Saturday, May 31, 2008

A little behind on postings...

I'm a bit behind on my weekly journal posting mainly because I will be having to re-write some of my "things" because I will be moving in the next few months and many of the things on my list pertained to living in the house I am in and the place I live.

But Since my last update I have completed two things. I got a waitressing job and I organized a neighborhood yard sale. I also add to a few of the things I have started doing and started on a few others. Including meditating!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

1 week over...

So how much did I get done this week? Not too much. I've 'donated' 11,000 grains of rice through

I started re-reading The Hobbit. I mailed one postcard to a friend. I will buy my weekly lottery ticket when I go out today.

I need to step things up a bit. But I am making some plans to do quite a few fun things on my list when a very good friend of mine comes to visit for a week.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

nina's 101 things to do in 1001 days

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

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

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. 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 or outdoor activities.

Start Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008
End Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011

Things in red are completed. :D
The ones in blue have been started ;)

1. Create 20 "works of art" [00/20]
2. And sell them [00/20]
3. Write a vegan cookbook
4. Publish vegan cookbook on
5. Alter 20 items of my own clothing
6. Take a self portrait everyday for one year [000/365]
7. Make 5 pieces of art for my home [0/5]
8. Make 5 pieces of art for my family [0/5]
9. Make 5 pieces of art for my friends [0/5]
10. Create a studio space in my house
11. Buy a very good new digital camera
12. Audit 3 art classes at BCC [0/3]
13. Make an ottoman for the living room
14. Write 101 haiku's

Misc Stuffs:
15. Kill the TV! Go 30 days with no TV.
16. Ride a horse
17. Have a water balloon fight
18. Get a tattoo
19. Go skinny dipping in the moonlight
20. Sing at Karaoke night some where
21. Use the self check out lane
22. Get a divorce
23. For every item on this list completed tuck away $1.00
24. Buy produce from the farmers market once a month [01/33]
25. Make one untried recipe a week [003/143]
26. Do a weekly blog update for my 101 in 1001 blog [3/143]
27. Create a terrarium
28. Buy a mahjong set and learn to play
29. Buy a bento box and use it
30. Start a career in voice over work
31. Get a waitressing job [5/30/08]
32. Buy a sari and wear it regularly
33. Make sushi

Pay It Forward:
34. Donate 500,000 grains of rice at [20,000/500,000]
35. Donate $20 each month to 20 different charities [01/33]
36. Attend 10 charity events [00/10]
37. Donate $5.00 for every item not completed on this list after 1001 days.

Friends, Family and Neighbors
38. Take photos of all your family members
39. Host a dinner party with a fun theme
40. Organize a "Block Party" event for the neighborhood
41. Organize a neighborhood "yard sale" [5/31/08]
42. Personally give out homemade cookies and holiday cards at Yule Time for family, friends and neighbors [0/3]

Home Improvements:
43. Get rid of 85% of all the stuff in my house
44. Paint the outside of the house
45. Fix the holes in the walls
46. Paint the front walkway
47. Refinish the entryway
48. Buy a new front door
49. Buy new interior doors [0/3]
50. Buy new back door
51. Tile 'playroom' floor
52. Paint each room [00/10]
53. Make a "No Soliciting" sign for the front door and hang it
54. Put in a swimming pool
55. Put in a sprinkler system
56. Get reclaimed water system put in
57. Plant an herb garden
58. Put house number on house
59. Install a new mailbox
60. Make new stepping stones for the yard [00/50]
61. Buy 1 lottery ticket every week, keep track of winnings. [0/143] [$0]

Places to go, People to See
62. Send 101 postcards to 101 different people. [002/101]
63. Visit the Brevard Zoo
64. Visit 20 Museums [00/20]
65. Go to 10 events in Cocoa Village [00/10]
66. Go shell collecting on the beach
67. Go to 10 new privately owned restaurants [00/10]
68. Plan 10 trips to Orlando [00/10]
69. Go on a picnic with at least 10 friends
70. Get a passport
71. Go camping
72. Rent the Smith's summer house down the shore in NJ for 2 weeks

Health & Self Improvement:
73. Lose 20 lbs (and keep it off) [00/20]
74. Lose 40 lbs (and keep it off) [20/40]
75. Lose 60 lbs (and keep it off) [40/60]
76. Lose 80 lbs (and keep it off) [60/80]
77. Get SCUBA certification
78. Learn CPR
79. Learn to be fluent in one other language
80. Eat only raw foods for one week
81. Complete a "Master Cleanse"
82. Go to 20 Yoga classes [00/20]
83. Start a walking program
84. Start a running program
85. Run in a marathon
86. Go to the eye doctor for a check up
87. Learn to belly dance
88. Go ice skating
89. Meditate 333 times [002/333]
90. Spend 1 day a month not speaking [01/33]

Film, Music and Literature:
91. Read the following 10 novels [00/10]:
The Lord of the Flies
The Alchemist:A Fable About following Your Dream
Brave New World
Animal Farm
The Hobbit (currently reading)
Letters from the Earth:Uncensored Writings
Walden:Writings of Henry D. Thoreau
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Bell Jar
92. Read all of Ronald Dahl's books [01/23]
James and the Giant Peach
93. Learn to play 10 songs on the guitar [00/10]
94. Get flute fixed
95. Learn to play 10 songs on the flute [00/10]
96. Create 10 mixed CD's and burn them [00/10]
97. Go to 5 concerts [0/5]
98. Go to 3 plays
99. Watch 20 documentaries [01/20]
100. See 5 local musicians play. [0/5]

101. Create a new list for the next 1001 days.