Me, ever the Pollyanna, cynical? But reviewing it, I had to agree. My initial reaction was that I only recently became cynical as a reaction to certain unchanging circumstances. But is it possible that I have always been in some ways cynical, and this cynicism has acted to subconsciously shape my world to fit my own expectations?
It's a very deep puzzle worthy of further consideration.
Tuesday nights, we have trivia at the bar I work at. This trivia night is one of many in our area run by the same local company. Today that company got as many teams together as it could for the tenth annual North Florida Trivia Challenge.
Our team hadn't been doing well. There was a period when people weren't showing up to play... if I had a board meeting or something, we simply didn't have a team at all. So today, we sorta kinda crashed the Trivia Challenge.
Our team has a family-unfriendly name, so we were re-named "Pig Itch" for the competition. The story behind that is even more family-unfriendly than the name itself, so I'll refrain from sharing it here. However, the majority of us hated the new name, so we vandalized our table's nametag to read "PIGfookers, bITCH."
And in a competition of twenty-five teams, we totally won. By exactly one point. :)
As a result, we earned a wild-card spot to attend the big tournament in January. Which is fortunate... our bar is hosting, and it would be a shame indeed if the house team didn't get to play.
Even if our house team is the unfortunately-named Pigf-ckers. (Go Pigf-ckers!)
After the challenge, I had a beer with the guy who runs the trivia company. I'll be hosting and/or playing music for a Monday and a Wednesday night show he has opening up soon. We went to the Eagles' Aerie here in town. Ordinarily, the place is dead, but tonight a large supermarket chain was hosting its Christmas party. It was wild. I kind of wish I stayed.
But instead I brought junk food home for P and am planning to call it a fairly early night. I haven't been sleeping well for the past couple of weeks. I'm hoping I'll sleep well tonight, though. I see no reason why I shouldn't.
I hope you are all well and happy and following your bliss.
Hugs to those who need 'em, those who want 'em, and those who don't run away quickly enough.