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Failure

Here are the items I did not complete (which haven’t been blogged about throughout the project:
Whomp, whomp, whomp

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 (800/100,000)- Ehh, at least I got a little bit done
8. Start to trace my family tree
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- I tried hard on this one and it was DAMN hard!
14. Throw a party with a clever theme
15. Go paintballing
21. Get Fenway some type of training, preferably in socialization
22. Take Fenway on five doggy dates (2/5) My poor pup needs some lovin’
23. Go grape stomping
24. Complete the local wine tour (one down)
25. Have a wine tasting party
26. Drink at 5 different breweries (2/5)
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- I’ve got many letters, but not nearly enough.
35. Complete 100 snapshots (27/100)- I loved this project. I probably have a lot more than 27, but I’ll look into that later on.
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- I’ve got a bunch of corks, but somewhere my wine drinking declined
41. Make scrapbooks for all of the following: trips to VA, living in VA, college, HS, FEA trips
44. Sing in a concert, play or something of the sort
51. Go on a train ride
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
58. Travel to 5 states I haven’t been before. (3/5)
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
69. Send 100 personal letters to friends. (14/100)
70. Read all of the current 194 books you have purchased, but not actually read. (14/194)- Yeah with school, I definitely read more. I just dont know where I left off.

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so i can’t accomplish everything…

Alright, folks. I know I need to update., but tonight isn’t going to be the night I do so. However, you can get  little information out of me. Here are some of the things I won’t accomplish before this project is over.

19. Have at least 6 summer parties at my cottage
Well… I had 1 summer cottage party this summer. None in the previous two summers. I did attempt probably 3-4 more parties, but on the nights I had planned to have people over, it was raining, so I had a cookout at my house instead. There is no way I’m going to be able to  have 5 parties in the next three weeks, so lets just consider this a loss.

50. Take a girls only trip with friends
The same goes here. I didn’t plan on going anywhere with just the ladies. I did end up going with my best friend on a cruise, but that was by default, so it doesn’t count. This is going to be something I am going to add to the next list probably.

52. Send my parents on a trip
I’d love to be able to say I did this one. This will absolutely get added to the next list, but I couldn’t afford to accomplish this yet, and I don’t see it happening in the next few weeks.

64. Write a review of every single book i currently own
At the time I came up with this list, I owned 328 books. I’ve accumulated many more. I’ve reviewed none.

74. Attend 20 more red sox games
I attended 9 games during the course of this project. No, it isn’t as many as I would have liked, but I thought that was pretty decent for three seasons.

76. Get my teaching certificate.
Unfortunately I didn’t take the test needed for this. Maybe it will be a goal in the future, but I’m not sure.

77. Learn more American Sign Language
I also didn’t take any more ASL classes. I’d like to do this in the future!

81. Get Laser eye surgery
The funny thing was that I had an iLasik surgery scheduled for TOMORROW! I was supposed to get the surgery on 9/9, but due to some insurance stuff and costs, I rescheduled the surgery for February. This goal will definitely be added to the new list!

84. Either get a third tattoo or change/redo my second tattoo.
Yeah, that never happened, and I refuse to get a tattoo if I don’t sit on an idea for a while. Since I have no new ideas for any tattoos, I doubt I will be getting one in the next few weeks.

95. Ride in a hot air balloon
Never hopped on a balloon. Bummer.

96. Skydive
I really thought I was going to be able to do this one. It will 100% be added to the next list though, because I am pumped about it.

97. Ride an elephant
So I thought I would accomplish this one last weekend. My local zoo had a program where you could ride elephants, and since it was my birthday last weekend, I was going to go. Luckily I went on the website before I drove up there, because I found out they no longer do this. I was pretty sad. This will absolutely stay on my bucket list, but I doubt it will make it to the next 101 goals list.

98. Go to a planetarium
I guess I lost interest in this one a little. I mean, planetariums are fun, but I’m not going to try to make sure I make it to one by the end of the month…..

 

….I mean, I have a LOT I need to accomplish by then. 

before i forget…

I forgot to mention a few other things in my last post…

#47: I FAILED, yet again! I never got the time capsule thing going. I got a few things together, and planned to COMPLETELY finish it by the time I turned 26, but here  I am a few weeks later and nothing has been done since last year. So I figure I will maybe have another go at this when I turn 30 or something, but for now we can consider this item as another fail.

#42: I also need to get started with my year long “mixtape” selections for you, because I only have about a year to go! I guess this goal will help me stay on track with posting on here, so that’s good. Technically, I only have to post one song a week, but if I’m feeling wild and crazy I’ll post more. This week, my favorite song is ” Hey, Soul Sister” by Train. Yes, I understand it has been out for a while now, and its a bit over played, but whenever I hear it, I feel super happy. As much as I love music, not that many songs have this kind of effect on me.  So yay! we officially have a song #1!

#82: I signed up to walk in a 5K! Yay 🙂 My brothers-in-law are actually contestants from The Biggest Loser and they are sponsoring their 3rd annual BW5K. Every year I say that I am going to do it, and I never do… but not this year. So far, I’ve already taken the day out of work and registered online.. which pretty much solidifies my attendance as long as the weather cooperates.

oh, and by the way…

i guess i forgot to mention the start of a pretty major goal. number 75.

“apply to graduate school”

yes, folks. i am in middle the horrible, gruesome task of applying to graduate schools. i’d like to say i’m about 1/2 way done but that is probably me being generous. either way i better hustle because my deadlines are in about two weeks. nothing like waiting til the last minute, huh?

its time…

i know, i know, i know… i’ve neglected my posting to my 101 list.
i’ve been working on the list, but i’ve just been a bum about posting things.

forgive me?

#ten
i finished cataloguing all the books i own. i own 324. i’ve yet to read 225. seriously? damn. i’ve got quite a few books to read.

#thirteen
so i’m supposed to work on organizing my pics on my computer, printing them and putting them into albums. can you believe i printed like 800 pictures. SERIOUSLY! no exaggerating. and that was like 1/14th % of the photos i own. ugh this is going to be such a daunting task. hopefully i will be finished with it by the time this project is over.

#twenty seven
i failed. AGAIN. gosh.
i said i wanted to go to the drive in at least once per summer. i did not go to the drive in at all this entire summer (i suck) so because i am trying very hard to be honest with this list, then i’ve got to admit that i failed at my second item. boo.

#twenty nine
support a new-to-me local independent business at least once per month. this month i went to this place called lusitannos for my next bride’s wedding shower. it was beautiful and i had a marvelous time. i also went to a new-to-me local independent business in virginia (hey, i used to be a local there) called yorgos. its ridiculous that i lived there and never ate there. i also frequented my regular local hot spots while i was down there. and finally, i ate at cafe dolce vitta last night in providence. LOVED it!!

#forty eight
i brought up the idea of doing a small stuff swap at 20SB. i got a decent response. but i honestly expected much more. it kind of bummed me out. but i’m going to stay positive. i need to get the ball rolling and get this project started.

#eighty eight
still paying those damn credit cards.