Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Double 101 Update

Now that Day Zero, the main site for the 101 things in 1001 days project has been overhauled and my site is now listed there (yay!) I thought I'd take a moment to update you on the progress of my lists!

If you are unfamiliar with 101 in 1001, the idea is to create a list of things you would like to do (101 of them), within 1001 days. It's kind of like a bucket list, but you have to also keep in mind what you can reasonably actually accomplish within that time frame (not quite 3 years), so while visiting the Galapagos might be on my big list of Adventures for my lifetime, chances are I'm not going to make it there within the next couple of years, so it doesn't go on the list. Instead, you find things that will brighten up your everyday life, smaller adventures. I tried to keep most of my list narrowed down to things that a) weren't super expensive, and b)were only a few hours away from home, making them easy to reach. You, of course, are welcome to set up your list however you want, these are just the rules I went by!

I actually have two lists! There is one that I started about a year before the newest one, but I thought of so many new things, and really needed the motivation of having another list, so I have two separate lists of 101, each with different end dates. It's a lot to keep up with, but fun!

First, here is my original list, which I now have less than a year left to complete, as it will be over 12/13/10! (YIKES!) (Completed items are BOLD, in progress are Green, and my comments in varying shades of blue, because I am too sleepy to consistantly click the same color today!)

1. Take photos every day for a year (Well, crap! Given that I am about 10 days short of a year to complete this list, this one isn't going to happen. Maybe I can aim for every day for 11 months? I could start New Year's Day and go until the end of the list, with promises to finish the month when it is over)

2. Go horseback riding It has been years. I can’t *believe* it has been years! I used to ride every day. Of course, that’s when I had my own horse, which made a difference. But still. Get thee to a stable! (I've looked at a few different places near Orlando, and have it narrowed down to two. One place actually has overnight cattle drive type experiences. This is one of the list items that is being seriously held back by lack of money, since the rides I am deciding between are both in the $70-$80 range.)

3. Do another Blogathon August 2010, I'm looking at you!

4. Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian (again)- Complete Oct 1, 2009! I should blog about it, it was much fun!

5. Ride a Segway- Nobody at Disney has been dumb enough to hand one over to me yet!
6. Take a yoga class
7. Kiss someone new *complete*
8. Buy a teapot
9. Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot’s Land pavilion
10. Eat crème brulee *complete* Thanks, Epcot!

11. Try 30 new things in 30 days
12. Visit Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach, so that I will have officially been to every WDW Resort (And Fort Wilderness! I forgot it!) *complete*
13. Try the school bread from Norway at Epcot that everyone raves about
14.Clean up my Favorites folder in IE. I have SO much stuff in there! Sort through, organize, clean out the sites that no longer exist or I no longer need, rediscover stuff I forgot about.
15. Blog every day for a month

16. Take an American Tribal Style bellydance class
17. Find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year- I saw this on someone’s list at 43things.com, and thought it sounded very good.
18. Attend the Orlando Fringe Festival
19. Visit London I’ve been drawn to this city for as long as I can remember. Bill Bryson has a theory that everyone has numerous "homes" in the world, and we travel because we are in search of them. (Oh man, I think it was Bryson... it may have been Steinbeck!)
20. Do another "26 Things" photo project

21. Get a tattoo- I’ve been trying to decide what I want to get for ages now, so if I don’t make up my damn mind within the next few years, I am going to kick myself. I might let you kick me, too.
22. Dentist! I have several things that I need to have done, and will finally have insurance soon!
23. Try the Rooibos "Miracle tea" at Animal Kingdom *complete*
24. Go to Jellyrolls
25. Catch a show at Comedy Warehouse (Um, crap. It closed!)

26. Go to the FL Keys
27. Eat pancakes at that place Katie told me about, the name of which I am too lazy to look up.
28. Take photos in a photo booth. Must be one that prints out a strip of photos, no lame 5x7s or anything.
29. Slow dance-*complete*
30. Finish up my trip report on the DIS boards. Preferably in *less* than 1000 days. (I finally started!! It's so weird to write about 2 years ago!)

