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Dare to be daring








Well, to keep it real, J and I dared each other to jump in the pool.


It was the last day of being open this summer and, we had it on pretty good authority (the pool life guards) that the water was around 60 degrees. And, that, my friends is NOT bath water!
We psyched ourselves up. And, decided that we would both do it. You know, just to make sure the photo evidence would be good.

So, here you have it. In all our pasty white glory- jumping in to water so cold it took my breath away. Enjoy. And, don't try this at home!


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A SPONSOR!

Hi everyone! I know you are looking forward to seeing our most-recent daring feats!
But, to get the ball rolling, we have a sponsor! Yes, it's true. One of our talented friends has agreed to sponsor us.
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What does that mean? Well, anyone who donates $50 they will get a great hand-made hat. And $75 will get you a stuffed animal. There will be 3 give-aways. You will receive one of her hand-made goodies. She is TALENTED people! She has an etsy account too. Take a look at all the beauties she makes!!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7121848

So, many thanks to Holly for being interested in our cause. And, to those of you out there, who would like to do something similar, let me know!

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T's Marvelous Medicine


Have you ever read George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl? Well, it's one of my (M.) favorite stories. A boy named George is being watched over by his awful grandmother. He decides to make a potion out of household items. Well, things become crazy, of course, as the story unfolds.I watch kids during the day, and take our son with me. It's lots of fun and the little boy that I watch also likes "George's Marvelous Medicine". Are you seeing the plot unfold?


Well, I gave the little boy rules about what he couldn't put in the concoction (no harmful chemicals or things that would make me sick). But, he put in some crazy stuff. And, then he dared me (for free) to drink a sip.

ingredients: 2% milk, water, sugar, cinnamon (sounds good, right?...just wait...) lemon juice, lime juice, and tobasco sauce.


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We have been working on a new site that will accommodate more dares and provide a way for people to pool their money together toward bigger dares. Part of the new site will be a redesign and I just put together a header image for the top of the page. I wanted to see what you all thought about it. As soon as we get everything put together, we'll announce it to a couple of other blogs that have been wanting to do a story about us. We'll let you know when that all happens

Please comment with any feedback of stuff you would like to see on the new site.


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$15 dare... The "Butt Cup"

videoI think I will forego the witty commentary on this one and just get to it. The dare was to spin 100 times in the "Butt Cup." Will J throw up? Does M have any sympathy for me after having to do the wasabi dare? Don't know what the "Butt Cup" is? Click on through for answers to all of these questions.


$15 for this dare. Thanks Mark, Holly, and Noah! We "enjoyed" your dare.

Tune in next time for sunscreen, naked backs, and uncomfortable interactions with strangers.


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The excitement is growing!

We know you are all waiting on the edges of your seats, wanting to know what M. and J. are up to. We have received 4 dares and are now ple-anning (that's preparing and planning) and scheming. We think you'll really love them. Click on to read about our thought process...

-What would be the most interesting for our loyal fans?
-How do we film something like this?
-Do we have all the needed supplies?
-How are we going to do with this kind of weather?

All these and more questions are always on our minds.

So, please be sure to come back to visit our blog. Or, click on the RSS feed button to know when we've updated. We sure are grateful to those of you who are following us and have made donations/dares! We recently got contacted by a group that highlights DC blogs. So, we'll link to that when the interview happens. Also, one of M's favorite adoption blogs might pick up our story too!! Remember, no donation is too small!


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$20 dare - Eat a Ball of Wasabi

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Has anyone noticed that M is the one that has been doing most of these dares? I'm not going to tell her and see if she notices.

Bruce, from Utah, offered M $20 if she would eat a marble-sized ball of wasabi. Did she do it? Yes! And with gusto! Watch the video to see the whole thing and click on to learn more about wasabi.
We get wasabi from the wasabi root which is in the same family as mustard and horseradish. Wasabi actually does its work more in the nasal passages than on the tongue. In fact, it has similar effects to smelling salts and has even been tested as a fire alarm for the deaf. The Japanese love it so much that they have to import some to supplement the amount they grow. Traditionally, the root is ground using a dried shark skin.

I hope our family and friends are enjoying this blog. It seems like a fun way to keep up with us. We don't use twitter even though tweets like, "just ate a ball of wasabi" and "just sent a slinky down the western hemisphere's longest escalator" would be fun to read.


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