stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a camera lens (101photography)
What's this about?

[livejournal.com profile] adayinmylife is a photography challenge in which 'people capture a whole day of their life in pictures'.

Here are the rules:

What is a Day in my Life?
Easy...70 images (INCLUDING THE TEASER) or less that tell your story from the time you wake up (or within 15 minutes because we like bed head) and about one picture per hour or so until you go to bed (or within a short time before). Not 2-3 hours. Time checks are not required, but it helps to have them so people get a sense of the time of day.

A day starts when you get up in the morning and ends when you go to bed at night. It does not start halfway through one night and to the next one. Wake-sleep. That's it. The only way around this is if you wake at dusk and sleep at dawn or live a similar lifestyle.



Why do I want to do this?

I think this will make an interesting companion to goal 8 (project 365) - a kind of detailed view of one of those 365 days, if you like.


How will I know I've done this?

I'll be able to point to a journal entry which contains one whole day's worth of pictures, including at least one from every hour that day that I was awake. This can be on the official community, on this journal, or on [personal profile] el_staplador, or any combination of these.


I'll post a link to the post on this post, even if I don't host it in this journal. - and here it is
stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a rose window (101church)
Wedding Lace

What's this about? Why do I want to do it?

My home is crawling with invitations, orders of service, scraps of fabric and goodness knows what else, and what that means is that, when I come across any of the aforementioned souvenirs, my reaction is not, 'Oh, Clarissa's wedding, what a lovely day that was,' but, 'Oh, no, I really need to sort this lot out'. If I'm going to have these things around at all, I want to enjoy them, not feel disproportionately guilty about them.


How will I know when it's done?

I will have an album that contains photographs of and souvenirs from the ?six weddings I've been to in the last five years, not counting my own. (Anything before that is, I fear, going to be impractical.) I will be able to throw away any further souvenirs I come across.


I'll record this in [illustrated] posts in this journal.
stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a stylised picture of a teapot (Default)
Birthday cards

Why do I want to do this?

I'm terrible at remembering people's birthdays. I've sent texts apologising for having missed someone's birthday two months before the actual date - and then forgotten it when it did come around. I'm hoping this will go some way towards organising me.


How will I know when I've done it?

I'll have a book full of names and dates. Even better: they'll match up with each other.


I'll record this in a post in this journal.
stapsdoes101things: detail of a hymnbook page showing hymn no. 101, tune 'St Bernard' (101music)
Ave Maria

What's this about? Why do I want to do it?

A while back it occurred to me that, if one searched the whole history of church/religious music, one could find probably 90% of the verses of the Bible. I'm curious to see how difficult that would be. I think that trying to find the whole Bible in song is probably a little overambitious for 1001 days, but I'm pretty sure that I can do 1001 verses. The only snag is... I don't yet have anywhere to put them.


How will I know when it's done?

I will have set up some form of repository, and on this I will have identified and/or linked to pieces of music that together set 1001 verses of the Bible. (Yes, the Apocrypha counts, though I doubt that it would seriously inconvenience me if it didn't.)


I'll record this on the yet-to-be-set-up repository, to which I'll link here.

1001 verses at the [personal profile] musicalbible:

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32 / 33 / 34 / 35 / 36 / 37 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 / 42 / 43 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 47 / 48 / 49 / 50 / 51 / 52 / 53 / 54 / 55 / 56 / 57 / 58 / 59 / 60 / 61 / 62 / 63 / 64 / 65 / 66 / 67 / 68 / 69 / 70 / 71 / 72 / 73 / 74 / 75 / 76 / 77 / 78 / 79 / 80 / 81 / 82 / 83 / 84 / 85 / 86 / 87 / 88 / 89 / 90 / 91 / 92 / 93 / 94 / 95 / 96 / 97 / 98 / 99 / 100 / 101 / 102 / 103 / 104 / 105 / 106 / 107 / 108 / 109 / 110 / 111 / 112 / 113 / 114 / 115
stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a stylised picture of a teapot (Default)
My Brother, With An Accordion

What's this about?

I used to think that my family was a bit odd. Later, I worked out that it was indeed a bit odd, but not really much more so than anybody else's. Anyway, it has some fantastic stories, and also occasionally communicates in a fasion not entirely comprehensible to the outside world. ('Snape', for example, is not a character in Harry Potter, but a baby's nappy.)


Why do I want to do this?

I hate the thought of stories being lost as people die or grow senile. An oral tradition is all very well, but I'm not convinced that there's enough of us with good enough memories to keep it going. Safer on paper.


How will I know when it's done?

I'll have twenty family stories, and fifty family words or phrases, written down. This will only scratch the surface of the stuff that's out there, but it'll be a start.


I'll record this on [personal profile] el_staplador.
stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a stylised picture of a teapot (Default)
Wedding Dress: Sketch, Pattern, Fabric

What's this about?

I got married last year. Other than sending out prints of group shots with Christmas cards, we haven't done much with the wedding photographs. This task involves getting some prints made and sticking them into an album. If some other things - order of service, fabric scraps, whatever - also get into this album, no harm done.


Why do I want to do this?

Because it's much more fun looking at pictures in a book than on my hard drive.


How will I know when it's done?

I'll have a book full of wedding photos and other mementoes, and these things will not fall out of the book every time I pick it up.


This will be recorded in a post here.
stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a rose window (101church)
Key of the Door

What's this about?

A Mystery Worshipper is a kind of church reviewer. From the Ship of Fools website:

Since ancient times (ok, 1998), Ship of Fools has been sending Mystery Worshippers to churches worldwide. Travelling incognito, they ask those questions which go to the heart of church life: How long was the sermon? How hard the pew? How cold was the coffee? How warm the welcome?

The only clue they have been there at all is the Mystery Worshipper calling card, dropped discreetly into the collection plate.



Why do I want to do this?

While I'm settled and happy at my current church, I enjoy visiting different churches and seeing what goes on there. I've always found the Mystery Worshipper reports to be a source of joyful snark, not to mention a useful guide to what one might expect at a particular place of worship, and a reminder that not all Christians work the same way. I'd like to join in with this.


How will I know when I've done this?

I will have applied to become a recognised Mystery Worshipper on the Ship of Fools website, and have been accepted. I'll have visited services at three different churches, and will have produced and submitted a report for each.


I'll record this on this journal, and add links to any of my MW reports that are published.


Accepted as a Mystery Worshipper - 13th December 2010

Evensong at Guildford Cathedral [Two] [Three]

August 2013

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