Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Trivia at Tigin: Why Weren't You There?

All the cool kids were at Tigin’s trivia last night. My guy friends, two-time defending champs, hunkered down in their corner. Blog Stamford and Vin from Fairfield County Happy Hour Club were on a team out front. I played with two other local bloggers and two college friends who I hadn't seen in 10 years. They just moved here from the city; I am hoping my hobby of hunting down the good stuff in Stamford will ease their transition. They loved the trivia and are damn good at it, so I fully expect us to kick heinie next week. Our team, the Drunken Llamas, did quite well. My guy friends, who are a coworker's husband and his coworkers, didn't win tonight, but they only beat us by two points.

I like trivia because I'm competitive, and I like it when adults get enthusiastic about silly things. It's so funny to hear, at the announcement of the answer, "Annnnnnnnd the name of Hermione Granger's cat with the smushed up face?.... Crookshanks!" the roars of happiness and screams of dismay coming from various parts of the bar. I like games that involve shouting. I hate quiet games like Scrabble and poker with serious people who don’t like to trash-talk and bluff over-dramatically.

As usual, most of Tigin was full of men. I adore men, but I'm not OK with that. I'm married, so these men are useless to me. I'm looking for fun, and women are a lot more fun than men, so I need more women to come to trivia. Women keep the social atmosphere flowing; we're the talkers. As I've said before on this blog, men need us.

I'd assert that the lack of women at trivia, and even the lack of a huge crowd last night, is an example of how we are not making the most of this city. For years, I was so bored here. I should have been out at Trivia. Although, maybe
then I wouldn't have met my husband, and I don't want to change that, so I'm fine with my lonely, single years.

I was disappointed that the Trivia Girls weren’t there last night. I met the three of them a few weeks ago when I wandered through Tigin, sat down with their team, and gave them a wrong answer. They were so friendly, and they trash-talk like champs. They are girly-girls, too, and I love girly-girls. I bet they watch the show Gossip Girl like I do. I hope they are at Trivia next week.

Related Stamford Talk posts:
--June 8, 2008--Socializing Opps with FC Happy Hour Club
--March 9, 2008-- Trivia at Tigin: Stamford’s Hot Tuesday Ticket
--February 20, 2008--Gordon Ramsay, Trivia: Stamford Rocks the FC
--January 18, 2008--Stamford's Single Women: Where Are You?
--August 29, 2007-- It's Easy to Meet People on Tuesday

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know people who moved from the city? wow. Why would anyone unless they really really really had to (or lived in one of the "outer" boroughs)

Anonymous said...

I'm intrigued with the mix of men and trivia. And with the ratio being so favorable to us single gals! Don't know why, just never think of Tuesdays for going out that much. May have to change that.

Manager Mom said...

I just think it's the nature of bar culture ANYWHERE that the crowd winds up as a sausage fest. Women just don't go to bars as much, I guess.

JT said...

I've fully prepared for the wave of hate that is about to roll over me with this.... Girl's aren't very good at trivia. Even on the rounds where they should be cleaning up, like the celebrity picture round, they struggle. Guys retain useless info, woman remember birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Stamford Talk said...

I am so good at that round! For real. I'm going to beat you at the picture round next week, JT; just you and me, head to head. Blog Stamford vs. Stamford Talk.

I'd suggest we go head to head with the whole thing, because I'm pretty sure I'll beat you, but playing trivia by oneself might be lonely. Maybe we need to plan a battle of the sexes for one week. Although, actually, thinking of the ridiculous things my guy friends knew when I played with them... no, I still think my all-women team could beat many male teams.

Mr. Z said...

I don't expect any last minute invites pulling me away next week. :)

Still have 2 spots open?

Always Home and Uncool said...

I blame Talking Barbie for putting in your heads that "Trivia and alcohol are no fun for girls. Icky!"

Anonymous said...

I used to be a trivia regular...until the winning teams all started using blackberries to find every answer. Has that changed, or are people still "hiding" their phones when others walk next to them? Makes the game not fun, and the competitors weak.

Stamford Talk said...

Anonymous, come next week and point out the cheaters to me! I have noooooo problem tattling or making a big scene of some sort. Also, I think I know who the top teams are, so we can watch them carefully. Yes! Another layer of drama.

Mr. Z., yup, next week! Same time, same place. It would be great to have you on the team. I'm hoping you know about baseball, because there always seems to be a question or two about that.

JR said...

JT, I got your back! I know lots of useless baseball trivia, so let me know if you need more help!

JT said...

girls vs boys? battle of the bloggers?

Stamford Talk said...

Well, how 'bout battle of the bloggers plus friends. Manager Mom can't make next week and a couple other of my fave female bloggers might not be able to make it because of kids 'n babies, but I have plenty of girlfriends who would come and help kick y'all's asses. I'm in for Tuesday; are you? Shall I start my recruiting effort? And NO RINGERS. These have to be your real, actual friends and fans. I've already got one friend who has agreed to come up from the city for this...

lettersfromsuburbia said...

Sorry I couldn't make this one...but if you are doing it next week, and want somebody who will get all the questions about pogs, pez, and urkel right, i'm in....

JR said...

I can make it on Tuesday, but I have two important questions: How will we all find each other? And how will we remain anonymous after playing trivia????

Stamford Talk said...

The evasive Blog Stamford did not respond to my challenge, so I am assuming we can do mixed-gender groups this week? I dunno- I am going to round up many ladies nonetheless (lord knows we'll have plenty of men for a guy's team).

How to find each other... hm... I'll be wearing a dorky home-made tee with some sort of blogging slogan on it. (Oh god, now I have to make that.)

Now, JR, WHY do you want to be anony? Actually I understand why, but it makes it harder to have fun and meet people. :)

Mr. Z- can Mrs. Z be on my team?!? And you can be with all of my other really cool guy friends?

JR said...

What time does it start?

I'd rather remain anonymous, so I'll be the guy in the Darth Vader helmet. Just kidding. Boba Fett.