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greetings adventure seekers!


us folks at adventureclubinterative feel like no  small pawns in the blogging world. in fact, July marks our 4th year of collaborative blogging.
that being said, we’re committed to continue providing fresh content and fresh adventures as the world (wide web) keeps turning. (we’re a little behind, but we didn’t get lost.)
like the rest of you, it’s safe to assume, we know what it’s like to be busy and not blogging. for our part, we’ve been busy…
in the spirit of adventure and in the endeavor to reach more users, and a wider audience, stephanie and courtney are hard at work on their individual sites. sites for which the continuity of adventure seeking is upheld and made possible by.

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Love Letter Writers 

We are a group of independent artists with professional experience in calligraphy, creative writing and developing personal relationships.

We work directly with our clients to create correspondences that are artistic, impressionable and meaningful. Our mission is to facilitate the exchange of love through letters. We weave your feelings into words and make your messages memorable.

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the ultimate choice for lovers that don’t have time for love!
Let your artist do it all! She will receive, read and respond to all your correspondences! Trust a professional to manage your incoming and outgoing expressions of love. Your artist will initiate love letters on your behalf and reply to responses accordingly. You don’t have to lift a finger to write or bat an eyelash to read!  Monthly consultations included. Touch base with how your love life is being written and received. This package includes an anonymous Post Office Box address, free paper and ink. Hand delivery option is included. Privacy waiver signing due upon purchase. Limit 10 lovers.

 At first I was unsure, but then I really got to know my artist. She started interpreting the letters I got from my boyfriend and helping me compose responses. Eventually the exchange became so frequent, I couldn’t keep up! I let her handle my letters anonymously and my relationship really heated up! Years later, I found out my boyfriend had hired an artist too. Amazingly, our artists had been writing back and forth to each other the whole time! We still laugh about it!  -Trista, Derby, Nebraska.

ΔΔΔ  I Love You Three Times Package  ΔΔΔ

our bestselling package! great for first timers!
Get to know an artist. Divulge the details of your love life and let her write three beautiful calligraphic love letters that express authentically your most intimate feelings. Be confident these letters will be met with a reply. Your artist will provide analysis for each reply letter and consult with you on how to respond appropriately. One initial, plus three consultations included. This package includes free paper and ink. Hand delivery option is included.

ΔΔΔ  Copy and Paste Package  ΔΔΔ

if you have the words already, why not make them look good?
You are a do-it-yourself lover, you’ve already written the letters! After your initial consultation, bring in your completed letters to be transcribed into final products. Bring in up to 5 letters for the transforming and the mailing. Choose your own artist or trust the first available upon drop off. This package includes free paper and ink. Postage stamps included.

My artist is now my lover! -Mac, Ronald Hills, Virginia 

My artist saved my marriage! Once I let her take control of communicating with my often off-shore husband, he made his way out of his affair and back home to me! – Dorothy, Mobile, Alabama



the utah affair

comic-did you hear the news

comic-you're kidding

comic-this calls for a drink

comic-this calls for a vacation

comic-that's not all

comic-get the f*ck out

comic-oh my god

comic-these things happen

comic-its not normal

comic- let me explain

comic-dial tone

comic-it's ok we're here

comic-it's going to be ok

comic-we're here for a wedding

comic-it's our party

comic-and now we can all move on

comic-a miracle

comic-i gave birth



Now let me explain. the utah affair is a collection of photos taken on my recent trip through Salt Lake, Park City, Teasdale, Torrey and Capitol Reef. I attended a beautiful wedding in the company of amazing people. This “photo-tale” is not an attempt to regale the wedding and it is certainly not to mock the characters in attendance. (And no, Rob did not give birth [to Chloe Cosner])
The inspiration for this story was actually disappointment. When I got home, I loaded up over 1,000 pictures and couldn’t find one single stunner. Now, I know that I’m not the only amateur photographer in the world that does exactly what my instincts led me to do accordingly… I went straight to Photoshop and tried to make something of a thousand nothings. That’s how all stories are born I suppose… from not exactly the truth.

black out poetry- new news and poetic opinion

jump ship.

authority undeserved
operates unsuccessfully
joining controversy-
a division
the understudy
the mastermind
the departure-
flouting the lawful
reluctant decisions
the distance between-
decades long
In response
flames fanned
echoing Ultimately
Civic oversight
saying everything is A-OK-
transparency, agreement, discretion, compliance
the reality-
a binding advocacy
benchmarks, benefits, efforts-
quickly buried
pressure from officials
community, leadership, public, groups
true targets
with think tank needs
lacking approach
entrenched in their views-
a bitter battle


umbrellas surround
separation reflects
The little things
No-brainer things
the ah-heck-inferiority-complex
blindfolded, undisclosed
secured projection
of statuesque perfection
riveting, incessant
warned of delight
of daydream, of apparition
a hand, a wand
the spin, the sugar
the jokes, the turquoise giggle
The Big Worry
The Big Budget Fairy
freezes, winks
The Big Worry Theory?
love breezy
victory overwhelmingly sleepy
messy, magical, nonsensical
emotional, professional
folks bent on special-
blank stares-
trembles, shuddering, triggers
unaware, uncharacteristically built
of gold glitter
over time

poetry by courtney capellan. highlighted (blacked out) from San Diego CityBeat, April 29, 2015. UpFront / News page 6 and UpFront / Opinion page 7.

adventure check (off) list

submission for the daily adventure check list assignment. by- Courtney

1.  Take a photo everyday

… (yeah and I KNOW I just bought a new camera…)

2.  Write

I met my morning pages ritual head on this week. (My ritual is 3 pages of free-writing every single day in my journal.) I also adopted a new organizing method inspired by index cards and the following news article:

3. Express yourself

The more you give, the more of yourself you put forth…does equate to getting more. This week I remembered what it means to be on a team with your friends and what it feels like to accomplish something in stride. This week I invited a new friend to a new yoga class that I’d been saying for a very long time, I would try. I will remember this when I put something off again…and again for someday…later…


Annual 5K run in the mud, Del Mar fairgrounds, San Diego, California.

intro acro yoga

I attended my first AcroYoga class this weekend.

