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09 May 2018 @ 02:10 pm
49. Have a Marvel movie marathon weekend



It took me longer than a weekend--in fact, it took me an entire week. But I'm finishing up the last two movies today, so I'm calling this one completed! I really enjoyed watching these movies back-to-back like this. The character development, plot lines, and details were a lot more fun to follow at that pace rather than one or two movies a year. And it was just a lot of fun spending so much time with the characters.

Image Key: Orange- Thursday, Pink- Friday, Blue- Saturday, Green- Sunday, Yellow- Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday (ran out of highlighters)
 
 
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04 May 2018 @ 01:28 pm
77. Save money and make an extra mortgage payment every May

I transferred money to my other ban account and made a payment that's a little over my normal payment again this time. It's my last payment during this list, so this thing is officially finished!

 
 
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08 April 2018 @ 07:39 pm
41. Visit Roosevelt Island

Yesterday I attempted to do one of the things on my list, but I must have gotten my dates wrong, because there was nothing when I showed up. Disappointed, I decided to knock out a different thing instead, so I'd still feel accomplished. I found my way to Theodore Roosevelt Island, a place I'd never been before. It was cold, so I walked a few of the trails but not all of them. I took a number of photos while I was there. It was not quite spring yet, but it was trying. I liked exploring and seeing this place for the first time.







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19 March 2018 @ 10:34 pm
67. Read Buffy Season 8

I finished reading Buffy Season 8, Volume 8 this morning. So I made it through the grand season finale. I will not, however, be continuing to Season 9. It started out all right, but I have not been a fan of the recent developments. And what they've done to several characters is unforgiveable. I feel good about making it this far and seeing what the "canon" plot twists have been. So I'm glad I made this a thing, but this is where the journey ends.
 
 
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15 February 2018 @ 10:03 pm
93. Using a pedometer to keep track, walk to Mordor (1779 miles)



Yesterday (on Valentine's Day) I walked just enough steps to reach Mount Doom in Mordor! I made it all 1,779 miles! Quest accomplished! Now I just wait here for the eagles to pick me up, right?

 
 
 
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05 February 2018 @ 10:05 pm
65. Rewatch all of Highlander in order


Despite all its faults, it's still my favorite show and favorite fandom ever. I have watched this series so many times, but lately I've watched episodes out of order during viewing parties. It was lovely to give myself an excuse to watch it again in order, feeling the natural highs and lows as they came. I cried and laughed and fell in love with the characters all over again.

"You make me glad. You always have."
 
 
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30 November 2017 @ 09:16 pm
36. Write Strokes graphic novel story draft

I spent all of November working on the draft of this story. I originally thought it would be for a graphic novel, but I'm writing it in story form. I didn't finish the draft, but I did WRITE it. I have a little more than 51,000 words of it, which is a great start. There are certainly some really rough scenes that won't make it past the first draft. And there are still a lot of scenes I still want to write. But I had a great job writing Pit and Ace for the whole month.
 
 
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27 October 2017 @ 09:02 pm
11. Take a photo of the Kings Park tree every October



I almost forgot to take a photo in October. I kept remembering and forgetting and remembering and forgetting again. I finally remembered on October 27! So far, the tree doesn't look all that different. But I hope to keep this project going for many years.
 
 
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16 October 2017 @ 09:11 pm
24. Read all of the wrapped books

I have read a few books so far. I'm not going to be able to get through them all during this list, but at least I've made some progress reading some books I've wanted to read for a while. And it's fun to unwrap them now that I have absolutely no idea what it is.

Wrapped books read so far:
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

   


Progress: 2/18
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10 October 2017 @ 08:51 pm
20. Read a Terry Pratchett Discworld book


I laughed through this whole wonderful book. Terry Pratchett's style is wonderful and appealing. I definitely want to read more Discworld books in the future! They're so hard to find on audio, but I'm glad this one was. It was a great standalone full of drama, fantasy, and humor.