Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Putting them all together

1. Write a will, including a living will, funeral arrangements, etc.
2. Race in an alleycat, and bring home a prize
3. Finish all the writing for my church website, and get it online
4. Make at least 10 beaded items (e.g. bracelets)
5. Make one new contact who can help influence my career path each week for one month
6. Update résumé to include present work experience, and new skills and objectives
7. Donate hair to locks of love – once it reaches waist length, chop it to chin length
8. Register as an organ donor
9. Have a picnic
10. Make at least one batch of soy yogurt that tastes good, with at least half homemade soymilk
11. Make at least one batch of tofu entirely from scratch
12. Have a temporary corset piercing at a formal event
13. Make and post energy labels for St. Oswald’s, and work with the church committee to develop and meet energy reduction goals
14. Schedule a church retrofit consultation, and work with the church committee to implement recommendations as possible
15. Drink 8 glasses of water each day for 2 weeks straight
16. Digitize CD collection
17. Visit the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia
18. Attend an opera, symphony, or ballet performance
19. File tax return by June 31st; use refund towards student loan payment
20. Teach someone to knit
21. Go sailing on two separate occasions
22. Surprise James with something romantic
23. Conduct an inventory of my possessions; sell or donate anything I don’t need and itemize any valuables
24. By a Macbook in about January 2008
25. Pay off student loans by Dec. 31st, 2007
26. Develop an emergency fund with $1500
27. Take a camping trip to Oregon; save $500 for camping gear
28. Visit my immediate family at least twice, and my mom’s and dad’s sides of the extended family at least once by July 2008
29. Become employed in any of the following fields: linguistics, social science, fibre arts, environmental or charitable work
30. Develop and implement an environmental stewardship program at St. Oswald’s
31. Finish Learn to Ride and Learn to Race
32. Grow a garden and harvest something edible from each patch that I plant
33. Go in with some friends on buying/picking local produce in bulk, and preserve it via canning, drying, or freezing
34. Obtain at least 50% of my food, and as much of my non-food as well, from within 200 miles
35. Limit computer/TV time to 7 hrs/week, except as needed for job/grad school hunting
36. Practice mediation for one half hour, three times a week
37. Practice writing regularly – one short article per month and morning pages three times a week
38. Read all the books currently on my shelf or the 100-best list that I have not read yet
39. Knit a sweater
40. Have a Buy Nothing Christmas
41. Save $100 a month to buy a digital SLR
42. Go snowboarding at least three times during the 07-08 season; learn to carve
43. Spend at least five days working with Habitat for Humanity
44. Choose a social scene to study and begin participant observation/research
45. Knit something with yarn I’ve handspun on a spinning wheel
46. Run 10 km.
47. Bike 150 km.
48. Practice taking pictures on a weekly basis and have prints made of five of my best
49. Sew one whole outfit for myself
50. Learn to dirtjump; be able to do a clean run on medium-sized tables
51. Practice stretching to improve flexibility 15 minutes a day for one month
52. Take a beginner open water scuba diving course; save $35 a month for it
53. Go rock climbing three times; become certified to belay
54. Spend twenty evenings playing board games
55. Have one meal per week with all ingredients from within 200 miles
56. Do the Master Cleanse for 10 days
57. Eat everything in my freezer
58. Use stash yarn for every other project I start; do not buy new yarn unless ready to cast on with it
59. Limit dining out to 15% of food spending
60. Make laundry detergent, glass cleaner, and shampoo
61. Compile a cookbook
62. Register for a yoga class at a gym or community centre
63. Vote in every election I’m eligible to
64. Develop an investment portfolio
65. Keep a monthly budget
66. Clear Nicole’s Trail at Burnaby Mountain
67. Do a collaborative painting with James
68. Get bike- and knitting-related tattoos
69. Attend knitting group four times a month
70. Learn to do nose wheelie pivots
71. Change working hours from 9-5 to 8-4
72. Get insurance settlement taken care of
73. Renew passports
74. Get a driver’s license
75. Do an outdoor suspension in summer 2007
76. Donate 10% of my income to a church or charity of my choice
77. Have half-hour spiritual reflection time three times a week
78. Bake all my own bread, except for fancy occasion bread
79. Visit a different church in Vancouver every week that I’m not at St. Oswald’s until I find one to attend regularly
80. Develop a crafting space
81. Watch all the Oscar Best Picture winners
82. Make wine
83. Reduce carbon emissions by 90% (from the average North American level)
84. Go on a week-long bike or canoe camping trip
85. Take a pilgrimage
86. Through-hike the Appalachian Trail
87. Begin a master’s degree in Linguistics
88. Get my legs tattooed
89. Grow hair out to waist length
90. Take the train across Canada
91. Increase net worth by 20% in 2009
92. Spend 6-8 weeks in East Africa doing humanitarian work of a linguistic nature
93. Become familiar with the real estate market to facilitate the eventual purchase of property
94. Learn to skid (on my fixed-gear bike)
95. Complete 5 random acts of kindness
96. Attend a taping of A Prairie Home Companion or The Vinyl Café
97. Audition for Jeopardy
98. Have a raw-food-only week
99. Learn to dance with a partner (swing, waltz, salsa, whichever!)
100. Get CPR certified

You may notice I added a few at the end. Had to get up to 100, you know. Huzzah! Updates on progress to come.

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