Monday, August 11, 2008

a few things started.....

Ok....well here's an update. We've watched "Some Like it Hot", and "City Lights" so far....have a couple more that we need to watch, as they're due back, so that means there's 98 left to go.
Accomplished a few things so far: Acquired a library card (which apparently due to living in the neighborhood we live in, was free), started recycling (and started a compost uh...thing, as well) and also got Life Insurance...

That's about it for now.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Turning over new leaves...or something-or-other.......

Ok, since my wife saw the concept of the 101 things in 1001 days on a friend of her's blog and decided to do it, I decided to do it with her, besides I could use some motivation as well. Here are some details...

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.

Well, here goes....

1. Bench press more than my own weight.

2. Complete more than 20 pull ups.

3. Run at least a mile (continuous run).

4. Get my car's suspension back to 100%.

5. Get my car's drive train back to 100%.

6. My turbo project.

7. Take a welding class (with my wife)

8. Finish painting the inside of the house.

9. Build covered patio (including extended slab)

10. Learn Spanish (to conversational level)

11. Compete in either an autocross or road race event.

12. Sing a song in Karaoke sober.

13. Get down to 15% body fat or less.

14. Get another tattoo.

15. Get laser eye correction.

16. Get my teeth straightened.

17. Help make a baby.

18. Go skydiving.

19. Go to a movie solo.

20. Write a will.

21. Have a more involved role in household affairs (bills & etc.)

22. Vote in the 2008 Presidential election.

23. Go through all boxes in the house and get rid of a lot of stuff.

24. Go orienteering.

25. Start rock climbing.

26. Take a public speaking class.

27. Install shower door in master bath.

28. Install the faucets in the master bath and kitchen.

29. Go through the external hard drive and clean it up.

30. Build a deck behind the house.

31. Re-sod the back yard.

32. Build a shed.

33. Plant trees in the back yard

34. Acquire & watch Babylon 5 series.

35. Organize and get rid of clothes.

36. Organize the garage.

37. Start Recycling.

38. Make the house more green.

39. Go a month without meat.

40. Go one day a month without computer or TV.

41. Ride a bike once a month.

42. Do a Route 66 Drive (at least part of it)

43. Make a time capsule.

44. Visit New York City.

45. Tile the living room.

46. Refinish and seal the wood floor.

47. Get a new bed.

48. Take more pics of me and the wife.

49. Start blogging once a week.

50. Watch all of the IMDB top 100 movie list.

51. Get a new washer and dryer.

52. Host a costume party.

53. Buy a D-SLR (doesn't have to be the newest)

54. Mail a secret to

55. Build a workbench in the garage.

56. Organize all my tools.

57. Put up crown moulding in the family room.

58. Detail both cars monthly (interior and exterior)

59. Replace all door knobs in the house.

60. Paint front door red.

61. Put in exhaust port in garage door (for a/c)

62. Go to one major concert a year.

63. Take dancing lessons.

64. Visit 5 of the USA's top 41 wonders.

65. Get Life Insurance.

66. Drink only water for one month.

67. Get 3 months income in savings.

68. Complete the 100 Pushup Challenge.

69. Participate in Gimme your stuff.

70. Complete the 365 day self portrait project

71. Pay for the car behind me in a Drive Through.

72. Assemble 3 models (car, airplane, building etc.)

73. See a Broadway musical.

74. Learn to scuba dive.

75. Get the CR-V on the 18" wheels & lowered.

76. See Jamiroquai live.

77. Get both cats microchipped.

78. Go to the Texas State Fair.

79. Go camping.

80. Go to a Pro Football game.

81. Learn to meditate.

82. Buy a Blu-Ray player.

83. Buy a piano.

84. De-clutter the master bedroom.

85. Read 5 non fiction books.

86. Teach another person a skill.

87. Start a money market account.

88. Design a house.

89. Re-learn how to ride a motorcycle.

90. Learn to play piano.

91. Take a photography class.

92. Organize all the music on the computer.

93. Learn to be happier.

94. Buy 10 vinyl records.

95. Buy a turntable.

96. Stay up for 48 hours.

97. Study Buddhism.

98. Go on a 2 or more day hike.

99. Watch less TV.

100. Buy a gun.

101. Start another 101 list.

so...let's get started.