Sick Sick Sick  

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I am very sick right now with pneumonia but I have been feeling better this morning so I will update the missing days later this evening. I am sorry to anyone who's been thrown off kilter by me not updating. I apologize.


Day 146: Famous Last Words  

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Today's Task: 4/20

"Decide what your last words will be."

People are often remembered by their last lines. Sure, your life and your deeds will tag along as well, but if the last thing to escape your mouth is "My life was a lie." you will taint every moment before. Prepare yourself and go down famously. Even if it's as simple as "I told you I was sick!"

I have always joked that my last words will be, "The gold is buried in..."
If you find yourself falling uninspired, check out this list of Famous Last Words.

Day 145: Urban Myth  

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Today's Task: 4/19

"Start an Urban Myth."

It's pretty simple to fool the masses through email nowadays. Just head to this list at Snopes and tell me how many of those emails you got and believed. On top of that, how many of you still recieve those emails? I get at least one a week. Now, I'm not going to reply with the appropriate Snopes link. Now I'm just going to embellish the story and enhance it's veracity.

Making up an Urban Myth is simple:
1. Place it during a setting that the average American can relate to (cooking, babysitting, office jobs, cleaning the house, washing the car etc.)
2. Blame an irresponsible, ill-prepared person who "if only they had read this email" would have been fine.
3. Blame something people already distrust: large corporations, drug use, teenagers, politicians, criminals etc.
4. Have science back it up by throwing in some psuedo realistic sounding reference to chemicals, police reports or physical evidence.
5. If you can photoshop an image for the myth, it'll be thrice as believeable. You can even find a scary picture and just make up a story for it.
One night, about 20 yars ago. I had a baby sitter who was evil. And a little brother who was perfect and sweet. But then that .. that woman, she duct taped him to a wall. And she didn't know it at the time but there are tetrahydrochlorines in the adhesive component of duct tape. It's the same component in cigarettes that eats through skin. And infants are highly suscepitble to its toxins. My brother died a day later. It was horrible. And unexepected. KEEP DUCT TAPE AWAY FROM YOUR KIDS!!!

Day 144: Machismo  

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Today's Task: 4/18

"Celebrate machismo today and dedicate your day to "manly" activities."

Ladies, if you're married or dating, do something he wants to do today. Whether its camping out for the opening baseball game and final hockey games or hitting the lake for the Spring's first fishing trip, tag along. You may learn something and you might actually enjoy yourself.

Guys, let go today and do what you most want to do. Consider it an extra birthday. <3

For anyone who's already in between the sexual division of male and female, go out of your way to embrace machismo today. Don't let anyone insult you or your friends without threatening them. Gamble without fear of loss. Embrace overindulgence and let no one convince you your choices may be inappropriate. Machismo means you are always right.

Day 143: Friendship  

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Today's Task: 4/17

"Do something nice for a freind today."

Actions speak louder than words. Remind someone today that your words can be backed up by your actions and show them how much they mean to you. Whether it's your best friend or a coworker, get out there and make someone feel appreciated today.

Day 142: Senseless Day 3  

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Today's Task: 4/16

"Go through the day without using your sense of taste."

A few creative ways to do this is to eat something really spicy in the morning to numb your tastes the rest of the day or you can suck on a piece of ice. Another though less safe way is to coat your tongue with (these are medicines and should not be used if you have low tolerence or allergies to these over-the-counter drugs) Ambesol or Vicks Throat Spray which are designed for strep throat or cold sores. They numb the skin and would effectively kill your taste buds for a while.

As for myself, I will attempt to eat food without flavor or spice today. There are plenty of bland, tasteless foods out there. I usually avoid them, but today I will give my stomach a break and avoid salts, sweets and spices. :)

Day 141: Birdcatching  

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Today's Task: 4/15 (Happy Tax Day! -_^)

"Build a bird's nest or get a feeder and lure some photo-friendly wildlife into your yard."

I love this task. I'm not sure what kind of birds I can get here in Brooklyn, probably pigeons or seagulls since we're so close to the water. My mom has hummingbirds in her backyard in Texas because she's had a feeder and garden out there for as long as I can remember.

If you would like to do this task, step one would be to identify the local birds and see what kind of bird your planning on luring into your yard and taking in as tenets. Then, once you know how big they are and where they like to nest (not mention what months they'll be hanging around the neighborhood) then it's time to construct a nestbox. There is a simple guide here which can be adjusted to size depending on your species of choice.

Good luck! And, as always, have fun.