No cash for us in MTL finals. Finished in top 10, we got cans of M&Ms. I am not quite sure how that happened, I was hanging outside – having a smoke – until scores were being read, and I only wrote down the top three scores (the cash winners). Ironically, we were trying to land in the “real” prize zone, not the coffee mug zone – so we did the “Go big or go home” thing. Had we bet zero, we would have been in a tie for 3rd. I honestly don’t know how scores were figured if that many teams wagered full points and missed (pardon me while I contact NASA). I ain’t no mathematician!
So no cash prizes, but MMMMM chocolate! Today, it was fun meeting new folks and chatting with Chad the trivia host about Burton, MI, which is famous among locals…for…dancing sandwiches! My mom grew up there, and my grandparents (and other family members) lived there. This blue-collar Flint suburb is Genesee County’s second largest city, with an estimated population around 30,000. If I could put a price on my memories involving Burton, MI – they would be valued in the millions of dollars! Let’s see – being with my mom when she had her first car accident, seeing my Grandpa in his dying years, visiting my grandparents, visiting my Uncle Gerry and Aunt Jean, seeing my cousins before they moved to Florida, being with my mom when we drove by one of her two childhood homes in Burton a few years ago and seeing it being…demolished… (pardon me while my memories, my emotions and I get a room)!
One of my aunts worked in this bar. I was a junior pinball wizard there. I’m a gonna guess little has changed about this place since I was a kid. I have not set foot in there since I was 5 or 6. I really should stop in for a drink sometime. Maybe someone will remember my late Aunt Anita!
Having dinner at Haymaker in Ann Arbor now with leftover trivia prize $. Boar’s Head turkey! Fries were…divine, so was the sammy.