Wednesday, January 02, 2008

101 in 1001- The '08 Update

It's been quite a while since I updated my 1001 list (which comes to a close this May, EEEEK!). Thought it might be best to check in and find out how I'm doing.

48 Completed

Several others in Progress

5 months to get my ass moving on the others. EEEP!

The Mission: Complete 101 pre-set tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (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).

Start Date: Aug 13, 2005

Finish Date: Saturday, May 10, 2008

Below are my 101 tasks (grouped for easier reading)

April 07 Update: I realize that I gave myself an unattainable amount of travel, as well as setting goals that have changed due to circumstances. Therefore I am removing them, and replacing them with others.


Renew that Passport (working on this. Sent away for notarized copy of birth certificate. Will send that to LA passport office, once i get it)

Visit Rio De Janeiro REMOVED (postponed till after 08)

Return to New Orleans for a sultry sensory experience REMOVED: Written before Katrina hit.... I do intend to get to NO again someday, but I'm letting her heal a bit before i go.

Hike Macchu Picchu

Visit Montana for no apparent reason, other than it’s on this list.

Get to NYC to shower all my peeps there with overdue love and attention

Spend at least a week in Hawaii on island other than OahuDONE. Oct 10- 15, 2007 on Big Island

NEW- Visit 2 US states that I've never been to before DONE. I realized after I wrote this that my cross-country road trip with Tag (in October 06) had me spending time in Illinois, Missouri, & Kansas... all of which were new to me.

See that GD park in Hong Kong! REMOVED (postponed till after 08)

Attend Burning Man REMOVED (I may or maynot go, but it won't be before May 08)

NEW- Take Tag on a roadtrip to Northern Cali

Go back to Temple of Sekhmet in Nevada

Spend a day someplace tranquil. Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at the San Diego Zoo

Health & Fitness

Lose 30 lbs

Keep those 30 lbs off for at least 6 months

Go without drinking alcohol for a month (EEEK!) DONE. The Detox required this, and it was acutally easier to do than I ever thought it might be

Establish some sort of exercise schedule that includes 45 min aerobics 3x a week,and muscle toning 3 times a week (yoga, pilates, dance class all count for this one) I'm doing dance class 3 times a week now, so all I have to add is the aerobic

NEW- Participate in triathlon or another marathon

Tight Toned arms (such that you are never embarrassed to wear tank-tops or other sleeveless accoutrement)

Try Juicing for a month (meaning at least 2 – 3 times a week, replace a meal/supplement my craptastic diet with a multi juice beverage, freshly prepared.)DONE. Detox to the rescue again

Take a Martial Arts class

NEW- Take a boxing class

Fast for 10 days.

Keep food & water journal for a least a week DONE, but I'm working on doing this on a more regular basis.

Do the Damn Core Secrets video I bought months ago

Incorporate daily vegetable consumption into diet. (green things, every day, for at least a month)DONE during Detox

Regular (at least 1x a month) massageDONE, now that best friend is CMT, and she needed someone to practice on during school.

Regular (at least 1x a month) chiropractics Every other week, since Aug 2006

Get up-to date with all required “well-woman” DONE July 2006

Get dental check up (cleaning etc) Not only DONE, but I had my follow-up "6 month" check up in March 07

Buy new glasses,that have proper prescription and look good DONE


Attend 2 year EATM program, such that all Animal Jobs are possible REMOVED, for now: (even if I apply this year and am accepted, I won't start until August 08. So this will not be done in time. However, I've not walked away from this dream. Therefore, consider this item merely Postponed)

Complete Teacher Training at S Factor Slight change here... Teacher training at Soultree

Teach my first SoultreeClassDone! Been teaching about 8 months now.

Reprint Headshots!!

Get Cast in something you’d see on TV (commercial, video or TV Show) Amandarin pointed out that my AbPony infommercial counted for this one.

Get cast in a Theatre show (for adults, with at least 2 week run)

Get VO demo done

Get VO Agent!

Finally reach 1000 hrs at USH REMOVED: Because of job and teacher training, I have left USH

Investigate Dee’s class REMOVED: Just not interested in this anymore.


Start saving for retirement YAY! Started my 401K April07

Get a Day Job that doesn’t suck my soul dry, and still pays well Whoo hoo!

Have excess finances such that Travel is possible- working on this

Stop living Paycheck to Paycheck!- working on this

Have Finances available for EATM program (yes, student loans and grants count)

Find money for SoulTree Teacher Training Paying for teacher training by bartering hours at Soul Tree

Get 90K mile check up on Most Honorable Honda-San

Pay off the money I owe my parents!- in progress

Finish up loan payments with Auriton- in progress

NEW- Pay off other debts


Begin Energy work to clear blocks (particularly to body image & finances) I'm working with a healer on this now.