31. Eat at the Sci-Fi Dine In at Hollywood Studios. *complete*
32. Try something new at Starbucks *complete*
33. Star Wars Weekends! (Crap, I totally missed 09! I still have time for 2010, right?)
34. See a space shuttle launch.
35. Take a non-bellydance dance class

36. Do a 40s/50s Pin-up girl style photoshoot (not nude, just cute!)
37. See "Across the Universe" *complete*
38. Read something by Jane Austen
39. Get a massage
40. Go to I-Bar *complete* Hehehe, magical!

41. Read a Shakespeare play that I haven’t read yet, or see one of his plays that I haven’t seen
42. Go on a cruise
43. Try a new fruit or vegetable *complete* Jackfruit is... interesting.
44. Stay up all night having a great conversation
45. Buy a reusable grocery bag *complete* I think I have 3!

46. Visit a new state
47. Pay off at least one credit card
48. Back up my laptop
49. Watch Season 1 of Heroes *complete* Thanks for lending it, Katie!
50. Catch up on Season 1 of Pushing Daisies *complete* Thanks to Netflix!


51. Read 10 books recommended by friends (Start leaving suggestions in the comments!)
52. Find out what my credit score is (Most likely it is something like 2.)
53. Do volunteer work through VoluntEars (or in general)
54. Eat/Drink at Raglan Road Irish Pub (preferably on a night with live entertainment)
55. See Todd- There’s something wrong about not seeing one of your very best friends for over 4 years!

56. See 20 live bands (Seeing Black Ship Sky 20 times does not count, sadly.)1. Black Ship Sky 2. Built to be Broken 3. Ambertone 4. Johnny Plastic and the Rubber Band 5. Soulswitch 6.Weszt 7. KC and the Band 8. Andy Matchett 9. AM Conspiracy 10. Sugar Free Music 11. Afterglow Radio 12. The Broken Inn 13. Godpawn 14. Traverser 15. Orange Avenue 16. Mr. Bella 17. Lost in Chaos 18. Shut up and Dance 19. Needham and Weep 20.
I'm only short one band now! Score!

57. See Cirque! (La Nouba) *complete* Thanks to free tickets from work! Twice! WOOT!
58. Read 100 books (I am not actually sure what my total is so far! I may be close.)
59. Actually use the pool at my apartment complex *complete*
60. Actually use the gym at my apartment complex (HAH!) *complete*-more than once, even!

61. Finally read Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux (this appears on every one of my lists as a sort of running joke- for some reason, I NEVER get around to reading this book!)
62. Go to Universal Studios
63. Visit Islands of Adventure
64. Stand in the ocean (Hopefully both Atlantic & Pacific!) *complete* Cocoa Beach with Ashlee~
65. Nap in a hammock
66. Play board games-*complete*
67. Dance like nobody’s watching *complete*
68. Try ice wine *complete* Yay for food & wine fest 08!

69. Walk the trail between Wilderness Lodge and Ft Wilderness
70. Read "Walking in this World" (the sequel to Artist’s Way) *complete*
71. Do the Sharon Kihara tribal dance dvd that has been on my bookshelf for months now *complete*- Picked up some fun new bits and pieces!

72. Have at least 5 friends teach me to do something they’re good at (Volunteers?)
73. Meet someone I admire
74. Get a great fortune cookie fortune
75. Attend a nerd convention of some sort

76. Actually write morning pages every day for a month
77. Either play Star Wars Galaxies or Matrix Online again, or try WoW or LOTRO
78. Attend some form of religious service- preferably one I’m unfamiliar with.
79. "Go to one of those target practice gun shooting things" (Katie and I agreed that this should go on the list with the exact wording in which it came about.)
80. Actually wear heels somewhere. (Bonus points for not falling over!) *complete*
81. Take a class at Ilham’s bellydance studio
82. Take a burlesque dance class
83. Visit home
84. Have photos I’ve taken published
85. Do some kind of acting, even if it’s just a job as an extra. It’s been fo-ever!

