I can't believe how much of this list I've managed, and how much of it there is left to do!

List below the cut, for the give-a-crap impaired. )

So I have until Wednesday, February 23, 2011 to complete this list. I think I can do it!
5 Random Things I Did In 2008 That I Liked-

-Dyed, spun, and generally enjoyed fiber a lot.
-Wrote more, and got a solid idea of where I want to direct my future writing.
-Read a TON more than 2007, both books and fanfic. I didn't keep track of the books. I DID keep track of the fanfic. There were a grand total of three pieces of fanfic that I read that were either so incredibly bad, or just so embarrassing, that I left them off the list. And guys? I bookmarked Three and a Half Men slash. So, you know, I have no shame, and that should tell you something.
-Learned about the person my sister has become, and really, really liked her.
-Saw Panic at the Disco at DAR Constitution Hall, and Cobra Starship at the 9:30 Club. Both entirely awesome, and totally different shows.

5 Random Things That Sucked About 2008-

-Losing my job the week before Christmas, while discovering that my paycheck had bounced, and I probably wasn't going to get paid for about 5 weeks of work.
-Pneumonia. My Claire is never allowed to get sick again. Also, PNEUMONIA. THREE TIMES. WTF, lungs?
-My horrible, no-good, very bad, soul-destroying, karma-pit of an ex-job. Pool company, I'm lookin' at you!
-Depression. Ever and always.
-Money woes, and high anxiety over them.

I'm so, so glad that it took me way longer to come up with a lost of crap than the good stuff.

5 Things That Rocked My Socks in 2008-

-[livejournal.com profile] marigot. Always.
-Fall Out Boy. You guys have been very good about not mocking my fantastically mockable love for this band. (And apparently all its extended family...)
-Barack Obama and/or being able to vote for someone I honestly wanted to WIN, not just against the person I didn't.
-My friends and family, who have loved me and supported me, and put up with me being a terrible correspondent, and my seeming inability to answer a comment within the same decade it was made.

And finally...

5 Things I Will Do in 2009
-Turn 30. Ha. Like I can avoid this one. But I will celebrate in style, somehow!
-This will be The Year Of Using Up. Fiber, yarn, fabric, art supplies, sniffy/soapy stuff, stationary...all of it. I have so much, and it's all wonderful, and frankly, I think this lean time is going to be the start of a whole new way of appreciating the beautiful things I -do- have. I'm looking forward to it. Remind me of this the next time I want to go to Lush. ([livejournal.com profile] marigot, this note does not apply to you. You did not read it. I am in control! You saw nothing!)
-Publish. By 09/19/09, I want to have a contract from a publisher. I really, really want it to be for a novel, but you know, I'm willing to take my life goals in small steps if I have to. (I actually have writing to back this plan up, just in case any of you were wondering if I was going to get a contract just for being cute.)
-See Fall Out Boy in concert. (And masterfully contain my wibbles over Patrick Stump's FACEOMG.)
-Nail more of the goals from my 101 in 1001 list.

So what about you?
There is so much fear in the way I hold onto things sometimes.

My Granddad knew I loved him when he was alive. I'm sure, in whatever place he is now, that he still knows I love him. Keeping one glove that he rarely if ever wore when he was alive, just because it was his, doesn't prove I still love him. And throwing it away doesn't mean I will ever stop. It just means that it's one glove out of a pair that don't even fit me, and I don't need it or want it.

I might need it! What if I forget what he looked like, or what size his hands were, or...

A glove isn't going to make me remember a man that I got to spend barely any time with between the ages of 7 and 13, when he died. There are no memories of him wearing them while we built snowmen. There's nothing.

It's just a glove, and I don't need it to remember him, or to prove I'm his granddaughter.

I wonder if I will face this same realization with every bit of crap I divest myself of over the coming months?
Some of the things are similar, some of them were easy to decide, some were pretty hard. In any case, it's cool to have some clearly designated goals.
101 in 1001 - the list )
Hellooooooo fine people of LJ!

I appeal to your collective wisdom now.

Are any of you aware of a site or program similar to LibraryThing, that works with CDs and DVDs? I'd absolutely LOVE it if I could use my CueCat with it, but I'd settle for one that just let me import info from Amazon or something. I have umpteen hundred (700? 800?) CDs that I would really like a record of, and I'm not terribly keen on logging them all into My Nemesis Excel.

Any help would be appreciated!


Mar. 6th, 2008 01:32 pm
It's cheating to include "Finish my 101 in 1001 List" in the 101, isn't it?

It's taking me FOREVER to get this together.

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