Sunday, August 21, 2016

G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. 2016 - Recap Part Two!

What better way to start the week than PART TWO of my G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S 2016 experience. If you missed my first post, you can find it HERE. I'm excited to share the next batch of tasks I completed for my AWESOME team ... Lucifer's Minions!

Ready? Here we go ...

Item #101

It's been a very hot summer! Help out the first responders in your area by bringing ice cream to your local police, fire, or EMS department while dressed as the world famous Dessert Fairy!

I was soooooo freaking excited to claim this task! While I don't always comment on social media about the things happening in the country--I really wanted to show my appreciation for those who work so hard to keep us safe. Plus, any excuse to pull out the tutu I made for Phoenix Comic Con two years ago is awesome! I wore my "TARDIS" blue wig and bought cute fairy wings from the local Dollar store. Then with ring pops on my fingers, a giant sucker as a wand, fellow teammate Valerie hot glued me a delicious crown to wear. True ... I was leaning more toward a Candy Fairy but sweets are sweets, right?

I chose to go to the local police station and while I only got to talk with the officer and dispatch, I love that I caught them by surprise ... like I'm positive they don't see many Dessert Fairies during their shifts. It was a wonderful chance for me to say thank you and let them know how much I value what they do. Plus, it made us all chuckle when the officer pulled out his ice cream and it was ITTY BITTY! hahaha

I also dedicated this task to someone special ... MG. Thank you so much for everything you and your fellow officers do!

Item #124

Submit a screenshot. Create a website, blogpost, or in-depth social media post explaining an aspect of the elusive Miss Jean Louis’ biography.

I LOOOOOOOVE blogging. I might not be as diligent lately but before I was an author, I used to be an AVID romance book blogger. So I enjoyed the chance to create a post about the mysterious Miss Jean Louis--Misha's "babysitter". There are a lot of different theories out there on the Internet. I shared my thoughts about it ....

G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. is underway - the brainchild of the devilishly cunning and extraordinarily goofy Misha Collins - and one of the tasks assigned has me pondering a VERY important question. No ... not the one where I wonder if Misha would consider being BFF's with me. I mean the question every team is asking ...


You can continue reading HERE

Visit the link even if it's just to see the funny photos of Misha I shared ... that man ... he's AWESOME and definitely a kindred spirit!

Item #95

Submit a screenshot of your post. Kilroy was a meme ( before memes were cool. Kilroy never grows old though, and now he is so hipster! Bring "Hipster Kilroy" into his well-deserved glory as a popular Kilroy Hipster meme. Get at least 100 likes on your post.

Thank you SO much to all those who liked this post! Did you realize you were also fellow GISHERS? I'd never heard of Kilroy before -- I guess because I grew up in Australia -- so it was fun to do this. Kilroy was created by Cassie Greve, a fellow team member, and I love how it turned out. 

Item #137

Happiness Day 6. What have you done today to make someone else happy?

This was another task I LOOOOOOOVED doing! Back home in Australia, I would travel into the city to meet up with a friend after work. There would be florist stands in Martin Place that I'd stop by because I LOVE flowers so when I claimed this item, my first thought was ... I need to incorporate flowers. They make people smile, right?

I went to a local bank and handed each of the tellers a flower along with a thank you. It was a Friday afternoon so they finished their work week with a smile, knowing they were appreciated. Customer service jobs can suck when you have to deal with customers who sometimes forget their manners. It really showed me that acts of kindness really DO make a difference! Even if it's a smile, a thank you, anything ... it all matters.

Item #148

Art changes lives. Contribute to the gishwhes art gallery by submitting an image taken by you or of you that captures the notion of identity in the 21st century.

The SECOND I read this item I KNEW what I wanted to do. I'm such a selfie girl. It has nothing to do with loving my reflection or being self absorbed (kinda drives me nuts when people assume they know why others enjoy things and devalue it!) and everything to do with chronicling my life. For a LONG time I was VERY over weight and it resulted in me completely blocking out my reflection. I would gloss over my image ... in a way, I was ignoring my identity.

So to me, a notion of identity in the 21st century could be captured by the selfies we take. I scrolled through my phone and selected a bunch of my favorite selfies -- ones I've done in fun, have sent to peeps, or simply taken because I felt pretty or wanted a memory. Each of these photos represent part of who I am. So this was a lot of fun!

Okay ... I have a few items left so I'll leave that for PART THREE! I'll also sum up how I felt about GISHWHES as a whole -- my thoughts and feelings as I begin to countdown to 2017. I hope you've enjoyed this post. Feel free to comment below!

Where you a fellow GISHER? 
Are you curious to sign up next year?
Any worries I might be able to help with?

Love you guys! Embrace your inner fangirl/fan boy ... it's what makes life FUN!

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