The End of the Year

Just a quick post. I'm off to play some bingo for big money tonight. Hope everyone has a great new year. Stay safe. See y'all next year!

Happy New Year!

A New Beginning

Its been a while since I last made a post. Sorry. I haven't really worked much on my list. Its not that I'm busy, because I'm really not. Even with the holidays coming around, I still find myself with plenty of time on my hands. My only problem is that I'm not motivated. I need to change that... but for now, I will let you all know about my plans for this blog.

I plan to combine this blog with my bucket list blog. Its hard to maintain them blog (plus all my others as well). And since the topics are pretty much the same, I figure it won't be too bad of a change. For now, I will keep it dedicated to my challenge, and just have the bucket list as a side part. Later on down the road, I might dedicate it to my bucket list, but for now, it will stay dedicated to my challenge.

I have some updates to my challenge, but they are minor ones, so I'm not gonna blog about it. They aren't completed goals, just updates. Also, I will be changing around the layout a bit, to accommodate my bucket list. From now on, in my menu bar, my challenge list will be referred to as "101 in 1001 List" and my bucket list will be "Bucket List". Simple, right? So, no more "master list" because that would be too confusing.

Alright then. Hopefully I will make a post by tomorrow night. If not, then I will see y'all after Christmas. I have a photobook to make before Christmas eve, and a contest that ends the day after Christmas. I will be plenty busy in the next week. Happy Holidays!

December To-Do List

001. Finish 2 books
006. Finish a suggested book
009. Finish a book on Kitsap C. history
014. Find some more quotes
016. Accomplish month 4
018. Lose 10-15 pounds
027. Have at least one internet break
032. Donate blood
035. Have a total donation of at least 10,000
052. Take a trip to Hawaii
061. Watch at least 5 movies
063. Finish season 6 and season 7
068. Watch at least 5 movies
088. Send a postcard to PostSecret
090. Write a short story

Monthly Updates for November

Sorry again. I really have been neglecting my blogs. Hopefully I will have more to update tomorrow now. Anyways, here is my monthly update for November:

001. Read 50 books [2/50]: I finished another book. I guess I have been reading one book a month. But that isn't good because there are only 34 months in my challenge and I need to read 50 books. I am going to make sure to read at least 2 books this month of December.
016. Don't eat fast food more than twice a month, each month [3/34]: Accomplished month number 3. This one isn't very hard for me since I don't really have any money to spend.
018. Lose 50 pounds [8/50]: I've lost 8 pounds since the start of my challenge. Well, actually, I think I only started weighing myself in October, but I'm not exactly sure when. This actually has been surprising because I don't exercise. All I do everyday is wake up and blog, eat, and sometimes go to school. I mainly sit around and go on the computer. So I don't know why I'm losing weight, but I'm happy.
027. Take 10 one-day breaks from the Internet [3/10]: I accomplished two internet breaks in November. Hopefully I can accomplish another one this month.
034. Send 50 postcards via http://www.postcrossing.com/ [50/50]: COMPLETED! I accomplished this task on November 11th. However, this does not stop me from sending more postcards.
035. Donate 100,000 grains of rice at http://www.freerice.com/ [4,160/100,000]: I donated 2060 grains of rice in November. I hope to bring my donation up to 10,000 by the end of December.
061. Watch 26 movies starting with each letter of the alphabet [13/26]: I watched 4 movies in November. This month, I plan on making a list of movies to watch, so later on I don't have to stand around trying to figure out which one to watch.
063. Watch all 8 seasons of Charmed [5/8]: I don't normally blog about this one so I'm not sure how many I've watched in November but I think its been about 2 seasons. And I'm almost finished with season 6.
068. Watch 101 movies [6/101]: I watched 3 movies in November. I actually know that I watched more than this but since I can't exactly remember which movies, and on what dates, I'm not going to add them.
070. Watch a movie from the year I was born (1989): COMPLETED! I accomplished this goal on November 13th. Hmmm...I think that was friday the 13th too. Haha, I made sure I stayed home that day.
078. Put $5 in savings for every task completed [$30/$505]: I have been saving up this money, but just last week I finally opening up an account for it. So now, I have $30 in my bank account.
080. Earn $100 from blogging in one year [$19.49/$100] : Since this is a November update, my earnings as of November 30th is: $19.49 and earnings from November is: $6.12. I am actually only counting Adgitize earnings now. I just started writing paid posts from SocialSpark but I won't add those earnings until I get paid. So for now, I will just be updating Adgitize.
096. Reach 50 followers on this blog [27/50]: I don't update this very often either but I think I've gotten around 10 in November. So, thank you my followers!

As you can see, I've done a lot since October, but I haven't accomplished that many. I only accomplished two goals in November. Do you have a list too? I would love to hear about it. Let me know how your list is coming. Do you think I've been on track, or do you think I need to step it up a bit? Don't worry, you won't hurt my feelings. I think I need to step it up a lot. Well, til next time.

Bucket List: Knowledge

**Should equal 50 total when finished

Knowledge
1. Learn how to drive stick shift
2. Research my native american family history
3. Learn how to shoot a gun
4. Read the bible entirely
5. Become fluent in another language
6. Learn how to change a tire
7. Learn how to speak Tagalog
8. Read a book on the history of Kitsap County
9. Read 20 books on different events in U.S. History
10. Read a book on the history of each state
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Education/Classes
26. Learn massage therapy
27. Graduate from college with an Associate's degree
28. Graduate from college with a Bachelor's degree
29. Attend a self-defense class
30. Take a creative writing class
31. Attend a pole dancing class
32. Get certified in at least one geographical area
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Bucket List: Charities

**Should equal 50 total when finished

Charities/Organizations
1. Grow my hair out to my elbows, and donate to Locks of Love
2. Give to charity 20 separate times - cannot include charities listed in this category [0/20]
3. Create a charitable family foundation
4. Donate blood - initial time
5. Donate blood 10 times [0/10]
6. Donate 2 million grains of rice through www.freerice.com [0/2,000,000]
7. Become a Post Crossing supporter
8. Send 50 shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child [0/50]
9. Volunteer 30 separate times [0/30]
10. Adopt a family during the holiday season
11. Pledge 30 Acts of Green
12. Become a Couch Surfing supporter
13. Donate $100 to www.bookwish.org
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Family/Friends
21. Take parents out for dinner 20 times - and pay for everybody each time [0/20]
22. Send 50 "Just Because" postcards or letters to friends and family
23. Take a trip with my parents - that I pay for
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36. Put change in someone's expired parking meter
37. Compliment a stranger
38. Make a scrapbook for someone else - for free (including supplies/shipping)
39. Donate $5 to a random blogger
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Bucket List: Food

**Should equal 50 total when finished

Food
1. Make a giant chocolate chip cookie - at least 10 inches, and eat it
2. Take a cooking class
3. Make my own salsa - customize a recipe
4. Try every cheesecake on the Cheesecake Factory menu - does not have to be at the same time
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27. Learn how to make 100 different alcoholic drink recipes
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Bucket List: Entertainment

