101 THINGS IN 1001 DAYS
DEC 04, 2012 – SEP 01, 2015
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Crossed out goals are finished.
Italicised goals are in progress.
Extra notes are below each.
1. Ask 20 friends to suggest one book, and read them all
2. Be in a newspaper
3. Be on TV
4. Build a fort
5. Build a snowman
6. Complete 7 goals in a week
7. Create something I am proud of
I wrote a play called Chadwick Dock!
8. Do a pub quiz
9. Do tech support for a show
10. Don’t miss a single deadline for two months
11. Don’t watch TV for a month
12. Eat an oyster
13. Finish a book in a day
14. Finish first year of university
15. Finish Homestuck
For those of you that don’t know, Homestuck is a web comic. I’ll probably make a blog explaining what it is, because it’s more than a little complicated.
16. Finish Mr Moore’s Magical Mystery Monthly Movie Marathon Marathon (1/6)
A movie marathon I’m currently doing with my friends, over sixth months. Alliteration is fun!
17. Finish second year of university
18. Fly a kite
Lots of these are things I’ve done before, but want to do again. For example, this one.
19. Get a job
20. Give blood
21. Give flowers to someone
22. Go bowling
23. Go on a picnic
24. Go on a road trip
25. Go on a rollercoaster
26. Go to a beach
27. Go to a classical music concert
28. Go to a comedy club
29. Go to a convention
30. Go to a music concert of an artist I don’t know
31. Go to a new country
32. Go to an auction and bid for something
33. Go to four live music concerts
34. Go to university
35. Go vegetarian for a month
My mum’s vegetarian, so I’m sure I can manage this one.
36. Keep a journal for two months
37. Learn five magic tricks
38. Learn the American Sign Language alphabet
I speak reasonable British Sign Language, but the ASL alphabet looks useful too.
39. Learn the capitals of every US state with at least 90% proficiency
I’ll probably test this (and 42) by getting a friend to test me. If I get over 90% of them, I will tick it off.
40. Learn three poems by heart
41. Learn to identify five constellations
42. Learn to identify national flags with at least 90% proficiency
43. Learn to juggle three balls
44. Learn to play an instrument
I have a ukelele that I bought ages ago and never really learnt. Maybe I’ll get it out again.
45. Learn to tie a tie
I know, I know.
46. Leave a note in a book
47. Listen to 26 songs I’ve never listened to starting with each letter of the alphabet
48. Listen to a new artist every day for a month
49. Listen to the entire discography of The Beatles
50. listen to the entire discography of the Mountain Goats
51. Make a cake
52. Make a gingerbread house
53. Make a list of the top five people who have positively influenced me and write them letters
54. Make a playlist of 101 of my favourite songs
55. Make a song
Kind of depends on 44.
56. Make breakfast in bed for someone
57. Make three new friends
58. Make three Youtube videos
Sort of very vaguely in progress.
59. Meet a hero
60. Memorise the London Underground
The Big One. I don’t even know how to start this.
61. Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it
This one sounds like a lot of fun.
62. Participate in a protest
63. Participate in Earth Hour
64. Pass A Levels
65. Perform on stage
66. Play hide and seek in IKEA
67. Play Urban Frisbee Golf
68. Read Gödel, Escher, Bach
69. Read Infinite Jest
70. Read three Discworld books
71. Regularly take part in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign
Don’t judge me; D&D is great :P
72. Release five podcasts
I’ve done some podcasting in the past, and I want to do more. It’s a lot of fun.
73. See eight different comedy shows live
So, one month at the Edinburgh Fringe should sort this out.
74. See three Shakespeare plays
75. Sell something I’ve created myself
76. Send somebody a care package for no reason
77. Shove my face into a cake
78. Spend a month without Facebook
79. Spend a month without Twitter
Not the same month as 78, I imagine.
80. Spend a whole day in bed
81. Spend an afternoon reading at the park
82. Spend an entire day in the cinema
83. Start a tradition
A pretty vague one, I know. I don’t really have ay ideas for this.
84. Stay up for 48 hours
85. Stop having sugar in my tea
Happy now, Dad?
86. Take a photo for the completion of each of these tasks
As you can see on this site, every completed task should have a picture below it. If possible, that is. So, technically, in progress.
87. Take part in NaNoWriMo, even if I don’t win
National Novel Writing Month. Every November, writing for a straight month, with the goal of writing a whole 50,000 word novel. Difficult as hell, but I want to try.
88. Turn off my phone for a week
90. Watch 20 TED talks
www.ted.com – I love these.
91. Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet (4/26)
- A –
- B –
- C –
- D – Donnie Darko
- E –
- F – Fight Club
- G –
- H – The Hobbit
- I – It’s A Wonderful Life
- J –
- K –
- L –
- M –
- N –
- O –
- P –
- Q –
- R –
- S –
- T –
- U –
- V –
- W –
- X –
- Y –
- Z –
92. Watch all of the Godfather movies
93. Watch all the Tom Baker episodes of Doctor Who
94. Watch all three Lord of the Rings films in one day
I’ve never seen these. I know, I know – one minute I’m totally into D&D, the next I’ve never seen LotR. Am I geek, or what? (yes)
95. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
96. Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over.
97. Write a new 101 in 1001 to start when this one finishes
I’m regretting this one already.
98. Write a screenplay
99. Write at least one entry in my blog every day for a month
Heck, I did it for half a year, I can do it for a month!
100. Write five poems
Poems are not easy to write (write well, that is) and I’ve only really done it once before, but I’m looking forward to trying.
101. Write seven more short stories
I’ve done a few, and they are a lot of fun. More, more!