chipping away at my list!

October 1, 2009 in 101 in 1001,BF,birthday

Some crucial updates to my list!! BIG updates! Oh… and PS… I go home to Ohio after work tomorrow to see BF for my birthday weekend!

101 in 1001 List.

In Progress
Not Yet Completed.

34. Go an entire year without swearing. {Began 8/19/09. Still going strong!}
36. Send at least one hand-written note/card each month. {3/33}
52. Become an official resident of NY state. {Completed as of today, 9/30/09!!}
53. Meet a blog friend in real life. {I met Sara from Stumbling in Stilettos!}

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. {BF and I watched the sunset at the wedding on 8/15/09}
33. Volunteer a whole weekend to a charity.
34. Go an entire year without swearing. {Began 8/19/09. Still going strong!}
35. Attend a music festival.
36. Send at least one hand-written note/card each month. {3/33}
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. {This isn’t working out how I expcted…}
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. {Completed as of today, 9/30/09!!}
53. Meet a blog friend in real life. {I met Sara from Stumbling in Stilettos!}
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.

64. Pay off half of my debts.
65. Buy a new car. {New to me! Purchased 8/4/09}
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.

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).

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!

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Suburban Princess October 1, 2009 at 2:35 am

When you come to Toronto I will meet up with you! But dont do it during your 30 days of not drinking lol!


Gwen October 1, 2009 at 2:41 am

Look at you go!!! You should totally get that apron soon before the holidays start. πŸ™‚ XOXO


JW.BW October 1, 2009 at 3:33 am

What great progress!!! 2 new tattoos?? what are they going to be?


Southern Champagne Wishes October 1, 2009 at 3:52 am

I love reading your list and I'm so excited for you that you have some more things to cross off!

I hope you have a great trip to OH tomorrow and a very Happy Birthday!


Kassie October 1, 2009 at 3:59 am

I love this list! How exciting to cross things off. Happy Birthday!


alexa - cleveland's a plum October 1, 2009 at 4:10 am

ok i just read your whole list and the idea of it is so daunting! holy crap.

you can do it though, hello 4:30am workouts? you can do it all in my opinion


emmmyj October 1, 2009 at 10:29 am

Hey didnt you go white water rafting? you can cross that off the list!


positively present October 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Really great list! I've done quite a few things on the list… Bills game (love 'em!), Ani DiFranco concert, skinny dipping, NHL game, etc…And they were all AWESOME. Best of luck with your list. You're gonna rock it, I just know it!


LawGirl October 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Glad I could help check off an item on your list. Have fun with BF celebrating your birthday!


. October 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm

yay for crossing things off your list!! And woohoo for going home to see your BF! have a fabulous time and happy early birthday!


Annie October 1, 2009 at 6:01 pm

how exciting to be able to cross stuff off your list!
now i want to make a list like that!
lists are my favorite πŸ˜‰
hope you have a very happy birthday and a great visit with your bf!!!


Heather (Live.Love.Laugh.) October 1, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Love your list. I finally started mine today!


Lil' Woman October 1, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Come and visit me, and I'll take you to WDW! πŸ™‚ lol

I need to start getting some more stuff accomplished on my list


Llama October 1, 2009 at 10:11 pm

YaY! You go girl! I think i need to make a list…


April October 1, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Wow this is a great list! Makes me want to make my own list. πŸ™‚


Melly Mel October 2, 2009 at 8:05 am

i think you can totally do it!
good luck sweets


JAMIE October 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm

I really like your list, and you have inspired me to make one of my own! Love it!


{JANE} October 2, 2009 at 6:07 pm

I want to make a list! I feel like it would take a while. Hmmm maybe next week!


Mara October 5, 2009 at 6:51 pm

aw im working on this list too! you're doing well! I think I only have one thing crossed off!


amy October 7, 2009 at 3:34 pm

What a great list and a great idea…I think I might have to start my own!! πŸ™‚


Nicole-Lynn October 14, 2009 at 6:18 pm

I just love this! My boyfriend is very into making lists and writing out goals.. and I just think doing this periodically is great.
I totally reccommend you take a trip to Niagara Falls.. it's so neat! Have dinner in one of the restaurants overlooking the falls at night πŸ™‚


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