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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.
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