Trivia Tuesday

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I ended up having a perfect afternoon – the morning’s disaster at the DMV is long forgotten. 🙂 I think it’s the sunny weather.  It’s hard to be annoyed in the spring, isn’t it?


I worked hard all afternoon, plowing through work on the book.  At some point, I made this lovely smoothie:


In the blender:


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Chocolate peanut butter
  • Chia seeds


My ‘reward’ for finishing my work was exercise. :)  Honestly, I looked forward to putting away the laptop and getting my sweat on all day.  I started things off with a 2.0-mile walk.  I left James at home so I could blast my iPod and walk briskly instead of a slow stroll.  No knee pain – three cheers!


Yes, I still have my timing chip from the NYC Half Marathon.  No, I don’t plan on removing it anytime soon!  It’s a nice reminder of what I’ve accomplished… good to look down at as I walk my way to injury recovery. :) 


Time to swim, too! A couple of people have asked me how I get over the mental fence with swimming – namely, the whole changing/wet bathing suit/cold water thing.  I found going on a walk in the sun before swimming was REALLY great because it warmed my body up.  The water didn’t feel quite so chilly.


I did 1,100 yards.  Slow and steady. 


Post-swim Dinner Part I:  a Bagel Thin, veggie burger, and spinach salad.


We ended up going back to Kennedy’s bar for TRIVIA NIGHT.  I was pumped – I love trivia.  At the bar, I had Part II of dinner – we split black bean hummus.


And I got the spinach salad, which had a ball of fried goat cheese in the center.  Dare I say it was awesomesauce?


I didn’t order a drink, but I did snag a few sips of the Husband’s beer.  And his French fries, too.


Unfortunately, we weren’t very good!  I think the best thing about our team was our name. 


Who knows what the question for #1 was (it was a fill-in-the-blank)?



  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 19, 2011, 10:15 pm

    Tiny Dancer???

    • Christine April 20, 2011, 12:09 am

      That’s my guess too.

    • Caitlin April 20, 2011, 10:42 am

      The question was “What is Tiny Dancer’s occupation?”

      • Tamara April 20, 2011, 2:23 pm

        Awesome! And now I want to watch Almost Famous again…

  • Rachel @ Healthy Teacher April 19, 2011, 10:16 pm

    I suck at swimming. I usually do a few laps, second guess whether or not I have correct form, try a little more, and then give up. Because I don’t feel super knowledgeable about yards or how many to do or what stroke, ect, I have almost written it off. I tried last year, but when people were explaining it to me, they sounded like they were speaking another language for some reason. Even admitting that makes me feel a little stupid. I’m okay with that, though.

    • Caitlin April 19, 2011, 10:17 pm

      I’m going to try to figure it out and explain all the stuff about drills on the blog!

    • DadHTP April 19, 2011, 10:36 pm

      swimming is the only tri skill that almost demands coaching for form – try youtube, or see if you can get some cheap coaching from a pool – most student lifeguards would be glad to earn a few extra bucks.

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) April 19, 2011, 10:17 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhh #1 had something to do with Tiny Dancer. Obviously. Keep up the swimming!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 19, 2011, 10:17 pm

    Hahah I love your team name!!!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write April 19, 2011, 10:17 pm

    That whole sheet is like a giant TWSS. 😛

  • kyla April 19, 2011, 10:18 pm

    Blue jean baby, LA lady…

  • Kelly April 19, 2011, 10:20 pm

    Hold me closer Tiny Dancer….:) Brad and I are big Elton John fans. And I hope Kennedy’s makes it. There’s a lot of places that have failed in that location. Even Ed’s Tavern! 🙁

    • Allison @ Happy Tales April 19, 2011, 10:52 pm

      I know! I was so sad when Eds2 closed (that’s what we called it, ha!). Kennedy’s is by far one of my new fav’s, but I sure do love me some Ed’s on Park! We should have a Trivia-Crawl some week…

      • Kelly April 19, 2011, 10:55 pm

        Aw, let’s do it! I’m pretty bad at Trivia though. I have a lot of useless info in this brain, but none that ever comes up at trivia. Although my little bro did text me about a sex and the city Q one night when he was playing. Obviously, I knew the answer.

