Thursday, August 13, 2009

087 I've watched three more of the AFI's movies
I liked it more than I thought I would, even though it felt like it took a long time to get to that ending. The character of Scarlett O'Hara manages to be appealing even though she is so horrible.

I think this has become one of my new favorite movies. The story is so well written and the acting is superb, especially by Alec Guinness.

I've never really watched a western, but I loved this movie. It was funny and the two main actors were fantastic (and not bad on the eyes)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

2/3/09 update

035. I have been keeping up with my calcium and vitamins

I finished the Great Tree of Avalon series with the final book: The Eternal Flame. I know T.A. Barron has written other books about Merlin, but I don't think I'll be reading them. Even though it ended up with an entertaining story, I found the writing style annoying sometimes. For example, he would overdo writing in the accents of characters. However, I'm glad I saw the series through.

Lauren and I watched The Philadelphia Story. I liked it, but I was disappointed with who Katharine Hepburn ended up with at the end.

066. I'm still behind on laundry, but I've been doing enough to keep up with this goal

002. I haven't written in my journal since coming back to Albany. I have to restart this one.

053. So Far I have 30 dollars. I get a paycheck on Friday that I'll use to catch up.

025. I decided to pluck my own eyebrows this month because I didn't find anywhere that I would like to go yet.

050. Completed for this month. Mostly birthday wishes

065. I went to the library on Friday and am getting back in the swing of it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

1/20 update

001. Read 100 books I've never read before.
I just finished The Great Tree of Avalon Book II: Shadows on the Stars by T.A. Barron. This is not my favorite fantasy series, but the book got better towards the end and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens to all of the characters in the third and final book.

002. Paper journal daily for a year
I am not doing well on this because I haven't written since coming back to Albany. I'm going to try to take it up again. I don't want to stress about the missed days because that is what leads me to give up writing completely.

035. Take vitamin and calcium daily for 3 months.
So far so good. I've gone 20 days.

054. Pay off my credit card
Just sent in January's payment today.

065. Go to the library once a week to do work or read.
I went with Justin last Wednesday and read some of my book. School is starting this week so I should have more work to do at the library soon.

066. Do some laundry once every 2 weeks.
I did some today and will probably have to do more this week. I hate laundry so this is really hard to motivate myself to do.

Friday, January 9, 2009

First Update

Now that I have made all of my blog entries I can update with where I am so far. Nothing is complete yet but I have several in progress goals to report:

001. Read 100 books I have never read before. Finished 1/100:
The Princess Diaries Volume X: Forever Princess by Meg Cabot

I love this series and I am so sad it is over. It had a great ending though, and Meg Cabot said that she may someday write about Mia Thermopolis again! I really hope so!

002. Paper journal daily for a year
I have kept up with this so far, which I find impressive. I usually write before I go to sleep. Sometimes if I put it off too long I don't feel like writing so I do a pretty short entry. Other times I have actually written quite a bit. 8/365 days

027. Have one “me” day a month.
Finished for January '09. I went out shopping and bought new bras, sneakers, and a few video games. I also went to Barnes and Noble to have a coffee and look around.

033. Make a conscious effort to be heard the first time I say something.
I have been trying to do this, but it's going to take more work.

035. Take a vitamin and calcium every day for 3 months. I started January 1st and I've kept up with this goal so far.

045. Date with Justin once a month
Complete for January '09. We went out to dinner at TGI Friday's and then over to Barnes and Noble to look around and have coffee.

050. Write on 5 Face book walls a month. I have 4/5 for the month of January. I need one more.

053. Save $1.00 a day for 1001 days. I'm actually a little ahead on this one because I put $20.00 into my savings. I'm usually going to take the money out of my work paycheck but I'm not going back to work until the 19th.

066. Do some laundry once every 2 weeks. I did all of my laundry on 1/4/09 so I've gotten off to a good start.

084. Watch 40 of AFI’s top 100 that I haven’t seen before.
I started this one today with the number 1 movie on AFI's list. It was really weird because after I decided which movies I was going to watch my Tivo recorded Citizen Kane as a suggestion. It never records movies, and Citizen Kane was on my list so I decided to start there.

I really enjoyed it and I understand why it is so highly regarded. I am amazed that it was made in 1941. Many of the story telling techniques and cinematography would not be out of place in a more modern film. I did already know the ending, but that did not stop me from enjoying it at all.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Whole List

My 1001 days begin 1 January 2009 and end 29 September 2011

Each item has an entry with more detail that can be accessed from the tags at the side of my blog.

