Trivial Pursuit

I grew up on a steady diet of Jeopardy, part of a family so competitive about trivia that we produced a University of Colorado at Boulder Trivia Bowl champ/Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? contestant (not me) and warped the rest of us for life. To this day, my kin and I — who've constantly battled over everything from Scrabble to dueling "top ten" lists — can't get together without whipping out the Scene It? (or substitute the trivia game of fashion) for an unfriendly round of sneering one-upsmanship.

That understood, you probably won't find me at Buzzer Battle, a weekly trivia game with changing topics that amuses patrons at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Iliff Park Saloon, 2300 South Chambers Road in Aurora, and at 6:30 p.m. every Friday at Eck's Saloon, 9890 West Girton Drive in Lakewood. But maybe you'll run into my bloodthirsty brothers. Competing is free, and because audience participation is encouraged, it's just as much fun to watch. This week's themes are Judas Priest (Iliff Park) and NASCAR (Eck's). Visit www.myspace.com/buzzerbattle.
Thursdays, 7 p.m., 2007

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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