Thursday, July 3, 2008

The tote board

Halfway through the year. Noel is about to take stock of the first half of his Popless project. I'm trying to pull the cord to start the fall semester lawnmower (it's kinda sticky). Time to make a list of what I've accomplished in 2008. Will it make me feel like I've been busy, and therefore I should rest on my laurels? Or will it make me feel like I've been lazy, and there's no way to salvage the year so I might as well not even try? (Either way, I can take it easy for the next six months!)
  • read 20 books
  • saw 22 movies
  • wrote 15 book reviews
  • wrote 18 television reviews
  • had 4 academic publications
  • wrote 4 encyclopedia entries
  • completed 10 knitted items (3 pairs of gloves, 2 pairs of socks, 2 hats, 1 sweater, 2 miscellaneous)
And carried on as best I could with the everyday business of teaching, administrating, parenting, etc. Not too shabby -- there's no Sistine Chapel on the list, but it's also clear I haven't been slacking off. How's your year shaping up?


Eric Grubbs said...

For me:

-finally put the wraps on my first book.
-celebrated a full year of full-time employment at a job I still enjoy.
-watched an average of two movies a week.
-read three books (I'm a slow reader).

abc said...

-finished first draft of ya novel.
-sold photography in art fair.
-moved to a new state.
-can't remember how many books. But at least 10-15.

ah, i can't compete with encyclopedia entries.