Dearest Ty Ødin,
I am challenging you to an arbitrary duel for the flur of this task. My completion will get more points for the following reasons.
A) I technically challenged you, which means i'm initiating the completion of the task. It also means that i'm first which means i'm inherently better (One of the many lessons I learned in Kindergarten)
B) I am willing to prove the fact that i am indeed more worthy of points by doing something awesome every day (Note: this is a living praxis which will be updated daily) I probably won't do a "Task" everyday but i will make some element of my everyday life more awesome then it would otherwise be.
With most bitter enmity,
Why am i doing this? For entirely arbitrary reasons! And it gives me an excuse to do awesome things. However, everyone is obligated to vote for me if whatever i do is more awesome then whatever he can think up (though if we both do awesome things, you should absolutely vote for both of us)
(Here is Ty's petty counter praxis
1/27/11 - Sang my lunch order. The audio isn't amazing, and my friend interrupted me in the middle, but i think things went pretty well I got 3 crunchy taco's with chicken and black beans and rice and such. Not amazing singing, but it made her happy :D
1/28/11 - So, our student union is called smith. It houses all sorts of services: catering, AV services, a ballroom etc. However, most people don't know about the Sub Basement. I've slept many a night in the offices in the subbasement which include the debate office, the office for the magazine i used to work for, the office i've been banned from twice for "espionage" despite the fact that this year, i work to get them funding, and the radio station. This place, and the people in it are very sadly neglected. There are no windows, and there is is no running water on that floor. If you need a drink or to pee, you have to go upstairs. I feel that this is where a lot of my school's creative talent spend most of their lives, so i though it could do with a little sprucing up
Most of the images are below, but i'll show before and after
(It doesn't look as bright on here, and you should theoretically watch the video because there is more going on then my camera can pick up)
This is my get out of thing free day, which means that I danced in public for an hour.
I am very hesitant to post this on the internet and it makes me feel a little queasy. When i'm dancing, i'm in a very different state of mind (which is good, because today was not my best day) but... don't judge. The truth is if you don't like it stylistically, i understand. I'm frankly sloppy and a little provocative. But i also challenge you to do dance un-choreographed on the fly, in public (at a really bad camera angle because i have to film with my webcam while in a very bad mood) and do a better job. Now i'm going to go back to being moody. I promise for something a little more cheerful and less... "I don't give a fuck."
(See the two movies in there labeled with "day 3")
I built a double decor fort.
and underneath the bottom layer:
And underneath the top layer
And there is a video tour and more pictures below.
I gave flowers to people on the train. Check the video with "day five."
Two things to note: i did this twice, but the first time, i messed up the documentation. The second thing is that i ran into my best friend from middle school. Thats why i yell "CLEMIE!" and the camera goes all shaky for a bit.
Today is diffrent
Doing an awesome thing every day is easy, but of, the documenting. Sometimes, the musicals which i sing at random can't be recorded. Then there are the small things, like that it's the first time in a long time i've given myself the gift of smooth legs. In a relationship, i wanted to be beautiful for someone else's sake. Now I want to be good and beautiful for myself, and the world, or god, or whatever you conceive as the universal/spiritual.
I had an idea for today. I went out and got what i needed. But now i know that the time isn't right, the day is done. Tomorrow will be better for that. So am I out? Have i lost. No. Today's thing isn't flashy or documentable. Today, i meditate/pray for 20 minutes, for the first time in about 6 years. It's not humanitarian, it would be too much film to upload and boring to see, but for me, it was pretty awesome
i painted with food coloring
I did three mini awesome things!
1) i wore the best cloths ever (which was especially awesome, seeing as i went to the budget meeting where we manage over 13 million dollars in student fees)
2) I gave blood. This is kind of a big deal because i have to lie about my weight to donate (i normally don't weigh enough.) That was fairly physically taxing, but good
3) More sticky note beauty! this time on a window!
in other awesomeness, i did a mini derive (because i felt like it)
Now i sleep
Yes there is a gap. Mind you i didn't stop doing awesome things, just decided not to document. On Saturday, I went to a 4 hour meeting on the $14 million dollar budget i manage
in full elven attire, (not to mention that we ended up doing some very fantastic things to make sure that students money wasn't being taken advantage of.) On sunday, i tried parkor for the first time, on monday, i was so sore i could barley leave bed (but i inspired a fellow member to task
), then today, i faced the problem of getting out of bed and going to school burdened by evil illness. Yet, despite that, I stated out incredibly late doing homework and singing to the mildly intoxicated souls who stumbled into my favorite dinner. The truth that i realize is that I do awesome things everyday. The ones I did to defeat Ty were more impressive, and probably a shade more awesome, but the goal of doing something awesome that i wouldn't do anyway got to be too constrictive (especially considering my means of documentation, the fact that no other tasks i've completed in the mean time count, the glory of the midterms and the sad decline of my physical health)
I drew on myself, which was an absolutely enchanting experience. Cold markers feel amazing on skin!!
So, my scheme didn't work out. But something whole unexpected and strange happened. I was looking for a practice room to sing and record in when i found an unlocked empty faculty office. Breaking the law rather scares me, but trespassing can be good for a good cause. I practiced piano in there for a long time. I you want to hear me be really nervous and improve/kind of fail, then look at the two video's below. Anyway, it's was really nice, seeing as i haven't touched a paino in far too long
I'm not ready for my climactic end yet. I will need a full day to pull it off, and things like school are getting in the way of that. Even piraty monkey called it a truce with oliver X when she had to write a term paper. I have a lot going on and i need to do that so i can pass school. I have an epic plan (which won't take more then one day, but will take a whole day to pull off) which will include every trajectory of desire and will show all of you that i'm a pixie (in the same way that Odin has shown himself to be truly norse.) Mr. Ødin and SFØ, it will be worth the wait
Then we move on to part two in our lovely three step scheme!!
Ty Ødin, you have been challenged!!!