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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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52. Respond to all prompts in A Writer's Book of Days

OH MY GOD I FINISHED JANUARY.
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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.
thingism: (Default)
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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52. Respond to all prompts in A Writer's Book of Days

Current Progress: 9/365

I've taken to working on these at write-ins, and can usually get 2 or 3 of them knocked out without any problem. Granted, 3 per week will not finish the book by year's end, but that's okay.

I'm thinking, while I'm hopped up on drugs after my surgery this week, that I might see about answering some prompts. Could yield some interesting results.
thingism: (other hobbies)
52. Respond to all prompts in A Writer's Book of Days

Current Progress: 9/365

I've taken to working on these at write-ins, and can usually get 2 or 3 of them knocked out without any problem. Granted, 3 per week will not finish the book by year's end, but that's okay.

I'm thinking, while I'm hopped up on drugs after my surgery this week, that I might see about answering some prompts. Could yield some interesting results.
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I can't believe it's already been a full year since we started this madness. (Okay, technically the year mark was last Friday, but I missed it.)

A few updates, since I've been so busy with the 2011 BookCrossing Convention that I haven't been updating this.

6. Don't eat fast food for a month - Since my husband and I started Nutrisystem, this has become a de facto in-progress goal. I last ate fast food on March 1st. If I can make it to the end of this month (and I see no reason why I shouldn't), it'll be counted as done. Which is kind of nifty, actually.

25. Get TBR pile under 50 books (even just temporarily) - Considering my TBR pile is now closer than ever to 200 books, this is looking unlikely. But we'll see.

43. Participate in 24-Hour Comics Day - It's October 1st this year, which is so far a free weekend. So there's hope.

44. Complete Thing-a-Day - I've tried this two years in a row, and honestly I think my problem is that daily activities don't work very well in my lifestyle. Some days I get home from work and have only about two hours to eat dinner, do my chores, and relax before I have to go to bed. Sometimes I honestly can't spare the time or energy. Sometimes I simply do not feel like dealing with it. I'll keep this on the list since I still have one more chance at it, but I suspect this will end up being one of the dollars I donate to charity at the end.

52. Respond to all prompts in A Writer's Book of Days - [livejournal.com profile] just_the_things has a different version of this book, and we've agreed to finish the prompts in our respective volumes by the end of 2011 so we can swap books at the beginning of 2012. Which, I suppose, means I should get a move on. Heh. Maybe after the convention.

58. Make buttons for BookCrossing 2011 Convention goodie bags - I made 100 on the first of the year, back when we still expected at least 200 people. As attendance stands right now, I'm calling this done for the time being, but leaving it undone on the list until I can post a photo.

87. Visit 1 art-o-mat machine - I've tried, man. I've tried. I went to the Whole Foods in Tenleytown where it was for years, but as of just recently it evidently has been moved to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Which I somehow misread on my little iPhone screen as the National Museum of the American Indian. Of course, they looked at me like I was completely bananas when I asked them about an art vending machine.

93. Watch all of Dr. Who (first 10 Doctors) - Changed this to just the ninth, tenth, and eleventh doctors. Honestly, I don't care enough to watch all the old shows, and I don't want to wait that long to get to David Tennant.

95. Fly a kite - I've been invited to a kite-flying event on April 30th. I don't know yet if I'll go, but maybe.


So, overall:

Finished: 25 (counting #58)
In progress: 21

I really should be closer to the 36 things done mark, but a few are pretty close to being done, so I'll take it.
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I can't believe it's already been a full year since we started this madness. (Okay, technically the year mark was last Friday, but I missed it.)

A few updates, since I've been so busy with the 2011 BookCrossing Convention that I haven't been updating this.

6. Don't eat fast food for a month - Since my husband and I started Nutrisystem, this has become a de facto in-progress goal. I last ate fast food on March 1st. If I can make it to the end of this month (and I see no reason why I shouldn't), it'll be counted as done. Which is kind of nifty, actually.

25. Get TBR pile under 50 books (even just temporarily) - Considering my TBR pile is now closer than ever to 200 books, this is looking unlikely. But we'll see.

43. Participate in 24-Hour Comics Day - It's October 1st this year, which is so far a free weekend. So there's hope.

44. Complete Thing-a-Day - I've tried this two years in a row, and honestly I think my problem is that daily activities don't work very well in my lifestyle. Some days I get home from work and have only about two hours to eat dinner, do my chores, and relax before I have to go to bed. Sometimes I honestly can't spare the time or energy. Sometimes I simply do not feel like dealing with it. I'll keep this on the list since I still have one more chance at it, but I suspect this will end up being one of the dollars I donate to charity at the end.

52. Respond to all prompts in A Writer's Book of Days - [livejournal.com profile] just_the_things has a different version of this book, and we've agreed to finish the prompts in our respective volumes by the end of 2011 so we can swap books at the beginning of 2012. Which, I suppose, means I should get a move on. Heh. Maybe after the convention.

58. Make buttons for BookCrossing 2011 Convention goodie bags - I made 100 on the first of the year, back when we still expected at least 200 people. As attendance stands right now, I'm calling this done for the time being, but leaving it undone on the list until I can post a photo.

87. Visit 1 art-o-mat machine - I've tried, man. I've tried. I went to the Whole Foods in Tenleytown where it was for years, but as of just recently it evidently has been moved to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Which I somehow misread on my little iPhone screen as the National Museum of the American Indian. Of course, they looked at me like I was completely bananas when I asked them about an art vending machine.

93. Watch all of Dr. Who (first 10 Doctors) - Changed this to just the ninth, tenth, and eleventh doctors. Honestly, I don't care enough to watch all the old shows, and I don't want to wait that long to get to David Tennant.

95. Fly a kite - I've been invited to a kite-flying event on April 30th. I don't know yet if I'll go, but maybe.


So, overall:

Finished: 25 (counting #58)
In progress: 21

I really should be closer to the 36 things done mark, but a few are pretty close to being done, so I'll take it.
thingism: (other hobbies)
52. Respond to all prompts in A Writer's Book of Days

Current progress: 4/365

I own a lot of books about writing, including A Writer's Book of Days by Judy Reeves. In addition to assorted projects and ideas, there are 365 writing prompts, each labeled by date. I tried doing this as a daily writing exercise but found that I didn't work well with that sort of schedule. So I decided to try to get through them all, more or less in order, in 1001 days. I finally started yesterday during the write-in.
thingism: (other hobbies)
52. Respond to all prompts in A Writer's Book of Days

Current progress: 4/365

I own a lot of books about writing, including A Writer's Book of Days by Judy Reeves. In addition to assorted projects and ideas, there are 365 writing prompts, each labeled by date. I tried doing this as a daily writing exercise but found that I didn't work well with that sort of schedule. So I decided to try to get through them all, more or less in order, in 1001 days. I finally started yesterday during the write-in.

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