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Old 01-21-2008, 11:42 PM   #1
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101 Things in 1001 Days
I joined a ravelry group with this same title. I know not all of us are on the rav yet, so I thought I'd start a group here too!

The basic idea is that you make a list of 101 things, and then you set a goal of completing those things in 1001 days... about 2 years and 8 months.

You can use this website to calculate your end date. I'm planning on starting February 1st, so my end date will be Friday, October 29th, 2010.

Want to join me? We can use this thread to post our 101 things, dates, and give each other support and celebration for completing our goals. My list isn't quite finished, have about 20 more to add.

Here's the original site, if you're interesed in joining that as well.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:34 AM   #2
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uuuh.... I may be a little too horrified to realize that in a little over 1000 days I will freakin' be FOURTY to consider doing this.
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uuuh.... I may be a little too horrified to realize that in a little over 1000 days I will freakin' be FOURTY to consider doing this.
there, there... it will be ok....

(just a number remeber..you are as young as you feel... and 40 is the new 20)

I became anxious just the thought of doing this...I'll do it through you Hildie and provide support...
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Breh, we can make that into a positive! We can add "Turn the Big X-oh" on our lists, and then all we have to do that day is wake up!
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Do we set the date after we've made the list or before? I'll give it a try!
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yay jan!!!!

I set my date as Feb 1st so i would have time to make the list
It's your 101 things, so you can do what you want!
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yay jan!!!!

I set my date as Feb 1st so i would have time to make the list
It's your 101 things, so you can do what you want!
Okay! Now to come up with 101 things..
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:51 PM   #8
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Would doing the dishes 101 times in 1001 days acceptable?
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Okay, here is my list! I'm starting Feb 1st, and my end date is Oct 29th, 2010


1) Organize and maintain yarn stash
2) Save 500 dollars
3) Make a sweater
4) Lose 100 pounds
5) Perfect the “smoky eye” look
6) Set-up and maintain online bill pay
7) Complete a 1000 piece puzzle
8) Write Dissertation
9) Graduate
10) Stop biting my fingernails for GOOD
11) Go to the dentist
12) Establish a plan to GET OUT OF DEBT
13) Freeze cards with a zero balance
14) Fulltime faculty at an institute of higher learning
15) Stop smoking
16) Use yard sale finds for bedroom: dresser, nightstand, chair(?)
17) Recover orange flower chair for living room
18) Fix buffet
19) Save $$$ for mom’s 60th birthday ring (Aug 12 2010)
20) Read 10 books I haven’t read that I already own
21) See a show on Broadway
22) Save $$$ for a Contiki vacation
23) Drink 6 glasses of water a day
24) Join curves/ exercise 4x every week for 6 months
25) Downsize clothing; get rid of what doesn’t fit, is outdated, has been in the mending box.
26) Downsize shoes; same as above.
27) Take a glass-blowing class
28) Piece a top for a quilt (no strip cutting)
29) Have quilt professionally finished
30) Go fishing on the Mississippi
31) Start a 101 things blog; make weekly entries
32) Set up a “charging station” for phone, DS, batteries, etc
33) Make 5 Christmas presents
34) Organize/downsize photos
35) Make photo collections/collages to hang on the walls: Mom’s side, Dad’s side, Bri & me, College, HS, 4 cousins
36) Box and store wedding paraphernalia that I can’t throw away
37) Make a “map” for the pantry and stick to it!
38) Take a pottery class
39) Get my knit/purl tattoo
40) Send a post card to postsecret.com
41) See Stephen Lynch in concert
42) Go to a club downtown
43) Have a spa day with mom (facial, massage, cabana boy)
44) Go to a professional baseball game
45) Go to a professional football game
46) Go to a professional hockey game
47) Learn origami
48) Plant a tree
49) Burn pics/video of Sloan and Hailey to DVD
50) Experiment with mixed-media art
51) Get up early and drive to watch the sunrise
52) Take a kickboxing class
53) Eat “vegetarian” for 1 week
54) Attend a knitting/fiber convention that isn’t in my area
55) Begin using Piggly Wiggly bag for grocery shopping… ONLY!
56) Have coffee and beignets in New Orleans
57) Go to the opera
58) Organize/purge medicine chest
59) Use up or throw away all the extra soap, shampoo, lotions, etc
60) Organize DVDs by genre and catalog
61) Organize CDs by genre/collection/historical period/alphabetical artist and catalog
62) Go camping (sans cabin)
63) Say NO and don’t feel guilty!
64) See a foreign film
65) Write to an e-pal in another country
66) Send a care package to Iraq
67) Play Monopoly, from beginning to end
68) Fast for 1 day (water only)
69) Buy a wall-mount ironing board
70) Get an eye-exam and new glasses
71) Visit an alpaca farm
72) Plant and maintain an indoor herb garden
73) Learn kumihimo
74) Attend a symphony
75) Read 5 non-fiction books on topics I don’t know
76) Get CPR certified
77) Get a passport
78) Make organic salsa
79) Have escargot
80) Take Sloan and Hailey to Build-a-Bear
81) Pick fruit and make jam
82) Meditate once a week
83) Take a date to the Zoo
84) Go to a Ren Faire and wear a costume
85) Eat Ethiopian food
86) Go “off the grid” for a weekend (no phones, computer, electronic media)
87) Memorize The Highwayman
88) Clip coupons and use them to shop
89) Moisturize my face daily for 2 weeks
90) Learn all 50 state capitols
91) Hire a maid service
92) Host a party
93) Compile birthdays/anniversaries/important dates into a perpetual calendar
94) Switch over to low-energy lightbulbs
95) Go to a Wine Tasting
96) Break 130 when bowling
97) Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
98) Present at a national conference
99) Organize recipe box
100) Attend a blacksmithing class and make something!
101) Donate $1.00 for every item not completed to a children’s charity

I've organized my list into categories, here.
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:39 PM   #10
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Sure, Iza!

For everyone's amusement, here's how 1001 breaks down:

2.75 years
33 months (at 30 days per)
143 weeks
24024 hours
1441440 minutes
3003 cups of coffee (at 3 cups per day) (thanks, RENT)

A lot of the people with lists I browsed (linked on the day zero website) showed their progress like a fraction... for instance, someone who wanted to take a day trip once a month and has completed 2 trips would have (2/33) next to their goal. I'm not sure I, personally, want to get that deep, and certainly not for every item on my list (6006 glasses of water ) but it might be a fun way to show progress, especially for those things that are long term.

I'm going to cross off things as I complete them, and figure out some way to notate what is in progress, scheduled, or whatever.

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