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  • Kimberly Hula 8:18 pm on January 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , sos   

    Have Legs, Will Carry 

    I am secretly fond of my legs.

    I don’t tell anyone for fear of sounding vain, or receiving an eye roll or a haughty nod when wearing a skirt. And, to be fair, there’s not a lot to boast. Sure, I have long legs, runner’s legs that make already short dresses shorter. But I can’t take them on tour. I have a folded skin scar from a poisonous spider bite on my left knee. I can count, at any given time, upwards to ten bruises that make a pattern of my calves. I’m a lax shaver. Basically, my legs are a hot mess.

    But they are mine. They’ve carried me across finish lines in races and lend me some advantage on dance floors. And I like them.

    So I can’t defend my need to cover them, save my penchant for pant suits. And, because I am often in pants I think the allure of a pant-less Sunday was enough to warrant a bare-all adventure. On public transport.

    The plan was simple: take off your pants on the subway.

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    • Try2StopMe 2:36 pm on January 31, 2010 Permalink

      and i had thought for sure you had more conviction than myself for this one! call me the German ;)

  • jeindeer 12:49 am on January 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Improv, , organizing, sos   

    Planning: No Pants T Ride 

    This Sunday (1/10) is apparently the 3rd annual No Pants Subway Ride organized through Improv Everywhere. A Boston version is being organized by the folks at Boston S.O.S. (Society for Sponteneity), with the facebook event below. Fear not, it doesn’t involve No Pants Whatsoever; more like Less Pants Than Usual. Shorts are acceptable, even encouraged. Contributions have to fall within the threshold of “legal,” but they also are probably “unwise.” There were over 100 participants in Boston last year.

    I’m a long-time fan of Improv Everywhere, and this is one of my favorite acts of street theater they’ve pulled off (har har har). The effort through facebook doesn’t seem to be very coordinated yet, but if they start putting down some concrete plans, I may just be swayed.

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194245607559

    http://boston.going.com/event-706868;No_Pants_T_Ride

    http://twitter.com/BostonSOS

    http://www.soscities.org/

    I say we pack the stands.

     
    • Anonymous 2:46 am on January 8, 2010 Permalink

      Seven of my adventuresom friends and I have decided that instead of making resolutions we would each make a list of things we have never done and will do in 2010. The lists are being shared and they are great. My list includes: make a souffle, go on a winter picnic, visit a local shrine, take a helicopter ride, go to the top of our City Hall and take a watercolor class to paint something to hang in my home. My friends’ lists include everything from making an apple pie from scratch to going to a National Park to watch the moose mate. We will help each other and join each other as we work to do our “firsts”. By the end of 2010 we will have an impressive list!

    • jscribe 3:57 am on January 8, 2010 Permalink

      Anonymous! Join the Year of 52 and share all your adventures with all of us! So exciting!

    • yearof52adventures 4:26 am on January 8, 2010 Permalink

      I have to agree with jscribe. I love the idea and think you should all team up with us. I’ll assign you as authors and you can regale us again and again with your lovely adventures.

    • Aggie (anonymous) 5:50 pm on January 8, 2010 Permalink

      I will share our adventures as we undertake them,

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