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101 things to do in 1001 days 
21st-Dec-2007 12:08 am
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1 year. 12 months. 52 weeks. 365 days. 8766 hours. 525948 minutes.
2 years. 24 months. 104 weeks. 730 days. 17432 hours.

So 1001 days isn't that long.

When I did my first 101 things to do in 1001 days, it was done simply for the heck of it. But on hindsight, it was probably one of the powerful and self-enriching things I have ever done. Cuz looking back on it, it sends shivers down my spine to think 'hey! I actually did those things!'. Even though I only completed half of the things I set out to do.

mission101 and jan1_2008 are LJ comms, dedicated to this ultimate of memes. Many lists are quite inspiring.

So here I go again: starting 1 January 2008. Ending 28 September 2010.

Are you ready to take the challenge?


  1. Take a bubble bath once a month for a year [Incomplete: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec)
  2. Have a decorated Christmas tree in 2008 [Imcomplete]
  3. Play 1 game of Sudoko everyday for a week [Done: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]
  4. Read at least 50 new books [Done: 34 + 23/50]
  5. Listen to 5 bands I have never listened to before [Done: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  6. Take at least 30 landscape/nature photographs
    [Done: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30]
  7. Send a mixed CD of MP3s to 3 friends - even if they might not like the music I listen to [Done: 1, 2, 3]
  8. Save at least $150 a month for 2 years [Done]
  9. Try to get 5 faceup commissions [Done: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  10. Make 5 new friends [Done: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  11. Try 10 new restaurants [Done: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
  12. Treat my parents to a nice dinner [Done: 1 Feb 2008]
  13. Spend a day at a beach [Done: 23 Feb 2008]
  14. Watch a sunrise [Done: 1 Mar 2008]
  15. Locate local produce events, fairs or businesses in Brisbane [Done: 8 Mar 2008 - Westend Markets]
  16. Go on a road trip with no idea where we're going [Done: 23 Mar 2008]
  17. Use my own shopping bag when shopping for groceries and refuse plastic for 3 months [Done: 12 Mar - June '08]
  18. Attend 1 doll gathering in Brisbane [Done: 21 Apr 2008]
  19. Go to bed before midnight everyday for a month [Done: May 2008]
  20. Write a list of 100 things that make me happy [Done: 9 May 2008]
  21. Get a P.O. box address [Done: 19 May 2008]
  22. Give blood [Done: 22 May 2008]
  23. Plant a plant [Done: 22 May 2008]
  24. Bake a dozen cupcakes. With frosting. [Done: 29 May 2008]
  25. Prepare all meals at home everyday for a month [Done: June 2008]
  26. Dye my hair (streaks/highlights acceptable) [Done: 26 June 2008]
  27. Get a job [Done: 21 Jul 2008]
  28. Attend Ekka [Done: 10 Aug 2008]
  29. Cook dinner for 4 people or more [Done: 28 Aug 2008]
  30. Find a new hairdresser [Done: 29 Aug 2008]
  31. Go on a picnic [Done: 27 Sept 2008]
  32. Have a BBQ [Done: 4 October 2008]
  33. Throw a party [Done: 4 October 2008]
  34. Say 'hi' to my neighbours whenever I see them and not run away [Done: 24 Oct 2008]
  35. Sew 1 GL outfit [Done: 29 Oct 2008]
  36. Organise all my fabric and throw out pieces too small to do anything with [Done: Nov 2008]
  37. Get a new pair of glasses [Done: Dec 2008]
  38. Donate all old clothes to the Salvation Army [Done: Dec 2008]
  39. Visit a dentist to get my teeth cleaned and checked once a year [Done: Dec 2008]
  40. Attend Christmas 2008 mass, right down to the final hymn [Done: 24 Dec 2008]
  41. Go camping for at least 2 nights [Done: 24-26 Jan 2009]
  42. Gaze at stars [Done: 24-26 Jan 2009]
  43. Visit Stradbroke Island [Done: 24-26 Jan 2009]
  44. Visit Japan or Korea [Done: Tokyo 24 Oct - 1 Nov 2009]
  45. Get up at 6:30am everyday for a month [Done: Dec 2009]
  46. Prepare bento lunches for the SO and myself everyday for 4 working weeks [Done: January 2010]
  47. Floss everyday for a month (0/30)
