101 things

101 things to do in 1001 days The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. represent some amount of work on my part).

  1. start a blog (completed 7 May 2007)
  2. post at least once a week for a year on said blog (ongoing)
  3. write 10 chapters of a story, at least 5k words per chapter
  4. post chapters for review on DS
  5. go to the top of Pike’s Peak
  6. climb the Incline (completed 27 Apr 2007)
  7. buy only necessities for a month
  8. call everyone in my family at least once a month for a year
  9. get a library card
  10. get married
  11. contribute to an open source project with code
  12. archive all completed anime series to DVD
  13. clean and jerk (lifting) 110 pounds
  14. start practicing playing a musical instrument
  15. learn 5 new dinner entree recipes
  16. start IRA (complete 7 May 2007)
  17. invest $2k per year in IRA (ongoing)
  18. save at least $100/month separate from IRA (ongoing)
  19. see Trans Siberian Orchestra in concert
  20. eat “hot” food at Bhan Thai
  21. post 101 things list on blog (complete 7 May 2007)
  22. buy a target pistol
  23. shoot at least a 600 on the NRA rim fire course (slow, timed, rapid fire, 30 shots each)
  24. send birthday presents to female family members such that they show up on time
  25. eat only food I bought from a grocery store for a month
  26. mentor a FIRST team
  27. review every book I read in a year
  28. score above a 90 on the fitness test
  29. learn how to make sushi
  30. ski a black diamond run
  31. do 10 pull-ups or chin-ups in a row
  32. complete a 5K
  33. build a media server
  34. go camping with Jen
  35. buy bedroom furniture
  36. go on a vacation that doesn’t visit family members
  37. clean inside of car
  38. get fireproof safe box
  39. write at least one blog entry about every anime series I watch
  40. learn a new computer language (such as Ruby, Python, etc)
  41. rate all the music in iTunes
  42. keep room clean for a month
  43. Drink a beer
  44. meet someone I know online in person
  45. get my CCAF
  46. get regular optometry exams (1 a year, 3 times)
  47. bake a cake
  48. play or GM a game of Dungeons & Dragons
  49. be on time to work every day for a week
  50. read The Children of Húrin
  51. contact all my friends I haven’t talked to in the past year
  52. watch 10 of the top 100 movies on IMDB
  53. do a random act of kindness
  54. compete in a programming contest (complete 27 April 07) (recompleted 10 May 07)
  55. create a 101 things list for after I finish this one
  56. create a new theme for my blog
  57. Sign up for Amazon Associates (complete 7 May 2007).
  58. Get a newer car.

Yes, I realize the list is about half as long as it should be. I’ve been slow at adding to it. Start date: 21 Apr 2007 (yup, my birthday).