14 November 2007

101 goals in 1001 days

Marina Martin over at Sufficient Thrust has come up with the super idea of 101 goals in 1001 days. We even have a few goals in common, like wanting to do a split and wanting to carry all of our digitized info along with us (gotta have the bits!).

Knowing a good way to productively waste time when I see one, I've been working on my list and I'll be posting it here as it nears completion. I'll be cleaning this list up and adding links to progress and steps as I go along.

1001 days from now: Wednesday 11 Aug 2010
Organization and House

1. Declutter all of my clothing and leftover boxes from moving to fit in my closet
2. Get down to two bikes (I'm at five right now)
3. Declutter workspace so I can actually work in it
4. Get rid of all the books that I don't love
5. Finally sell that guitar that I don't love
6. Catalog my media
7. Finally paint the lab walls in chalkboard paint
8. Paint something (anything!) else over the living room's baby bile chartreuse
9. Redo the bathroom
10. Make the kitchen stuff actually fit in the kitchen storage

Money

11. Save $10,000
12. Finally open an investment account and invest savings
13. Have a no-spend month (other than grocery)
14. Start making a monthly donation to a cause I love DONE
15. Keep track of all expenditures in an online program like Mint DONE

Knitting

16. Finish a large lace project like the Princess Shawl
17. Get yarn and fiber stash to fit in 15L box
18. Make a pair of knee socks DONE
19. Spin a lace yarn on the wheel
20. Dye my own yarn
21. Design my own pattern and post it on the internet
22. Knit a sweater out of handspun yarn
23. Knit a square for a charity project
24. Knit socks for somebody other than me DONE
25. Learn how to knit the proper way DONE
26. Post all of my projects to Ravelry
27. Knit a hat for Headhuggers
28. Learn double knitting
29. Teach a knitting class
30. Write a knitting technique article and post it to the internet

Travel


31. Go to Russia
32. Pop over to Manchester, UK to look at the old stone buildings
33. Visit somewhere very northern in the winter
34. Go to Montana
35. Go to Nova Scotia

Physical

36. Be 115 pounds again
37. Go on a 10+ day bike tour
38. Run a < 4:30:00 marathon
39. Do a split
40. Bike a 200k, 300k, 400k, 600k brevet series
41. Run every day for 30 days
42. Learn to unicycle
43. Run the Bandera 100k
44. Ride in a bike race
45. Do a pull-up

Media

46. Memorize a John Greenleaf Whittier poem
47. Read a Neal Stephenson book
48. Finish reading The Wheel of Time
49. Read The Arrogance of Power
50. Read three books on Texas history
51. Read a Larry Niven book
52. Read three Jane Austen books
53. Read all of the books by Lawrence Lessig
54. Read Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur
55. Write my own > 10,000 word Harry Potter fanfic (DORK!)

Intellectual

56. File three patents (LONG overdue!)
57. Work through Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler's Gravitation
58. Read a whole book in Japanese
59. Do an online college course
60. Have a non-food-related conversation in Spanish
61. Work through Haberman's Applied Partial Differential Equations
62. Work through Holland's Applied Analysis by the Hilbert Space Method
63. Get my Rubik's cube time down to 45 seconds
64. Design a PCB all on my own
65. Submit an item to SIGGRAPH N/A
66. Play a song well on the guitar
67. Learn to play a funk song on the bass
68. Draw a landscape with pen and ink
69. Work through a book on Abstract Algebra
70. Write an Instructables article
71. Find a way to make a portable technology system for work that I can carry on the bike
72. Get my Morse code copy speed up to 20 words/minute
73. Write a program for a 32-bit AVR
74. Win a crossword race with the BF
75. Do a cryptic crossword
76. Finish my tiny house design
77. Design a radio circuit
78. Finish the whole Pencilwise in a Games Magazine
79. Take the Math GRE
80. Learn how to use my Wacom tablet with Photoshop
81. Write legibly with my left hand
82. Write an application for the Nokia n8xx tablet
83. Finish three chapters in my Russian book
84. Read three books about the Middle East
85. Figure out how to make everything for an extended working trip fit in one backpack

Fun

86. Fly a kite
87. Blow off work and explore Boston for a day
88. Get laser hair removal
89. See a country music concert
90. Hike Austin's Greenbelt end-to-end
91. Brew a porter
92. Go to a nightclub and order a really girly drink
93. Take a ride in a small plane
94. Wear my really skimpy running shorts - even if I'm fat
95. Take my foldable skateboard on vacation with me
96. Brew a barleywine
97. Dye my hair pink, purple, and blue
98. Bike to a fiber festival
99. Get sterilized
100. Throw an "I'm not having a baby" party
101. Learn to juggle

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6 comments:

Sara said...

7. Finally paint the lab walls in chalkboard paint

Tons of my friends are doing this...you should think about priming it with magnetic paint, so it can do double duty as a chalkboard AND a magnetic surface :)

34. Go to Montana

We're most likely going to be back there after the tour. Come visit! It's gorgeous.

76. Finish my tiny house design

Sweeeeet! :)

85. Figure out how to make everything for an extended working trip fit in one backpack

Love this one!

94. Wear my really skimpy running shorts - even if I'm fat

I love this. I totally laughed out loud. That's awesome.


95. Take my foldable skateboard on vacation with me

I didn't even know they made such a thing! Fun.

97. Dye my hair pink, purple, and blue

Love it. :)

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