August 06, 2007

List Update

Well, as you know, I started a list of 101 things awhile back. I have decided to do a semi-regular update on my progress. You can also see this by looking back at the list to see what I've crossed off. (My list was posted on July 17th 2007, and you can view it by clicking on the July 2007 Archives and scrolling down).

At creation, I had finished creating my list and buying a digital camera. Since then, I have done many things.

First, I have nearly finished cleaning out my bedroom closet. I took a bunch of clothes to my mom's place for consignment, and I can now hang up my clothes in the closet. The clothes that were everywhere are now in the dresser, which is a good place for them. All I have left is to go through my old school bags.

I am one week into doing dishes every night for two weeks, and I think that's a habit I intend to keep. Even when I feel lazy, if I do them every night, there's only a few dishes, so it's done quickly as opposed to taking a really ridiculously long time.

I plan to pay off the SELF 3 loan this month. I also got my credit report and found that cancelling credit cards does not really help your credit score at all. Someone who works with a bank did tell me that she probably wouldn't give me points for having so many, but she wouldn't take points away, either. There are varying reports on whether it's good or not, but the basic idea is that it doesn't really hurt you to keep them open, and it can hurt you to close them.

I read If I Live to Be 100, which was not all that great, and I read three books in July, meeting my goal of reading two books a month for that month.

I went to the A Day in Pompeii exhibit at the Science Museum, which was really good and very moving. I would say that I thought it would give more details about the erruption. I thought that the movie would give details about that, but the IMAX movie was really about Greece and a different volcano. On the whole, though, it was very amazing to see all the artifacts and truly heartbreaking to see the casts. My favorite part was this wall fresco with a space for a fountain that had a disembodied, screaming angry head painted on the wall. The audio tour provided no enlightenment as to what would prompt someone to paint a head hanging from a string above their fountain, but it did give a delightful talk about the birds that also adorned the fresco, which only made the head funnier, actually. We decided it was the guy's mother-in-law or perhaps his previous wife. We had a lot of drama trying to get free tickets using the Museum passes from the library because apparently we're the only people in the history of the world who've ever used them (not). The free passes are impossible to get, and you still have to pay to see Pompeii and the IMAX. We had people stationed strategically at three metro libraries, but I got to my library earlier than any other person who wasn't working at the library (which wound up opening a minute before the other two), and thus, got what I wanted. It probably helped that I stood in the entrance, wore my spiked choker, and announced loudly to the girl behind me that I was there first and I was getting what I came for this time. (I helped her get what she wanted to.) I also stared down a man who was trying to budge in front of me at the doors.

I looked up Roden Crater and found out that it may never be finished (and now that I realize it's basically one guy digging in the side of the mountain with a spoon, I don't really want to go anymore), but I will be writing to the foundation to learn more about it.

You can look forward to me accomplishing the following goals in the near future: I will be going to Duluth (and possibly Gooseberry Falls) this month, and thus, I will be beginning my smooshed penny quest. I will also be viewing the Planet Earth documentary soon. I am going to interview my grandma when I go home next. She's in the nursing home and not doing so well right now, so that one's kind of a priority.

I didn't accomplish any goals this weekend because I went up north to see my folks, and I combined again this year. Dad took pictures, and it was funny (I took them with a funsaver because I didn't want my new camera in the field, so it will be awhile before I get them). I didn't do much. I have been sick with a summer cold for over a week now. I also made dill pickles, which is not as complicated as it seems except for the sealing the jars part. I also started my Christmas shopping, and I bought my self these canisters.

Well, that's all I know. Has anyone else created a list? How are your lists going? Have you posted them somewhere?

Posted by LoWriter at August 6, 2007 11:28 AM

Still working on mine... Hopefully it will be posted soon!

Posted by: Hannah at August 6, 2007 10:38 PM

my list is well underway. One month in I have accomplished 8 items. I consider this a grand success. Now to continue. View my list anytime at

peace out
(thanks for the iriver)

Posted by: Danika at August 7, 2007 10:02 PM

Danika-- Yeah, I'm thinking I need to devote a site exclusively to my list like you. As always, you are very smart.

Also, you are more than welcome on the iRiver. It's extremely high-tech, you know. I mean, it uses technology from the 80s (probably even earlier). We're talking state-of-the-art. ;) I like it; it works fine for what it's supposed to do, and I'm glad I can lend you something fun for your trip. :)

Hannah-- can't wait to read your list!

Posted by: Lo at August 8, 2007 07:37 AM

Still working on the list, I have sorta already started completing items on it though. I am wondering about keeping some items private, like to be revealed later, because I am not sure how I feel about sharing them with the entire world.

Still thinking...

Posted by: 10lees at August 8, 2007 03:26 PM
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