love going to trivia. They have quizzo where I live and it’s so much fun!
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8 Angela April 12, 2012 at 8:50 am

15 dollars for a salad!? thats nuts!
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9 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third April 12, 2012 at 8:51 am

I’m great with trivia if it involves celebrities, but most other trivia answers I leave up to my husband! Quite honestly I just can’t stand the pressure!!!
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10 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction April 12, 2012 at 9:02 am

I’m terrible at trivia…I just don’t know random facts, or anything that they usually ask! Haha oh well!
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11 Jamie April 12, 2012 at 9:07 am

I’m pretty good at trivia- sometimes- but I love it anyway!! The matching boys totally made me smile, that’s cute! : )


12 Renee @Bendiful April 12, 2012 at 9:17 am

90’s music trivia?! Where do I sign up?

I like that they guys called each other to decide what to wear! Congrats on the win!
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13 Lena @Fit on the Rocks April 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

I’m really good at random bits of trivia, but I suck if it’s all on one topic. I can’t help that my brain only wants to remember tidbits from each lol
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14 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance April 12, 2012 at 9:23 am

I did a bar trivia night once before – it was fun but I am horrible!
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15 Traci April 12, 2012 at 9:27 am

I found myself at a bar last night and saw that Blue Point blueberry ale on the menu – I totally tried it because of your recommendation and loved it! I think it’s my new favorite beer too. :)


16 Courtney April 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Ahhhh, I love it! So glad you liked it!!


17 Traci April 13, 2012 at 9:11 am

It’s amazing! I usually never even keep beer at home and I might have to pick up some of this.


18 Courtney April 13, 2012 at 9:41 am

Haha…I’m warning you…that’s dangerous! ;)


19 Carolyn April 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

I am horrible with trivia…. absolutely horrible. I don’t think there is a single category that I am good / okay with.
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20 Faith @ For the Health of It April 12, 2012 at 9:56 am

Oh man a 90s music trivia challenge would be THE BOMB! Drunk people + baby got back = epic hilarity.


21 Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

I’m not very good with trivia. :/ But I’d probably be best with pop culture topics … kind of like you! :)
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22 Yellow Haired Girl April 12, 2012 at 10:09 am

I love trivia! I know a lot of random facts … that’s one of the only places where that knowledge is useful!

It looks like all the boys called each other before meeting up to plan matching outfits ;)
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23 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

I am horrible at Triva unless it’s about tv shows, fromt he 80’s. :)
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24 Alysia @ Slim Sanity April 12, 2012 at 10:46 am

I have yet to try a blueberry beer! Which one is your favorite?

I would probably be best at Harry Potter trivia… haha!! :)
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25 Courtney April 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I think the Bluepoint Brewery is probably my favorite – so good!!


26 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! April 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

Im pretty good at geography type stuff or nature/sciene related things.
I love how all of the guys semi-match in their blue plaid shirts!
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27 Megan (Braise The Roof) April 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Dude, I was at a bar having dinner last night and they started randomly playing 90’s music, I turned to my friend and said, “I really hope they play Chumbawumba” and no joke, 10 minutes later it came on. Totally made my night. :)
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28 Courtney April 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Lucky!! ;)


29 Natasha April 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm

this is a bit off-topic, but you are absolutely gorgeous! :) But to answer your question: I am awful with trivia!
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30 Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre April 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

My friends and I used to go to trivia night at my boyfriends restaurant all the time. We were bad though, we cheated with our phones! We won most of the time – first prize being a bottle of wine, can’t complain!
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31 Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat April 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I’m a sports nut- I would know a ton of past sports trivia for sure! I’m horrible with music- I don’t know who sings what songs!
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32 Kate April 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I love trivia! I’m usually pretty good with American history and current events, but I’m totally lost on sports.
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33 TheBloggersBrother April 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

LOVE THE PLAID…Did they honestly arrange that?


34 Courtney April 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Hahaha, you’d think so, but no…


35 Julie April 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Haha, I love the trivia answers you were able to contribute! My friends and I played trivia a lot this summer and I was known to answer the more “girly questions.” All the guys were stumped on the question, “who is the host of ABC’s the bachelor/bachelorette?” I got so excited because I knew it and thought it was so obvious that I blurted it out for the whole bar to hear…whoops!

p.s. all the boys in the picture match in their button up plaid shirts!


36 Nicole April 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

How fun! Was this at Irish Times by any chance? I just read a write-up about their Wednesday night trivia nights, and how it was the place to be! And by the way, I totally went to HS with Chad Koenig (the name on the trivia sheet)… I assume he was the host? Too funny!


37 Courtney April 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Hahaha, YES, it was at Irish Times, and yes, that was the trivia host. Too funny! :)


38 Katy April 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Chumbawumba and blueberry beer! Sounds like the perfect night!


39 Katie April 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I love trivia! I’m not sure if you guys have a mellow mushroom up there (it’s a delicious pizza joint that has been doing a lot of expanding lately) but they have trivia that my friends and I often attend! If there’s one around you, I definitely suggest it!
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40 Courtney April 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm

We don’t have one…never heard of it!


41 Katie @ Plates and Paste April 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I am so not good with trivia, but am pretty good about pop culture.


42 rob fiasco April 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

i’m hit and miss with trivia…i would kill it in 90’s pop music though.

that’s a lot of plaid right there. i’m pretty sure 90% of my shirts are plaid too!! :)


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