hunt for the holidays assignment

adventureclub + the holidays =

holiday star hanging

… a holiday inspired photo scavenger hunt, of course!

the assignment:

brainstorm. be adventurous. scavenge for items. be creative. photograph items. submit your pictures.

view your holiday hunts on adventureclubinteractive.com at the end of the assignment week!

the hunt:

1. “have you been naughty or nice?”

2. “true spirit”

3. “the frazzled shopper”

4.” elf sized”

5. “merry versus mary”

6. “cherry red nose”

7. “the elephant that isn’t white”

8. “stocking suffers”

9. “the art of gift wrap”

10. “the bowl of jelly”

11. “unwilling but festive pets”

12. “holiday tricks “

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please submit your holiday scavenger hunt photos via email: adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com

lost between found assignment

lost between found

lost … (between) … found

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the recent lost and found assignment was about finding important things that went missing.
look back on lost and found completed assignments and focus on that space between lost and found.

the lost monk was an invaluable member of the monastery from which he fled…
the found monk turned out to be a valuable team player for a local kickball team!

that runaway monk! think of all the people that missed him at the monastery. (they had valued his cooking for years!) think about the kickball players who realized a new teammate (he proved himself an invaluable asset to that game!) consider the after he was lost and the before he was found. what shape does value take in the space between lost and found?

lost … (invaluable/value) … found

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the recent lost meaning assignment was about perspective. do things change absolutely? can something lost ever be found the same?
look back on completed assignments and examine what is happening in the time between lost and found.

telephones… lost meaning with the advent of technology…
historic… lost meaning as an overused classification and overstatement of the obvious.

we outgrew the telephone in favor of the cell phone. we lose things intentionally in order to find other things. think about this evolution as a function of time between lost and found. and though we try not to abandon our appreciation for things historic (despite their irrelevancies) think about the meanings we try to preserve, over time, between lost and found.

lost … (abandoned/evolved) … found

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the adventureclubinteractive assignment this week is to investigate between lost and found.

  • the purpose is to examine the transition between things lost and found, to exercise philosophical thought and to entertain creative ways to express your adventures of discovering the between.
  • choose as many between themes from the list below. (notice they are not necessarily pairs of the same match! some are duos… some are dueling!)
  • submit your your reckonings and your reasonings about lost between found. submit with photographs or paragraphs or something creative in between! (adventureclubinteractive suggests that at least part of your submission involves a brief written explanation.)

lost … detachment/attachment … found

lost … forgotten/realized … found

lost … forever/never … found

lost … loser/winner … found

lost … replaced/recycled … found

lost … search/rescue … found

lost … direction/orientation … found

lost … because/therefore … found

lost … brain/heart … found

lost … careless/curious … found

collection of spare change. by- adventureclubviral

adventureclubinteractive spare change scavenger hunt assignment

vending machine- if you still have change to spare after the car wash.

sno-cone or ice cream?  peanuts or cracker jacks? what does spare change really afford you at a baseball game these days?

sno-cone or ice cream? peanuts or cracker jacks? what does spare change really afford you at a baseball game these days?

this gentleman has the ability to fly but still spares change for the simple pleasures.

are garage sales typically NOT kid friendly? i suppose kids don't always have a ton of spare change to spend. i suppose if it were MY garage sale i would prefer to be selling to rich adults and not poor children...

are garage sales typically NOT kid friendly? i suppose kids don’t always have a ton of spare change to spend.

i still have not seen a fooseballl table require more spare change than a dollar bill. a classic game at the arcade.

i still have not seen a fooseballl table require more spare change than a dollar bill. classic.

make a wish with that spare change in your back pocket.

make a wish if you have change to spare. if you wish for spare change- go fishing at a fountain.

everybody has their standard policy about tipping. but really- if you are going to leave your phone number with your tip- you better have more change to spare than that...

ok…really- if you are going to leave your phone number with your tip- you better have more change to spare than that…

street performer from above. the perfect position to rain down spare change if he's a genius.

street performer from above. the perfect position to rain down spare change if he’s a genius.

parking meters- the bane many downtown drivers. where does all that spare change fit?

parking meters- the bane of many downtown drivers. where does all that spare change fit?

counting spare change. when it all adds up it pays out pretty well...

counting spare change. when it all adds up it pays out pretty well…

 

spare change scavenger hunt assignment.