  48. Practice yoga for 1.5 hrs 50 times (1/50)
  49. Learn how to do a self-breast exam (yes, I don't know how to do one)
  50. Go for my PAP smear test once a year (1/2)
  51. Get vaccinated against German measles
  52. Put together a first aid kit
  53. Drink 6 glasses of water every day for 2 weeks
  54. Buy 3 sets of matching underwear, that is not black (1, 2, 3)
  55. Buy and wear pyjamas
  56. Call my family in Singapore once a week while I'm in Australia
  57. Work on the family tree and frame it
  58. Send someone flowers
  59. Write 5 letters in a bottle and cast them out to sea
  60. Make coffee in bed for the SO every morning for a month
  61. Write to 3 people who have inspired me (0/3)
  62. Send a postcard to Post Secret
  63. Make and send out 1 RAK per month for 6 months on StampHappy
  64. Participate in a craft swap
  65. Take 30 self-portrait photographs
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
  66. Take 1 portrait photograph of the SO everyday for 1 month (0/30)
  67. Finish at least 3 photostories of the doll crew (0/3)
  68. Take at least 30 macro photographs
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
  69. Learn to take photos with the SO's Mamiya
  70. Print at least 5 family and/or couple photos to be framed and displayed in our home (1/5)
  71. Make and prepare Christmas cards before December
  72. Release at least 5 doll clothes designs on A Night's Dreaming on DoA (1, 2a, 2b, 3, 4, 5)
  73. Doodle once a day for a week (0/7)
  74. Complete 1 digital painting
  75. Read 1 book of poetry (0/1)
  76. Watch a play (0/1)
  77. Attend a music festival (0/1)
  78. Watch 5 classic black and white films (0/5)
  79. Watch 5 foreign language films, which are not Japanese (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  80. Visit a comedy club (0/1)
  81. Start a paper journal and write/scribble/draw in it once a day for a year (embodiment for inspiration)
  82. Prepare 1 dish from every cookbook I own
  83. Learn to make a margarita
  84. Learn how to make authentic sambal. With a real mortar and pestle.
  85. Sign up to be an organ donor
  86. Go vegetarian for a week
  87. Switch off all appliances (except the fridge) at the mains for a month
  88. Read the labels on all food products before buying them for 1 month
  89. Wash the car only from a bucket for 6 months
  90. Visit Sea World
  91. Plan a trip to any of the following European countries: England, Germany, Rome, Spain, Italy
  92. Write a will
  93. Get medical insurance
  94. Draw up a weekly household budget
  95. Watch a sunset
  96. Take a midnight stroll
  97. Spend an hour in silence every week
  98. Switch off my mobile for 24 hours
  99. Go one week without television
  100. Go one week without internet (this one will be hard)
  101. Make another 101 things to do in 1001 days list


Current count
Pending: 55
Completed: 44
Incomplete: 2
Comments 
20th-Dec-2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
Wow! Good luck!

#72 will be easy peasy! I've been using my own bags where possible for about 8 months now. Sometimes it's unavoidable (like if I have to pop in and get something at the store after work, and I didn't plan ahead), but I could have conceiveably bought another canvas bag. In Canada, a lot of the stores have started to offer reusable bags and usually they only cost about $1 :)
21st-Dec-2007 03:11 am (UTC)
Good on you! I've been seeing canvas bags on sale at supermarkets here too, but they don't seem to be very popular. I certainly hope to do the same when I move to Oz.
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21st-Dec-2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
This is actually a lot better than making New Year resolutions, although coming up 101 things can be a little daunting. Do try it, since there really isn't any limit on what you can do (and listing some silly things for the heck of it is always fun).
22nd-Dec-2007 12:42 am (UTC)
What a fantastic idea. I shall do one too!
22nd-Dec-2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Excellent!
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