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What I’ve accomplished on my 2013 list … (since Feb.)

OK, well haven’t I been a slacker. I haven’t done an update on the list since. … well, the only post I did was what I did in January. So let’s get to updating the list from everything since January. Some have been going great, others, well, there’s always next year, right?

If you missed it, here is the original list.

Update from February to July of …



10. Visit my friends who moved away. 

• Went to Augusta (in January)
• Went to Baton Rouge (in February… Mardi Gras!)


11. Take a trip with the girls.
Can you say Cancun?

25. Go swimming.
Two birds with one Cancun stone.

27. Visit Minnesota.
Completed last week!

32. Sell old couches.

38. Try Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Oh, I tried it. I don’t know if I just missed the window on when I would like it or something. I didn’t even finish the first episode.

40. Get a passport.
Got this done in February right before the Mexico trip.

41. Wash my car.
By hand … BOOM!


43. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.



13. Blog at least once a month. (um, yeah, sorry about that)


4. Read 50 books.

At this point in time, I stand at 44 books, so I think this one will happen. The last time I was this close to my book goal though, I moved it up 10 books, and then didn’t make it. So this year, I’m just going to relish the extra ones and not try to over extend myself.

I was going to type them all out, and then decided, wouldn’t you rather see the covers (from latest to earliest)? Yes, yes?


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9. Play through our board game collection. Every game at least once.
We’ve been kind of slacking on this one. We did pretty well in the spring, but the summer is a different story. Plus, I bought a couple more games (I have a disease) …

26. Go Frisbee golfing at least once a month.
This one is still going strong.

35. Go fishing at least four times.
I’ve only been twice so far. Once in Minnesota and once in Alabama.

44. (The Secret One) which is actually “Get good grades.”
So far so good on this one. All A’s so far.

And there you have it. A super-belated post about the list. And what did I learn today? That I still have a lot to do …


August 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm 3 comments

What I accomplished in January

A January update to the …

4. Read 50 books.
In January:

  1. “Reached (Matched #3)” by Ally Condie
  2. “The Sword-Edged Blond (Eddie LaCrosse #1) by Alex Bledsoe
  3. “Where Things Come Back” by John Corey Whaley
  4. “Anna and the French” by Stephanie Perkins

9. Play through our board game collection. Every game at least once. (At this writing, collection totals 285 (without expansions).)
Played in January:
• The Village
• Carcassonne the City
• Magic: The Gathering

10. Visit my friends who moved away.
• Went to Augusta

13. Blog at least once a month.
• Kind of meta, but blogged the list itself on Jan. 25.

26. Go Frisbee golfing at least once a month.

  1. Went on Jan. 27

33. Get drunk.
• Apparently I wanted to get this one out of the way or something. I finished this one on Jan. 5. Of note: I had the worst hangover of my entire life on Jan. 6. I still haven’t been able to touch any wine.

I hope to get another post up before the end of the month, so check back next week!

February 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm 3 comments

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