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27 December 2018 @ 09:57 am
14. Watch 5 movies at discount theaters or during discount days

I saw Bohemian Thapsody in November on a discount Wednesday (and ran into the discount movie meetup group while there, coincidentally, so I had some people to talk with when the movie was over). I loved the movie and, especially, the music!

Yesterday, at the same theater, I saw Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse on a discount Wednesday. I loved it--felt just like Bendis' stories but on the big screen. Lots of humor and surprises even though I knew the characters and story well.




Progress: 3 / 5
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just_the_things
27 December 2018 @ 10:02 am
84. Walk home from Mordor

On December 21, I arrived in Isengard from Minas Tirith, which is a distance of 535 miles. With the help of the ents, its beginning to rebuild itself after the war. Now I'm on my way from Isengard back to Rivendel.
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just_the_things
27 December 2018 @ 10:13 am
99. Start sending out holiday cards to friends/family

I mailed out the first round of cards on Monday just before the post office closed. I mailed out the second (last) batch yesterday. It took me a long time to put together a holiday letter. I was going to use some cards I bought for this purpose last year, but I realized I was 10 short. So I ordered another box of the same and, while I did that, ordered 3 boxes of another set of cards I'd fallen in love with. Those ones had a library lion on the front with a wreath around its neck. Considering I went to the New York Public Library and took some photos of the library lions out front, I thought this one was appropriate to send this year. The cards benefitted ProLiteracyWorldwide. I collected addresses and wrote out cards, using hockey stamps whenever possible.

It was actually a fun and rewarding experience to get to write notes to so many people I care about--some of whom I see often and some I haven't seen in many years.