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101 in 1001

April 19, 2010

Ash –

You know it’s a Monday, when you wake up, and your Facebook newsfeed is filled with these kind of statuses:

  • “Still haven’t started my book review and it’s 2 a.m. in the library… I have some serious issues”
  • “Why do I wake up so tired?”
  • “Ugh if only the weekends lasted forever and Monday’s never came!”
  • “Back to the real world…”
  • “Class cancelled?? What a wonderful Monday present!!”

Clearly most of us are not in our “happy” place on Mondays. Except for that last person. We need to drag him/her down with the rest of us (KIDDING… sort of). Actually, I’m determined to finish these last two weeks of school on a good note.

And with summer so close that got me thinking about what I need to get done before finals, during the summer, etc. Yeah I like making “to do” lists. Thankfully so does Matt. And the blogging world has come up with a really fun one: 101 in 1001.

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

Start Date: April 19, 2010 (today)

End Date: 1001 days or approximately 2.75 years from now (I promise I’ll figure out the real date, but remember the part about today being a Monday? Unless one of you wants to figure out the deadline for us… please?)

So during my research paper breaks (which is ALMOST done and due this Wednesday), Matt and I came up with our 101 things. At some point, Matt will create another tab on our blog so you can refer back to it, but in the meantime enjoy our list’s debut!

Not Done

In Progress


Leaving college (6):

  • Graduate from Baylor in May 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 before 10:00 every night for a week
  • Go 2 weeks without coffee (0/2)
  • Get to where I can do 20 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 (0/10)
  • Make 10 new recipes from the Vegetarian Cookbook (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 (0/5)
  • 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 (0/7)
  • 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 (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 (0/10)
  • 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 (0/3)
  • 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
4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2010 12:02 pm

    I discovered your homepage by coincidence.
    Very interesting posts and well written.
    I will put your site on my blogroll.

  2. Judi permalink
    April 19, 2010 12:05 pm

    If you count today, 1,001 days would be Jan 13, 2013. If not, then Jan 14, 2010

  3. April 19, 2010 3:35 pm

    i really love these! i really need to stop being lazy and make one.

  4. Flo permalink
    April 19, 2010 9:17 pm

    All I can say is that is some list!

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