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08 March 2010 @ 04:17 pm
101 in 1001  
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).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as new year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start Date: June 11, 2007
Goal Date: March 8, 2010

-Items in italics are currently in progress
-Items that are stricken out are completed

001. Get a B semester grade in French.  [Fall 2007]
002. Take Intro to Psychology class at COM.
003. Pass Intro to Psychology class at COM
004. Graduate highschool with an unweighted GPA of a 3.4.
005. Go through senior year without any semester grades of C’s
006. Get over a 25 on the ACTs.  (Got a 31)
007. Get into college.
008. Visit five UCs/colleges in California. [5/5: UCSB, UCSD, Chapman U, Oxy, LMU]
009. Go on UC/California college road trip with Dad. [October 2007 weekend]

010. Get a job.
011. Learn how to make kolaches.
012. Wean “like” out of my “um” vocabulary.
013. Become pretty damn good at editing in Final Cut Pro.  [06/12/07]
014. Solve Rubik’s Cube.
015. Take proper care of a potted plant in my room.
016. Learn how to knit.
017. Be proficient enough to hold a conversation (however clumsily) in French.
018. Learn some Italian.
019. Learn five essential skills for my time in college (1/5) [Laundry]
020. Learn how to properly play five-card draw poker from Dad.

021. Give up Diet Coke for a month. [July 2007]
022. Take a walk in the neighborhood every day for a month.
023. Lose 15 pounds. (15/15)
024. Go play DDR three days a week for a month. (0/12)
025. Donate blood to Red Cross ten times. (5/10)
026. Donate blood to Red Cross five times through the ALYX Collection system (3/5)
027. Bring lunch to school three days a week for a month. (12/12)
028. Style my hair in five different ways to school. (0/5)
029. Donate 10’’ of hair to Locks of Love.
030. Wear earrings every day for a month. (30/30)
031. Get ears double pierced.

032.Wear makeup every day for a month. (0/30)
033. Pull an all-nigher (24 hours without sleep).

034. Figure out just what the heck I believe in as far as religion goes.
035. Get over weird fear of sitting with back to door/open spaces in restaurants.
036. Stop biting the skin around my nails.
037. Win a verbal argument or debate about something that matters.
038. Grow a spine.

039. Throw a party. [07/09/07]
040. Get a date for prom.
041. Bake cupcakes for everyone.
042. Draw a picture of my friends.
043. Have a relationship that doesn’t end in total suck.
044. Drive myself into San Francisco with friends to do something.
045. Host a cast party.  [FAILED]
046. Ask someone out.
047. Get a New Year’s Eve kiss. :B
048. Take goofy photobooth pictures with friends.

Books, Movies, TV Shows, Music, Video Games
049. Buy “Shaun of the Dead.”  [06/21/07]
050. Buy “Hot Fuzz.”  [08/23/07]
051. Buy “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.”  [06/19/07]
052. Get “Star Wars Battlefront II.”
053. Get “Trauma Center: Under the Knife.”
054. Reread Lord of the Rings. (0/3)
055. Reread Harry Potter series. (0/7)
056. Catch ‘em all.
057. Learn all the words to ten new songs and be able to sing along to all of them. (10/10)
058. Catch up with Doctor Who.  [06/18/07]
059. Watch all episodes of Spaced.  [08/11/07]
060. Watch three horror movies without chickening out. (1/3: Ringu)
061. Read “House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielewski.
062. Make a list of one-hundred of my favorite songs.
063. Watch a bunch of old black-and-white movies with Mom.

064. Comment on LJ friends’ posts that I never comment on.
065. Make ten fanmixes and upload them to hogwarts_elite.</strike>  [FAILED]
075. Enter moar ficathons. (1/5) (tindogs_fic)
076. Write that weird angsty Mickey/Jake [Doctor Who] fic that’s been eating away at my brain.
078. Write three fics that have pairings that are really weird and obscure in the fandom. (0/3)
079. Write three fics for theoldrepublic. (0/3)
080. Make moar mass ficrecc posts. (0/10)

081. Make a doll.  Ici
082. Research candidates of the presidential election in 2008.
083. Vote for the president.

084. Mail a postsecret card.
085. Do an music mp3 purge of songs I don’t listen to/never listen to.
086. Earn over $300 for the SF AIDS Walk.
087. Rename my LJ?
088. Sort clothes and take stuff to the Goodwill that I don’t wear anymore.  [08/18/07]
089. Wash my car every weekend for two months. (0/9)
090. Renew all my McAfee stuff on my computer. [October 2007]
101. For every challenge gone undone after 1001 days, give one dollar to a charity.
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Mollymollylives on June 11th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
This is cool! Good luck!
Nitesh: I AM EXCITEnitesh_update on June 13th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
Stephypirish on June 11th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
I got all confused when I saw this pop up at the very top of my friends list...I thought I was looking at mine!

