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well i can wipe another item off the list… as completed!

I GOT INTO GRADUATE SCHOOL!

if you follow me on my other blog, then i’m sure you know ALL about it because seriously, that has been pretty much the only thing i’ve been talking about. but just because i haven’t announced it here yet, i figured it was about time. so yeah… i got into grad school! i applied to 7, have heard from 5 (all acceptances! squeal!) and i’m waiting to hear from 2.

i haven’t decided where to go yet. i can’t even believe what a tough decision it is to choose a school. i LOVE them all! i just didn’t think i’d actually get in to so many! yikes 🙂 so basically, i’m super happy to announce that i got into school and super happy to announce that i can check another item off this list as FINISHED!

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update time!

#7
well, i haven’t purchased it yet, but i found an address “box” i really like. maybe i can hint at getting this for a christmas present from someone. i don’t think i want the exact colors, etc. but for the most part, this is what i am looking for.

#18
so the goal here is to frequent 20 “new-to-me” restaurants before the end of this project. and because i really like this goal, it’s almost done! i’ve actually finished 18 on goal #18! fun. because i’ve already written on a few of them before, i’m just going to list them here:
1) jackie’s galaxy in rhode island in august
2) yorgos in virginia in the beginning of september
3) lusitanno’s in massachusetts in mid-september
4) cafe dolce vita in rhode island in mid-september
5) caravellas in massachusetts in beginning of october

#28
frequent local businesses, artists, etc.
well, everything above in goal #18 counts here… also, i’ve went to like 4 local restaurants while i was in virginia, as well as norfolk wholesale where i bought all the flowers i used for my friend’s wedding. then i went to a sushi place i like in the area and also brought my puppy for her annual checkup at the vet’s office. oh, yeah… and i went to the dentist. (ugh)

#45
well, i already finished this goal, but just to update… i’m going to perform in another monologue show! yay! it will take place in november. i’ll be sure to share more details or pictures if i can.

#46
shop more on etsy. well, i’ve purchased a few wedding gifts on etsy which i adore. i’ll try to take a picture of one and post it on here soon. but i don’t have anything yet. i’ve also been working on building a shop, but i think it’s going to take me a while to get there.

#47
sigh…my time capsule. i don’t really know what to do about this- consider it a fail, or be lenient with myself? i didn’t get it finished before i turned 25, but i def. got started with it. i’m thinking i might extend it to be finished by the time i’m 26. that way it fully encompasses my whole first 1/4 of a century of living. any suggestions? is this fair?

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.

its been TOO long… even for me.

hey y’all- so sorry its taking me forever to catch up with everything going on.
i have just been a little busy/stressed so i haven’t been making the time (like i should) to update this list.
so i’m thinking i will do a few quick updates.
here is one:

#10
well, i told you about how i already organized my bookshelves. but now i am currently working on cataloguing all the books i own.
its a pretty daunting task let me tell you!
but i’ve done a good job. I think I have one more shelf to go on one of my bookshelves. and then the whole second bookshelf- but there are much less books in there.
almost done this goal!!

#13
i did do some organizing of the pictures on my computer. but the problem with that is once i realize some photos are in the wrong folder…. it creates a monster because then i find a whole bunch of other messed up folders. you know?! but the good thing is i have been deleting a lot more photos. and actually naming them. i have NO CLUE when this goal will be done, but hopefully soon. i have begun to hate sorting through these pics. i just want to print them all out and put them in albums. and speaking of that…. i printed all the photos from my oldest brother’s wedding, and most of the photos from my other brother’s recent wedding. (i printed out exactly 200 so they could all just go in one album) so happy about that. i guess i’m going in the right direction!

#18
i ate at another new place! on 8/21 the regular friday work lunch crew went to this little diner called highland luncheonette. its right down the street and i’ve driven by it a hundred times in my life, but never managed to eat there! it was good. i got a stuffed quahog and a salad. yummy.

