Thursday, December 31, 2009

TBWCYL Day 364 - Bye Bye Bookie

Yesterday was hard. I have held off doing this particular task until the end of this silly experiment but last night was time.

Back around Day 260 I was supposed to leave The Book in a public place and see if it came back to me. I guess in theory someone would find it, find my name and number in the front of the book and then call me. But, I waited on this because if it didn't come back quickly, or at all, then I would be without it to complete it and I wanted to finish the thing.

So, last night I bit the bullet and got rid of The Book. No, you didn't read that wrong, I no longer have The Book in my possession. Here is what I did.

First, I went to the day I was supposed to do this task, I think it was 262, and wrote a letter into the page.(see below)



Then, I wrote an additional letter in the front page of the book. So, when someone opened it, this is the first thing they would see. It stated that the book they hold was a year of my life and I would like it back. It contained my name and number in large print.

Diana and I then took it to the same Half Price Books that it was purchased from on January 1, 2009 and put it back on the shelf next to an unused copy. She snuck it in inside her purse and, like spies, we slyly placed it. My opy is the one on the right. I thought it very 'Circle of Life' to put it back where I got it.


Someone may buy it without realizing or they may just see a fully completed copy and buy it just to see how things went. I don't know. An employee may open it since it doesn't have a price and call me to come get it.

I feel a weight off of me. I finish the entire experiment on December 31st with my last task and it has been crazy. I will be disappointed if no one calls me about my copy. Maybe I will get it back one day and maybe I won't but either way I will have finished this thing and you guys have come along with me so thank you.

That is all,

Newt

5 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

I can't believe the end is here!! And I also can't believe The Book is really gone - I hope it finds its way back to you. What a crazy, crazy year. I applaud you for your perseverance and willingness to do The Book's bidding. It's really been fun...mostly...not that day of smoking in Prague, though...or the disgusting things you've had to eat and/or drink...or...well, you know the story.

Soda and Candy said...

I hope you get it back!!! That would be cool.

I think putting it back on the shelf is awesome, like something you would do in a movie.

*puts book back on shelf*

*credits roll over footage of the book on the shelf*

mysterg said...

This was a wonderful blog that I have been following since I discovered it earlier on this year, with a wonderful ending to the thoroughly entertaining journey you have shared with us...I only hope there is a sequel in the works!

Congratulations on the blog and on your achievement. You must be dead chuffed.

Trinity said...

Thanks for all the love. I can't believe this thing is almost over. Alas poor book.

Girl Interrupted said...

Have you heard anything since?

And do you miss it?

I hope you get it back one day :) the experience will be fully completed then.