Friday, November 20, 2009

101 things progress

Hey remember this? Here's how far I've gotten. I've only included list items that are completely finished and I can officially cross off. On a lot of the numerical ones I have made progress toward the goal but have not reached it yet. I'm looking forward to completing "get a new passport", "become a CPA" and "complete a Nablopomo" in the next month or so.

Note - I've added comments below, it's not just a re-printing of the original list. I'm thinking I can do whole blog entries for some of these items so here is the intro for that series. 

1. Clean out bathroom cupboards and cabinets - this one is self-explanatory
2. Plan at least one extended family activity (either side) - Father's day 2009
7. Take 2  photography classes - started "Intro to Photography" 1/26 and "Unravelling - Summer 2009")
8. Organize bookshelves
22. Attend an opera - Carmen, the beginning of this month - it was wonderful!
23. Sell something on etsy
25. Purchase 3 new blazers to upgrade work wardrobe (3/3)
26. Double my blog's google reader subscriptions - more than doubled, thanks everyone who reads this!
31. Put together a "through the viewfinder" rig - done, but I still haven't edited my photos. When I do, I will post about the rig. It is the easiest rig to make, but sometimes it is a bear to use. 
35. Dress up downstairs bedrooms with new duvet covers over the old comforters and new pillow shams - done and done, love the bird duvet.
39. Redistribute couch throw pillows and try again - the current ones are beautiful, but too small - my couch is a colorful ensemble of colorful, funky throw pillows
47. Take a train in the U.S. - From Durango to Silverton for our Anniversary
51. Go wine tasting - Jerome Winery
54. Get a new cell phone - Love my iPhone!
60. Replace that silly broken orange chair - replaced with an ultra-mod table and molded plastic chairs (all knockoffs, but pretty anyway)
64. Inspire someone else to start his or her own list - my brother!
65. See another Cirque du Soleil show - Vegas for Jeff's Birthday
73. Clean out and organize my home office - Done, it's beautiful
74. Buy filing cabinets and use them - see 73
75. Get a display case for my camera collection - also included in my office re-org
76. Implement a “Monday films” requirement for myself – fulfill for at least 10 weeks (10/10) - semi-cheated because I did it as part of my photo class, but it still counts.
77. Shoot with my SX-70 (accomplished 2/8/09)
79. Finally buy that new car - Love my car, his name is Captain Von Trapp (yes, I'm ridiculous)
80. Plan a picnic - Mike's last birthday at Lake Pleasant
81.Create blog/facebook page/twitter account for volunteer program - done!
88. Stay somewhere that advertises itself as "haunted" - Jerome Grand Hotel, Jerome AZ
91. Make a new 8mm video - On our durango trip, not finished yet, but I did shoot it!
93. Visit an aquarium - at Disney World & in Vegas (the Mirage)
97. Go to Disneyland - last May

When I was going through the list, I felt like I had accomplished a lot, but this is only 29/101. I still have over a year and a half to go, but it's intimidating.


  1. I like your nr. 51...
    here via IComLeaWe.

    Happy weekend!

  2. Wow, you have been busy!

    I look forward to seeing you complete your list! :)


  3. Wow -- you're nearly done with your list and you have accomplished a LOT! You may have just inspired me to start a list! Best of luck as you complete the final few items!

    Linda Fulkerson

  4. there are some really neat things on your completed list! Sounds to me like you've made good progress.

  5. You have been very busy. Very inspiring. You should have a big celebration when you finish.

  6. Wow! I think you've accomplished a lot! This is such a great idea...a way to keep you mindful of the things you want and see that they're within your grasp.

  7. I found your blog via IComLeavWe, what a delightful read!

    Congratulations on accomplishing so much, especially #26. Best wishes for continued success with your blog!

  8. I have written down on my 'to blog' list an update on my 101 in have done way more than I have..but I have until 2012.

  9. I would love to go to cirque du soleil! the closest that i got was a special on PBS.

    Dropping in from icomleavwe. have a good one!

  10. I feel kind of sorry for the "silly broken orange chair". Probably based off of my worry that one day I too will be replaced by a newer model.


  11. I love the idea of 101 things in 1001 days. I need to get some more things for my professional wardrobe as well. I may try to think of 101 things to do.


  12. You have accomplished a lot. I know at least one other person who is doing this, and they are nowhere near as far along.

    Did you enjoy your train trip? If you would like to see some great scenery the California Zephyr in between Green River, Utah and Grand Junction is stunning. The route between Glenwood Springs and Denver is also beautiful.

    The Southwest Chief (Chicago to LA) is good if you actually want to get across the country in a decent amount to time. Nice scenery through New Mexico as well.

  13. Wow, that is truly an amazing list. I can't seem to succeed on a simple list I don't know how I could do a list like that.

    The whole 101 things in 1001 days is a meme I missed until now. I wonder if I shouldn't try something like that... but then it seems to daunting and I move on.

  14. I did this too! Except I sort of gave up on it. Should have finished it by now, I should think. :)


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