Thursday, March 29, 2012

101 in 1001 comes to an end!

March 28th (which is also my mom's birthday) marks the end of my 2nd "101 things in 1001 days" list. If you're not familiar with the concept, it's pretty much what it sounds like- you make a list of 101 things you'd like to do within 1001 days. The time limit means you have to pick things that are fairly reasonable to accomplish. 

I didn't even come close to completing this list, for a variety of reasons. One big one was that I expected to be in Florida for the entire duration of the 1000 days, but instead I spent almost 2 years of it in Missouri, which made a lot of goals impossible to cross off.  Others don't have a good reason behind not doing them, it just didn't happen.  Here's my list with a few notes.  The items in bold are the ones that were completed, those in italics were at least partially done. 

 Start Date   7/1/2009  
 End Date 3/28/2012
 
Completed:  37/101. (Partial credit: 19 )

1. Try 100 new foods or drinks- I lost track somewhere around 65, but I am pretty sure that I did hit 100 over the 1001 days, so I'm calling this one a win. 
    
2. Update my drivers license address (Oops, still haven't done this.  Shhh, don't tell.)
3. Buy hot sauce from Tijuana Flatts (Can't do since it's in FL and I'm not!)
4. Take 100 self- portraits I'm not really sure if I did this or not.  I'm sure I took plenty of photos of myself, but I didn't add them all to the Flickr album I set up for it like I planned, and to be honest I just don't have the energy to go through and confirm if I really completed this or not, so I'm leaving it as partial credit.
5. Open a new bank account (Sun Trust sucks!) *Complete 1/14/10*
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 (3/100)
10. Participate in NaNoWriMo again- Completed Nov28, 2009, 2010 and 2011
11. Collect handwritten recipes from 20 friends to put together a book
12. Get a tattoo
13. Go to the main library branch downtown (Again, in FL when I'm not.)
14. Play The Sims 3 (12/2011)
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 while we were able to get in free!
20. Go parasailing again (for free, yay! Thanks, Sammy Duvall!) Complete 4/2010!
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- Woo, freelancing!
24. Complete a dewey decimal challenge (Read one book from each Dewey Century (000-999) (300's and 900's are done)
25. Try two new drinks at Starbucks 
26. Wash my car and vacuum out the inside
27. See ten movies in the theater
    1. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 7/14/09
    2. Julie & Julia 8/09
    3. Alice In Wonderland 3/10
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. apple cinnamon candle 2. Vogue (mmm!) 3. e.l.f. order 4. Zoobaby car sticker 5. Heart suitcase pin 
36. Open a savings account, even if there is hardly anything in it *COMPLETE!  1/14/2010, and it has ten whole dollars 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
Illuminations 8/09
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. Lost in Chaos, ordered online 7/14/09
    2. JPRB 1/2010
    3. Ambertone 3/2010 (Okay, I already had one copy, but I needed a backup, and this one is signed!)
45. Do ten random acts of kindness (3/10)
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 resume
49. Cook 10 meals that require actual recipes/effort
50. Experience 3 Disney attractions I've never done (there are quite a few!)
     1. Updated Hall of Presidents 9/9/09
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-  Complete Feb 2010- I actually even paid it on the 1st!
54. Acquire a denim skirt that actually looks good on me
55. Try a new product from Lush  *Complete!*
( New products tried include Seanik, Dark Angels, a hair treatment I can't remember the name of,    Veganese conditioner, Tea Tree toner and Gorgeous moisturizer)

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!* I finally hung up my Sari above my bed, and put part of my old postcard collection in the living room, and finally hung up the Audrey Hepburn poster!  
59. Go three straight months with no overdrafts on my bank account- Complete 12/09!  Of course, I then went negative about a billion dollars, but I did go 3 months first!
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- Complete 2/2010
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 (Answer: Not that much.)
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!) Complete April 2010.
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 Completed 12/10!

72. Blog about 100 books, movies, albums, products or songs that I consume over the 1001 days- 12/100
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 (In Progress)
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. 7/15/09
    2. 3/?/10
    3. 3/31/10
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- Complete 2/2010
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!) (Ok, I just got a no contract one with a different company instead, close enough!)
87. Buy some sort of lottery ticket, either the drawing or scratch-off. -*Complete* 4/2010.  Didn't win anything, boo hoo!
88. Do ten things that scare me (1- driving halfway across the country solo with cats! 2-Climbing up a giant ladder to rescue Bonocat from a tree!)
89. Choreograph something, anything!
90. Watch every James Bond film (16/22)
91. Decide on at least one tattoo design- Heart Suitcase!!
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
94 Submit something for publication- an article, a poem, anything! *Completed 6/2010, got articles published!*
95.-99. Leaving 4 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- Complete Summer 2010!
101. Create a Flickr set for photos of my 101 adventures, and upload at least 101 photos to it



I plan to write a new list soon, but I want to have a better idea of where I'll be before I commit to it. Otherwise, I'll try to write one that doesn't have many items I have to be in a particular place to complete. I may carry a few incomplete items from this list over to the new one, but probably not many.

Here's to next time going better!

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