1) b, of course. This student fell asleep in class, sitting in the middle of the front row, pretty much once or twice a week (it's a five hour/week class). Perhaps not surprisingly, this student revealed an active gaming life at one point.
2) a. Yes, two men had signed up.
3) b. One of the men brought a heated chip dip, though he did reveal that his wife made it.
4) c. So, yes, it could have been worse. Nonetheless, two hours too many.
Bonus question. I lost count. But, that's partly because there were a lot of retirees there, too. And life partners.
We have one lovely couple (well, there's more than one) with one partner in the department; the other partner is charming and delightful, and baked a yummy pumpkin treat with pumpkins they'd grown in their garden. And several of the retirees brought food, too. And some people who hadn't signed up when I saw the sign up on Friday brought food. So I lost count.
No one got all the answers right, alas. But, since you were all good sports about participating, I will haply send you postcards! Drop me your mail address to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll pop some cards in the mail!
Having the retirees there made me realize that I'm now one of the oldsters in the department.