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The Next 101 Things List

I’m trying that 101 Things in 1001 Days thing again. So, here’s my list…

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Starting: 1 October 2013
Ending: 28 June 2016
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Posted on 3rd October 2013
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Update: 101 things to do in the next 1001 days

It’s a new year, so, I’m going to see how I’m doing on my 101 things list.

101 things to do in the next 1001 days.

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Starting: 1 January 2011 (1/1/11! tee hee)
Ending: September 28, 2013

1. Do at least 12 Articles podcasts in 2011 (Way more than 12 were done)
2. Start your own podcast (You already have a name and an idea…)
3. Record a podfic (I’ve recorded a bunch, actuall)
4. Record yourself reading Chapter 1 of Lord is My Shepherd
5. Record yourself reading 5 poems (4 down)
6. Record a song (with you singing)
7. Record a radio play (so…I got a part in one)
8. Learn 5 songs all the way through (for voice)
9. Learn 5 new songs for the piano

10. Upload 5 cat videos to Youtube (1/5) (Frisbee snoring on 1/1/11, cat toy app 6/12/11)
11. Make a fan music video
12. Upload some other kind of video to Youtube (turtle and Point Reyes)

Art & Crafts
13. Draw a cartoon and blog it. (done!)
14. Sketch something
15. Paint something
16. Sell something crafty
17. Make 5 button bracelets
18. Knit something other than a scarf
19. Do something crafty with one of the flour sack towels you bought
20. Do something crafty with keys
21. Make a stuffed animal
22. Make a hair ornament
23. Knit a scarf for the hubby (done!)
24. Knit a black scarf
25. Learn to do the alphabet in calligraphy
26. Sew something
27. Make something out of clay
28. Make a fairy (normal, tea, pizza, etc.)

29. Do a topic study (paths, chairs, spirals, signs, etc.)
30. Make a Calendar from Your Photos
31. Make a Calendar of The Hubby’s Photos
32. Print and Frame one of your photos
33. Scan the old photos in the box
34. Make icons and post on LJ
35. Get a new camera (done!)

36. Finish writing a book
37. Finish writing a fanfiction (either an old one or a new one)
38. Write a poem about depression that isn’t boring or melodramatic.
39. Write enough poetry for a book (30? May include previous ones. Make the book.)
40. Write a radio play
41. Write a short story
42. Write up 2 TV show ideas

43. Make soup.
44. Make 5 new dishes
45. Learn how to do something from the Martha Stewart Cooking School book
46. Get new cookie sheets
47. Get new cooling racks (done!)
48. Make salad dressing of some sort (done! …it was a vinagrette, but it froze)
49. Learn to make Samosas
50. Bake something
51. Upgrade 2 more kitchen knives

52. Blog 5 family recipes (1, )
53. Review 5 things
54. Blog the rest of the t-shirts you own
55. Blog about the HSP book
56. Blog about the Sherlock Holmes stories (coming soon)
57. Write a story for the blog
58. Finish that list of Doctor Who episodes (with availability and links)

Home & Family
59. Move
60. Spoil The Niece (a work in progress)
61. Renew Passports
62. Get a safety deposit box
63. Start a savings account (done!)
64. Have a kid, or get a classic car and a dog.
65. Enter all of the DVDs into the database
66. Enter all of the books into the database
67. Get a new mattress
68. Get rid of the tires in the shed
69. Get the piano tuned
70. Learn a new hairstyle
71. Deal with the mending
72. Pay off a credit card
73. Find additional employment
74. Find a Pooh Bear hat for Mojo
75. Buy an iPad (done!)
76. Get new glasses
77. Recycle the old phones
78. Get down to 130 lbs.

