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Have you have seen the movie Yes Man? Where Jim Carey says yes to everything and has insane adventures because of it? Now take that a minimize it to a day of saying yes to everything and thats exactly what I did.
Who: Ariana, Dylan, “Knight”, “Mac”, I [some names not real names]
What: Saying Yes to everything for a day
When: Last Saturday- Tuesday
Where: Sodus Point, NY
Why: Because it’s on the list
All of this insanity started last 4th of July weekend, where Ariana and I were plotting our weekend
adventures (Please note this is at like 3am and we are extremely over tired (we were attempting to complete #40 Pull A All Nighter)). So, we as always, whipped out the bucket list and chose a few items like #2 Go Skinny Dipping, #34 Build A Giant Sand Castle, and (the only one we actually completed) #43 Say Yes To Everything For A day. So, beggining then we were to say Yes to everything for the next 24 hours. But, don’t worry there were rules; No saying yes to anything: abusive, sexual, drug or alchol related and no breaking the law.
At first it seemed extremely easy, but once we attempted #2 that went down hill pretty fast, as in the water was way to cold and wavey. So, we restarted the 24 hours of yes Round 12:30pm. And thIs is when our friend Dylan came over and he agreed to play the yes game with us. First it started light stuff like turn the TV on and dance but then as the game progressed we began getting harder and harder challenges such as go run down to the beach and back. Basically, the idea was to torture/annoy eachother. Shortly after my cousins showed up “Mac” and “Night” and we stupidly told them what we were doing. They immediatlely began bossing us around with stuff like give me a soda and a foot rub, just nonsense. The rest of the night went on in this manner, just completing non-senseful things. Some other people joined in but it wasn’t anything super exciting.
Even though in the movie ‘Yes Man’, Carol (Jim Carey) is brought on a whirl wind of adventures but in real life the case is far different. I only found myself in situations that I would rather not do and I didn’t learn much from it either. But, some good chuckles were shared and the limits of the human conscious were pushed. Worth it? Yes. Would I do it again? No.
#43 Say Yes To Everything For A Day: Check.
*Sorry it’s been so long sense the last post, I’ve been just so darn busy!
It’s finally summer and theres nothing better to celebrate with but one of the best summer time foods, a popsicle. But not just any popsicle, a soda popsicle and heres the story behind it.
Who: Eva, Ariana and I (I actually used real names!)
What: chilling, eating some soda popsicles
When: last wednesday
Where: my cottage
Why: just cause
Alright, so earlier yesterday afternoon I made the popsicles just because I felt like it and then forgot about them. When I finally remembered there exsitance in my freezer I was with my cousins Eva and Ariana and we were just chilling out and gossiping. So, I thought why not share these creations with them and so I went and grabbed them. As we consumed on the diet soda flavor popsicles, we actually enjoyed them! So heres how to make them:
Materials: Soda of your choosing, a popsicle shaped ice tray and a freezer.
Step By Step:
1. Open can.
2. Pour can of soda int nice tray until almost filled.
3. Put in Freezer.
4.Wait 2-4 hours to freeze.
5. Eat up!
Not very complicates at all.
My final review? It was good, nothing special but it does make for the perfect summertime treat. Sorry, this post is so short but you really can’t say much about this topic.
#93 Make Soda Popsicles: Check.
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Like I said in my previous post, the end of the school year is here and to celebrate not only did I throw a party but I also (you guessed it) tie dyed a shirt. Do you remember the post #35 Dance In A Down Pour? Well, with that same group of friends at the same event decided to tie dye ahirts.
Who: “Red” , “KiKi”(not real name), the people from Post #35 Dance In A Down Pour, and I
What: tie dying shirts the night before the last day of school
When: last Saturday through Monday
Where: “Red’s” house and School mainly
Why: to show how awesome the girls of the class of 2014 are
After waking from the previous nights adventures at “Kiki’s” house we decided that the next day (Monday) we should all go in wearing matching outfits. Now you must know that, that night I was going to “Red’s” house for our annual last day of school sleepover (ever since fourth grade). So after much deliberation we settled on doing tie dye shirts, jean shorts, flip flops, briads and bandanas (coordinated to the color of the shirt). After a while more of deliberation “Red” and I were appointed as the makers of the shirts since we were spending the night together that night.
So, the plan was set, “Red” was to get the shirts and the supplies nessacary and around 9pm that night I was to go to “Red’s” house and help her out. But this kind of tie dying wasn’t your traditional tie dying, it was cheaper and less messy and heres hon to do it:
Supplies: White T-Shirt, A pack of sharpies, rubbing alchol, a cup and 2 plastic bags, eye dropper.
