It started innocently quite some years ago. A little pub just outside my neighborhood started advertising trivia nights. It sounded like fun so I called a girlfriend and asked her if she would like to meet me there and give it a try. That girlfriend then called another girlfriend and so it grew until we had a group of six women who would gather weekly to partake in what is known as Trivial Abuse.
Needing a formal name for our team, I suggested we call ourselves the Estrogems. It is the perfect name for a group of very spirited women who together share an amazing amount of wisdom. Okay…sometimes it’s not so amazing, but that doesn’t stop us from attempting to do our best week after week. Rain, snow or sleet, nothing keeps Team Estrogem from fulfilling our weekly ritual and our pursuit of the grand prize of $30.
Over the years, we have had some members leave the group, but the core group remains intact and somewhere along the way we even picked up a man whom we affectionately refer to as our Lone Estrogent. Believe me; he has taken a lot of ribbing over the years for being an Estrogem, but remains secure in his manhood and his ability to be the one we all turn to when we are faced with a sporting question.
We have been playing together for so long that we have come to identify ourselves by our strongest trivia categories. Trasey is the one we turn to for the puzzle type questions, Pat is our resident geography expert, Stacie is the queen of all things movie related and myself…well apparently I excel in cartoons and TV theme songs. We have also been together for so long that we have come to know an entire trivia community. The same teams who gather week after week as well and who desire the same outcome we do. We’ve played the game of playing the game for so long that of course it involves lots of spirited bantering amongst teams, but all in the name of having fun.