Monday, 21 April 2008

The List

(last edited: 14/2/2010) - 26 out of 101 things done!


1. Read entire Bible.
2. Keep a diary regularly for at least six months. (0/6)
3. Find a church to go to.
4. Get weight down to 15 stone.
5. Be a vegetarian for three months. (1/3)
6. Stick to 5-a-day for a month. (0/30)
7. Move out of home.
8. Make a will.
9. Buy and keep an up to date address book.
10. Handwrite a letter to a friend at least once a month. (4/32)
11. Send 101 postcards. (60/101)
12. Fill Terramundi. - done! 10/10/2009
13. Have a birthday party.

14. Take part in three NaNoWriMos. (1/3)
15. Write 101 haiku. (50/101)
16. Write 101 pieces of flash fiction. (10/101)
17. Write three pieces of fan fiction. (0/3)
18. Edit and redraft my NaNoWriMo novel from 2006.
19. Complete a Script Frenzy. - done! 19/4/2009
20. Enter the SFX Pulp Idol competition.
21. Write/blog about books and films that I read and see.
22. Blog every day for a month on Cognitive Blindspot. (30/30) - done! 30/9/2008
23. Keep a regular blog about my 101 Things in 1001 Days progress.

24. Make a 24 Hour Comic.
25. Paint my large canvas.
26. Make my Christmas cards one year.
27. Make a film of over an hour in length.
28. Make a short animated film.
29. Learn 5 card tricks. (0/5)
30. Learn 5 coin tricks. (0/5)
31. Learn to juggle three balls.
32. Take up a musical instrument.
33. Complete my NaNoWriMo novel from 2005.
34. Bake a cake for a present.
35. Create an interactive novel.
36. Create a webcomic (and regularly update for at least six months).

37. Renew my passport. - done! 25/7/2008
38. Revisit Edinburgh.
39. Revisit Japan. - done! 6/10/2009
40. Visit Ireland.
41. Visit five US states. (11/5) - done! 10/8/2009
42. Spend a long weekend in London (including a West End show).
43. Spend a weekend in Cardiff.
44. Attend a sci-fi/comic convention. - done! 5/2/2010

45. Replay and complete Ico.
46. Replay and complete Shadow Of The Colossus. - done! 3/1/2009
47. Replay and complete Metal Gear Solid 2. - done! 19/7/2008
48. Replay and complete Metal Gear Solid 3.
49. Replay and complete Resident Evil 4. - done! 25/5/2008
50. Replay and complete Lego Star Wars.
51. Replay and complete Lego Star Wars II.
52. Replay and complete Killer7.
53. Complete Gregory Horror Show.
54. Complete Kingdom Hearts.
55. Buy my own Scrabble set and Scrabble dictionary. - done! 10/5/2008
56. Score more than 350 points in a game of Scrabble. - done! 9/5/2008
57. Use up seven tiles in a turn at Scrabble. - done! 23/4/2008

58. Get plait presentations for all alternating 11-crossing knots.
59. Get plait presentations for all non-alternating 11-crossing knots.
60. Learn enough C++ to implement k_plait.
61. Get three papers/preprints from my thesis. (2/3)
62. Confirm the number of stacked 4-tangles.
63. Learn about and understand the fundamentals of special relativity.

64. Buy a domain name. - done! 29/1/2010
65. Get a Flickr account and upload 101 pictures to Flickr. (101+/101) - done! 9/9/2009
66. Use an RSS reader.
67. Sell five things on eBay. (0/5)

68. Read 101 books I've never read before. - done! 30/12/2009
69. Re-read 50 books. (30/50)
70. See 30 films at the cinema. - done! 16/10/2009
71. Make a list and watch twenty-five classic films that I really should have seen but haven't got around to yet. (11/25)
72. Attend a film premiere.
73. Re-read "The Sandman".
74. Re-read "Y: The Last Man".
75. Re-read "Calvin & Hobbes".
76. Read "Bone". - done! 2/7/2009
77. Read "Cerberus".
78. Re-read Scott McCloud's books on comics. - done! 29/3/2009
79. Sort out my comic collection by the end of September 2008. - done! 18/9/2008
80. Catalogue comics every six months after September 2008. (0/4)

81. Grow a beard, in the style of Dr Gregory House.
82. Solve twenty-five of the problems on Project Euler. (25/25) - done! 4/3/2009
83. Shine my shoes once a fortnight for six months. (0/12)
84. Get my back waxed.
85. Learn to do ten meals well. (0/10)
86. Attend a first aid course.
87. Buy a Nintendo Wii or Xbox 360.
88. Buy a laptop. - done! 9/5/2008
89. See a Shakespeare play.
90. Attend a concert at a stadium-sized venue.
91. Attend a live opera.
92. Buy a wind-up torch or lantern. - done! 20/6/2009
93. Complete a crossword. - done! 14/3/3009
94. Sort out clothes and books once a year, giving the unwanted items to charity shops. (1/3)
95. Release five books into the wild with BookCrossing. (0/5)
96. Read "Massage For Dummies".
97. Host a dinner party.
98. Cook Christmas dinner.
99. Go on a picnic. - done! 29/8/2009
100. Send a Valentine. - done! 14/2/2010
101. Spend a lazy afternoon in a bookshop/café, drinking tea, reading books and hanging out with friends.


OrbitalDiamonds said...

21. Write/blog about books and films that I read and see.

I have an LJ community where I post notes and quotes from books I've read if you want to comment on any you've read.

It's here.

kimz said...

Oh how cool that ur time ticks away to ur birthday! Very nice list! Good luck. =)

zero_zero_one said...

Thanks orbitaldiamonds and kimz!

I've bookmarked both of you, and will comment on your lists later in the week when I get a moment.


OrbitalDiamonds said...

Cool! Thanks!

Leah said...

You have a lot of neat goals too! I enjoy the variety and wish you the best as you go out and complete them!

As fas as what I'm most excited about on my list, it's a tough call. They are all unique and rewarding in their own way. I'm excited to complete a lot of the fitness goals over the summer. A lof of them will also provide several opportunities such as the musical endeavors listed and travel. How about you? What are your favorites?

Keep in touch!

zero_zero_one said...

Leah - I'm looking forward to getting through a ton of books! Also the travel and some of the creative challenges. In the short term, I am really looking forward to getting a laptop.

Bethany said...

What a great list!

My favorites are: 11 (send 101 postcards); 35 (bake a cake for a present); 70 (see 30 films at the cinema); 81 (grow a beard in the style of Dr Gregory House) and most of all of the last section. You have some fantastic goals!

zero_zero_one said...

Thanks Bethany! Your list looks pretty cool too :)

I keep experimenting with the beard, but so far I seem to go a week without shaving then get sick of having facial hair... But I'll get there!

Anonymous said...

very good list, good progress as well! Check out mine, I borrowed a couple of your gaming ones for my list :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment! Im yet to play through without skipping at least one cut scene! Bad really, but theyre sooooo long... Im gonna do my list in university rather than the 1001 days which should be interesting =)

Anonymous said...

i hate christians

zero_zero_one said...

@Anonymous: Apparently you do like making anonymous comments on blogs though. Does that work well for you?