Culture, etc.
79. See 5 plays (2011 Panto)
80. Attend a live musical performance
81. Go to the Niles Essenay and see a film
82. Go to the Academy of Sciences (Done! 1/15/11)
83. Go to the Computer History Museum (Done!)
84. Go to an Art Museum
85. Go to Gallifrey One (Done!)
86. Go to San Diego Comic Con (God help me)
87. Send 20 letters/postcards…in longhand.
88. Read 20 books
89. Read the HSP book
90. Read the Sherlock Holmes oeuvre (begun)
91. Go to a fan meet-up (Done! 1/15/11)
92. Try 5 new restaurants (1. Pig & Whistle in SF)
93. Go to a restaurant that Triple D has been to. (done! – in Pacifica)
94. Go swimming
95. Make a snow angel
96. Go for a proper hike
97. Go to the Sacramento Zoo
98. Do something for charity (done!)
99. Better your High Score on Pet Dazzled<--- no longer possible.

100. Make a Bucket List (begun)
101. Make another 101/1001 list when this one is done.

Posted on 1st January 2012
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Goals for 2012

Ok. Right here where we can all see them:

My Goals for 2012

  • Lose 20 lbs
  • Move
  • Pay off the other car
  • Replace the last non-flat panel screen.
  • Use up the cards in my desk by actually sending out mail to people.
  • Buy a new couch
  • Use up the massages, then cancel Massage Envy Account
  • Consolidate domains in one place
  • Accomplish something on The Sekrit Project

Posted on 28th December 2011
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An image…and an idea

Last weekend, I had the joy of attending a Sherlock fanmeetup in San Francisco. (Yes…that’s on my list. Huzzah! one more down.) We met for food at the Pig & Whistle pub, and then went to the California Academy of Sciences. A great time was had by all, I I took many photos (some of which even look decent.) When I finally returned home and started working my way through said photos, though, I had (as Hercule Poirot would say) “a little idea.”

So, if I can pull it together, stand by for a couple of posts about a similar trip into The City, that may have occurred in a Universe quite close to ours…

Posted on 19th January 2011
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101 Things in 1001 Days (mark 2)

So, here we go with round 2. And this time around, the emphasis is rather more in line with my theme for 2011 (though, this will obviously be around longer than that.)
(If you want to calculate an end date for something, I recommend going here.)

101 Things to do in the next 1001 Days.

Starting: 1 January 2011 (1/1/11 tee hee)
Ending: September 28, 2013
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Posted on 1st January 2011
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101 Things in 1001 Days…in review

Well, 1001 days ago (or slightly more at this point) I put together a list of things that I wanted to accomplish before 12/11/10. Let’s see how I did.

101 things to do in the next 1001 days.

Start: Saturday, March 15, 2008
End: Saturday, December 11, 2010 (12/11/10! Tee hee.)

Going Places

1. Go to the Hiller Aviation Museum and write it up. (nope)
2. Go to the Chabot and write it up. (I went, but never got around to writing it up.)
3. Go to the Pez Museum and write it up. (done! 7/1/08)
4. Go on Photo Safari to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. (done! 5/25/08)
5. Go to Ardenwood Farm and write it up (nope)
6. Go to the Niles Essenay and write it up (nope)
7. Take the Niles Canyon Train and write it up (nope)
8. Visit a new state with the Hubby. (done! Went to Florida 10/2010)
9. Take a trip to Atlanta. (done! June 2010)
10. Go swimming at Anini Beach while wearing goggles and fins. (nope)
11. Go out drinking with my sister. (done! May ’09)
12. Take my brother to see a film. (nope)
13. Take my Father to tea. (Not unless you count the teas we do at home…so, no.)
14. Spend a day with my Mum however she wants to. (nope)
15. Do the “Day of C” with my Husband. (done! 6/29/08)
16. Go to a county fair. (nope)
17. Go to church. (done! for a few months in early ’09)
18. Go to the San Mateo library. (Tried…but there was no parking. nope.)

