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.

Day 140: LOL KKK  

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Today's Task: 4/14

"Prank call and spam the KKK today."

Sure, it's normally wrong to aggravate and annoy businesses and social clubs, but what if the entire world supports your decision? Does it then become socially and morally acceptable to mess with the bad guys? Is it wrong to ding-dong-ditch the principal but okay to do it to the school bully?

I'll let you make that decision for yourself. But personally, I never supported the idea of "turning the other cheek". I'm all for picking on those who pick on others. Comeupance is so much more rewarding than tolerance.


Maybe you'd just like to contact their headquarters and... chat. -_^

Day 139: Me, My Clone and I  

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Today's Task: 4/13

"Save your DNA with instructions to be cloned in the future."

Fingernails, hair, a drop or two of blood. Just put something in a small glass test tube or container and secure it away in a safe box with explicit instructions on why you deserve to be cloned. Maybe, in 3009, you will wake up to a better brighter future. Maybe.

For some realistic information on cloning, I recommend this site: Cloning Fact Sheet

It's a little more informed than wikipedia. -_^ As for myself, I'd rather be reborn than cloned. You can't clone my memories, just the lump of muscle that stored them. There's still something to be said for environmental factors after all.

Day 138: Knots Learning  

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Today's Task: 4/12

"Learn to tie a new knot or two."

Found an awesome site for this task today: It has animated gifs to show you step-by-step for each knot and even has them seperated by uses such as "boating" or "climbing". Learn a few knots today. Practice on your shoes or a bit of string or a jumprope. You never know when your knot knowledge could save a life!

Day 137: Nibbled Nightmares  

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Today's Task: 4/11

"Start a week long journey of cheese-dream tests. Eat a different cheese each night right before bed and record your dreams the next morning. See if the cheese->dream theory holds up."

This post will be updated as I try this:
  • Saturday, 4/11: Swiss. I dreamt of something violent. John says I was yelling. I don't remember any of it.
  • Sunday, 4/12: Blue Cheese. I dreamt of Maple Story. I think I need to cut back on how long I play the game.
  • Monday, 4/13: Cheddar. I dreamt of the dirty dishes and my dishwasher trying to eat them.
  • Tuesday, 4/14: Mozzeralla. I dreamt of being trapped at work and unable to leave. I woke up in a panic and dreaded coming in this morning.
  • Wednesday, 4/15: Cream Cheese. I dreamt of being trapped in Maple Story as a character and unable to delete people from my Buddy List. Annoying people who want me to train them. NOooooooOOOoooOOOooo...

Day 136: Love Day  

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Today's Task: 4/10

"Tell your parents you love them while you still can."

Nothing hurts more than a missed opportunity. It's grim to admit, but you never know how much time you have with loved ones in your life. Show them you appreciate them every day.

If you've already lost a loved one close to you then look around at the people you have left and let loose on the love! You may already know how regret feels, don't let it happen again.

It's never too late to say what you might have said.
It's never too late to do what you might have done.
Today is the day.

Day 135: Subtext  

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Today's Task: 4/9

"Learn to Read Between the Lines."

Whether it's a finacial contract or a social conversation, learning to wade through life's subtext may prove useful one day.
  • That line that says "additional fees may be incurred" means you wil be charged for the "convenience" of everything from shipping to surcharges.
  • The girl who tells you she'd "rather not work" even though she doesn't have children is a golddigger looking for someone to support her.
  • That guy who says he's "not ready for commitment" is seeing someone else and hasn't decided who he likes more.
  • The boss who says a job was "tailored for your unique talents" means no one else wanted to do it.

Today's the day to stop getting walked on. It's also the day to be direct with others. You've translated their subtext, now sit back and decode your own.

Day 134: 1337 #@x0r  

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Today's Task: 4/8

"Hack something."

hack (v.) - To alter or gain access to (a computer file or network) illegally or without authorization. To obtain or use something beyond its original intent.

This site is an interesting site: which may or may not show you how to do some things which may or may not save you money or be legal. It's up to you. Don't do anything you feel unsure about.

As much as I'd love to hack into the web design of Scientology's front page and publish all the documents they keep hidden from the public like the Xenu story or their direct connection to and ownership of groups like ABLE, Applied Scholastics and NARCONON. But I don't fancy myself a prison personality. So, instead, I'll just keep publishing this information elsewhere and "hack" the real world instead.

