Tuesday, June 16, 2009

#1 Write the List

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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start Date:
June 16, 2009

End Date:
March 13, 2012

italics denotes in progress

bold denotes completed

Write the list
Document the completion of each item on this list, either in words or pictures
3. Get down to 160 pounds and maintain that weight.
4. Watch all the Lord of the Rings movies (3/3)
5.Be awake for a whole 24 hours and document please!

6. Do not Drink soda for a whole month!
7. Go to El Builli in Spain and do the wine pairings too!
8. Make it out to Denver for Great American Beer Fest (stealing this from Lindsay cause I am not missing this)
9. Visit Belgium
10. Get health insurance.

11. Learn a ballroom dance...ie. tango, waltz, etc

12. Have 15 dinner parties at least 3 courses...(0/15)
13. Take a sushi rolling class or learn somehow on my own.
14. Cook 50 new recipes. (2/50)
15. Bake 50 new desserts. (0/50)
16.Condense my wardrobe for my new life of yachting.
17. Learn to sew...at least a button but please learn to make something cute.
18. Watch all the Harry Potter movies in one day.
19. Get scuba certified.
20. Buy a classic item of clothing I really love that's not on sale.
21. Send out 5 surprise bottles of Champagne in restaurants to whomever choose anonymously.
22. Pay for the next person in line.
23. Leave a tip of 100%
24. Complete the Rosetta Stone in Spanish.
25. Save all of my change in a big jar
26. Walk into an elevator and face everyone in it until your floor comes.
27. Complete 101 anonymous acts of kindness.(10/101)
28. Make the switch to reusable water bottles.
29. Send 5 "just because" gifts (0/5)
30. Import all of your favorite recipes to macgourmet.
31. Buy a watch you nerd!
32. Write down everything I spend for one month
33. Take a wine pairing course.
34. Go to Ft. Lauderdale and get hired.
35. Get a facial
36. Get a pedicure
38. Go to Niagra Falls
39. Go to Boston
40. See Mount Rushmore
41. See the cherry blossoms bloom in Japan
42. Get a job in the mediterranean.
43. Swim with the pigs in the bahamas with Lindsay.
44. Make my food beautiful (presentation wise) and take pictures. (0/50)
45. Go to Graceland.
46. Go to Rio and dance!
47. Visit Nantucket
48. Buy a good
49. Eat dinner at the French Laundry
50. Organize a picnic feast
51. Get a professionally done 50's style pinup photo
52. Buy a functional knife and tool kit.
53. Get a "grown-up" wallet
54. Make homemade ice cream.
55. Go to an NFL game and paint my body in team colors
56. Go to Disney World
57. See a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

58. Be vegetarian for one week
59. Learn to bake a signature cupcake
60. Get a business card made up for myself.
61. Go to San Francisco
63. Stay at the ice hotel in Sweden.
64. Don't drink alcohol for one month.
65. Stay in the Caveman room at the Madonna Inn in San Los Obispo
66. Watch the AFI 100 years 100 movies but with additions 123 (31/123)
67. Buy the inflatable weights...for travel
68. Make a blog about recipes I try out each week for friends and family and maintain it.

69. Get a massage every 60 days. (1/16)
70. Buy a real pair of sunglasses for work.
71. Visit Tosha in Boise at least 3 times. (0/3)
72. Do the 200 Sit-Ups 6 week challenge
73. Write out a menu of low cal recipes and use it til I lose my required weight.(0/25)
74. Go camping somewhere with anyone.
75. Read the Bible cover to cover and try to get inspired.
76. Head to Philly
77. Play the lottery 10 times see if you win. 9/10
78. Make and send care package to a male soldier toiletries.
79. Make and send care package to a female soldier toiletries
80. Make and send care package entertainment to a male soldier.

81. Make and send and entertainment care package to a female soldier.
82. Make and send food care package to a soldier.
83. See a therapist to sort through some things.

84. Attend a monster truck derby.
85. Visit Houston and Lindsay...3 times.
86. Play football in the rain or mud.
87. Clean out my shoe collection
88. Whiten teeth
89. Finish laser hair removal
90. Get word for my mac
91. Buy work shoes.
92. Get a Beer at the Delirium Bar in Brussels
93. Hit up Munich
94. Go to London
95. Go to an Oktoberfest in Germany
96. Visit Italy again with a lover.
97. Go to Howl at the Moon in LA.
98. Get teeth whitened
99. Buy a really expensive pair of shoes that fit and make me feel sexy.
Put $10 in savings for each completed task and don't touch until the end ($0/$1010)
101. Make a new list!


  1. Yay! I'm so glad you are inspired by my blog! You've got a great start to your list... I especially like #s 51, 55, 59, 63, 64 and 68 :) Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

  2. Hate to break it to you but #s 88 and 98 are the same