Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Internet deadlines mean nothing to me.

It's over. My lofty 101 goals I was supposed to complete in 1001 days came to an end today. I failed miserably.

Let me list all of these out for you one last time. Some I've completed since the last time I've updated you, but, not very many. One thing I learned is this: I do very few fun activities like movies, concerts, or even renting movies. I don't know why this is. I do enjoy those things, so why don't I do them more often? I mean, in THREE YEARS I saw 2 movies?

I can probably explain some of it. I am a little bit obsessed with this girl, who has existed for about 2/3 of this project. I have a hard time scheduling things during her waking hours while I'm with her. Since I'm a working mom, those few hours each weekday night and our weekends are precious to me, and I try to only schedule things for after her 8:00ish bedtime. Anyways, I'm going off on a tangent, and that could surely be a post for another day. Anyways, that's the best excuse I can come up with.

A secondary excuse: Made up internet deadlines mean nothing to me. Even when announced to the entire internet. I don't feel responsible to you!

So yes. I got a whopping 47% on this project! Not a passing grade no matter how you look at it.

Start Date: September 14, 2010

End Date: June 11, 2013

Items completed: 47/101 (these are bolded)

1. Read 101 books (28/101). (I,II,)
Add these to the last time I updated you:  
20. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
21. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Steig Larson
22. The Sea of Tranquility - Katja Millay
23. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
24. Still Alice - Lisa Genova
25. Looking For Alaska - Magic Hour
26. Magic Hour - Kristin Hannah
27. Those Who Save Us - Jenna Blum
28. Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell
Which is still no where near 101, so yeah. Failed it. 
2. Volunteer.
3. Cook dinner at least once a week for 3 months. -  I probably did this. It wasn't something I kept track of. And how sad that I can't say for sure.
4. Take 1001 photos in 1001 days (1001/1001).
5. Get a pedicure.
6. Spend an entire day in pajamas.
7. Try 10 new foods (9/10). (I, II)
8. Have breakfast in bed.
9. Make breakfast in bed for someone.
10. Eat at 10 local restaurants I've never eaten at before (10/10). (I, II, III)
11. Take a trip for our anniversary.
12. Visit a state I've never been to before.
13. See a Broadway show.
14. See a show by Cirque de Soleil.
15. Go to the movies 10 times (2/10). (I)
16. Watch the sun rise.
17. Watch the sun set.
18. Get a massage. - First ever & wasn't that impressed. 
19. Take a bubble bath. - Soon though - thanks to my new jetted tub! Bubbles to the ceiling!
20. See the oral surgeon about my wisdom teeth.
21. Publish at least 101 blog posts. (101/101)
22. Have at least 10 real date nights. (0/10)
23. Spend an entire day without turning on the computer / no internet.
24. Bake cookies from scratch.
25. Carve a pumpkin.
26. Go on a picnic.
27. Go to at least 5 concerts (0/5).
28. Win something.
29. Participate in a charity run/walk.
30. Visit 5 places in the NC region I've never been to before (0/5).
31. Go through a corn maze.
32. Replace all the broken blinds in our house.
33. Learn to identify all 50 states on the map and their capitals. (I)
34. Watch 5 movies that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. (0/5).
35. Splurge on something nice for myself.
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First ever non-Target/Kohl's/cheap-o purse. Although no way did I spend regular price. Thank you Kate Spade 75% off sale!
36. Donate $5 to charity for every challenge not met.
37. Make the on-time train every day for 2 weeks.
38. Move to a bigger house.
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39. Collect all spare change until the last day of this project.
           TOTAL: $34.78. Apparently I don't use cash very much.
40. Visit Charleston.
41. Get parents’ home videos transferred to DVD.
42. See a drive-in movie.
43. Have a baby.
44. See a movie in 3-D.
45. Build a snowman. No snow around here in a while! At least not enough for a snowman!
46. Host a game night with friends.
47. Take pictures in a photo booth.
48. Learn 5 constellations.
49. Go to a fair.
50. Go to a theme park I haven’t been to before.
51. Get my legs waxed.
52. Upgrade to the latest iPhone.
53. Go camping with a group of friends.
54. Go to a haunted house.
55. Give a homeless person food.
56. Put away $10 for every goal completed.
57. Dress up for Halloween.
58. Use our fondue pot.
59. Have no soda for one month. (I, II)
60. Get a bike.
61. Watch 50 movies on IMDB’s top 250. (0/50)
62. Become 100% credit card debt free.
63. Get my car windows tinted.
64. Have at least 50 blog followers. (50/50)
65. Bring my lunch 4 days of the week for an entire month. (I)
66. Find, get, and like a new hairstyle.
67. Go out and play pool one night.
68. Go to the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
69. Exercise 3 days a week for a 4 continuous weeks.
70. Try 5 new cupcake recipes out of my “Cupcakes! From The Cake Mix Doctor” book. (2/5) (I)
71. Take 5 more photography classes. (1/5)
72. Finish my picture scanning project.
73. Visit New York City.
74. Get new [matching] kitchen appliances.
75. Beat Super Mario Galaxy II.
76. Take pictures of each item as it is completed in the 101 list.
77. Take a day trip to the mountains in the fall.
78. Go to a parade.
79. Attend the midnight premiere of a movie.
80. Rent and watch an entire season of a TV show on a lazy weekend.
81. Go swimming in our neighborhood pool 5 times. (1/5) (I)
82. Use another round of Crest White Strips.
83. Type, print and organize all recipes into a notebook.
84. Fix all of the “broken” clothes in my closet: missing buttons, broken hems, etc.
85. Go to a zoo.
86. Go to the mountains to cut down our own Christmas tree.
87. Do something with the wedding pictures – prints, photobook, etc.
88. Go to a festival of some sort that I haven’t been to before.
89. Buy a canvas and paint a piece of artwork.
90. Go canoeing.
91. Make my Christmas cards one year.
92. Babysit each of siblings’ kids so they can have a free night alone. (2/5)
93. Buy a sewing machine, Cricut cutting machine, or some other crafty machine.
94. Go to a movie alone.
95. Buy a digital video camera.
96. Buy a new lens for my camera.
97. Start a new tradition.
98. Inspire someone else to make a 101 in 1001 list for themselves.  Hey! How's yours going Laura?
99. Make a piñata.
100. Have professional pictures taken.
101. Complete a 365-day photo challenge. (365/365)

Am I going to specifically work on completing the other 53%? Nah. Goals schmoals. I know a few I'll complete soon anyways (going to NYC, going to a few concerts) but I'm not in the business of tracking them anymore. It's over. I failed. I must make you all so proud.

1 comment:

diana bowers said...

22. Zero? Really??
24. Lol, that's not a difficult task. ;)
29. Hmmmm
52. Boo!!
53. I would have helped on this one.
57. Overrated
77. Could have been paired with No. 53

I can't believe you don't care that you failed! You should keep the list open and see how long it takes you to complete it.