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It’s quiz night tonight, as it is on the first Tuesday of every month. Come to Hurley’s at 8pm to have your knowledge of useless trivia challenged and heckle the virgin quizmasters.
I play Magic: The Gathering. I’m not very good. The people I play with are very good. I get beaten. A lot. I need to fix this.
We all know that the only way to get better at something is to
upload the skill from the Matrix practice, practice, practice. So with that in mind, I’m heading out on Sunday night to a Magic tournament so I can test my skills against some different people and maybe pick up a few hints and tricks. Who knows, I might even win.
hectic social calendar small and demanding child to look after, getting nights out is difficult, and these things have a nasty habit of clumping together, so I’m actually missing a rum cake party (a rum party may have been irresistible but rum cake I can handle) and another celebratory event just so I can sit in a room full of guys playing cards. Luckily I have a very understanding wife who happens to have a thing for geekiness.
Yes it’s that time again. Find the book, report the catch on bookcrossing and tell us here in a comment. In this picture the red square is where I left the book. Go get it!
Last night after work I headed over to El Diablo Rojo, a tapas bar on Peel for a very pleasant evening with my fellow Toastmasters. There was free beer and free food and good company, what else could I ask for? The food didn’t seem very tapas-like but it was still good. Who knew beef and bananas would be a good combination? The beer was the non-spanish quebecois favourite Maudite and was stronger than I realized. The company had me discussing gaming, the UK, domain names, Facebook and craigslist and made me totally lose track of time until Jen called at 8:05 to ask why I wasn’t at quiz yet.
I dashed over to Hurley’s to arrive midway through round one of the quiz to join Jen and our other teammates, Marie-Jo and her Scottish beau Jonathan. We didn’t win the quiz but we had fun trying, and everyone now knows I want to have John Cusack’s babies.
Yes it’s that time again. I’ve left a book at the location that this photo was taken at (you can even see the book!). Tell us where it is, and go claim the book!
Don’t forget to register the catch on bookcrossing.com when you have the book.
So where is it?
Here are some lyrics for 10 of the songs I listened to on the way to work today. Can you identify them? No Googling!
1: But you all know I tried
So forget about it, girl
My head’s like a kite
When such a creature I sight.
I seem to recognize your face – Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town by Pearl Jam
Haunting, familiar, yet I cant seem to place it
Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name
Lifetimes are catching up with me
You know I didn’t even know her name – December 1963 by The Four Seasons
But I was never gonna be the same
What a lady, what a night!
4: shes crazy about her daddy
Oh she believes in him
She loves her daddy.
Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. (cover version, bonus points for the artist I listened to) – Strawberry Fields, but by whom??
It’s getting hard to be someone but it all works out.
It doesn’t matter much to me.
I’d bring her gold and frankincense and myrrh – Jane by The Barenaked Ladies
She thought that I was making fun of her
She made me feel I was fourteen again
7: Life is so boring it’s really got me snoring I’m wearing out the flooring in a cheap motel
But I don’t have to work and I might be sinning but I never have to listen to the rings of school bells
8: I dream of a place that’s hedged with roses
With a man in the middle don’t talk in riddles
You get hung on every single word
Some call it high, some call it low
9: tongue tied and a visceral third degree
feel warm center of gravity
wash us all away
body never lies
Xylla was an archetype,. – 88 Lines about 44 Women – but by whom?
the voodoo queen the queen of rap.
Joan thought men were second best
to masturbating in the bath
Update: The book has gone, but here’s the photo in case you still want to tell me where it is:
It’s time for another Montreal Scavenger Hunt. Sadly the battery died on my camera so I didn’t get a photo of the location, I’ll try to add one later. I left a book behind a small statue of an old lady standing beside a horse. The statue is outside a store somewhere in the area encompassed by Sherbrooke St to the north, de Maisonneuve to the south, Peel to the east and Atwater to the west.
Find the location, grab the book, come back here and leave a comment telling us where it was. And remember to go to bookcrossing.com to register the catch!
