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An Abnosome Week with GISHWHES!

Monday, August 19, 2013

I've been largely absent from SparkPeople for the last week. Why? Because I've spent every spare moment scavenging for GISHWHES, aka Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen!

As a member of Team Average Joes Love(s) Archangels, I had some very important assignments to scavenge. Assignment #1, create a grammatically correct sentence using the first letter from the name of each team member. Show the names and sentence on your submission.

Assignment #2, photograph a statue of a famous person wearing a GISHWHES cardigan. Although I photographed Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II, it was St. Francis of Assisi that came out the best.

Assignment #3, photograph a nun in full habit going down a waterslide. I captioned it, "This is what they do to nuns with dirty habits."

Assignment #4, photograph a Storm Trooper folding laundry at a laundromat.

Assignment #5, Panhandle on a sidewalk, holding a sign that reads, "A Dragon Burned My Castle Down." Your clothing should show signs of dragon attack.

We used a perfectly good Renaissance Festival costume to clean out my friend's grill, then singed holes in it (see the shoulder?) and ripped dragon claw marks into the skirt. By the way, it was 111 degrees F when we were out shooting that photo in Scottsdale, Arizona. And it was still 111 or more, when we shot the next one.

Assignment #5, Image: You are in a cage, staring down an animal in a cage. Catch: your cage is inside his cage.

Assignment #6, Image: Release the Kraken. My friend's research showed this was a wildly popular meme some years ago. It took approximately 100 shots of two different greyhounds wearing the dragon mask to come up with a good shot!

Assignment #7, Make clothing from kale. Dragon and bear clothing.

Assignment #8, Collect screen shots of team members using the word "abnosome" and compile them into a chart. "Abnosome" is "abnormal in an awesome way."

In addition to these, I also collected over 25 photos of people hugging while holding a sign that read, "GISHWHES Hugs The World!"

This last week was insane, absnosomely fun, and somewhat sleepless! I had a total blast and it feels like something is missing, now that the project has ended.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANTIOPE 8/23/2013 9:15PM

    I had heard nothing about this! Thanks for sharing and making my day/night emoticon

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LINDAK25 8/20/2013 2:37PM

    TOTALLY ABNOSOME! I can't believe you got all of this done in a week (or that you even did it to begin with)! Love the pink undies! However did you get your dogs to comply? I know they're mellow, but getting a mask on a dog is no easy task! Oh, and the kale clothing is amazing. Makes you wonder if people do full human-sized outfits!

Is that you dressed as a nun and a Storm Trooper, or one of your teammates? I'm so sorry a dragon wrecked your costume! You really do look burnt!

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_VALEO_ 8/20/2013 2:05PM

    Totally absnome! Love ALL your pics and assignments!

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KNYAGENYA 8/20/2013 11:40AM

    Looks like you had a lot of fun.

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KAT321123 8/20/2013 9:50AM

    I've never heard of such a thing, but now I'm glad I have! This looks like way too much fun! =) Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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KANOE10 8/20/2013 9:22AM

    I love the photos. It sounds like a fun week for you!


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SANDICANE 8/20/2013 8:01AM

    Looks like fun!

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KRISZTA11 8/20/2013 5:16AM

    Sounds a lot of fun, and your pictures are great!

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COCK-ROBIN 8/19/2013 11:13PM

    I love this! Such fun.

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SNIC23 8/19/2013 11:02PM

    Wow, that sounds like crazy fun!

I am most curious about the Storm Trooper folding pink ruffly undies at the laundry mat, though. How did that happen, exactly? I mean I know I don't get out too often, but when I did I don't remember bumping into any Storm Troopers anywhere, let alone one doing laundry. Did you just get lucky?

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