Wow Wednesdays! – Progress and Awards

July 22, 2009 in 101 in 1001,about me,award,updates

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

Numbers that were updated:

My 101 in 1001 list:

Not Yet Completed
In Progress
Start date: Monday, July 13th, 2009
End date: April 19th, 2012

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.

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.
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. { 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).
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.

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.
69. Increase my percentage contribution to my 401k.
70. Write a will.
71. Donate $150 to a non-profit.

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.
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).

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!

So it’s a start! Only a week in. I am confident that I’ll get there. So besides being busy getting things on this list checked off, I’ve been preparing for my big move. I’ll be posting more about this later. I must digest this some right now.

One last thing–Raine left me an award!

“The Honest Scrap” award is not one to hold all to your self but it must be shared!
First, the recipient has to tell 10 true things about themselves in their blog that no one else knows.
Second, the recipient has to pass along this prestigious award to 10 more bloggers.
Third, those 10 bloggers all have to be notified they have been given with this award.
Those 10 bloggers that receive this award should link back to the blog that awarded them.
“The Honest Scrap” award.
Here are my self evident truths:
1. It took me 5 years to get my undergraduate degree.
2. I have moved about 10 times in the last 8 years.
3. I have an obession with post-it notes (part of my organization OCD).
4. I hate Wal*Mart passionately.
5. I have a passion for social justice.
6. I love love love to work out.
7. My dog, Oscar, is like a child to me. I never thought I could be one of those people.
8. I can rock a karaoke night like no other.
9. I have a taste for pricey/fancy desserts! They are delish! And soooo worth the money.
10. I have been with the same Big Company for the last 4 years and plan on staying there for my whole career.

Ok, so I’m not feeling very well today so I’m going to take the easy road and ask ALL of my followers to post this! Seriously! I want to know about you!!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Southern Champagne Wishes July 23, 2009 at 12:25 am

That is a great list of things you hope to do by 2010 (I'm exhausted just reading it). It all sounds great! Also, I have to agree with your comment about hating Wal-mart. There's just something about that place that drives me wild! On the other hand, I love Target!


Lil' Woman July 23, 2009 at 12:57 am

Congrats girl on both your accomplishments and award! 🙂


~**Dawn**~ July 23, 2009 at 1:11 am

34 just made me laugh right out loud. And I knew I liked you! A girl can *never* have too many Post-its! 😉


Fidgeting Gidget July 23, 2009 at 1:11 am

I love that list! When you make it to Toronto, let me know! I live nearby and I would love to meet you for a drink! 🙂

Feel better!


JW.BW July 23, 2009 at 1:54 am

What a great list!! I have a great place for #11 for you!! Donnas of Berlin in Amish Country, Ohio, thats where my hubby and I got married. All my blog headers are from our wedding pics, its such a pretty place. so peaceful and quiet!! We loved it!!

good luck getting all of that stuff done! I cant go a day without swearing, let alone a year!!


Seashells&Sunshine July 23, 2009 at 2:02 am

I also passionately *hate* wal*mart!! awful! and i love your 101 list, I still want to make one!!


Raine July 23, 2009 at 2:57 am

Both lists are great! I also HATE WalMart and other giants like it.


Cristin July 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Your list is very ambitious but if anyone can do it, it's you. I think I'm still in denial about you moving away though 🙁


Sew.What. July 23, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Wow I love the list! I feel inspired to make a list of my own now! I came here thanks to Mama's weekly prompt, and i'm now GIDDY over this list! Woot! Nice to find a new blogger I enjoy. See you around!


little erin July 24, 2009 at 6:41 pm

oh good luck with your list! it all sounds so great! when you come to boston, we will have to meet up 🙂
i have one too, check it out and we can be 101 buddies and keep each other on track!


Carolyn July 27, 2009 at 7:31 pm

AMAZING job on your list, hon!! I love how diligent you are about keeping track.

Oh and I wish I love love loved to work out!


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