Dare me!

Do you have a double-dog dare for me? If it is legal, doesn’t hurt anybody, is fiscally possible, and doesn’t endanger my children or my continued ability to parent them, I just might do it.

Advertisements

32 Responses to Dare me!

  1. Betsy says:

    I’ve stuck with the same hairstyle for a l-o-n-g time. Don’t love it, don’t hate it, just…have it. So, if you feel the same way, I d-double-dog dare you to get a new hairstyle so I can live vicariously through you!

  2. Donna says:

    First of all, as I am sure you are aware, double dog dare is a breach of etiquette. Let’s start with a dare, then we can go to double dog dare and if things go really well we can even go to triple dog dare (if you are game).

    I have always wanted to bring charity into my every day life in a real way, not just giving money. I want to help people in a more personal way, which will probably expose myself in a way I am not used to. This takes bravery. People who need a lot of charity (in the form of help from others) in their lives can sometimes be a little scary and I am always hesitant to expose myself and family to this kind of uncertainty. I dare you to add this kind of charity to your everyday life. Maybe you can get help from a friend or family member in this kind of venture……

  3. Pingback: Double-dog dare me | If I Were Brave

  4. Cynthia says:

    Dory,
    I double dog dare you to karaoke. I tripe dog dare you to do it with out alcohol. Perhaps start without libations and end with another number with libations.

  5. Muff says:

    To Thine Own Self Be True…good quote, right? Well we all have things that we keep to ourselves. If you are truly looking to be brave, identify one of those truths that is known only to you that if were otherwise known would change your everyday perspective. What holds you back? Figure that out, be brave enough to admit it, and then eliminate that from your life.

    If you are able to do this, you will be mighty brave that day…

    You have done this in a big way in the past…giving up accounting for writing – That was incredible. Maybe time to do it again?

    • Tall order. Not something to be done in a day. But something I definitely will think about.

      • Muff says:

        OK, how about telling the next waiter or waitress that wasn’t that good the honest truth and leave less than 15% if they haven’t earned it. I am completely unable to do this myself…

  6. bigsheepcommunications says:

    I can think of nothing braver than inviting total strangers to dare you! Here’s one – the next time someone asks you to do something you don’t want to do (bake 5,000 cupcakes for tomorrow’s bake sale, go to a tupperware party, dinner out with people you don’t particularly like, etc.), say no and don’t feel guilty about it. Good luck!

  7. Pingback: Fair Warning: TMI | If I Were Brave

  8. Patty Volpacchio says:

    I dare you to write a book… You have so much talent and you have a lot of great material in your blog. You write with such humor, I always want more! I dare you!!!

    • Sharon says:

      That’s a great dare! Do it!!

      • Sonsuzluk says:

        To Thine Own Self Be True good quote, right? Well we all have things that we keep to ouerslves. If you are truly looking to be brave, identify one of those truths that is known only to you that if were otherwise known would change your everyday perspective. What holds you back? Figure that out, be brave enough to admit it, and then eliminate that from your life.If you are able to do this, you will be mighty brave that day You have done this in a big way in the past giving up accounting for writing That was incredible. Maybe time to do it again?

  9. Muff says:

    OK, so in an effort to inspire you to be brave, I have been brave today myself. I have entirely embarrassed myself, and have posted the effort on youtube for public enjoyment. I did this for you, Mrs. B., but if this does not inspire bravery for you, I will use it as leverage against my teenagers. Public humilation has tremendous power.

    So, for you I embraced my inner R&B Diva. Enjoy.

    I would be thrilled to see the fruits of your bravery also…quid pro quo Clarice…

    I certainly hope that you enjoy this…

    • OMG, Muff. OMG. I love you. That is all I can say. I just…do. Wow. I need to come up with something good. This has brightened my whole day. Thank you.

    • sarahplainnsimp says:

      Ahahahaha! At first I didn’t want to hit play. I kept scrolling down to read the dares. I came back. I hit play. Then in the first 30 seconds I went thru a roller coaster of emotions. For us both. Then I kept looking down to the amount of time left to the clip and found myself longing for this insanity to go on! That was awesome wicked fun!!!

    • Virginia says:

      THIS IS WIN! See, what’s the problem with being silly when it makes other people laugh and be happy? Well done, Muff, well done!

  10. Muff says:

    Remember that sanity is entirely over-rated. So is guilt.

  11. Virginia says:

    Hi, Dory! I’m reading back in your blog. I’ve read several of your earlier posts now, though I’m still catching up. Right now, I’ve just done a quick sweep to make sure you haven’t already done what I’m about to dare. I absolutely love your blog and mission, so, so much. I can hear myself in several of the things that you say.

    I want to double-dare you to do something I’m going to do next week that I’ve just talked about in my most recent post (http://wp.me/1DM5L). I’m volunteering for a charitable event that I’ve never been to before with an organization I have no connection to. I’m doing this alone, but you can/should take your hubby along if he’s interested, since he said he might do some dares with you. 🙂 So, that’s my dare: Find a charitable event you’re unfamiliar with and volunteer.

    Also, if you’re willing, I’d also love to have you guest post for me about the experience.

    • What a great dare and what a nice request! I have been looking for a volunteer opportunity that gets me interacting with people in need. So far, I haven’t found anything. I will keep looking and let you know how it goes. Thanks!

  12. Angie Z. says:

    I dare you to have someone over for dinner that you don’t know very well. People used to do that all the time back in the Donna Reed Show days. At least, so I thought. I grew up thinking that everyone invites their boss over for dinner. Don’t they? Who does that now? No one. I’m daring you to do this because I’ve often thought about but lost the guts to ask people over for dinner when I really wanted to. An elderly neighbor couple whose kids have moved away, a newly divorced person at my husband’s work, etc. It’s a splendid way to get to connect and beats the heck out of reading Facebook status updates.

  13. Pingback: Brave new year | If I Were Brave

  14. loseitbig says:

    I like this dare thing. I am going to start following you. I need to come up with some dares, I may have to do the dares with you to make it fair…lol.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s