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101 Things in 1,001 Days

Start Date: March 6, 2008
Finish Date: December 2, 2010

Health, Diet and Fitness

  1. Try 10 new fruits/vegetables I’ve never tried before.
  2. Clear up this mess of skin irritation on my arms.
  3. Work up to exercising six days a week.
  4. Swim a mile in 40 minutes.
  5. Learn to make 10 non-chicken meat dishes.
  6. Build up my own collection of at least 250 recipes I love.
  7. Run a mile.
  8. Drop two sizes.
  9. Treat myself to a day at a spa.
  10. Take a yoga class.


  1. Earn my bachelor’s degree.
  2. Religiously keep a paper planner again.
  3. Ace the GREs.
  4. Apply to graduate school.
  5. Record total amount of money spent on food for a month.
  6. Create week-to-week and month-to-month budgets.
  7. Complete an internship.
  8. Open a separate, special savings account as my travel fund.
  9. Get involved in one extracurricular at school.
  10. Clean out and reorganize my filing system.


  1. Compose a “If something dire ever happens to me” letter and give it to a family member.
  2. Write a letter to each family member (non-biological family included) telling them why I love them.
  3. Publish an entry on my blog every day for 3 months in a row.
  4. Handwrite a blog entry and scan it to the blog.
  5. Post an entry titled “Dear Body.”
  6. Attend a local blogger meet-up OR a blogging conference.
  7. Post five completed playlists. (#1 August 8, 2008)
  8. Build a portfolio of at least eight published pieces in various publications.
  9. Write a “Dear God” letter.
  10. Write three movie reviews and post them to the blog.

Local To Jacksonville

  1. Go to the Pearl one Tuesday night.
  2. Go feed the ducks at the park in Riverside.
  3. Become a member of the Jacksonville Zoo.
  4. See a show at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre.
  5. Go to the annual charity Masquerade.
  6. Watch the sun rise at the beach.
  7. Go fishing at the pier.
  8. Go on a picnic.
  9. Go to the First Wednesday Art Walk.
  10. Have dinner (appetizer, dinner and dessert) at the Fondue Haus.

Travel and Vacation

  1. Travel out of the United States.
  2. Spend a weekend at a hotel on the beach.
  3. Go dolphin watching in Key West.
  4. Visit at least five states (more than just passing through).
  5. Go to the Smithsonian Museum of Art and Design.
  6. Go tubing. Anywhere. The Ichetucknee, maybe?
  7. Get my passport.
  8. Go wherever necessary to see a meteor shower.
  9. Visit New York City.
  10. Visit Rachel in Chicago.

Trying and Learning New Things

  1. Learn to drive stick shift.
  2. Try pottery.
  3. Go paintballing.
  4. Try archery.
  5. Learn to ice skate.
  6. Learn to shoot a gun.
  7. Learn how to shop for and apply make-up.
  8. Learn to play “Clocks” on the piano.
  9. Learn to play “Davey Jones’ Theme” on the organ.
  10. Learn to bartend.

Home and Family

  1. Send flowers to a friend/family member for no reason.
  2. Arrange my room according to Feng Shui.
  3. Treat my mother to dinner, her choice.
  4. Spend an afternoon, an evening with my sister.
  5. Visit my aunt in Illinois for a week.
  6. Visit the Wagner family.
  7. Clean out my closet.
  8. Go fishing with Dad.
  9. Do thirty little things around the house without being asked.
  10. Go to dinner and a movie with my sister and my cousins.

The Fine Arts and Crafts

  1. Document a “day in my life” with photos.
  2. See The Phantom of the Opera live again.
  3. Buy my own bass guitar.
  4. Learn to play at least 15 songs on the acoustic guitar.
  5. Create a second quilt.
  6. Read four classic novels.
  7. Knit an afghan for Afghans of Honor.
  8. Commission ten artists.
  9. Complete a 100-icon challenge on Livejournal.
  10. Knit a Bayside scarf.

Monthly Challenges

  1. One month without soda.
  2. Photograph my outfits everyday for a month.
  3. Go a month without swearing.
  4. Eat no fast food for a month.
  5. Pray for fifteen minutes a day everyday for a month.
  6. Eat no red meat for a month.
  7. Keep my room clean for a month.
  8. Wear nail polish everyday for a whole month.
  9. Write down my dreams everyday for a month.
  10. Floss everyday for a month.


  1. Read at least 5 non-fictions.
  2. Get a tattoo. August 6, 2008
  3. Ride a motorcycle.
  4. Meet three new friends.
  5. Buy a Victoria’s Secret bra.
  6. Go to a sci-fi/anime convention.
  7. Go to a film festival.
  8. Kiss someone under mistletoe. (Alternatively, at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve or my birthday.)
  9. Swap something on Gimme Your Stuff.
  10. Take the Mensa test.

Last but not least

  1. Make a new list of 101 Things by the time my 1,001 days are done.

3 Responses

  1. […] and I think, after a lot of research, rewriting and reorganizing, I’ve got it. The list is here, and I’ll be updating it (and the blog) as I cross things […]

  2. […] hey, if nothing else… yay for working on my 101. This morning counts toward both #3 and […]

  3. […] Filed under 101 in 1001 and tagged: 101 in 1001, boychik, mom Well, I knocked something off my list. I got a tattoo last night. The Boychik went with me, and thank God for that. I honestly thought I […]

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