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...from which I have emerged just enough today to remember I'm supposed to do this, the third month of my first quarter update o mission101
but first, a quick quote
I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live -Francoise Sagan, playwright and novelist (1935-2004)

Ever onward to December wherein I completed 9 tasks for a Grand Total of 33/ 101

I changed #4 from The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner to The Serpent and the Grail by A.A. Attanasio because after 60 pages of The S and the F, I had only the vaguest idea what the man was writing about. Modernist literature can be...weird, really. Some I like and, apparently, some I don't
I found The S and the G on my drawer of the 'unreads' and now it is. It is a retelling of the Arthur Legend but set in a modern inflationary, multi-universe of living gods. Because of the rising belief in what is called 'the nameless god', the ancient gods, including the magical fairy people, are fighting for their continued existence. Arthur, along with his mother, is annoyingly Christian, while Merlin is awesomely magical as is Thor and Odin, the fairy folk and the dragon and it's not hard to guess whose side I was on.

MOVIES!!! I found me one of those 100 BEST EVER Movies, divided it into fourths and with this list, started watching the first fourth with four movies = one task because, seriously, how hard is it to watch a movie?? and so:
20_The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), dir. John Ford_Completed November_2012
City Lights (1931), dir. Charles Chaplin _Completed December_2012
Sunset Boulevard (1950), dir. Billy Wilder_Completed October_2012
Raging Bull (1980), dir. Martin Scorsese_Completed December_2012

21_2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), dir. Stanley Kubrick_Compledet November_2012
The Graduate (1967), dir. Mike Nichols_Completed December_2012
The Philadelphia Story (1940), dir. George Cukor_Completed November_2012
To Have and Have Not (1944), dir. Howard Hawks Completed November_2012
I'd seen all of these before but not many of them in years so...way fun!!!

28_Game of Thrones_through Season 2 which I watched with David and Lauren, a little weird given the overt sexual content but not overly so) and now, we eagerly await S3 which premiers at the bitter end of March and even if I did  very nearly walk away at the end of S1. My heart still cries NO!!! NO!!! Meanies.

Organizing Stuff:
86_Middle drawer
87_Bottom drawer
These are both file drawers, that had been full to overflowing with memorabilia from concerts and plays, circuses and trips, just all manner of events over the past many years, but which are now much less full and much more useful, the memorabilia having been weeded through with some discarded but with most filed elsewhere and in a more organized way.
88_Reorganize hamper of mom & dad’s personal things
I kept, first when my mom died and then when my dad did, a lot of their little stuff, glasses, wallets, keys, all the sort of minutiae of their daily lives, which I threw into a big picnic basket and which I have now gone through, keeping what really matters and discarding the rest. Time helps putting things in perspective, I find.
91_Reorganize LJ scrapbook. I had such fun doing this and I didn't think I would.
I started out with this, which had 90% of my graphics in UNSORTED: (I had gone through once long ago and made files but had never bothered filing the graphics & photographs into them)

lj graphics_before
and now I have this with no unsorted since now you can so easily sort them right when you upload!!!
lj graphics_after
Much prettier!!! And much more useful, which is just what organization should be all about, right?

And done


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 31st, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
They killed off Sean Bean. That was the. meanest. thing. ever. *nods*
Jan. 31st, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
I wasn't prepared. He was the reason I wanted to watch the series in the first place. I adore him. I threw up my hands and told my little family 'well, that's that', but they persuaded me to at least finish the first season so, I did, which allowed me just enough time to start getting into that other guy, the one the evil black thing killed in the second season. Whatthehell? Still, I'm too involved to let it go now.
Jan. 31st, 2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
The little guy is my hero :)
Feb. 4th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
He's growing on me, Lauren's always liked him and the young girl too, he's intelligent and actually really cares for his whore, you gotta respect that. And seriously growing up with the twins must have been a nightmare. March 31 can't get here soon enough.
Jan. 31st, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
I hope you're feeling better today!
Feb. 4th, 2013 01:02 am (UTC)
Actually, when you posted this comment, I wasn't, but I was by Friday and today, it's all good. Thanks for caring!
Feb. 1st, 2013 05:54 am (UTC)
because after 60 pages of The S and the F, I had only the vaguest idea what the man was writing about. Modernist literature can be...weird, really. Some I like and, apparently, some I don't

I got a little further and stalled. I later read a synopsis of what Faulkner was doing. Do you want me to tell you? I don't want to spoil you if you are planning to go back and read it one day. Now, knowing what i know, I will read it differently because I am determined to finish.

I have only seen 2001 Space Odyssey from all the movies. I'd like to see To Have and Have Not and The Philadelphia Story.
Feb. 4th, 2013 12:42 am (UTC)
I thought about researching it, but it seems like if that's necessary, then either I'm doing something wrong or he is. I heard he wrote several stories in this universe and though maybe I just came in at the middle of it. Sure, feel free to tell me what you've learned, would be interesting.
Feb. 8th, 2013 05:11 am (UTC)
The only thing I know is that the story takes place on one day. The same day as told by the different kids in the family and maybe one of the servants? Anyway, it's the day that the older son, the one at the Ivy League school commits suicide. When I left off, I was in the middle of his story. He was on an outing with friends and got drunk and lost.
Feb. 12th, 2013 05:37 am (UTC)
Ok, I so did not get any of that. What you've said makes it seem more interesting. Maybe I'll try it again...one day :D

Thank you!
Mar. 5th, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)
I don't think that even if you knew that it's about the one day from the different POVs, you would actually ever get that from the writing. Maybe so. I will finish it one day.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 10:56 am (UTC)
Hope the migraine is gone. *hugs*

I;m with Connor...

They killed off Sean Bean. That was the. meanest. thing. ever. *nods*
Feb. 3rd, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
It took a couple of days, but by Friday I was doing okay, migraine gone :)) I agree with both you and Connor, I very nearly stopped watching, Sean was the reason I wanted to in the first place, and would have if Lauren and David hadn't convinced me otherwise.
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