Happy birthday, Sean!
I had my older 101 in 1,001 list on here quite awhile back, but it’s changed/grown (ever so slightly) and I’d like to put it up somewhere other than the 101 in 1,001 site just in case it goes down for a long while again. 101 in 1,001 is a challenge prompting people to come up with 101 goals they wish to acheive within the span of 1,001 days. I created my (still lacking) list on December 5, 2010, and therefore must have it complete within the next 570 days. That’s why none of my goals are very “long term.”
Crossed-out items are ones I’ve completed, obviously.
- Answer the “50 Questions that will Free Your Mind” survey
- Attend burning man
- Become more familiar with proof theory
Blog every day in 2010 Blog every day in 2011
- Blog every day in 2012
- Buy a car
Change my hairstyle(sawed about a foot of it off at the beginning of last year)
- Complete my 200-book reading list
Complete NaNoWriMo 2011
- Complete the “5,000 Question Survey”
- Contribute substantially to a Wikipedia article
- Create a website for myself
- Don’t use the internet for a week
- Donate blood
- Donate bone marrow
Download a new song every day in 2010 Download a new song every day in 2011
- Download a new song every day in 2012
- Get a piercing
- Get a tattoo
Get my MA in psychology Go on a cruise(went to Alaska with my dad last July)
- Go on a spontaneous vacation
- Go sailing
Go see an opera(saw Mozart’s The Magic Flute in Vancouver) Go skydiving
- Go to a concert
- Go without dairy for a week
- Learn how to play chess
- Learn to write with my left hand
- Leave a letter in a library book
- Obtain a patent
- Participate in a bike race
- Publish a novel
- Read Newton’s Principia
- Ride in a hot air balloon
Run a 10k race(Vancouver Sun Run 2011)
- Run a 5k race for a charity organization
- Run a half marathon
Sell/give away superfluous posessions
- Start and maintain a cooking blog
- Start and maintain a statistics blog
- Take a class in a subject way over my head
- Take a class in Metaphysics
- Throw pottery
- Visit Antarctica
Visit Mount Rushmore
- Visit the Basque country
- Visit the Grand Canyon
- Volunteer somewhere
- Walk 2,500 miles in 2012
Walk the equivalent length of Romania in 2011 Walk to every mall in Vancouver
- Write my will
So one of my goals on my “101 in 1,001” list (which is actually like a “45 in 1,001” or something like that) is to go without dairy for a week. This may or may not seem like a difficult thing to do for you, but I like cheese and milk and have either one or the other (or both) every day.
This also means no M&Ms. I don’t know what that will do to me.
But yeah. Starting Monday, no dairy until the 9th.
Another goal on the list is to go without electricity for a week, but that’ll have to wait until I’m done with the thesis. Assuming I live that long.
Poor Japan, man. The videos on CNN are terrifying. There are a lot of Japanese individuals here in Vancouver, and I’ve heard quite a few conversations today regarding people not being able to get through to their families in Japan due to the loss of cell service in areas affected by the quake/tsunamis/chaos.
Vancouver Island was on a tsunami warning late last night too owing to the after effects of the giant quake, but I think that’s lifted now.
I’m posting my 101 in 1,001 list here on my blog as a tab, because who knows when/if the website will ever go down again, and I’d feel more secure having it in more than one place. YES I KNOW I’ve got fewer than 50 goals as of right now; I’m trying to think of more meaningful goals than things like “buy new pants” or “try not to hate rain with all of my soul.”
Tab’s up at the top with my book list and info tab.
OOH, OOH, and I have a new plan. An expensive plan, but a plan nonetheless: since I’ve already got a song for every day of 2010 and am on my way for doing the same thing in 2011, why not try to get a new song for every day of the decade? That’s 3,652 songs.
I’M SO AWESEOME IT’LL HAVE TO WORK!
I’m also hyper. I have broccoli and M&Ms.
In the spirit of early New Year’s resolutions with longer completion dates, I have submitted my 101 in 1001 list here. This (still expanding) list will be my list of 101 goals I would like to complete in 1,001 days (starting on the 5th, ‘cause I’m obsessive like that). So I’ll have until September 2, 2013 to complete everything I list here.
Fun to attempt? Yup.
It’s like 2 in the morning right now and I spent all day working on trying to clearly define noncentrality-based fit indices, so my brain’s not working to full capacity at the moment, hence the fact that I’ve only got about 17 things listed right now. But it shall grow.
Oh yeah, and a drawing:
Today’s song: We Sing the Forest Electric by Graham Annable