thingism: (skull)
If this were a test I'd be given a D-. But being my first time I'm not too concerned.

Final Stats:

Things completed: 62
Things in progress: 17
Things never even started: 20

Topic breakdown [complete/in progress/total]

Personal: [7/1/10]
Home: [8/0/12]
Reading: [2/2/7]
Arts and Crafts: [8/4/16]
Other Hobbies: [7/7/15]
Travel: [14/0/17]
Local: [7/0/9]
Misc.: [9/3/15]

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The next 1001 days begins tomorrow with a shiny new list. Stay tuned!
thingism: (Default)
I spend way too much time thinking about my 101/1001 list. Way more time than actually doing any of them, that's for sure. But I noticed that some of them depend on others. I have no idea if this will be interesting to anyone else, but it interests me, so I'm posting about it. :)

15. Clean out huge bin in closet
54. Scan/log pre-Markeroni snarfs
47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

See, the huge bin in my closet contains, among (many) other things, my photo albums. This is where all my pre-Markeroni snarf photos are, so one is pretty much required for the other. And of course every snarf I log adds to the total, which helps me reach 4000.

23. Finish reading the Bible
28. Read 1 non-Christian book for BRRP

I don't like interrupting my current read in the BRRP, so one must be completed before the other can start.

44. Complete Thing-a-Day
31. Fill TAD sketchbook

The "TAD" in TAD Sketchbook stands for "thing-a-day," as that's what I used it for initially. And probably will again.

80. See a play at Shakespeare Theatre
81. See a show at the Kennedy Center
82. See a show at Wolf Trap
85. Attend 5 plays

Granted, what I see at Kennedy and Wolf Trap won't necessarily be plays, there's a good chance they will.
thingism: (Default)
I spend way too much time thinking about my 101/1001 list. Way more time than actually doing any of them, that's for sure. But I noticed that some of them depend on others. I have no idea if this will be interesting to anyone else, but it interests me, so I'm posting about it. :)

15. Clean out huge bin in closet
54. Scan/log pre-Markeroni snarfs
47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

See, the huge bin in my closet contains, among (many) other things, my photo albums. This is where all my pre-Markeroni snarf photos are, so one is pretty much required for the other. And of course every snarf I log adds to the total, which helps me reach 4000.

23. Finish reading the Bible
28. Read 1 non-Christian book for BRRP

I don't like interrupting my current read in the BRRP, so one must be completed before the other can start.

44. Complete Thing-a-Day
31. Fill TAD sketchbook

The "TAD" in TAD Sketchbook stands for "thing-a-day," as that's what I used it for initially. And probably will again.

80. See a play at Shakespeare Theatre
81. See a show at the Kennedy Center
82. See a show at Wolf Trap
85. Attend 5 plays

Granted, what I see at Kennedy and Wolf Trap won't necessarily be plays, there's a good chance they will.
thingism: (reading)
23. Finish reading the Bible (current progress: finished Ezra)

Read the Book of Ezra last night. I'm reading the New Catholic Study Bible [St. Jerome Edition, Today's English Version, Catholic Bible Press, 1985] cover to cover. Maybe that's not everybody's favorite version, but it's what I had on hand. At the very least, it'll give me the gist. The way I figure it, roughly three quarters of the US population identifies themselves as Christian. What better way to gain an understanding of your fellow man than to read the book most of them aspire to live by? And even if they don't, the Bible is the origin of innumerable phrases, stories, and other cultural phenomena.

It's all part of the Big Religious Reading Project, which I belchingly refer to as the BRRP. The idea is to eventually read texts from bunches of religions, but I figured the Bible was a good place as any to start. As I read, I summarize and add commentary on another blog.

The thing is, I'm having loads of trouble making time to read the thing because so much of it is soooooo boring. Seriously: I started with Genesis in August of 2006, and have barely scratched the surface of the Old Testament. It doesn't help that I only pick it up about once every six months or so. I'm hoping that having it as part of my 101 things will give me the impetus I need to finally finish it. Every other book in line for the BRRP is several orders of magnitude shorter, and there are a few I'm really looking forward to.
thingism: (reading)
23. Finish reading the Bible (current progress: finished Ezra)

Read the Book of Ezra last night. I'm reading the New Catholic Study Bible [St. Jerome Edition, Today's English Version, Catholic Bible Press, 1985] cover to cover. Maybe that's not everybody's favorite version, but it's what I had on hand. At the very least, it'll give me the gist. The way I figure it, roughly three quarters of the US population identifies themselves as Christian. What better way to gain an understanding of your fellow man than to read the book most of them aspire to live by? And even if they don't, the Bible is the origin of innumerable phrases, stories, and other cultural phenomena.

It's all part of the Big Religious Reading Project, which I belchingly refer to as the BRRP. The idea is to eventually read texts from bunches of religions, but I figured the Bible was a good place as any to start. As I read, I summarize and add commentary on another blog.

The thing is, I'm having loads of trouble making time to read the thing because so much of it is soooooo boring. Seriously: I started with Genesis in August of 2006, and have barely scratched the surface of the Old Testament. It doesn't help that I only pick it up about once every six months or so. I'm hoping that having it as part of my 101 things will give me the impetus I need to finally finish it. Every other book in line for the BRRP is several orders of magnitude shorter, and there are a few I'm really looking forward to.

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