Saturday, January 3, 2009

drumroll, please!

Announcing.....Erin's Official 101 in 1001!

CHARITY/RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
1. Leave a note giving someone completely random a nice compliment
2. Participate in a Habitat for Humanity Project
3. Donate 100,000 grains of rice on freerice.com (0/100,000)
4. Send flowers to 3 different people for no reason (0/3)
5. Spend under $10 on a meal and give a $10 tip
6. Donate 10 bags of clothes, etc. to Salvation Army or a similar place (0/10)

ORGANIZATION
7. Get an address book and keep it up-to-date
8. Start to trace my family tree
9. Organize Bills and stick with a system
10. Organize bookshelves then catalogue all the books I own
11. Make a household inventory, including pictures and serial numbers, for insurance purposes

12. Transfer all of my paper files onto my hard drive, and then make a back up of all of my digital files
13. Organize and print digital photos, then arrange them in actual photo albums

SOCIALIZATION
14. Throw a party with a clever theme
15. Go paintballing
16. Befriend someone over 70 years old
17. Cook a nice dinner for friends on five separate occasions (0/5)
18. Eat at 20 restaurants I have never been to before (0/20)
19. Have at least 6 summer parties at my cottage (0/6)
20. Go camping, in a tent, with a group of friends
21. Get Fenway some type of training, preferably in socialization

22. Take Fenway on five doggy dates (0/5)
23. Go grape stomping
24. Complete the local wine tour
25. Have a wine tasting party
26. Drink at 5 different breweries (0/5)
27. Go to a drive in movie at least once per summer (0/3)

28. Support local artists, whether it be musicians or artists and non-chain restaurants as often as possible
29. Patronize one new to me independent local business each month (0/33)
30. Ask a stranger out on a date

CREATIVITY/THE ARTS
31. Have a go at mosaic making
32. Photograph a day in my life, and blog it
33. Enter a photo contest.
34. Complete the urban alphabet photograph project
35. Complete
100 snapshots (0/100)
36. Learn to knit (well, i know how to knit, but i need to learn how to start off)

37. Create a cookbook of recipes I’ve made up or were given to me
38. Mail a secret to Postsecret
39. Make a wine cork filled frame with corks of wine bottles i have shared. On each cork, write the date and occasion
40. Create an inspiration board

41. Make scrapbooks for all of the following: trips to VA, living in VA, college, HS, FEA trips (0/5)
42. Make a “mixtape” of my favorite song each week for one year (0/52)
43. Take a picture of myself twice a month to show the change in myself in 2.75 years (0/66)
44. Sing in a concert, play or something of the sort

45. Act in a play or a monologue show
46. Buy more from etsy stores. Think about building your own
47. Build a time capsule to be completed before i’m 25; have some people write letters & include other random things pertinent to the past 25 years of my life. Only open when i am 30

CULTURAL/TRAVELING
48. Participate in “gimmie your stuff.”
49. Go on a cruise
50. Take a girls only trip with friends
51. Go on a train ride
52. Send my parents on a trip
53. Get a world map and mark it somehow with places i want to visit and places i have visited
54. Take a completely impulsive, spur of the moment road trip
55. Do 5 "tourist-y" things in my city (0/5)

56. See another production by Cirque de Soleil
57. Get a passport
58. Travel to 5 states I haven’t been before.

READING/WRITING
59. Get a piece of writing published again
60. Write down childhood memories in a journal
61. Write a handwritten letter to my ten favorite living authors (0/10)
62. Complete 5 more nablopomo’s. (0/5)
63. Write a journal entry in an actual paperbound journal once every week (2/143)
64. Write a review of every single book i currently own (0/tba)
65. Complete a novel as part of National Novel Writing Month
66. List one thing I am grateful for, every day for a year (0/365)
67. Start or join a writers’/readers group
68. Attend a book signing
69. Send 100 personal letters to friends. (0/100)
70. Read all of the current (194) books you have purchased, but not actually read. (0/194)
71. Write a love letter

SPORTS
72. Go to red sox spring training
73. Take a stadium tour of fenway park
74. Attend 20 red sox games

LEARNING/EDUCATION/CAREER
75. Apply to graduate school
76. Get my teaching certificate.
77. Learn more American Sign Language
78. Learn how to drive standard.
79. Learn how to tie a tie. it is so romantic for a woman to tie a mans tie, and i don’t know how to do it.

BEAUTY/HEALTH
80. Find the perfect red lipstick
81. Get Laser eye surgery
82. Walk, run or jog in a 5K
83. Take vitamins daily for one month
84. Either get a third tattoo or change/redo my second tattoo.
85. Find a place with real diving boards and do some dives (safely)
86. Learn to pole dance. (i'll explain this later- it’s a confidence thing. I don’t plan on becoming a stripper)
87. Take a self defense class


FINANCIAL
88. pay off credit cards
89. save 5,000+ to go towards a down payment on a house
90. Download all my credit card usage into some kind of spreadsheet and keep it up to date
91. pay off my car
92. Put $5 in savings for each completed task and $10 for every uncompleted one.
93. Get a living will/power of attorney

PERSONAL
94. Dance in the rain.
95. Ride in a hot air balloon
96. Skydive
97. Ride an elephant
98. Go to a planetarium
99. Go to the movies alone

100. Get 5 people to start their own 101 in 1001
101. Make a new 101 list for the next 1001 days!

6 comments:

Beamer said...

Looks like a great list! The inventory w/ serial numbers is a great idea. I hadn't thought of that, but it'd be good to do it now that we're young and have less stuff like that. Paintball=awesome. 100 snapshots will be very interesting. Will you post them here/on a Flickr page? I'm actually doing the monthly picture thing too. I can't wait to look back in 10 years. I once saw a website of a guy who started this in the 60s and continued with his fam through the decades. very cool. Finally, for the credit card one (#90) you might want to check out Mint.com. You can have your statements automatically filed and the data broken down there. I've been using it for a few months and am loving it.

Have fun!

Christine said...

What a great well thought out list. If you do even half of it you will have a great year!

The knitting: go to U-tube. I go there often when I run into something that I don't understand. the other day I had forgot (this happens often at my age) how to knit through the back loop. It took seconds for me to understand.

I would love to try mosaic making but seriously have to get back to my woodcarving. Maybe later in the year when I am all caught up on the projects that I already started.

EP said...

What a fantastic idea! Good luck with everything and completing your goals!

Erik said...

Congrats on your list! I have put a link on my list and you helped me complete one of my goals too!! Check it out: http://eriks101in1001.blogspot.com/

Good Luck! Ill be checking up on you!

Meghan said...

Great list! Good luck accomplishing all your goals :)

little erin said...

@beamer:i'll post the 100 pics on here, in a seperate label so they will be easy to find. wow. since the 60s? i would love to see that guy! and thanks for the mint.com suggestion. i just got started and like it so far!

@christine: YouTube???GREAT IDEA!!! i don't know why i didn't think of that. thanks so much!