101 things in 1001 days

My list of 101 things in 1001 days. Officially started 1/1/07, and due 9/28/09. It’s currently in random loosely organized order, and I’m not positive about all of the items. It was harder than I imagined to come up with this whole list, and I’m not sure I can pull off all this stuff in just 1001 days. I might revise some of the lame or vague items. I’ll definately go through and reorganize the list sometime in the near future.

  1. Volunteer at a shelter for at least one holiday
  2. Give blood
  3. Teach someone a skill
  4. Obtain Bareboat Cruising Certification
  5. Skydive
  6. Ride in a hot air ballon
  7. Ski out west
  8. Go camping 3 times
  9. Try a new sport
  10. Go fishing
  11. Go swimming
  12. Fly a kite
  13. Learn to juggle clubs
  14. Get a punching bag
  15. Learn to surf
  16. Learn to ride a horse
  17. Learn to play the guitar
  18. Learn to Foxtrot
  19. Learn to shoot a gun
  20. Learn to weld
  21. Learn digital electronics
  22. Build a eeprom/pic Programmer
  23. Write my dissertation / earn my Ph.d
  24. Write and publish 3 papers
  25. Write my CV
  26. Learn a new programming language
  27. Write and distribute a piece of software
  28. Clean out my inbox (again) (1/5/07)
  29. Write a story
  30. Implement GTD for at least 3 months
  31. See a mountain stage of the Tour de France
  32. Visit Germany
  33. Visit Austria
  34. Visit Peru
  35. Visit the new Googleplex
  36. Wander in new city
  37. Visit 3 State Parks
  38. Get in touch with 3 old friends
  39. Visit Jen and her family
  40. Visit Niv and meet her baby
  41. Cook at least 4 meals a week for 6 months
  42. Eat breakfast at least 4 days a week for 6 months
  43. Drink wine at least twice a month for 6 months
  44. Attend Sarge at least 3 days a week for 6 months
  45. Lower my blood pressure (need measureable goals here)
  46. Lower my cholesterol by 20%
  47. Weigh less than 200 lbs.
  48. Walk at least 3 days a week for 6 months
  49. Hike part of the Appalachain Trail
  50. Bike on the Eastern Shore
  51. Pedal 5000 miles (indoors or out)
  52. Ride a Century
  53. Complete a 20K run
  54. Bench 140 lbs.
  55. Send the Rollei for servicing (1/10/07)
  56. Send the Leica for servicing
  57. Print and hang 7 of my photos
  58. Take 500 photos
  59. Sell at least one photo
  60. Go to a Terrapin Photo Club Meeting
  61. 101 new photoblog entries
  62. 101 new blog entries
  63. Re-do the blog theme
  64. Read at least 25 novels
  65. Clear the backlog of books next to my bed
  66. See Ebert’s ‘102 Movies You Must See’
  67. See 3 documentary films
  68. See 3 films in different foreign languages
  69. See a play/show on campus
  70. See Cirque de Soleil: Love
  71. Try 3 new restaurants in DC
  72. Go on 10 dates
  73. Visit 3 new museums
  74. Update the house server
  75. Buy a real bedframe
  76. Hang drapes in the living room
  77. Finish the bathroom re-model
  78. Repair the fence
  79. Wire the house for cable/ethernet
  80. Cancel long distance service to the house
  81. Buy some plants for my room (1/7/07)
  82. Set up a 20+ gallon aquarium
  83. Get a colorful rug for the living room (1/7/07)
  84. Do some kind of housemate event/activity
  85. Store/get rid of all the random debris next to the stairs in my room
  86. Build a new desk
  87. Get rid of the old fridge
  88. Diversify my portfolio (at least 6 industries represented) (1/12/07)
  89. Create a budget and stick to it for one month
  90. Get FoodFit to stop billing me
  91. Sell my old Powerbook G4 (1/10/07)
  92. Sell the 1993 Corrado
  93. Sell/donate the extra cameras
  94. Get a motorcycle
  95. Find a new dentist and get a check-up
  96. Finish restoring the Twilight Zone pinball machine
  97. Post a description of my Schwinn Voyageur
  98. Build a new MythTV box
  99. Build a wooden ship model
  100. Finish one Infocom game
  101. Beat my computer at Go

7 thoughts on “101 things in 1001 days

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  2. ah…hell thems a lot of things.

    I’d start off easy like….make a list of 101 things. That way you got one done already!

    good holiday?

    Had a freaky saturday…and ran into Becky and Keenan at an opening (bad luck I should have figured there was a good 50/50 chance they might be there)…left after eye contact…bleah. Spent the new years at my brother’s.
    My roofer set fire to my outdoor drain gutter.

  3. Scott pointed out that 6 dates was a particularly low threshold, so I upped it to 10.

    Also I realized that my planned location for the basketball hoop wouldn’t work, so it’s gone in favor of “Write my CV”.

  4. Jef,

    Let me tell you I almost went for the list as item #1.

    I slept most of the new year’s eve. Sorry yours wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

  5. I think #62 should be 101 blog entries that _aren’t_ about your 101 things. Otherwise you just have to post every time you finish an item on the list and you’re done. (Granted, I am clearly guilty of posting too much about my 101 list and not about anything else.)

    I would suggest organizing the list somewhat, at least for yourself. I didn’t put doing GTD on my list, except implicitly in my catch-up-on-reading item which includes finishing the book, but I’ve realized that I do need to get that going, or something similar, if I’m going to be organized enough to get my things done.

  6. Yeah, I figured that if I get 101 posts about *anything* it would be an accomplishment, but considering I have almost anything worth blogging about on the list, I think it’s rational to just post as items get finished. I’ll consider raising it to 201, but I frankly don’t think I’m going to blog about each individual item on the 101, and I might blog several times about any given one of them, so I’m not sure it matters.

    But believe it or not, I *have* organized the list (at least somewhat), it really is in a form of order right now (it wasn’t when I first posted it). I think it’s manageable the way it is.

  7. Inspiring – I will definitely be listing my own set of actions/goals this weekend. Both this list, as well as your previous long term goals list have got me thinking about my own goals, desires, wishes, plans, etc. Ok, so other things have been steering me toward taking proactive measures, but your lists and, more importantly, the sincerity and determination behind them are a nice reminder for me to get off my own somewhat complacent ass and take a more proactive stance in the world.

    Thanks and good luck.

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