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101 in 1001 . . . and counting!

** Update – today is 9.16.08.  I didn’t even finish half of my list.  I’m going to keep hammering away until I “git r done.”  Whenever.

101 in 1001

As seen on triplux.

Love, love, love this idea.  I am such a procrastinator.  Maybe this will help me out.  Maybe it won’t.  But, it definitely can’t hurt to try.  There are some things I need to cross off my to-dolist.  Of course being a procrastinator, I’ve never created a to-do list.  Until now.  Here goes!

The Mission:  Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:  Tasks must be specific (i.e., no ambiguiity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined.  Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e., represent some amount of work on my part).

Start Date:  Monday 9.26.05

End Date:  Monday 6.23.08

Completed items in color!

The Tasks

  1. Start my blog – 9.2.05
  2. Begin saving for trip to Belize in 2007 – turned in bank draft to HR on 10.27.05
  3. Go to Belize in 2007 – went to Cozumel instead – June 7-11, 2007
  4. Buy an iPod – ordered 10.3.05, received 10.15305 – love it!
  5. Cut of all my relaxed hair and rock my natural texture – June 2006
  6. Apply to a PhD program
  7. Complete my 101/1001 list and post it – 10.19.05
  8. Read 5 classic works of ficition – Moby Dick, Pride and Prejudice, The Good Earth, Sport of the Gods, The Jungle
  9. Read the Bible in its entirety – started 1.1.06, finished 12.31.06
  10. Walk in five 5k walks – UMC 4.21.07, New Hope 8.18.07
  11. Learn to crochet
  12. Paint my living room – April 2006 – thanks Dad!
  13. Find a new job – 12.20.06
  14. Go to Chicago
  15. Brush and floss my teeth 2x day, every day, for a month
  16. Get a massage – 12.27.05
  17. Learn and tell one very funny clean joke
  18. Read 5 autobigoraphies/biographies – Ella Fitzgerald, JFK, Nelson Mandela, Howling Wolf, Hillary Clinton
  19. Join a church – 8.22.08
  20. Make 1 day a week TV free for a month – January 1-31 2007, different day each week
  21. Rip my entire CD collection
  22. Learn how to make good cornbread dressing – took lesson from JR on 11.24.05
  23. Eat 5 new foods – beaver 2.28.08, scorpion 11.08, starfish 11.08
  24. Buy a bikini.  And wear it.  In public – Cozumel cruise June 7-11, 2007
  25. Read a Sunday paper in its entirety – excluding classifieds
  26. Go roller skating
  27. Lose post-baby pooch – it is gone!
  28. Test drive a BMW
  29. Pray every day for a week – grace doesn’t count – week of 1.1.06
  30. Frame the photgraph that GS sent me – 1.15.06
  31. Get a library card – June 2006
  32. Write a letter to the local newpaper
  33. Get a passport – 6.2.07
  34. Call my grandmother every Sunday for 4 straight weeks
  35. Put an emergency kit in my car
  36. Learn how to use a barbecue grill
  37. Replace the light fixture in the study – April 2006 – thanks Dad!
  38. Remove the wallpaper in Lovegirl’s bathroom – April 2007 – paid “Rambo” one of Smoochy’s friends to finish the mess I’d started
  39. Paint Lovegirl’s bathroom – June 2007 -thanks Dad!
  40. Have a family picture taken
  41. Put Lovegirl’s baby stuff in the attic, just in case – July 2006
  42. Send each of my brothers $10 just because
  43. Clean out my side of the closet – can’t remember date, but it is done!
  44. Put all of my loose pictures in a photo album – see #43
  45. Perform 5 random acts of kindness – killed fire ant bed in neighbor’s yard 8.28.06, bought student a cup of coffee 7.27.09,
  46. Take Amtrak somewhere
  47. Clean out my work email – 11.23.05
  48. Wear a watch for a week – November 1-14; wore a watch the whole time I was in China.
  49. Paint something at the paint-it-yourself ceramics place – 2.26.06
  50. Find a babysitter for Lovegirl so that I can . . .  12.10.05
  51. Go on a date with Smoochy – 12.10.05
  52. Finish paying pledge to my alma mater
  53. Go to the local Farmer’s Market – 6.2.07
  54. Throw away old, burned out shredder – 10.11.05
  55. Buy a new shredder – 10.10.05
  56. Shred mountain of paper growing under the study desk – 10.11.05
  57. Find my Bob Marley “Legend” CD – gave up, bought a new one November 2007
  58. Switch to high spped internet – February 2005
  59. Make a list of singles I want on my iPod – this never ends, considering done 10.23.07
  60. Buy a pair of corduroy pants
  61. Go the Texas State Fair
  62. Call 3 people from my address book that I normally don’t – TH 10.16.05, JP 1.6.06, JW 1.22.08
  63. Take a dance class – Latin Dance 1.7.08
  64. Update my resume – June 2006
  65. Change light fixture at front door – April 2006, thanks Dad!
  66. Install solar lights on front walkway
  67. Make breakfast for dinner
  68. Take a mental health day – ditch work, take Lovegirl to the sitter, do no housework or errand running
  69. Put all my loose picture in an album
  70. Try to re-establish contact with CH – she actually found me, we’ve been in regular touch ever since.
  71. Get a tattoo
  72. Switch to contacts – I will not be doing this.  I changed my mind.  Love my glasses!
  73. Pay off Discover
  74. Whiten teeth
  75. Put a rinse in my hair
  76. Finish my charm bracelet – uh not.  It was stolen.
  77. Get my car professionally detailed
  78. Get the backyard fenced
  79. Take a Spanish class
  80. Learn how to start my fireplace
  81. Go see a movie I normally wouldn’t – can’t remember date, saw “Don’t Mess with the Zohan”
  82. Have a complete physical
  83. Go to a basketball game – 11.28.06
  84. Get to a million points in Word Whomp – 12.19.06
  85. Get our family emergency kit together – 4.1.06
  86. Buy something from a garage sale
  87. Roll all the pennies in Lovegirl’s bank and deposit them in her savings acct
  88. Take an unscheduled detour on a roadtrip – Stopped at an overlook on the way to NW Arkansas on 12.23.07, stopped at P Michael’s in Lake Village, AR on 12.30.07
  89. Go to the zoo – 9.4.06
  90. Draw up a will to ensure Lovegirl inherits all our riches
  91. Put fresh mulch around the azaleas – one warm weekend in March 2007
  92. Create a “house” notebook – repair work done, pain colors used, etc.
  93. Watch Napolean Dynamite – umm yeah, I didn’t get what all the hype was.
  94. Replace current queen size bed with a king – upgrade baby!
  95. Skip my Sunday outing to Target – but just once, let’s not get crazy! – 11.6.05
  96. Throw an old-school skate party
  97. Win something – 4.10.07 – I won a lipgloss from Afrobella
  98. Use my bread machine
  99. Buy a hammer – 3.25.06
  100. Try a new ice cream flavor – tried “Rose Parade”, “Pumpkin” and “Eggnog” at the L.A. Farmer’s Market on 12.29.05.  The Rose Parade was good, the others bleech
  101. Start a new 101 list on 6.23.08

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