12/2/2005

First Annual Contest

Filed under: — Kate @ 8:25 pm EST

Alright people, listen up! I’ve decided to try starting a new tradition here at the Landslide in my Ego. But in order for it to succeed as a tradition, all of you have to play along.

It’s really quite easy. All you have to do is take your best guess at the following three questions:

1) How many speakers are in Kate’s apartment?

Things like cell phones and clock radios don’t count, but subwoofers and computer speakers do. And they have to be in use—as Edo pointed out to me, we have two speakers stashed in a closet (they don’t count).

Now for anyone who might have heard a figure quoted in the past, I can assure you that it’s outdated. We didn’t even know ourselves until we counted today.

And for those of you who haven’t a clue, I’ll try to even the playing field a little bit… um, it’s a lot. We must have miles of speaker wire in this place.

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2) How many teeth are in Kate’s mouth?

Okay, I know this sounds like a strange question, but I have an unusal number of teeth for an average adult. Every time I go to the dentist, the hygienist gets a puzzled look on her face and starts counting them.

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3) How many pairs of shoes does Kate own?*

I will only reveal the true answer if someone guesses the exact number. Otherwise, I’ll just tell you who had the closest guess.

*As of today, 12/4/05. You never know when I might buy another pair.

Grand Prize, a scrumptious assortment of home made goodies, baked by yours truly, goes to the person whose three answers are the closest overall.

Bonus for anyone who guesses one of the numbers exactly.

To enter, send your guesses and your snail mail address to landslide at dunedan dot com, with the subject CONTEST, by 11:59 PM on 12/17/05.

Please refrain from making any guesses in the comments, but feel free to ask questions or berate me for what a stupid idea this is.

14 Responses to “First Annual Contest”

  1. Larakin Says:

    ooohh.. good idea!

  2. daveT Says:

    can i ask how many audio/home theater systems you have?

    can i ask how many teeth a “normal” adult has?

    are we talking imelda marcos here?

  3. Kate Says:

    I can’t really answer those questions, especially since I’ve already received two contest entries. But I will say this: you don’t need me to tell you how many teeth a normal adult has.

  4. daveT Says:

    it would have saved me 45 seconds from a web search…

  5. daveT Says:

    can we ask if you had wisdom teeth pulled?

  6. Kate Says:

    You can ask. But I won’t give you an answer.

    I know, I’m so evil.

  7. Stan Says:

    *star wras geek voice* Can I ask how many teeth you have? Can I ask how many pairs of shoes you have? Can I ask how many speakers you have? *star wras geek voice*

  8. daveT Says:

    mind tricks only work on the weak minded… oh well was worth a shot

  9. daveT Says:

    did i win yet?

  10. Kate Says:

    I’ll let you know in six days.

  11. daveT Says:

    are we there yet?

  12. Kate Says:

    Dude! Quit annoying me or I’ll disqualify you!

  13. DaveT Says:

    sorry was doing the bart simpson annoying homer on vacation. i’ll go hide in my cave now.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Go hide in a sarlac pit why don’t you?

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