Step by Step:
1. Take the sharpies and on the white t-shirt create your desired design (words, hearts, smileys).
2. Lay down the first plastic bag on a flat surface and then lay the shirt with design side up on top of it (if designs are on both sides of the shirts then insert the 2nd plastic bag inside of the shirt to avoid color bleeding).
3. Place a cup under part of the design.
4. Fill the eye dropper with alchol.
5. Release the alchol onto the design.
6. Repeat steps 3-5 until whole design is finished.
7. Leave to dry over night.
This may seem complicated but its easier then you think! See, the jobs were distrubuted between “Red” and I, I was to do steps 2-6 and “Red” was to do step one (which is alot of work!). In all we tie dyed eight shirts successfully and it took us about 1 hour (not to shabby I must say) and look no mess!
The next day the shirts were dry and ready to do, so “Red” and I took them to school and distrubuted them to the six others girls. And let me tell ya’ , we rocked those shirts!
#91: Tie Dye A Shirt: Check.
Define wild. When some people thing of the term wild they imagine a huge group of people drinking and dancing and then other people think of undomesticated animals. But when I think of wild I imagine a large group of friends doing crazy things and having a ton of fun and under that definition that is how I completed #80 Throw A Wild Party.
Who: my parents, brother and 30 of my friends
What: end of the school year party at my house When: the beginning of the school year through last Friday Where: school and my house Why: to celebrate a year of memories together and for surviving our freshmen year of high school
On the first day of freshmen year, I walked in a totally different person from what I am now. I walked in confused, anxious and terribly nervous. But after a few months past I began to morph in my new self, even though I lost a few friends along the way (maybe more than a couple), I gained a new totally awesome group of friends. Now I’m outgoing, strong-willed and just plain and simple happy. Specifically 3 girls have changed me, “Kathy”, “Doug”, and “Francis” (not real names) thank you so much and I love you guys!
When I arrived at my final days of school I knew a party must be thrown. For three reasons: one was to celebrate the end of school, two was to commemorate a great year of school and three was to see my friends one last time before I left for my cottage for 2 months.The next task after deciding the party should be thrown was to beg on my hands and knees to my parents to let me have it and finally after a week of deliberation they said yes and from there I began planning.
The party was set to be last Friday 5-8pm. At their party there would be a slip n’ slide, junk food galore and other games. The days leading up to it were stressful but in the end I managed to plan it, get all the stuff for it and invite everybody (35 people in all invited).
When Friday came the day was spent sprinting around and getting ready. Before I knew it, it was five o’ clock and people began arriving, once everyone had arrived (about 29 including my brother and his friend) the party officially began. Immediately people began sliding down the slip n’ slide, devouring the junk food and talking. We also attempted to make a pyramid (see picture) but it never quite worked out. By the time the 3 hours gone by parents were arriving, I was hugging everyone goodbye and wishing them a good summer, the food was gone, the slip n’ slide was about to fall apart and the yard was trashed. Once everybody was gone I spent the next hour restoring the lawn.
Now when I look back on it I’m thankful I did it. Plus the party went off with very few hitches and within my definition of wild this indicates a list item well done.
#80 Throw A Wild Party: Check.
Also, do you remember the blog I mentioned two posts ago (#35) http://gonewiththesummer.wordpress.com yeah well we are planning to guest blog together soon so keep reading! Stay Tuned.
Faster is always better. Well sometimes, but still in this case it is. Now let’s reminisce on this memorable experience.
Who: The members of the student newspaper and I.
What: End of the Year Dinner
When: Last Wednesday evening
Where: Olive Garden and Putters Paradise
Why: To celebrate a year well done for the newspaper members
I’m on the student newspaper at my school. I love being on it, writing for it and hanging out with the people participating in it. So, when I was invited to the end of the year dinner I was siked! Originally the plan was just to go to Olive Garden for dinner but soon after I arrived I found out we were also going Putting at Putters Paradise (very cheesy name). So, after a quite hilarious dinner, I hopped in my friend’s car and we were on our way and note this was around 8:30pm.
When we arrived at what was about 8:40pm, we were told they were closing at 9:00pm (cue the sobbing) but get this! The oh so kind lady at the front desk said we could play for free since there was only twenty-minutes left! YAY! And so began the speed mini golfing.
Since I’m also on the school golf team, I (not to brag) rock at putting. On the very first hole, which we sprinted to, I got a hole in one. Hell yes. The next couple holes went by in a blur. All we did was laugh a lot and whip golf balls towards the holes.
When it finally came time for us to leave I found myself quite satisfied with our adventure. It was quite The memorable twenty minutes.
