13 August 2010

Making Progress and done with 57!

57. Go to a White Sox game.
Yay!  It was a lot of fun...although pro baseball games are sooo slow and the Sox lost.  Boo.  There was an amazing fireworks show afterwards and it was fun getting to see parts of Chicago I had never seen before.  Also got to have delicious pizza at Connie's Pizza. Yum!

Making Progress
6. Watch all Oscar winning Best Pictures since 1990. (8/23)
     Both of us have already watched: No Country for Old Men (07), Crash (05), Titanic (97), Forest Gump (94), The Silence of the Lambs (91)
    Watched in the past week: Slumdog Millionare (08), American Beauty (99), The English Patient (96)

The movies that only one of us has watched, we will watch again.  We had both watched American Beauty before, but I did not really remember it, so we viewed again.  I have determined that I was definetly too young to watch that movie when I first did...and still think I am too young :/  Because we have seen a decent amount of the Best Pictures, I decided to throw ina few classics that I have never seen.  This week was...Gone With the Wind...longest movie ever.

15. Paint the laundry room.
I accomplished this, but have a few finishing touches before I post pictures.

20. Read 30 books each. (Ben: 1/30, Leitia: 3/30)
Added: Beyond Charity by John Perkins
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
For Ben: The Five Love Languages
I have been wanting to move onto to novels for a while since all I read is social justice Christian stuff.  Made a visit to Oprah's book club...picked Every Last One and it was just what I was looking for.  I am now on my second book by the same author. Woot!

35. Design business cards for at least 5 people (Ben). (1/5)
Ben and a friend from work are starting a small graphic/web design business.  So he has designed his own business card that looks fabulous!  More info to come once their website is up and running!

On another note...this photo of mine won first place in its category at the Mooreland Fair.