Penny

” i have a bowlful of coins sitting on my bedside table. I do not have a bowlful of dollar bills sitting on my bedside table. obviously. ”
Jacob Goldstein- npr / planet money.

when will the dollar coin replace the dollar bill?

the issue remains at large- years after senators introduced legislation that would stimulate the circulation of dollar coins.
the government is exhausting all options to save money- by making more money, of course…
americans are complaining that change is too heavy to carry around- oh the burden!
environmentalists say that green bills are not so green- the waste generated by trashing old bills is shockingly wasteful…
canadians, australians and europeans all successfully replaced small denomination notes with coins- everyone else is doing it!

who knows? do you care?

this week adventureclubinteractive is celebrating spare change while it still is what it is.
celebrate with us- the dollar coin, the paper bill and the penny!
appreciate, realize, discover and remember all the ways to spend, save, carry and spare- a little change- for a lot of adventure!
hit the town with your camera and the following list. this week’s assignment is a photographic scavenger hunt…

spare change scavenger hunt list: 

  • vending machine
  • sno cone / taffy / bubble gum
  • arcade game
  •  garage sale / yard sale
  • wishing fountain
  •  tip / gratuity
  •  street performer
  •  public fare transportation
  •  parking meter
  •  “spare change” ( adventure seeker’s choice )

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please submit your completed spare change masterpieces via email: adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com
we look forward to sharing your work on our blog for public view!

scavenger hunt. by- adventureclubviral

 

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mirror.

i thought i gave myself some good hourglass hips by adding another mirror to my reflection.

 

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stuck.

what came first? the tree or the driving range?

 

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pendulum.

they say you should never purchase your first pendulum. when i found out a particular friend of mine had never used one before i was shocked. in mind of her amazing crystal collection i bought her this pendulum that uncoils itself just enough to replace the stone or object that it holds. so depending on the day, the energy or the feeling- she can practice her first pendulum with her choice of powers.  

 

 

 

scavenger hunt. by- theStephALA

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mirror.

or more specifically, a reflection.  i love taking pictures in the mirror.  i love the flash  and the bizarre light bubbles that occur from time to time.

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pendulum.

i still do not know how to use this pendulum.  a friend of a friend made it just for me.  she charged the crystal and sent it in a shiny gold bag.  i wish i did know how to use it.  it takes practice and getting to know you time.  i will start tomorrow.

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pretend.

do you remember she-ra?  i used to watch her show and play with she-ra and he-man figurines as a child.  i found this dvd at walmart for $.96 and have recently started watching it again.  the story is surprisingly relevant to our time.  pretend?  perhaps not.

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stuck.

just a little bit.

scavenger hunt- janus.

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janus. by- adventureclubviral

i had to look up the word in the dictionary. it was the first thing i did on monday when this assignment was posted- for how can you find something if you don’t know what you are looking for. (too true! i tell myself this a lot about my lot in life…) janus refers to the roman god of passages and doorways. he is represented by two heads facing opposing directions. it can be seen as one face looking back at the past and one face looking towards the future. as an adjective it refers to being double sided and dualistic. “janus faced” is concerned with polarities or contrasts- marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another.

this picture was taken based on the latter definition. it is a tip box at my local coffee shop. it is open on a hinge, conveniently displaying the skulls facing outwardly from each other. the coffee girls are very sweet and daily deserving of my cash gratuity. i never noticed this art on their tip box before and even if i had i would never have thought it representative of anything or anyone… two-faced. are those fake smiles they flash me? do they give me whole milk when i ask for skim? do they truly appreciate my business and my gesture of appreciating theirs?

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janus. by- theStephALA

i hear it is bad luck to face an elephant to the outside.  i have no idea why, but i always try to avoid that orientation.