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101 Things in 1001 Days

December 16, 2008

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

Taken From: Day Zero

I am making my own 101 List. I took great care in making sure the tasks with both realistic and specific. My list is almost complete…and I have to say it looks like I am going to have a heck a lot of a fun these next 2.75 years! I am going to blog my progress here…hopefully with pictures!

I encourage you to make your own 101 things list (makes a great New Year’s Resolution!)…I would love to have someone else who is going to do this with me so we can share stories, and even help each other out.

I need volunteers for many things on this list. If you see anything that requires another person and would like to help me with that, please let me know!

Here’s the list. It’s not quite complete…

101 Things

Since I am a Gamer:

1) Spend an entire weekend playing computer games

2) DM a character up to Level 15 [or higher] (3/15)

3) Finish Legacy Challenge to Gen 10 (0/10)

4) Finish Apocalypse Challenge

5) Finish Neverwinter Nights

6) Play 3 new RPGs (0/3)

Since I am a Graduate Student:

7) Publish my NOAA paper

8)  Get my Master’s degree

9) Publish another paper

Since I am an Ecologist (and I should be more outdoorsy):

10) Go camping

11) Go to three national parks (0/3)

12) Visit a park with some kind of caves/caverns

13) Attend 13 Toledo Metroparks Activities (0/13)

Since I love snailmail:

14) Catch up on all my penpal letters

15) Trade 400 (total) Postcards on Postcrossing (118/400)

16) Keep up w/ penpal letters for 3 months (no more than 3 in stack) (0/3)

17) Exchange a snailmail letter with someone every day for a month (0/31)

18) Catch up on my stack of FB’s- get them all sent out

19) Send 3 random surprise packages to friends (0/3)

20) Make a swap on Gimme Your Stuff

21) Get a “Free Stuff by Mail” book and complete all interesting offers

Since I am an Aquarium Hobbyist:

22) Breed Mystery Snails

23) Create a native tank

24) Breed an egg-layer

25) Go native collecting with TRAC people

Since I am not nearly as healthy as I’d like:

26) Lose 10 lbs

27) Lose 10 lbs more

28) Lose 10 lbs more

29) Wii Fit everyday for 1 month (0/31)

30) Reach Ideal Weight

31) No soda for a week

32) Drink only water for a week

33) Eat healthy for a week

34) Eat breakfast every day for a month

35) Spend a week logging what I eat

36) Use my Nutricalc program for 1 week

37) Take vitamin for 30 consecutive days

38) Have fruit or veggie for a snack at least 5 times per week for a month

Since I love Random Adventures:

39) Find 300 Geocaches (0/300)

40) Host two Maine Trips (0/2)

41) Have another Maine trip w/ at least 15 people

42) Go on three random day adventures where I have no destination, and I use my GPS to find my way home (0/3)

43) See 3 ridiculous attractions (like Big Butter Jesus) (0/3)

44) Visit “Dog River” with Jimmy.

45) Play Walmart Bingo

46) Visit Niagra Falls

47) Visit one state I have not been too yet.

Since I love being crafty:

48) Scrapbook Maine Stuff

49) Handmade Christmas Gifts for each person for one Christmas

50) Sell something on Etsy

51) Buy something on Etsy

52) Learn 1 new craft

53) Make 1001 paper cranes and 1001 origami stars (0/1001; 0/1001)

54) Make my own fragrance with essential oils

Since I love organization:

55) Organize recipes

56) Finish Developing Disposable Cameras

57) Freecycle 101 Things (0/101)

58) Go through my “Bookmarked” List

59) Clean up Yahoo! Group list

Since I am in the Mid-West (and won’t be here forever):

60) Visit every AZA zoo in 4-hour radius

61) Attend 3 food festivals

62) Visit Toledo Farmer’s Market

63) Visit Cedar Point

64) Spend a Day in Detroit

65) Spend a Day in Cleveland

66) Spend a Day in Columbus

67) Spend a Day in Cinncinati

68) Spend Day in Ann Arbor

Since I have a Wonderful Man:

69) Vacation with Jimmy

70) [[Private]] (0/12)

71) [[Private]] (0/3)

72) {{Surprise- When its done, I will post}}

Since Money Really Does Matter:

73) Get $3,000 in the temporary savings account and start putting money in permanent savings

74) One month with no extra spending (just food, necessities, bills).

75) Figure out the budget

76) Shop for 1 week’s worth of groceries using coupons/sales (ie. every item I buy has to have a coupon or be on sale)

Since I Care:

77) Make my family tree

78) Learn all the state capitols

79) Volunteer for 101 hours (0/101)

80) Give 1,000,000 grains of rice on freerice.com (0/1,000,000)

81) Make blog to keep track of this list

Since I Need to Socialize More:

82) Get three other people to do this with me

83) Meet a penpal in person

84) Convince a friend from MA to come out and visit me in Toledo

85) Make a new friend

86) Go to the movies 3 times (if its while visiting home or in Maine it doesn’t count) (0/3)

Since Reading and Writing is Important:

87) Read 1+ Book more month

88) Do a NaBloPoMo month

89) Get book club all caught up and make list 4

90) Finish book lists 1-3 (0/3)

Just Because:

91) Get my Aerogarden running again

92) Paint nails every Sunday for a month (0/4)

93) Spend one day without using the computer, Wii, or TV.

Since I am Pretty Crazy:

94) Have a Disney Marathon

95) Finally have my ideal marathon: Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Neverending Story, Princess Bride and Willow

96) Make every cookie in my cookie recipe book

97) Have seen 125 of the top 250 movies on IMDB (47/250)

98) Make it through a whole week without using any of my lists (not sure if this is even possible)

99) Reserved for Later

100) Reserved for Later

101) Make a new list and start over!

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