Monday, April 21, 2008

I Dare You!

I've been contemplating the purpose of this online journal and whether or not I should keep updating it. Since the last entry, my world has changed incredibly and for the first time in a long while, writing about it wasn't going to help. So, I hibernated.

But, now, it's spring and I can't stay in my hole forever!

This weekend, me and the new guy (TNG)... (I'm not even sure it makes sense to call him the new guy, because he's not really new. But, my ace and I decided not to give a guy a position until after the marriage license is signed :-))...ok me and TNG participated in this thing called Urban Dare, this weekend. I'd been wanting to do it since I first heard about it a few years ago. Its like amazing race, only, it's confined to DC. It's part trivia, part race and part craziness.

Here's the long and short of it. You meet downtown on the ellipse, get a clue sheet and basically run all over the city taking pictures in front of the answers to the clues. For example, our clues took us from the ellipse, to foggy bottom, to dupont circle and then back down to judiciary square before heading over to pennsylvania avenue, then union station...and most of this was on foot because there were stops along the way.

Our pictures are straight comedy. At first we're all smiles, posing in our fresh t-shirts. Then, by clue #6, the heat, running and confusion causes us to look like straight fools.

I think we did pretty well...before we quit. LOL We got all the way to clue #9 (of 12) before we just couldn't take anymore. My brain was fried (I was the designated clue solver) and his feet were throbbing (New Balances are not the most comfortable shoes) and we were both starving! I wish we'd videotaped our performance, because it was straight hilarity.

You've seen amazing race and how those couples just implode from the stress?? I think each of us had those images in the back of our minds, 'is he going to act a fool?' 'is she going to flip out?'.
But, it didn't happen, we worked well together and there was no drama. In fact, there were times when I know if we weren't so tired, we would've been cracking up.

Would we do it again? I don't know, it's too soon to tell. My ankle is still sore from the 3-legged race. But, I would totally recommend trying least once.

Google urban dare for the details. It's probably coming to a town near you soon.


Anonymous said...

That sounds like it was fun. I’m going to forward the website to a friend in Chicago.



Penni Brown said...

Yeah - it was a alot of fun!