Sunday, 22 October 2017

Weekly Roundup, W/E 29/09/2017

After a much longer roundup in my last post, this one will be a lot shorter. 5 quizzes in an epic week down to 2, in part because I was hosting my own quiz on the Monday. That does funny things to my performance, and my desperate hastiness to get that written meant I was much more rushed than is healthy for the Sunday quiz. I had it finished and with me, though, which is better than has been the case in the past. With 3 more roundups to do after this one, let's try and clear this pretty quickly.

Quiz #172 - Sunday 24th September, Turf Tavern, Carlisle

Weekly Roundup, W/E 22/09/2017

Hello everyone! I'm back, at last! Part of the reason I really try to keep my reviews up to date is because when I'm trying to recall what happened on a given night, I use the blog. The notes I keep in my notebook aren't really enough, especially because I'm generally trying to be social and secretively writing stuff down in that way is pretty much the opposite. My memory can't easily stretch back far enough to cover more than a week or so of quizzes, but hey, that's what I've got to go on for the last few weeks.

With this one, I actually started writing it but didn't complete it. It was a 5-quiz week, and that's a big time commitment in itself, plus I managed to lose a couple of the quiz sheets so I found myself writing it out of order. The longer I delay completing this though, the worse my problem gets, so let's start from the top and see what I can get through! 

By way of an overview, it looks like I was targeting at least one win from the 5 quizzes I was doing, so let's start there.

Quiz #167 - Sunday 17th September, Turf Tavern, Carlisle

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Situation Update

This is a very quick post to apologise to my loyal readers, for I know you are out there, for my total lack of posting. Looking at my last post, it mentioned imminent chaos, which is exactly what happened.  

The same night I posted that update, I was indeed asked to host the quiz a week later. I pulled it off, but it unfortunately proved too hard and I don't think it went down very well. That hit me quite hard, as I honestly believed it was a good quiz with a fair difficulty. The lowest scores were some way below my previous quiz, but the high scores were higher and it was a very very close contest. The poor reception took me a while to get over, I must admit.

I've also now completed the house move, though more remains to be done. I'm typing this from my new couch, but still my couch as my laptop will go on living here - I have space for an office allocated but have yet to buy the PC for it. It's on my list...

Speaking of "my list", my 5 - yes, 5 - weekly roundups are on there. I still intend completing every single one by the end of this week. Which will mean I have 6 to do by then, and as Friday is my birthday and I'm not quizzing then this year, the last of those will go up early next week as I am quizzing on Thursday.

Normal service will resume, I promise you that, but a flood of posts is potentially incoming and a regular schedule is not yet in place. Please bear with me, please continue to read the blog if you enjoy it. 

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All the best everyone, hope you're doing great!