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Nature/Animals
1. Ride a horse on a beach
2. Send a message in a bottle
3. Go treasure hunting with a metal detector
4. Skinny dip
5. Dig for diamonds
6. Go on a safari
7. Go whale watching
8. Take part in a real scavenger hunt
9. Go rock-climbing, real or fake
10. Bungee jump
11. Milk a cow
12. Go parachuting
13. Kiss behind a waterfall
14. Swim with dolphins
15. Climb a mountain
16. Be two places at once
17. Ride an elephant
18. Ride a camel
19. See an active volcano
20. Go on a dinosaur bone dig
21. Go on an archeological dig
22. Watch a solar eclipse, but not directly
23. Build a giant snowman
24. Touch a penguin
25. Attend a real Hawaiian luau
26. Go horseback riding
27. Make a geocache and hide it
28. Find 20 geocaches [0/20]
29. Ride a zipline
30. See a volcano
31. See a pyramid
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51. Fly first class
52. Ride in a hot air balloon
53. Ride in a limo
54. Rent a cottage/cabin on a beach
55. Stay at a Bed & Breakfast Inn
56. Spend a night in a tree house hotel
57. Spend a night on a house boat
58. Camp out on a beach
59. Stay at a 5-star hotel, for at least one night
60. Ride on a train
61. Ride in a helicopter
62. Drive a golf cart
63. Drive on a race track
64. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage
65. Rent a summer cottage
66. Go on dinner cruise
67. Go for a ride on a motorcycle
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101. Have my fortune read by a fortune teller
102. Watch a movie the night it comes out
103. Attend a movie premiere
104. Set a Guiness world record
105. Set/Break a Guiness World record for owning the most of one of my collections - postcards, piggy banks, playing cards
106. Set/Break 5 Guiness World records [0/5]
107. Plan a family reunion
108. Meet someone famous
109. Take "old-time" pictures
110. Sing karaoke in a karaoke bar
111. Experience weightlessness
112. Get a professional massage
113. Teach a class
114. Ride a mechanical bull
115. Read a book in a day
116. Kiss under the mistletoe
117. Kiss a girl
118. Be on a game show
119. Become a member of the audience in a TV show
120. See a baby born - not including my own
121. Attend a photo shoot for my tattoos
122. Have a photo shoot with a someone
123. Throw a fun dinner party
124. Go to/Throw a masquerade party
125. Host a cocktail recipe swap party
126. Get a manicure involving decals
127. Get a professional bra fitting
128. Get acupuncture at least once
129. Attend the midnight premiere of a movie
130. Attend a CD signing and get a CD signed
131. Attend a book signing and get a book signed
132. See Cirque du Soliel
133. Attend the Superbowl at least once
134. Learn how to tango
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Bucket List: Travel

*Should equal 550 total when finished

Travel - modes/general
1. Travel in an RV
2. Road trip coast to coast - have to touch both oceans
3. Throw a dart at a map, and travel there
4. Travel for 3 months straight [0/3]
5. Travel for 6 months straight [0/6]
6. Travel for one year [0/365]
7. Go on a cruise - can't be a dinner cruise - must be at least 3 days
8. Go on a cruise around the world
9. Go on a road trip through at least 7 states
10. Go on a road trip without a preset destination - must be at least 500 miles

United States - general/D.C.
1. Visit all 50 states [7/50]
2. Visit all 50 state capitals 
3. Visit a lighthouse in every state [0/50]
4. Drive through Route 66, from beginning to end
5. See a professional football game in at least 25 states - Pro Bowl & Superbowl count [1/25]
6. See a professional basketball game in at least 25 states [0/25]
7. Go to all of the Six Flags parks
8. Visit the Whitehouse
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New York
1. See a musical on Broadway
2. Go to the top of the Statue of Liberty
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1. Travel to another Hawaiian island
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1. Have dinner at SkyCity - the Space Needle restaurant
2. Go to the top of the Space Needle
3. Visit the Pike Place Market
4. Visit all counties in Washington [10/39]
5. Go to 5 different museums in Kitsap County
6. Visit the original Starbucks in Seattle
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1. Visit LA Ink
2. Visit San Francisco
3. Visit Hollywood Walk of Fame
4. Visit Redwoods National Park
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7. Visit Graceland
9. See the Northern lights
18. Visit the Hershey Chocolate Factory
58. Go to the Crayola Crayon Factory
59. Go to the Jelly Belly Factory

World
1. Ride in a gondola in Venice
2. See a bullfight in Spain
3. Drive to Mexico
4. Celebrate El Dia De Los Muertos in Mexico
5. Tour concentration camps in Europe
6. See the 7 Wonders of the World [0/7]
7. Visit at least half of all countries in the World
8. Attend the World Cup
9. Attend the World Series
10. Visit Anne Frank's house
11. See the Royal Ballet in London
12. Visit 6 of the 7 continents [2/6]
13. Visit the Vatican and view the Sistine Chapel
14. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
15. Walk on the Great Wall of China
16. Visit Canada
17. Visit Paris
18. View Michelangelo's David
19. Go to Carnivale
20. Go to Oktoberfest in Munich
21. Go to Disneyland in Paris
22. Go to Disneyland in Tokyo
23. See Stonehenge
24. Visit the Amazon Rain Forest
25. Buy a sari in India
26. Have a kimono made for me in Japan
27. Visit Barbados
28. Visit the Bahamas
29. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico
30. Ride on top of a double decker bus in England
31. Visit the Mayan ruins in Mexico
32. Visit Easter island
33. Backpack across Europe
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Bucket List: Shopping

**Should equal 50 total when finished

House/Car
1. Make record album bowls
2. Create a cookbook from gathered recipes that I've tried
3. Transfer home videos to DVDs
4. Hang my own painting
5. Glue a puzzle together and hang it
6. Create a family history book
8. Make pottery
9. Buy a piece of art in an auction
10. Buy a boat
11. Own a car - completely paid off
12. Equip my car with an emergency kit
13. Put up and decorate my first Christmas tree (while living independently)
14. Assemble a first aid kit to keep in the car
15. Have a hammock in my backyard
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26. Own a clear umbrella
27. Buy something for myself from Tiffany's 
28. Buy an iPhone
29. Receive a map card postcard from all 50 states, plus D.C. [0/51]
30. Receive a postcard of all 50 state capitol buildings, plus the US state capitol [0/51]
31. Receive a postcard from all US National Parks
32. Receive a postcard from 100 different countries [0/100]
33. Collect a postcard from all 50 states, from own travel [0/50]
34. Collect a postcard from 30 different countries, from own travel [0/30]
35. Collect 200 piggy banks [0/200]
36. Collect 500 playing cards sets [0/500]
37. Have a DVD collection of 20,000 DVDs [0/20,000]
38. Collect 150 elephant items [0/150]
39. Start and finish a journal - fill it artwork and ideas
40. Buy an article of clothing that costs over $100
41. Buy a pair of Jimmy Choos
42. Buy a pair of shoes that cost over $250
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Bucket List: Home

