Saturday, July 16, 2005

101 Things to do in 1001 Days

1. Create a website Created a weblog on July 15, 2005
2. Learn guitar well enough to play songs
3. Take a photography course—using a manual camera
4. Watch all the Bond movies
5. Write 100 poems
(1) untitled 6 word poem (example for a student)
(2-3) two silly yearbook poems on blog
(4) mantra ray poem
(5) the last great hairdo poem
(6) untitled (example for a student)
(7) 31 Lines

6. Publish something an article in Red River Valley Women Today on 10/21/05 and on 11/21/05 and on 12/21/05 and on 1/20/06 and on 2/18/06 and on 3/17/06 and on 6/16/06 and on 10/17/06 and on 11/20/06 and 12/15/06 and 1/17/07 and 2/16/07 and so forth
7. Swim with dolphins
8. Organize all my school files completed on 5/26/05
9. Learn digital video editing
10. Buy a laptop computer purchased from Sony 8/11/05
11. Start playing cards more played pinochle on 10/28/06 and played Golf on 12/31/06 and again on 1/2/07
11a Learn how to play black jack well enough to gamble
11b Learn several varieties of poker
12. Reach my target weight of 125 lbs.
13. Buy a house
14. Buy a digital camera Purchased online 7/17/05
15. Play Frisbee golf
16. Read 50 of the hundreds of books I own but have never read
(1)Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 7/14/05
(2) Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde 10/22/05
(3) Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick 11/09/05
(4) Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson 11/14/05
(5)The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde 11/15/05
(6) The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes 4/16/06
(7) A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park 6/9/06
(8) A Northern Light by Jennifer Donelly 6/12/06
(9) Boy by Roald Dahl 6/23/06
(10) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 6/22/06
(11) Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren 7/30/06
(12) The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 9/5/06
(13) Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks 9/20/06
(14) Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs 9/28/06
(15) Wicked by Gregory Maguire 10/29/06
(16) Monster by Walter Dean Myers 6/07
(17) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 7/07
(18) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 8/07
(19) Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder 9/07
(20) The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke 11/07

17. Start a savings account 7/07
18. Attend an NFL game
19. See Mamma Mia completed 8/27/2005
20. Play pool completed 6/10/2007
21. Go camping
22. Learn to drive a stick shift car
23. See a movie at a Drive-In movie theatre completed 8/27/06 and 9/1/06
24. Go to New York City
25. Make at least one meal from every cookbook I own it turns out I have good for nothing cookbooks, have sold or donated a few of those... I get a lot of recipes from magazines and the Internet
26. Play croquet
27. Go snorkeling
28. Eat at a new restaurant in Winnipeg completed 7/23/05 Saffrons on Corydon Ave
29. Be able to run 8 miles without stopping
30. Go ice skating
31. Travel to another country (other than Canada)
32. Participate in NaNoWriMo crashed and burned, but I tried. sort of. Ugh. 11/07
33. Go to Las Vegas
34. Go to the public swimming pool
35. Discover and soak in natural hot springs
36. Go swimming at a pool completed 7/12/06 while babysitting
38. Go spelunking (maybe even take a class)
39. Go to a concert Went to the MN bluegrass festival in July 2005
40. Buy a new car completed on Oct. 19, 2007
41. Do something social with my neighbors visited w/S & J and saw their tree 12/06 -- spring summer 2007 we hang out often now
42. Ride my bike everywhere for one entire week
43. View the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota 7/2007
44. Seea broadway play
45. Go to San Diego
46. Learn how to filet a fish
47. Start keeping a journal--started an exercise journal June 07
48. Sew a quilt made a blanket in 2/05 and another in 12/06... but it was tied rather than quilted.
49. Learn to make lefse completed 12/10/05
50. Go on a retreat at a monastery
51. Buy new living room furniture acquired a new-to-me green chair July 06
52. Learn sign language
53. Write a grant for book club books for school wrote a grant for a student photo gallery at school 11/1/06 and a grant for yearbook funds Feb. 2007
54. Spend time with Grandma oct. 05, Dec. 05, Jun. 06, Oct. 06 and Nov. 06, and Dec. 06
55. Kayak or Canoe
56. Overhaul my mutual funds/investments/retirement stuff
57. Plant a garden
58. Improve my Spanish (take a class)
59. Learn to make overnight buns
60. Start a regular Sat. night trivia group at El Roco completed 9/17/05 joined an existing one
61. Learn to crochet learned the basics 12/06
62. Ride on a train (maybe even get a sleeper car)
63. Go on a cruise
64. Take dancing lessons
65. Learn to identify at least five different constellations in the night sky
66. Learn how to knit something besides stitches…· Bought a book.... learned some stitch patterns 12/1/05 .... took a knitting class on 1/30 & 2/6 ... followed my first pattern to make a flower for a scarf I knit... 2/20/06... knit a ribbed scarf in Nov. 06 and another with a checkerboard pattern in 12/06 and a knitting needle case with a cable and felted body in 12/06 and a felted purse in 12/06
67. Go to a wine tasting started a wine tasting club for friends in 11/06
68. Sell, donate, or just get rid of 101 items in an effort to “downsize” my stuff
(1)sold book "Lucia, Lucia"
(2)sold book "Sophie's World"
(3)sold book "Jimmy Coorigan"
(4) sold book "Good in Bed"
(5) sold book "Frankly Scarlett, I DO give a Damn"
(6) sold book "Memoir of a Catholic Girlhood"
(7) sold book "Welcome to Temptation"
(8) sold book "Four Blondes"
(9) sold book "Crazy for You"
(10) sold book "Welcome to Temptation"
(11-12) Donated two trashbags full of clothing to Dakota Boys Ranch Thrift Shop
(13-14) Donated two boxes of 'stuff" to school Christmas sale.... (clothes, shoes, knick knacks)
(15) sold book "Don't You Want Me"
(16) gave away my futon
(17) sold trivia game on ebay
(18) sold a return of the Jedi collector's glass on ebay
(19) sold a package of DVD/CD labels on ebay
(20) sold purse on ebay
(21) sold 6 clinique items on ebay
(22) sold the VHS copy of Escape to Witch Mountain on ebay
(23) sold the VHS copy of Scooby Doo and the Gaggle of Ghosts on ebay
(24) sold a vintage purse on ebay
(25) donated a box of stuff to school Christmas store
(26) donated a box of clothing to Dakota Boys Ranch
(27) gave Sophie a handmade bag for her knitting
(28) sold a cookbook
(29) sold 2 plates and bowls
(30) sold Sioux shirt
(31-33) sold 3 cds
(34) sold 1 DVD
(35-44) sold 10 books
(45-46)sold 2 purses
(47) sold 1 pair of shoes
(48-49) discarded 2 pair of shoes
(50-54) sold 5 items of clothing
(55) donated a box full of shoes, clothing, books
(56-60) sold/donated 5 books
(61-70) sold ten items of clothing through consignment
(71) discarded a pair of shoes
(72) discarded a pair of pants
(73) donated a pair of shoes
(74) donated two skirts
(75) donated a set of bowls
(76) donated odds and ends to the Christmas store at school
(77) donated Amy Tan book to school
(78) donated a bag of clothing to thrift store

