Several weeks ago, Aaron and I stopped in for dinner at Pancho’s, a little mexican place by his office. It was a Monday. It just so happens that Monday nights at Pancho’s are trivia nights.
Now, we love us some trivia. We have played Trivial Pursuit countless times and it always ends the same way. Aaron gets all his pieces quickly, but can’t land in the middle. In the meantime, I get all my pieces and roll my way to victory. I can’t help it. I am an excellent roller.
We named ourselves The Rico Suaves (which was sadly mispronounced every time by the host), played the trivia game and did reasonably well. There were too many Disney Channel questions for us to have a chance at the prize, but we had a good time. We decided to invite the youth out to play.
A couple of weeks later, we went back with a few kids. Our team, The Lollipop Guild, was on a roll. We knew everything… anatomy, mythology, history. Then we got to the Final Question. On the Final Question, you can bid up to 20 points on your answer. The question was “On the Abbey Road cover, which Beatle is in the front?” The kids looked to us – victory was in our hands. We went back and forth. We knew that Paul was third and Ringo was last, but who was first? John? Was that too obvious? Was it George? WE DIDN’T KNOW.
We went with George. As you may already know, we were wrong. So, so wrong. We had been defeated. The kids, though they were busy meanmugging us, had a blast.
After a couple of weeks of “Trivia! When are we going back to trivia? Can we go tonight? Let’s go right now!”, we went back, this time with a team of fifteen. We were rocking it, answering question after question correctly. We had only missed one tiny little two-pointer. Unfortunately, that little two-pointer was our downfall. After successfully navigating the half-time round, the rapid fire round, and the Final Question, we lost by two points. Second place? Not good enough. We are an all-or-nothing kind of group.
We had heard they also played trivia on Wednesday nights, so last night we had our biweekly youth dinner at Pancho’s. With twenty-five peopel this time, we split into two teams for a head-to-head challenge. The teams were The Lollipop Guild and Bear. Not The Bears, not Team Bear, just Bear. It was a tight race throughout most of the game. Sadly, The Lollipop Guild was taken out by the rapid fire round, missing both a geography and a philosophy question. But Bear was on fire. Would it be enough?
It was time for the winners to be announced. Third place? The Lollipop Guild. Second? Bear. Some other team swooped in and took first place and the coveted $25 Pancho’s Gift Card.
But we will be back. Oh yes. We will not rest until a GPYG team wins first place.