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Chicago Women in Publishing Host Trivia and I Giggle All the Way Through It

I AM SLIGHTLY TIPSY but here is a vague approximation of the evening I have just partaken of:

1. Delightful friend Katie-Anne asks if I wish to attend the Chicago Women in Publishing event in lieu of her, as she is bizzay.

2. I say yes, because it is literary trivia and I am competitive as haylle.

3. Other delightful friend Julie attends with me, as I refuse to be a trivia team of one.

TURNS OUT ladies in publishing know how to party. By which I mean one girl and I kept giving each other the finger and then laughing really hard and also sharing which Harry Potter house we were in. She is a Slytherin but we're gonna work it out. We're gonna work it out.

This helped

Our team was The Fighting Mongooses, only POSSIBLY bested by City of the Big Shoulderpads. Or maybe that other one that won that I can't remember. Julie? Something about reading? No idea. ANYWAY. Our name was because of Futurama, which is the best team name source possible. Julie suggested "The Way We Quiz Now" as a play on Trollope's The Way We Live Now, which is BRILLIANT but would not have been appreciated.


Our quizmaster said our team name should be Bossy and then changed it to Attitude, because SOMEONE was a little pantsy (new word, just thought it up, not changing it) about knowing how many children Elizabeth and Robert Browning had. Also we were one of TWO (out of like six) teams that knew the answer to which Murakami novel was so popular that five percent of Japan bought it. Know why I knew it? BECAUSE WE READ THAT SUCKER RIGHT HERE. And I did NOT like it. But someone mentioned that fact and it stayed, so suck it, people who said Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and 1Q84

Know what two questions we got wrong on the written portion? The ones whose answers were Nicholas Sparks and Sex and the City. I AM COMFORTABLE WITH THAT. We bombed this though:

*mutters about YA*

I talked with Slytherin girl after, while representing Hufflepuff House. Julie's a Ravenclaw and we rounded up a Gryffindor, so it was a rich night of companionship and camaraderie indeed. HARRY POTTER UNITES ALL. Also I took all the pens the end.


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