Thursday, April 06, 2006
Simple Adventures for Everyday Living
Here is a collection of "Simple Adventures for Everyday Living by Joseph del Pesco." They are, as advertised, simple, and, yes, in a way, they are oddly adventuresome. Here are but a few:
Take a shower with all your clothes on.
Make swings out of wood boards and thick rope. Go to a local park and hang them from every tree that has an appropriate branch.
Call a random number from a payphone and ask the person who answers for some practical piece of information: 'Do you know how long it takes to cook muffins?' or 'How do I get to ______ from downtown?'
Anonymous Leg Up
Send unsigned letters to a younger person you know giving them
information that will save them trouble in the future.
Music for Telemarketers
Learn to play a song using the number keys on the telephone. When a telephone solicitor calls, play it for them.
Pretending to Pretend
Go to a party where you don't know anyone and pretend to be someone else. Try it on a plane."