Thank you @jemc2010!!!! thanks for playing, everyone!!
So. The final day has arrived. I have to say, I’m dealing with some mixed emotions here. On one hand, I’m glad to be getting out of here soon. On the other, I’m REALLY glad to be getting out of here soon.
Seriously, though, this has been a great experience. (That could be the Stockholm Syndrome talking, but there you go.)
Anyway, the last day. I don’t know where the key is (so don’t ask) but I can tell you this:
1. At 5:45 p.m., an email will be sent out to everyone who’s completed this verification form. Again, this is the only way to get the last clues. (So—again—don’t ask me!)
2. Before that email goes out, I’ll need you to perform three tasks for me. Think of these as a warm-up for the full-on mad dash at the end. Ready? Here you go:
a) Reinforced walls are supposed to be strong—but this one under Pike Place Market is reinforced with something a little…chewier (not to mention germier). Take a photo of this Post Alley landmark and tweet it to me (@LockedinaHouse).
b) A Seattle sports legend, this thunderous dunker Reigned supreme in the 90s. Tweet me a photo of his Queen Anne restaurant (and try the French Dip while you’re there).
c) This being Seattle, everyone’s got at least an opinion on coffee. Find the strongest brew you can, and bring one whole bean of it (yes, one coffee bean) to wherever the upcoming email tells you.
Well, I think that’s enough to keep you busy for a while. Good luck, everyone!
After three full days being locked up, I have three words for you: One. More. Day. At this point, I’d love to hear some voices beyond the (rapidly growing) ones in my own head. Help me stay strong here—give me a call at and I’ll give you the next clue.
I’m not going to lie: Mondays are never good. And they’re even worse when you’re locked in a house and can’t go anywhere.
So post something on Schlage’s Facebook wall to cheer me up—it can be a poem, a video, a joke, whatever. Just make sure you tag Schlage Locks (who you’ve already “Liked,” right?) in the post.
Check Schlage’s wall later today for a few of my favorite messages—and, oh yeah, another Challenge Code that you’ll need to let me out.
This is an easy day—no running around the city—so I’m expecting some good stuff!
Good luck, and don’t forget, it’s not too late to start the challenge. Read the first clue and go from there.
How strong is your lock? Take a picture and tweet it to me (@LockedinaHouse) with the hashtag #lockcheck.
In case you couldn’t make it by my house today I thought I’d be helpful and post the first clue on the blog so you could get started.
Here it is:
Don’t let its Central American name fool you; your first destination has been part of Seattle’s Japanese community since 1910. This International District café has strong teas on its menu—and a glass window in its floor. Look for the sign you can see through that window, and enter the sign’s first two letters at keytostrong.com/check/window.
Good luck and call with any questions, I’m here to help- 206-462-3339.