Week Four! We’re back again!
Eh. Three instructions for this week, and the first is to catch fireflies or make snow angels. Uhhhh… I don’t know where I could catch fireflies. I’m not sure it’s even the time of year for fireflies. And no snow here, bud.
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I think this one’s a bust.
Task Two: wear all one colour, yellow or purple or blue.
Well, my sis gives me so many cloes that I could probs do this one. Will go and poke about in my wardrobe and chest of drawers.
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Task Three: remember as many Christmas carols as possible.
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…timing much? Ooookay. Just remember ’em, though, right? I don’t have to actually sing? Because that would be cruel and unusual. (For everyone around me.)
OK, three random ideas required for the third day of this crazy project. And frankly, the old noggin is running dry. But here goes nuthin’. The point is the doing, right?
a) Take an old band t-shirt, cut it up and take a Barbie. Dress her in it – even if you’re just knotting together a makeshift muumuu.
b) Take a clip from an old public domain b&w film – maybe Sherlock, maybe Triumph of the Will – and give it a completely incongruous voiceover. How about Hyacinth Bouquet?
c) Come up with a convincing argument for why the least enthusiastic cook in your family/social circle ought to make you dinner tonight. hint hint hint.
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Woohoo, Day Two! Only twenty-four hours late!
Well. As discussed, the task for this week is social media monitoring, using some of that time creatively instead – and three zany ideas a day. Yep? Buckle up, bitches.
a) Pretend you’re a car salesman. Pick out the runtiest, tattiest motor on the lot – and write a personalized sales pitch for it. Focus on and highlight everything about it that makes it the bargain of the week, a marvellous find for any motor-vehicular connoisseur. Sell the chuffin’ heck out of that dilapidated old vehicle!
b) Cook with an ingredient you’ve never bought before. And, if you’re brave, eat the results!
c) Spend five minutes brainstorming a ghost-story – then, instead of writing it down, record it and upload it somewhere. There are plenty of sites available for such uploads – give us all a few chills!
image – Terry Bain https://www.flickr.com/photos/axis/ licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
The inaugural post in an occasional series! (I was going to call it Random Element, and then I thought no, let’s honour the fantabulous sf short story by John Wyndham. Excellent, recommended, go forth and read it!)
In this series, I’ll take a random element – words out of a random word generator online, out of a casually grabbed book, a snatch of conversation on the radio – and interpret them. Or possibly interpret the results of inputting these few random terms into the searchbox of a website – Twitter or Youtube or any one of a number of others. Interpret, in the sense of give meaning to them, a nudge from the Universe, a voice in the (tinfoil-hatted) head, a prod between the shoulderblades.
Hey, it’s every bit as valid as friggin’ astrology, ‘kay? And it keeps me amused, out of trouble and off the streets. Where’s the bad?
Today’s random quest – soup, ant, knee. And knitting. I always want to add ‘knitting’.