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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]

Read more... )

The next 1001 days begins tomorrow with a shiny new list. Stay tuned!
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47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

Current Progress: 2509/4000

I spent many hours this weekend logging outstanding snarfs - well over 200 of them. I am still far from being completely caught up, but at least I finally got all of the Chancellorsville and Wilderness battlefields logged - that's 150 right there. My trouble is that I have such limited patience with direct-logging. Another big chunk is going to be Montpelier, and of course that great beast Gettysburg continues to loom.

Will I manage another 1500 markers before December? Doubtful. But at least this is getting my butt into gear when it comes to logging the ones I've already visited!
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I went through some snarf photos and while I'm still hopelessly behind on my logs and have even gotten to the point where I've confused myself as to which photos I've logged and which I haven't, here's a quick update on the whole mess, as far as it goes.

47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

Current Progress: 2054/4000

Some of these were mopping up double snarfs, particularly those that appear on both the national and state registers. Some of them were from recent trips to Illinois, Iowa, and New York. Most of them, however, were just further attempts to catch up on my direct logs. When I finish logging a snarf I move the photo to a different folder. Currently in my outstanding logs folder there are over 850 photos. Granted, not all of those are necessarily snarfs (though I'm pretty sure almost all of them are), but some of them will be double or even triple snarfs so it's a reasonably accurate count of how many I'm behind. That also includes the Gettysburg trip, however. That's probably at least half of those alone. In short, 4000 is actually possible but only if I can manage to log them all before the 1001 days is over.

53. Finish snarfing FX county/city, Alexandria, and Falls Church

According to the Markeroni catalog, these are my current stats:

Fairfax City/County: 421/491 (70 to go)
Falls Church: 36/46 (10 to go)
Alexandria: 133/165 (32 to go)

Which means a total of 112 to go. That's totally doable, though not all of these snarfs are accessible (or even exist, for that matter). Can't wait until the weather is warm enough to go on a mopping up expedition. Mount Vernon and Great Falls Park, I'm looking at you!
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Today, for no particular reason other than I have the time and inclination, I'm going to do a more general update - just go through the list and make some comments on assorted things.

9. Log 1001 miles on the stationary bike [478/1001] -- I did join another gym, but my cardio has been all treadmills and ellipticals and stair climbers. So I have no idea if this will happen, but if it doesn't, I won't be heartbroken.

25. Get TBR pile under 50 books (even just temporarily) -- My TBR pile has been hovering right around 135 for many months now. I'm not entirely sure it will ever actually decrease. Not if I keep attending BookCrossing meetups, anyway.

34. Complete "Wreck This Journal" -- I'm going to have to find my copy before I can accomplish this. Seriously. I have no idea where it is.

40. Learn amigurumi and create 1 critter -- My sister is so way ahead of me on this I'm a little intimidated. That, and I just haven't gotten around to sitting down and working with the yarn. Part of it is because I'd have to put everything away before doing anything else, since I imagine my cats would love to investigate, but most of it is that I'm just lazy. I have all the materials, after all - hooks and instructions and yarn and everything - courtesy of my awesome sister, but I just haven't done anything yet.

42. Fill Jem journal gluebook - This is actually looking less likely since starting my new blog, which is sort of ironic, but the issue is that while I've been doing more gluebooking, it's been entirely in other notebooks. Figures.

45. Make a calendar of my own art -- I'm thinking maybe I need to start with a theme, then make the drawings as one big project, rather than my original plan of eventually reaching some vague point in the future when I have twelve pictures I'd like to look at for a month at a time.

47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni [2028/4000] -- I reached the halfway point a week ago, but in actuality I'm several hundred logs behind, so I have no idea where I really am on the grand scheme of things.

49. Finish and post 5 short stories. [0/5] -- I can't remember the last time I wrote a short story. This saddens me beyond words.

51. Write and post 3 Squidoo articles [1/3] -- Squidoo has lost its lustre. I mean, it didn't help that they deleted my Twilight madness article, but in general I'm just pretty meh on their entire setup. But I'm still pondering articles on stuff like BCinDC and BS/OD. It just requires a lot of time and effort I haven't felt like putting in lately.

52. Respond to all prompts in A Writer's Book of Days [9/365] -- My husband has banned gluebooking from our artists' alley table at Anime USA next weekend, so I'm hoping to churn through some more of these during the slow times. Like, maybe, finish the month of January or something.

53. Finish snarfing FX county/city, Alexandria, and Falls Church -- This is a bit of a moving target, but [livejournal.com profile] just_the_things (who has a similar Thing in her 101/1001 list) and I are thinking of going on some joint mopping-up snarfaris around the area. But we'll probably wait for warmer weather. So there's hope! :)

56. Find 10 geocaches [6/10] -- Another thing that will have to wait for the weather to warm up again. My entire summer was spent more or less unable to walk, so I missed out on pretty much the whole 2011 geocaching season.

