waiting for the bus
In this part of the world, the seasons dictate just how far Across the Bored strays from the comforts of home. In winter, when everything is literally snowed in, we have every excuse to hibernate and apply ourselves to tasks close at hand (or keyboard) but once the sun exposes dusty corners and dog nose prints on windows those indoor pursuits are quickly abandoned. A northern climate can be intense in its fluctuations – one week we are parking-wearing warriors the next everyone has stripped down. In this city the joke runs that as soon as the temperature hits 50F (10C) everyone takes their clothes off and the first thing they do is get out and about to see what has changed since last summer.
That’s exactly what we did: one day not to any place in particular and the next to a destination decidedly more tourist-oriented but on both occasions good weather made us like a kid in a candy shop – armed with nothing more cumbersome than a phone camera and a few bucks for a gelato and a cold drink, everything looked vividly different. Excursions should be veritable voyages of discovery, no matter how dull the reason for going out in the first place, no matter how pedestrian, no matter how routine. We just have to open our eyes to opportunity and see things in a different light. The Two Cents Tuesday Challenge throws down the gauntlet to look at your world and find things that are odd, out of context – Random.
“How does random look to you?” – A mess on the floor, wildly painted door, clouds in the sky or the reflection in her eyes, an arrangement of fruit or toe of a boot…
We would love to see your vision.
For all those who are new readers to Across the Bored, here are some guidelines for the challenge: HOW DOES THIS WORK?
- I will post some commentary on a random topic that pops into my head (such as the above) and then ask you to respond on the same.
- Your point of view on the current week’s challenge can take any form: a quote, a motto or saying, an essay, poem or opinion of yours or attributed to someone else, a piece of music, a song, a video, a work of art, photograph, graffiti, drawing or scribble – but it has to be about the topic!
- Please, don’t just link to an old post… challenge yourself.
- The Challenge will be open for 14 days (there will be a reminder post at the 7 day mark) after which I will post another.
- ENJOY, have FUN and TELL your friends and fellow bloggers.
SO – Create your Two Cents Tuesday Challenge post
- Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
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20 thoughts on “Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Random”
Wow! I had a surprising amount of fun with this challenge! Not random at all…
I think you’ve led me to the next challenge – stay tuned and thanks for entering!
It’s a random alien from me: http://travelwithintent.com/2013/05/08/an-alien-has-landed-in-london/
And a surprising one at that! Great entry.
I will try, I hope I get the notifications!
Across the Bored should be coming up in your reader seeing you are following, and if you have ticked off “get email notifications of new posts” in your settings then you are good to go… Thanks for your entry!
It was fun! Thanks.
Yep, Seattle can be wacky weather-y too. I never took my “long” shorts off all winter–the looks I got from the parka-wearers…
‘Cause you’re used to it! I know summer is officially here when the socks come off…
It’s Two for One day from Caddo
Your acrostic entries more than live up to your new blog name!
Thank you so much–I love it when I manage to do something “right”!
Here is a link to my entry for this week’s challenge:
Exactly the type of photograph that I had in mind…