Sunday, May 17, 2009

Friday Freeze...a Moment of Why Not?!

WAY back, when I was going to ASU, our sociology class had to go out on campus and break social norms. As result, we created scenes. The old standby is to stand backwards in an elevator. My objective was to walk next to someone, at the same pace. She went faster, I went faster, and eventually the poor woman ran away from me.

Then comes youtube, and Improv Everywhere. When I watched them freeze in Grand Central Station, I thought, "I want to do that!" How fun would it be to take a normal day and make it just a little bit unique? I found a group in my area that pulls little pranks like these and it has been so much fun. The first one we did was a date night for Awesome Guy and I... a lot more fun than dinner and a movie! They even had a giant pillowfight at our outdoor mall! Then I got my niece and her friends in on the act...below is a video of our second "mission" together. For more info or see past missions, you can go to ImprovAZ, or look for a group in your area...there are SO many out there. :)

This was our group's first freeze. Another group found out about our prank and came to prank us! They decorated us and played finger gunfights around us, trying to make us lose our pose and laugh.

I love this's one of those things I'll be glad I did when I'm old and gray in a retirement home somewhere. Carpe Diem! :)


Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Your art is super cute! I love your blog. I'm off to read more.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

That was sooo cool. Never heard of it but I'll bet my college kids would love to try that!
"Squeeze the day."

Dapoppins said...

Oh my goodness. What a riot. I am going to hacve to look that group up. Hey! YOU! I am a bum and you are wonderful. I DID get my LOVELY picture PRIZE from you right AWAY!

I have been practicing my procrastinating skillz.

I am so sorry that I haven't contacted you or anything. HOW RUDE am I!? I am grateful to have won something, and grateful for your videos! Your circus. Your how to, and this fun outing!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

THIS I am passing along to my son ~ absolutely outrageous and fun~thanks for sharing