Pandemic Journal, Day 409

I like trivia, but there are days when it can get a bit out of control, and today was one of them.

I’m currently in three Learned League mini-leagues: 21st Century Literature (which started today), LGBT, and General Knowledge Puzzle League. I am in no danger of winning any of them – but I’m trying my best, which meant attempting to answer 18 questions between the three mini-leagues today.

I also look at every day’s One Day Specials – today, there were four: Curves, Lewis and Clark, Spiders, and Trees in Literature. Each one has twelve questions. I didn’t enter any of today’s contests, but I did read the questions carefully.

My pub trivia group meets every Thursday evening on Zoom – some weeks, we just talk, but today, we actually tried answering questions that the organizer of the trivia had used…in 2011. It was fun, but some of the questions had aged badly.

And finally, I’m doing the 2021 Spring Almaniac. There are 81 questions, which you answer by doing research in the World Almanac. The question packet and Almanac arrived in late March, and I answered the first few questions right away. I brought it with me last week on our vacation – and never looked at it. Today, I looked at the packet and discovered that the deadline is Monday, so I spent three hours on it this afternoon and answered 35 or so questions – I still have 23 to go.

Fun, fun, fun!