Saturday, June 12, 2010


P'Cess commented the other day that I needed to update my 30 by 30 and I'm very glad she did because I had, I just hadn't linked the new one! Sheesh. I needed to update it again so it was doublely helpful . All the reds are dones. You may see some changes. On this post I noted the new mods. New ones are number 2, 5, 19, and 25.

  1. Design and knit my perfect cardigan out of hand-spun hand-dyed yarn
  2. Get a spinning wheel~ Done! June 5th 2010, my friend told me I could have her wheel (traditional Ashford) until I needed it. I'll need it until I buy one so there we go! (Pics to come no worries.)
  3. Make a really awesome bookshelf (like these or something)
  4. Crochet a bedspread with one of my Grandmother Hazel's crochet hooks and laceweight
  5. Go on a real vacation ~ Done! May Long Weekend 2010, Tofino BC.
  6. Bike around one of the islands
  7. Get another tattoo~ oops, this one had been done for awhile now, just forgot I got this one, it's so small and cute!
  8. Pay off bank student loan
  9. Bike a century (160km) in two days
  10. Get really good at the violin- like stellar
  11. Publish one of my poems (and not self-published)
  12. Become an Aunt again (see 1.b)
  13. Keep my blog
  14. Pick up some kind of activity or sport thingie DONE! Yoga has been maintained for over six months and now I'm biking so check check and check.
  15. Learn how to be awesome at chess and play a game with those really serious russians downtown
  16. Be a bridesmaid again cause it is fun (again- 1.b)
  17. Use my 5' by 7' canvas for a painting
  18. Get another family portrait with all the new people in our family (Dad will finally not be the only male in the picture)
  19. Organize a serious charity knitting project~ Done! Vancouver Fibre Leauge First Charity Run of knitting blankets and toys to the SPCA was donated on June 16, 2010! Couldn't have done it without the knitters!
  20. Get involved with a Feminist organization
  21. Go across Canada
  22. Participate in a charity marathon even if I just briskly stroll the whole thing DONE!!!! June 7th, 2009- Childrun for BC Childrens' Hospital fight against cancer. 205 dollars raised.
  23. Go to Vietnam with Julia
  24. Do a whole day hike/Hike the West Coast Trail
  25. Scuba or snorkel~ DONE! Surfing was way cooler than either of these things.
  26. Garden- no matter how small
  27. Write and illustrate a picture book
  28. Adopt another kitten DONE! February 17th, 2010.
  29. Make a 100 book reading list
  30. Design and sew a dress that is spectacular
Now all that being said, I need YOUR help for the 100 book reading list. If everyone notes 5 books they think I should read, it should be a breeze and I'd really appreciate the input! So if you could leave a comment below, and I'd love for the lurkers to leave one too! The more the merrier and I'll be sure to come over and thank you for your comment!


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, five books eh. Okay, here goes:

Death With Interruptions - Saramago
Good to a Fault - Endicott
Man Descending - Vanderhaeghe
The Brief History of the Dead - Brockmeier

Oh! And, last be definitely not least:

World Without Us - Weisman


P'cess said...

I promise to do this this week... I have some ones I think you might be interested in... beware, they're certainly not fiction tho!

Annika said...

Five of my favorite books:

We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma
Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
Anything for Billy by Larry McMurtry

julia said...

ooooh world without us is good.

survival of the sickest (mutations are fun)
what is the what by dave eggers (bawl fest)
the brief but wondrous life of oscar wao by junot diaz
the twits by roald dahl
the pistachio prescription by paula danzinger