drumroll, please!

Announcing…..Erin’s Official 101 in 1001!

1. Leave a note giving someone completely random a nice compliment
2. Participate in a Habitat for Humanity Project
3. Donate 100,000 grains of rice on freerice.com (0/100,000)
4. Send flowers to 3 different people for no reason (0/3)
5. Spend under $10 on a meal and give a $10 tip
6. Donate 10 bags of clothes, etc. to Salvation Army or a similar place (0/10)

7. Get an address book and keep it up-to-date
8. Start to trace my family tree
9. Organize Bills and stick with a system
10. Organize bookshelves then catalogue all the books I own
11. Make a household inventory, including pictures and serial numbers, for insurance purposes

12. Transfer all of my paper files onto my hard drive, and then make a back up of all of my digital files
13. Organize and print digital photos, then arrange them in actual photo albums

14. Throw a party with a clever theme
15. Go paintballing
16. Befriend someone over 70 years old
17. Cook a nice dinner for friends on five separate occasions (0/5)
18. Eat at 20 restaurants I have never been to before (0/20)
19. Have at least 6 summer parties at my cottage (0/6)
20. Go camping, in a tent, with a group of friends
21. Get Fenway some type of training, preferably in socialization

22. Take Fenway on five doggy dates (0/5)
23. Go grape stomping
24. Complete the local wine tour
25. Have a wine tasting party
26. Drink at 5 different breweries (0/5)
27. Go to a drive in movie at least once per summer (0/3)

28. Support local artists, whether it be musicians or artists and non-chain restaurants as often as possible
29. Patronize one new to me independent local business each month (0/33)
30. Ask a stranger out on a date

31. Have a go at mosaic making
32. Photograph a day in my life, and blog it
33. Enter a photo contest.
34. Complete the urban alphabet photograph project
35. Complete
100 snapshots (0/100)
36. Learn to knit (well, i know how to knit, but i need to learn how to start off)

37. Create a cookbook of recipes I’ve made up or were given to me
38. Mail a secret to Postsecret
39. Make a wine cork filled frame with corks of wine bottles i have shared. On each cork, write the date and occasion
40. Create an inspiration board

41. Make scrapbooks for all of the following: trips to VA, living in VA, college, HS, FEA trips (0/5)
42. Make a “mixtape” of my favorite song each week for one year (0/52)
43. Take a picture of myself twice a month to show the change in myself in 2.75 years (0/66)
44. Sing in a concert, play or something of the sort

45. Act in a play or a monologue show
46. Buy more from etsy stores. Think about building your own
47. Build a time capsule to be completed before i’m 25; have some people write letters & include other random things pertinent to the past 25 years of my life. Only open when i am 30

48. Participate in “gimmie your stuff.”
49. Go on a cruise
50. Take a girls only trip with friends
51. Go on a train ride
52. Send my parents on a trip
53. Get a world map and mark it somehow with places i want to visit and places i have visited
54. Take a completely impulsive, spur of the moment road trip
55. Do 5 “tourist-y” things in my city (0/5)

56. See another production by Cirque de Soleil
57. Get a passport
58. Travel to 5 states I haven’t been before.

59. Get a piece of writing published again
60. Write down childhood memories in a journal
61. Write a handwritten letter to my ten favorite living authors (0/10)
62. Complete 5 more nablopomo’s. (0/5)
63. Write a journal entry in an actual paperbound journal once every week (2/143)
64. Write a review of every single book i currently own (0/tba)
65. Complete a novel as part of National Novel Writing Month
66. List one thing I am grateful for, every day for a year (0/365)
67. Start or join a writers’/readers group
68. Attend a book signing
69. Send 100 personal letters to friends. (0/100)
70. Read all of the current (194) books you have purchased, but not actually read. (0/194)
71. Write a love letter

72. Go to red sox spring training
73. Take a stadium tour of fenway park
74. Attend 20 red sox games

75. Apply to graduate school
76. Get my teaching certificate.
77. Learn more American Sign Language
78. Learn how to drive standard.
79. Learn how to tie a tie. it is so romantic for a woman to tie a mans tie, and i don’t know how to do it.

80. Find the perfect red lipstick
81. Get Laser eye surgery
82. Walk, run or jog in a 5K
83. Take vitamins daily for one month
84. Either get a third tattoo or change/redo my second tattoo.
85. Find a place with real diving boards and do some dives (safely)
86. Learn to pole dance. (i’ll explain this later- it’s a confidence thing. I don’t plan on becoming a stripper)
87. Take a self defense class

88. pay off credit cards
89. save 5,000+ to go towards a down payment on a house
90. Download all my credit card usage into some kind of spreadsheet and keep it up to date
91. pay off my car
92. Put $5 in savings for each completed task and $10 for every uncompleted one.
93. Get a living will/power of attorney

94. Dance in the rain.
95. Ride in a hot air balloon
96. Skydive
97. Ride an elephant
98. Go to a planetarium
99. Go to the movies alone

100. Get 5 people to start their own 101 in 1001
101. Make a new 101 list for the next 1001 days!


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Beamer on January 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Looks like a great list! The inventory w/ serial numbers is a great idea. I hadn’t thought of that, but it’d be good to do it now that we’re young and have less stuff like that. Paintball=awesome. 100 snapshots will be very interesting. Will you post them here/on a Flickr page? I’m actually doing the monthly picture thing too. I can’t wait to look back in 10 years. I once saw a website of a guy who started this in the 60s and continued with his fam through the decades. very cool. Finally, for the credit card one (#90) you might want to check out Mint.com. You can have your statements automatically filed and the data broken down there. I’ve been using it for a few months and am loving it.Have fun!


  2. Posted by Christine on January 3, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    What a great well thought out list. If you do even half of it you will have a great year! The knitting: go to U-tube. I go there often when I run into something that I don’t understand. the other day I had forgot (this happens often at my age) how to knit through the back loop. It took seconds for me to understand.I would love to try mosaic making but seriously have to get back to my woodcarving. Maybe later in the year when I am all caught up on the projects that I already started.


  3. Posted by EP on January 3, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    What a fantastic idea! Good luck with everything and completing your goals!


  4. Posted by Erik on January 4, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Congrats on your list! I have put a link on my list and you helped me complete one of my goals too!! Check it out: http://eriks101in1001.blogspot.com/Good Luck! Ill be checking up on you!


  5. Posted by Meghan on January 4, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Great list! Good luck accomplishing all your goals 🙂


  6. Posted by little erin on January 14, 2009 at 4:31 am

    @beamer:i’ll post the 100 pics on here, in a seperate label so they will be easy to find. wow. since the 60s? i would love to see that guy! and thanks for the mint.com suggestion. i just got started and like it so far!@christine: YouTube???GREAT IDEA!!! i don’t know why i didn’t think of that. thanks so much!


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