It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means it’s Quiz Night at Hurley’s Irish Pub.
Every month we have someone different hosting the quiz, and tonight that someone is me! I have eight categories of challenging trivia for you to enjoy with your beer and bar snacks.
Here’s a sneak peek at my categories:
- S is for Science
- M is for Music
- G is for Geography
- F is for Film
- H is for History (I can hear the groans already)
- L is for Literature
- T is for TV
- The Mystery Category
I will also be setting a challenge at the start of the quiz, to be completed by the end of the quiz.
So come join us tonight at 8pm, upstairs at Hurley’s on Crescent below St Catherine. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team, we can always find a team for you to join.
You know the rules by now. Find where this photo was taken, grab the free book, come back here and tell us where it was, go to bookcrossing.com and register the catch.
So where is it (click to enbiggen)?
UPDATE 3: The book is gone! And so, interestingly enough, is the tree… It was outside the restaurant on the corner of Sherbrooke and University, next to the Canadian institution Tim Hortons.
UPDATE 2: The book is still there, so it’s time for another clue. The tree is at the entrance to an independant restaurant, next door to a Canadian institution.
UPDATE: The book is still there this morning. Maybe you need an extra clue: The tree is at the bottom of a small flight of steps off the street close to a major intersection.
It’s been a while, but the Montreal Scavenger Hunt is back. Identify the location of the photo below, go there and claim the book I’ve hidden there. Tell us all about it in a comment, and register the catch at BookCrossing.com.
I was feeling festive for some reason, so the book is hidden under this tree. The tree is outside, but only just. It is somewhere between McGill Campus to the north, de Maisonneuve to the south, McGill College to the west and Parc (yes, it’s still Parc) to the east. So where is it?
(Click to enbiggen)
Day 1: The Bay – de Maisonneuve side
Day 2: Crescent, outside a chocolate shop
Day 3: Burnside Hall, McGill Campus
Day 4: The back of the Screaming Eagle boot store on St Laurent
Day 5: Place Montreal Trust, first floor, outside Omer De Serres.
For the last scavenger hunt of 2006 I went indoors, and I went Xmassy.
Identify the location of this photo and let us know in a comment. To find the book I left nearby, walk north (well, Montreal north) from the spot this photo was taken from until you come to a small chair on it’s own overlooking the floor below. In front of the chair is some festiveness. The book is under the festiveness.
I’ll post all of the week’s locations tomorrow.
The week of scavenger hunting continues. Today I have two photos for you. The book has been left behind a metal plate against the wall between the two buildings shown.
Identify the location and tell us about it in a comment. And if you find the book, don’t forget to register the catch at bookcrossing.com.
This one should give you a big clue:
And this one probably won’t:
It’s all scavenger hunting all week long. Identify the location of the photo below. Tell us about it in a comment. Go get the book I left there (you can even see the book in the photo today!)
I left home this morning, got on the train, then realised I’d forgotten to put a book in my bag. Luckily I had a bag of random goodies in my bag instead which I’ve left at the location below.
Identify the location, tell us all about it in a comment, go there and look under the first of the steps to the left of the Totem for the bag of goodies.
This photo was taken east of Guy, south of Sherbrooke, north of St Catherine and west of Peel.
I’ve decided to have a week full of scavenger hunts leading up to xmas, so this is the first. Identify the location of the photo below, go there, retrieve the book from the xmas tree under the wreath. Leave a comment here to tell everyone where it is.
There is one slight problem. The big black pot that the xmas tree is sitting in is more hollow than I expected it to be, and the book fell in. You may need very long arms or a small act of vandalism to retrieve the book.
So, where is this?
I forgot the camera, so this is another descriptive one, maybe Greg will get out there with his camera again.
The rules: Identify the location from my description. Go there, photograph it if you wish, find the book hidden there and go register the catch at bookcrossing.com. Don’t forget to leave a comment here telling us where you found it.
