Oh, the pom poms must be somewhere in the attic of my mum's place of she didn't throw them away. I bought them as a souvenir when I lived in the US as an exchange student because I considered them an exotic icon of American culture (and I also bought a football for the same reason - never really used either of the two souvenirs). They are sort of golden because black and gold were the colors of my highschool.
Anyway, it's past midnight, day 27 has just started and the wordcount is now 29099. That is still not enough, but if I write 5226 on each of the remaining four days (which I managed to do on Sunday) everything should work out fine. Now let's just hope that work doesn't get in the way on the last few meters before the finish line!
Unfortunately, slacking off and then catching up last minute under extreme pressure is very much my style