Monday, November 1, 2010

Here comes the funcooker!

I'm posting today because I haven't quite decided NOT to do NaBloPoMo. I'm definitely doing NaNoWriMo, if only because I told both Ashley and Joe I would do it BUT ALSO because I got an email from my past self (via FutureMe) that simply said:

Subject: NaNoWriMo


So I'm doing it. You can't back out on something your past self told you to do, you just can't.

In any case, last year it really helped me to post on my blog every day, even if I was just posting my word count because A) it kept me honest and B) you all could yell at me if I didn't write my daily word count. BUT. This year is a bit different because Joe and I also have a bet going, which is going to take up a lot of my non-NaNo-writing time until November 18th. Here is how the bet happened:

Me: I kind of want to read Deathly Hallows again before the movie comes out.
Joe: Do you have time?
Me: Oh, totally. I could read it twice before the movie comes out.
Joe: Why would you do that?
Joe: O...K?
Me: What, I could do it.
Joe: Wanna bet?
Me: YES.
Joe: Um. OK.
Me: I don't really want to read Deathly Hallows three times in a row, though.*
Joe: Hmm. OK. Let me think.
Me: Sure...
Joe: OK, I bet that you can't read all seven books before the movie comes out.
Me: That's it?
Joe: ...

So that's the bet, whether or not I can read all seven books before midnight on November 18th. The loser (Joe) will have to make dinner for the winner (me) for a full week. The winner (me) gets to pick what the loser (Joe) makes. Any menu suggestions? Joe might need time to prepare.

*not because I don't love it, but because my eyes might dry up and fall out from all the crying


kat said...

homemade gnocchi. it's super easy, and super delicious!

Ashley said...

You could totally do it in less than a week. Or, at least, if you didn't have to work and write a novel.

Abigail said...

I'm doing this too, just to prove Joe wrong. Also, sad that you won't be blogging but happy that you'll still be writing! Writing always!

Also, I love your constant use of FutureMe.

Jennie said...

kat, YUM...I'm really hungry, where is my lunch?

Ashley, yeah, work really gets in the way of everything ALL THE TIME.

Abigail, I'll probably be blogging more than I usually do, if only to procrastinate so I don't have to write for NaNo. I'm sick.

Joe G. said...

Heh. So cocky.

me said...

not only do we want to read all 7, but we also want to re-watch all of the movies in preparation!

Never That Easy said...

Definitely do-able! (Although I am one of those people who does not like to re-read when the movie is coming out... Like I'm going to be surprised? I know what happens. I don't know why.)
I think I'm going to have to start using Future Me, if only to shame present me into getting stuff done.

mysterygirl! said...

Oh, this is great. You've got this one in the bag.

Maybe you could get some suggestions from In Kat's Kitchen... she makes lovely things.

Heather Anne Hogan said...

Joe, I have a recipe for Humble Pie. You can cook that for dessert the first night.

april said...

Whatever he cooks, it should be served with butterbeer.

You can call me, 'Sir' said...

A little late to the party, but I vote lobster. Oh, yeah. That'll teach him.