Friday, December 23, 2016

Squid Eats: Holiday Party

My wife's office holiday party was last Friday night.  The DJ held a music trivia contest to determine which table would head up to the buffet line next.  It was a perfect combo for me: a test of musical geekiness with food as the primary motivation.  I knew my table mates were counting on me.  First song...
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Elvis.  In truth, I'm not an Elvis guy.  I knew the singer straight away but it took me a second to come up with the song.  Off I ran to the DJ booth. "'All Shook Up,' Elvis Presley," I yelled.  Alas, I had run to the wrong place.  There was a microphone on a chair on the dance floor.  That's what I get for not listening to ALL of the instructions.  I slunk back sheepishly to my table.  Second song...
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The Beatles.  My band.  There's no way in hell I'm losing out to anyone on the Beatles!  I ran over and stole the mic right out from under another hand about to grab it: "The Beatles, 'Eight Days a Week.'"  Triumph!

I had earned my keep.  For the rest of the night, I was "the music trivia guy."  My table companions were most appreciative.

Just in case anyone's following our Scotch adventures, we tried the Ardbeg 10 Year on Sunday.  It was definitely smokier than the others, and strong.  I'm not a huge fan of smoky Scotches - not sure why not.  I certainly like smoked meats and a smoky Scotch certainly has bacony tones about it.  Perhaps it's an acquired taste.


  1. I'm not really the music trivia guy.

    My wife made spiced rum this past week. Whole spices and all of that. She's used it to make the best eggnog I've ever had.

  2. Well done. What were the clues?


  3. Yea Squid !
    I ruled a bar trivia game in Japan once !
    Some days life is good.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    cheers, gayle and thehamish

  4. Great trivia triumphs, Squid. Of course 1st photo makes me think of "Jailhouse Rock" so I probably would have run to the wrong microphone with the wrong answer. Happy holidays to you!

    1. The photo is, indeed, from the movie Jailhouse Rock.

      Happy holidays to you, too!

  5. Great trivia triumphs! Sounds like it was a good time, including with the Scotch. :)

    Have a great holiday!

  6. Great job, trivia guy! Your friends got by with a little help... from you.
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas :)