Writing left handed

A Scavenger Hunt!

So I woke up this morning and thought, “You know what would be fun?  A scavenger hunt would be fun!  I bet my readers would love for today’s post to be interactive.”

(In truth, I woke up at 5:00am, then again at 5:55, then again to the sound of my alarm at 6:00 at which point I decided to sleep till 7:00, then I abandoned that plan around 6:30 and said “To hell with it!  I’ll sleep on the plane.”  Which I won’t actually do because I need to prepare my PowerPoint on the plane but whatever, I’ll sleep at and/or during the conference.  Not during my paper of course—that would be bad—but if there are any really boring ones, you can bet I’ll be back at my hotel, luxuriating in the fact that I have a king-sized bed all to myself.  Actually, I won’t do this either—this weekend is for networking, and for scholarship, at least that’s how I’ve justified the expense to myself— and I’m more looking forward to jumping on my king-sized bed than sleeping in it.)

But where we?  Right.  The scavenger hunt.

I can feel your anticipation building.

It’s gonna be awesome.

Sort of.

I’m too brain dead to think of a clue that rhymes and for this scavenger hunt you don’t actually have to leave your chair.  All you have to do is click here sometime after 4:30pm EST, at which point you’ll be directed to my newest column over at City’s Best for a few more tantalizing hints about my date with a certain Bovary-reading bachelor.  Then you have to leave a comment.  (Or else you get disqualified from the scavenger hunt.)  Then you have to come back here tomorrow for My Single Male Friend Friday and again on Saturday when I promise, conference or no conference, to finally spill the beans about Monday’s date at Fork.

Got it?  Okay, on your mark, get set, go!

10 Responses to “A Scavenger Hunt!”

  1. The prof

    Come on people! only 53 people like our favourite writer’s column. We can do better than that! and Kat if you wonder why you have fans all over the US but not from Europe, it is that we can only chose American cities when we register!
    This post made me laugh as it brought back memories: once when a colleague and I were rehearsing our joint confrence presentation, she fell asleep, no not listening to me, but whilst reading her own part!

    • Kat Richter

      Haha, here’s hoping I don’t follow suit! Thanks for pointing out the glitch with leaving comments from across the pond- we Americans tend to forget about the rest of the world and I guess whoever designed the City’s Best site is no exception 😦

  2. Landlord

    Can’t wait til 4:30, I love scavenger hunts, …um…but…you forgot to mention the penalty? For those who don’t follow the rules that is, those of us that do, get to read Saturday’s post, there has to be some kind penalty for those who don’t follow the hunt correctly, maybe a special password to read, or some kind of virtual chocolate treat…yeah– my thoughts do tend to go towards chocolate 😉

    • Kat Richter

      Please woman, I couldn’t even think of a rhyming clue! What makes you think I could think of a proper penalty or password? lol 🙂

  3. shreejacob

    I checked the article! I had to unfortunately sign in using my FB account and that meant giving access to everything short of my bank account number 😦
    So, if I leave a post here, can it be counted as leaving a post there? Please? Pretty please??

    Plenty of Fish – the name, for some reason reminded me of Douglas Adams! So that’s how you got the daisies!!! Nice 🙂

    • Kat Richter

      Ooh yes- I hadn’t realized that- that’s icky! I’ve used my Twitter account for leaving comments because I don’t feel like I’m signing my life away with Twitter but evidently the Twitter sign in is down over at City’s Best… my editor should be on the case but you definitely get a gold star for trying 🙂

      • shreejacob

        Squee! Thanks!! I can take part in a scavenger hunt while just sitting on my behind!! *does a happy little jig*

  4. Jill

    I didn’t want to give City’s Best access to my facebookage either, but I was able to “like” the column without signing away my DNA. I think.

  5. Your Landlord

    yup, me neither, I wanted to use Twitter, was able to do that last time, but so far it is still having a tantrum when I try. But I also, “liked” it, so that’s a start.


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