Posted by: chartroose | July 23, 2009

I Triple Dog Dare You!

I was looking at My Friend Amy’s blog yesterday and ran into a really interesting contest.  Because it seems so fun, I  decided to invite several bloggers to participate in this easy and cheesy event.  Here are the details:

Do you take the Dare?

Maybe your best friend only reads romances or maybe all he watches is
sports.  You think that s/he needs to branch out, but what can you do?
Well, what did you do when you were younger?  You dared people to
do things that they might not normally do.  So, why not dare your
friend to read your 10 favorite books by Stephen King?  Or maybe
your 10 favorite episodes of “The Big Bang Theory.”  Or perhaps
your 10 favorite Bollywood films?  Or whatever else comes to mind.

Here are the rules of this challenge:

1. Snag the snazzy I Dare You to Accept This Challenge Logo and create your dare using the following format:

_________ I dare you to accept this challenge. I dare you to complete at least 5 of the 10 items on the list below (though I triple dog dare you to tackle them all!)

(your list goes here)

This challenge must be completed in: (6 days?, 6 months?, 6 years? its up to you!)

If you fail in this challenge you must __________________

But if you succeed then I will ______________________

If you choose to accept this dare you must follow these rules:

  • Blog about your acceptance and log in with Mr Linky on the correct Acceptance Post here.
  • Blog about your thoughts after completing each item. When you’ve completed the challenge check in with Mr Linky on the correct Completed Challenge Post on the I Dare You to Accept This Challenge Blog!
  • Once you accept (or complete) this challenge then make a list of 10 related items (ie all Bollywood movies, your favorite tv show or book series, favorite genre of books etc) and challenge one of your friends…even the one who challenged you!
  • Need help deciding on a dare? Check out what others are doing here.

2. Once you’ve challenged your friend be sure to stop back here and let everyone know who you’ve challenged. Then sit back and see how they do!
I have chosen Care, Jill, Lisa, Trish, Heather and Joanne to be my victims, and
I hope they all accept!  I have asked each of them to do the following by
January 1, 2010:

Care — Watch 10 Bergman films
Jill — Watch 10 surfer films
Lisa — Watch 10 musicals
Trish — Watch 10 episodes of Sex & the City
Heather — Watch 10 classic 1970’s era Battlestar Galactica episodes
Joanne — Watch 10 episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Why don’t YOU play along?  Think of someone to challenge and just do it, baby!


  1. Oh, YOU’RE ON. Have I told you that I’ve never watched Sex & the City? Because I think it looks dumb? Don’t think I won’t find something EQUALLY PAINFUL.

  2. Trish — Bwahahahahahahaha!!! I just KNEW you would accept this eeeevillll challenge. I can’t wait to hear about how terribly you are suffering through your horrific Carrie Bradshaw experience.


  3. Oooh I feel for you Trish. Someone would have to dare me to watch that too for me to do it. (NOT a hint!)

  4. I’m gonna love watching you all bring it to each other!

  5. I’m so glad you gave me that challenge that you did – I’d have had to say no to sex & in the city! ~LOL~ I’m definitely in!

  6. I feel bad for enjoying Sex and the City!!!!!

  7. I love Sex and the City. Once I lost 6-8 seasons from my hard disk, all wiped out, I did not feel myself for days 🙂
    I hope you enjoy it Trish. Its fun.

  8. Well if My Friend Amy likes Sex & the City, maybe, just MAYBE, it won’t be too bad. She and I like a lot of the same thing. But Sex & the City just…looks…so…dumb. No amount of people talking about how funny it is has gotten me to watch it.

    Still pondering my challenge for you, m’dear.

  9. I accept!

  10. […] I Dare Ya! Published July 27, 2009 Challenge Leave a Comment Chartroose has thrown down a challenge:     To view 10 Ingmar Bergman films before the end of the year. […]

  11. sounds like an interesting challenge have fun!

  12. Sex and the City is totally fun!! LOVE that show!

    Musicals- hmmm. This will be easy! You’re on!

  13. i rented S&TC from the library and got through one episode. ditto for lost.

    one of my favorite surfer movies (though it’s bad) is ‘point break’. le sigh. i saw it when i was 16…yum, yum keanu reeves.

  14. What terrible thing did Heather do to you to deserve that? Don’t take the dare, Heather!! Come to me, I’ll protect you. 😉

  15. I’m in l♥ve with my dare and I happily accept it 🙂 Gonna pop into the video store today and grab me some Monty!

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  17. ha-ha
    No thank you! Good luck you guys. I wouldn’t dare anyone because I know I wouldn’t be able to keep up my end of the bargain. There has to be a bargin right?