Today you have to find a statue of Queen Victoria (there are more than one in Montreal, so you’d better hope you find the right one!). When you’re there, walk south (try not to get run over) until you come to a small alley that goes nowhere. At the end of the alley is some steps. The book is under the steps.
I found a good spot. I took a photo. I planted a book. Then I got to work and realised I’d forgotten my USB cable, so I can’t upload the photo.
I’ll give you a description instead, but first the rules. Identify the location from the
photo description, go there, find the book, post a comment here telling us where it is, and register the catch at bookcrossing.com.
So, the location is somewhere south of Sherbrooke, north of Rene Levesque, east of Peel and west of Bleury. The photo I took is of a corporate mural portraying the wine making process, painted on a wall at the back of a parking lot. Just east of the mural is a church. On the east side of the church is a sign that says “Minister”. Beneath that sign is a rock. The book is under the rock.
Due to a lack of bookcrossed books and a lack of photos and a lack of time, there is no scavenger hunt this week.
I think I’m going to turn it into a bi-weekly or monthly event so I don’t run out of books completely.
If you feel like hunting for something, get out on the streets with your digital camera and find a pink umbrella. The first photo of a pink umbrella wins the grand prize of, umm, well nothing, but it’s fun, right?
Last night was quiz night at Hurley’s Irish Pub. The quiz was tough, but that’s ok because the room was full of Montreal bloggers, and we all know how smart Montreal bloggers are.
We were in the lead up to the last couple of rounds, before getting wiped out by some impossible song lyrics and tricky “famous animals” questions. Congrats to the Scotsman and his new bride and their glamorous assistants, JonasParker and the inimitable Art.
I remembered to take a photo on the way to work today, so it’s scavenger hunt time again. Tell me where the picture below was taken, go there and take a similar photo for your own blog, and collect the book which is hidden behind this piece of art.
If you catch the book, remember to register it at bookcrossing.com.
This photo was taken North of St Catherine St, South of Dr Penfield, East of Peel and West of University. Good hunting.
Yes, it’s that time again. If you don’t know the rules by now: Identify the location of the photo below, go there, find the free book, rejoice, take a photo and post it on your blog for bonus brownie points, leave a comment here telling me where it is.
This is a very easy one, but finding the book might be a little trickier. Near where this photo was taken is a back alley. Down that alley is a small seating area. Furkle around in the undergrowth next to the first bench and you will find the book (unless someone got there before you).
Don’t forget to register the caught book at bookcrossing.com.
So, where is it?
Sorry, no scavenger hunt today, mostly because I forgot to bring a book in with me, but also because I need to take more photos.
The one photo I have left is of one of the new parking meter poles, and I decided it’s a little unfair to make people scour the city looking for a specific parking spot number.
No Hunt last week, as I was sick with the worst cold in the world ever (until the next one). But I’m back and it’s time for the 9th Montreal Scavenger Hunt.
The rules: Identify the location in the photo below and tell me via a comment or post a similar picture of the same location on your blog with a trackback. I’ve also hidden a book at the location (it’s in the flowerbed across the street), so if you find it remember to register the capture at bookcrossing.com. It’s an Anne McCaffrey book, a good one from before she went too far.
I also have a message to Montreal drivers to accompany this particular photo: Those yellow stripy things you see painted across streets around the city are not just decorative. If you see a pedestrian waiting to cross or already crossing at one please don’t just ignore them and drive by. Please don’t pretend to accelerate deliberately. Just stop and let the person cross, it will cost less than a minute of your precious time. Thank you.
So, where is this?
Once again it’s time for my weekly Montreal Scavenger Hunt. Identify the location of the photo below and tell me via a comment or post your own photo of the location on your blog. I’ve released a book there, so if you find it make sure to go to bookcrossing.com to record the fact.
It’s ok to leave satanic horror fiction in a church isn’t it?
I was indisposed yesterday, so the Montreal Scavenger Hunt is a day late. I doubt anyone cares but me.
