Happy Diciembre, folks! Hope you all had a happy October and November too, while we're at it.
So now, seven missions have been completed. And I was able to get through all seven without a dramatic Brad Pitt scene.
I made that myself. Darn tootin' I'm proud.
Three more will get me to a nice, even 10. Then I want to do something colossal. But I'm not there yet, so let's focus on making these last three missions (before the colossalness) good ones.
One of these three will be with my friend Nim. It may not be the very next thing (we may not execute this until the Spring), but he has made his mission clear.
He wants to experience blindness.
The working goal right now is to simulate blindness for an entire weekend. We're still planning a loose itinerary, although one thing he definitely wants on the agenda is a musical concert of sorts (we're talking more symphony orchestra and less mosh pit).
And it may go without saying that I won't be doing this with him - not simultaneously at least. Aside from the fact that it would look like some sort of sick prank, we obviously wouldn't be getting very far since it would be much like...oh god why am I going there...THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND. That was so easy it actually hurt to say it.
And that's another thing. Simply looking at this in theory makes it seem as though it could come off as obviously staged, borderline offensive, or just another frat hazing gag. But Nim has what it takes to actually pull something like this off without breaching any of the above offenses. He has a certain curiosity and very fluid perspective on life so that something like this just...seems completely right for him.
I'm going to write a follow-up on this before we actually go to do it; in the next couple of weeks I'm going to sit down with Nim to get his backstory on why he chose this as his "mission" (I probably should have done that in the first place, but like a good parking meter my agenda's out of order). And when I get that story I plan to share it with you guys.
In the meantime, I'm going to plot out another two missions, and we'll pump some life back into this bloggity blog. Stay tuned!