Sunday, December 31, 2006

The List

1. Read LOTR - Fellowship of the Ring
2. Read LOTR - The Two Towers
3. Read LOTR - Return of the King
4. Read Ulysses
5. Read The Old Testament
6. Read The New Testament
7. Read all unread Bill Bryson books
* The Palace Under the Alps and Over 200 Other Unusual, Unspoiled, and Infrequently Visited Spots in 16 European Countries
* The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
* Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
* Notes from a Small Island
* A Walk in the Woods
* I'm a Stranger Here Myself
* Down Under
* In a Sunburned Country
* Bill Bryson's African Diary
* The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way
* Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
* Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words
* A Short History of Nearly Everything
* The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

8. Read Don Quijote de La Mancha
9. Read War and Peace
10. Read or donate all my unread books
11. Complete the A-Z reading challenge (read one book whose title starts with a letter from the Alphabet)
12. Read a book on sustainable living

13. Complete the Master Hand Knitting, Level 1 program
14. Complete the Master Hand Knitting, Level 2 program
15. Complete the Master Hand Knitting, Level 3 program and become a master knitter
16. Learn the butterfly stroke
17. Knit two socks at once on two circular needles
18. Take a photography class

19. Complete National Novel Writing Month by writing a 50,000 word novel
20. Take a writing class - possibly at Hugo House
21. Create a personal website (not a blog)
22. Register or another domain name if that one is not available

23. Frame my cat poster
24. Make an emergency preparedness kit for my car
25. Make an emergency preparedness kit for work
26. Make an emergency preparedness kit for my room
27. Back up all of my important computer data (esp. pictures, music and blog) and arrange for regular, automatic backup.
28. Take a Pilates class
29. Donate Blood
30. Take public transportation to work for an entire month.
31. Floss every day for a month
32. Find a church I like attending
33. Adopt a dog
34. Visit SAM
35. Donate old clothing
36. Clean out my closet
37. See two previously unseen Vermeer Paintings
38. Get Destiny's teeth cleaned
39. Replace bathroom vanity lights with CFLs
40. Recycle my old cell phone
41. Start recycling my food scraps with either a compost pile or in yard rubbish recycle bin
42. Replace all regular batteries in my house with rechargeable batteries

43. Take a photo a day in 2007
44. Take pictures of all of my 101 in 1001
45. Document an entire day with photos

46. Catalog all my books in an excel spreadsheet
47. Organize my filing cabinet and throw away old papers

48. Create and maintain a budget
49. Pay off my car
50. Prepare my will
51. Spend no money for one week
52. Do my taxes in 2007
53. Do my taxes in 2008
54. Do my taxes in 2009
55. Buy a place of my own
56. Have $* in my savings account *me to know

57. Go to England
58. Visit Mot in New Mexico
59. Go to Manchu Picchu
60. Go to Egypt The Grand Canyon
61. Visit Vancouver, BC
62. Visit Portland.OR
63. Go to Ireland

64. Buy a lensbaby lens
65. Buy a surge protector for the computer that shuts off energy when the computer is asleep
66. Buy Life.doc and use it
67. Buy a fisheye lens - changed to buy a 18-55mm lens
68. Buy a ring for myself
69. Buy an external hard drive
70. Buy a Custom Timbuktu Messenger Bag
71. Buy a new cell phone

72. Make a pillow with the fabric Andi bought me in Bali
73. Learn how to spin
74. Reduce my yarn stash by 25% (Currently at 58,600 yards, Reduce to 43,950 yards)
75. Document my yarn stash
76. Knit a sweater for me!
77. Finish the Hourglass Sweater
78. Finish the Purple Sweater
79. Knit a lace scarf/shawl
80. Knit myself 5 scarves

81. Take a Yoga Workshop
82. Do STP Run the Vancouver Half Marathon
83. Lose 10 pounds
84. Lose 10 more pounds
85. Lose another 10 pounds
86. Lose 10 pounds
87. Run 100 miles by April 1, 2007 in 2008
88. Do 100 crunches at once
89. Eat vegetarian for a month
90. Make No-Knead Bread
91. Plant a vegetable garden
92. Climb the water tower at Volunteer Park

93. Get an expensive spa treatment
94. Have a professional facial

Good Will
95. Knit 15 items for the Dulaan project charity
96. Donate $100 (or more) to a local charity

97. Use my $50 gift certificate to Knit Picks
98. Freebie – Complete 365 Daily Self Portraits in 2008
99. Freebie - Buy a Nettie Pot and use it.
101. Finish this list on Monday, September 28, 2009

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