Last week there was a trivia night in my apartment complex.
Steve and I aren’t exactly the type of couple that attends organized events. I’m socially inept and a recluse while Steve values sitting in a lawn chair for hours without anybody invading his space (unless it’s an activity that requires him to stay seated, because then he finds it unbearable to be sitting down and insists on standing…don’t ask).
Well there was something in the air that night. I asked him if he wanted to go…he said he’d think about it…I reminded him that there would be free pizza… he suddenly thought it’d be a great idea.
I must warn you. I am a trivia master. Steve is one too. We watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, shouting out answers like our lives hang in the balance.
I turn into an embarrassing competitive beast too. My mind fogs over and I become a gloating machine, shouting “YESSSS!!!” and banging on the table when I’m right. It’s terrible. It’s a disease.
Anyways, I digress, the trivia night was in our cards that night. And the first category?
Yup. Fate sealed. I had to win.
Rounds flew past in a blur. I rocked back and forth in my chair, high on correct answers and jittery from refusing to leave the room to use the bathroom (if I leave Steve alone and he doesn’t know an answer, we could lose!); Steve rocking in his chair, claiming it was the most uncomfortable chair he’s ever been forced to sit in.
Woah wait! Randomly drawn door prizes too??
Yup. Our ticket numbers were drawn THREE times!
Rolling in prizes.
Category 3: Geography. Might as well tell me its car part trivia. Geography, I know not.
“What was Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as?”
Me: “Put Saigon…I don’t know why…just write it as our answer…was this in Anna and the King or in Mulan?…maybe I need to rewatch some movies…”
Umm…correct!! Yeah, don’t ask.
Anyways…ten rounds down and it was over. Team King (us) came in second to a group of six people that all had varied educations and were from different generations (basically they were the encyclopedia complete set and we were the Cliff’s Note’s version…)! I’d call that a win for sure!
After the trivia was over, I ran to the apartment…to use the restroom…then I dug into the bowl of Chocolate Delight Popcorn Snack Mix I had waiting for me on the counter!
A true victory snack, packed with chocolatey flavor and hardly any guilt!
“Sky rockets in flight…Valentine’s delight!”
Yes, I went there…
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
2 cups chocolate cereal (I used Fiber One 80cal. Chocolate, but Chocolate Chex works too!)
1/2 cup cocoa dusted almonds
1/3 cup melted white chocolate (I used Almond Bark)
~Pop the popcorn, either with an air popper or in a large pan on the stovetop.
~In a large, high-sided roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cereal and almonds. Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the popcorn mix. Let set (about 30min-1hr) before digging in! Enjoy!
Note: this snack mix would make amazing Valentine’s Day gifts in adorable cellophane bags!
Strike up a conversation: Are you competitive?
I never was an organized sports kind of girl, but when I’m put in a trivia situation, I morph into a whole other person…