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Dre’s 101 in 1001 – The Remix

I learned about this from Jason Toney on his blog, Negro Please, who learned about it from triplux. Thanks to triplux for the information and widgets that will aid in this project.

Here’s the important stuff:

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (i.e., no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e., represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as new year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

  • Start Date: Saturday, April 1, 2006
  • End Date: Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wish me luck. Cheers.

  1. Go to a drive in movie theater
  2. See a baseball game at Wrigley Field
  3. See LeBron James play in a regular season game in Cleveland at the Q.
  4. Lose 30 lbs from my weight as of April 1 and keep it off for at least six months.
  5. Run the New York City Marathon
  6. Drive the entire West Coast of the United States in a convertible
  7. Set up a wireless network in my house that lets me watch TV feeds from the computer on the TV and listen to music from my online account on the stereo system
  8. Write at least five (5) friends once a week
  9. Learn to swim
  10. Go to a University of Notre Dame home football game
  11. Take a trip to Trinidad for Carnival
  12. Take a trip to Ireland, Scotland and Italy
  13. Attend an NHL regular season game
  14. Get an alumni square at the Sidewalk Arts Festival at SCAD
  15. Create a playlist of my top 100 songs
  16. Visit the following U.S. cities: Nashville, TN; Memphis, TN; Chattanooga, TN (4/8/06); New Orleans, LA (6/9/06); Denver, CO; San Diego, CA
  17. Clear all of my non-student loan debt
  18. Get the rear door of my car repaired
  19. Write a novel and get it published
  20. See Joshua Redman in concert
  21. Catch one more game in Yankee Stadium before they open the new ballpark across the street
  22. Apply for graduate school
  23. See a baseball game at Fenway Park
  24. Create a photoblog – 5.20.2006
  25. Practice on my guitar daily instead of sporadically
  26. Practice on my harmonica daily for 3 months straight
  27. See Diana Krall in concert
  28. Lower my cholesterol
  29. Get a professional massage
  30. Learn to play golf
  31. Bring a pile of quarters to a batting cage and spend the afternoon swinging at balls.
  32. Send 12 people I’ve always wanted to talk to 5 questions and see what their answers are. And post them on the blog
  33. Save two (2) month’s salary and keep it saved for more than 6 months
  34. See the leaves changing color at Biltmore Estate
  35. Complete 100 push ups in a row
  36. Create a wall of pictures of family and friends at home
  37. Get a current professional photograph taken of myself and send a copy to my mother
  38. Clean my home office and purge my files of pages I don’t need, or ones I have digital access to
  39. Take a trip on a national train line – anywhere
  40. Go on a day-long hike
  41. Bake an apple pie
  42. Learn to make roti from scratch
  43. Pay off my library debt and borrow (and watch) one movie I have never seen before from their collection every week for a year
  44. Keep an online record of the movies on the blog
  45. Create a will
  46. Doing sitting meditation for 30 minutes daily for 1 month
  47. Go horseback riding
  48. Do 75 sit-ups a day for 6 months straight
  49. Run 30 minutes a day for a 3 months
  50. Drink 10 glasses of water a day for 2 months
  51. Learn CPR
  52. Buy a home
  53. Go back to the top of the Empire State Building
  54. Do pilates 3 times a week for 6 months
  55. Learn enough to finally fix (and actually fix) the Schwinn frame I got from Bob
  56. Get all of my old SCAD shirts made into a quilt
  57. Visit Vulcan Park once a week
  58. Renew my passport
  59. Ice skate the Rideau Canal in Ottawa
  60. Create a household inventory
  61. Keep my home completely clean for 2 months straight so that we can accept surprise guests
  62. Bowl a 200 game
  63. Complete a century (100-mile) bike ride
  64. Learn sign language
  65. Get a full medical check-up
  66. Create a list of 101 things that make me happy
  67. Keep my work bag organized for 3 months
  68. Pay for the person behind me’s food at a fast food restaurant
  69. Go see Rent on Broadway (stopped running before I had a chance)
  70. Run the Mercedes Marathon
  71. Be able to say I’ve watched all 100 of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Movies of all Time
  72. Go rock climbing
  73. Run in the Tour de Pain in Jacksonville
  74. Read every book I have in my home before purchasing a new one (unless it is for a class)
  75. Read the Bible from cover to cover
  76. Read the Koran from cover to cover
  77. Go hiking in three national parks
  78. Sleep outdoors on a hammock
  79. Get all of my watches fixed (got really close)
  80. Watch a sunset from a West Coast beach
  81. Read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  82. Purchase a domain name for my blog -7.27.2006
  83. Meet 5 people that I first spoke to online/through my blog
  84. Purchase a laptop computer
  85. Complete one triathalon
  86. Donate 10% of my savings at the end of this exercise to a charitable organization
  87. Write 12 new pieces of poetry in a 12 month period
  88. Post these pieces on this blog (recent post 6.10.2006)
  89. Go to the Georgia Aquarium
  90. Become a frequent contributor to an urban issues based magazine
  91. Take a day off and do nothing – 7.6.2006
  92. Play Scrabble once a week for 12 months – began 5.20.2006
  93. Do the New York Times Magazine crossword puzzle for 6 months straight
  94. Do New York City’s Bike New York Five Boro Bike Ride event
  95. Finally visit the Hamptons for a weekend
  96. Ride in a hot-air balloon
  97. Take a ride on a classic New York City subway train from the NYC Transit Museum
  98. Frame the map of Savannah that Marc got for me for my birthday
  99. Visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
  100. Visit the Birmingham Zoo – visited 7.15.2006
  101. Draw every day for a month in my journal