As usual, the rules: Identify the location of the photo below and either tell me where it is in a comment or go there and take your own photo to post on your blog. Once again I’ve released a book at this location, hidden under those stairs. If you find it remember to go to BookCrossing to record the capture (the book’s id is on the inside of the front cover).
This photo was taken south of Sherbrooke, North of Rene Levesque, East of Peel and West of University. So where is it?
The Book – It was found by a BookCrosser. It amused me to leave a book about English country walks in Canada; I apologise if it’s not a very exciting read.
Dawson – VampireFreaks, the online goth community where the Dawson gunman chose to display his mental defects, have been busy raising money which they are donating to the Montreal Children’s Hospital (after the hospital got the OK from the da Sousa family). It may not be for completely altruistic reasons, but it’s still a really nice gesture. So far they’re up to 2500USD.
The Hamster – He’s out of intensive care and “stable”. Clarkson managed to get a smile from him by calling him a crap driver. Fans have already raised over 30,000UKP for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance on his behalf.
No Cars Go – Today is car-free day in Montreal. The timing is between the two rush hours, which kind of defeats the object. The trains weren’t any busier this morning.
Breakfast – We’re going to Eggspectations for breakfast tomorrow. I heart Eggspectations.
*Update* I walked by on the way to the train at 4pm and the book was still there. Someone go claim it!
Yes it’s Tuesday again, doesn’t time fly? That means it’s time for another Montreal Scavenger Hunt. As usual, the rules: locate where the photo below was taken, and either post a comment telling me where or post your own photo of the location on your blog.
There is added excitement today though. As part of my foray into BookCrossing, I’ve left a book at the location (in one of those little cubby holes underneath the mural). Hopefully it’s still there, in which case the first person on the scene gets a free book, gets to tell me in a comment what the book is, and gets to go to bookcrossing.com and report the catch!
So, where is it?
Yes, it’s that time again, Tuesday means Montreal Scavenger Hunt day. Figure out where in Montreal the photo below was taken and tell me in a comment or go photograph it yourself and put it on your blog.
This one was taken north of St Antoine, south of de Maisonneuve, east of de la Montagne and west of University.
Last night was quiz night at Hurley’s. Good beer (St Ambroise oatmeal stout), good food (nachos, lots and lots of nachos), good company (we teamed up with him and her and chatted with Tyler and Cara and Kim and Walter and Karen and Dusty our fabulous waitress) and a most excellent set of trivia provided by Tyler, including the little known fact that Bruce Springsteen has “dubious vocal quality”.
If you haven’t given quiz night a go yet, I heartily recommend it. First Tuesday of (nearly) every month.
It’s Tuesday, which means Scavenger Hunt day. If you don’t know the rules by now: Figure out where in Montreal this photo was taken and either tell me in a comment or post a similar photo of the location on your own blog.
This one was taken on St Catherine Street, but where?
It’s Tuesday again, which means Montreal Scavenger Hunt time.
The rules: Figure out where the photo was taken and tell me in a comment or take your own photo at the same location and post it on your blog for the added bonus of getting added to my blogroll (exciting eh?).
So here it is.. where is it?
Last week’s scavenger hunt went unanswered. The photo was taken between Burger King and Future Shop on St Catherine Street.
This week I have a slightly easier one for you, but first the rules. Examine the photo below and figure out where it was taken. Tell me where it is in a comment or go take your own photo of the location and post it on your blog.
This photo was taken east of Peel, West of University, North of St Antoine and South of de Masionneuve. So where is it?
It’s time for the second Montreal Scavenger Hunt. You might actually have to go out and look around for this one, but it’s a nice day so go take a stroll.
The rules: Find the location of the picture below, and either leave a comment here telling me where it is or go take a picture of the location and post it on your own blog for extra kudos and the honour of being added to my blogroll.
This photo was taken below de Maisoneuvve, above Rene Levesque, east of Peel and west of Berri. So where is it? (oh and if you’re Fred, nice sentiment but work on your grammar).