        • Allison @ Happy Tales April 20, 2011, 7:46 pm

          Haaa that sounds just like me! I was at Big Daddy’s Trivia night a year ago and led our team to victory because I knew *every* single answer to all of the pop culture questions.

  • julie (etsy stalkers) April 19, 2011, 10:23 pm

    your team name was pure awesomeness. you should of won on that alone 😉

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing April 19, 2011, 10:26 pm

    Definitely something about Tiny Dancer!

    Glad your day turned around 🙂

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 19, 2011, 10:28 pm

    Bahahaha I love the team name. I’m glad you had such a great day!

  • Erin D. April 19, 2011, 10:28 pm

    Is it a problem that Tiny Dancer didn’t even enter into my mind? I thought it was going to be something about Liv Tyler’s character, Faye, from That Thing You Do! She’s the band’a costumer or something.

    • Liz April 19, 2011, 10:54 pm

      I thought the same thing!! Thinking more though, wasnt she the costume mistress? I know what movie I am watching this weekend!

      • Erin D. April 20, 2011, 12:57 pm

        Oh, that’s right!

  • Lisa Fine April 19, 2011, 10:31 pm

    Glad the walking and running is going so well. Love hearing about your progress, and it must feel so good to be moving more and more.

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg April 19, 2011, 10:33 pm

    Love the team name! That is hilarious!

    I’m glad you didn’t have any knee pain — hopefully you’ll be back to running in no time!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) April 19, 2011, 10:33 pm

    I am so glad you are finding a happy place with your workouts! Sometimes, ya just gotta find something to get you moving. Sounds like a great afternoon and evening!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) April 19, 2011, 10:36 pm

    😀 YAY for no knee pain !!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 19, 2011, 10:38 pm

    YAh for swimming!! p.s your dinner part 1 was the EXACT same as mine–veggie patty on a bagel thin (lots of ketchup) with a spinach side salaD!! haha 🙂 great minds think alike, no??

    • Caitlin April 20, 2011, 10:43 am

      Yay! Love twinsie dinners.

  • Lee April 19, 2011, 10:40 pm

    I think coming up with a good team name is the hardest part of trivia! Yours was good. Last time I did trivia our name was “Honey Badger Don’t Care.” Have you seen the honey badger video?

    • Kate April 19, 2011, 11:10 pm

      Bahahahahaha — I freaking LOVED that video too! FanTASTIC name! Now I have to go watch it again!

    • Caitlin April 20, 2011, 10:44 am

      Honey Badger Ain’t Scared of Shit.

      Other great team names from last night included: I’m not Irish, but my Penis is Dublin and Hate Crimes are Gay.

  • Taylor April 19, 2011, 10:41 pm

    What is the third line to Elton John’s Tiny Dancer?

  • Jen G. April 19, 2011, 10:49 pm

    Love the name. In library school, our team name was “the Do-me Decimals.”

    • Caitlin April 20, 2011, 10:44 am


  • Ali April 19, 2011, 10:52 pm

    What comes after “LA Lady” in Tiny Dancer?

  • sarah (sarah learns) April 19, 2011, 11:03 pm

    my friends and i used to do trivia on wednesday nights in college! so much fun! 🙂 your night makes me jealous.

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass April 19, 2011, 11:06 pm

    Bahaha – Tiny Dancer – I just laughed out loud. Too funny!

  • Kate April 19, 2011, 11:06 pm

    Blue Jean baby….LA lady….seamstress for the ba-aaaand…TINY DANCER!!!! Or as we all love to say…HOLD ME CLOSE NOW, TONY DAAAANZAAAAA…

    • Caitlin April 20, 2011, 10:45 am

      nice one!

  • JenATX April 19, 2011, 11:17 pm

    HA! so funny because my dodge ball team was called Scoregasims… I’m sure you can imagine the wide variety of ball jokes that ensued.

  • Kristen April 19, 2011, 11:37 pm

    yea!!! for no knee pain!!!

  • Camille April 19, 2011, 11:48 pm

    “Blue jean baby. LA lady. She was a _____”

  • Samantha @ Bikini Birthday April 19, 2011, 11:59 pm

    Your team name is amazing. I may steal that in the future.