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Ownership
1. Own a house - with the mortgage paid off
2. Design my own house
3. Own a timeshare
4. Own a vacation house
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16. Live by the beach, within 10 feet - vacation homes can count
17. Live in another country for at least 6 months
18. Live in another country for at least 1 year
19. Live in a foreign country for more than a month
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31. Start my own home library
32. Have a recording studio in my house
33. Create my dream kitchen
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Bucket List: Personal

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Health/Weight
1. Become comfortable dancing in public
2. Wear a bikini in public and feel great
3. Live to see the day of January 1st, 2077
4. Straighten my teeth
5. Whiten my teeth
6. Get my BMI out of the overweight category 
7. Lose 50 pounds [0/50]
8. Complete Couch to 5K
9. Do 100 sit-ups without stopping
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Family/Children
11. Have at least 3 kids [0/3]
12. Get married and have a wedding
13. Have at least 2 grandchildren - 1 boy 1 girl [0/2]
14. Take my grandchildren to Disneyworld
15. Make a time capsule for each of my children, when they are born - they can't know about it, and they can't open until their 18th birthday
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21. Bathe in a tub full of rose petals
22. Have 10 tattoos [2/10]
23. Have a cell phone plan that I actually keep throughout the whole 2-year contract [0/2]
24. Write a letter to the editor and actually send it in
25. Find out my blood type
26. Reach the top 10 for most postcards sent from United States through www.postcrossing.com
27. Send a postcard to PostSecret
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31. Pay off all credit card debt
32. Pay off all debt - except for mortgage
33. Owe nothing to nobody - including mortgage/car/parents
34. Stay out of debt
35. Save $1,000
36. Save $30,000 towards retirement
37. Become a millionaire
38. Have a personal net worth of over $1 million
39. Earn $100 from blogging in one year [$0/$100.00]
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41. Create a magazine
42. Write a book
43. Get a book published
44. Find a way to make a living while traveling
45. Own my own business - from scratch, cannot be a franchise
46. Own a successful business for more than 2 years - cannot be a franchise
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Black Friday is over

Whew! Black Friday is over! I did so much shopping today, I think its more than I've done with whole month! Make that two months! I got a netbook from Best Buy. I had to wait in line for two hours to pick it up. Then I went to Walmart, came home, slept, and went back to Walmart and Best Buy. Too much shopping for me. Hahaha. I've only accomplished a little over the past few days, but I haven't completed any more goals yet.

018. Lose 50 pounds [3/50]: Woo! Three whole pounds! Hahaha...I probably gained it back from Thanksgiving dinner.
027. Take 10 one-day breaks from the Internet [3/10]: I was so busy and tired today from Black Friday shopping that I didn't even think about going on the internet, or even the computer, for that matter.

Hmmm...that's all for now. Here's my to-do list for tomorrow:

001. Find a new book, and read 2 chapters
014. Find more quotes, upload, and blog about it
061. Watch another movie

I also need to go to the library, the post office, Walmart, the bank, and Joann. Hmm...I best get to sleep then. Good night everyone!

Long time no see

Sorry for the long wait. Its been a crazy week. Finals is a week and a half away. I finished all my speeches in speech class. Now I just have to wait for everyone else to finish, and to take my final. For my english class, I still have to write my final paper. Both my final speech and paper both have to be persuasive so I think I will write my paper on the same topic as my speech. Other than school, blogging life as been crazy too. Lately, I've been trying to drop 300 each on all 3 of my blogs. I still have yet to succeed though. I've only been able to get 300 on the two. Also, I am getting ready for a contest I will be hosting on my main blog [ travelin' with marie ] for December. It will be a holiday contest with a Christmas theme. Right now, I am still looking for sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, then leave me a comment in [ this post ].

With everything else pushed aside, here are some updates to my list. Not much, I regret to admit, but here goes...
063. Watch all 8 seasons of Charmed [5/8]: I am now on Season 6. I love Charmed, and I thought I had watched all the episodes, but I was wrong. A lot of the episodes from seasons 4&5 I don't remember. As for season 6, I don't think I've seen any. Not sure though..
096. Reach 50 followers on this blog [25/50]: 25 followers! Woohoo! Thank you so much!

And I hate to say...that's it. Wow, I think its time for another to-do list. I will make one tonight. Does anyone want to help me out with this task?

100. Inspire 5 people to create their own lists [0/5]

To-Do List Results

Hmm..I went to meet my speech partner and I went to the Post Office. I also worked on my DVD inventory. As for my other non-related items, I didn't do them. I haven't had time to create the postcards and I haven't put in my order yet. My coupon expires tomorrow so if I don't create more items by tonight, then I'll just put in the order that I already have set up. As for my list, here is what I've accomplished:

001. Read 50 books [2/50]: I finished my book last night! I didn't expect to finish it, but I did. I read One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. Now I need to start a new book.
034. Send 50 postcards via http://www.postcrossing.com/ [50/50]: COMPLETED! Yay! I finally sent out 50 postcards. I sent my final two today. You should try Postcrossing. Its really fun.
092. Add 200 more DVDs to my collection [94/200]: I finished my inventory. I guess I had my numbers messed up. I thought my starting point was at 200, but it was actually at 300, so I've only added 94 movies instead of what I thought I did. But that's ok, that's still a lot of movies in only two months!

Well, that's all I did for today. I completed 3 out 5 tasks on my to-do list. I guess that's ok.

Things to do: Monday

My last to-do list worked out pretty well and it was easy for me to keep track of what I needed to do. So, here's my list for tomorrow:

001. Read at least 3 chapters.
031. Put together a box because this week is the national collection week.
034. Send out 4 more postcards.
063. Finish the last episodes of the 5th season.
092. Update my inventory, then update my blog.

I think that's all. I also need to do other things that aren't necessarily related to my list:

Meet my speech partner at 4PM
Go to the post office
Create postcards for friends
Put in an order on the Kodak Gallery
Set up a Washington road trip for when my hubby comes back

Well, I guess they are related to my list, just not directly related. I'll update later to let you know what I've accomplished..♥

Another Update

Didn't do much today. Well, technically its 12:19 AM, so I guess it was yesterday. However, since I wasn't on the computer, I was able to contribute to one of my goals. Here is what I did:

001. Read 50 books [1/50]: I read a couple of chapters from my current book. I hope to finish it before the end of the month. The book doesn't take me long to read, I just haven't had time to get around to reading it.
027. Take 10 one-day breaks from the Internet [2/10]: Since I wasn't on the Internet, or even on the computer, I get to cross one day off. I feel proud. And I didn't even try to stay away from the computer. I was just doing too many things that I didn't even get a chance to go on the computer. It doesn't bother me either. But I'm back now. I guess I can't stay away for too long.
080. Earn $100 from blogging in one year [$15.01/$100]: I've made $16.02 as of 11/14/09. That's $1.01 since my last update and $2.65 for the month so far.
092. Add 200 more DVDs to my collection [100+/200]: I honestly have gotten so many new movies that I haven't had a chance to sit down, and add everything to my inventory. Maybe I should do that tomorrow...hmm. The last time I did inventory, I was at 100+. So I'm not sure where I'm at now. Maybe I should really do that tomorrow, who knows, maybe I'll have already accomplished this goal? Hmmm...maybe I'll do it now.
096. Reach 50 followers on this blog [22/50]: Yay! 22 followers! I am almost halfway to my goal. And I'm waaaayyyyy less than halfway through my challenge. So, I guess I'm doing good on this part. But, I can't take all credit. I want to say thank you to all of my followers and being loyal to me. Thank you.