59. Write how-to guide for making snarf maps -- Google Maps has been misbehaving and I no longer have the kind of access to the internet that I used to, so this has been put on hold. I need to just set aside a day to finish and post it and be done.

61. Visit Grandma - I've purchased the plane tickets. We'll be there over Christmas for the first time since I finished grad school over eight years ago.

69. Go camping -- Another warm weather activity, but one I haven't been actively planning. If we had friends who camped, this would be more doable, but I'm terrible about organizing these sorts of things.

71. Visit my sister -- Ooh ooh! We have plans for this in the spring!

72. Go on a solo road trip -- Logistically, this is looking quite unlikely. My requirement for this is for it to be a multi-day excursion, by myself, to somewhere that is neither (a) local nor (b) my parents' house. The real issue would be picking a place that my husband wouldn't want to visit as well. :)

83. Go to the top of the Washington Monument -- Now that I am once again physically capable of walking from the Metro to the Washington Monument, this is once again on the table. Unfortunately, anything in DC requires setting aside an entire day.

93. Watch all of Dr. Who (9th Doctor and onward) -- The likelihood of this happening has dwindled to near zero, mostly because my husband's already all caught up and I can't be arsed to spend that much time in front of the television unless I'm doing something else, in which case I'm probably not paying much attention. But we'll see. My love for David Tennant may yet win out.

97. Donate 100,000 grains of rice at FreeRice [24,000/100,000] -- This has gotten stalled because of FreeRice's tendency to suddenly reset my grain total to zero without warning, so I have no idea how much I've actually earned. It's frustrating.
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Today, for no particular reason other than I have the time and inclination, I'm going to do a more general update - just go through the list and make some comments on assorted things.

9.Log 1001 miles on the stationary bike [478/1001] -- I did join another gym, but my cardio has been all treadmills and ellipticals and stair climbers. So I have no idea if this will happen, but if it doesn't, I won't be heartbroken.

25.Get TBR pile under 50 books (even just temporarily) -- My TBR pile has been hovering right around 135 for many months now. I'm not entirely sure it will ever actually decrease. Not if I keep attending BookCrossing meetups, anyway.

34.Complete "Wreck This Journal" -- I'm going to have to find my copy before I can accomplish this. Seriously. I have no idea where it is.

40.Learn amigurumi and create 1 critter -- My sister is so way ahead of me on this I'm a little intimidated. That, and I just haven't gotten around to sitting down and working with the yarn. Part of it is because I'd have to put everything away before doing anything else, since I imagine my cats would love to investigate, but most of it is that I'm just lazy. I have all the materials, after all - hooks and instructions and yarn and everything - courtesy of my awesome sister, but I just haven't done anything yet.

42.Fill Jem journal gluebook - This is actually looking less likely since starting my new blog, which is sort of ironic, but the issue is that while I've been doing more gluebooking, it's been entirely in other notebooks. Figures.

45.Make a calendar of my own art -- I'm thinking maybe I need to start with a theme, then make the drawings as one big project, rather than my original plan of eventually reaching some vague point in the future when I have twelve pictures I'd like to look at for a month at a time.

47.Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni [2028/4000] -- I reached the halfway point a week ago, but in actuality I'm several hundred logs behind, so I have no idea where I really am on the grand scheme of things.

49.Finish and post 5 short stories. [0/5] -- I can't remember the last time I wrote a short story. This saddens me beyond words.

51.Write and post 3 Squidoo articles [1/3] -- Squidoo has lost its lustre. I mean, it didn't help that they deleted my Twilight madness article, but in general I'm just pretty meh on their entire setup. But I'm still pondering articles on stuff like BCinDC and BS/OD. It just requires a lot of time and effort I haven't felt like putting in lately.

52.Respond to all prompts in A Writer's Book of Days [9/365] -- My husband has banned gluebooking from our artists' alley table at Anime USA next weekend, so I'm hoping to churn through some more of these during the slow times. Like, maybe, finish the month of January or something.

53.Finish snarfing FX county/city, Alexandria, and Falls Church -- This is a bit of a moving target, but [livejournal.com profile] just_the_things (who has a similar Thing in her 101/1001 list) and I are thinking of going on some joint mopping-up snarfaris around the area. But we'll probably wait for warmer weather. So there's hope! :)

56.Find 10 geocaches [6/10] -- Another thing that will have to wait for the weather to warm up again. My entire summer was spent more or less unable to walk, so I missed out on pretty much the whole 2011 geocaching season.

59.Write how-to guide for making snarf maps -- Google Maps has been misbehaving and I no longer have the kind of access to the internet that I used to, so this has been put on hold. I need to just set aside a day to finish and post it and be done.

61.Visit Grandma - I've purchased the plane tickets. We'll be there over Christmas for the first time since I finished grad school over eight years ago.

