31 December, 2006

101 in 1001

I got this idea while surfing around for new knitting patterns. I'm a huge fan of lists and have a tendency to make them for stupid reasons, just so I have something to check off at the end of the day. I joined 43 Things and got quickly over whelmed by the sheer number of things I want to do with my life, so I'm hoping this little endeavour will go more smoothly.

I discovered the concept and borrowed categories from Annemarie at Chartreuse Knits. The breakdown of how it works is at Triplux. I'm also snagging Annemarie's idea of putting in some things she has in progress or already plans to do, because choosing 101 brand new things to do in the next 2 1/2-ish years is quite daunting. ::deep breath:: Here we go!

Dec. 2007 Edit: Some of the things on this list are ongoing Self-Betterment Projects, so I can't cross them out until I feel like they've become habits. Some of them need to be re-adjusted to fit in with how my life has changed in the last year. All that aside, I've managed to do several things on this list without referring to it the way I should. As of Dec. 20, 2007, I've completed 12 of my goals, some of which are pretty small and some of which are big, but I'm going to have to do better to finish in a year and a half!

101 Things in 1001 Days

1. Refer back to my 101 things regularly and check them off as they are completed
2. Make a new 101 in 1001 list by September 28, 2009

Learning and Scholarship

3. Maintain a 3.0+ higher GPA beginning with the Spring 2008 semester
4. Finish all lower division classes
5. Study a minimum of 2 hours twice per week during term
6. Finish transcribing 3 terms of mysteriously messy Art History notes (0/3)
7. Attend all classes in the spring 2008 semester (skipping for health/family is ok, skipping for TV is not)
8. Complete notes from Stokstad and Gardener's Art History
9. Complete notes from Hartt's Renaissance text
10. Buy all books one term Spring 08 term
11. Stop being afraid of drawing
12. Learn to ballroom dance
13. Graduate.

14. Maintain a healthy weight
15. Take a multi-vitamin and vitamin C daily through one bottle of each
17. Design and find someone to start new tattoo
18. Donate blood 8 times (0/8)
19. Spend a day at a spa
20. Make a list of 100+ things that make me happy.
21. Find a new form of exercise that I enjoy and engage in it 2x/week for 6 months (see #13, may extend beyond end of 1001 days)
22. Walk for 30 minutes 50 times (0/50)

23. Organize books (Delicious Library or LibraryThings.com)
24. Clean out storage unit
25. Catalogue knitting and embroidery stash. Knitting stash completed via Ravelry in 2007(1/2)

26. Take a class from a Williams/Sonoma store
27. Cook at home 4 days or more per week (warming leftovers count as "cooking") July-Dec 07
28. Learn to make Ammi's Kima by heart (0/2)
29. Create a Friends and Family cookbook with favorite recipes
30. Eat breakfast 4 days or more per week (healthy preferred but just breakfast is a good start) for one semester (1/16 weeks)
31. Try 5 types/nationalities of food I have never tried before (1/5) Types: Jewish

32. Write 5 letters to friends in 2008 (0/5)
33. Obtain mailing addresses/birthdays for 15 friends (0/15)
35. Write a card to both grandmothers every month for 6 months. Include pictures when possible! (0/6)
36. Throw a dinner party
37. Send Christmas cards
38. Send Thank You cards for Christmas/Birthday gifts
39. Get geneology from mom

40. Save $1000 in savings account
41. Go one week without spending any money Jan 07
42. Pay off one Alaska student loan
43. Finish paying off MBNA loan
44. Buy a car Nissan Sentra, Jan '08

45. Knit a lace shawl Dec 07, Victorian Lace Shawl
46. Knit 5 pairs of socks (5/5)
47. Make a quilt or afghan
48. Knit something for each grandmother VLS for Grandmother A, Seeded Rib for Grandmother M(2/2)
49. Make a box of 10 gifts for spontaneous gift-giving
50. Knit for a shelter or charity Knitters for Obama Veteran Knitting
51. Finish one embroidery project
52. Knit a sweater for myself
53. Complete the 12-Mile Quest
54. Work exclusively from stash for 1 year (may only purchase items needed to complete a project, may extend beyond end date for 101 in 1001)
55. Join TKGA Dec. 08

56. Buy flowers just to brighten up the room
57. Buy all new underwear
58. Buy missing seasons of Gilmore Girls (0/5)
59. Buy Warcraft III and expansion
60. Buy a printer
61. Buy chart/kit for Chatelaine Heirloom Chart

62. Play one video game start-to-finish without hints or cheats
63. Play one computer game start-to-finish without hints or cheats (WCIII?)
64. Attend a Renaissance Faire (dressed up!)
65. Go to a museum 24 times (2/24)
66. Go to a midnight opening for 7th Harry Potter book July 21, 2007
67. Watch all of AFI's 100 Greatest Movies (37/100)
68. Watch all of AFI's Greatest Musicals (17/25)
69. Watch HBO's Rome season 1
70. Catch up on all seasons of a TBD TV show
71. Go to an opera
72. Finish The Canon (0/37) (May read plays instead, but must make serious effort to see them first)
73. See Les Miserabl├ęs live
74. See Rent live
75. Marathon all 6 Star Wars movies and mock the newest 3 mercilessly
76. Participate in 26 Things at least once
77. Try out Buffy the Vampire Slayer
78. Watch 100 movies from my Netflix queue 1/100

79. Get a passport
80. Go to Italy
81. Visit Laurie in San Diego
82. Visit Malia and Shannon in Portland
83. Go on a road trip with Sioux
84. Go on a cruise or to a retreat
85. Leave the country (Italy doesn't count) Mexico Nov. 07
86. Visit the Japanese Tea Garden in SF
87. Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Miscellaneous (and things I didn't categorize because I didn't want to re-number everything!)
88. Pay for the person behind me at the toll booth Regularly in 2007
89. Get a spinning wheel
90. Read 50 books to be determined (8/50) Begin keeping track again in Jan. 08
91. Find 3 new-to-me authors and read everything they've written (0/3) Working on Stephenson/Pratchett
92. Finish L&V's Finishalongapalooza - (10/10)
93. Vote in 2008 election
94. File taxes and FAFSA before March 15 every year(1/3)
95. Play paintball
96. Buy a digital SLR camera
97. Leave someone a 100% tip (on a bill of $15 or more)
98. Go to the dentist
99. Get health insurance
100. Learn to spin sock yarn
101. (TBA)

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