One of the things I discovered when I moved to a new city is that without small children, meeting new people is not as easy as it used to be. I missed my coffee buddies and knitting groups. So, of course, I turned to the Internet. I found Meetup! The site offers groups for almost everything I needed. My first foray into the groups was a photography group. I went to a meeting and then went to the wrong spot for a nature walk for photography. Bummer. That group is still on hold for me. I didn’t have the time (because I was working) to make the meetings and didn’t want to attend unless I could be more involved. My second was last night. I attended the Weeknight Wind-down with a Stitch and Bitch group. I had no idea what I would be find. We met at a cute little coffee corner with lots of art and interesting beers and wine. Great little artsy spot complete with a lending library of books. The group of women was very diverse and very welcoming. There were four knitters, two jewelry crafters, and one needle point. Conversation varied from one person’s trip to China and search for yarn that ended up in an Indigo fabric shop…. drool… photos were wonderful… to bee keeping and bat houses, not the Adam West kind. What a fascinating group of women and smart!
The evening was topped off by a Trivia challenge that consisted of three themes and 12 questions each. Looney Tunes (there is an advantage to being of an age)
2. A description of a little guy with a roman soldiers helmet and a funny way of talking was the next stumper for some, but not my group of ladies.
Next theme was famous last words. I can’t remember any of the examples, but we aced the category.
The final group of questions were based on Board Games…. ugh… not my specialty. There were bonus questions in this segment.
Bonus question one – On what city was the board game Monopoly based?
Answers – Sorry I don’t know how to put these upside down.
1. Gossamer – who knew?
2. Marvin the Martian
3. Atlantic City
The Knitting ladies won the top two spots! We were also a little more sober than the rest of the crowd.
Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.