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sitruunapuu is doing 5 things including…

Attempt 43 dares in July

22 cheers

 

sitruunapuu has written 2 entries about this goal

Progress so far

Done:

01. Write a note on the toilet paper of public restroom. – Wrote “Olet kaunis!” (“You’re beautiful!”)

06. Buy something with only pennies (or your country’s smallest coin). – Bought organic strawberries.

07. Ask someone if they are a model. – Went to someone and said something along the lines “Hey, sorry if this is too strange – but I just really felt like I should let you know how beautiful you are! Are you a model or something?” It seemed not to creep her out but might have made her day a little brighter. :)

09. Read poetry aloud in public. – Yep, did this. It seemed to scare people a little. :D

12. Sleep naked. – Done.

13. Wear 2 pairs of underwear all day. – Done! Wasn’t too comfortable. :D

14. Ask a stranger with a tattoo if he likes ballet. – Asked someone in front of the theater, got to know that he enjoys ballet and opera.

18. Leave a silly note on a stranger’s car. – Left a note saying “Olet täydellinen juuri sellaisena kuin olet” (“You’re perfect just the way you are”)

28. Touch a snake, frog or turtle. – Touched a frog.

30. Toss an egg a meter (or yard) in the air and catch it. – Done.

31. Hula hoop. – Done. I’m really bad at it!

32. Hold an ice cube until it melts. Do NOT add salt. – I held snow (that I found in front of an indoor ice rink hall), so I’m going to count this done. :D

33. Eat a grape at a grocery store. – Managed to find organic grapes and ate one, although after paying for them. Cheaty, I know.

34. Sing outside. – Sang in a forest when no one was around. This one was probably cheating, too. :-)

39. Buy and wear something from a used clothing store. – I do this all the time.

40. Leave a note in a library book. – Left a few inspirational quotes.

41. Keep your right blinker on for a minute. – Done.

42. Water a plant in the rain. – Done.

43. Find your flashlight while blindfolded. – I attempted to find it, but didn’t succeed. :D

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Didn’t want to do:

02. Say “Only 1 person has died in this elevator”. – I almost never use the elevator, and when I do, I don’t want to scare people. :-)

03. Say “You are pretty for a McDonald employee”. – Felt that was too mean.

04. Punch a policeman. – No interest in getting arrested. :-)

05. Buy a lottery ticket. – Just not my thing. I could still do this though sometime later this month.

08. Eat pizza in front of someone else. – I don’t eat pizza.

11. Eat a jar of baby food. – ...I generally don’t eat unhealthy food. :-)

10. Draw a chalk flower in a cemetery. – I did draw a pink chalk flower in cement, but it’d feel too inappropriate to draw one in a cemetery.

15. Post a question regarding sex. – Might do this later.

16. Answer someone’s dirty question. – Might do this later.

17. Wear 2 watches and ask someone for the time. – I don’t own a watch, so can’t do this one. :D

19. Eat a spoonful of instant coffee. – NO!!!

20. Read Gone With the Wind. – No. :D

22. Order a Big Mac at any restaurant other than McDonald’s. – I never eat out so can’t do this.

23. Comment on a post for the “Stop Masterbating” goal (sic). – Don’t want to go bothering people for whom it’s a genuinely important and very personal goal.

24. Eat a dessert made with bacon. – Don’t eat bacon, sorry.

25. Ride a roller coaster. – Nope… they make me sick.

29. Eat one potato chip. – Don’t eat potato chips, either… it’s probably not too difficult to tell that I’m a total health food nazi. :D

35. Watch a horror movie. – Not a fan of horror movies.

36. Add a Menthos to a Diet coke (it causes a reaction and sprays be cautious). – I’m a health food nazi, remember? And wouldn’t want to support companies that make stuff like diet coke and candy. :-)

37. Change your Avatar to Roseanne Barr for 2 days. – No…

38. Get a Brazilian or a trim. – Sorry but no. :D

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Might still do during July:

21. Watch the movie Gigli. – Hadn’t heard of this movie before, but I’d love to see a movie that’s said to be one of the worst movies ever made, so I’ll make an attempt to watch it. :D

26. Dance in public.

27. Dye your hair.

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Thank you so much Spyrunner for coming up with the idea and all these dares! I’m sorry to be so lame and leave so many of them unattempted. :-) ...but I did have fun with the ones I did!



Spyrunner's List

01. Write a note on the toilet paper of public restroom.
02. Say “Only 1 person has died in this elevator”.
03. Say “You are pretty for a McDonald employee”.
04. Punch a policeman.
05. Buy a lottery ticket.
06. Buy something with only pennies (or your country’s smallest coin).
07. Ask someone if they are a model.
08. Eat pizza in front of someone else.
09. Read poetry aloud in public.
10. Draw a chalk flower in a cemetery.
11. Eat a jar of baby food.
12. Sleep naked.
13. Wear 2 pairs of underwear all day.
14. Ask a stranger with a tattoo if he likes ballet.
15. Post a question regarding sex.
16. Answer someone’s dirty question.
17. Wear 2 watches and ask someone for the time.
18. Leave a silly note on a stranger’s car.
19. Eat a spoonful of instant coffee.
20. Read Gone With the Wind.
21. Watch the movie Gigli.
22. Order a Big Mac at any restaurant other than McDonald’s.
23. Comment on a post for the “Stop Masterbating” goal (sic).
24. Eat a dessert made with bacon.
25. Ride a roller coaster.
26. Dance in public.
27. Dye your hair.
28. Touch a snake, frog or turtle.
29. Eat one potato chip.
30. Toss an egg a meter (or yard) in the air and catch it.
31. Hula hoop.
32. Hold an ice cube until it melts. Do NOT add salt.
33. Eat a grape at a grocery store.
34. Sing outside.
35. Watch a horror movie.
36. Add a Menthos to a Diet coke (it causes a reaction and sprays be cautious).
37. Change your Avatar to Roseanne Barr for 2 days.
38. Get a Brazilian or a trim.
39. Buy and wear something from a used clothing store.
40. Leave a note in a library book.
41. Keep your right blinker on for a minute.
42. Water a plant in the rain.
43. Find your flashlight while blindfolded.

Honestly, I’ll not attempt many of these… but I’ll challenge myself to do a few and have a lot of fun doing so! :)



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