Last night I went to Max’s Sports Bar for their Thursday night poker tournament. They use the Buzztime game system, with one TV tuned into Buzztime trivia and another tuned to poker. You use wireless boxes to play either game. After folding a poker hand, I glanced over at trivia. The question was,
What is eaten on New Year’s Day in the southeast U.S. for good luck?
The five possible answers appeared on the monitor. Note option 4.
The folks at Buzztime, headquartered in Carlsbad, California in the U.S., think that we all eat possum down here in the South. JED! JETHRO! VITTLES IS READY!
What do we actually eat down here? Well, my friend Billy ordered the school lunchroom pizza at Max’s last night. You can get it topped with extra cheese and bacon. Billy did, and this is what came out of the kitchen.
Wow! Billy’s cup runneth over! Well, not his cup, but his pizza. Then again, the way Michele pours a PBR, his cup runneth over too.
Monday night Silly Goose poker host Muruako came in to play. He got there too late to get one of the 10 Buzztime boxes, but while he was there he told me about the new Wednesday night poker night at the Double J Smokehouse and Saloon across the street. He will be hosting, and the start time will be 8:30 PM. They’ll do it upstairs in the Loft Bar. Now I have to choose between trivia at Blind Bear, bingo at Brass Door, and poker at Double J on Wednesdays. So many good options! I guess it’s a high-class problem to have though… I could be in Cordova choosing between Applebee’s and Chili’s.
I came in second at poker. Who taught Kitty how to be such a good heads-up player? By the time I figured out what she was doing, she had so many chips that I couldn’t fight back. Congratulations to her on the win.
Afterward I walked back to the core, where I ended up hanging out with Flying Saucer alumni on the patio.
Brittney, in the orange: “PAUL, IF YOU TOOK A PIC OF MY THONG, I SWEAR I’M GOING TO KICK YOUR ASS.” Nice to see that Brittney still has the same sweet demeanor she had when she was bartending the Saucer.
Tonight is the annual showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Orpheum. They sell bags of props that can be used for audience participation. I went to this two years ago and it is a lot of fun to watch rolls of toilet paper being thrown all over the theater. I bet cleanup staff hates this night the most. More info here.
Random link I found that may be of interest to foodies: An archive of hotel restaurant menus from the 1850s and 1860s.
If you have a Kindle Fire or Android device, the Amazon appstore has Tetris for free today.
I’m looking forward to a fun night… sure is nice to have next-door neighbors who have parties. I’ll probably pre-game at the Saucer about 7 for a couple of beers. Happy weekend everyone!