Out of Overland Park…for now

Attempting to get packed after seven days in a hotel room is never easy, and it’s proving to be a challenge again today. Once i get packed, I can shower, shave and set sail for Russell, after a couple of stops in town for gas and to pick up drugs.

I was very glad I went to Buffalo Wild Wings last night. I started off at my usual table, but Lisa asked me to move to her section on the bar side, and I obliged. It was a great idea, especially for my butt and my back, since I sat on a padded bench instead of the hard chair I usually sit on.

Liz had the night off (and she’s off today, too), but her mom worked, and I was very happy about that. I also got to see one of my favorites, Jessi, who had the night off, and Sara, a former shift manager who got married in June. She was surprised to see me sitting in the bar area.

I ordered food at my usual table and i tabbed out, which allowed me to use a $5 discount survey which took my bill down to zero. I made sure I tipped Megan, though.

SIX was very frustrating. Some of the hardest questions I’ve encountered in that game. I ended up scoring less than 35,000, and I normally am closer to 47,000. I still had more than enough to win, but I felt a little bad this time, since two of the nicest people who frequent that Buffalo Wild Wings, Dan and Pam (Edgar and Irene), were two of the players I finished ahead of. I would not have minded if one (or both) of them had taken advantage of my poor night to finish on top.

I kept my Countdown streak of 10,000 or higher whenever I answer all 15 questions intact. I almost got 10,000 in a game where I missed the first two questions when I arrived yesterday as well. I will take a four-day break from the trivia wars before returning Monday, when my name goes up in The Pulse for my national high score three nights ago.

Boy, Erin Coscarelli looks stunningly beautiful on NFL AM today. She has been a welcome addition to the NFL Network show which airs from 5 to 9 a.m. Nicole Zalmouis, the original female co-host, left the show earlier this year to spend more time with her two young boys, which I totally understand.

Okay, that’s it from Overland Park, at least until next Thursday. Next post comes from the basement at 1224 North Brooks Street.

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

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