86. Flower & Garden festival @ Epcot *complete*

87. Food & Wine fest @ Epcot (again!) Try at least 10 things (not ALL wine…) Started 09/09- So far the Irish cheese plate with kerrygold butter, brown bread, and apple chutney, and cheese soup from Canada, which I cant count since I've had it so many times!, Goats Do Roam Red and Rose from South Africa, Airship Red from New York, Sangria from Morocco, Bailey's chocolate ganache from Ireland, Escargot from France, Praligne bread pudding from New Orleans

88. Go to another ren faire
89. Attend a film festival
90. Gatorland!
91. The Wine Room in Winter Park- they have machines that sell wine by the ounce!
92. Work our way through the martini menu at Blue Martini
92b. Apologize to liver for damage done by various numbers on this list
93. See white alligators, bears (#1 threat to America!), and ride glass bottom boats at Silver Springs in Ocala
94. See the ducks at the Peabody Orlando
95. Eat fondue at the Melting Pot
96. See wild manatees (Or, as I call them in my conversation with Katie, "REAL manatees!")
97. Dine and dance on the tables at Taverna Opa *complete*
98. Enjoy the food and art at Café Tu Tu Tango *complete*

99. Buy a piece of original art
100. Buy/acquire a small digital camera that I can toss in my purse for easy everyday access. (My good camera is a little bulky to carry *all* the time)
101. Post blog updates about all of the above items!
The Bonus Items:
102. Celebrate the end of 1001 days on Monday, Dec 13, 2010
103. Write a new list to start over!
104. Donate $1 to charity for every item not completed

WHEW! That's a lot of stuff to do in the next year!

But of course, I still have the OTHER, newer list! This one goes until March 28,2012:

1. Try 100 new foods or drinks (10/100)
2. Update my drivers license address
3. Buy hot sauce from Tijuana Flatts
4. Take 100 self- portraits
5. Open a new bank account (Sun Trust sucks!)

6. Do 10 scrapbook pages
7. Complete 10 of the old "26 Things" projects
8. Rewrite the "100 things about me" for my website- *Complete!*
9. Collect photos of 100 Hidden Mickeys
10. Participate in NaNoWriMo again- Completed Nov 28, 2009- I finally won!
11. Collect handwritten recipes from 20 friends to put together a book
12. Get a tattoo
13. Go to the main library branch downtown
14. Play The Sims 3
15. Make a list of 100 things that make me happy
16. Get a new cell phone *Complete!*
17. Take a month of Suhaila classes online
18. Take a dance class
19. Visit one of the Disney water parks- *Complete!* 9/10/09, went to typhoon lagoon! And Blizzard Beach the next week!
20. Go parasailing again (for free, yay! Thanks, Sammy Duvall!)
21. Eat at 3 Disney table service restaurants I haven't eaten at before Kouzzina 9/16/09 , Wolfgang Puck Cafe on 9/17/09,
22. Get a debit card for my old bank account
23. Earn $100 online (surveys, mypoints, mturk, etc.) in one month
24. Complete a dewey decimal challenge (Read one book from each Dewey Century (000-999))25. Try two new drinks at Starbucks
26. Wash my car and vacuum out the inside
27. See ten movies in the theater (2/10)

28. Redesign my website
29. Get my desktop computer to FL so I can do things like #14 and #28
30. Give "Catch 22" another try.
31. Either do 100 sketches, or fill my current sketchbook
32. Purchase a new moleskin notebook
33. Finally put together a functional notebook for work, instead of just sticking a bunch of loose papers in my moleskin!
34. Catch up, or at least leave a comment to say hi to, at least 100 of my facebook or myspace friends, preferably people I have fallen out of touch with.

