Monday nights have taken on a new entertainment. I have a large network of cousins here in the city, and I have recently joined another three on their regular pub quiz night. It doesn't happen every week, but most Mondays you will find us huddled over our pints and debating in fierce whispers the meaning of anthropophagy.*
All in all it makes for a cheap and fun night out in happily familiar company. It costs £1 each to enter the quiz, and the rest is just our drinks. £3.60 in total for me tonight, then, which could have been worse, but is a lot out of £12.80.
The thing is, had we won, I would have been £10 up! And for the first time ever, we were soooo close. We led all the way until it came to the last round, which was a Hallowe'en-themed music round. Our combined lack of knowledge of camp 70s rock was our undoing.
So we lost. By 1/2 point. Instead of a much needed £10, I have come home with a bottle of Budweiser to add to the WKD Blue Vodka I won a couple of weeks back. It is a good return on a £1 entry fee, but not for me, because I detest the stuff.
Ah well. Next week's bonus round is on Tutankhamun. I have been revising all week, which is why I could even spell his name without looking it up. That bonus prize money will be ours!!
Total Remaining Assets: £9.20 (gulp)
*(It's cannibalism, btw. We got there by marrying my dissection of 'anthropology' to lab technician Cousin Nic's knowledge of white-cell-eating blood disorders. Class!)