Regarding #74.......yeah.....that's one I should probably work on as well. D:
Nitesh: I'm not a pincushion guys stop saying thnitesh_update on June 11th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
And yeah I'm totally lame about being involved in H_E. I always tell myself, "go to that chat! enter that writing contest!" and I never do.
Morgan: narnia.king {dave!}soleil_luna on June 12th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)
056. Catch ‘em all.

Nitesh: I AM EXCITEnitesh_update on June 12th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
Heck yes, pokemon. I've never caught all those little guys before. And now that there are... like, fifty-million of them now, that's going to be quite the challenge!
Morgansoleil_luna on June 12th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
Ah, I commend you! There are far too many of those suckers.

Oh man, we did the Pokemon theme song in a cappella. It pretty much rocked.
Nitesh: I AM EXCITEnitesh_update on June 12th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE COOLEST A CAPPELLA EVER. If you ever recorded it you should send it over, I'd love to hear it. :D :D :D
Morgansoleil_luna on June 12th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
hell YES we have it recorded!


i'm the front left side singing harmony like a beast will. it's a little bit rough but pretty freaking awesome.
Niteshnitesh_update on June 12th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
Sir Evelyn Cattermole, Queen of the Mice: happy nineanthean on June 12th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
I have this big dorky grin on my face right now. Why? Mainly because of # 38. Because Steph, you already have a spine. Ok, people steal your food, but when it comes to actual important things you are scary resolved.

Maybe I'm totally off-base, because of course you know yourself better than I do. But that's what I've seen.

ALSO re 71: HELLO :B
JDjd3000 on June 12th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
She has a spine, but no iliocostalis dorsi. :-D

Sir Evelyn Cattermole, Queen of the Mice: quantum junctionanthean on June 12th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
The sad thing? I'm in Physiology and had to look that up. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Bonnie Kate: Scratclassicwolf on June 17th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
I just read this, but I think this is a FANTASTIC idea!
Now I am going to make a list and see if I want to do it. :P
Oh and 17 = You and me, buddy. You and me.
24 = Count me in. That'd be great and it could help you with 23.

Alright, I have to do this now. :P
Carriefighting_dreamr on September 7th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
Spam time! Totally a good current Sache song by none other than Jem and the Holograms. Represent.

Carriefighting_dreamr on September 7th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
Jerrica even has Io's hairdo! 0:29-0:30
Nitesh: phoenix wright | gumshoe is adorablenitesh_update on September 7th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
Laughing so hard, because that song is SO ACCURATE and she really does totally have Io's haircut. Thanks!! :D
Elise Davidson: wootness.emilys_knickers on January 3rd, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)
Hiya...thanks much for being so polite to ask me first before friending and all that :) I hope you don't mind that I reciprocated the friend-invite!

Thank you so much for the positive reviews! I'm still working on Silent Partner and Looking Glass both; though the latter of the two is getting more attention atm (mostly because I don't have much time outside of my job to pay to writing at this point).

Still, thanks! The feedback is appreciated and welcome :) I'll check you your own stuff as I go; it takes me a bit to catch up. Thanks again muy!
Nitesh: phoenix wright | gumshoe is adorablenitesh_update on January 3rd, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks. And as for the positive reviews, you deserve them. :D I can't wait to read more, but going through My Split Conference in one go today has left me pretty emotionally drained. :) Tomorrow, though, I should be good to go to read more!

As of right now I don't have any Scrubs fic up yet. I'm... a little hesitant to start, to be honest. The Scrubs cast is hard to pin down for me. It'll take me a while before I can get Dr. Cox's voice down especially. :) But I'm definitely going to give it a shot one of these days!
Carriefighting_dreamr on April 11th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on January 14th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
LMU questions
okay so i was searching for manegate(lmu email) on google and this is what popped up. i am a current student at lmu and i assure you, you will fit in perfectly. i am a conservative and felt as if i am one of 5. it seemed as if everyone voted for obama, and has liberal views so no worries there my friend. and as for the snobbish girls, there are going to be snobby people anywhere you go. you cannot judge a school based on outlandish stereotypes. the people at lmu are wonderful and incredibly nice. I encourage you to not judge so quickly and maybe stay overnight at lmu and make a decision about these things for yourself.
best of luck in your college search,
an lmu girl