Make Meditation a daily weekly practice

Swim with Dolphins! DONE! *sigh* have I mentioned how much I looooooooove Hawaii??

Trance Dance at some sort of Festival

Experience lucid dreaming

Allow myself to get REALLY VERY ANGRY. Become OK with anger. Eek,I've been working on this one. It's a little scary

Manifestations of Material Goods

Find living space that feeds the soul but doesn’t rape the bank account Oddly enough, my own apartment is becoming this again. Yay!

Buy a dance pole!

I-pod (or equally fantastic MP3 player) With tax rebate, April 2006

New TV Oct 2005 (a gift from the Hottie)

New Cell Phone Sept 2005

Buy DVD player

Get that Jack LaLane super juicer thing that I’ve been coveting on Infomercials for ever. DONE!! Tag and I look forward to christening it soon.

Throw out dinosaur currently masquerading as home computer and get NEW one that works (and does what you need it to) DONE. Old computer gone, and I bought my first laptop just after Christmas 07.

Buy one of those GORGEOUS leather corsets I see at Faire each year.


Read all the books on my “borrowed from friends” pile

Find “The Vanishing Room” and give it back to M & B DONE

Rent/Watch “The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra”

Buy “LOTR” trilogy on DVD. DONE

See “Sin City” Fall 2005

Write my own song to perform with band REMOVED: Sadly band is no longer around

Find and attend a rave (cause I’m craving one of those!)

Buy “Las Vegas” season 1 on DVD REMOVED: just not interested anymore

Visit a Dungeon DONE

Learn to dance the Tango


Get rid of that damn ugly ass loveseat DONE DONE DONE

While I’m at it, get rid of that horrible easy chair too DONE

Sort thru the boxes in the Guest Bedroom In Progress- Tag and I spent our holidays working on this

NEW- Re-do Guest Room into Tag's office space. We worked on this all holiday long, and it's coming along nicely

NEW- Paint bedroom

Finish and send in volunteer application for Wildlife Waystation!

NEW- Volunteer with Best Friends Sanctuary in Utah Done, and it was life changing.

Go back to getting waxed (I hate shaving so very very much) Rio, Baby!!

Treat myself to a day at the spa Done, June 07- Palm Springs

Get my hair color re-done (roots aren’t pretty) Done

Catch up on your back filing at the house!

Properly garden An ongoing process, but the plants are doing well.

Make a plate of cookies for Christina. I brought her flowers instead

Gather art from all various storage places and put it in all in one spot where I can find it.

Frame Muth doodle

Frame “Haunted Mansion” cat picture

Frame mermaid art Many of these pieces are now up (another Holiday project)

Go thru the kitchen fridge and pantry and throw out all the stuff I am never going to eat (i.e. if it moved to this apartment with me 6 years ago and I haven’t eaten it… it can probably go) Prep for the detox made me toss old bad foods

Prepare “Emergency kit” (with non-perishable foods, change of clothes, food and water for cats)

Develop the rest of the film from my trip to Hawaii (in ’03)DONE


Sell figurines and other such collectibles I no longer want on E-bay.

Sell that old wedding dress that Sonny left on E-bay. OK, we didn't sell it, but we got it out of the damn house.

Learn to hang up on Jackasses Better yet, design my life so i just don't hang out with them anymore. :)

Finish knitting my (I’m a super geek) Ravenclaw house scarf!

Write 5 more poems. 4 done so far. Our Love is like a Dead Squirrel , Me Carve Pretty Someday, Haiku for Tag as well as Still life in Yellow & Black

Submit at least one of those poems to a poetry contest

Call or email Dino and see how he is doing. DONE

Send card to Brandy, check in on her. DONE, and I hope to visit her soon

Send a card to my Grandparents Thankfully got this done before my Grandmother passed.

Put together and box up all old journals (in date order)

Finish writing this Damn List THANK YOU! completed Aug 15, 2005

NEW- Finish DOING this Damn List


sabina said...

Ahhhh. Very impressive! I love lists- just reading yours made me feel soothed. Isn't it fun seeing how much you have grown/changed looking over this once a year? Fun!

The Bizza said...

I have one more thing for your to-do list because you have been tagged!

Here's how it works:Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules on your blog. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Or, just do what I did and make up your own rules.

Jennifer (she said) said...

i like your annotated list :-) have you ever submitted a list to The To-Do-List? i've been looking everywhere for your link until i finally saw it on a comment you left on my blog. i hope you're doing well!