Tuesday, April 5, 2011

D is for Doors Contest!

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It's the moment you've all been waiting for - the Great April Fool's Knocked Up Guess the Damned Door Contest!
Vanna, tell them what they have to do:
"Thank you, Cathy! All they have to is is match up the photo of the door with the door's owner!"
That's pretty easy, Vanna.
"Yes, Cathy! But it's not as easy as you think, holding up my hand like this. My wrist is all crampy and I can't unfurl my knuckles. I think that I need more money for this door contest gig."
Vanna, you're just standing there. And you're not even really standing because you're just a picture and you have no legs.
"And you're any better? At least I've got great boobs."
At least mine are REAL!
"Cathy, I wouldn't be bragging about that, if I were you."
Vanna, you may have a great body and great non-existant legs but my nasty appendages are totally real and totally capable of kicking some skinny celebrity butt.
"Ow! Ow! Ow!"

Now that we're alone, here's the dirt: there are 20 doors and 20 names. All but one of the door-owners have a blog and, as well as the names, I'm including a link to their blogs so you can go and scout out their sites for clues. There are no specific clues planted but it's surprising how many people's front doors match up with the personality of their owners. While you're there, say hello and give them a follow – I know all of them and they have some of the greatest blogs on the planet.

Then, guess whose door belongs to who. Send them in an email to me at: catherinegwendolynne at hotmail dot com or here. Don't guess the doors in the comments because you don't want to help other people get the right answers, do you?
Not when there's a super duper prize package waiting for you!
That's right, the top three guessers will each win a special Life on the Muskoka Prize Package full of cool Muskoka-stuff I haven't bought yet!!!
Yes, I know, you're excited!
I'll give you almost a week to send me your guesses. Please include a link to your blog, if you have one, and I'll give you a plug on prize day.
Winners will be announced Tuesday, April 12.
Now, drumroll please - here are the DOORS!!!!!

1 - the mysterious atmospheric door

2 - the happy aluminum door with outside lamp

3 - the bright white door with matching snowbank

4 - the cheery antique door with cute decoration

5 - the modern angled shiny door

6 - the classic door, open to welcome strangers

7 - fancy door with fancy red decoration

8 - beautiful oval door with manicured gardens

9 - a one-of-a-kind door in the refinishing

10 - 'welcome spring' says the smiling skeleton door

11 - a Victorian screen door and a porch that says "welcome"

12 - a cute 50s vintage door in natty navy and white

13 - attractive suburban door with matching sidelights

14 - shiny ox-red door with expansive white trim

15 - vintage hand-painted paddles on a well-loved door

16 - the door with the best lips

17 - classic Americana door with brass touches
and a mini-snowman

18 - round archway doors with lots of glass

19 - mysterious red door with mysterious letter 'A'

20 - House buried in snow - at least I think there's a house back there...

You'll notice one of the entries isn't a door. It's a house. In fact, you can't even see the door because the snowbank is so high... that's because I started this contest off as a HOUSE contest and only one lovely person sent me a house. So there.. 19 doors and one house.

Here's the list of Usual and Unusual Suspects:

That's it! Easy-peasy! The three folks with the most correct answers win prizes!
Have fun and happy guessing!


  1. Great doors! I'm not sure how to begin deciding but I'll eeny meeny miney moe some guesses!

  2. ooh fun -- do we just describe the doors? or do we say number 1, numvber 2, etc? peace...

  3. Oh crap. Linda. You're right... I will go back and number the doors. D'oh! *bangs hand on forehead*

  4. Wow... this is hard. Well, I will guess anyway.

    You're so funny, Cathy. I love your blog. You always leaving smiling (well in the case of that one blog.. in tears, but usually smiling).

  5. ACK! I can't believe I forgot to send a picture of my door, dang-it! Oh well, I'll send my guesses anyway. This is hard, but so much fun. Thanks Cathy for making our lives a bit better. :)

  6. I have no idea how to even begin guessing. However, I did LOL at #16.

  7. I know #16! I haven't a clue for the rest. Maybe I'll let my cats decide.

  8. I just sent in my guesses - woo hoo!

  9. This is tough, though I might know one or two...

    What great looking doors.

  10. I just sent in my guesses too - i'm horrible at these things, but what the heck ;-)

  11. Woo Hoo! Let the games begin. Er...I recognize my own. And maybe Laurita's. And that #16...

  12. Hahahahaha! I LOVE door 16!!! I guess I have a fun week ahead of me. A door-guessing I go! :D

  13. well that's not very easy!! I'm going to have to come back to it....

    thanks for pointing out 2 new blogs to me, I am following them now

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  15. Stupid spam people...I can dee-leeete you!!! Buahahahaha!

  16. I have no idea whose door is whose - here's to a lucky guess - except for mine, of course...lol

  17. I know number 16 and one other one. Hey who wants to cheat with me and win all the big prizes?

  18. OMG, this is tougher than I thought... O.o

  19. I can't begin to guess, but I love looking at those doors and seeing that people I like live in nice places. A few of those doors seem to be asking for stories to be written about them. You could get a little more mileage out of these pictures if others agree.

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    15. Alan Davidson

    4. Carrie Clevenger

    8. Debbie Adams

    20. Debi Davis

    5. GP Ching

    10. Harry B. Sanderford

    11. Jenn Jilks

    17. Jon Strother

    12. Kathryn

    14. Laura Eno

    1. Laurita Miller

    2. Lou Freshwater

    13. Mari Juniper

    6. Mark Kerstetter

    9. Michael Solender

    7. Olivia Tejeda

    3. Pamila Payne

    17. Tony Noland

    19. Umbrella Lady Kathy

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