I also watched a movie but I have already seen before so I'm not able to add it to my list. Alright. That is all for now. I'm sorry there weren't any pictures. Hopefully I will be able to add some more updates tomorrow, and hopefully will pictures. See y'all soon! ♥

One More Down!

Here's what I've accomplished in the last three days..♥

061. Watch 26 movies starting with each letter of the alphabet [13/26]: I watched G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Both are good movies.


070. Watch a movie from the year I was born (1989): Yesterday I watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. I didn't really like it, but I watched it because it was from the year I was born. Well, that's one more down. Yay!

I guess I've been on a movie spree :]
Hopefully I will accomplished some more this weekend. See y'all later!

To-Do List Accomplished

..Well, most of it anyway. Today I woke up at 8am. Went to my dentist appointment at 9am. My appointment sucked. The lady kept putting that sucking thing so far down my throat I felt like I was going to choke on it. Ugh. She does not have good customer service. She was the assistant, and I have a lot of complaints. Anyways, at 10am, I went to the bookstore and picked up my book that I had on hold for me. Then, I went to the post office and dropped off my postcards. As for my list, this is what I did today:

001. I read two chapters of my book. I plan to read a couple more chapters tonight before I go to sleep.
017. I drank 3 bottles of water. And I'm still sick. Ugh..need more cough medicine.
028. I woke up at 8am for my dentist appointment.
034. Mailed my postcards today, which brings my total to 45 sent postcards.
035. I donated 2060 grains of rice. Woohoo! Much more than my goal for today.
061. I watched The Promotion. For have two famous lead characters, it didn't seem that a great movie. It was good, but not great. I still liked it though.
063. I watched Disc 3 of season 5 of Charmed.

I haven't read up on my U.S. history, but that's ok. I pretty much was able to cover everything else. I feel accomplished. Well, that's all for tonight. Good night everyone.

Things to do: Wednesday

I thought I should post a list of things I should do today. Well, that is, things that involve my list. I will post my updates on them later on, but for now, here is my list..♥

001. Read a few chapters of my latest book
012. Read a book on U.S. history
017. Drink 3 bottles of water (especially because I'm still sick)
028. Wake up before 10am (which means..I should get to bed now)
034. Mail two postcards to make my total sent at [45/50]
035. Donate at least 200 grains of rice
061. Watch a movie (most likely going to be G.I. Joe)
063. Watch a couple of episodes of Charmed (I'm in the middle of season 5 now!)

Not really too much to do.. because some don't take that long to complete.. like waking up, mailing postcards, and donating rice. So, I think it'll be a good to-do list. Hopefully I remember to work on this list. Other things I need to do today, that may or may not be related to my list:

Go to dentist appointment
Go to post office (like I said earlier)
Gather friends' addresses
Pick up book from used bookstore
Update list of playing cards and DVDs (for blog and inventory)

That's all..♥ See y'all later! ♥

New Layout (again ♥)

Hi everyone! I have a new layout with different colors (again!). I was kind of getting tired of the last layout, so I changed it. I've been sick for the past week, so I haven't been in the mood to update (like usual, I'm sorry!), but I have a dentist appointment early in the morning tomorrow and I will most likely be wide awake afterwards. I plan on updating my blog and hopefully complete some tasks as well..(hopefully). So tell me, how do you like the new layout? Have a great night.

October Update

Hi again. I'm sorry, I have not done much progress with this challenge. I have some updates for you today, though. I have really been swamped with school lately, and next quarter I will be able to graduate. Yay!

021. Take multi-vitamins everyday for a month [30/30] 10/14/09
COMPLETED! This was a boring, but healthy goal. As of today, I have taken vitamins everyday since I started this challenge.
034. Send 50 postcards via http://www.postcrossing.com/ [40/50]
I am almost done with this one! I only have a few more the send out, which I should be able to finish my the end of November, if not sooner.
080. Earn $100 from Adgitize in one year [$13.37/$100]
I earned my first payment today! I am so happy! :] I guess you really can earn money from blogging.
083. Buy a new digital camera 10/10/09
COMPLETED! I love my new camera. Check out my full post for more details.

I have some other updates as well, but they aren't really update worthy, so you can check out my master list, here, to check out my overall progress.

Overall, I think it was an okay month. Kinda slow, but I did get 2 goals completed. Hopefully November will be a better month. I hope to get some more travel within this month also. I plan to travel to Forks, Washington! The home of Twilight! :] I only live about 3-4 hours away. While I'm up there, hopefully I can visit Victoria, B.C. also. Wish me luck. And see you next time!

Postcards

Ok, I know that I keep saying that I will update. And I'm sorry. But again, this is another one of those times that I can't give you a full update. I haven't really done that much stuff towards my list lately, anyway. But I have sent a lot more postcards and I wanted to update you on that goal.

034. Send 50 postcards via http://www.postcrossing.com/ [35/50]
Postcards Exchange

Last time I updated, I was at 26 postcards. Now, I have sent 35. Big improvement? I sure hope so. And I've gotten lots of cards in return. You should go check em out. Some of them are really cool/pretty looking.
http://marieentertainment.blogspot.com
See that link ^^ ? Please click on it. You'll love the postcards that you see. And who knows, maybe you'll become interested in Post Crossing too. Do you want to swap? Send me a message here.

Another Quick Post

Sorry, I have a lot of homework to do. But I hope I am able to update tomorrow, after classes. For now, here is a quote that I really love.

014. Find 101 quotes that inspire me [11/101]


Some Quotes

Here are some quotes that I've found for my goal:  
014. Find 101 quotes that inspire me [10/101]




Bucket List

Heyy everyone. I just wanted to let you guys know that I've also made a bucket list. It'll be 1000 things that I want to accomplish in my lifetime. 1000 is a lot, so I haven't finished yet, but I have around 200 or so finished. Go ahead and check it out, give me some suggestions if you would like to.

Vitamins are finished

021. Take multi-vitamins everyday for a month [30/30]



Yay! Another completed goal. I completed this goal yesterday. Nothing much to say about this goal. But yeahh, see you next time!

Another quick update

096. Reach 50 followers on this blog [15/100]

15 followers! Thank you for following!

I just wanted to update and say thank you to all of my followers. And wow, 3 more followers in 2 days! That's great. Thanks! Well, I'm off to class now. See you guys later!