I'll keep talking as long as someone will listen.

Day 133: Full Spectrum  

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Today's Task: 4/7

"Invent or discover a new color today."

No doubt we all have a favorite color or color scheme we tend to stick with. Today's the day to break out of old habits and try something new. If you love blues, embrace reds. If you stick with pastels, go dark. If you enjoy dark, go neon. There's probably a whole wide world of colors you didn't even know looked awesome on you or your house. Here's a small list to get you started:

As for myself, I've been wearing nothing but black and "insert bright color here" lately. Maybe I'll pull out the muted blues and tans I usually reserve for the summertime and lounge it up tonight instead. Afterall, today is the first day of my Spring Break. :)

Side story:
I paint in acrylics and to save money I only buy 5 colors and mix them to make everything else I need. White - Black - Red - Blue - Yellow. I learned to be cheap from art class color wheels! There was one painting which I needed metallic sheen for and splurged on some brass and silver, but that was my one discretion (and it looks awesome) so maybe expanding my palette was worth it afterall.

Day 132: Lucky Number  

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Today's Task: 4/6

"What's your lucky number? Put it to work today!"

Mine is 235. There are a handful of people who may know why. Tonight I'll be playing 2-3-5 on Pick Three. Who knows what could happen? :)

Other ways you can use your lucky number is to bet on that horse, follow and athlete with the number, eat a set amount of food, find an item you've been wanting when it hits that price, make a wish, count your toes (or your blessings), get that many chores done today, write that many pages in your book, or just count that many stars this evening. Whatever it is you delight in, make your own luck today. Embrace the numerological joy of lucky numbers and be happy.

Day 131: Hierarchy  

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Today's Task: 4/5

"Defy Hierarchy today. Step out of line and be your own person."

Outcast or out caste. It's your choice. You are either hated and burdened or loved and burdened. Caste and hierarchies are only ever benficial for those on top. Don't kill yourself trying to climb an invisible ladder. Today, build your own ladder and be the best you you can be. Forget the rest.

Day 129: Blessings  

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Today's Task: 4/3

"Count your blessings."

No, really, count them up. Sit down, make a list and add up all the reasons you have to be thankful. And when your list is complete, keep it somewhere to cheer you up when you are blue and, of course, to be added to later when you have so much more to be grateful for later in life. :) It's all uphill from here.

My list is just getting started...


Day 128: New Fruit  

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Today's Task: 4/2

"Try a new fruit today."

Do it! Not only are most fruits good for you, they also taste delicious. I had mine in the form of a kiwi-banana smoothie at Bally's. And it was delicious! I had never had actual kiwi before, just candies flavored like it. The real fruit is 100x better.

Here is a list of every culinary (edible) fruit wikipedia users could think of:

That should help you get started.

Day 127: April's Fool  

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Today's Task: 4/1

"What else? Prank someone!"

Since it's a Wednesday, I've included some Office Prank ideas for you below though there are much much more at

  • At the end of the day, everyday, empty someone's stapler leaving only 2 or 3 staples. They will have to refill it everyday, and go crazy.
  • Advertise a colleague's job as available. Leave their number with extension for contact. Be sure it is well paying and with low qualifications.
  • Each day move a co-workers desk an inch.
  • Drop a lemon slice or maraschino cherry into someone's water bottle.
  • Spray glitter on anything.
  • Move everything off someone's desk and into the office fridge.
  • Play "Eye of the Tiger" everytime your boss walks in.
  • Replace photos of friends and family with that of say Scott Baio, Eugene Levy, Drew Carey, William Shatner, or The New Kids on the Block. Also set their screen saver to a slideshow of these photos.
  • Drop a rubber duckie into the watercooler when you are changing the bottle.
  • Remove the ink from every one of their pens.
  • Open a container of lice powder, and leave it in the bathroom. Say nothing to anyone. Panic will slowly rise.
  • Put a brown paper bag in the office fridge labeled "squirrel"
  • Before an important meeting, replace everything on a co-workers desk with the Hello-Kitty version or everything pink (pens with feather tops, pink pads, ...)
  • Tape a really long memo or calendar to the inside door of the elevator.
  • Install the Clapper on anything.

Most importantly, have fun and make sure you don't actually damage any property or your reputation. It's always best to prank friends and family, NOT someone you dislike. Never prank in hate.