Sunday, 22 January 2012

Do Life Challenge Week 3 Recap. And strippers

What a week! This was a fantastic challenge!

For the scavenger hunt I enlisted the help of friends for lunchtime adventures during the week, and housemates and my fiancĂ©e at other times. Unfortunately I didn't get to do everything on them this weekend because I was too busy going to a hen's party which involved rowing along the Yarra River, strippers, and queer burlesque. I like a good mix of things on the weekend, and this definitely was a mix! Good times indeed!

On to the challenge! Items with a photo underneath have been done. All others are fails :(
1. Policeman/woman in your town wearing a Do Life shirt (2 points) or holding a homemade Do Life sign (1 point).
I wanted to do this one SO bad, but all the police we saw were in the middle of, well, policing...
2. You sitting on or standing next to a tricycle with a racing bib on. In public. Bonus points for helmet and sunglasses.
3. Statue in your town wearing Do Life shirt (2 points) or wearing a Do Life sign around its neck (1 point).

4. Ballerina pose during your next workout.
5. The biggest chalk Do Life logo you can make. Outdoor basketball court? 
6. Screenshot of your longest walk/run of the week. ( in case you don't know how to map a run yet. Or any other mapping/GPS device.)
I'm not really cool with showing where I run on the internet. Also I forgot to turn my Cardiotrainer on when I ran this week... :-/
7. You holding your biggest excuse on a piece of paper while defeating the excuse.
8. You holding the DVD of AIR FORCE ONE starring HARRISON FORD the BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME. Bonus point for your best Harrison Ford
9. You in grocery store holding a pineapple and a watermelon. At the same time. 
My local supermarket didn't sell pineapple. WTF? It was even on my super healthy grocery list. 
10. Your super healthy grocery list. 
Broccoli is my favourite vegetable - it's green and looks like a tree. How is that not awesome? If it's not in the house I get a little anxious . You'd think I'd learn how to spell it one of these days. 
11. You ignoring a warning sign.
Yep, that's me holding the leash, with the dog not attached to it. In front of the sign saying dogs must be on leash. I'm SUCH a bad ass. 
12. You holding a "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob" sign at the local library.
13. You with 80+year-old. Both giving the peace sign.
14. $18.87 in change. 
As another fellow Aussie said, we don't have 1 or 2 cent coins. This scavenger hunt is rigged. RIGGED I tells ya!
15. Picture of a homemade smoothie. Your hand must be in front of it giving a thumbs up.
16. Recreate a famous picture/painting.
17. You wearing seven shirts.
7 shirts, including 2 hoodies. Not the best idea on a hot summer night...
8. You with as many other people holding Do Life signs. One point for every two people. 16 people = eight points. 100 people = 50 points.
I LOVED this one! Tourists are wonderful :)
19. You wrapped in Christmas lights. And them turned on. I'm sorry. I know you JUST put them away.
20. You in plank or pushup position. Outdoors. 

21. Picture of you finishing your toughest workout of the week. Or a re-enactment of your reaction upon finishing. 
Pink top, matching face. After a 12km run on a hot day. Sadly the longest run of the week. 
22. Do Life Dog. (open to interpretation.)
Cookie is a very patient dog at times. I think she deserves another photo. And a cuddle. 
23. You at the most famous location in your town. Wearing Do Life shirt (2 points) holding Do Life sign (one point). 
My tourists from earlier,  in Hosier Lane Melbourne. Well known for it's street art in the laneways. Sometimes the art is less, well, arty and more graffiti. Either way, it's part of what makes Melbourne awesome. Go Melbourne!  
24. You with an apple on your head with an arrow through it.
25. You pointing to your city in an actual atlas.
26. You in a music store rocking out. 
I was actually rocking out much harder than this. I blame my photographer. Who only takes one shot??
27. Do Life Cat. (open to interpretation.)
I have two cats. Neither of them wanted to be involved. Luckily my housemate has mad drawing skillz.
28. You wearing your favorite sport's team's gear. Double peace sign.
29. You holding a sign with how many minutes you worked out this week.
I didn't really keep track this week. Also I want to go to bed and don't want to take another photo. It would have been around 3.5 hours though. 
30. You with someone named Richard. If your name is Richard, you with someone named Lauren. No cheating! ("they won't know his name is actually Bob...")
Richard is one of our committee Chairs and a good guy. Probably thinks I'm crazy now. Mwahaha! 
31. You sitting in bleachers cheering on a game that's not being played. 
32. A homemade painting of your biggest goal. No deductions for lack of painting skillz. 
33. A lawyer's business card. Five bonus points if the lawyer's name is Larry.
34. You standing beside a Ferrari.
35. Picture of you on a treadmill. (2 points if the time is 30+ minutes and you appear to have actually done the 30 minutes.)
I had grand plans of doing some photoshopping genius for this one since I don't go to the gym. However, laziness won out. 
36. You. In a boat.
I should stress here that yes, we did actually leave the dock. Fun fact I learnt - I'm quite crap at rowing.
37. You on the top floor of a building. 
38. You high-fiving the grocery store cashier. 
I chickened out at this. *sigh*
39. You in a top-hat. 
40. You running in a top-hat

14 out of 40. I didn't do them all, but I had a lot of fun doing them! If nothing else, it's a very good conversation starter. Also, people like to help and get involved with things like this - one of my housemates kept on asking when we were going to do the next challenge, and when I mentioned going on adventures for photos friends got quite excited. 

I wonder what week 4 will be? 


  1. Fun! I'm at 0 right now and we'll see how many I can do at home today!

  2. Excellent! Take the day off work and go nuts!