35. Treat myself to a silly simple pleasure, like a new lipstick or magazine, at least 5 times. (I suck at actually spending $ on myself!) 1/5
36. Open a savings account, even if there is hardly anything in it
37. Rearrange/organize/whatever my closet until I am actually pleased with it
38. Write morning pages every day for a week, at least 12 times
39. See all 3 Disney fireworks shows within a year (1/3)

40. Go up in the "Characters in flight" balloon
41. Learn to drive a stick shift
42. Acquire a fun, floaty summer dress
43. Private! :)
44. Buy/get cd's from at least 5 local bands I enjoy (1/5)
45. Do ten random acts of kindness (1/10)
46. Resubscribe to one of the magazines I used to read. It's like junk food for my brain!-Complete!- Used some of my Amazon gift certificates, because they were having a $5 off sale! 9/09

47. Go to the beach at least 10 times
48. Update my resumee
49. Cook 10 meals that require actual recipes/effort
50. Experience 3 Disney attractions I've never done (there are quite a few!) 1/3

51. Ask my mom to help me put together a basic family tree (she is one of 18 kids, it's a big family, y'all!)
52. Get copies of some family photos I like, especially a couple of old ones of my dad
53. Have at least one month where I can pay rent on time with no worries at all
54. Acquire a denim skirt that actually looks good on me
55. Try a new product from Lush *Complete!*

56. Make my own soup
57. Make my own salsa
58. Do 3 things to the apartment that make it feel a little more like home *Complete!*
59. Go three straight months with no overdrafts on my bank account
60. Drink a Lapu Lapu at the Polynesian, preferably while hanging out in a hammock on the beach!

61. Visit the new Kidani Village at AKL, so I can once again say I have explored every Disney resort
62. Be able to do the splits again
63. Add this list to the dayzero master list
64. Get up at 9am every day for a week to see how much I can accomplish with the extra time
65. Do 10 cool cast only disney activities/previews

66. Spend an entire day with no internet. (Doesn't count if I am out of town!)
67. Go to House of Blues-- Complete! 8/09
68. Re-watch all of Wonderfalls- Complete 12/09
69. Feels like I should use this # for something dirty. I've got the idea in my head, but I'll leave you wondering!
70. Reread The Alchemist- Complete! 8/09
71. Reread Still Life with Woodpecker
72. Blog about 100 books, movies, albums, products or songs that I consume over the 1001 days- 10/100
73. Make Orlando area bellydancer friends!!!
74. Go shopping with a friend and try on clothes they pick out for me, instead of the things I usually gravitate towards.
75. Cross off 10 of these items within one month

76. Make a list of 1000 places I would like to visit in my lifetime
77. Have three meaningful, honest conversations with people I care about
78. Totally clear out my AOL mailbox (it usually has 100-200 emails in it at any given time)- Completed Nov 2009! It only took a day for it to get back up to 25 again, but it was nice while it lasted.
79. Spend time at the pool at least 10 times (1/10)

80. Find out if I can still ride a bike
81. Visit three museums
82. Take a seriously girly bubble bath
83. Relax in a hot tub
84. Eat zebra domes at DAK Lodge

85. Curl up at Wilderness Lodge with my favorite brownies and milk
86. Get my cell phone turned back on! (Holy crap, a lot of $ to come up with!)
87. Buy some sort of lottery ticket, either the drawing or scratch-off.
88. Do ten things that scare me
89. Choreograph something, anything!

90. Watch every James Bond film (14/22)
91. Decide on at least one tattoo design
92. Work my way through The Artist's Way again, actually taking a week for each chapter, and doing everything in them. (This will do wonders for my morning pages goals, too!)
93. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party-Complete 11/09!
94 Submit something for publication- an article, a poem, anything!
95.-99. Leaving 7 spots open for future additions. It seems like just after I posted my last list, I came up with a ton of new ideas!
100. Go for a walk in the woods
101. Create a Flickr set for photos of my 101 adventures, and upload at least 101 photos to it


So, all together, a LOT of stuff! Lots still to cross off, but it should be fun!

1 comment:

Aunt Becky said...

Now that's a really cool idea. Seriously. I've heard of it before, but I've not done it. Probably because I could only come up with like 10 things.