December 22, 2013

Spelling Bee At Club 331 in Minneapolis

Spelling Bee At Club 331 in Minneapolis

On Saturday night we joined some friends at Club 331 in Minneapolis to compete in a Spelling Bee.  We like to get wild and crazy!

Our friend Luke led off the competition.  It cost $6.00 to enter which included a free Grainbelt Premium beer.  Then you received a drink ticket for another Grainbelt Premium for every round you were able to get through.   There ended up being about 45 contestants most of whom made it through the first round.

Steph was up next and she was full of confidence with her Christmas Yeti headpiece.

Kim tried to sweet talk the judges by claiming "She's Been Good" but we all knew better.

While Mike tried to get away with being sly.  That didn't work much either.

Our new friend, Carolyn, hustled a couple of us before the competition even began by challenging us to a beer chugging competition.  I almost had her, but she's good.  She's really good.

Miss Sheri explained to the judges that because she was a blonde she should get easier words than her dark haired competitors.  Her strategy seemed to be working as she advanced through multiple rounds.

I felt pretty cocky about my chances until the judges sprung the word "Neoplatonism" on me in the second round.  Needless to say, I didn't make it to the third round.

Miss Sheri was one of our groups' three representatives in the final round and our last man standing when she got on the stage.  The judges told her word was "Orgiast" which she found out was defined as:  

1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an orgy. 
2. Arousing or causing unrestrained emotion; frenzied.

I've always hoped she would have got that one. 

 Apparently, so did this guy in the audience.

Jason and Jen showed up too late to join us in the competition.  Jason wasn't all that happy about it either.

Lucky for all of us, he eventually got happier. 

After the competition we went down to Nye's to see the world's most dangerous polka band.  Before we entered the building, I had something happen that hasn't happened to me for awhile when I was recognized by a stranger because of my website.  She exclaimed "You're Shortarmguy!"  And I said, "Yes I am!" She then told me her name was Lisa and after she told me her email address I recognized her as someone I've been exchanging emails with for at least a couple of years now.  Her and her husband, Allen, were very nice people and allowed me to take this photo with them.

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!!  

Let's make 2014 the best year yet!!!

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