In progress: italics

Finished: bold

Reading and Writing
1. Read 100 books I’ve never read before
2. Paper journal daily for a year
3. Read 20 memoirs or biographies

4. Report to writing time for 30 minutes every day for two months
5. Write 10 poems
6. Write 3 short stories
7. Write a novel
8. Read 5 Shakespeare plays that I haven’t read before
9. Read 5 of my writing books
10. Read the news every day for a month

11. Finish my quilt
Sew some object of clothing
13. Make Tiramisu
14. Finish my Author/Writing bulletin board
15. Learn 5 songs on my bass
16. Learn to make scones without a recipe
17. Make 20 new recipes
18. Crochet something I will actually use
19. Make a cheesecake

Health and well being:
20. Find OBGYN and go to appointment

21. Brush, Floss and use mouthwash every day for three months
22. Do Wii fit 5/7 days a week for two months
23. Get HPV vaccine
24. Get a haircut once every two months
25. Get my eyebrows waxed once a month
26. Get a massage
27. Have one “me” day a month 28. Get measured for my bra size
29. Buy 5 matching bra/panty sets
30. Go to the eye doctor
31. Buy a Diva cup
32. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself
33. Make a conscious effort to speak louder and be heard the first time I say something
34. Take my pill at the same time every day for 3 months without missing

35. Take vitamin and calcium every day for 3 months
36. Watch only an hour of TV a day for 1 month

37. Shave my legs once a week for 3 months
38. Buy a plant and keep it alive for a year
39. Go for a walk 3 times a week for 2 months

For others:
40. Create and donate 2 blankets to Project Linus

41. Volunteer 101 hours
42. Earn 50,000 grains of rice
43. Give a present to a child on a wish tree each Christmas

44. Donate $25 to five different charities

45. Date with Justin once a month

46. Get engaged

47. Call grandpa once every three weeks
48. Join some kind of group that meets regularly (e.g. book club)
49. Make a list of 101 reasons I love Justin
50. Write on 5 Face book walls a month
51. Surprise someone unexpectedly with something nice 3 times

52. Make handmade cards for people 5 times

The Future
53. Save $1.00 a day for 1001 days

54. Pay off my credit card

55. Adopt a black lab, or if I decided I cannot yet afford/house one, donate at least $100 to

56. Earn my Masters of Information Studies

57. Update my resume and create portfolio
58. Get a job as a school library media specialist
59. Attend one library organization conference
60. Speak in class twice a week for four weeks
61. Get three papers or projects finished early
62. Buy more memory for my compute
63. Spend less than 1 hour on the internet for non-school related things for a month
64. Come up with a creative new idea for the library in each of my internships
65. Go to the library once a week to do work or read

66. Do some laundry once every 2 weeks

67. Do the beginner baby steps on

68. Organize makeup and toiletries and discard what I do not use
69. Make an emergency kit for my car
70. Clean out my file folders every 2 months

71. Wear a costume one Halloween

72. Take 5 recreational classes or workshops
73. Go to a drive in movie

74. Have a Star Wars Movie Marathon
75. Go to a book signing
76. take a picture every day for a month
77. literary tattoo
78. Go Kayaking
79. Go hiking
80. Go ice skating
81. Go on a roller coaster
82. Write letters to 3 famous people and send them
83. Go to a concert
84. Watch 40 of the AFI top 100 movies that I haven’t seen
85. Find 5 new musicians/bands I like and buy their album
86. Go star gazing

87. Try 10 new kinds of beer
88. Watch a sunrise
89. Make Margaritas

90. Go to a state that is not on the East coast

91. Go to another state I have never been to (not same as above)
92. See a Broadway show
93. Go to 5 new places in Albany

94. Go to a sporting event
95. Go to 10 new restaurants
96. Go camping
97. Go to a park 4 times in one summer
98. Find and go to 5 pubs- buy a meal and a drink
99. Go to 5 local events like fairs
100. Go to Canada

101. Make a new 101 list

101. Make a new 101 list

Will be complete: When I have created a new list for when this one ends

Why it is on my list: So I can keep trying to better myself and reach goals

100. Go to Canada

Will be complete: When I have gone to Canada and done something there.

Why it is on my list: I am not that far from Canada and I think I should visit.