This is a fun thing to do with friends, family or your significant other! It sparks conversation and collaboration and will definitely be an adventure you’ll remember.
A fun fact about me is that the solution to a lot more of my dilemmas than you’d think are to do a scavenger hunt. And so when faced with the dilemma of having visited basically all the museums in town and not really being people that appreciated art too much, I decided to create a scavenger hunt for my boyfriend and I to go on while visiting the art gallery!
I didn’t know what to expect at all since the last time I’d been there was for a grade 7 field trip. So my items to search for were based on what I thought we’d find, what I hoped we’d find and what I thought was just plain funny.
The whole list is a hoot and a half but here are some gems:
someone whose face looks like they did their homework but forgot it at home
a bunch of grapes
the first painting by an artist we recognize
a painting bigger than your outstretched arms
the time it takes to find the Condensation Cube (which was something I did remember from my previous visits)
a tree in all 4 seasons (can be different pictures obviously)
a visitor’s garbage left in the modern art section (I thought I was hilarious for thinking this one up, like what if it wasn’t just a tissue? What if it’s ART)
a painting that looks like a bad powerpoint template
And so on and so forth, you get the picture. (ART JOKES)
It was a huge success! We had fun strolling around, actually loving some paintings for real (we’re not completely uncultured animals) and discussing what we thought merited crossing something off the list! I think we only didn’t get about 6 items which is pretty good in my books!
Something to note is that it’s important to not be rude around the art or other guests just because you’re being a little creative and different with how you enjoy these paintings. This is obvious but I’m just putting it out there.
Definitely let me know if you plan to try this out, I’d love to hear how it goes or help brainstorm items to look for!
I’ve made my resolutions, now it’s time for me to help you make yours!
These, of course, are suggestions that you can take or leave but if you’re looking for inspiration or confirmation, this is it.
Find a type of exercise you actually love. Story time: my mother is one of those people that wanted to do something about her current fitness level and tried to sign up for gym memberships and even beginner volleyball classes but nothing stuck and all motivation would peter out quickly. Just 3 months ago, she signed up for some aquafit classes at the local YMCA because she heard it was good for your back and she’s been going around 3 times a week since then! She’s become one of those people that complains when she had to miss a class! So you CAN get fit or lose those pounds, you just need to find your method! The gym is not for everyone, it might be competition or environment that gives you a reason to keep coming back to it.
Read one book per month. Reading is something that people feel like they don’t have time for but books are, in my opinion, a great part of life and important to expand your imagination. So by setting aside your commute to listen to audiobooks or before bed to read a chapter or two, it is definitely plausible to get through at least one book each moon cycle. Definitely try to get a diverse selection from fantasy to non-fiction because the world is huge and there’s no telling what you might learn.
Invest in friendships. You have no idea how important this is. It’s so easy to let great people slip out of your lives or to not initiate getting to really know someone because you already have your family to talk to. Coffee dates are easy to plan, letter writing is not dead and potlucks are really fun. You don’t have to become a social butterfly but do hold on to the friends you have and make sure they know that they are important to you! That isn’t done enough in my opinion.
Create. Totally open-ended, totally depends on what you enjoy and what you’d love to try. I believe we all have something inside of us that needs to create things whether it be an elegant computer code, your very first knitted scarf or a story. I’m sure there’s something that you’re passionate about and if you’re passionate about it you will totally be able to make the time for it in this coming year!
These are my tips to making your year a success (hopefully), let me know what you would have added to the list or what you’re taking from mine!
So I was recently on a date and this was literally one of the things I brought up in conversation:
We weren’t talking about anything that related to this at all, I just sort of noticed it and thought it would be a grand idea to share.
I was looking down and I saw that my shirt matched my purse (teal), my cardigan matched my jeans (dark blue) and my nail polish matched my shoes (light blue).
Literally the most pointless and strange thing to tell anyone and now it looked like I planned it or something. I just remembered it today and got second-hand embarrassment from it. He definitely thinks I’m a weirdo.
//that title though cause my clothes matched but also I was on a date as in matchmaker I’ll shut up now//
Before you ask, no, I don’t have anyone to give them to.
I made some generic Valentine’s day cards because, let’s face it, v-day is just amazing for any budding punster and even if you’ll be spending the day in a physics lecture and then having a bake-off/movie night with friends you can still indulge in that fact.
There are a million and three other other wonderful and amazing ideas floating around the internet and I’m sure you can go find them by yourselves so I’m not doing a masterlist of my favourites but I will show you some cards that I made with my one two hands!!
There’s this set that proves what a huge nerd I am. It’s probably too small to see but the elements all have their corresponding atomic numbers… Also, I’ve been told that this card style looks a lot like the xkcd comics. If so that is an AMAZING honour!!
I don’t know if anyone will get the reference anymore but this was how Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory asked out Amy Farrah Fowler and I thought it was too cute not to copy.
Yes, I know this idea has been done countless times but I can draw whales pretty well so who are you to deny me that opportunity!! Ps, the correct answer is “dolphinately”
I want to hear from you guys! What’s your best Valentine’s Day pun? Have any exciting plans for today?