Blogging Earnings as of 10/09

080. Earn $100 from blogging in one year [$6.02/$100]



Pretty good improvement, huh? I made my first 6 dollars! Most of it is from Adgitize, but here is how I calculated the earnings:

Adsense: $0.58
Adbride: $0.54
Adgitize: $4.90

This is as of 10/09/09 because Adgitize reports a day later. I should get my first payment from Adgitize at the end of October! Yay, I'm excited! As for the other two, I'm not sure when I will get my first payment..

This has been a great week!

I have accomplished a lot this past week. I haven't completed any more goals, mainly because most of my goals will take a while to finish. However, I have worked a lot on these goals, and I should be able to complete some of them by the end of this year. As for what I've done this past week, are are some snapshots and updates.

001. Read 50 books [1/50]: I have FINALLY finished my first book. I have to admit, it wasn't that great. It has a nice story but I guess I just wasn't interested in it. The book is called Second Chance, by Jane Green. I've read a few of her other books, but this one just wasn't as good as the rest. Its about a group of people who were best friends in school but haven't keep in touch in about 20 years. They are reunited again after one of them dies in a terrible tragedy. The tragedy causes everyone to re-question their life. There are 5 original friends, 2 guys and 3 girls. One of the guys in the one who dies in the tragedy. The main story has individual stories in it about the 5 characters. It keeps jumping back and forth between the characters so sometimes I forgot who I was  reading about, so I would have to read the paragraph again. Overall, its ok, and I like it. I would recommend it.


021. Take multi-vitamins everyday for a month [26/30]: Only 4 days to go, including today! Yay! Almost completed another goal.

034. Send 50 postcards via http://www.postcrossing.com/ [24/50]: Just about halfway there! Anyone want to direct swap? My username for Post Crossing is missleilanie.

083. Buy a new digital camera: A completed task! I was at the Pawn Exchange with my parents yesterday, and let me tell you, they completely surprised me. I normally only look at the DVDs. Then we got into line to buy the DVDs. The camera case is at the back of the line. While we were waiting, I was showing my mom which one I wanted, for future reference. Mainly because I was bored. Then my dad asked which one I was talking about, and I showed him. We finally got up the counter and my dad asked the lady if he could look at the cameras. I was shocked! I didn't think they were actually gonna get me one. Later, during the ride home, my dad said that they were planning on getting me one for Christmas, but since they found a good one for a good deal (it was 50%, so it only cost $40!), they got it then. I am so happy! I love taking pictures, and being in pictures. I hated not being able to have a camera. My last camera broke beyond repair and I didn't have money for a new one. So here is a picture of my camera! I took in the mirror, that's why its backwards.


Its a Sony Cyber-shot, 7.2 megapixels. Its just like my last one, that broke, except its pink! I've always wanted a pink camera! :] Here is what I got, and its original price, brand new. Its not the exact same one, but its the closest I could find because they don't make the one I've got anymore. But, we got a pretty good deal, don't you think?


087. Own at least 50 piggy banks [11/50]
091. Add 100 more playing card sets to my collection [20/100]
092. Add 200 more DVDs to my collection [41/200]
I would update you guys on these three, but to be honest, I get too many new ones on a normal basis that it would take too long to post pictures of each one, each time. So, for future reference, I am letting you know that I will update on how many new ones I get, but I won't be able to update with pictures and names/titles/descriptions of each one. However, I do promise that at the end, when it is completed, I will update with a picture and names/titles/descriptions of each one. How does that sound?

096. Reach 50 followers on this blog [12/100]: 12 followers! Thank you for following!

Just a quick post for now.

I plan on updating more later. But right now I'm tired. So this is a quick update with one of my goals.

 014. Find 101 quotes that inspire me [1/101]



This quote will really help me a lot in life. This counts as my first inspirational quote. I am try to find quotes in pictures. Because I love pictures and I'm a visual person :]

I will be back later!

Free Rice Donation



I just finished donating 1250 grains of rice. It took me a little while because my vocabulary sucks! And I'm not very good at memorizing either. But it was worth it. Let's look at my progress.

035. Donate 100,000 grains of rice at http://www.freerice.com/ [2,100/100,000]

Woohoo! Over 2,000! That's good progress right?  

New Way of Posting

Ok, I have to admit. I know these postings have been boring. So, from now on, I will only update you on the progresses that have pictures. Oh, and I will update you on all completed tasks, no matter if I will have pictures or not. Then, at the end of every month, I will give you a long update on everything that I've accomplished throughout the month. I will also be updating my numbers on the master list, and the accompanying lists, like movie list, book list, etc. If you haven't heard from me in a while, you can always check out my master list to see if I'd added any updates! I'm going to www.freerice.com after I finish posting, so I will have a picture and a post for you soon! Stay tuned!

Also, I've changed my layout to match my postcard blog. And I've added stuff to my sidebar, and organized it a little better. I hope you like it!

Monthly Update for September

I've completed my first month. Not my first full month, but my first calendar month. Every month I will update everyone on my challenge progress. I'll go over everything I've done over the month, including any updates since last time.

016. Don't eat fast food more than twice a month, each month [1/34]
One month down! For September, I included the whole month because I didn't want to cheat myself by only counting the days of the challenge.
021. Take multi-vitamins everyday for a month [18/30]
I haven't completed a whole month yet because I started my challenge in the middle of the month. I have 18 days so far, so I should be finished by the middle of October.
027. Take 10 whole-day breaks from the Internet [1/10]
I completed one break this month. I'm thinking about taking at least one break each month, even after I've completed my goal. I think its healthy for me. Maybe for my next list, I'll make myself take a break from the computer, instead of just the internet. What do you think?
028. Wake up before 10am every morning consecutively for a year [0/365]
I am definitely not a morning person. This one is an unrealistic goal, I might have to end up not completing this one. Ugh. I can wake up early every once in a while, but I don't think I will be able to do it for a whole year.
034. Send 50 postcards via http://www.postcrossing.com/ [18/50]
I've sent 18! I love sending postcards! I've received seven so far. I sent four today and I will send two tomorrow, so hopefully I will get some more postcards soon! Remember to check out my postcard blog, to see my postcards I've received. And if you want me to send you a postcard, then make a profile on Post Crossing, and then send me a message! Here is a link to my profile: http://www.postcrossing.com/user/missleilanie.
035. Donate 100,000 grains of rice at http://www.freerice.com/ [850/100,000]
I want to accomplish 2,000 by the end of October. Hopefully I'll have more donated soon.
047. Visit all counties in Washington (old visits may count) [10/39]

