Tuesday, February 15, 2011

April Fool's Contest - Fun, Fun, Fun!

This is my house! Isn't it precious? I think so.
It's a wee tiny gingerbread house built of hand-hewn lumber back in 1880 and it sits under a canopy of ancient pine on the banks of the Muskoka River. It has no dishwasher and no basement. The bathtub is sized for Barbie dolls. And the kitchen counter has room for a toaster and a coffeemaker and maybe a fork.
Still, it is a wonderful place and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
Which brings me to this: where do you live?
Oh, don't tell me. Not yet.
I want you to SHOW me. 
And I want other people to guess which house is yours.
That's right! I'm having an April Fool's Contest and I want you to take part!
There are bloggers you read every day and you love them. You feel like you know them. Have you ever wondered what kind of place they live in?
Of course you have!
Now's your chance to see where bloggers call home.
(It is where the heart is, after all.)
This is all you do: send me a photo of the front of your house/apartment building/igloo/yacht – wherever you hang your hat every night.
I don't want stalkers to find you or anything so try not to include any identifying information like your house number or your car's license plate, or you on the front porch, waving.
Just a photo of your abode, the kind of photo a real estate agent might take. (Only make sure it's in focus.)
Send me your photo and your name before the end of March and on April Fool's Day I'll post all the house photos alongside a list of their owners.
Then it's up to you, dear, dear readers (whom I love and adore) to guess who's house belongs to who.
The person who guesses the most right answers will win an April Fool's Day prize pack! I'll splurge and give away second and third prizes, too.
Now how much fun is that!
Just send me a photo of your home sweet home to catherinegwendolynne@hotmail.com and get your guessing skills in order.
Haven't you always wondered if Laura Eno lives in a haunted house? Can you picture Laurita Miller living in an oceanside cottage? Or Anthony Venutolo in a Jersey-styled Italian villa with tomatoes growing in the front yard?
You know you do!
So do I!
Get cracking, people!

P.S. - I was thinking that, as well as the photo and your name and a link to your blog, if you have one, send me one clue that might help people guess the house is yours. Just don't make it easy! The more obscure, the better!!!!


  1. You've seen my Adams Family house with the HUGE spiders, haven't you. O.o

  2. So, what's the April Fools Day prize pack going to be? A bag of Batman balloons and a candy bar?

  3. Sounds like fun. I bet the house with the creepy tower is Laura's.

  4. Laura - yes, I admit it. I've been stalking you for years. I'd be stalking closer if it wasn't for those fecking spiders.

    Deb - WAY TO GO - you spoiled the surprise! Actually I was gonna give away my firstborn child because he was hatched on April Fool's Day! Want him?

    Harry - Well, maybe not HUGE fun, but enough for a small amusement, kinda like a crossword puzzle but not a New York Times crossword puzzle, just the Easy puzzle in the dollar store puzzle books you can buy in July.

    Mom - Send me your house! I'll never guess it's yours!

    Laurita - I bet she actually lives in a double-wide trailer with pink flamingoes on the front lawn. This whole creepy tower thing is a well-crafted charade. (heh)

  5. Sounds fun! I'll have to see if I have one without five feet of snow out front.

  6. Gen - Meh, that's why I used one from last fall! I can barely see the place right now!

  7. Laurita - Actually, the creepy tower has pink flamingos sitting in the windows.

  8. This is a spoiler for whomever reads it, but dude. You have a photo of my bathroom. You *have* to use that for me.

  9. Nah, John, it's gotta be the OUTSIDE. You should include those bushes I peed on when I was at your house last year.

  10. I'm a bit of a privacy freak, so I'll join the crowd on guessing who lives where. What a fun contest, Cathy! Can't wait!

  11. Does it have to be a real-estate kind of picture? It would be more fun to give odd angles...?? :)

  12. There's a Karsh in every crowd... yes, angles!!!! Maybe with an umbrella strategically placed next to the front door...

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