The Lizard Chronicles

Some of this is true. Some of this is better. –Too Much Joy

101 Things in 1001 Days January 3, 2010

Filed under: Life tales,lists — lizardesque @ 4:34 pm

List to be completed by Friday, September 28, 2012 (56 down)

  1. Run another 5K race for charity
  2. Run a mile in under 9 minutes
  3. Run a 10 K race
  4. Run 450 miles in 2010 (450/450 complete)
  5. Visit a dermatologist for a skin check
  6. Get a professional massage
  7. Take a self defense class
  8. Take a yoga class
  9. Be able to do 15 real pushups in a row
  10. Get eye exam and new glasses
  11. Finish my novel
  12. Get representation for my novel
  13. Do at least 1 writing exercise per day for a month
  14. Publish 10 short stories or essays (10/10 complete: Three Minutes; The Sign; Thought for Food; Regarding Emma; The Little Blue Book; Dear Writer’s Block; The Elephant on the Lawn, A List of Possible Reasons…; A Host of Problems; Dear Anne–1 more accepted [We All Are Sinners])
  15. Complete another stained glass project
  16. Learn to crochet or knit
  17. Get a library card
  18. Read 10 previously unread books off of Time’s top 100 list (10/10 complete) (White Teeth; Lord of the Flies; The Corrections; Invisible Man; A Clockwork Orange; The Moviegoer; The Blind Assassin; White Noise; Naked Lunch; Deliverance)
  19. See 15 previously unviewed movies off of AFI’s top 100 list 15/15 complete) (The Godfather; All About Eve; Some Like it Hot; Double Indemnity; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; 12 Angry Men; The Apartment; The Godfather Part II; The Best Years of Our Lives; To Kill a Mockingbird; Sunset Boulevard; It Happened One Night; North by Northwest; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; The Philadelphia Story, M*A*S*H)
  20. Try Dom Perignon
  21. Register as a bone marrow donor
  22. Go ice skating
  23. Play tennis
  24. Visit 15 restaurants I have not previously been to (15/15 complete)
  25. Get rings re-appraised
  26. Give 5 homemade gifts (5/5 complete)
  27. Bake a pie completely from scratch
  28. Make sangria
  29. Make veggie sushi
  30. Bake a layer cake from scratch
  31. Make monster cookies
  32. Wear a skirt or dress at least once a week for a year (52/52 complete)
  33. Try 25 new recipes (25/25 complete)
  34. Give blood
  35. Host a game night
  36. Use the boomerangs I bought in Australia
  37. Buy 5 “I saw this and thought of you” gifts (5/5 complete)
  38. Visit the modern wing of the Art Institute
  39. Give money to a street musician
  40. Clean and organize closet
  41. Clean out junk drawer
  42. Buy a new book case
  43. Buy a new wardrobe (as in freestanding closet, not all new clothes)
  44. Complete quilting square for Beth
  45. Repot African violets
  46. See 5 plays (4/5 complete) (A Life; Suicide, Incorporated; The Outgoing Tide, Penelope, Freud’s Last Session)
  47. Attend a benefit
  48. Make a snowman
  49. Send 5 postcards (5/5 complete)
  50. Make a snow angel
  51. Buy flowers for someone
  52. Repaint bathroom
  53. Take a picture of myself every day for a year (365//365)
  54. Visit an amusement park
  55. Attend Lollapalooza
  56. Visit the planetarium
  57. Make a piece of jewelry
  58. Read an entire book in a single day
  59. Write at least one new short story or essay per month for a year (12/12)
  60. Go to a movie by myself
  61. Get CPR certified
  62. Get a pair of custom jeans
  63. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  64. Organize work files
  65. Read a book I normally would not choose to read
  66. Submit at least one story/essay for publication every 2 weeks (53/71 complete, 74%)
  67. Go to a brew and view
  68. Cross country ski
  69. Bike 20 miles in a day
  70. Make a real breakfast (not cereal) 10 times (4/10 complete)
  71. Make a postcard collage
  72. Journal at least once a week for a year (52/52 complete)
  73. Become proficient at driving stick shift
  74. Do 5 walks from the 50 Chicago Walks deck (0/5 completed)
  75. Read 10 nonfiction books (10/10 completed)
  76. Read a Shakespeare play I have not yet read
  77. Reread 5 books I love (5/5; The Catcher in the Rye; Vinegar Hill; Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl; A Long Way Down; The Illustrated Man)
  78. Make a book of my favorite recipes and give it to a friend
  79. “Discover” 5 bands I really like (5/5)
  80. Learn and use 100 new words (100/100)
  81. Update this list at least once a week 118/143; 82.5% [I’m counting 80% as passing])
  82. Find a really good blueberry muffin recipe
  83. Go to dentist every six months (5/5)
  84. Send an anonymous gift to someone
  85. Fill and hang all frames that don’t have pictures in them
  86. Read 150 short stories (150/150)
  87. Go on a writing retreat/conference
  88. Go hiking at starved rock
  89. Go sledding
  90. Try making my own bagels
  91. Go 2 months without buying any new clothes or shoes
  92. Complete a 1000-piece puzzle
  93. Stop picking at my fingers
  94. Make a photo-letter collage
  95. Complete another ceramics project
  96. Get a facial
  97. Try a fresh Krispy Kreme donut
  98. Visit 3 states I have not previously been to (3/3)
  99. Wallpaper/paint foyer
  100. Visit a country I have not been to before
  101. Make a hat

Donate $5 to charity for every goal on this list I do not achieve( $225)
Put away $5 for every goal achieved and buy myself something nice ($280)

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