A reader writes:
Just thought I'd share a little story about the View From Your Window contest I thought you'd enjoy. My friends and I have turned it into a league similar to a fantasy baseball - a Fantasy VFYW league of sorts. We ran it as a four week season starting with the week you posted a Honolulu window view. Each week, we have to guess the location and we've kept track of who is the cumulative closest or farthest. The trash talking has been intense!
What prompted me to write was that this last window view was as dramatic as a Final Four.
Let me paint a picture: going into the week, in our seven person league, my friend was in the lead at 7,986 miles with Mazatlan (Honolulu), St. Petersburg (Tromso), and Colombo, Sri Lanka (Dar Es Salaam). I was second at 10,627 with Tunis, Tunisia (Honolulu), Tromso (Tromso), and N'Djamena, Chad (Dar Es Salaam). I picked Dili, East Timor on the last one, which would have meant I nailed 2 out of 4. But my friend picked Phnom Penh, Cambodia, close enough to East Timor (1,986 miles) to make it geographically impossible for me to win (a move hereafter referred to as being "price is righted"). So yesterday, I changed my pick to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to give myself a chance. This morning, my inbox exploded after Dili was the actual. It has been pointed out that at 11,044 away I am within 1000 miles of being at the polar opposite point of the globe from East Timor. Ridiculous.
Keep them coming - season two of the league starts up next week!
Next one up at noon.