Saturday, May 31, 2008

Trivia Player Picture Series "Marvella Redbush"

Marvella Redbush
Has a flair for the Dramatic
Is a Radioshow Sidekick
Has the silliest Screen Name in Trivia Challenge

I actually spoke with Marvella the other day after receiving the picture above. I call him Marv, he tells me he will try to play every day and make a serious effort to compete this June..

Bring it on Marv, Bring it on!!

IN Sports NEWS:

The Boston Celtics are headed to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1987 and the Larry Bird era.


Now if the NBA can just get their referees to call the right calls.. I almost fell out of my chair last night when Paul Pierce hit a 3 pt shot and was run into as he was shooting and He was called for a foul !!


I guess the Celtics took it personally because they went on to erase a 10 point lead by Detroit and win the game!!

Awesome !!

Celtics and Lakers in the NBA Finals......That's Basketball's equivalent of the Red Sox vs Yankee rivalry in Baseball.

Speaking of the Red Sox they beat Baltimore last night in 13 Innings...Manny Ramirez is still looking for his 500th homerun but he ran like a rabbit last night in the 13th and scored what would prove to be the winning run.

YES, Boston woke up happy today!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Weekly Winner, Trivia Update and Celtics Win

We have a 1st Time winner today and she came on strong winning the past 2 days of competition.

Congratulations go out to :


Great Job Momzy !!

Here is the breakdown for the top 5 for last week:

Player Weekly Pts Overall Standing
1.momzy 122 11
2.dawtch 93 3
3.PG 79 1
4.kathlock 76 2
5.Tom 69 4

Of course the big move for Momzy came over the last 2 days of the week with 2 consecutive wins..Dawtch has continued her strong play and there's a real battle going on between Kathlock and PG. Tom managed to squeak in there too..I'm giving myself a pat on the back.

The weeks quizzes were not all that easy, Science and Religion posed some real problems for people. I saw the comments on the Trivia Page so I asked for a vote for this weeks categories and while there were not too many voters out there we did get enough to make it official.

This weeks category will be Fun Trivia Mix...All Week... Every Day !

This week will reveal not only the Weekly winner which I track, but the Monthly winner will also be Highlighted.

The question is will it be PG or Kathlock ???


I wonder if the announcer with one name "MASON" regrets the way he introduced the Boston Celtics in Detroit last night.

He started by telling the partisan crowd that he was about to introduce " Some of the greatest athletes in the world" and the crowd cheered, then he said "But first let me introduce the starting lineup for the Boston Celtics!!"

OUCH, that was a bit of a snub!

So the apparent not so great Celtics Players took the floor and subsequently took the game with a commanding performance , winning by 14 points, 94-80

Great Job Celtics

Friday, May 23, 2008

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R.

I really dislike emails that ask me to send them on to 10 more people, but in this case my sister sent me this email which explains how to identify the symptoms of a stroke. it's worth the read and could save a life...Please take a minute to read it.

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call
paramedics) ....she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening

Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die.... they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) ( i.e. It is sunny out today)
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 999/911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue..If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other , that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tom's Trivia Picture Series..The 1st Nude!!

At the Tender age of 6 Weeks

The IQ

Likes the Science Quizzes
Loves those Southern Calif. Beaches
Thinking about being a Nudist

IQ emailed me..He's psyched about today's test and wants me to post Science and Technology quizzes every day, Not gonna happen..

Good luck today on the Quiz

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Those Boston Teams!!

Less than 48 hours after beating Queen James and the Cleveland Cavaliers..The Boston Celtics defeated the Detroit Pistons 88-79 in the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Scoring was led by Kevin Garnett , 26 points.

Paul Pierce threw in some beautiful fall away shots and had 22 points.

Rajon Rondo had 5 steals and 7 assists to go along with 11 points

Kendrick Perkins had 10 rebounds and really helped to control the boards.

We are still waiting to see Ray Allen step up ( 9pts) but I saw glimmers of the old Ray in this game.

The Boston Red Sox followed up the remarkable No Hit performance by John Lester , a cancer survivor, on Monday. With another fine pitching performance by rookie Justin Masterson who notched his first win in the Majors.

For Jason Varitek's it was his 4th No Hitter as catcher and it should put him in the record books and maybe even the Hall of Fame.

The last 2 No Hitters pitched in the Majors were pitched by Red Sox Pitchers!!

Tonight the Red Sox faithful will get their first look at Bartolo Colon on the mound, the 35 year old pitcher will start against the Kansas City Royals tonight in Boston.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Trivia Player Picture Series, here's DAWTCH !!


