September 17, 2004

The Verdict

Seventy-four guesses! Yes, that's how many of you guessed the total number of CDs I own. Some of you were very close. Others, not so much. Regardless, that's what I call reader participation! So, thanks to all of you.

As I promised, the winner will receive a two part compilation culled from the collection - the best and worst of the Cactus Collection. Additionally, if the winner came within ten CDs of the total, he or she will receive something from their wishlist. Could such a thing happen? Indeed it has.

I present to you, the winner...Amy of Amy's Bad Groove! That's right, folks. Not only did Amy submit the closest guess, she only missed the correct answer by seven CDs! Want proof?

Yes, I got all dorky and scientific and anal and put everyone's answers into a spreadsheet and let it work the totals for me. Got a problem with that? Cos you don't want me doing math all willy-nilly.

I will start on the compilations ASAP and have already made the wishlist purchase!

For those of you who are curious, yes, I have exactly 3,305 CDs. I realize that this is a sickness. I also realize that its better than spending money on hookers and/or crack. And I love music - what can I say?

Thank you to all who participated! I seriously have the best readers in the history of blogdom. As always, you rock!

Posted by Chris at September 17, 2004 02:22 PM

Holy shit that's a lot of CD's. Please post a picture of that Bentley in the front yard already. . .

Congrats Amy. . .you'll have to burn us all a copy :)

Posted by: Colby at September 17, 2004 02:48 PM

DOH! I was so freakin close!

Posted by: laura at September 17, 2004 02:55 PM

ok, i just read the rest of your post...

"its better than spending money on hookers and/or crack"

that kills me :)

Posted by: laura at September 17, 2004 02:56 PM

Does that mean you are getting the hookers and crack for free?

Posted by: Mrs. Cactus at September 17, 2004 02:56 PM

Well, I'm fairly satisfied with my closeness. I'm in the top 5 :D

Posted by: Heather at September 17, 2004 03:00 PM

Congrats Amy! :)

And what's wrong with spending money on crack??? lol

Posted by: groovebunny at September 17, 2004 03:09 PM

If he's not getting them free I hope he is at least getting a discount. = )

Posted by: LOUP at September 17, 2004 03:10 PM

Yes, but do you own the Hives?!?

Posted by: feisty girl at September 17, 2004 03:13 PM

That is sick and wrong, yo. Seriously.

Do you have a separate wing on your house for them?

Also, I think you are exaggerating for dramatic effect. I demand photographic proof!

Posted by: Dawnie at September 17, 2004 03:38 PM

i think we deserve to see the listing of all 3305 of them... yep, maybe have the list available for download...

in the Ukraine, if you sold copies for $5, you'd be a music store!

Posted by: monique at September 17, 2004 03:52 PM

HeeHeee...I am so excited because I never win anything...until now. I am soo stoked. Thank you to everyone who congratulated me :)

Posted by: Amy at September 17, 2004 04:29 PM

hahaha, you said willy nilly :)

Posted by: RockStar Mommy at September 17, 2004 04:54 PM

This just goes to show that research is overrated. Well done Amy!!

Posted by: bmh at September 17, 2004 05:14 PM

So how can the rest of us non-good-guessers get in on some compilation action? Because with that many CD's? You must make some good mixes...

Posted by: Hudson at September 17, 2004 05:16 PM

"doing math all willy nilly" .. I like that phrase!

Posted by: Maureen at September 17, 2004 06:30 PM


Posted by: Pamalamadingdong at September 17, 2004 06:30 PM

Amy rocks!

Posted by: Kenn at September 17, 2004 08:02 PM

OH. MY. GAWD! I thought I had CDs!!! I get "looked" at all the time like I am a freak! WOW! I bow down to your emmense abilty to BUY the CDs! I hope you get a discount dude! I think you should post full photos! I saw part of them on some of your photos...but never did I think over 3000!!! Holy shit batman!

Amy! Great job! I am so jealous!

Posted by: Gypsy at September 17, 2004 09:06 PM

This makes me curious to go into the music store at the mall and ask how many different CDs they stock. I'm guessing, because it's a preppy teeny bopper store that they have less than you. The "real" stores downtown I'm not so sure about, but I'm quite certain you have more than Play.

Posted by: Heather at September 17, 2004 11:03 PM

Holy cow! How much does 3,305 CD's cost?!? Congrats Amy!

Posted by: Pink Sun Drops at September 17, 2004 11:25 PM

Damn. that is an assload of cds. I was all excited when I finally got to 300 cds, but 3305?! that's insane. i bow to you, music god. lol

Posted by: Manda at September 17, 2004 11:36 PM

OMG~ I was sooooo close!!!! Can't I at least get a single??

Dang, I never win anything.... *pout* *sniff*

(So is the guilt thing workin'?)


Posted by: dianne at September 18, 2004 02:39 AM

I saw Amy as the winner and was like..WOW...I WON...I did a little dance and then realized....I didn't guess that much....and HEY..that's not MY site he linked to. Then i called you a bastard and swore to never talk to you again.

Hrumph. Maybe Amy will share the cd with me cuz' my name is Amy?

Posted by: amy at September 18, 2004 10:23 AM

Good call !!
Well thats it Chris no back bacon and maple syrop for you, Hey Amy want some bacon and maple syrop.;-P

Posted by: shane at September 18, 2004 12:35 PM

Yeah, but is there any Mike Melvoin in there?

Posted by: Kenn at September 18, 2004 01:02 PM

Hee. A spreadsheet. Where are you PUTTING all these CDs? Do they have their own room?

Posted by: Fraulein N at September 18, 2004 03:08 PM

WOW. That's a whopping collection of CDs. How do you have time to hear them all?

Posted by: ken at September 21, 2004 06:07 PM

That is MA. NY.

Have you thought of the whole put-it-on-a-mac thing? With an airport you can broadcast to your stereo?

Or do you have them filed alphabetically and by type?

Posted by: Shiz at September 24, 2004 01:16 PM