Tuesday, April 24, 2012

101 in 1001 List #3

101 in 1001 List #3

04/16/2012 - 01/11/2015

1. Answer 100 questions from Proust.com
2. Ask 3 people what their favorite movie is and watch it with them
3. Ask someone out on a date - Completed 5/11/2012
4. Attend a family reunion
5. Attend a late night movie premiere
6. Attend a spinning class
7. Attend my 20-Year HS reunion  - Completed 9/29/2012
8. Attend Trivia night at a pub
9. Build a sand castle
10. Complete 3 incomplete items from List #1 - (1/3)
11. Complete 3 incomplete items from List #2 - (2/3)
12. Complete a 1000 piece puzzle  - Completed 7/15/2012
13. Complete a coloring book
14. Complete the 100 Snapshots list #2
15. Create an inspiration board
16. Crochet a sweater
17. Crochet socks - Completed 7/3/2012
18. Crochet something for charity
19. Decorate my bedroom in a way that is totally me
20. Do 3 minutes of stretching each day
21. Do something fun and fabulous for my 40th birthday
22. Do something fun at 12:12 on 12/12/12
23. Do brunch  - Completed 12/1/2012
24. Do the 200 sit-ups challenge
25. Dress up in a homemade costume every Halloween
26. Eat at 10 new restaurants - (5/10)
27. Eat no fast food for a month
28. Feed an animal at the zoo
29. Fold 1000 paper cranes - (955/1000)
30. Get a tattoo
31. Get asked for my phone number  - Completed 12/12/2012
32. Get up without hitting the snooze button for one week
33. Give a 100% tip
34. Go on 10 first dates  - (2/10)
35. Go on 5 second dates - (2/5)
36. Go on 2 third dates - (1/2)
37. Go on a scavenger hunt
38. Go to a roller derby match  - Completed 12/29/2012
39. Go to Burning Man
40. Go to the ballet
41. Go to the opera
42. Have $xxx,xxx in my 401k plan - (83%)
43. Have a maid service come in and clean 3 times
44. Hike 5 miles of the Appalachian Trail
45. Host a game night
46. Join RPUMC
47. Kiss someone at midnight on New Years
48. Kiss someone in the rain
49. Kiss someone under the mistletoe
50. Lay at the edge of the water on a beach and let the tide wash over me
51. Learn how to decorate a cake
52. Learn to make one really great appetizer
53. Learn to make one really great salad
54. Learn to make one really great entrée
55. Learn to make one really great dessert
56. Learn to play 3 songs on the guitar
57. Learn to play 3 songs on the piano
58. Learn to roll sushi
59. Learn to swim under water without holding my nose
60. Make 3 things from instructables.com
61. Make a 100-song play list that I never get tired of listening to
62. Make a list of 10 great things about me and post it somewhere I'll see it
63. Make a pie on Pi day (March 14th)
64. Make a video about a day in my life
65. Make homemade doughnuts
66. Make pasta
67. Meet someone famous
68. Paint a picture and hang it in my house
69. Participate in 4 breast cancer fundraising events
70. Participate in 6 Devour Downtown menus
71. Participate in a mini-triathalon
72. Participate in Project 333
73. Ride in a gondola
74. Ride my motorcycle across the Mackinac Bridge
75. Sew a dress and wear it
76. Sew a shirt and wear it
77. Sew a skirt and wear it
78. Sew some pants and wear them
79. Spend a day at the beach
80. Spend a day in the desert
81. Spend a day in the mountains
82. Spend no more than $8/day on food for the entire 1001 days ($59/$8,008)
83. Start a birthday tradition
84. Take a 1000+ mile road trip
85. Take a photo in the capital of each state in the contiguous US  - (1/48)
86. Take a photo of the same place every month for year and then turn it into a calendar
      for the next year
87. Take a vacation by myself for at least 2 days at least 100 miles from home
88. Throw a Cinco De Mayo Party
89. Throw a New Year's Eve party
90. Throw a Superbowl Party
91. Throw away all of my underwear and start again
92. Unplug for a weekend
93. Use the Wii once a week
94. Visit 26 cities - one for each letter of the alphabet and take a photo by a sign with
      the city name on it
95. Visit 3 National Parks/Monuments/Historic Sites/etc
96. Walk Sasha an average of 20 minutes every day
97. Watch 26 movies I've not seen (1 for each letter of the alphabet)  - (9/26)
98. Watch the sun rise and set in the same day
99. Win more than $10 on a lottery ticket  - Completed 1/18/2013
100. Write Madi a note every week
101. Create another 101 List

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Before you know what kindness really is 
you must lose things, 
feel the future dissolve in a moment 
like salt in a weakened broth. 
What you held in your hand, 
what you counted and carefully saved, 
all this must go so you know 
how desolate the landscape can be 
between the regions of kindness. 
How you ride and ride 
thinking the bus will never stop, 
the passengers eating maize and chicken 
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness, 
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho 
lies dead by the side of the road. 
You must see how this could be you, 
how he too was someone 
who journeyed through the night with plans 
and the simple breath that kept him alive. 

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, 
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing. 
You must wake up with sorrow. 
You must speak to it till your voice 
catches the thread of all sorrows 
and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore, 
only kindness that ties your shoes 
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and purchase bread, 
only kindness that raises its head 
from the crowd of the world to say 
It is I you have been looking for, 
and then goes with you everywhere 
like a shadow or a friend. 


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