I haven't visited anywhere soon since I started this challenge. I've only listed the ones that I visited before the challenge. 
061. Watch 26 movies starting with each letter of the alphabet [6/26]
I've only watched six so far. I want to get half done in October.
063. Watch all 8 seasons of Charmed [2/8]
I completed season 2 today! Woohoo! I will probably watch some more tomorrow.
065. Hang out with friends at least once a month [1/34]
I hanged out with my friend, Stephanie, on September 29th. She had a baby in the beginning in the month. This was my first day that I was actually able to see the baby. He is so cute! I wasn't able to get any pictures though. It sucks.
068. Watch 101 movies [2/101]
Only two movies so far, Bride Wars and Marley and Me. I need to watch some more movies.
078. Put $5 in savings for every task completed [$10/$505]
I've only completed two tasks so far so I only have $10 in savings.
080. Earn $100 from blogging in one year (previous money earned does not count) [$2.69/$100]
This is only half a month's worth so its not much. Hopefully I will have a lot more by next month.
082. Write a letter to myself to be opened on the last day of the challenge
This one was accomplished in the beginning of my challenge.
087. Own at least 50 piggy banks [8/50]
I haven't bought any since last time, but so far, I have eight piggy banks. Yay!
091. Add 100 more playing card sets to my collection [4/100]
I haven't gotten any more since the last time.
092. Add 200 more DVDs to my collection [10/200]
I haven't gotten any more since the last time.
096. Reach 50 followers on this blog [10/100]
I have 11 followers so far! Yay! Keep on following, please.
097. Blog about every completed item on the list [2/101]
I've only completed two goals so far, so I only have two here, but I have blogged about everything that I've progress on so far.
099. Create weekly goals and checklists to keep myself motivated
This one was also completed in the beginning when I created my notebook that I'm using for this challenge.

I think I've done a good job so far, don't you think?

Day 0014

I'm not gonna go into much detail today. I will just update you on my progress so far.

021. Take multi-vitamins everyday for one month [14/30]
028. Wake up before 10 AM everyday for a year [0/365]
I actually have to start over with this one. I have class tomorrow so maybe I'll be able to actually start and finish this one. Hope for the best.
034. Send 50 Postcards via Post Crossing [11/50]
I sent 6 more postcards today. I also received my first postcards today. I got 4! Check out the pictures of the postcards at my postcard blog, Marie's Entertainment.
047. Visit all counties in Washington (old visits may count) [10/39]
I'm actually going to count my past visits because there are way to many counties in Washington and I don't have enough time or money to revisit all of them.
061. Watch 26 movies starting with each letter of the alphabet [6/26]
I watched Quinceanera on the 25th and I watched Wolverine last night. They are both great movies.
080. Earn $100 from blogging in one year [$2.69/$100]
Adbrite: $0.21
Adgitize: $2.48
087. Own at least 50 piggy banks [8/50]
I got 4 more piggy banks yesterday at Goodwill.
096. Reach 50 followers on this blog [10/50]

That's all for today. See you guys next week!

Day 0008

It has been one week since I started my challenge. Since I have a little over 2 and a half years to complete everything, I'd say I'm doing ok. But I wish I would have completed more tasks by now. Well, here are my updates since day 0003.

001. Read 50 books. [0/50]
I'm really trying to finish my current (and first) book. Its not that its boring. Cuz its really not. I just haven't been in the mood to read lately. I love being on the computer. And I love watching TV/DVDs. Maybe that's why I put this goal on my list. I really need to start reading again. Hopefully I will do some reading tonight and tomorrow. Maybe by the end of the month, I'll be finished? Hopefully.
016. Don't eat fast food more than twice a month [0/34]
I ate fast food on Sept 18th. So that's two for the month of September. I actually ate fast food earlier in the month, before I started my challenge.
021. Take multi-vitamins everyday for one month [8/30]
I've actually been really good with my vitamins. I've taken it everyday since the challenge started. So hopefully, I can accomplish this task soon.
027. Take 10 whole-day breaks from the internet [1/10]
I've actually taken my first one. Can you believe it? It was really hard for me. I depend on the internet too much. By 6 PM I was going crazy with boredom. I didn't want to watch another movie. And I surely wasn't in the mood to read a book. I finally settled with watching Charmed. My day break was on Sept 18th.
028. Wake up before 10 AM everyday for a year [1/365]
This one is gonna be a tough one. I really really really hate waking up early. I am definitely not a morning person, I can tell you that. I actually woke up at 8 AM on the 18th because of my dentist appointment at 10 AM but since then, I've slept in. So that one doesn't count. But today, I had a class at 10 AM and actually woke up early. Hopefully I am able to stick to this routine for the next year. I want to become a morning person. I like being awake in the morning. I just hate to actually, wake up.
034. Send 50 Postcards via Post Crossing [5/50]
I sent 5 of them today. International postcards are not cheap! I will remember that next time I want to send a whole bunch of postcards. 50? Was I crazy? That's about $50 in postage alone! But I will stick to it. Because its worth it to me. The more postcards I send, the more postcards I will receive. I can't wait to receive my first postcards in the mail.
061. Watch 26 movies starting with each letter of the alphabet [4/26]
I watched Confessions of a Shopaholic yesterday. I loved it. The book has been one of my favorite books. The movie was a little different. But still good.
063. Watch all 8 seasons of Charmed [1/8]
I finished Season 1 of Charmed the other day. I also watched 4 episodes of Season 2 yesterday.
080. Earn $100 from blogging in one year [$1.58/$100]
Adbrite: $0.17
Adgitize: $1.41
091. Add 100 more playing cards to my collection [4/100]
I bought another pack of cards on Sept 18th. I think it was a Harley Davidson one. It was on sale.
096. Reach 50 followers on this blog [9/50]
I have 9 followers! Yay!

That's all for today. Haha. Yeahh, I know its a lot.

Post Crossing!

034. Send 50 postcards via Post Crossing [5/50]

Want to see a collection of all my postcards? I have another blog, where I will post pictures of the postcards I receive from Post Crossing. I know my goal is to send out 50 postcards, but it would be boring if I just posted up pictures of the ones that I sent, so I'm posting pictures of the ones I receive. More interesting, yeahh? Well here is the link to my other blog --> Click Here.

Also, it is listed as Marie's Entertainment in my sidebar, under my profile information.

I don't have any postcards yet. I sent out my first 5 postcards today. And boy, are they expensive. I didn't realize international postcards would cost so much. But its ok, cuz hopefully I will get a bunch of international cards in return. Which would make it worth it for me.

So check out the blog, even follow it if you want. That way you'll know when I update! :]

Ciao for now.

Day 0003

I didn't complete any goals yesterday or today, but I did work on some of them.

Yesterday,
I took my vitamins. Watched 3 movies: Definitely, Maybe, Marley & Me, and Bee Movie. I loved all three. I hate to admit this, but I actually cried during Marley & Me. I don't want to spoil anything, but my puppy was, and still is, a troublemaker and I really connected with the movie. Definitely, Maybe was a great movie too. It was interesting trying to figure out who the girl's mother is. And Bee Movie was good too. It really shows you the perspective of bees, and their place in this world. I recommend all three.

Today,
I watched 4 episodes of Charmed, seasoned 1. And read up to Chapter 8 in my current book. I also took my vitamins. So far, since Sept 15th, I have earned $0.54, as of Sept 16th because today's earnings has not yet been calculated.
Adsense: $0.00
Adbrite: $0.08
Paypal: $0.00
Amazon: $0.00
Adgitize: $0.46
I include Paypal on here instead of all the programs I'm an affiliate of, its easier than keeping track of them.
Ooh! I have 5 followers now. Thanks! Keep following please.

