Monday, February 22, 2010

44. Feed the parking meter for someone random

I was at the post office today, which is one of our few places that has traditional parking meters. Most of the other spots in Towson have the machine you buy a little piece of paper from haha. So, I went into the post office, did my thing, and then maxed out the meter when I came out. Unfortunately or fortunately, that was only 50 cents cause it's a 30 minute limit on the meter. BUT those spots ALWAYS have someone in them, so I am hoping I helped out a few people going into the post office!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

75.Visit my mom-mom 5 times, unrelated to family gatherings

I went to visit my grandmother today, with my dad and uncle. I am pretty sure she forgot my mom, seeing that she is getting old and crazy lol and hardly remembers anything. But I know she recognized me, so it's ok. She didn't call me by name the whole time, but she referred to "your Collin" as opposed to my brother, so I know she sill knows me.

I think going to see her more often, other than family gatherings, may help with that. She wasn't expecting all of us to show up, so I am guessing we just caught her by surprise.

First thing down on the list! Well.....sort of down haha

My 101 list is complete!!!

1. Read 100 books (0/100)
2. Visit my brother in TX
3. Go on a cruise
4. Buy a bike
5. Finish the slip covers for my couch
6. Finish the curtains for my living room
7. Use my Crockpot once a month
8. Get a puppy
9. Save enough money to put money down on a new car/buy a new car
10. Save $15,000
11. Live in the same place as Collin
12. Collect all the stars in Mario Galaxy
13. Take a knitting class
14. Knit a new scarf!
15. Take a photography class
16. Go to mass 5 times, unprovoked (not Christmas/Easter) (0/5)
17. Not drink soda for 2 weeks
18. Run Race for the Cure
19. Buy myself a Coach purse
20. Buy a new computer
21. Send Collin random postcards/notes 5 times (0/5)
22. Take a yoga class w Sherry
23. See a dermatologist.
24. Complete four 5ks (0/4)
25. Complete a 10k
26. Sky dive
27. Take a spontaneous road trip.
28. Ride in a hot air balloon.
29. Go horseback riding
30. Go to Hawaii.
31. Do a mini-triathlon
32. Go wine tasting
33. Scuba Dive.
34. Go one week without spending any money.
35. Try 5 new recipes. (0/5)
36. Cook dinner for more than just myself……dinner party!
37. Meet a WOL friend.
38. Do something that scares me.
39. Buy someone a gift for no reason.
40. Read a self-help book that would benefit me
41. Send random care packages
42. Go to Europe
43. Play through Mario Galaxy as Luigi
44. Feed the parking meter for someone random
45. See a play on stage
46. Watch 52 movies I've never seen, one per week (0/52)
47. Send in a postcard to PostSecret.
48. Go to a shooting range
49. Have a spa day
50. Watch Lost
51. Drink only water for a week, 4 times (0/4)
52. Buy a bedroom set
53. Run 210 miles in 2010
54. Go to bed by 10 at least one night of the week
55. Get a tattoo, if I WANT one
56. Get a mani/pedi 8 times (0/8)
57. Donate blood 10 times (0/10)
58. No eating after 8pm for 3 weeks total (21 days). (0/21)
59. Plant a tree.
60. Adopt a child for the 2010 holiday season.
61. Answer the “20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday” 10 times. (0/10)
62. Visit Boston.
63. See 5 new states. (0/5)
64. Blog about every completed task. (0/101)
65. Send a letter to myself to be opened on my 30th birthday, using www.FutureMe.Org.
66. Ride a motorcycle
67. Watch 20 Walt Disney films (0/20)
68. Make my own bread
69. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find at the library
70. Pay for someone else’s food behind me at the drive-thru
71. Save a dollar for every task I complete, for a shopping excursion when I am done.
72. Sign Shannon up for four more weird magazines/email lists.
73. Get my real estate license
74. Buy a nice camera
75. Visit my mom-mom 5 times, unrelated to family gatherings (1/5)
76. Get professional pictures of myself taken
77. Get professional pictures with the family/brother
78. Try 5 new wines (0/5)
79. Make curtains for my bedroom
80. Buy a new comforter
81. Take lunch to work everyday for two weeks (0/10)
82. Take a cake decorating class
83. Use the reusable shopping bags I have when grocery shopping
84. Draft a living will
85. Make my bed every day for one week (0/7)
86. Purge and donate old clothes from closets
87. Vote!
88. Go to a drive in movie
89. Send WOL care packages/cards (0/5)
90. Take a bubble bath.
91. Cook a full meal at home at least once a week
92. Learn to change a tire and basic car maintenance
93. Make my own hillbilly golf game
94. Join an adult softball league
95. Go to Sunday in the Country
96. Encourage someone else to do 101 in 1001
97. Dye my hair some different color
98. Fast for 24 hours
99. Moisturize every night for a month.
100. Buy a George Foreman grill
101. Finish everything on this list.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

66 items!

I have 66 items on my list! Only need 35 more! If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

41 so far!

41 items so far! With a little help from my WOL friends :) only 60 to go!

101 in 1001

The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple challenges such as New Year's resolutions or a 'Bucket List'. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.