Finally – FINALLY – after about…three years or so – it seems my trivia team has found its “trivia spot.” The last time I felt like this, it was in the summer of 2016, when we started playing as a team at The Wurst Bar.
But, there were…caveats. Not everyone on my team was keen to play My Trivia Live games. Which is still true today. When we moved to Powell’s a while later, getting players there was even more difficult (dive bars not for everyone, apparently, go figure). Some nights didn’t work, some game times didn’t work, some hosts turned us off, yada yada. Some spots just didn’t work. And we have a player who doesn’t drive to games.
I searched and searched – for years – to find “the” spot for my team. After a while, I decided to ditch team efforts to qualify in MTL spots, and “fly casual” with the Sporcle games.
Then Sticks added a second night beginning in mid April. My team didn’t take long to give their unanimous “thumbs up!” Decent drink prices, decent night, decent time, chill host (AJ is doing a great job).
The only player who can’t do Monday trivia nights is Evan, whom is a “loaner.” He is a valuable part of our “B” team on other nights and sits in for tourneys, too.
Which brings me to….Wednesday! Brad will be joining Mike, Evan and I at Wednesday’s game at The Owl in Milan, MI. It’s a newer trivia spot we’ve played on random weeks when the 9 pm Sticks games Thursday don’t work (this week case in point because of Independence Day). Or in the case of last week, a great place to escape a power outage at home… And Brad has even offered GAS MONEY!
The Owl is a coffee shop turned bar in Milan (but still serves coffee). My husband prefers playing here to playing at Original Gravity in the same town. Happy Mike, happy wife? 😂 plus we both like the 7 pm games and the “chill” vibe of the place. A “benchwarmer” is providing good competition, too… It’s not easy winning a semis spot as a “soloist,” but if anyone can do it, he can (Godspeed to ya, lad)!
Side note, it’s nteresting that Evan (whom is 31) and Brad (whom is 58) seem to get along so well. Ditto when we had Alex – another Millennial – he and Brad just “clicked.”
I feel good about how things are going! Go Pods!