Quite alot to write about as I haven’t really written anything in a while. I have a few things to talk about, firstly my cake making of late as for some reason I’ve started making cakes almost every day. I started off on friday by making a Victoria Sponge on friday. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all that great because the flour in my house wasn’t marked so I ended up putting in plain flour instead of self-raising flour. Needless to say, it was flatter than Rob’s vocals (haha, I made a funny at someone elses expense!). Yesterday I decided to come back from that bit of a failure and I made a Currant Cake. I didn’t make the same mistake as the day before and it came out beautifully. Here it is!
Yes it was tasty and no, there isn’t any left!
After the cake, I then went out to a charity quiz thing with a few of our mates. You know how at every pub quiz there’s always that one obnoxious annoying team in the corner that’s loud and no one wants them to win? Well, that was us yesterday. We were the youngest and loudest team there. Everyone else in the quiz was atleast double our age and since they were all firm believers of Christianity, they probably didn’t want to hear some of the crude stuff coming out of our mouths, let alone some of our team name suggestions. After turning down some suggestions by some team mates; such as, “Our team is better than your mum”, or “The Maddie McClan”, we decided to settle on “In Loving Memory of Oli Whybra”, as our 8th member Oli couldn’t make it.
Being the most annoying team in the corner, we were set on winning and bringing back to the Friday Night Club our trophy. But as it turns out, maybe the other player’s prayers were answered and we didn’t win. We came a measly second place so therefore missed the chance to win the trophy. We scored 62/70 and the winning team scored 63/70. It was very close which made the loss even worse. We could almost taste the beer we were going to put in it to drink.
However, there was one thing that did annoy us. The question was “Where was Beethoven born?”. The answer at the quiz was Germany and we put Austria. The reason why this annoyed us is because Germany didn’t actually exist then and it was just a collection of indepent states. He was born in Bonn in the Electorate of Cologne but then moved to Austria. To me this makes him Austrian or Cologian, not German. As Rob put it so well earlier, I’ll just repeat his point. If you’re born in say Queen Mary’s Hospital but then the next year the knock it down and build a garbage dump, you wouldnt say “I was born in the Queen Mary garbage dump”, you’d still say “I was born in Queen Mary Hospital”. A bit annoying as this would have made it a tie or even a win for us :(. We did however get 10/10 for Sport, the only team to manage this but we also got a bit of a booing 🙂
Today wasn’t so great as I had work in the morning and I was pretty damn tired. I also managed to burn my arm whilst getting some rolls out of my oven on the tray which hurt like a bitch. Well, my day can only get better as later on tonight I’ll be heading down the pub for a pub quiz with my rents, Rob and my mate Aaron. Let’s win some money from alcoholics yer!
P.S. We did win the 2nd Place Pineapple Prize. I’ll post the picture of us with it when I get sent it.