Thursday, February 26, 2009

The list.

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Okay y'all, here we go. I love this idea and am really excited. I've decided to start on March 1 so that Lauren has enough time to write her own list and join me. That means I've got to finish by November 27, 2011.


Itatlics: I am in the process of completing.

1. Save all my change for 1001 days
2. Memorize 100 Bible verses
3. Choose one family member to focus my prayers on each week.
4. Thank God before every meal
5. Document one thing I am thankful for every day for a year
6. Play an instrument once a week
7. Mail Lauren and Rachel handwritten letters/postcards once a month
8. Volunteer/help once a month
9. Update my food blog at least once a month
10. Limit my Starbucks purchases to once a month
11. Build my library by purchasing one cheap book at Strand per month
12. Bring baked goods to work at least once every three months
13. Blog every day for a month
14. Take one picture a day for a month
15. Decide on a new strength work out and do it for a month (at least)
16. Purchase all my produce from the local farmers at the street markets for one month
17. Be a live studio audience member
18. Become a member of City Church
19. Bike through a park in the City
20. Build my own headboard
21. Buy a copy of Disney's Snow White
22. Buy a dress at Anthropologie
23. Buy a new pair of Chuck Taylors
24. Buy flowers for no particular reason
25. Buy gifts from Etsy
26. Buy roller blades and use them
27. Buy/acquire a Kitchen Aid mixer
28. Buy a small grill and learn how to barbecue
29. Color through an entire coloring book
30. Continue to pay towards my credit card and school loans
31. Convince Lauren to read at least one Harry Potter book
32. Convince one or both of my sisters to live with me again
33. Cook a 5 course meal
34. Cook a meal for a family in my church
35. Create a "recipe repertoire"
36. Create and mail Christmas cards
37. Don’t eat fast food (with the exception of one visit to both sonic and Chick-fil-a when I go home)
38. Eat and/or drink on the roof
39. Fly a kite
40. Go a week without washing my hair
41. Go apple picking
42. Go fishing
43. Go on a hike
44. Go on a road trip
45. Go to a beach other than the one on Coney Island
46. Go to a concert in the park
47. Go to a park and swing
48. Go to a spa
49. Go to a vineyard
50. Go to Africa
51. Go to DC
52. Go to Manhattan and back without using public transportation
53. Go to Niagara Falls
54. Go to the Brooklyn museum
55. Go to the Coney Island aquarium
56. Go to the diner down the street somewhere around 3AM
57. Go to the West Coast
58. Help a stranger
59. Host a BBC party (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre)
60. Keep a scrapbook
61. Learn French
62. Learn how to play the drums
63. Learn to play tennis
64.Meet Hanson
65. Memorize a classical piece on the piano
66. Never complain
67. Paint on a canvas
68. Picnic in the park
69. Plant an herb garden
70. Play an open mic
71. Play in the rain
72. Pray with a stranger
73. Read 30 books
74. Read a comic book
75. Read the Bible in a year
76. Ride a horse
77. Run 3 5ks
78. See at least 3 Broadway shows
79. See the Nutcracker
80. See a movie openings at midnight
81. Send a letter to Brandon
82. Sew a dress
83. Sew a quilt
84. Spend an entire day watching Harry Potter
85. Spend an entire day watching The Lord of the Rings
86. Start and keep a dream journal
87. Update my resume
88. Watch the sunrise from the Brooklyn Bridge
89. Wear a costume
90. Write a book (children's or otherwise)
91. Write a song inspired by/for my parents and sisters (one for each)

For the last 10, I was stumped. So I let Lauren write them. OH BOY:

92. Successfully play a really awesome April fool’s day prank
93. Give/Receive 8 big bear hugs throughout the day just see if you are a happier person.
94. Buy an animal
95. Take a homeless person to lunch and ask to pray for them (Choose wisely)
96. Go a full day without picking your wedgie, no matter how far up there it is.
97. Visit Stillwater, and go to a football game
98. Wear all pink one day (A pink dress doesn't count)
99. Fart in public. And not a silent one, and not around a bunch of girlfriends
100. Sing out loud on the subway until someone gives you money
101. Skip everywhere you go for a day

What do you think? Anything seem impossible? I hope so :)


Lauren said...

First, let me just say that whenever I was thinking of the last 10 so many of the ones you already have crossed my mind but I for one reason or another decided against them. Including: 2, 5, 7, 14, 26, 44, 48, 52, 82, 85, 89, 90. We are totally sisters. That's a lot.

I want a green Kitchen Aid mixer so bad! Let's just buy them for each other. I should have known 31 would be on here, I don't appreciate that. You know I am down for 32. I really hope that I am there whenever you meet Hanson, I will for sure commit a sin if I am not. The ones I wrote are nothing like the majority of yours.

I hope I can think of enough, so far I'm at like 2.

I love you!

Ryan McKeon said...

I'll be honest, I think that Two of Lauren's are awesome!!! hahahaha I thoroughly enjoyed 96 and 99!

Brittany said...

Lauren, it is really random that you thought of some of those...I almost don't believe you. C'mon. You HAVE to read HP! Otherwise I fail!!

Anonymous said...

I picture #99 happening on the subway and then you nonchalantly saying, "S'okay. It's on my list."

And Soma underwear will make #99 easier.

Just trying to help.

An aunt

Brittany said...

Haha I think I will incorporate "s'okay. it's on my list" into every day conversation just because. I love that.

Rachel said...

I think that you should do #14 with all of laurens that she made up, atleast.

Alison said...

I can help you with the horse thing! And I just enjoyed catching up on your blog.