    Love Big Bang Theory too!
    Rock, paper , scissors, lizard, Spock!

  18. Just a quick question.. did you die? Where the heck are you?

  19. 2 months, Char. 2 MONTHS. Where are you?

  20. Hey Girl! How are you? Hope this finds you well, safe, and sound, and just too busy to blog. Miss you and hope you are having fun somewhere 🙂

  21. hi. how are ya. (yes, I left off the question mark.)
    Did you review The Help? Can I make a request? Will you put a search box somewhere so I can get to your reviews quickly and not read through all the posts and get distracted by all the photos of all those scantily clad men?
    Thanks, I would appreciate it.

  22. I’m just wondering where you are too. I’ve been missing you.

  23. Just dropping you a line to check on you. Hope all is well with you and yours. You’re in my thoughts Pumpkin!

  24. […] I'm pretty sure you're new to my blog, so I'd like to encourage you to subscribe to my RSS feed. I generally talk about books, authors, blogging, and life. Feel free to poke around; I think you'll really enjoy it! Thanks for visiting!A few months ago, Chartroose from Bloody Hell, it’s a Book Barrage! came out of hibernation long enough to triple dog dare a few of her blogging buddies to a horrible dare. […]

  25. Did Cthulhu eat you???

  26. Hey! I hope everything is going well with you. Take care.

  27. Hey Chartroose! Hope all is well and you’re enjoying your blogging break. I just wanted to let you know that you’re missed.

  28. Hey Chartroose,

    Just adding my choice to the choir… I MISS YOU. I really do. You make me laugh and think and just…there’s nobody quite like you, so I really hope to see you blogging again someday.

  29. As per the voices above: you’re missed.

    Do let us know what you’re up to – even if it’s just “look, I’m perfectly fine, I just don’t really have the time to blog any more so bog off and leave me alone”.

    Although probably something more polite would be preferable 🙂

  30. Come back! I miss you! And I’ll drive around town looking for you if I have to. :p

  31. You are missed Chartroose. Would love to see you make a cameo.

  32. Saying hi and that you’re missed. 🙂

  33. Chartroooooooooooose!!!!!! I miss you my dear!!!! And I think of you often!! And my migraines might go away if you come back…just saying….not trying to guilt trip you or anything…nope >>

  34. I hate to be all, Dude, come back! Because I’m sure you’re gone for a reason, and if that reason is that blogging isn’t what it used to be for you, well, I totally understand. But perhaps you could pop in once in a while on your blog and say Hi and what you’re doing?

    Also, I finished my Horrible Dare. You suck. That show blows.

  35. Come back. We insist.

  36. Letting you know that we miss you, I hope all is well!

  37. Hi Chartroose – Hope that all is still well with you since that quick email exchange we had. Just wanted you to know that I’ve been watching my Classic Battlestar Galactica episodes … and I LOVE it! It is so much fun! I should have my Dare Completed post up by next week, but don’t think I’m stopping at just 10 episodes. 🙂

  38. Here’s the link to my post about completing my challenge. Thanks again for the dare – it was so much fun! Hope to see you back here soon. 🙂

  39. Pumpkin! Hope you are well and just off having fun somewhere. Hope to hear from you soon. We miss you!

    I’ll just have to watch some Monty in the meantime.

  40. Just stopping by to say Happy New Year! Hope this finds you well and very busy with life. Talk to you later.

    (I’m not stalking you, just letting you know you are missed)

  41. Really miss reading your posts. Come back to blogland soon! Just to show you’re still remembered, I’ve given you a beautiful blog award. Hope everything’s well wherever you are.

  42. I realize per the timeline, I’m a bit behind but I did watch my 1st Bergman this week and it was the Scenes from a marriage. oolala was Liv a hottie! It was interesting- all the extremely close face shots and the talk of sex but I was surprised how little nakedness I witnessed. overall – dead on for the 70’s. Still extremely relevant. 🙂

  43. This is a great exercise for bloggers, for a change. Instead of always writing articles, or giving event to readers, you can also have some playing to do that still benefits with you as a blogger. mazatlan condo rentals

  44. I’m here to stalk you again and see where you are? I hope you are on a tropical island somewhere, just not the LOST island. Take care and hope to hear from you soon 🙂

  45. Cool dare game! But 10 musicals?! That is a lot!

  46. Hmmmm…
    Lookin’ around.
    Furniture is pretty dusty.

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