Jul 04 2008

I’m Not As Smart As I Thought I Was

Published by at 12:09 pm under Blog

Wednesday night was both fun and educational. Fun, because I was around friends who did not judge my intelligence (or lack thereof) and educational because I learned so many new things.

Firstly, did you know that there was a major footballing tournament on last week? Me neither! It seems Spain beat everyone else in Europe to win the Euro2008 World Championship Football Cup. Well done to them.

Also, I was pleased to discover that, including Wednesday, there have been 184 days in this year so far. Although this knowledge was very useful two days ago and was reasonably relevant yesterday, I think from today onwards the information becomes a little extraneous.

It was an important lesson for everyone at the table to find that the word deface and defecate are not synonymous – as in “Lottie, stop defacing the answer sheet” is somewhat different to “Lottie, stop defecating the answer sheet”. Thankfully, she soon stopped doing both.

Table Quiz

On Wednesday night, we were at the Diet of Worms Table Quiz in the Garda Club. They promised a night of fun and they delivered. The night began as most of my nights seem to do, with a few beers and odd chatter. Why on earth we were discussing the evolution of a bogger into a metropolitan is beyond me. Hosted by the very funny Orla and Vincent of Dublin Stories, the evening kicked off with the General Knowledge round. Having spent the past week researching the history of the Irish Army, I was very disappointed to find out it was not that type of General of which that knowledge was required. We didn’t do supremely well in that round. Although, they did give a bonus point for each email address we put on the top of our answer sheet. We discovered later that there was only a maximum of four bonus points available for this though.

Rounds such as Current Affairs, Sports and Comedy had us scratching our heads. We were slightly better at the Music round and the TV and Film round.

All in all, Anthony, Lottie and myself had a lot of fun and I’d like to wish Diet of Worms all the best in their journey to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

If you want to see the Wormery before then they’re doing three FREE preview shows upstairs in Doyle’s on the 16th, 17th and 18th of July at 6.30pm each night.

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2 Responses to “I’m Not As Smart As I Thought I Was”

  1. Niamhon 04 Jul 2008 at 12:51 pm

    I’ll assume ye didn’t win then? I’m not sure how much good I would have been at Current Affairs, Sports and Comedy anyway – maybe comedy would have been my forte – maybe! And I did know the difference between ‘deface’ & ‘defecate’. Oh well! Next time, Darren, next time 😀

  2. Anthonyon 04 Jul 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Deface/Defecate. An easy mistake for anyone to make. :/

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