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List Update!

January 5, 2009

Over the last few days I have made several changes to the list…not just in terms of progress, but I have redefined some of my goals- particularly ones that were easy to accomplish. I figured I should post an updated list where there have been so many changes….

Start Date: January 1st, 2009

End Date: September 29th, 2011

Welcome to the home of my official “101 Things in 1001 Days” list. I will post blog updates when I complete            various tasks, but here is where I will keep track of what I have done.

Entries that are:

Completed will look like this

In progress will look like this- long term/background projects.

In progress will look like this- short term projects.

Since I am a Gamer:

1) Spend an entire weekend playing computer & wii games and accomplishing nothing else

2) DM a character up to Level 15 [or higher] (4/15; 27%)

3) Finish Legacy Challenge to Gen 10 (2/10; 20%)

4) Finish Apocalypse Challenge

5) Finish Neverwinter Nights

6) Play 3 new RPG systems (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 mail:

14) Catch up on all my penpal letters (18/38;47%)

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; and exchange e-mails with someone daily for two months (0/31; 0/62)

18) Organize and update on penpaling supplies (Send out FBs, Make more Fbs, Organize stationary and envies, swap materials, etc….)

19) Send 13 random (non-holiday) surprise packages to friends and family  (0/13)

20) Make 13 swaps on Gimme Your Stuff (0/13)

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 (0/10; 0%)

27) Lose 10 lbs more

28) Lose 10 lbs more

29) Wii Fit everyday for 1 month (4/31; 13%)

30) Reach Ideal Weight

31) No soda for a week

32) Drink only water & milk for a week

33) Eat “healthy” for a week

34) Eat breakfast every day for a month (0/31)

35) Spend a week logging what I eat (0/7)

36) Use my Nutricalc program for 1 week (0/7)

37) Take vitamin each day for a month (5/31; 16%))

38) Have fruit or veggie for a snack at least 5 times per week for a month (0/20)

Since I love Random Adventures:

39) Find 300 (more) 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 after watching all the episodes of Corner Gas

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; Buy 3 things on Etsy

51) Make my penpal scrapbook

52) Learn 1 new craft

53) Make 1001 paper cranes and 1001 origami stars (0/1001; 100/1001; 10%)

54) Make my own fragrance with essential oils

55) Take 3 photos a day for 1 month (0/93)

Since I love organization:

56) Organize recipes

57) Finish Developing Disposable Cameras

58) Freecycle 101 Things (3/101; 3%)

59) Go through my “Bookmarked” List

60) Clean up Yahoo! Group list

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

61) Visit every AZA zoo in 4-hour radius

62) Attend 3 food festivals

63) Visit Toledo Farmer’s Market

64) Visit Cedar Point

65) Spend a Day in Detroit

66) Spend a Day in Cleveland

67) Spend a Day in Columbus

68) Spend a Day in Cinncinati

69) Spend Day in Ann Arbor

Since I have a Wonderful Man:

70) Vacation with Jimmy

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

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

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

Since Money Really Does Matter:

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

75) No Spending Challenge- One month with no extra spending, and necessities are limited to a set amount (like $100; utility bills, mortgage, etc… are exempt)

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 (4,000/1,000,000; .4%)

81) Make blog to keep track of this list & blog all activities (0/101)

Since I Need to Socialize More:


82) Get 30 people to sign-up for the Yahoo! group and create their own lists. Have 3 other “listers” participate in activities on my list. Participate in 3 activities on other people’s lists. (10/30; 0/3; 0/3)

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)

87) Greet Everyone for a Month (Greet 1 more person each day than I did before; so at least 31 people on the final day; inspired from a reader’s digest article; I will explain more later) (0/31)

Since Reading and Writing is Important:

88) Read an average of 1 book a month (Currently: 0/1)

89) Do a NaBloPoMo month

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

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

Just Because:

92) Get my Aerogarden running again

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

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

Since I am Pretty Crazy:

95) Have a Disney Marathon

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

97) Make every cookie in my cookie recipe book and holiday cookie magazine (0/196)

98) See 125 of the top 250 movies on IMDB [rewatch those I have seen] (0/250)

99) Make it through a whole week without using any of my lists (not sure if this is even possible) (0/7)

100) Spend $100 (all at once) at both Macqueen’s Farmer’s Market & The Baker’s Kitchen in Perrysburg.

101) Make a new list and start over!

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