Monday, February 28, 2011

they're all part of the list

A little over a year ago (1 year + 1 week to be exact) I created a 101 in 1001. In case you're still not aware of what this is, it's a list of 101 goals you set for yourself that you have 1001 days to complete.

I've decided I need to dedicate a little more effort into actually accomplishing some of these things, seeing as I haven't made that much progress. Therefore, I'm re-pasting my list to a more current post to help motivate myself. My completion date is still: November 18, 2012.

1. Apply to be on be on Amazing Race with Emily
2. Finish my painting for above my bed (it now hangs outside my kitchen... but close enough)

3. Finish the mini scrapbook set
4. Print pictures for my jewelry box

5. Finish face portraits (this did not happen, but I did something AWESOME with the canvas. pictures to come soon).
6. Post at least 2 projects (with pictures) to blog within one week
7. Track EVERYTHING for one week (7/7)
8. Not say anything bad about a friend for one week (0/7)
9. Not say anything bad about anyone for one week (0/7)
10. Score 100% on a test
11. Leave my phone number for a cute waiter, bartender, etc.
12. Get to my goal weight
13. Go skiing
14. Not complain for one week (0/7)
15. Run a 5K in less than 25 minutes
16. Run a half marathon
17. Visit one of the bridges from my book
18. Print pictures for photo album (added in 6-5-2010)
19. Attempt to recreate crab lasagna (2-22-2011... good attempt, it can still be perfected)
20. Not drink soda for one month (40/30ish, somewhat still doing it)
21. Grow my hair out to the middle of my back
22. Don't cuss for one week (0/7)
23. Get a car wash (6-6-10... that took long enough)
24. Paint my dresser (my mom did this for me, but that's okay)
25. Attend a cooking class
26. Go to a spa
27. Take a road trip (OKC with Chris 7-18-2010)
28. Buy something big (plane ticket to Hawaii)
29. Own a kitchenaid mixer (January 2012. So. Freakin. Excited.)
30. Get my own pet
31. Learn to drive a stick shift
32. Buy a nice digital camera
33. Learn to play the guitar
34. Get a passport
35. Learn to solve a rubik's cube
36. Go berry picking
37. Clean/organize my email account (6-16-2010)
38. Go see a movie by myself (I Am Number Four 2-28-2011)
39. Find a lipstick I can pull off
40. Wear a skirt/dress to an engineering class
41. Buy an exercise ball to use in place of a chair
42. Visit Washington DC
43. Visit Seattle
44. Visit NYC
45. Get lasik eye surgery
46. Buy a pair of green high heels
47. Get my bangs cut again (4-3-2010)
48. Have my hair professionally dyed
49. Get a massage
50. Eat at a 5-star restaurant
51. Grow all of my nails out past my fingertips (I cheated and got fake nails, but whatevs)
52. Take a trip out of the country
53. Finish the slideshow
54. Take out recycling 10 weeks in a row (0/10)
55. Host a girls night
56. Go rock climbing
57. Don't eat fast food for one month
58. Eat at five locations off of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (The BBQ Shack, Ingrid's Kitchen, Iron Barley, Brint's Diner, Paul's Cafe)
59. Transfer all of my iTunes music from my other computer
60. Go paintballing
61. Buy an original piece of art
62. Read Wicked
63. Go see five movies at the ragtag (Super, Jane Eyre)
64. Reread the Harry Potter series (3/7)
65. Sew something (I did and it fell apart in the washing machine...)
66. Go paint pottery
67. Go to a concert with someone I've never gone to one with before (The Elders 3-15-2010, E-Week)
68. Run 20 miles within one week (3-6-2011 - 3-11-2011)
69. Take a cake decorating class (I'm on track to take 5 of them within a few months. woah, buddy)
70. Bake a cake from scratch
71. Read 50 books (36/50, Cocktails for Three, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Moon Called, The Rules, Looking for Alaska, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay, Stuck in the Middle, Speed Dating, Bossypants, Zeitoun, Jemimah J, Skinny Bitch, Every Woman Should Have a Blowtorch, The Book of Awesome, Are You There Vodka? It's me Chelsea, My Horizontal Life, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Sweet Potato Queens Book of Love, MWF Seeking BFF, The Happiness Project, All of My Friends are Dead, I've Got Your Number, Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me, F in Exams, The Power of Habit, More Chinglish, Hot Guys and Baby Animals, Fifty Shades of Grey, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, Let's Pretend This Never Happened, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Why Mr. Right Hasn't Found You, The Four Man Plan, Shit My Dad Says)
72. Visit a new theme park (Universal Studios, FL)
73. Make greek yogurt
74. Beat Mario on Wii (thank you, snowpocalypse 2011)
75. Donate blood 5 times (5.5/5)
76. Shop at a farmers market 5 times (3/5)
77. Save $XXXX
78. Try 10 new restaurants (11/10, Sky High, International Cafe, Boone Tavern, Deuce Pub and Pit, Maggie's, The BBQ Shack, La Luna, Freddie's, Ingrid's Kitchen, Red Snapper, Iron Barley)
79. Go on a trip with just my mom
80. Take a float trip with friends
81. Get a pedometer
82. Donate hair to locks of love
83. Visit a winery/ go wine tasting
84. Grow a sunflower
85. Make pasta from scratch
86. Write a letter to someone I care about and snail mail it
87. Pay for the person behind me in a drive-thru
88. Dance in the rain for no reason
89. Figure out how to consistently make black bean brownies
90. Avoid riding an elevator for one year (I really did try...)
91. Convince someone else to make a 101 in 1001 (Emily)
92. Make my own facial
93. Go rollerskating (and not injure myself) {Fun fact: Kansas is flat which makes it easier to not fall!}
94. Learn to do 100 pushups
95. See a live taping of a tv show
96. Make the sugar cookie recipe with healthier ingredients (splenda, margarine, etc.)
97. Go to a museum in between classes
98. Take a bubble bath
99. Work out for 6 hours in one day
100. Ride the tiger before I graduate
101. Donate $5 to charity for each item not completed

"And all the stars can disappear without a trace. I'm so glad that this has taken me so long, cause it's the journey that's made me so strong." - Snow Patrol, Warmer Climate

Thursday, February 17, 2011

sorry, I must complain

bahhh. I've been far too overwhelmed for anything else to happen in my life. so naturally, my lovely apartment complex decides that we need to the good ol' 342 renovated RIGHT NOW. not cool.

Here is an excerpt of the email my roommates and I received instructing us on what we need to do:

-REMOVE All personal items on coffee tables, end tables, entertainment centers, dining tables, couches and chairs

-REMOVE All items in the living room closet, including the shelves

-REMOVE All items in the laundry room, including the shelves

-REMOVE All items on the kitchen counter tops, stove, top of fridge and within the pantry

-Within your bedroom, please remove all belongings and clothes within the closet and on the shelves

-REMOVE All items on top of the chest of drawers, desk, desk chair, window sill

-REMOVE All Items on your bathroom vanity and back of the toilet

Additionally, please remove any art including posters, shelves, word stickers, window treatments, mirrors and etc. from all walls and ceilings.

Ridiculous? I would say so. I'm so unmotivated to do all this, so I'm just going to lie on the floor in the middle of my living room and pretend I don't have to do it...