Purchase several hundred dollars worth of board games, card games, and jigsaw puzzles. Wrap each purchase in Christmas-themed wrapping paper and carefully pack them into a red velvet sack.
Dress in your Santa costume, throw the sack over your shoulder, and head to the nearest senior citizens’ assisted living facility...
Read more National Senior Citizens Day – August 21, 2017
If you’re a left-handed person, congratulations: today is your day. Demand acknowledgment from your friends, family, and peers. The world is a more challenging place for you and the 15% of the population who are your brethren. Statistically speaking, puberty starts 4 to 5 months later for you lefties, your average lifespans are 9 to 14 years shorter than righties, and spiral notebooks exist simply to ruin your life...
Read more International Left-Handers Day – August 13, 2017
Hop in your car and cruise your town’s ritzier neighborhoods for a garage sale.
Protip: garage sales are sometimes referred to as “estate sales,” particularly when associated with negative life events such as divorce, bankruptcy, or death. So, bonus points for the opportunity to ghoulishly pick over the remains of another person’s life.
Find an estate sale, park your car, and make your way through the one man’s trash that may soon be your treasure. As you peruse the goods, imagine how the items fit together to tell the story of their previous owner’s life – a collection of commemorative thimbles, the complete Jim Nabors’ discography, a burlap sack of human hair...
Read more National Garage Sale Day – August 12, 2017
In our last challenge, we celebrated adult life's daily victories, big and small, for ourselves, our friends and colleagues. This month's challenge is a smidge less optimistic. For Challenge #21, we're (politely and with some degree of anonymity) calling out the rude, the thoughtless, the ignorant, and the assholes with all-purpose citations – traffic ticket not term paper – of our own design.
Read more Challenge #21: Citation Needed