And finally, here's the third theme for your June challenge: doing something different.
To recap: I will post sets of instructions grouped into three themes. To complete the challenge, all you need to do is make an attempt during June to follow at least one set of instructions from each theme. A small prize (details still being arranged) will be offered to everyone who does at least one theme!
You may report back on your attempt at the "doing something different" theme either in a comment to this post, or in a top-level post of your own. Your report can be as brief or as lengthy as you like.
- Where it says "choose" in these instructions, and doesn't give a method of choosing, you may pick your own method of choosing. Put names in a hat, pick the option that seems most sensible at the time, use a random number generator, ask your housemate to pick one — up to you.
- If you don't work outside your home, feel free to replace "workplace" in the following with the location of any other regular appointment, e.g. choir rehearsal or medical visit.
- If you feel all the sets of instructions in a given theme are impossible for you, feel free to adapt as much as necessary. And please report back on your adaptations!
Follow one of these sets of instructions:
Travel to or from your workplace one day using a completely different route to any you've ever used before.
Travel towards home from your workplace using your usual method, but stay on the first public transport vehicle that you use until either it reaches its terminus or you're about to reach a point where your ticket/pass is no longer valid. Navigate home from here.
Get hold of a current pub, bar, or restaurant guide for your chosen city. Choose an establishment at random, and navigate there from your home or workplace using any method you like. (Entering the establishment and having a drink/snack/meal is encouraged but not required.)
First, choose the duration of your adventure; anything from five minutes to five hours.
Start at your home or workplace. New instructions for 2016: Start at your home or workplace, or any other place you choose. Take the first left, then the second right, then the first left, then the second right, etc, etc. Continue until your time is up or you hit a dead end. If you get stuck in a loop you may, but do not have to, terminate early.
New option for 2016. This is designed for hospital/university campuses and similar, though would probably also work in parks, housing estates, and so on. Start after your appointment (whatever or wherever it may be). If you don't have an appointment, go to somewhere you might have one, or another scheduled activity. Begin to wander in any direction. Continue walking down the path/following the corridor. If you don't know where to go, there will be a sign; perhaps an arrow showing you the way, or a number (left for odds, right for evens). If you cannot find a sign and you need to choose a direction, choose whichever makes most sense to you. Continue for as long as you want.
Please do let me know if anything in the above is confusing or needs more explanation.