#41 Go Mini Golfing: Check.
Whenever you’re in a large group of friends, you’ll always take a few really good memories from it. This memory in particular though, just so happened to be on my bucket list too.
Who: “Doug”, “Francis”, “Eli”, “Franky”, “Shelly”, “Erik”, “Red” (not real names) and I.
What: Sleepover at “Eli’s” house
Where: The woods and Eli’s House
Why: Cause we’re just that cool.
Alright, last week myself and 7 other friends spent the night at “Eli’s” house. Right off the bat we started with a nice tranquil (not!) hike in the woods. After much screaming, yelling, and laughing, we came across a monarch butterfly. Being the nature lover I am, “Francis”, “Franky” and I walked away totally unamused and began teasing the other girls who were staring at the bug like it was the Mona Lisa.
After awhile, our little trio decided to ditch our other 5 friends and attempt to find our way back to “Eli’s” house. After many reckless decisions, we finally came upon “Eli’s” house and just as we arrived, it began to down pour, so we sprinted for shelter to await the eventual return of the others.
After only moments of reaching shelter, we began to hear screaming and yelling coming from the other 5 girls. Then suddenly you just saw them full on sprinting towards the house. IT WAS HYSTERICAL.
When they all finally arrived soaking wet, “Erik” (who knew of my bucket list) reminded me and all of the other girls about #35-Dance In A Down Pour. Immediately, we removed everything that could be damaged, sprinted into the rain and began dancing (or for me…its like synchronized twitching).The next half and hour went a little like this: Dance, talk, laugh, attempt stupid stunts.
And that’s how I completed #35 Dance In A Down Pour.
#35 Dance In A Down Pour: Check.
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This past Wednesday my brother finally hit the milestone age of 13 and entered the realm of teenagedom. Earlier tonight was his birthday party and guess what kind of party it was! You guessed it, a paintball party. Now here’s the story:
Who: “Tiger” (not real name), my brother, my brother’s neurotic friends, and I.
What: My brother’s 13th birthday party.
When: Last Tuesday through Today.
Where: My house, school and the paintball range.
This whole adventure began last Tuesday, it twas a lovely afternoon and I was conversing with my brother. I said, “So [insert my brother’s name, which I shall not mention to protect his privacy] are you excited for your paint ball party this Friday?”. In return, he said something along the lines of, “Yes I am! In fact, since some of my friends can’t come why don’t you come and invite a friend?”. And that’s exactly what I did and I invited my friend “Tiger”.
The next couple days until that Friday were filled with anticipation and boy was I excited! When Friday finally arrived and the clock struck 5pm, my brothers friends arrived We hopped in the car and were on our merry way.
When we arrived at the front desk about a half hour later, we were greeted with waivers stating they were not responsible for any injuries (oh boy). That right off the bat was a sign of what was to come. Next we were given guns, masks and our ammo, the paint balls. After several spills and much fittling, we were prepared to head out. Now this to me was a scary idea because I was worried about it hurting (the guy told me it hurt like getting slung with a really wide rubber band) but I sucked it up and headed into the range along with 15 or so other people. The rules were simple; you get shot your out, two teams and no firing in the preparation area. Simple. For the first round we were split up into two teams I, along with my brother and some of his friends and some other people versus Tiger and some other people.
The guy called the start and immediately I ran for cover but not long after that I was hit for the first time and it did hurt. Luckily though, I realized that the paintball had bounced off of me (thank god) and I was still in (later, I found out Tiger had been the one who shot me, little wench). Before I knew it, my team had won the first round, woo hoo!
The next couple rounds went like this; start, sprint, shoot, dodge, try not to get hit, laugh, curse, repeat, win, end. But, the last round was different, right off the bat, I was shot in the arm and it hurt! And tragically it had splattered and I was out. Damn. Oh well, for a while there I was dominating but I guess not in the end.
After my team lost, the party came to an end. We shared our welts in agony but overall it was a great experience and I would definitely do it again!
#50 Play Paintball: Check!!
Recently, my biology class has been studying humanity and its impact on the environment around us and one of the topics that was included was: deforestation. Deforestation results in loss of natural habitat for countless spieces. And a possible result? EXTINCTION.
Now think of this: What if you were one of the countless animals loosing their homes to humans and you could do NOTHING about it. Yeah, I would be pretty mad, too. So, that’s what inspired my next list item. #27 Plant A Tree.
Yes, I know I’m getting all environmentalist on you. But this really struck a chord with me and influenced my actions.
And like all of my previous bucket list adventures there’s a story behind it and it isn’t only my biology class.
