Thursday, June 4, 2009

Big Ideas, Big Books

Early in the year, I mentioned my big, fun, scary adventures for 2009, but now I think it's time for an update.  They're all pretty big goals, and I haven't completed any of them. Yet.

Ahem.

The first one on my list is READ THE ENCYCLOPEDIA. Most people ask me, "What? Are you crazy?"

Yup. 

It was really fun for the first few months. I took notes on interesting subjects that started with "A," and I Amazed my family with my Astoundingly Accurate knowledge of Articles from Aardvarks to Alfalfa.  Unfortunately, then I hit Algebra. Ouch.


But I'm still working on it, and though I don't think I'll finish reading the entire set of volumes in four years, I'm optimistic that I can do it in at least twenty.  Maybe twenty-five years. Fifty, max.

Meanwhile, maybe you can help me solve for a.

5 comments:

Hepzibah said...

HA HA HA HA! That's a funny one! You really are going to read the encyclopedia?!

DTH Rocket said...

You have a very engaging writing style! And I think it's very... adventurous... to read the encyclopedia :D

Mom said...

Interesting picture!

Elizabeth J. said...

Are you really going to read the entire encyclopedia? I'm sure it's possible but I wasn't sure if you're serious. By the way, I arrived here from a link on Elizabeth Kauffmans profile. If you want, feel free to stop by my blogspot.

Evergreena said...

Elizabeth- yeah, I'm really reading the encyclopedia. It's a lot harder than I thought it would be, but fun. I plan to go all the way through Z, but it'll be a while before I get that far. :)