Worked on:
001. Read 50 books [0/50]
021. Take multi-vitamins everyday for one month [3/30]
061. Watch 26 movies starting with each letter of the alphabet [3/26]
063. Watch all 8 seasons of Charmed [0/8]
068. Watch 101 movies [1/101]
080. Earn $100 from blogging in one year [0.54/100]
096. Reach 50 followers on blog [5/50]

Challenge has begun

Day 0001
Yay! Its finally the 15th! It feels like its been months since I created this blog, and my list. But its only been a week or so. It felt like forever. Haha. Well, today, I completed a couple of goals, and worked on a few others.
Goals Completed
082. Write a letter to myself, to be opening on last day of the challenge
099. Create weekly goals and checklists

I created my weekly goal sheets and my weekly and daily progress reports. Here are some snapshots.


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I wrote down each goal onto a slip of paper, and then inserted them into this jar. Everyday, when I'm bored or don't have anything else to do, I will put a paper out of the jar and try to accomplish the goal.
Goals I worked on today:
021. Take multi-vitamins everyday for one month
I took my vitamins today! :] I can't take pills, so I take the One-a-day Multivitamin Gummies. They are pretty tasty. Its just like gummy bears, its not the kind that look like they are coated in sugar, like the kids vitamins.
035. Donate 100,000 grains of rice at www.freerice.com
I donated 350 grains of rice today!

047. Visit all counties in WA
I checked off my county off the list, since I live here.
061. Watch 26 movies starting with each letter of the alphabet
Today, I watched Mamma Mia! It was a good movie. I like it because of all the songs and singing and it was entertaining. Its about a girl, Sophie, who is getting married and she wants her father to walk her down the aisle. Problem is, she doesn't know who her father is. She is able to contact 3 men from her mother's past who could possibly be her father. She invites them to her wedding, without her mother's knowledge. It gets pretty interesting. I would recommend it. View my post here.

078. Put $5 in savings for every completed task
I put $10 in my savings account today.
087. Own at least 50 piggy banks
Today, I bought 4 cute piggy banks at Goodwill. Check out this post to view more details.
091. Add 100 more playing cards to my collection
At Goodwill, I also bought 3 sets of playing cards.
092. Add 200 more DVDs to my collection
I also went to the Pawn Exchange today. And I bought 10 DVDs for $10! I love the Pawn Exchange.
096. Reach 50 followers on this blog
I have 3 followers so far. Help me with this goal, please follow me! Thank you!


All in all.
Today has been a great day and a great start to my challenge.
See you next time!

My first piggy banks!

087. Own at least 50 piggy banks [4/50]


My first piggy banks! Woohoo! These ones are so cute. I found them at Goodwill. So, 4 Piggies down, so many more to go :P


The see-through blue one is my favorite. Its got 4 different slots (and they each have their own bottom opening hole!). The slots are for: Save, Spend, Donate, and Invest. I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but my 'Spend' slot if halfway full already. haha. But don't worry, its only pennies. :]

Mamma Mia!

061. Watch 26 movies starting with each letter of the alphabet



Today, I watched Mamma Mia! It was a good movie. I like it because of all the songs and singing and it was entertaining. Its about a girl, Sophie, who is getting married and she wants her father to walk her down the aisle. Problem is, she doesn't know who her father is. She is able to contact 3 men from her mother's past who could possibly be her father. She invites them to her wedding, without her mother's knowledge. It gets pretty interesting. I would recommend it.

Check out some pictures from the movie...




2 days to go!

Whoo! Only 2 days to go until my official start date. I'm just about ready to get started. I almost finished my notebook that I'mma use to document the whole challenge. This is gonna be fun and interesting. Well, see you guys in 2 days!

The Pre-event To The Big Event

Hi. First off, my name is Leilanie. I'm 20 years old and I live in Washington state, in the United States. Some people know me by my middle name, which is Marie. That is the name I go by on my other blogs [Travelin' With Marie] (check em out when you get a chance). I first came across the 101 in 1001 challenge from one of my blogger friends. I was really curious so I decided to see what it was about. And anyone that knows me know's that I love to create lists. I love to create goals. I feel accomplished when I'm able to cross something off my list. Even if its something as simple as taking my vitamins or washing the laundry. I'm also a big fan of The Bucket List. I have many goals and tasks I want to accomplish before I, well, kick the bucket. So, I figured this would be a great challenge for me. I'm sure I will have fun and meet a lot of people along the way.

Since it is already past September 1st, I'm deciding the wait until October 1st to officially start my list. I know a few other people that are also starting on this day so I know I will have supporters alongside me. I'm a BIG procrastinator, but I'm GREAT at organizing. Kinda weird, huh? To work against my procrastination, I will create checklists, and weekly goals, and many things to keep me motivated. This is a big project and I plan on completing all of my goals.

Stay tuned for more information and I can't wait to see you on October 1st!

**Edit: I can't wait for October 1st... it's too far from now and I have nothing to do at the moment anyway. So I moved up my start date to September 15th. Still a few days away, but not that far away. Hope y'all don't mind :]

101 in 1001 Friends + More

I love it when I find other people who are also doing 101 in 1001. Please leave me a comment so I can list you here. Also, please lemme know your start date. Thanks!

Clara started her list on April 1st, 2008
Eric started his list on August 21st, 2008

Nichole started her list on January 1st, 2009
Amanda started her list on March 21st, 2009 
Tara started her list on May 17th, 2009
Abel started her list on August 9th, 2009
Julie started her list on August 30th, 2009
Luana started her list on September 12th, 2009
Tasha strarted her list on September 17th, 2009
Shawn started his list on September 18th, 2009
Sarah started her list on October 1st, 2009
Sarah (Hawklady) started her list on October 1st, 2009
Samantha started her list on October 1st, 2009
Megan started her list on October 7th, 2009
Jos started her list on November 14th, 2009

Cici started her list on April 30th, 2010

Other friends:
Jo is doing a 250 while I'm 25 list

SWORD

About 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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Day Zero Project

101 in 1001: The Master List

Official Start: September 15th 2009
End Date: June 12th 2012
Last Updated: May 10th, 2010
Key:Still needs to be done, In Progress, Completed

Knowledge is Power
001. Read 50 books [5/50] View books
002. Read the Bible entirely
003. Graduate college with an ATA in Business Management
004. Cook 20 new dishes [0/20] View Dishes
005. Start and maintain a book log for the duration of this challenge
006. Read 10 books suggested by friends or family [1/10] View Books
007. Learn how to make 15 alcoholic drinks [1/15] View Recipes
008. Learn how to drive stick shift
009. Read a book on the history of Kitsap County
010. Learn how to change a tire
011. Learn how to best apply makeup for my face
012. Read 5 books about U.S. History [0/5] View Books
013. Learn about the Filipino culture
014. Find 101 quotes that inspire me [26/101] View Quotes
015. Get certified in at least one geographical area

