Monday, August 8, 2016

The Craziest Week of My Summer

 Hello, all.

It has been a crazy week, as suggested by the title of this post. But I don't think you fully understand what I mean. I'll begin by explaining what I took part in.

I participated in GISHWHES this week (follow the link to the activity's page). If you didn't follow to the link, let me just say that "GISHWHES" stands for "The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen." It is run by Misha Collins, an actor from Supernatural who is known for doing things like this:


This alone should give you an idea of what I've done this past week.

So, the scavenger hunt runs for a week. During that time, teams of up to 15 people complete tasks from a list. Each task is assigned a point value based on difficulty. Items are judged by Misha and others and if they don't pass muster points are deducted. Bonus points are given to exceptional entries. So, it's a hunt that calls for actions, not looking for items.

So, here's the thing: I'm an introvert. I like people and I enjoy doing the occasional crazy thing, but it wears me out to do so. I burnt out all my energy reserves this week doing my part for the team. This week I plan to sit inside and read, a lot. Which works out well because I'm doing a Spartan Race on Saturday so I 'm allowed to rest and recuperate.

You're probably wondering what I did this week. Well, since there's no way to explain many of these except for "it was for GISHWHES," here are pictures and videos of what I did and made without explanation. Enjoy:

 (It's made of artichoke leaves. That should be said.)

And last, but not least:

This is only what I signed up for and I left out the writing assignments (except for the binary poem). This doesn't include the videos and projects I helped my teammates complete. I'm exhausted.

Anyway, that was GISHWHES. Now, I'm going to try to get back my sleep, energy, and dignity. Until next time!

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