Our Lady of Perpetual Sleepiness

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sigh. It's been a while.

I've decided to do the 101 things in 1001 days, starting... February 1, 2010. So that gives me until... October 29, 2012, right before my 28th birthday.

I've checked off the things I have done this week - made a blog entry (this one!) and donated blood last Monday. Some are already filled in, such as some books I have read, or movies that I have seen. My goal is to complete at least 90% of the items on this list, since some of them are a stretch (such as the language learning). But i believe that most are attainable.

  1. Apply for my passport
  2. Go thrifting/antiquing for a day on the 127-mile Yard Sale
  3. Spend a day drinking beer in a tube on a river
  4. Leave the US for a week or more
  5. Visit the Napa Valley
  6. Go on a cruise
  7. See all of the MLB ballparks in DC, NY, MA, and PA
  8. Do the Texas Barbeque Trail
  9. Attend the taping of a television show
  10. Go to a Star Trek convention
  11. Write down the recipes I like on cards
  12. Learn 10 signature recipes (0/10)
  13. Make 5 cocktails from memory (0/5)
  14. Improve knife skills
  15. Buy a set of kitchen knives
  16. Grill a steak
  17. Make mozzarella cheese
  18. Bake one loaf of bread a month (0/33)
  19. Cure a salmon for lox
  20. Grow tomatoes, peppers, and herbs on my patio
  21. Plant a fruit tree
  22. Pick fruit at a farm
  23. Can jam
  24. Have people over for brunch
  25. Throw a cocktail party
  26. Eat at a four star restaurant
  27. Make a picnic dinner in the summer
  28. Read a book a month (0/33)
  29. Read Infinite Jest
  30. Read 5 plays (0/5)
  31. Read 5 books of poetry (0/5)
  32. Read all of Jane Austen’s books (1/6)
  33. Read the first Harry Potter in Spanish
  34. Do a whole week of NYT crosswords with no help (0/7)
  35. Memorize 3 poems (0/3)
  36. Learn about life and health insurance
  37. Really learn how to use Photoshop
  38. Really learn how to use Illustrator for cartography
  39. Improve typing speed to 65 wpm (currently 50 wpm)
  40. Learn how to drive stick
  41. Improve SQL skills
  42. Become conversant in Spanish
  43. Learn basic German phrases
  44. Keep an idea sourcebook
  45. Knit a sweater
  46. Sew a dress based on a vintage pattern
  47. Make a Halloween costume
  48. Embroider a set of handkerchiefs
  49. Screen print an image onto a t-shirt
  50. Make a stained glass window
  51. Throw a clay pot on a wheel
  52. Make 3 prints (0/3)
  53. Make paper
  54. Practice calligraphy
  55. Refinish a piece of furniture
  56. Do an art collaboration with Jamie
  57. Take a social dance class
  58. Learn a card trick from my dad
  59. Learn how to make a cool pillow from my Mom
  60. Write a journal entry once a week (0/143)
  61. Draft a children’s book
  62. Learn how to do 5 origami projects (0/5)
  63. See 15 musicians/bands live (0/15)
  64. Spend a day at an art museum
  65. See all of the movies nominated for Best Picture (5/30)
  66. See all of the documentaries nominated for Best Doc (1/15)
  67. Watch all of Errol Morris’ docs (1/9)
  68. Go to a drive-in movie
  69. Decorate a Christmas tree
  70. Make Valentines for people that I am grateful to have in my life
  71. Sing a song at a karaoke bar
  72. Buy a gaming system
  73. Beat a video game
  74. Start a Roth IRA
  75. Build my emergency fund of expenses to 3 months worth of expenses
  76. Start a savings account for a “big” purchase
  77. Create a 1 year plan, a 5 year plan, and a 10 year plan
  78. Learn how to manage an investment portfolio
  79. Donate blood every 3 months (1/11)
  80. Volunteer at the food bank (0/10)
  81. Hit a bucket of balls at a driving range
  82. Go climbing at a rock gym
  83. Learn the butterfly stroke
  84. Go canoeing/kayaking 2 times (0/2)
  85. Go hiking 6 times (0/6)
  86. Go camping 2 times (0/2)
  87. Wear hair in a beehive for a day
  88. Learn how to apply black eyeliner
  89. Buy a pair of kickass boots
  90. Catalog music in iTunes
  91. Put high school pictures in an album
  92. Graduate with my Master’s degree
  93. Find a job that uses my degree
  94. Fine tune my resume
  95. Learn how to write a great cover letter
  96. Publish an article out of my Master’s thesis
  97. Finish the article from my undergrad thesis
  98. Retake the GRE
  99. Apply to library school
  100. Make a professional portfolio of maps and other graphic designs
  101. Attend 10 Toastmaster’s meetings (0/10)