Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Too tired to think ... but too stressed not to enjoy a night at trivia!

WOW! What a day!

Even though I've been working basically full days in my classroom for the last week, today was our first official day back. It started with meetings at our home buildings and then everyone was off to the high schools for district inservices. Our meeting was on teaching writing in our classrooms and getting kids to become much better and more confident writers by practicing every day! I'm actually really excited about it ... which is also scary since Mitzi has been the writing teacher for us for the 3 years I've been in 4th grade.

After our meetings, we went back to our building to work in our rooms some more. At some point late this afternoon, I apparently put my cranky pants on. I was grumpy and I couldn't figure it out. I wasn't being very helpful to my team and I definitely wasn't getting any work done in my room. I think it was due to a shortage of desks, chairs and materials (we've gotten 8 new kids in our grade this summer). I decided that my time would be better spent shopping for some organization items I need for my classroom.

Trip to Walmart, Kohls and Office Max and then it was finally back home. Luckily, I have the greatest parents and they offered to take Minnie for the night. The poor thing has been mad at me for leaving her home alone all day. She has stopped coming to greet me at the door and won't hang out with me on the couch. :(

Here she is in her old hang-out spot on the pillows/back of the couch ... she won't sleep there anymore since I've gone back to work. Oh well ... I think she'll get used to it soon.

Anyhoo ... on to Trivia! We had a fun group tonight: Travis & his girls (Mitzi, Jill, Rachel, Amy, Brenda and me). We actually did really well ... but there were some tough questions. Lots of movie, commercial and sports-themed clips. Going into the final round, we were in 4th place. Not bad! We decided to move up close to the DJ stand for the final question, because you get 100 extra points if you are one of the first teams to turn in your answers. A few weeks ago, we lost by mere seconds!

Our fun DJ, Big Dog, was happy to inform us that we had answered the question "well enough" to win for the night. Our question was a clip of the song, "Glory of Love" and we had to figure out who sang it and what year it hit #1 on the charts. [I'll post the answer in the comments for those of you that want to test your trivia skills!]

After we claimed our prize for the big win, Big Dog said something about "Yeah ... who is The Bets Week Ever ... and I like The Chittum Files, too!" OH MY GOODNESS! Interesting ... but not really surprising. If you google "Xtreme team trivia", Jilly is right there on the 1st page. I used to be there, too. He mentioned that he had read a couple of our posts about trivia ... so I guess I have to watch what I say. Right, Big Dog?!?!? ;)

I do see that now Big Dog/Xtreme Team Trivia has their own bloggy blog ... maybe he was inspired by us! :) I'll mark it as a favorite and be back to read in the future.

Okay, off to bed. It's been a long day and tomorrow might be longer. Since I have no trivia tomorrow night, it will probably be a long night in my classroom getting stuff organized and ready. Night!

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9 comments:

Bets said...

Almost immediately, Cetera continued his streak of success. His first single, "Glory of Love" (the theme to the movie The Karate Kid, Part II), was a US No. 1 hit in 1986, and achieved similar success throughout the world. It went on to win an ASCAP Award for Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures and a BMI Film & TV Award for Most Performed Song from a Film. It was also nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in the category of Best Original Song, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Male Artist.

The Big Dog said...

wow all that info!!! i am impressed! so um.....question...about a Finer Things team member....

she is a teacher...cute short haircut..gorgeous eyes... and i tend to semi hit on her from time to time....tell me more.. my email address is fourstardj@yahoo.com

The Big Dog said...

oh and...she had on the blueish, greenish shirt last night! i guess i should narrow it down more since like your whole team is teachers...and then i remembered you like all have short hair!

distaff said...

Is he talking about you? Who?

The Big Dog said...

i can narrow it down....
Not so Ex-cel team trivia (funny by the way)little did you know how much i was stressing and disappointed in the show..but the beer sure hit the spot your team sent up! :) -- anyway Not so excel- 4th pic down....mega gorgeous on the left...girl on the right is cute to...but....for some reason....i can picture the girl on the left as a WWE Diva!!! kidding i think she is cute! details....

chitknit said...

Um, how about for every clue we give you, you "mysteriously" add points to our future scores...

;-)

The Big Dog said...

I would think i earned some clues...with my "answered good enough" help this past Wednesday!

Bets said...

Okay, Big Dog. Here's a clue for you. Read the blog carefully. She's mentioned quite a lot under the tag of "friends" and many of the posts have pictures with captions! :) :) :)

The Big Dog said...

O.k. so i got Mitzi....teacher at Blue Valley....am i doing good so far?? it would help if the captions mentioned...married?? boyfriend??? myspace page possibly???