GIsHWheS: Year 1


This was the first year Caitlin and I participated in the global scavenger hunt. We had been getting ourselves mentally prepared for the crazy week that previous GISHers told us about.


The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen


Every year, for 1 week, Misha Collins lets his crazy out and has it spill over onto those of us who want to join in the hunt. This year we were made to paint our right pinky finger blue as well as spell GISHWHES in the new form, GIsHWheS. Seriously, they will take points off of your entries if you do NOT have these things done.

This year included over 200 items to be scavenged. When I say items to be scavenged, I don’t mean head to your local Walmart and pick up a fountain pen in blue.

Here is a snippet of items that Misha and company asked for:

  1. Video. Find someone you love and butter them up; literally cover them in butter and then give them a big hug. – 56 points
    20. IMAGE. Here’s your hint: T11fJbSWI0. (Don’t submit anything unless you solve the puzzle or you will be docked points!) -43 points
  2. IMAGE. How do you do it? Everyone on your team has such beautiful mustaches! Do you have some sort of hair growth cream you slather on or pills you take? Let’s see a grid photo of everyone on your team that features your mustaches prominently. -89 points
  3. Video. It’s another boring trapeze teleconference. Business attire required. -79 points

Those are a few of a MILLION items to complete. The team who gets the most points wins a trip with Misha to Costa Rica.

Sadly, our team did not participate nearly as much as they said they would. So, out of 200+ items, Caitlin, me, and 4 others (there are 15 to a team) completed 25 items..

Next year we will do things differently.

Next year we will dominate.

Next year William Shatner can eat our dust. (For real, Team Shatner has the advantage of having WILLIAM SHATNER help them. Also, Shatner got other famous people to help, like Justin Bieber and Property Brother, Jonathan Scott.)

All joking aside, Team Shatner is awesome, and they make abnosome things happen.

HOWEVER – Amongst the wacky and crazy there is a really great message behind GIsHWheS.

Feed the homeless

Love our veterans

Tell someone how much you appreciate them

Learn that you are an awesome (or, if you GISH, abnosome) human being, and act accordingly to all other humans

We definitely had help. Special shout-out to Scott Davis and Scott’s Precision Detailing 77’s sprint car for letting us make Cait’s mom’s wish come true. She got to be a racecar driver! If you live in Oklahoma and wish to see Scott (who is the coolest guy) and others race, come out to the i44 speedway on 14th St. on Saturday nights! Root for Davis/Gordon!!

If you want to learn more about GISHWHES check out the Hall of Fame for previous years winners.

Here are some things that our team completed:


Discovering the Padalecki


June Cleaver vacuuming her yard


Picasso Flashmob


Find out what your parent wanted to be when they were young. Make it happen.


Mustaches on fleek


Conspiracy Theory Party!

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