A Healthy Lifestyle
016. Eat at least 15 home cooked meals every month [0/15] x [8/34]
017. Drink at least 3 bottles of water each day for one month [0/30]
018. Lose 50 pounds [5/50]
019. Exercise 3 times a week for 6 months [0/72]
020. Practice yoga at least once a week for one year [0/52]
021. Take multi-vitamins everyday for a month [30/30] 10/14/09
022. Attend a pole dancing class
023. Complete Couch to 5K
024. Get my teeth whitened
025. Equip my car with an emergency kit
026. Attend a self-defense class
027. Take 10 one-day breaks from the Internet [5/10]
028. Wake up before 10am at least 5x a week for one year [0/52]
029. Do 100 sit-ups without stopping
030. Track my health progress on my blog


Give Back To Others
031. Send 5 shoe boxes to Operation Christmas Child [0/5]
032. Donate blood twice [0/2]
033. Donate a gallon of blood
034. Send 50 postcards via Postcrossing [50/50] 11/16/09
035. Donate 100,000 grains of rice at Free Rice [6,000/100,000]
036. Donate $5 to Book Wish for each item that I do not complete
037. Compliment a stranger
038. Volunteer for 5 separate charity events [0/5]
039. Make a scrapbook for someone else 03/18/10
040. Help the Hubby create his own 101 in 1001 list
041. Take my parents out for dinner at a nice restaurant
042. Donate $5 to a random blogger
043. Send 10 "Just Because" cards/postcards to friends or family [2/10]
044. Help 5 other 101ers accomplish a task [0/5]
045. Grow out my hair and donate to Locks of Love

Travel All Around the World
046. Visit the Pike Place Market
047. Visit half the counties in Washington (old visits may count) [10/20]
048. Visit a ghost town
049. Go on a road trip (must be at least 500 miles total)
050. Leave the country at least twice to 2 different countries [0/2]
051. Visit Hollywood Walk of Fame
052. Visit Hawaii again 01/12/10
053. Spend a day at Kitsap Lake
054. Visit 26 Cities/Towns starting with each letter of the alphabet [1/26] View Places
055. Visit San Francisco
056. Attend 2 Seattle sports games [0/2]
057. Attend 2 Seattle Seahawks games (one home and one away) [0/2]
058. Visit 3 new states [0/3]
059. Visit the original Starbucks in Seattle
060. Visit 10 different beaches that I've never been to [0/10]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
061. Watch 26 movies starting with each letter of the alphabet [16/26] View Movies
062. Party on my 21st Birthday! 05/08/10
063. Watch all 8 seasons of Charmed [8/8] 02/10/10
064. See a movie at the drive inn
065. Hang out with friends at least once a month for a year [0/12]
066. Have a photo shoot with someone 05/08/10
067. Go horseback riding
068. Watch 101 movies [16/101] View Movies
069. Fly in a helicopter
070. Watch a movie from the year I was born (1989) 11/13/09
071. Make a geocache and hide it
072. Find 10 geocaches [0/10]
073. Discover 5 geocoins [0/5]
074. Ride a zip line
075. Have my fortune read

For Myself and the Hubby
076. Get married and plan my own wedding
077. Get at least 2 new tattoos [0/2]
078. Put $5 in savings for every task completed [$0/$505]
079. Pay off my credit card debt entirely [1/3]
080. Earn $100 from blogging in one year [$78.34/$100]
081. Get our own apartment (without roommates)
082. Write a letter to myself to be opened on the last day of the challenge 09/15/09
083. Buy a new digital camera 10/10/09
084. Buy a safety deposit box for all important papers
085. Finish a photobook for myself
086. Get pregnant
087. Own at least 50 piggy banks [11/50]
088. Send a postcard to PostSecret
089. Buy a handheld GPS
090. Write a 500-word short story
091. Add 100 more playing card sets to my collection [30/100]
092. Add 200 more DVDs to my collection [200/200] 12/27/09
093. Start a recipe book
094. Purchase a whole new set of bras and panties and get rid of the old ones
095. Thoroughly clean out my room and storage and get rid of what I don't need

Everything Else
096. Reach 50 followers on this blog [37/50]
097. Blog about every completed item on the list [9/101]
098. Throw a party on my 1001th day!
099. Create weekly goals and checklists to keep myself motivated 09/15/09
100. Inspire 5 people to create their own lists [0/5]
101. Create another 101 in 1001 list and do it again View New List

Places List

054. Visit 26 Cities/Towns starting with each letter of the alphabet

None of these places can be places I've visited before. I'd like to try out different states other than Washington, but I don't have much money so I might have to stick to close by places. But I'm willing to learn about new places in nearby states, such as Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada. Some of those states are a stretch, but that's ok. Also, these places can also count towards other goals. Does not have to be part of the United States, can be from another country.

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Places I want to visit:
Forks, Washington
Port Angeles, Washington
Olympia, Washington
Vancouver, B.C.
Victoria, B.C

Drink Recipes List

007. Learn how to make 15 alcoholic drinks

I love fruity drinks. So I want to learn how to make lots of cocktails. Any suggestions are welcomed.

Recipes I've learned:
Tropical Dragon (my own creation) 05/08/10

Recipes I want to try:
Skittles Vodka
Sangria
any suggestions?

Movie List

None of these movies can be movies that I've seen before. In order to be placed on the list, I have to watch it from start to finish. How I watch the movie (theater, drive-in, home, etc.) and old how the movie is (1995, 2000, 2009, etc.) does not matter. Also, the ABC movies cannot count towards the 101 movies.
I am open to suggestions.

061. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet
A. Avatar 1/9/10
B. Bee Movie 9/16/09
C. Confessions of a Shopaholic 9/21/09
D. Definitely, Maybe 9/16/09
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G. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 11/13/09
H. High School Musical 3 10/17/09
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K. Kit Kittridge: An American Girl 11/13/09
L. Little Miss Sunshine 3/20/10
M. Mamma Mia! 9/15/09
N. Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian 12/4/09
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Q. Quinceanera 9/25/09
R. Reign Over Me 10/12/09
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T. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 10/21/09
U. United 93 11/01/09
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W. World Trade Center 11/01/09
X. X-Men Origins: Wolverine 9/28/09
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068. Watch 101 movies
1. Marley and Me 9/16/09
2. Bride Wars 9/29/09
3. The Wedding Singer 10/11/09
4. The Holiday 11/08/09
5. Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief 11/08/09
6. The Promotion 11/11/09
7. Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns 12/6/09
8. Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 12/28/09
9. Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself 1/17/10
10. Bring It On: Fight To the Finish 1/17/10
11. The Alphabet Killer 1/18/10
12. G-Force 2/09/10
13. Couples Retreat 2/13/10 
14. Whip It! 2/25/10
15. The Boys Are Back 2/25/10
16. 2012 3/25/10

any suggestions?
 
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