Sunday, June 12, 2011

Checking In

I think it's fairly obvious that I have been doing an awful job at keeping this blog updated, considering it's been nearly a year since I posted an entry. A lot has happened in that year, but most importantly, I've completed a number of goals. Here is a quick summary, along with a promise that I'll never wait this long between updates again. I've already failed my "update this blog regularly" goal, but I plan to update at least once a month from now on.

-2. Go to Europe/47. Study Abroad
In spring 2011, I spent a semester studying in London at the ICLC. Ut was definitely one of the best times of my life. In the five months I spent abroad, I visited seven countries and had countless new experiences. Some of them are included on my 101 Things list:

- 10. See the Sistine Chapel I went to Italy for spring break in March, and I spent 10 days in Rome, Florence, and Milan. Michelangelo is one of my favourite artists of all time, so I was excited to see works such as the Pieta and David in person. Most of all, I was looking forward to seeing the Sistine Chapel. I spent a day in the Vatican Museum, which ends in the chapel. It was even more incredible than I could have ever imagined.

- 27. Watch a sporting event in a pub
I didn't do this as much as I could have, but I did go to pubs, sports bars, and other locations several times to watch football games while I was in England and Ireland.

- 35. Walk across Abbey Road
Fun fact: It's harder than it looks to get the perfect imitation of the Beatles' famous album cover, especially when there are cars honking at you to hurry up. Luckily, when our program director took us to see the recording studio and the road outside us, he didn't mind waiting for us all to walk across four-by-four and have our pictures taken.

- 83. Visit ten museums
In addition to all of the museums I visited while travelling around Europe, I took an Art in London course. Every week we visited a different museum, including the Tate Britain and Tate Modern, the Saatchi Gallery, the V&A Museum, and others. We saw works by some of the most notable figures in modern art.

- 88. Get an internship
While I was in London, I interned at Peace News, a monthly tabloid-format newspaper focused on peace issues. I wrote stories about protests, anti-war activists, environmental topics, and other events and people. It was my first internship ever and it was a very good experience. I got to write, research, and interview, and it was exciting to see my name in print.

- 90. Go to Paris
My dad happened to have a business trip to Paris the second weekend I was in London, so I took the train there to visit him. It was my first trip while I was abroad, and we went to all of the important locations: the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and so on. It was also my first weekend with a new camera, so I took a ton of pictures.

- 91. Have an apartment
Living in London was my first time living in a non-campus place that wasn't with my family. I lived with three other people in a flat in West Kensington. It had its issues, but it was also interesting to get a taste of city living, and it made me much more comfortable about living in an apartment or living alone in the future.

43. Meet three of my online friends in person
Ten days after I returned home from London, I flew to Seattle to visit one my friends. I've known Greta for about six years, so it was really exciting to meet her in person. While I was there, I also met Olivia, another online friend. Also, over spring break, I stayed with my friend Lavinia at her apartment in Rome.

57. Take a creative writing class
I took Introduction to Creative Writing in the fall of 2010. While there were some things I didn't enjoy about the class (it is frustrating to be asked to critique a story that the author couldn't even be bothered to spell-check), it was a great class! I liked being pushed to write poetry and stories beyond what I have attempted to do in the past, and it definitely inspired me to do more in the future.

Goals on which I've made progress since last update
16. Own all of Stephen King's Books: I will have to check on this list again and see how close I am.
22. Read 100 books I've never read before: I am currently at 82 new books, with an 83rd in progress.
23. Learn Italian: I should probably come up with some kind of benchmark for when I will consider myself to have completed this goal. I don't need to be fluent, but I want to be able to speak at least a little bit.
48. Watch 10 foreign-language films: I recently watched the Swedish film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. For all the hype it's getting, I wasn't particularly impressed.
58. Write at least three short stories: I just had an idea for a story last night, so I may be able to complete this goal soon.
62. Go to a fan convention Next month, I will be flying out to San Diego for Comic Con!
86. Read ten biographies (5/10): Since last updating, I've added autobiographies by Stephen Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, and others to the list. I am currently reading Keith Richards' autobiography.

