My friend Kat ordered an Ale Asylum Contorter Porter (a beer made right here in Madison):
|Would you care for a side of yarn with that beer?|
I have noticed that people in Madison place a high value on the local production of food and beverages. It's unusual for me to live in a city with so many locally made products, and I must say that I applaud this effort.
As luck would have it, a Madonna question came up at team trivia. To say the least, I am a diehard Madonna fan. I have seen her three times in concert, I have every song she's ever released in my iTunes library, my brain is filled with useless Madonna facts, and in 20 years of competitive figure skating, I have performed to her songs more than any other artist. The question was: What number one song by Madonna was written by Babyface? The correct answer: "Take A Bow".
|Needless to say, I was thrilled that my Madonna knowledge got us 6 points!|
PS: Look at me successfully knitting cables for the first time!
When everyone in the bar correctly answered a question, free "flapjack" shots were distributed (orange juice, whiskey, and butterscotch schnapps):
|Because I had to drive to the rink after trivia, I opted out on drinking.|
Kat and Bronwen look oh so happy about their shots!
Kat's response to the shot: "That really does taste like Sunday breakfast."
Purls of Wisdom placed in the middle of the pack out of 15 teams. Not bad for a trio playing against large groups!
Good friends, knitting, trivia, & locally made products: a lovely weekend in Madison, indeed!