#21
dog training. sign. i believe no one should be able to buy or adopt a dog without bringing her to training classes, lol! the good news is that i found a really good person to train my dog. the bad news. its quite expensive, so i doubt i can afford it until october. one step in the right direction!

#28
i have been supporting the local artists and businesses. i’ve been to a restaurant called tweets, newport vineyards, the country club in my city, that diner i mentioned above, my nail lady and my favorite restaurant in the next city.

#29
i technically went to two completely new places this month. newport vineyards for my sister-in-laws bachelorette party, and highland luncheonette, but because i already mentioned the second one in #18 i will choose newport vineyards to be my one local business/artist for the month of august.

#30
this one is slightly humorous. not if you are me though. i consider #30 to be one of the scariest goals on my list: “ask a stranger out”. i can’t handle it! and yet…i ALMOST did it. but i chickened out (for slightly decent reasons). i’ve been working with this guy who provides a benefit to our staff here at work (so we don’t work together, but deal professionally with each other) and he is pretty hot. i ALMOST worked up the courage to ask him out, until my boss casually asked him how old he was, and he said…. 22!!!!!!!!!! hot damn! now, granted… i am probably only a few years older than him. but I. DO. NOT. DATE. YOUNGER. GUYS. i was totally bummed out. totally.
for my to work up my courage like this is huge, but i don’t want to date a little boy. he just graduated in 2008 and i doubt he has any clue what he is looking for. if i am going to put myself out there, then it has to be for someone who is going in the same direction as i am. and i don’t know what his deal is quite yet. i know its not fair to judge him on his age, but this is very confusing for me.
i guess we will just have to see what happens with this one.

#39
i’ve had QUITE a few bottles of wine since the last post on my cork collecting, but oddly enough they all had twist off caps. (and they weren’t even that cheap!) but last night i decided i wanted to have a glass (or two) of wine while i laid alone in my bed and watched House… so i did. in a very big wine glass.

#63
this is the big shocker.
my first failed item on my list.
son of a… gun.
i guess i am pretty idealistic, because i really didn’t want to completely fail any item. but the time has come to admit that i have. since this summer got a bit hectic with the wedding, etc. i really slacked at my journal writing. i don’t think i wrote anything from the end of july until mid august.
so that means i DIDN’T write in it every single week.
although i really enjoyed the habit of writing in it so regularly, so i am going to try and keep up with it.
but for 101 in 1001 reasons… that item is over.

#66
going strong on listing stuff i am grateful for every single day. its coming pretty natural to me now. kind of like remembering to put on deodorant. today was #169.

#82
i’m going to walk in a 5K. for those who do not know this, my brothers-in-law(ish) were on the 2008 biggest loser show. one of them is doing a second annual 5K walk/run/job for his daughter’s foundation. this ought to be interesting to say the least. it is in october, so more on this later.

#88
i’ve been paying a good chunk on my credit cards, and it is leaving me pretty much penniless! i am so ready to be done with this item, lol 🙂

#90
using my spreadsheet for all my bills/credit cards info still. in fact… i already have september completely budgeted out.

more (including pictures) later

oops.

dear 101 in 1001-

i’m sorry for neglecting you. i know i need to get on the ball. i have been doing a pretty decent job working on all of my goals. just not doing the best job catching y’all up on my goals.

now that i have finally gotten the ball rolling and updated my other blog almost completely, its time to put some work into you. i’m going to get you up to shape by the end of the weekend- don’t you worry.

and…i get to update you with all the things i did on the cruise toward my 101 in 1001 list. cool.

so, soon dear list. soon you will be where you need to be.

with love,
your erin.

leprechaun?

is it just me, or has anyone else noticed i wear a lot of green?

on a roll

i guess i got started on number 29! i was just going over my list, wondering if there was something i could start in, and i realized…all those books i bought this weekend counted as part of number 29!!

i’m working on #40, “create an inspiration board.” i figure it is something that is going to be continuously changing, but once i get it completed i will consider it finished…then i can change it whenever new inspiration hits me!

i’ll post some pics when my computer stops being a jerk. which it is being right now.