  • Christy April 20, 2011, 12:01 am

    I always find that a quick cold shower before getting into the pool makes the water seem warmer. Of course it’s a chilly walk from the locker room to the pool.

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 20, 2011, 12:30 am

    Awesome team name! My favorite part about trivia is hearing all the names. 🙂

  • Khushboo April 20, 2011, 12:32 am

    I swim outdoors and getting in the water was always the hardest bit because it was oh so cold! Now that the weather has become SO hot, it’s such a pleasure diving in.

    Glad i’m not the only one who makes smiley faces out of ketchup 😀

  • Kiran @ April 20, 2011, 2:35 am

    After reading your recent swimming activities, I realized how much I’ve missed swimming back home with my family in Malaysia 🙂

  • Ashley @ the fit academic April 20, 2011, 3:13 am

    haha, love that name! I will definitely have to steal that sometime next time I do a trivia night! Sounds so fun!

  • haya April 20, 2011, 5:17 am

    i still haven’t taken off my timing chip (though it is small and plastic and kind of a pain to remove – would have to de-lace) from my 30k race that was over 3 weeks ago. my next race isn’t till the end of may and it is kind of awesome to look at my shoes, every time i put them on and remember how hard i worked on that race and how satisfying it was to finish! it is for sure a great motivator.

    i really need to get back into swimming. the pool at my gym is like 3/4 size (or less!) and this annoys me. must suck it up.

    • Caitlin April 20, 2011, 10:46 am

      Ugh – so annoying when the pool is short.

  • KM April 20, 2011, 5:32 am

    That is definitely my new favorite trivia name!

  • Lauren April 20, 2011, 7:01 am

    What a fun night! We don’t have any places around here that has trivia while you eat. What a great concept!

  • Parita @ myinnershakti April 20, 2011, 7:02 am

    I really love that you don’t let your injuries keep you back from regular workouts…and swimming is one of the best! You don’t give up…love it! And fried goat cheese?! YUM-O!

  • Jill April 20, 2011, 8:10 am

    Fried goat cheese? It is NOT a good thing that I know that exists … 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 20, 2011, 8:13 am

    Hahahaha awesome team name! 😀

    Also yay for no knee pain. That’s a good sign!

  • Molly @ RDexposed April 20, 2011, 8:14 am

    Glad to hear about your knee! I don’t think people understand how devastating a knee injury is until you experience it for yourself.

  • Sam April 20, 2011, 8:45 am

    haha i love your team name!
    oooh ooh pick me! What was the tiny dancers profession? 😛 That sounds so fun…I need to find a trivia bar! specifically one that serves amazing looking black bean hummus!
    ps. i need to listen to that song now.

  • Brynne April 20, 2011, 9:39 am

    I still have my dtag on too! It makes me beel badass and I hope people will ask me about it. Still waiting …

  • Stephanie April 20, 2011, 9:46 am

    So random but that TJs corn and chile salsa is the BOMB. I went through my jar so fast it was scary.

  • Jackie April 20, 2011, 10:10 am

    I love your team name! That’s the name of my touch football team, too.

    • Caitlin April 20, 2011, 10:46 am

      hahah twins!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef April 20, 2011, 11:13 am

    i love that tj’s salsa!! having some in my lunch salad today, actually.

  • Kacy April 20, 2011, 11:13 am

    I always leave my timing chips on, they make me happy!

  • Miranda @ working mom works out April 20, 2011, 11:20 am

    I think the team name is awesomesauce too!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 20, 2011, 11:38 am

    All I have to say is I love your team name.

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In April 20, 2011, 12:12 pm

    Tiny Dancer!!!

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In April 20, 2011, 12:12 pm

    Tiny Dancer!!!

  • McKella April 20, 2011, 12:15 pm

    I love your ketchup smiley face 🙂

  • Kelly April 20, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Their is a team in our kickball league called Multiple Scorgasms!

  • kate April 20, 2011, 7:30 pm

    we were at trivia last night too (here in Kansas City). i was the only girl on a team with my husband and three of his coworkers. our team name was: “Girls fake orgasms, guys fake love.”
    i wanted to be “i hate whenever i make a milkshake and all these boys show up in my yard”

    we almost won. oh well.

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