69.Go camping -- Another warm weather activity, but one I haven't been actively planning. If we had friends who camped, this would be more doable, but I'm terrible about organizing these sorts of things.

71.Visit my sister -- Ooh ooh! We have plans for this in the spring!

72.Go on a solo road trip -- Logistically, this is looking quite unlikely. My requirement for this is for it to be a multi-day excursion, by myself, to somewhere that is neither (a) local nor (b) my parents' house. The real issue would be picking a place that my husband wouldn't want to visit as well. :)

83.Go to the top of the Washington Monument -- Now that I am once again physically capable of walking from the Metro to the Washington Monument, this is once again on the table. Unfortunately, anything in DC requires setting aside an entire day.

93.Watch all of Dr. Who (9th Doctor and onward) -- The likelihood of this happening has dwindled to near zero, mostly because my husband's already all caught up and I can't be arsed to spend that much time in front of the television unless I'm doing something else, in which case I'm probably not paying much attention. But we'll see. My love for David Tennant may yet win out.

97.Donate 100,000 grains of rice at FreeRice [24,000/100,000] -- This has gotten stalled because of FreeRice's tendency to suddenly reset my grain total to zero without warning, so I have no idea how much I've actually earned. It's frustrating.
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47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni
53. Finish snarfing FX county/city, Alexandria, and Falls Church

After catching up on a small portion of my outstanding snarf logs, I am now up to 1828 total snarfs, and I have 68 Fairfax County snarfs left.

Let's call this..."progress."
thingism: (other hobbies)
47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni
53. Finish snarfing FX county/city, Alexandria, and Falls Church

After catching up on a small portion of my outstanding snarf logs, I am now up to 1828 total snarfs, and I have 68 Fairfax County snarfs left.

Let's call this..."progress."
thingism: (other hobbies)
47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

Current progress: 1638/4000

Just pleased as punch to have passed the next hundred-snarf milestone. Seriously, you have no idea. (Okay, maybe I'm more pleased to have finally caught up on logging snarfs, but it's always nifty to get another kudos star.)

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47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

Current progress: 1638/4000

Just pleased as punch to have passed the next hundred-snarf milestone. Seriously, you have no idea. (Okay, maybe I'm more pleased to have finally caught up on logging snarfs, but it's always nifty to get another kudos star.)

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47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni.

Current progress: 1508/4000

Tonight I finally passed 1500 snarfs. Sweet. But 4000 is still a long, long way away.

thingism: (other hobbies)
47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni.

Current progress: 1508/4000

Tonight I finally passed 1500 snarfs. Sweet. But 4000 is still a long, long way away.

thingism: (other hobbies)
47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

I logged my first historical marker on January 13, 2009. In my first year I logged 841 snarfs, and in the succeeding seven months I've logged 610 more, or about 87 per month. If I continue at this rate, I will reach 4000 snarfs in nearly 30 months, or not quite 2.5 years - which is just after my 1001 days end. So I'm feeling a bit more confident about reaching this goal now, especially since one of my other goals is to visit Gettysburg, where there are reportedly over 1000 snarfs. Sweet.
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47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

I logged my first historical marker on January 13, 2009. In my first year I logged 841 snarfs, and in the succeeding seven months I've logged 610 more, or about 87 per month. If I continue at this rate, I will reach 4000 snarfs in nearly 30 months, or not quite 2.5 years - which is just after my 1001 days end. So I'm feeling a bit more confident about reaching this goal now, especially since one of my other goals is to visit Gettysburg, where there are reportedly over 1000 snarfs. Sweet.
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47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

I passed the 1400 mark, but man, 4000 feels so far away.



(And considering [livejournal.com profile] just_the_things is in 4th place with over 1600 snarfs, I don't see my rank increasing any time soon.)
thingism: (other hobbies)
47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

I passed the 1400 mark, but man, 4000 feels so far away.



(And considering [livejournal.com profile] just_the_things is in 4th place with over 1600 snarfs, I don't see my rank increasing any time soon.)
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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.
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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: (other hobbies)
47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

I got partially caught up on my logs this afternoon (not entirely - there are a few buildings I need to look up since I took so long to log them that I no longer remember what they are). Now I'm up to 1321 snarfs. Not bad overall, but not even halfway to my goal. However, I set this goal under the assumption that I would be snarfing Gettysburg (a visit is another of my things, after all), which boasts over a thousand snarfs alone. So it's certainly not an impossible goal.
thingism: (other hobbies)
47. Reach 4000 snarfs on Markeroni

I got partially caught up on my logs this afternoon (not entirely - there are a few buildings I need to look up since I took so long to log them that I no longer remember what they are). Now I'm up to 1321 snarfs. Not bad overall, but not even halfway to my goal. However, I set this goal under the assumption that I would be snarfing Gettysburg (a visit is another of my things, after all), which boasts over a thousand snarfs alone. So it's certainly not an impossible goal.

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