Hailing from Indiana and a new player this month it looks like Dawtch has got good control of the mouse today completing Monday's test at Tom Trivia Challenge in only 36 Seconds!! It must be Witchcraft!!

She sent me the picture above and also a link to her blog. The Life And Times

Great to have you in Tom's Trivia Challenge Dawtch...Tell your friends to come and play..!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weekly Winner, Trivia Update, GAME 7

Player Weekly Pts Overall Standing
1. kathlock 122 2
2. soy-boy 93 5
3.PG 79 1
4. dawtch 76 9
5.Operator9 69 3

Kathlock from Blurb from the Burbs slipped ahead of PG this week for weekly points winner...I think PG may have waited a little too late one evening and that may have cost him consecutive wins!!


The New-Boy better known as Soy-Boy to the trivia players, was just immortalized in the Player Picture Series this week. I told you he was a rising star...Not only that but he's kicked me out of the top 5 for the month!! I have other pictures MUHAHAHAHA!!

PG, once referred to as P-Genius on the shoutbox for the trivia game can't be happy with this weeks scores!!

Dawtch is a mystery player...currently 9th overall and has really poured it on this week taking 4th place for weekly points gained.. Good luck Dawtch...And we could use a picture of you for the series...

Operator9 has made a comeback...we saw her scores slip...I think she blamed it in on being busy or tired.New Job. WHATEVER!!.She must be getting her sleep now..really we don't want to hear excuses at Tom's Trivia Challenge!!!!!

Only other news...

Celtics are playing game 7 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston today!!!


Friday, May 16, 2008

SOY-BOY and the Trivia Picture Series Continues

Soy Boy and his twin sister, Soy Girl!! I wonder why she isn't competing in Tom's Trivia Challenge?? A rising star at Tom's Trivia , Soy-Boy started out with a slightly different dream....

He Wanted to be a COW- BOY .... BABY !!

Or maybe the Marlboro Man..what's he got in his mouth??

Soon after his Cow-Boy dreams faded away...He thought maybe he'd be the next American Idol...

But he didn't want to end up singing as an Elvis Impersonator all his life...

So now he's, a student, a teacher and an avid Boston Sports Fan

His BIG DREAM ....... To Be Number 1 on Tom's Trivia!!

Thanks for the pics Soy-Boy and please ask your sister not to get mad at me !! Oh and in that first picture....Those are some nice pants!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Trivia Players Picture Series, 4 New Faces!!

The Player Pictures have really started coming in fast..If you missed any of the new pictures be sure to check the Picture Gallery or view the slide show located in the upper right hand corner...clicking on that will take you right to the entire gallery of players too.

While there you can leave comments on individual pictures of those players you are up against in Tom's Trivia Challenge...Please be nice!!

That's JLO on the Left and IQ on the right
Little Sis and Big Bro
One lives on the East coast and one on the West

IT'S....Gutterguy !!
Seamless Gutter Specialist
Owns his own Pond

Quiet now!!..It's SAS!!....She's thinking about her trivia question....

Okay, She's got it!!

SAS is a big fan of Gutterguy!
Loves to Sail
Rescues Parakeets
and enjoys dining out

Thanks to all the players that have sent in their pictures !!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Weekly Trivia Winner, Happy Mothers Day!!

1st I'd like to say Happy Mother's Day to All the Mothers out there!

Remember without your mother none of you would be here!!

With a renewed commitment, PG has stormed the Tom's Trivia Challenge !! He vowed to "Play Every Day" at the beginning of the month....and by doing so he scored an AMAZING 132 points in the past week alone....If he keeps this up I may have to change the name of the tournament to PG's Trivia Challenge. PG made it interesting last night, not playing until very late....and coming up with a last minute win in Saturdays Game


Visit Pat and get a look at this week's star at his Blog Annoyingly Boring and tell him where you found out about him!!

Player Weekly Pts Overall Standing
1. PG 132 1
2. The_IQ 84 3
3. kathlock 79 2
4. gutterguy 76 5
5. sas 69 6

It has been a great week at Tom's Trivia Challenge and it's good to see some new names in the Top 5....SAS and Gutterguy...we are still waiting on a player picture for.

Kathlock was our star player last week and IQ will have his picture up in the Trivia Player Picture Series later this week...

I'd like to give Soy Boy an honorable mention for the week, he earned 63 points in the past week and PG's late night win knocked him out of the Weekly Top 5

Keep trying Soy Boy and thanks to everyone for playing..

