Tuesday, December 4, 2007

101 in 1001

Okay, I can no longer resist. I am following in Jenn's footsteps and attempting to do the 101 in 1001.

The Mission:Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria:Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).
Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Jenn says she actually pondered over hers. Mine, I did today, and without much thought involved. I'm not sure yet if this is good or bad. Some of these are pretty far-fetched, and some are absolute freebies, but all are things I'm interested in. So, here goes!

1. Buy a Wii
2. Buy a dining room set
3. Buy lamps for the living room
4. Buy the movie Love Actually
5. Buy a really cheap and "fauxbulous" silver ring to match my silver jewelry instead of wearing my gold wedding ring
6. Buy one lottery ticket
7. Buy some sort of exercise machine
8. Buy a pair of close-toed shoes for work

9. Go to at least 2 concerts
10. Go to any hockey game, even if it has to be the Fire Ants (or whoever Fayetteville is)
11. Go the the First Friday event in Southern Pines
12. Go to See You At The Pole with my youth group members
13. Visit Boone again
14. Go to another Monster Truck rally
15. Go back to Las Vegas
16. Find a drive-in movie theater and go to it.
17. Go to the Georgia Aquarium
18. Go back to Pennsylvania
19. Go to a SunEvent at Sunrise Theater
20. Go to a comedy club, or see a stand-up comedian live
21. Find something to do here that I miss from Boone and always forget we have (poetry reading, lectures, play, art show, live entertainment while eating (like dad does), karaoke)
22. Visit another country (not in North America)

Movies or books:
23. Read the Dark Tower series
24. finish my crossword book, word search book, and Sudoko book that I’ve had for YEARS now
25. watch all 10 seasons of Friends
26. Finish reading my Bible for the 2nd time
27. read 3 banned books
28. Watch the Lord of the Rings series and actually give it a chance
29. Watch 5 movies of Ebert's Must See list.
30. Finish all the books that are in two paper bags in our closet.
31. Host a movie marathon.
32. watch 100 movies on my Must See list (I have 285 movies on there now)

33. Cook a ham
34. Eat out at the Melting Pot
35. Make yeast rolls that are fluffy and edible
36. Organize my pots and pans in the kitchen
37. Finally make crème brulee
38. cook 50 new recipes (0/50)
39. make homemade spaghetti sauce
40. find one cheesecake recipe I love; get rid of ALL OTHERS!!

41. Make back-ups of all my pictures that are online
42. Finish our photo collage
43. Make more jewelry
44. sell one of my “Todd” pictures
45. make a pocketbook
46. sell at least one crafty thing I make

47. Mail a secret to PostSecret
48. Donate plasma
49. Get in the habit of working out
50. Start talking about children
51. Be responsible for one person getting saved
52. See Rachel
53. Spend a weekend with Nenah and Papa
54. Spend a Saturday at a local vineyard, walking and tasting
55. Get rid of all songs on my iPod that I don’t use or even realize they are on there until my youth group members are looking through and going, “What is THAT!?”
56. Make a final decision on if I will ever get a tattoo or not. (It will be itsy bitsy tiny)
57. Say no to something I would normally say yes to but feel burdened.
58. Find a part time job
59. Get a passport
60. Win a contest (I realize this is totally luck, but surely…)
61. Beat Guitar Hero (on easy, medium, and hard!)
62. Beat Dance Dance
63. DON’T be last place in the March Madness pool.
64. get my bike back into riding condition
65. bike somewhere I would normally walk to
66. Do something with friends or family at least twice a month (preferably game nights!)
67. Get waxed with Jenn, for no reason whatsoever
68. get up to level 42 on FreeRice
69. become CPR certified
70. quit hitting the snooze button
71. really understand the 2008 election and vote
72. get a library card
73. Take my old cell phones to be donated
74. Make a final decision on if I want to get my Masters or not.
75. Invite one family from our neighborhood to church
76. Improve my golf game
77. Quit complaining.
78. Memorize 20 different scriptures
79. Learn enough hymns on the piano that I could play at church
80. Dye hair – MYSELF – do not pay anyone to do it!
81. Savings account up to X amount
82. Have my eyes examined
83. Do something with Habitat for Humanity
84. Walk the dogs at Moore Humane Society
85. Go through all my stuff at mom and dad’s
86. play bocce ball in our back yard
87. try to say “yes” instead of “yeah”
88. sing with Stephen at church
89. get some sort of indoor pet
90. go one full day without looking in the mirror
91. cancel my Verizon account
92. sell all yard sale stuff
93. figure out how to look 25 instead of 16
94. finish all the herbal tea I have – don’t buy ANYMORE except Echinacea and throat coat
95. Bring my violin and clarinet to my house
96. don’t raise my voice
97. beat my time riding the mechanical bull (9 seconds)
98. learn sign language again
99. watch a meteor shower
100. complete at least 70 things on this list
101. Donate a dollar to charity for each unfinished task at the end of the 1001 days.

I might read through this list later and kick myself, but we'll see!! My list should be completed on August 31, 2010.


jennifer said...

I LOVE it and see lots of things I want to join you on! Let's talk about Krisztina on Friday.

Kaitlin said...

There is a great drive-in in Albemarle. It's called Badin Road Drive-in; you should be able to find it online. I love drive-ins.

Syd said...

Good luck! This inspires to begin my own such list, but, alas, I won't...

Amanda said...

Thanks for the good wishes and the drive-in info. Maybe I can hit that drive-in soon, cause it's pretty close. Good to know!