Tweetsteria Trivia Game Host

Game show host – added that job to my resume this week.

game show studio cagneys tweetsteria

Wednesday night (May 24, 2017) Raymbo was in Mississauga, the place where I grew up you know, to give back to the community as Game Show host.  Four hundred and twenty bucks, which is twenty one $20 bills.

Tweetsteria Raymi w Laura Bilotta
I was the star power behind Tweetsteria’s suburban debut. Laura from Single in the City called me to super fan hype the Twitter hysteria she hopes to spark with this thing, She called me too late though…   I could have wrangled many, many more desperate Mississaugans that are my peeps in those parts.

Laura Bilotta twenty dollar bills Tweetsteria Raymi the Minx

To make it even more special I put on a lavender dress, and wore long purple gloves.  A cartoonist in the room captured the look in pen and ink – classic.
Raymi in dress with purple gloves
My purple hand dispensed cash to single people – the is Purple Hand P.O.V. below.

Purple glove hand POV cash Tweetsteria winner

Fun and fiscally rewarding, Tweetsteria wouldn’t be remarkable except the winners get cold hard cash, twenty dollar bills!

I have a pretty good feeling about the game.  It’ll probably take off.  Trivia for Singles paid for by local businesses. It sounds contrived but it works. Everybody in the room knew each other by the end of the night and the people who didn’t use their real Twitter accounts missed out.

Adrian at Tweetsteria

Here’s Adrian who is my long time pal from Mississauga. i think he had a good time but didn’t win any $20s or get lucky in any other way.Tweetseria winner get money

Tweetsteria is a Twitter powered trivia game for Single people looking for love and money. It’s a new digital enhanced Singles event that requires a specially tricked-out restaurant.   Rob below is the head trickster and that’s Alex from Cagney’s Steakhouse and Wine bar in Mississauga. Rob set the whole thing up, and it worked okay except the Twitter feed wasn’t always displayed chronologically which is kinda important in a time sensitive race , to be first.


Cagney’s looks like a game show set already, but they chose it because it has big TVs over the bar. To put on the show requires a bar with at least  two televisions; one to put up questions and another to search for answers on Twitter, all posts marked with the #Tweetsteria hashtag.

rami crowd wiode

Its all paid for by sponsors, and so was I. So FYI this is the sponsored part pf this blog. On the night, I gave money on behalf of a personal injury lawyer Zayouna Law and Softtron Tax and Weed-A-Way lawn maintenance and Thermo-Bilt Window and Doors and Master Mechanic and DRMG direct mail company yeah I know… Sponsored part over. Just us again. What do these companies all have in common? They’re all boring as hell. Something like this, someone like me tweeting for them and now blogging for them is probably the most exciting thing that’s ever happened, like ever. And it just might be the most exciting thing that ever will happen. Hopefully not, but it probably is.

Tweetsteria works to hook up singles

Tweetsteria brought out some geeky gals – the blond is my friend  @heather

Erika Fergusson with Heather the babe
An exciting mix of drama and confusion followed most questions in Tweetsteria – confusing to find out who won as the one Twitter update would always bring ten tweets or more at once, and Laura would always have to scroll back to find the winner, the first to post. There were laughs too when players had different answers and nobody’s answer matched Laura’s answer –another type of hysteria ensued.

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Attractive strangers got involved.

Couple times the players won food from the kitchen and one time it came out on fire!cagneys flaming Sagnaki
Behold Cagney’s flaming Saganaki – cheese in Pita bread drenched in Ouzo and set ablaze.

Would have been a great part of the show show except the waitress delivered it to the wrong person. Here he is giving back where it belongs.

steaming Sagnaki switch back

Raymi with Laura Bilotta from Single in the City, Tweetsteria

After the last question, it was clear the alpha team led by @S_Tam won the most twenties and so Laura gave cash and her book as Grand Prize.




Ring Girl at Hogtown Live Wrestling in Toronto

live wrestling in Toronto - socktoberfest

Played a bit part in some thrilling sports theatre on Sat Oct 1st 2016, when I appeared as the official Ring Girl (ring person?) at the Hogtown live Wrestling event in Toronto at the Super Wonder Gallery on Bloor st W in Toronto. This was a bit like being a cat in room full of rocking chairs… I had to keep one eye on the action, but most of all I just worked hard just staying out of everyone’s way.

Live wrestling needs Ring Girls to fetch discarded costumes and props and hold up signage showing the match number and wrestlers’ names etc, and I got the call because I have experience doing it! This is my third appearance as ring girl but the other two times were for boxing matches.

Wrestling is different. The guys are more colourful and way more into themselves and their characters.

wide angle of the wrestling ring at Super Wonder Gallery

Not many of them even noticed me, except to tell me to move, or ‘watch out!’ . But I added to the excitement in my own way.

Raymi reocking the wrestling ring at Hogtown Wrestling in Toronto

The Super Wonder Gallery added the colored lights and stocked the bar with beer and whisky and were very generous (to me) with both. It was a good atmosphere, and everyone had a real good time. The people who came in off the street couldn’t believe it – the show is really exceptional. It’s well written and full of dramatic stunts, high falls, slaps and barrel rolls.

Raym the Minxi with wrestler's costume at Hogtown Wrestling event in Toronto

The matches were exciting and kept everyone pretty much riveted to their chairs – nobody knew the outcomes except maybe the wrestlers! Haha no honestly I couldn’t tell if it was real or scripted. When I asked one of the guys backstage he changed the subject and started asking me about my wings – it worked. i talked all about my wings.

Raymi the Ring Girl watching wrestlers at Hogtown Wrestling

Frankie from Amicos late night pizza Toronto posed with me at the ring- its part of a Ring Girl’s contract to pose with sponsors, plus Amico’s Pizza is delicious and I’m going to have a late night party there for my blog peeps this winter.

Pizza Toronto Raymi wih Frankie from Amico's Pizza with Raymi the Minx at Hogtown Wrestling

Rob Campbell wrote about collecting Toronto wrestling posters after I saw him at the show; he paid three bucks each for these posters (they’re not even that old) and thinks they’ll be worth a mint in a few years. Maybe they will now that I posed with them!

raymi with werestling poster

Hung with the wrestlers out back and got in the action when they were recording videos and taking pictures. I suppose the longer i hang around, the more they’ll work me into their drama but honestly if there’s even the smallest chance I’ll get an elbow in the face then I’m out.

Here I am – divide and conquer.

Raymi separates the wrestlers from their fan girl

The costumes are great – I met the girl who made some of them. Designer Lori Peltonen aka Monster Muffin aka Muffin aka Muffy.

Designer Lori Peltonen aka

Monster Muffin aka Muffin or Muffy. She came and sat ringside and watched the whole show. Later I found out she’s a roller derby star and skates with Team Ontario, Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars and The Chicks Ahoy.

I wish I knew more about the backstories of the individual wrestlers. Before the next match I hope to watch some of the Rogers TV shows and get a bead on who everyone is and what they did before and where they stand in the rankings. You get out what you put in, and I like the vibe here.

Live wrestling in Toronto

Come out on Nov 11th to the next show – Super Wonder Gallery