40% Complete, 841 Days to go.

Woohoo!  Yesterday I completed items #43 and #82 on my Day Zero Project list.  *****Be warned, I talk about a book which I read for my day zero project list, and I give away a MAJOR spoiler.  Don’t read past the tea glass if you don’t want to hear the spoilers!*****

This goal was pretty hard because it required me to do something every day.  I kept getting to around twelve or fourteen days and losing my streak and having to start all over again.  One problem was that when it started getting hot here, I wouldn’t want a hot cup of tea.  I remedied this by making iced tea (with tea bags, not a drink mix..).  It really helped and I’m glad I was able to get this goal done. 

The main purpose of the goal was to get me away from powdered drink mixes.  I never really liked the taste of water (or drink anything really), but this goal made it easier for me to get more fluid in.  The main thing I am trying to avoid is unnecessary chemicals.  By the end of the goal I was craving plain water.  I’m at the point now where I want to be, either drinking plain water or tea of some kind.  (Hot or cold), and not some powdered crap.

I asked Master if he would get me a book out of his vast collection that he didn’t think I would like.  Generally, we read completely different genres.  I tend to like fantasy, and he tends to like science fiction.  The first 150 pages or so of this book annoyed the hell out of me.  It was up its own ass in preachiness, and I was seriously wondering how I was going to get through this book.  After that though I started to really enjoy the book.  I found it to be fun and enjoyable!  I enjoyed the author’s writing style, and picked up quite a few quotes from the book which I really like.  One thing that disappointed me though is that Lazarus Long (main character) lives for over 3,000 years, and it just so happens that the book Master gave me was the one he died in. 

Master has a knack for giving me tragic books.  He gave me the Wayfarer Redemption series, which I loved.  I felt really connected with Faraday though and the ending of the book really crushed me the way things went down.  In case you haven’t touched the Wayfarer Redemption, I won’t give it away because it was a great read, but still.  Tragic.  I can handle books with sad endings, tragedy is a bit different, and I’m not a big fan of it.  Still.  I’m glad I made it through a book I didn’t think I’d like.  I’m working on another few books now but when I run out of books again I think I may seek out more Lazarus Long books.

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