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101 in 1001

The Mission: To do the 101 things on our list in the next 1001 days.

Start Date: April 19, 2010

End Date: January 13, 2013

Not Done

In Progress


Leaving college (6):

  • Graduate from Baylor in 2011
  • Find a place to live after college
  • Move in and decorate said place
  • Host a dinner party at our new place
  • Subscribe to one magazine each (as a married couple)
  • Find a church home

Before We Tie the Knot (6):

  • Choose the wedding florist
  • Pick out a wedding cake
  • Hire a wedding DJ
  • Register for our wedding
  • Take dancing lessons
  • Choose a honeymoon destination

Staying Healthy (9):

  • Participate in a marathon
  • Give up ice cream for a month
  • Drink 8 glasses of water daily for 3 weeks (0/3)
  • Go to sleep by 10:00 every night for a week
  • Go 2 weeks without coffee (0/2)
  • Get to where I can do 15 pull-ups consecutively (for Matt)
  • To become a better runner (for Ashley)
  • No fast food for a month
  • Tone up enough to feel good about ourselves

In the Kitchen (5):

  • Make 10 new recipes from the Pioneer Woman (1/10)(cinnamon rolls)
  • Make 10 new recipes from the Vegetarian Cookbook or healthy recipes from Peanut Butter Fingers (0/10)
  • Create an original dish
  • Bring a homemade dessert to a party
  • Create a homemade fiesta for Cinco de Mayo

Mo’ Money (7):

  • Participate in a “No Spend” month
  • Open a bank account together
  • Leave a 100% tip
  • Pay for the person behind us in a drive thru
  • Put $10 into savings for each completed task
  • Donate $10 to a charitable cause for each uncompleted task (at the end of the 1001 days)
  • Attend the Waco Poverty Summit

Odd Jobs for Matt (18):

  • Run for Bear Pit Vice President
  • Get my teaching certificate
  • Apply for teaching jobs
  • Get a coaching job (in addition to the teaching)
  • Eat something fried at the Rodeo (besides funnel cake)
  • Read the Twilight books (I lost a bet)
  • Have a guys night out
  • Have a 4.0 semester
  • Give Ashley 5 foot massages without her asking (0/5)
  • Finish learning how to play pinochle
  • Read 5 books that Ashley recommends (1/5) (Hunger Games)
  • Beat my aunt at scrabble (at least once… it WILL take 1001 days)
  • Write a poem
  • Act out the premise of “Yes Man” for a day
  • Learn how to use Photoshop
  • Do complete body paint for a Baylor basketball game
  • Complete a sudoku book
  • Climb the Baylor rock wall

This and That for Ashley (17):

  • Apply to at least 7 medical schools (7/7)
  • Interview at said medical schools
  • Present my honors thesis
  • Create an engagement scrapbook
  • Read 5 books (that I haven’t already read) on this list or that Matt recommends (0/5)
  • Play a real game of golf with Matt
  • Learn about wine
  • Get a professional massage
  • Incorporate more fun ideas into my SI’s (my job)
  • Have a girls night out
  • Make a new friend
  • Fill out a March Madness bracket
  • Attempt using a neti pot (for my allergies)
  • Have Matt teach me about college football
  • Learn how to play poker
  • Buy a pair of summer shorts (as in non-Nike or volleyball)
  • Do something new with my hair

A Little Bit of Everything (28):

  • Watch 5 movies the other person has been begging them to see (4/10)(Matt: Sabrina; Ashley: Independence Day, Happy Gilmore, Airplane)
  • Go on a picnic
  • Take a weekend road trip just for fun
  • Learn how to properly fold a fitted sheet
  • Ride a ferris wheel together
  • Go an entire weekend without a phone or computer
  • Attend someone else’s graduation
  • Attend someone else’s wedding
  • Buy a puppy
  • Stop at the huge outlet mall between Houston and Waco
  • Have a Star Wars marathon day
  • Mail 10 handwritten letters (0/10)
  • Give blood
  • Attend an away Baylor basketball game
  • Go to an Astros game
  • Spend a weekend in Galveston
  • Listen to 3 audio books (0/3)
  • Do something cool at 11:11 on 11/11/11
  • Carve a pumpkin for Halloween
  • Buy season 5 of How I Met Your Mother
  • Do spring cleaning and donate items to Goodwill
  • Be a kid for a day
  • Watch a sunrise together
  • Wear a suit on “Suit Up Day”
  • Go “tortilla tossing” (Baylor tradition)
  • Go 2 weeks without Facebook (0/2)
  • Learn a new word every day for a month
  • Spend one day doing nothing but cleaning

Double Shot of Texas (5):

  • Post every day before 8 a.m. for 3 weeks (1/3)
  • Work toward getting over 100 hits a day
  • Get sponsors for our blog
  • Blog about some of these experiences
  • If this process was enjoyable, create a new 101 in 1001

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