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Saturday: At work, listening to the radio, hearing that this weekend the radiostation (3FM) is giving away two tickets to see Jamiroquai in New York City. Unfortunately I'm too busy to pay much attention to it.

Sunday: Alarm goes off at 6.30 am to pick up a friend in Eindhoven, then drive to the German city of Essen for the annual SPIEL games trade show and fair, the biggest in Europe. On our way, we're listening to that same radiostation. At one point, they ask to call in and qualify for the grand finale where the tickets will be given away. I call in, I get through, I recognize three snippets of Jamiroquai hits and I end up in a high hat together with other contestants. Out of the 10 qualifiers, 2 were going to be called back for the finale.
The day goes on, I spend a little cash on roleplay books and a new game, ice cream and german bockwurst mit bratkartoffeln. At 5.30 pm my phone rings. It's the guys from 3FM. All of a sudden I'm in the final round, playing a quiz against another contestant. All Jamiroquai questions. I blow her out of the water 5-0.

Result: This saturday I'm flying to


for four days, including attending a


concert on Times Square!

If I manage to meet him as well I can die a happy man.
Oh, I asked bander if he liked to join me. He's now gonna have to kiss up to his boss to get the days off. I'm sure they'll understand ;p

Lady Luck has smiled on me today. This next week I will have no worries or stress. I'm gonna bite a big chunk out of the Big Apple.


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Oct. 16th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
Wow that's great, congrats!
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thankies! Let me know if you need anything from the US of A.
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
Zenner cards, tho I couldn't find them.
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
Dude, rocking! :D You definitely deserve it. Enjoy and don't forget to take plenty of pictures. ^^
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'll bring my camera and my phone, so lots of pictures won't be a problem. Now if only I could find my bluetooth USB stick so I can finally download all my pictures from my phone..... >.
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)

That so totally rules! =) Have fun, and make sure to have your passport ready and all!
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
My passport and my toothbrush. I think that's about all that I'm allowed to take to the US of A. I hope they'll skip the full cavity search :p
Oct. 17th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
Dude! You're such a lucky bastard.

Alas, no toothbrushes allowed - they're a stabbing weapon, don't you know?
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Oh, BTW, I brought some demodecks from the CoH cardgame with me from Essen. Interested? ;)
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
Congratualtion! You are the first person I know who has won something big from a radio station.
Oct. 16th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
You get to retake the pictures of the lightshow ;)
Oct. 17th, 2005 08:06 am (UTC)
After some mild whining, the boss said yes. =)
Oct. 17th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
But of course, how could he protest more than mildly for such a cute wuff?
Oct. 17th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's awesome! Make sure you take lots of pictures and enjoy your mini-vacation... there's so much to do in NYC, I'm sure you will have a total blast. You're better off not sleeping while you're there... :-)
Good for you Rob... I'm really happy to hear that you won. Enjoy!
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