Friday, August 20, 2010

#42: Spend and Entire Sunday Reading Books, #47: Buy Red Ho Shoes and Wear Them, #67 Read a Trashy Romance Novel and #68: Hold and an administrative position in a club or activity

As previously stated, I don't like commitment, for a variety of different reasons.  So I haven't been on the blog much. Or at all. Lauren summed up our Colbert trip nicely...although I should say Stephen tossed me a wriststrong my life is complete.

This list however, is far from done, so I'll tell you about 4 goals that I completed over the summer.

#42: Spend an entire sunday reading books
My mom bought me a Kindle for Christmas (fact: I have an awesome mother, who might just be sick of finding books every place in my house). It has quickly become my constant companion, mainly because it can carry all my books so I don't have to.  So for an entire Sunday I turned off my phone, kept the TV off and left my laptop up stairs and just read. I finished 3 novels, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime about an autistic boy who finds a dead dog and his quest to find out who killed Wellington, Shanghai Girls which was about the lives of competitive Shanghai sister Pearl and May as they and they immigrate to America to be with their husbands and Falling Out of Fashion which was like The Devil Wears Prada...only better. I really missed reading the way I used to.  TV and movies, they tell you what to see.  A book can say "they lived in a three story pink house with white shutters" maybe when you see it, there's a wrap around porch and a big willow tree in the front with a wooden swing and a gazebo with roses and vines climbing up the sides.  You get to see it how you want to, film tells you what to think and what to see but in books, you can make it your own.

#47 Buy red ho shoes
I was at Macy's where shoes were 65% off, which meant I was stocking up because I am a fierce bargain hunter.  I found this pair of Carlos Santana red peep toe stilettos.  After much internal debate and trying on what seems like 1000 pairs of shoes, I bought 5 different pairs, including the precious Santanas for an unheard of $17. Total spent $100, total saved $275, like I said, I don't pay full price.  I may like nice things, but only when they're on sale.  Clint Eastwood was not a fan, but my money, my rules.  So two nights later I went on a fabulous dinner date with the best girls in the world and wore my black dress with the red heels.  They looked great, we all looked great and I got a ton of compliments.  Surprisingly no one told me I looked like a streetwalker, clearly, I'm moving up in the world.

#67 Read a Trashy Romance Novel
I'm gonna toss this out there, I haven't a problem with sex.  People do it, whatever, but I like to keep my life private.  I'm super private, and I have always wanted to read a super trashy romance novel.  You know, the ones where if you opened to any given page you'd be met with some account of a sexual encounter.  I wouldn't do it though because everybody would totally know when they saw the cover what I was reading!  This is another reason I like the Kindle: nobody knows what I'm reading and a lot of books are free.  A lot of Christian and Trashy Romance novels are free.  For some reason, Amazon likes opposites in their free romance department.  So I read the book Slow Hands it was about a girl who bids on a guy at a charity bachelor auction and they fall in love and have oodles of sex.  So I read it, and it wasn't half terrible. On a side note, I wouldn't suggest setting your Kindle to auto download new free books, because you'll end up with some really weird stuff.

#68 Hold an administrative position in a club or activity.
I am the News Director at ICTV, the youngest one ever.  Not only because I'm a sophomore, but because I'm a young sophomore.  I think I'll like the position, but sometimes I forget that I have to make big decisions and everybody wants an in. Examples: Nick and me in the radio room.
Me: Do you want to anchor
Nick: Don't I have to audition
Me: Do what you want, I don't care that much.
Nick: Erin, you're the NEWS DIRECTOR you make these DECISIONS you're kinda a big deal.
I mean, I'll miss being out in the community and being on air, but this is a big stepping stone and I think even if I don't like being behind the scenes, it's only a year.  At the end of the day it comes down to this.  I like power in my career and I like being on eventually I'll find a job where I can do both.  Until then I couldn't be happier as the News Director at ICTV

Sunday, February 21, 2010

#54: See a Taping of the Colbert Report

I'll make a better post for this, hopefully with Erin, at some point, but because we've gotten behind on the blog, here's a post for now about accomplishing my #54 goal: Go See a Taping of the Colbert Report

So Erin and I went to see The Colbert Report on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. It was amazing. Here’s some stuff that happened.

Before the show, there was a Q&A:

First question was some weird political thing about de facto segregation and he looked really confused but tried to give an answer but then he just gave up and was like "Wait, did they not separate the blacks and the whites in here today?"

