So there I was, relaxing at Washington Square Park after just talking with my good friend, April about how I need a day to relax and not think about doing another fearless act when...this guy walks by me with a small camera crew and a sign that says: "Truth or Dare, Me." Hmmm, I thought. What has the universe just given me? So, I follow him.
He's enters the dog park and proceeds to kneel down and act like a dog. He chases the ball and runs around with the other dogs but truthfully, I didn't find him convincing. He was more concerned with not getting too dirty to really get into character. You call THIS daring?!? Try the 19 ACTS I've been doing, BUDDY!! (I'm thinking this...of course). So, I ask the cameraman, "Excuse me, what's going on?" "Oh, people can Truth or Dare, Daniel...would you like to play?" "ABSOLUTELY!" I say. So, I ask Daniel, Truth or Dare and he picks, Truth... Complaining that after that "dare" he's tired. HA! As I'm searching for a question, he says, "Let me ask you... Truth or Dare." With one hand on my hip, I say with confidence: DARE. "You have to kiss a stranger on the cheek!" "No problem!" Let's see...let me find a handsome, preferably 6'1 or taller, single, entrepreneurial, adventurous, kind-hearted, spiritual yet masculine gentleman... NOW THERE'S MY CHALLENGE!
I'm screening the park for guys... No, he looks like he hasn't showered in days; No, he's with a girl; NO, he's picking from the garbage, gross!!! I find one... Reading an actual book, and he looks European and well-mannered. I ask him, "Hi, I was just dared to walk up to a stranger and kiss him on the cheek and I choose you! Do you mind?" He laughs uncontrollably (nervous?). He nods so I go in, make it a good one and say, thanks! He smiles, the camera crew smiles and Daniel is just standing there probably thinking...I should have dared her to kiss me!!! Oh well... Use your dares wisely, my friends.
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These blog posts are part of my #40daysoffearlessacts Challenge. When I turned Forty on June 6th of this year, I decided to STEP-UP my life and created a "40 Days of Fearless Acts" challenge. Follow along as I step out of my comfort zone, do things that scare me, that I've never done before and/or are just plain silly and make me laugh!