Time for a challenge update.
Find 26 unfamiliar words, one for each letter of the alphabet; then use them in a post a day for 26 days. (Words: 23/26)
I still need words for the letters J/U/Y. Any more ideas?
Make thirty submissions to competitions or publishers (21/30)
I’ve made three in the last seven weeks. One you know about – the Bolton Arts Trail; I’ve been shortlisted for another. I can’t remember what the third was but you know that if I get good news, I’ll share it.
Watch 101 new films (63/101)
I’ve seen five films new to me since my last 101 post. I can only remember two: Bridesmaids, which was amusing in parts but over-hyped; I don’t know what all the fuss was about. I did think the main character had an underlying sweetness to her, which redeemed the gross-out parts, but I doubt I’ll watch it again. It’s no You’ve Got Mail. Now there’s a romcom worthy of the name.
The other was Repeaters: it was Groundhog Day with drugs and guns. I thought it was an interesting study of living a life with no consequences. But I won’t watch it again.
Some of my failed/not yet tackled challenges:
- Find another 64 challenges for the list. (32/64) All suggestions gratefully received but not necessarily acted upon. I’m a wimp.
- Get a job.
- Save £1 for each completed task. Once I get £101 together, I can treat my family. £1 per task is my limit because, as the saying goes, there’s always too much month at the end of the money. (0/101)
- Do a REAL spring clean.
- Leave my poems in 101 locations. (0/101)
- Answer all comments received in one day with song lyrics.
- Walk the dogs for 1001 hours (338.55/1001)
My miserable lack of success in these areas can be blamed on the rain and/or the recession. You try walking two reluctant Yorkies in a downpour and see how long you spend in the dog box.
I still need 32 challenges for the next eighteen months. If you have one that is cheap, free or fun and cheap/free, let me know.
I have completed three challenges:
Blog 1111 times (1115/1111)
I claimed to have done this in my last 101 post, but my maths was faulty: 1017 is less than 1111, not greater than. I have posted 98 times in the last seven weeks, however, so I really have met the target this time.
What should my new target be, do you think? Before you start toying with me, bear in mind that you have to read any posts I write…
Learn how to scan photos for my blog.
I can’t believe I did this, but I did. Here’s proof:
Not play on King.com for a total of 101 days (101/101)
Day 101 was yesterday. It was not the triumph I had envisaged: when I set this task for myself, I was addicted to King.com. Now I am addicted to blogging and don’t play many games. Maybe I should set a task of not blogging for a total of 101 days…