Wednesday, May 28, 2008

* * First Prize * *

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First of all, I'm the kind of person who practically never ever win anything in random games and lotteries. Until now the most memorable win I had was a free badminton-contract in the early 1990ies, and it wasn't even my licenseplate number on the lottery ticket just my name on the contract.

So imagine my complete surprise when we actually won first prize in a silly - like in I-never-win-why-bother - quiz at the Secret Rooms event the other weekend!! To be honest I was the one who knew the - obviously correct - answers to most of the questions, but I would never have bothered with it if it wasn't for my mother who thinks these things are fun.

The silliest thing of it all was the fact than the very last question was about some ancient Swedish king's sisters, and me being so completely uninterested in royalties of this kind - as far as I'm concerned they cost a whole lot of money and you get very less than the money's worth for it. Basically - I just went for the most logical answer. It's kind of neat to be right without really having any knowledge or interest whatsoever of the issue in question.

The prize then? Well it's neither a whole lot of money nor a round-the-world-trip (in my dreams). Not even a gecko green VW Beetle with a bright pink gerbera in the built-in-vase. But a painting. Freshly made that day, in the secret garden I mentioned before. Will be framed and sent when the paint has dried.

The thing is, how should we divide this prize? Cut it in half, or one month each, visitation rights, mm, I see headaches coming.

Since the visitors of this Secret Rooms-event was roughly 41.000 in the Stockholm area (62.000 counting the whole country) and there were a whole lot of people doing the quiz when we walked around it feels kind of... special. Yeah, we won!! First prize! Go figure.

5 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Congrats! Incidentally, we seem to be in agreement about lotteries and royalties...

John said...

Hey! Look at you! Congratulations! Be sure to show us your prize painting...I bet it'll be gorgeous! (it has to be...it's going in beautiful, beautiful, Pialand!)

Pia K said...

Thanks, Per, I still can't actually believe it... Nope, neither lotteries nor royalties are on my list of favourite phenomenons either:)

Yes it is kind of flippin' amazing, John, I'm quite curious about the looks of the painting, sure hope it isn't a daub-goo kind of thing...:)

Paz said...

Very cool! Congratulations!

Paz

Pia K said...

Thanks, Paz!

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