Falling Forward: A Girl & Her Lists

Reading Challenge 2012

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I hit my reading challenge for 2011 (more on that in another post) but next year is going to be busy with the wedding so I’m not going to set myself another large challenge. I’ll still track my books, of course, but instead of trying to read another hundred I’ve signed up to join Ellie in her 2012 Sci Fi Reading Challenge instead. One sci fi book every month for 2012. That sounds doable, right?

You can find out (and join in) here. If you’ve got any sci fi recommendations feel free to leave them in the comments :)

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monday

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monday by gemma correll
monday, a photo by gemma correll on Flickr.

Monday is done for another week, you can breathe easy for a little while.

(I know things have been quiet around here. The pace may pick up, it may not. Right now living offline has become more important to me than living online and I’m not sure if that will change soon)

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Found: Youaremyfave

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Untitled by youaremyfave
Untitled, a photo by youaremyfave on Flickr.

Let’s be good today.

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Things I Learnt To Cook At The Weekend

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* Fudge
* Bacon jam
* Mussels in an aromatic coconut broth
* Braised pork with pak choi and leek
* Banana and butterscotch ripple mousse

Dinner party for nine was ambitious but a lot of fun. (phew)

Recipes I Need To Learn

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* Fudge
* Bacon jam
* Apple butter
* Dry roasted spare ribs
* Salted caramel sauce

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101 in 1001 – The End.

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It’s over. It’s done. 1001 days after I started it, my challenge to complete 101 things is finally over. Did I complete it? Hahahaha. No. No I did not. I got pretty close tho, which is nice. This is the second time I’ve done this but I won’t be signing up for a third – I’ve got enough lists and things going on my in life not to really need it.

Completed goals in September: 3

8. Delete all mp3s I don’t like
FINALLY. All of the mp3s in my iTunes library are rated 3* and above, everything else is gone.

45. Post at least once a week to www.exquisitefunction.com for a year.*
*amended to: reach 250 posts on Falling Forward.
I hit 252. Such an overachiever ;)

82. Nothing from McDonalds for the full 1001 days
I’m amazed that I actually managed to complete this, but I did. I had a McDonalds on the drive home from my sister’s wedding and I’m not going to lie, the fries were awesome. I’ve wanted one every day since then tho, which isn’t the best outcome, ha.

Completed goals overall: 84
Unfinished goals: 17

I don’t think that’s too bad, do you?

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A Week of Lists: My Favourite Characters From Group Sitcoms

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  • FriendsJoey. Towards the end of the show they started giving him the greatest lines, it was a joy to watch.
  • How I Met Your MotherBarney. One word – legen..wait for it..dary.
  • The Big Bang TheoryRaj. The way he brutalises Sheldon is genius.
  • The IT Crowd - Moss. So cute!
  • Black Books - Bernard. I saw Dylan Moran live once and he was a bit of a let down, but as Bernard he’s just sublime.
I am all about sitcom men, apparently.

This is day seven of a week of lists. you can find them all here.

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A Week of Lists: Words I Constantly Misspell

Posted by in My Life In Lists, Projects

  • across. I seem to be putting two c’s in lately, no idea why.
  • copyright. As Amy pointed out, I usually spell it as copywrite. D’oh.
  • fluorescent. I had this nailed once because I had to write it a lot but I’ve lost it again.
  • conscientious. Too many vowels! Actually words beginning with vowels are usually my major downfall in Scrabble and Boggle, my brain just doesn’t reach for them, ever.
  • referral. You’d think I’d know this one since I worked in a hospital but I always think it’s double f, single r.

Everyone has this, right? Blind spot words? I’m usually a pretty good speller, but I always have to come back and correct these.

This is day six of a week of lists. you can find them all here.

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A Week of Lists: Things On The Internet That Make Me Laugh

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These are the things I refer to when I or people around me need cheering up. Someone I consider to be a good friend and an amazing person (both because she is awesome and also her outlook on life) got dealt another shitty hand this week, so this one is for you, Lisa. Hope it helps to balance out the ratio of poo jokes a bit.

This is day five of a week of lists. you can find them all here.

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A Week of Lists: Foods I’m Craving

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  •  avocados (always)
  • mussels in a creamy, white wine rich sauce
  • marmite on hot, buttered toast
  • lasagne with a large amount of white sauce (I don’t know why, it just tastes good!)
  • apple pie with custard and clotted cream. Mm..
I’ve pretty much just made myself hungry. Good work, Sarah.

This is day four of a week of lists. you can find them all here.

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