Tag Archives: lists

If January would just LISTen! (It’s the January List)

  • I miss running.
  • I miss my 30-mile walks.
  • I miss walking fast.
  • Hell, I miss walking without pain.
  • Stupid dumbass legs.

There. There’s the January list. Bite me.

BEWARE THE LISTS OF MARCH

What is that on the horizon?

Is…
Is it…
Oh god…
IT’S APRIL.

We gotta do this March list before it’s too late!

  • I still can’t believe we got to see OK Go in concert. How cool is that, seriously?
  • I posted this stupid thing on Tumblr like way back in summer 2013 and it’s still getting reblogs. This is the only semi-popular post I’ve ever made.
  • Ray is fantastic.
  • The text makes this even funnier.
  • DJ Earworm is my main man when it comes to the yearly pop mashups, but Daniel Kim’s Pop Danthologies are pretty good as well. Here’s last year’s. That switch at 2:58 is fantastic.
  • This semester is WAY easier than last semester.
  • I’m simultaneously excited and terrified about my upcoming thesis prep/writing/eventual defense. I mean, I’ve done it before so I know what to expect, but last time was one magnificently god-awful experience, and I’m always afraid that will happen again.

VROOM!

101 Things to Do Before You Graduate

If found this list a couple of nights ago. I’ve decided to post it on here and highlight the things I completed in undergrad/grad already. Perhaps this time around I can complete the rest.

1. Complete Your Academic Plan [I had this done like the first semester]
2. Meet With Your Advisor 3 Times A Year
3. Go To Office Hours [quite often]
4. Meet The Department Head Of Your Major [stats!]
5. Take A Professor To Lunch
6. Study Abroad
7. Ask A Question In Class
8. Learn A Foreign Language
9. Take A Random Class [my whole first semester was random classes]
10. Conduct Research With A Professor
11. Finish An Assignment A Week Early
12. Get Published [thesis + undergrad work]
13. Apply For At Least 1 Scholarship
14. Graduate 10 Times More Prepared
15. Participate In A Campus Tradition [does getting lost in Brink count?]
16. Lead A Campus Organization
17. Take A Campus Tour
18. Attend A Guest Lecture
19. Join Your Alumni Association
20. Take The GMAT, GRE, LSAT, Or MCAT [the GRE was a nightmare]
21. Take A Graduate School Course
22. Visit A Graduate School
23. Perfect Your 30 Second Pitch
24. Build Your Personal Board Of Directors
25. Contact 3 Successful Alumni
26. Get A Mentor
27. Join A National Association Or Organization [NHS]
28. Attend An Industry Related Meetup
29. Master Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint [I am the PowerPoint WIZAR])
30. Make A List Of All Your Skills [I had to in order to make a good grad school essay]
31. Intern With 2 Companies
32. Earn A Certificate Or License Relevant To Your Path
33. Give A Public Speech
34. Learn How To Use Photoshop Or iMovie
35. Learn HTML & CSS
36. Take The Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0
37. Start A Blog Or Website [hahahahahaha]
38. Buy Your Own Domain Name
39. Create A Portfolio
40. Clean Up Your Facebook Profile
41. Create A LinkedIn Account [I need to update that]
42. Google Yourself & Edit Your Online Image
43. Get Business Cards
44. Get A Personalized Email Address
45. Record A New Voicemail Message

46. Find Two Quality Business Suits
47. Create And Edit Your Resume
48. Post Your Resume On 3 Job Boards
49. Conduct 3 Informational Interviews
50. Do A Mock Interview
51. Know Your Answers To The Top 20 Interview Questions
52. Prepare 5 Unique Questions For Every Interview
53. Get 3 References Or Recommendations
54. Meet With A Career Advisor Each Semester
55. Do Company Research
56. Attend At Least 2 Career Fairs
57. Recruit A Career Team
58. Read An Industry-Related Article Every Day For 30 Days
59. Create A Budget
60. Set Up Checking & Savings Accounts
61. Get Your Credit Reports & Scores
62. Eliminate Your Credit Card Debt [never had any!]
63. Start $1,000 Emergency Fund
64. Do Your Own Taxes [they were Canadian, does that count?]
65. Read Rich Dad Poor Dad
67. Sell Something & Make A Profit
68. Get Paid To Do What You Love [doin’ that RIGHT NOW!]
69. Interview 3 Professionals About Career Trajectory & Salary
70. Get Your Real Estate License
71. Learn To Cook 5 New Dishes
72. Play An Intramural Sport For Fun
73. Get A Physical Exam Every Year
74. Run A Marathon
75. Abstain From Something For 30 Days
76. Learn To Meditate
77. Host A Potluck Dinner
78. Interview Your Elders
79. Go On A Road Trip Or Camping Trip [it was only to Coeur d’Alene, but that totally counts]
80. Write A Letter Of Forgiveness

81. Write 5 Thank You Notes
82. Volunteer For 30 Hours In A Semester
83. Be A Mentor
84. Raise $1,000 For A Cause You Care About
85. Organize A Huge Event
86. Define The 3 Ways You Measure Success
87. Set 3 S.M.A.R.T. Goals For The Year
88. Start A “30 Day Do It” Group
89. Create A Vision Board
90. Take A Personal Development Course
91. Create A “101 List” For Your Life
92. Read The Alchemist
93. Read A Spiritual Text Cover To Cover
94. Visit Your Country Of Cultural Origin
95. Journal For 30 Days In A Row
96. Watch 20 Videos On Ted.com
97. Wear A Costume To Class
98. Take An Alternative Spring Break
99. Sing Karaoke
100. Do Something You’ll Likely Get Rejected From
101. Create Your Own List Item