Learning Things

19. Learn 5 words of Scots Gaelic (well…actually I *did* do this. Not sure of the date, though. done!)
20. Learn 5 words of Irish (nope)
21. Learn 5 words of Welsh (nope)
22. Learn 5 words of Cornish (nope)
23. Learn 5 words of Manx (nope)
24. Learn 5 words of Breton (nope)
25. Learn how to crop, resize, and write on images in Photoshop Elements.(Wait! I did recently figure this out. Go me! done!)
26. Learn how to Podcast. (done! 4/7/09)

Taking Care of Myself

27. Get pregnant or know for sure that I can’t. (Still haven’t managed this one. growl)
28. Call OB/GYN’s office. (done! 4/4/08)
29. Get that gorram test done. (done! 8/1/08)
30. Change doctors. (done! 4/4/08)
31. Get a facial. (Why didn’t I do this?)
32. Get a massage. (done! 8/23/09)
33. Find a new dentist and get my teeth cleaned. (done! july 2009)
34. Get a physical. (done! sometime in 2010)
35. Get an eye exam. (nope)
36. Get 8 hours of sleep each night for seven days in a row. (…moving on…)
37. Get eyebrows done. (done! late 2010.)
38. Get a manicure (nope)

Getting things done

39. Renew Passport(nope)
40. Get Life Insurance for the Hubby. (done! 3/21/08)
41. Deal with the items in the dry-cleaning bag. (nope)
42. Compile emergency procedures document for home. (well…got a start on this, but…nope.)
43. Get rid of the Health Rider. (done! early ’09)
44. Buy three soft-sided cat carriers (0/3) (well…I got one. Part credit? No? Sigh.)
45. Clean out and organize the pantry. (done!…though I think it could use another cleaning. 2010)
46. Get collection of music audiotapes down to only the amount that will fit in the red thing. (Hey! I did this and didn’t even notice! Done in 2010)
47. Put the wall hanging on the wall. (done! early ’09)
48. Replace my missing work shoes. (done! 10/08)
49. Clear stuff away from the piano completely. (I’ve actually done this about three times in the last year or so…done!)
50. Get properly fitted for a bra. (done! 5/2/08)
51. Get rid of the tires in the shed. (nope)
52. Properly implement a filing system. (done in 2010…but I really need to file some of the stuff piling up.)

Reading and Writing/Blogging

53. Read The Celtic Twilight by W. B. Yeats (nope)
54. Read The Summer of Cotton Candy by Debbie Viguie (done! 2/09)
55. Get paid for a piece of writing that isn’t on a blog. (nope)
56. Finish Of Clocks and Christmas (nope)
57. Go through (and type up if needed) 5 notebooks (2/5) (Actually..I’ve gone through several more than five that didn’t need typing up. I’m calling this one done.)
58. Write my half of Chris’s fic. (nope)
59. Post a cartoon that I’ve drawn on a blog.(nope)
60. Set up a week’s worth of emergency posts. (Nope…and I barely post over there anymore, anyway.)
61. Finish that list of Doctor Who episodes (with availability and links) (Didn’t finish…)
62. Finish copying posts from (done! 8/5/08)
63. Back up (done! 4/09)
64. Read The Hunter’s Moon by O. R. Melling (nope)
65. Read The Summer King by O. R. Melling (nope)
66. Read Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair (nope)
67. Hunt down the book “Oh No It Isn’t” By Paul Cornell. (nope)
68. Hunt down the book “Lungbarrow” by Marc Platt (nope)
69. Read the HSP Book (nope)

Financial Matters

70. Pay off the camera. (done! …I forget the date, though.)
71. Pay off the Alienware computer. (done! early ’09)
72. Pay off my computer. (done! early ’09)
73. Spend 7 days in a row without going out to eat (Including Starbucks.) (nope)
74. Go 60 days without using the big credit cards. (nope)
75. Open a savings account. (nope, but I just need to get to the dang bank already.)
76. Get a Safety Deposit box. (nope)

Food and Crafty stuff

77. Make a fan music video. (nope)
78. Make Mundane. (nope)
79. Make Homemade Mushy Peas (nope)
80. Try 5 new restaurants. (the Thai place in Saratoga, Sinbad in San Mateo, the Thai Place in Foster City, the pub in Pleasanton, and that Indian place in Fremont. done!)
81. Try 5 new kinds of tea. – (Pomegranate Green Tea – 3/24/08, Orange Dulce – 5/14/08, Chrysanthemum Herbal @ the Saratoga Thai place, Silver Needle, and whatever it was I had at The Grand Floridian. done!)
82. Scan in the old west pic (and make flair.) (Oh! I did this!)
83. Knit 5 scarves. (Did that ages back…done!)
84. Knit something other than a scarf to completion. (nope)
85. Make a medieval dress for myself. (I’ve asked my mother for help and I need to find a pattern) (nope)
86. Find, or in some other way procure, a pink Romana coat. (nope)
87. Try a new craft. (done! Button bracelets are cool.)