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Trivia Picture Series: Introducing , TOOTSIE!!

Hey, It's... Tootsie!!!

Tootsie, getting a Make Over
Loves to travel
Go Shopping for shoes
and Dining Out

Thanks, TOOTSIE, and everyone who has been able to send in pictures of themselves for the Tom's Trivia Challenge Picture Series, be sure to visit the Gallery Of Stars if you haven't already .

Not in the picture Series but you want to be???

All you have to do is compete in Tom's Trivia Challenge , then, EMAIL me a picture and you will be immortalized in the Gallery of Stars.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Tom's Trivia Picture Series...Some more of the Girls

Star From Down Under
Not a Nascar Fan

On The Beach
Wannabe Swim Suit Model
and Wicked Smart

The Jackster
Doesn't Like Snakes
Good with Dolls and Pixies
Celtics Fan

Winning Smile !
Loves Pizza
and long walks on the beach

Excellent Driver !!
Loves Rabbits
and a nice glass of Chardonnay

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Well I shirked my administrative duties yesterday on the Trivia Challenge but I am back and I hope I brought MY Brain too, because my scores last week were horribly low...I think it was all the rain and dreary weather or maybe...I am a dunce!!


The scores below reflect the the players who accumulated the most points for the week...There are 6 players this week because there was a tie for third place, plus, I wanted to squeeze The Bonster into the top standings, as she along with Operator9 made their debut on Tom's Hideaway, Trivia Player Picture Series this week....

I am hoping that by showering attention on The Bonster, who made the # 5 spot that maybe I'll get a free Haircut this summer !!

Congrats also to one of our newest players SAS making the top 3!!

I digress,

Announcing: The WINNER for the past week:


That's Kath Lockett our witty and now 2 Time Winner from Down Under...and she's got her 1st book published in Australia Titled: Work/Life Balance For Dummies.

Congrats again Kath!!

Her blog, Blurb from the Burbs is worth the read and her latest post is a funny and insightful look at some of the Joyless Jobs she's had in her life... Personally I'd never realized there were Cucumber Polishers!!

Congratulation to Kath and the other stars of Tom's Hideaway : Trivia Challenge

Player Weekly Total
1.. kathlock 94
2. PG 91
3. Operator9 89
3. bunny 89
4. sas 74
5. TheBonster 65

Any of our winners above whose name is underlined or highlighted in color are linked to their Picture or Web Page.. If you haven't told me you have a web page or sent me a picture for the Picture Series..Do It today !!! My email is on the sidebar.

Thanks to all the new players out there and hope to see you all at the Trivia Challenge this week..I have to go take my test!!

Celtics Win Today, Trivia UpdateTomorrow!!

I'll give out the Weekly Point Winner Tomorrow...I worked, I worked out, I had to watch the Celtics, attend a Birthday Party, Watch the Season Finale of Dexter....I was BUSY !!!

K.G., Paul Pierce, Perk and Ray with a little Rajon in there somewhere and ....

The Celtics win game 7 convincingly and as asked by none other than Pixiepants himself, one of our Trivia Players!!

Tom's Hideaway is starting the chant!!

Let's Go Celtic...LET"S GO CELTICS

Say goodbye to the Hawks!!

Celtics are Getting ready to take on King James and the Cleveland Caviliers on Tuesday

Thursday, May 01, 2008

More Trivia Players Pics , Monthly Update

CONGRATS !! Operator9

April's #1 Player

I've been getting lots of pictures from our players and today we feature 2 more contestants in the increasingly popular Tom's Trivia Challenge.

In March we had 20 players and by the end of April we are up to 35 players, and I would encourage you all to play every day as it's the total points you earn that determine our weekly winner who is Immortalized right here at Tom's Hideaway every Sunday!!

Take Tom for example...He had only 1 win in April but managed to come in 2nd overall in points for the month!!

He was also the weekly winner last week..Go Tom!!

Now take a look some of those you compete against at Tom's Trivia Challenge



Stylish Dresser
Lover of Cookies
Hair Stylist Extraordinaire

3 Pictures from Rambo

Rambo's Early Years

Leading his Gang of misfits

Pistol in hand...

Studying his Trivia

You can see a slide show with more of the Trivia Players at the top right corner of the blog..If you can get me a picture of yourself via email, also on right side of the blog..I'll post it with your Player Name only....Believe me if I used Rambo's real name he'd have to kill me...

We take Anonymity seriously here at Tom's Hideaway