101 in 1001

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
Any suggestions?

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
Suggestions please!!

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

89. Vote

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.

Completed 7 Dec 2012

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!


6 thoughts on “101 in 1001

  1. Stumbled across your blog…I’m doing something similar to the 101 in 1001. Awesome list. My suggestion for #40 is Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe. I memorized that for a poetry class once. It just has such a nice flow when reciting it aloud. Good luck completing everything!


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