4.  Submit

I sent a one-liner to the local newspaper for a “headline this cartoon” contest  (I have yet to see if it made it to print.) I submitted 25 lines based on the photo prompt for Writer’s Digest Magazine (contest #61.) My dad and I finally compiled a video clip highlighting some of our adventures on our hunt for Forrest Fenn’s treasure this summer. We submitted the video to a production team that has expressed interest in our quest. Perhaps a camera crew will accompany us on our next trip to the search site in 2015 and perhaps it will all be made into an episodic series, coming soon to a television near you.

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jucy fun!

The Thrill of Our FIRST Chase (in a Jucy rental)
Nony and Courtney, July 2014.

adventure noir- CASE I.D: suite+case0561

submission for the adventureclubinteractive adventure noir assignment. by- Courtney
2014-09-15 17.27.59Fig. a

Investigating officer: Det. Courtney Noir
Client: Mahone Lincoln, rep. Macon Police Dept.
Incident No.: 06000-145-2015
Case Description: Pent. Suite Fraud

Case I.D.: suite+case0561
Date Filed: 09/20/2015

Investigated daily activity of subject. Employees at 56 Nooks Ave. confirmed that subject frequently visited 56 Nooks Penthouse Suite 14., home of P.O. Pie.
09/10/15: Identified residence of subject by offering local paperboy five dollars to throw newspaper at subject’s head and pretend it was an accident at approx. 5:00. Apologetic paperboy confirmed name and address of subject. Subject seemed angry and tired. Subject remained at residence throughout day. Left residence at approx. 16:30 on foot. Subject moved quickly, carried medium cross body purse, large brown messenger bag that appeared full, also hard-exterior carry-on style suitcase on wheels. (I photographed subject’s reflection- Fig. a) Subject walked approx. 15 min. to 56 Nooks Ave., high-rise  apt. complex, north of subject’s residential neighborhood. Subject was buzzed in. Subject left apt. complex at 23:10 without brown bag and suitcase.
09/11/15: Subject left residence at 14:00 on foot. Followed subject to 56 Nooks Ave. I entered through open window of fitness center. I waited in lobby. Conversation with elevator attendant revealed popular opinion of tenants and neighbors; that subject and P.O Pie were associates but not lovers. Attendant stated the two were rarely seen coming or going together. Approx. 17:00 subject left with P.O. Pie on foot, walked to Snickers Tavern. Subject left tavern at 23:15 alone.
09/12/15: Subject left residence at 15:30, walked to 56 Nooks Ave. Left at 17:00 with suitcase on wheels. Returned home approx. 17:10.
09/13/15: Subject left residence at 12:25 with suitcase. Subject appeared unkempt, wore pajama bottoms and baseball hat. Walked to 56 Nooks. Subject left apt. complex at 16:00 with brown messenger bag over shoulder, apparently heavy but not hard. Contents of bag appeared soft, the shape of bag shifted with subject’s movement. Also had suitcase. Subject seemed very tired, paused many times before returning home at 16:30.
09/14/15: Subject left residence at 12:15 with suitcase. Subject walked to 56 Nooks Ave. Left apt. complex at approx. 16:00 and crossed the street. Subject was not carrying anything. Subject remained across the street, in front of 59 Nooks address. Subject appeared calm and casual but looked around a lot as though waiting.

2014-09-16 17.19.36Fig. b

Approx. 16:30 P.O. Pie exited 56 Nooks with brown messenger bag. (Fig. b) Subject followed him, on foot, behind by approx. one block the whole way. Neither one acknowledged the other. Both arrived at the Mars Bar and Grill within 5 minutes of each other around 17:00. I followed them inside. Subject sat alone at bar top, ordered two draft beers. At 17:45 P.O. Pie sat next to subject and talked without interruption for several hours. (Fig. c) Exited bar together at 22:45, remained outside in conversation for approx. 20 min. Subject walked straight home with brown bag. Bag didn’t appear full.

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Fig. c

09/15/15: Client terminated surveillance.

Dates of Investigation: 09/10/2015 – 09/15/2015
Date Filed: 09/20/2015

It is not conclusive that the subject is involved in fraudulent activities at 56 Nooks Penthouse Suite 14. Surveillance of subject suggests regular contact with P.O. Pie. All witnesses I spoke with agree that subject is a regular visitor at P.O. Pie suite. No witnesses can state with assurance the nature of their relationship. No direct evidence confirms any exchange or delivery of currency involving the subject.
All things taken into account- the regular encounters I observed of subject and P.O Pie, the mostly private nature of their encounters- combined with my suspicion of the repetitive coming and going with particular bags lead me to believe that the subject is involved with P.O. Pie on a level beyond acquaintance. Based on the size of the filled bags I think it is possible that the subject may be carrying a large sum of money in excess of $500,000 on a regular basis.