Who: “Kathy” (not real name) and I
What: Walking from the high school to “Kathy’s” House.
When: Earlier Today.
Where: The Side Walk.
Today, has been a record-setting day for what is usually, cloudy rainy central New York. The weather actually hit 90 Degrees (Mind Blowing!!!!) and it was sunny out. So, “Kathy” and I (not being adjusted to such warm weather) were literally (well not literally) sweating to death and so we decided to take a little swim in “Kathy’s” pool. Originally, we were supposed to be joined by two other girls (who shall not be named) but one had a doctor’s appointment and the other had a ton of homework, so it was just us two.
So, after school ended we set out for her house. On the way we discussed countless subjects like school, drama and other teenage gossip. But, like always I brought up my bucket list and ranted on, on how much I wanted to complete another item and so I thought “why not plant a tree”. And so the plan was born.
After returning from “Kathy’s” house, did my homework, tended to my pet tad poles (see #37 Carve My Name Into A Tree) and did what ever else I do, I finally remembered my plan. So I set out to my back yard with a pine comb in hand and dug a whole in the woods and planted the pine comb.
After returning from the tree planting, I thought about it and then something crossed my mind:What if every single human in the world planted a tree? We would save countless animals and guarantee and better future for our planet (not unless we all die in 2012). So I came up with a challenge for all of you people out there to do.
CHALLENGE: Plant a Tree.
It’s that simple and it takes less than five minutes. So, while you all go planting your tree’s, I’m going to go complete some more list items (stay tuned).
#27 Plant A Tree: Check.
Yes, I ate it. I actually consumed one of the many japanese delights throughout the world. But, before I tell you of this “life changing experience” (not really). You must understand the story behind it.
Setting: A lovely warm saturday evening in my neighborhood.
Characters: Greta (me) and “Doug” (not real name).
After, the previous nights outings with my friends, I felt the strong need to take a deep breath and relax. But, knowing me that never ends up being the case. See, I’m one of the people who hates and I mean HATES being bored. I always have to be doing something or I may go insane, I’ve been like that since I was a small child.
So, out of boredom I texted my friend “Doug”, whom agreed to go for a walk for me. While going for this walk, we gossiped about the latest from our friends and school. And also schemed for our future outings (stay tuned). Once it started to become dark out, we had to make a decision. Either leave each other or spend the night at “Doug’s”. Even though, earlier that day I had been exhausted, I decided to go to “Doug’s” house, for the night. BEST DECISION EVER (sort of).
Once I had packed my belongings and went over to her house, “Doug’s” mom offered me some sushi. So, I thought “why not?”, and I tried it.
It was maybe an inch and a half across, surrounded by rice and a cucumber. With some spicy shrimp in the center. I ate it whole. At first it tasted kind of bland ,but slowly but surely the flavor started bursting in my mouth. First, I tasted the rice, then the cucumber ,then the shrimp with all of its spiciness. And, let me tell you it wasn’t half bad. I mean it isn’t my favorite food in the world ,but it was alright. But the best part was the after taste. Kind of weird, right?
I have officially completed another list item. SUCCESS.
#73 Eat Sushi Check.
Stay tuned for future accomplishments.
First off let me start by saying, WOOOHOOO! My lazy streak is finally over and I’ve finally took down another list item. I feel so accomplished.
Well anyways, after much procrastination I finally got around to doing #36 : Learn More American Sign Language. Alright, let me give you the background on this list item.
Back in 3rd grade, I decided to join sign language club (just like in the movie Napoleon Dynamite). There I learned my abc’s, how to count and basic terms. For example, school was when you clapped your hands twice (almost like applauding school but I beg to differ) and toilet was when you make the letter T sign and flick rotate your wrist back and forth. After participating in the club i considered myself a sign language expert for about a year. But then, tragically one day I realized how much of a beginner I was. So depressing for my little fourth grade self.
Alright, fast forward to about 2 weeks ago. While making my list, I tried to remember some childhood disappointments and then I remembered sign language. There by creating the idea for #36 on my list.
Now that you read about the background, it’s time for my oh so interesting adventure learning more sign language. At first, I googled “sign language for semi beginners”, which was indeed no help. All that came up was the abc’s, which I already know, and counting. So then I googled “Sign language for intermediates”, and that was far to complicated. So you know what I did? I downloaded an app on my iPad. Even though it cost me $1.99, this app taught me words like have, love, bitter and bisexual. So I may not be intermediate quite just yet but I’m slowly but surely getting there.
This may not have been the most interesting blog in the world but boy did I feel happy when it was accomplished.
#36 Learn More American Sign Language: Check!