69. Volunteer my time for a “worthy” cause rang a bell for the salvation army 12/06 and read to the elderly as part of a readers theatre group 12/06, helped with clean-up in Northwood 8/08.
70. Create a living will and figure out how exactly to become an “official” donor.
71. Go Roller skating (maybe in Winnipeg?)
72. Learn to play chess
73. Start taking a multivitamin/calcium started taking Tums for calcium 1/07, 10/07
74. Eat at White Castle
75. Go to Yellowstone National Park
76. Eat at Kon Nechi Wahs completed on 8/9/05
77. Visit Ang and Mike in Iowa completed on 8/4/06
78. Visit Emma in England or Vancouver completed in 8/07
79. Spend an afternoon lounging in a hammock
80. Update my Ireland scrapbook (parts of it are falling apart)
81. Start doing yoga Began yoga on July 5, 2005
82. Stay at the Ft. Garry Hotel in Winnipeg (and have the breakfast buffet)
83. Go to a movie at the Fargo Theatre
84. Vacation at Lake Tahoe
85. Memorize a poem
86. Stay at the Hotel Donaldson in Fargo, ND
87. Get a henna tattoo
88. Buy a harmonica and learn how to play it bought on 8/15/05, took a class in Oct. 06
89. Plan and go on a trip to the Fiji Islands or somewhere “tropical” for a Winter break
90. Update my resume
91. Create a professional portfolio
92. Go to bingo played at the Highlander in July 2006
93. Learn the basics of how to play tennis
94. Go golfing
95. Attend some sort of 20 year reunion with friends from high school
96. Go stargazing at an observatory Completed 7/29/05
97. Eat at Forest River Cafe
98. Go Christmas caroling
99. Get a new hairstyle or highlights
100. learn to use chopsticks
101. Watch all the films I haven't already seen in Roger Ebert’s books The Great Movies Volumes I and II The Apartment, King Kong (1933), The Producers (1968), The Maltese Falcon, Manhattan, Breathless, Beat the Devil, Le Samourai, The 400 Blows, Duck Soup, Dr. Strangelove, Touchez Pas au Grisbi, Nights of Cabiria, This is Spinal Tap.

Start Date July 1, 2005 …………. End Date March 28, 2008


Anonymous said...

Make it 102 and GET A LIFE!!!

Carm said...

Thanks for the suggestion. Here's where I got the idea. Perhaps you'd like to make your own list.

marvin said...

Will you be willing to "publish" any of those 100 new poems you're going to write, here on this blog of yours?

Carm said...

I really can't say... I'm not sure my literary agent would approve.

Anonymous said...

Isn't a blog like a journal? I consider that a done deal.

Anonymous said...

Didn't you take a digital editing class this summer? Doesn't that count?

Anonymous said...

What about watching old movies?

Simi said...

Cool. I was looking up skating lessons in my city and I found your list. The cool/funyn thing is, much of your list resembles the one I've got going!

Good luck and enjoy yourself!


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