Monday, March 19, 2012

The Salt and Ice challenge

I was surfing through videos on Youtube when I saw around 10 videos relating to a challenge called "The Salt and Ice challenge". Usually, all the cool things that people do involve resources that are unavailable for me. This one required only salt and ice.

Yes, I ran to the kitchen.

My sister gave me the crazy look when she saw the cheeky wide grin on my face. I was excited! I powdered my arm with salt and then placed ice on it.

(^ this is not me)
Do I regret it? A little bit. I did not even feel the cold of the ice for a bit. And then it started to sting. That's when i dropped the ice and ran water through my arm. The spot where I place the ice turned first white, then pink and then a deep red. IT started burning and stinking all at the same time.

The irritating sting refused to let go even after around 10 minutes.

I was planning on trying the Cinnamon Challenge too.

I changed my mind on trying challenges. I am too much of a chicken.
Buck Buck baaack 

On the other hand, a heartfelt thank you to David Powers King for giving me a shutout on his blog. Do check out his blog everyone. =)

Have you tried any of these challenges?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Surprise! I bear no gifts

Gifts are a necessity at parties. When you are invited for a birthday party, the host may ask you not to bring gifts. But you should NEVER go without gifts. They may not be expecting it but deep down, they are.

When I was in grade 6, I was invited for a birthday party. The birthday girl was one of the "cool" girls at school and I felt excited to be invited. I picked out my favourite dress and assorted my best ornaments and was ready to go. I decided I would buy her a gift on the way. Since I was a kid, I was broke, and so I asked my mom for some cash.

"Why do you want to buy her a gift? She is inviting you because you are her friend. Not for your gifts. "

I tried to reason with her and told her it would be rude to go without any gifts. My mom was adamant and refused to lend me cash. She said something about our religion and celebrating birthdays.

I had half an hour to make a plan. I took out my card stock, oil paint, stamps and ink and sat down to make a card. It turned out to be pretty decent. Inside, I wrote

Don't worry about the past, It's gone.
        Don't worry about the future, It's not here yet
Worry about the present, because I haven't got you any.

I was embarrassed to show up without any gifts. I did any way! She had the most amazing  ice cream birthday cake and I enjoyed a lot at the party.

When her birthday came around the next year, I was sad but not surprised when I was not invited for her party. Though I got to know who my real friends were, this was quite an embarrassing event for me.

Now, I buy gifts for everyone since I have some good amount of stocked up cash.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Things I've done

I found this in a tumblr post. I had to cross off the things that I had already done. Kinda puts everything in perspective. The things I haven't done yet and the things that I have actually missed out on doing. Makes me feel like I haven't seen a 6th of what this world is all about. Try this out yourself.

Graduated high school. 
Kissed someone.
Collected something really stupid.
Smoked a cigarette.
Got so drunk you passed out.
Rode every ride at an amusement park.
Gone to a rock concert.
Helped someone.
Gone fishing.
Watched four movies in one night.
Gone long periods of time without sleep.
Lied to someone.

Snorted cocaine.
Failed a class.
Smoked weed.
Dealt drugs.
Been in a car accident.
Been in a tornado.
Done hard drugs (i.e. ecstasy, heroin, crack, meth, acid).
Watched someone die.
Been to a funeral.
Burned yourself. 
Ran a marathon.
Cried yourself to sleep. 
Spent over $200 in one day.
Been on a plane.
Cheated on someone.
Been cheated on.
Written a 10 page letter.

Gone skiing.
Been sailing.
Had a best friend.
Lost someone you loved.
Shoplifted something.
Been to jail.
Dangerously close to being in jail.
Skipped school. 
Had detention. 
Got in trouble for something you didn’t do.
Stolen books from the library.
Gone to a different country.

Dropped out of school.
Been in a mental hospital.
Watched the “Harry Potter” movies.
Had an online diary.

Had a yard sale.
Had a lemonade stand.
Actually made money at the lemonade stand.
Been in a school play.
Been fired from a job.
Taken a lie detector test.
Swam with dolphins.
Gone to Sea World.
Voted for someone on a reality TV show.
Written poetry.
Read more than 20 books a year. 

Gone to Europe. 
Loved someone you shouldn’t have.
Used a coloring book over age 12.

Had surgery.
Had stitches.
Taken a taxi.
Seen the Washington Monument.
Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once.
Had a drug or alcohol problem.
Been in a fist fight.
Suffered any form of abuse.

Gone surfing in California.
Had a hamster/guinea pig.
Pet a wild animal.
Used a credit card.
Did “spirit day” at school. 
Dyed your hair.
Got a tattoo.
Had something pierced.
Got straight A’s.

Been on the Honor Roll.
Known someone with HIV or AIDS.
Made-out with someone.
Played on a sports team.
Snuck out of the house.
Swore at a teacher.
Gone laser tagging.
Had a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Been on the TV.
French braided.
Driven a car.
Performed in front of an audience.
Been in love.

Had a blonde moment.
Been on a train.
Seen a ghost.
Gone bungee-jumping.
Been to Mexico.
Crashed a car.
Sky dived.
Been kissed in the rain.
Made an 11:11 wish.
Drank alcohol.
Forwarded a chain letter.
Made a mistake.