Thursday, August 8, 2013


 Have you herd of Gishwhes? That stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the Worrld Has Ever Seen.Started by Misha Collins (of Supernatural fame) it has run for two years. Last year it shattered two Guinness World Records: one for the largest scavenger hunt ever, with more than 14,000 participants from 69 countries and the second, for the most pledges to commit a Random Act of Kindness (over 93,000 in 94 countries!).
People register are assigned to teams of 15 (they can also assemble their own teams). They then wait patiently for the hunt to begin.Once the "List" is posted the event commences and there is one week to complete as many tasks as the team can. We had a two part team consisting of the (east coast) Aataleptics (us) and the mid west folk, the Hufflepuffs. We split as much of the list as possible (which is hundreds of items long BTW) and frankly, pulled off quite a number of them. This post shares some of the items that we managed last year.

Lovers kiss with at least 11 types of food between you. This smelled AWFUL.

Do battle wearing only armor made of items found in the kitchen. Yes, we are naked an wrapped in tinfoil. I'm a cyborg pirate, and Jennifer is a samurai.
Stormtrooper cleaning the pool next to a sunbather in a bikini. (all we could find was a clone trooper costume, and it was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too small)

Commodor 64 photographed by an old time-y camera.

Mounted head with a mounted moose.

Cheese dress. Yes. A dress made entirely out of cheese.

Absorbasurus rex.

Shopping for diamonds in a wig made of popcorn.

 Get Gishwhes unionized.

Secret storage room in Area 51

 Full ski gear in a yoga class of 10 people. P.S. the only class i could get into was heated. As in 95+ degrees.

  A life size taco and burrito eating a a taco. Bonus, it was photographed in a taco bell.

My absolute favorite one: Tea party in a junkyard with a string quartet.

We had a positively MAD experience. It was a completely unforgettable experience, and one that I have signed myself up for yet again. In 2 days and 19 hours, the shenanigans begin. Keep us in your thoughts as we dedicate all of our spare time to making complete fools of ourselves in public.

Wish us luck,


  1. lol, this is awesome.

    And yes, I love me some Supernatural. I'm all about Castiel. And Dean. And Sam. Heck, I'll take all three ;)

    Are you going to be joining us Thursday night at Blackfinn? Apparently we're doing another meet-up. Would love to hang out with you again.

    1. Unfortunately any meetups we have on the last or second Thursday of the month, I will be unable to attend (with RARE exceptions). So sadly I don't get to post an exciting followup to this post because I was unable to participate due to the entire world crashing down on me in a 1 week period. I'm only being slightly dramatic. But yeah, you are 16 kinds of awesome and I'd love to hang again.