New(-ish) Seattleite. Obsessed with food, music, books, trivia nights, recipes, KEXP, and bad television.
Monday, April 24, 2006
So I'm pretty sure everyone who reads this listened, but I HAVE to document this for posterity. My KEXP Pick 3 appearance was this morning.
Leading up to this morning, I had about 5 separate nightmares. A few involved not being able to get there in time (I couldn't find my shoes in one dream) and several others involved John asking me a question and me just completely blanking.
Thankfully, it went so much better than expected. Like, a million times better. John said it was the best Pick 3 yet. And Cheryl Waters walked in at the end and she said she liked my picks. (Also, amazingly, I had very little OMG-I'm-talking-to-John-Richards starstruck-ness. I mean, during the last pledge drive, I found myself completely frozen when he walked into the kitchen as I was filling my Nalgene. But today--no fear!)
The archived audio is up here. Just choose April 24th at 8 AM. You'll get the tail end of a song before my part starts.
Special thanks to Vijay and Joe who emailed John during the segment. (John: "Some guy tells me that I should ask you for a small glass of water?") And many of you asked about my "fan mail" that John mentioned. Let's just say that my picks may have convinced someone named Dan in Kansas to move to Seattle! (Note to Dan: Please don't move here on my account. But I am pretty positive Seattle would be a step up from where you live now!)
Very very very quickly, because I'm due at trivia night in 5 minutes, and because I promised Colin that I'd blog about this before tonight's trivia night, I present: the Kozak's Trivia Blog.
That's right, my friend Colin has started his own trivia night on Mondays at 8 PM at Kozak's in Capitol Hill. Trivia 4 blocks from my house! What more could I ask for?
(And we're still going to The Jones on Sundays, but I haven't been blogging about it. I haven't been blogging about anything, so it's not personal. And now with Colin's trivia blog, do I really need Trivia Night Reports anymore?)
3/26 at the Jones: We came in third. (I think.) Notable was my THREE UAF category ("pop star goes Hollywood: box office busts"), in which I knew Spice World was out in 1998, the 2003 musical movie with former American Idol contestants was called From Justin to Kelly, and that Britney Spears was the star of Crossroads. (Might I point out: I have never seen any of these movies, and I do not watch American Idol.)
3/30: This was a special benefit trivia night for one of my favorite Seattle organizations, Seattle Works. Our superstar trivia team won first place! And again, my only real contribution was an embarrassing one. I knew that the famous model who appeared topless on a 1993 novel cover (the model also wrote the novel) was none other than the fabulous Fabio.