Thing 84

84. Walk home from Mordor

It seems that on November 22, 2019, I reached Bag End! What a lovely, cozy place to be. But, I'm on my way to the Gray Havens now. I've got another 357 miles to go.

Thing 15

15. Watch 5 new-to-me shows on Netflix

3. The Umbrella Academy! I had been holding off on watching this until I read the books, but then I suddenly found myself watching it. No regrets. I loved it!

Progress: 3 / 5

Thing 9

9. Read 5 books I’ve had out of the library for too long

I have had these books out of the library for ages, and it feels good to finally have finished them!

2. Spider-Men: Into the Spider-Verse - The Art of the Movie by Ramin Zahed
3. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
4. Comfort and Joy by Jim Grimsley
5. Timelines of Everything by DK Publishing


Thing 76

76. Make a Christmas Tree out of books

Just before Christmas, I decided to finally try to build one of these. It wasn't quite as successful as I had hoped, but it was definitely fun. I used the top ridge of Mountain Range To Be Read for the outer structure and a few books off my Star Trek shelf for the supposrt stack in the middle. I also used a holiday book for the very top, which I thought was highly appropriate. My cats seemed impressed, at least.

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Thing 6

6. Read 5 books that are on my Pinterest Future TBR board

I finished the fifth and final book for this thing by reading Blankets by Craig Thompson. It's a book I've wanted to read for more than a decade and that I've owned for a few years. I really enjoy graphic memoirs, and this one was honest and revealing. The significant blankets in his life tied it all together.

Thing 42

42. Give my electric toothbrush a chance

While this is not the exact model I have, it's pretty close. I unboxed it and tried it out last night. I am sure that the feeling is something one gets used to over time, so the fact that I didn't like that doesn't worry me. The fact that I got toothpaste absolutely everywhere and kept having to turn it off and clean up is far more annoying to me. I miss the control I had with a manual brush.

I'll probably give it another day or two to try to win me over, but setting it up and using it for the first time was a big step for me (I've had this thing for more than a decade). It doesn't seem like it's my thing, but time will tell.
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Thing 21

21. Complete 5 unfinished things from previous lists

I think I previously noted that I'd finished watching Smallville, which was Thing 60 off List 4. Here are the other things I managed to complete off previous lists:

2. Thing 86 off list 4: I hosted a party after my list 4 completed to complete this task. Having my friends over is a great incentive to get my house clean and an even better time because I get to be with my friends.

3. Thing 27 off list 1: Get rid of 5 boxes of things. I have only managed 5 boxes, which is well below another thing goal I have, but it's just enough to complete this one from a previous list.

4. Thing 39 off list 1: Go through Real Simple magazine collection. I went through and got rid of several hundred issues that I'd been saving to collect articles from. It felt good to clear those out (and enjoy the magazine issues again before tossing them out)

5. Thing 38 off list 2: Write 7 Strokes stories. I wrote 3 during this current list's time period, but this month during NaNoWriMo I wrote 4 more. I finished the last one up this morning. So I'm calling this officially done!

Thing 9

9. Read 5 books I’ve had out of the library for too long

I recently read Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse- The Art of the Movie by Ramin Zahed, which I've had out of the library for a long while now. It was a beautiful book of art, both conceptual sketches and finished stills full of detail I could really look at. I enjoyed learning about some of the ways the different artists contributed to the look and feel of the settings and characters.

Progress: 2 / 5

Thing 6

6. Read 5 books that are on my Pinterest Future TBR board

I earread another book that was on my Pinterest Future Mt. TBR board: Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It's one that has been recommended to me many times, and I'm glad to finally have read it. I adore fairy tale retellings.

Progress: 4 / 5

Thing 79

79. Write a story using Story Cubes

At a write in, my friend brought story cubes and challenged me to write a story using them during a sprint. So I gave it a try. I wrote a story set in an Egyptian library. I managed to work all the elements in, and the story was strange but a whole lot of fun. I would definitely do this again just for fun or to jumpstart part of a story. I'm glad I gave this a try.