2014: Three months in!

I’ve been doing terribly on my goals this year, guys. I could blame being really sick for literally all of 2014 so far, but maybe I just don’t want it enough. Here’s how I’m doing on my goals, a quarter of the way through the year.

1. Read All of Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: 30%

I’m actually ahead on this one! You probably know I’ve already gotten through A, B, C, and D. I have about 900 more pages (of tiny type) to go!

Bring it

Bring it

So far this task isn’t proving as difficult as I thought. I hadn’t anticipated how much of the text is taken up with entries like “Black Death: See Black.”

2. Make a pie once a month: 8%

I had so many pie plans for this year! I was going to try new and interesting fillings and exciting experiments in savory pies. I was going to fail at making hand pies! Alas. The only new pie I’ve made this year was for Pi Day.

They turned out awesome

They turned out awesome

Hopefully I’ll be able to put something else towards this goal before December.

3. Make a new cocktail once a month: 0%


4. Get everything currently on my “To-Read” list off it: 29%

I guess it makes sense that, over the last few months, the only goals I’ve really succeeded at are the ones that involve lying motionless on the floor. I’ve read or otherwise eliminated 28 books so far, with 68 more to go. My favorite one so far has probably been:

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

But more about that later!

5. Make dwarf helms: 60%

Okay, these suckers are still giving me some trouble. I have the hat parts of both done, and the hair of mine (minus the mustache) attached except for styling and some fitting adjustments. So they look nearly complete, but I have a feeling the parts I have left will be the most finicky and annoying. Still, I have a lot of time before December!

6. Update my blog at least once a week: 25%

BAM accomplished for yet another week.

Total: 25%

Wow, I guess my over-achievement in some areas balanced out my total failure in others. Just like life.

See you in June!

Previously: 2014 Goals

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