Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Take a Tour, Win a Prize

I'm renting a room in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, part of the greater Boston area, on the South side.  I posted an ad on craiglist a few weeks ago saying I was looking for a place, and I got an email from this guy Bill.  He described the room and house to me, it sounded ok, but when I requested to see a picture he said he had lost his camera cord or something like that.   

So I went with it, and saw it for the first time right as I was moving in.  It was close to work, and appeared to have all the necessities, so I figured what the heck.  And it hasn't been bad.

But it has been....special.  It's probably the oldest house I've ever lived in, and there are lots of things I find comical about it.  I was gonna post some pictures, but when my camera kept switching back to video mode on its own last night, I got the idea to make a video of the place instead.  I guess it was fate.  And that's why you're getting a tour, if you can handle it.  It's a little longer than I expected (you get a six-minute tour of my home), so to make it more interesting I've also added a twist:

TWIST: There are clips from ten different songs used as background music, and I challenge you to name all the songs and artists from the soundtrack.  Whoever names the most wins a PRIZE!  That's right, I said it, you get a prize.  And I will send it to you, if I don't hand deliver it.  It could be something good.  Let your imagination run wild. 

RULES:  One point for each correct artist, one point for each correct song title.  If fewer than three people enter, you have to get at least half of the possible points to win a prize.  If three or more try, whoever gets the most wins.  Post your answers as comments or send them to me, and the only thing that's cheating is looking at other people's answers beforehand.  Good luck! :)  Oh, and if anyone successfully names all of the artists and song names, I will give you $100 (Seriously, but I seriously don't think you can do it). 

Contest ends a month from today, if not sooner. :-)