Encounter Culture

88. See five plays. (Working – 5/11/08, The Tempest – 7/22/08, Twelfth Night – 8/2/08, A Flea in Her Ear, and Peter Pan a British Panto. done!)
89. See Bride and Prejudice. (nope)
90. Watch the original Great Train Robbery. (done! 5/21/08)
91. Catch up on Doctor Who Podshock through episode 106. (finished through #1) (nope)
92. Go to Gallifrey One #20. (done! 2/14/09)
93. Watch all of the available First Doctor episodes. (nope)
94. Record myself singing 3 songs. (0/3) (nope…did do one, though.)
95. Get an old west picture taken with the hubby. (nope. never happening.)
96. Send a sneaky/fun present to someone. (I don’t remember. So, I’m guessing no.)
97. Listen to the first 20 Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Adventures. (1/20) (The Sirens of Time – 3/22/08) (nope)
98. Watch all available 2nd Doctor Episodes. (nope)
99. Call local comic book store about Doctor Who comics. (nope)

List Stuff

100. Make a list of things to do before I die. (nope…I’d still like to, though.)
101. Once the old list is nearly done, write up a new one. (I will be doing this directly, but haven’t yet.)

So in summation: 41 out of 101. Not terrible, I suppose.

And it’s really interesting to see how many thing I put on the list that I really don’t care about at this point. Hunh. Right-o, I’m off to work on my new list. My partner in crime and I have decided to try this again.

Posted on 26th December 2010
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Five Cool Things from Thinkgeek

Have I mentioned that I love Thinkgeek? Here are five cool things that illustrate what I’m talking about.

1. SurvivalStraps Survival Bracelet – I really want one of these.

2. Bag of Holding – I could use a new messenger bag.

3. DaysAgo Refrigerator Timer – Dead useful.

4. Ultimate Survival Kit in a Water Bottle and Survival Kit in a Sardine Can – Aren’t these cool?

5. Plush Sushi – Too cute!

Posted on 14th December 2009
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13 Things For Koshvader

By Popular Request (mostly from my Mum), here is a list of 13 things that Koshvader would like for Xmas.

1. Dremel Stylus™ / Model: 1100

2. Samsung SyncMaster T260HD Monitor

3. Unabridged Richard Scarry Books

4. Star Trek (Blue Ray)

5. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Blue Ray)

6. Slippers (size 8 1/2)

7. Spice Grinder

8. Dremel Router table

9. X-Files Season 9

10. Remington Steele Season 3

11. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 2

12. Venture Brothers Season 3

13. Foredom TX300 Flex Shaft System

Posted on 13th December 2009
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13 Things I Want For Xmas

My Mum has been bugging me for a proper list for Christmas…so here it is.

1. Supernatural – Seasons 2-4
2. Bones Season 2 & 4
3. Doctor Who – The Dalek Invasion of Earth
4. Celtic Wonder Tales by Ella Young
5. A Yoga Ball
6. The Muppet Show Seasons 1-3
7. Converse size 6 Womens/4 mens
8. ipod touch
9. A Mac Mini
10. A Digital Video Camera
11. Supernatural: The Official Companion – Season 1 (and 2 & 3)
12. The Order of Things: Hierarchies, Structures, and Pecking Orders
13. Silk long underwear/cuddle duds/thermals (something along these lines.)

Posted on 7th December 2009
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5 Things I Want For My Birthday

Well, it’s my birthday on Sunday and folk have been asking me what the heck I want. So…here’s a quick list of five to answer that question:

1. Clothes:Size 6 Converse (non-high top), Levi’s 501s 32/29, pretty tops
2. iTunes Gift Cards: Any denomination
3. Supernatural Season 2 DVD set
4. A video camera
5. Some spa thingy: manicure, pedicure, facial, etc.

Posted on 10th October 2009
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