Gishwhes 2015 Has Begun!

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So it’s that time of year again where like minded crazy people get together and do crazy things in the name of charity. I already told you that I’m participating this year again so I thought I’d tell you how it’s going so far.

This is when you come to realize that there are people you want to do this for fun(people like me) and then there are the ones who really take this seriously. So far I’m only able to do two of the Items which I’m a little disappointed in. Why? because the same 3-5 people already claimed and finished the Items I wanted to do. Then they remind how I need to check the spreadsheet one of them made and put my name beside an Item. I would if there were things left for me to do! So far all the left is the super crazy Items like take a picture with the Clintons (not photoshopped). Also I’m a little annoyed when others tell me how I should do an Item. This is supposed to be a fun and enjoyable thing to do but so far this year it’s a hassle.

i feel like I’m not contributing as much as I should. But what can I do?

I’m not saying that Gishwhes as a whole is like this. It’s really not! I guess what really makes it fun is the people you participate with. Which brings me to Saint Sarah again. She was on my team last year and she agrees that this team we’re on is a little too serious. She’s actually going to help me out with one of the Items I’m doing. We’re going to dress up my dog as The Doctor and she’s going to dress her cat up like a Dalek. If the team doesn’t like it, too fucking bad. I’m submitting the picture anyway.

Anyways, I hope all you Gishers out there are having a blast! Tell me how it’s going for you so far!

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GISHWHES 2015 is Coming!

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Alrighty, y’all! It’s time for GISHWHES again and I really hope that you guys take a chance to check it out. i had a lot of fun last year and I’m super excited for this year. I have some of the same team members from last year which makes me very happy. Thank you, Robin for sponsoring me this year. I promise someday I’ll return the favor.

Anyways, If any of you register for we have a few spots open for our GISHWHES team mishasminions2.0. So check us out and hopefully you’ll join in the fun. That’s what it’s all about!

You have 6 days left to register so you better hurry!!

Sites:

https://www.gishwhes.com/

https://www.facebook.com/officialgishwhes

https://twitter.com/gishwhes?lang=en

GISHWHES 2014…….It was Awesome!

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I realize that it’s been a really really really long time since we’ve posted anything and for that we apologize. That’s what happens when life gets in the way of Bloggers. Anyway, I thought I’d share my experience with GISHWHES, I remember I promised I would.

I should probably start by saying that I was very fortunate in finding a group of like-minded individuals to join with. I found these amazing people through the Wonder that is Facebook. I’m in a couple of Supernatural and Misha Collins Facebook groups and when registration came around, many posted asking for people to join. At first I was hesitant because I really don’t trust the Internet but then I thought, “Fuck It!”

Just as I was going to sign up, I ran into another problem….I didn’t have the money to register. For a couple of days I thought my Grand Plan of doing something exciting for once in my life had been brought down by a measly registration fee. Fortunately, someone from the Facebook groups sent me a message saying she would love to sponsor me. I’m just going to call her Saint Sarah because she kind heart gave me a chance to participate in this adventure.

MY THOUGHTS WHEN I FINALLY REGISTERED

The team that I joined, along with Saint Sarah, was Team IDontThinkSo. I met many fun people who shared my love for Supernatural. Now that may not seem like a big deal to you, but when you have friends who tell you to stop spamming their Pinterest with Destiel/Supernatural themed pins you kinda feel alone. Just because they don’t understand something, it doesn’t mean it’s not awesome, right? Anyway, we all got to know each other a little bit. We learned who were GISHWHES veterans and who were the newbies. We even learned where our skills could be applied for the upcoming challenges.

Once the Item List was posted, we all picked which once we wanted to do and shared our projects with our teammates on our Facebook page. One of things I did was “build an Elopus using all natural materials”. What is an Elopus, you ask? It is a cross between an octopus and an elephant. I went to my backyard and used the rocks to build it. Did I mention that it started to rain that week? It was kinda hard to put that thing together when I’m tripping over mud and I could only put it together when the rain stopped. I found it amusing how no one in my house was surprised by my behavior.

My dad actually came outside and say, “What the hell are you doing?”

“Making an Elopus.”

“……..OK.”

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It was amazing to see what the Team came up with! It was also fun to do something silly. One of the Items was have a crazy name announced when the Starbucks barista gives your order. Too bad that the Starbucks in my city are a bunch of snobs. I tried to get them to cooperate, I even told them it was for a scavenger hunt! But they weren’t having it. So thankfully, Robin(my teammate) got that challenge done!

But not all the challenges were just doing something crazy. Some things were to bring awareness to problems we have in the world. For example, one challenge was sign up to be a bone marrow donor, but you had to be really serious about it otherwise it wouldn’t count for points. Misha Collins even signed up to be a bone marrow donor! I didn’t have the courage to do it, but Kathleen and Heather had more balls than I did. There’s a special place in Heaven for people like that.

But another issue that was brought up was the struggle between the Ukraine and Russia. One of the challenges was to wrap yourself in a Ukraine or Russian flag kissing; you got bonus points if you were actually at the Russian/Ukraine border.

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I think I’ll conclude with how much fun I had. I made an elephant/octopus hybrid in my backyard, I made a pop-up book, made a public service announcement about Jellyfish Overlords(sadly the video wouldn’t cooperate with Robin), I let go of a grudge, and I even gave a ridiculous name to a Starbucks barista(even though the bastards wouldn’t say it). I also watched others, people I’ve never met in person, crawl out of their comfort zones as first timers and veteran Gishers encourage and help the newbies. I’ll always be thankful for this experience and I hope that I’ll be able to participate next year. I also hope that I’ll be teammates with the same amazing people.

TEAM IDON’TTHINKSO ROCKS!!!

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GISHWHES is on the rise!

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So this year I, Damsel Bruja, have decided to do something extremely crazy and possibly life changing……I’m going to do GISHWHES!

GISHWHES stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen and it was started by Supernatrual star Misha Collins. On August 2, 2014 the Hunt will begin and he will most likely ask us to do crazy things but if he asks me to jump out of a plane wearing a tutu while singing God Save the Queen, I’m not fucking doing it.

Anyway, this is all for charity and a chance to break a world record. GISHWHES has already broken 5 world records and I think that would be cool to be a part of. Unfortunately, registration is closed so maybe next year you all can sign up. If you can’t afford it, like me, you can sign up for a “gishcholarship” and hope someone is generous enough to sponsor you. Someone did this for me and I’ll be forever thankful.

Anyway, my team is IDontThinkSo and I hope that we have what it takes to get half the things on the list! I’m super excited but really nervous too. I’ve seen some of the things that were one past lists and I’m a little worried I won’t be able to get some of these things done. For example, one of them was find a machine that simulates skydiving and take a picture of yourself eating a sandwich(extra points if it’s a sloppy joe) in it.

*sigh* Well, I’ll keep you updated on how I get some of the challenges done. Which Team IDontThinkSo luck and pray that I don’t get arrested or committed to the Funny Farm.