All throughout the fall and early winter Sidney and I would go to the YMCA every Thursday night for an awesome Cardio Funk class. When Lem quit teaching it at the end of January we quit going. We just knew that it wouldn’t be the same. Four weeks ago we found something new and exciting to do on Thursday nights: Trivia! By the end of the first night we were hooked! Of course the fact that we have won every week, and received a gift card to help pay for our tab, has certainly been part the inspiration for returning. Sidney is a one woman show when it comes to trivia. I am not much help. I can justify that I am part of the team because I typically can help with two or three of the questions – we need those to win too right? There are eighteen questions in all and the final question is like Final Jeopardy – we have to wager a certain number of points. Now we just wager them all. Go big or go home!
So far we have come in second place three times and first place once. Most of the time it is just Sidney and I playing, talking and laughing together. It is a great night out for the two of us. One week I invited some of the teachers from the Little Church preschool where I work. They loved it. They are asking to return and play another night. I think that we may have a rather large crowd next week because a girl from our dance class at the Y wants to meet us there too…another convert.
The funny thing is that I find myself listening to NPR hoping to learn a bit of useful information. One night I even got on CNN.com to catch up on the news and then caught up on my pop culture knowledge as well. Anyone that knows me well knows that this is very unusual. I am completely withdrawn from what goes on in the world. I don’t watch the news, read newspapers or listen to the radio very often. I laugh and say that WW3 could be going on and I would never know it. I am blissfully ignorant of anything that goes on beyond my interests and daily travels. Trivia has motivated me to use my brain a bit more because I am realizing it is turning into mush and I am only 41 years old. It is time to reverse the damage from years neglecting my brain.
All kidding aside, Sidney and I have a great time on Thursday nights. Yes, we have gone from working out to drinking beer and eating peanuts, but we are still together doing something that refreshes us from our daily lives with children. We feel like fun women again and that is what really matters. Winning doesn’t hurt either.