Wow Wednesdays! – More Progress, More Awards, and Goodies!

July 29, 2009 in 101 in 1001

Before I get started on my second installment of Wow Wednesdays, I thought I’d update on some pretty interesting things that are happening at the moment! Yesterday I received a beautiful surprise at my door from Angela at the Preppy Polka Dot! Look at how wonderful she is:

This is an adorable Polka Dot Bag Tag and a Personalized Mini Hand Sanitizer. She obviously knows me well cause she picked out my favorite colors!

I’ve also received TWO awards this week! Well, technically the same award, but from two different fabu-lady bloggers! Thanks Mrs. C and Dawn for the Best Blog Award!

This is my second installment of Wow Wednesdays! Where I will be tracking the progress of my Day Zero project.

My 101 in 1001 list:
Not Yet Completed
In Progress {16, 36, 43, 54, 68, 80}
Completed {45, 73}

Start date: Monday, July 13th, 2009
End date: April 19th, 2012

Travel:
1. Visit Niagara Falls.
2. Go on a wine tour at a vineyard.
3. Go whitewater rafting.
4. Visit a foreign country.
5. Get a passport.
6. Visit the beach.
7. Go on a cruise.
8. Travel to Las Vegas (and take a lot of pictures).
9. Visit New Orleans again.
10. Go camping.
11. Rent a cabin in the woods for a weekend (at least).
12. Visit New York City.
13. Visit Denver.
14. Go to Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont.
15. Go to Cedar Point.
16. Go to a Buffalo bills game. {Tickets are purchased for October 11th 2009 game}
17. Go skiing.
18. Rent a house on the beach for a weekend.
19. Visit Toronto.
20. Go sky diving.
21. Go to Dinosaur BBQ with BF.
22. Visit Portland, Oregon.
23. Go to the New York State fair.
24. Go to Boston.
25. Go horseback riding.
26. Go to Walt Disney World.

Personal/Social:
27. Get married.
28. Buy a house.
29. Buy nothing but food for 30 days.
30. Get a mani/pedi.
31. See Ani Difranco live in concert.
32. Watch the sunset.
33. Volunteer a whole weekend to a charity.
34. Go an entire year without swearing (begins 7/14/09). {Edit: Began 7/21/09. Oops.}
35. Attend a music festival.
36. Send at least one hand-written note/card each month. {1/33}
37. Host a dinner party.
38. Host a board game night.
39. Donate to Locks For Love.
40. Paint a new piece of pottery.
41. Drop a dress size.
42. Go skinny dipping.
43. Waste less by using only canvas bags for shopping during this entire 1001 days. {Still going strong!}
44. Get at least 2 new tattoos.
45. Register a domain name. {itsahero.com Yay!}
46. Donate blood.
47. Buy (and drink) a $50 bottle of wine.
48. Purchase an apron.
49. Record a song.
50. Swim under a waterfall.
51. Join a sports league.
52. Become an official resident of NY state.
53. Meet a blog friend in real life.
54. Reorganize my photos (both digital and prints). {This seems to be a very long process}
55. Reorganize my music.
56. Plant a tree.
57. Say ‘yes’ to every social event I’m asked to attend for 4 weeks.
58. Update emergency information (and emergency contacts) post-move.
59. Attend an art festival.
60. Attend an NHL game.
61. Try an exotic food.
62. Go on a picnic.
63. Join a book club.

Financial:
64. Pay off half of my debts.
65. Buy a new car.
66. Pay off my credit cards.
67. Re-evaluate and re-do my current budget. Then, sixty days after, reevaluate to determine if it works for me.
68. Sell unused electronics on Craigslist or Ebay. {I sold two items! I think this will remain in progress for a while.}
69. Increase my percentage contribution to my 401k.
70. Write a will.
71. Donate $150 to a non-profit.

Work/Education:
72. Start an online Etsy business.
73. Find a new job. {I start at my new job on 8/10/2009! Yay!}
74. Take a cooking class.
75. Take a foreign language class.
76. Begin grad school.
77. Get a promotion at work.
78. Take a dance class.
79. Become certified in CPR.
80. Read at least 25 new books. {1/25: Sloane Crosley, “I Was Told There’d Be Cake”}
81. Learn (um, re-learn) French.
82. Learn to sew.
83. Begin yoga teacher training.
84. Get a second job that I like (this is both work and financial).

Health/Wellness:
85. Go on a 30 day detox.
86. Run a 10k.
87. Get a massage.
88. Go on a weekend yoga retreat.
89. Perfect my forearm stand (yoga pose).
90. Go on a 30-day caffeine detox.
91. Eat nothing but raw foods for 30 days.
92. Workout 5 times a week for 6 weeks straight.
93. Get my eyebrows waxed at least 3 times.
94. Drink nothing but water for 30 days.
95. Take vitamins every day for 30 days.
96. Visit the dentist two times a year.
97. Take a spinning class.
98. Go kayaking.
99. Learn to rock climb.
100. Go without alcohol for 30 days.
101. Run a 1/2 marathon – and finish!

Stay tuned! And happy halfway through the workweek!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

little erin July 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm

yay! look at all this good work! congrats.
organizing digital and regular photos takes FOREVER!!!! i've only been doing a little bit here and there, but i feel like i will NEVER be done! This is one of my goals too 🙂

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Southern Champagne Wishes July 29, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I love your list! It makes me want to make up my own list…I am trying to organize all of my photos (already bought some albums), but it is a daunting task! Also love #80!

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Krystyn July 29, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Oh, those are super cute.

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Chele76 July 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Inspirational list!

I've done a few, and a few are scheduled for this year.

I can imagine that some are going to be easier living in NY.

Also if you want suggestions on the wine – ask me anytime. I'd like to you adore and appreciate that $50+ bottle of wine and not overpay 🙂

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JW.BW July 29, 2009 at 7:38 pm

OOooo!! I love the bag tag and hand sanitizer bottle! They are so cute!! Def checking out that site right now!!

I think number 94 is super interesting. I wonder how I would feel after that 30 days if I tried it. Of course if I survived the monster caffeine withdraws!!! EEEEkkkk

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Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com July 30, 2009 at 2:45 am

awesome job! Organizing photos is always endless because more keep coming up! I want to do a 30 day detox & stop drinking soda too! Wish I had more strength! haha.

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Lil' Woman July 30, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Yuo have such a great lsit, good luck with everything! 🙂

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Miss E August 4, 2009 at 1:26 am

Hey Rachel, great blog! I love the list, reminds me of my own bucket list!!!

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