Second question: "Chuck, fuck, or marry: Bill O'Reilly, Keith Olbermann, Glen Beck."
Stephen: "Well, first off, they're all insane. Hmm... Marry Papa Bear, because he has his family values. I'd do... uh..."
Someone in audience: "Go for the crier"
Stephen: "The crier? You like a man who cries? *creepy voice* Why don't we go back to my apartment and I'll get all emotional for you."

Me: "Who do you think should play Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit movies?"
Stephen: "Ah, now we're getting to the topics that are important to me!" And he like, grinned when he said it and it was adorable. "I like uh... who's the one who had sex against the bookshelves?"
Me: "James McAvoy?"
Stephen: "Yes. You know, those bookshelves, my wife and I have those in our house. My wife and I saw the movie and we really liked them, so we had ones like those designed for our house. And we were trying to figure out how wide the lip, the shelf needed to be... and we made it a bit wider. [to me] Who do you think should play Bilbo?"
Me: "I like James McAvoy for it too."
Stephen: "Yeah, I thought he was good as Mr. Tumnus in the Narnia movie." Some girl was like “woo!” for that and he was like "I hope you're cheering for CS Lewis and not the movies." and she said both, and he goes "Okay, marry, fuck kill: James McAvoy, CS Lewis, Bilbo Baggins" XD XD But then filming had to start so we didn't hear her answer.
By the way, he called me "young lady." For some reason that makes me laugh so hard. He like, didn't address anyone else, just said "you," but he was like "Yes, young lady" and I was like "oh god."

And then he kept messing up during the filming. They stopped filming a lot more than for The Daily Show, I guess because since Stephen is playing a character, he can’t crack up as much (though I noticed his one character break made it onto the episode, but that’s probably because he laughed like 4 times on that line.

After the first mess-up: "Well, that's our show. I will now read you this entire book. [reading Game Change] 'What will Barack think?' she asked, unbuttoning her blouse..."

After the second mess-up: "As you may have noticed, I am apparently drunk today."

He messed up during the “angry Pope part” and said: "We'll, we've had a good run, Jay Leno will finish out the show" *audience boos* "What, you don't like that? ... Conan will finish out the show?" *audience cheers* "Oh, I see we're taking sides now" Then he was like “Okay, let’s take it from angry Pope. Angry Pope angry Pope…” XD

At the end: "I don't know if I'm getting a cold or what, but I promise, when you leave here, you'll forget I'm such a fuckup."

He pulled out the Hulk toy during filming breaks and went "RARRR" with it.

In the sports segment, he started after the theme even though he messed up farther on because "This audience shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to hear me sing twice."

"I actually have never made a mistake before. Just by being here, you are all collector's items. Have yourselves notarized."

It was awesome. HERE is the episode we went to see.

Monday, December 21, 2009

66. Write a Letter to a Soldier/ 29. THat News Watch stuff

So, for those who don't know, next month my older cousin Jeff will be shipping off the Middle East in January to go fight in this war.  He's pretty much my hero in the completely cliche way that a soldier is my hero.

I really like all soldiers though, regardless of branch or anything.

So I started a letter writing campaign.  I wrote and mailed over 50 Christmas cards to different soldiers in different countries.  They were awesome, they went out right after Thanksgiving.  Hopefully those boys are reading my letters in time for the holidays.  I hope they enjoy them!   Maybe I'll get some responses.

I also sent some care packages to my friend's family members.

I sent a letter to Jeff while he's in South Carolina.  He'll be getting another and a care package when he goes to the Middle East.  Perhaps some Princess gummies and other things.  We'll see what my poor college self feels like packing up for him.

Also Number 29.  Be a News Watch Anchor or Producer is semi-done.

I was an anchor for News Watch switchcast.  It was a lot of fun.  I managed to make a fool out of myself.  Claiming there was a charity for "low income homos"  (supposed to be homeowners.  I really loved anchoring.  I say this one is under constructions because now I hope to do it full time in the next semesters. It was so much fun though and not have to make fun of myself every time it airs.

Anyway, Merry Christmas everybody!  or Happy what ever you celebrate!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Day Eight: See a Stage Production of Hamlet on Broadway

I saw Hamlet on Broadway yesterday (yesterday by about ten minutes, whatever), accomplishing goal #5 on my list. I can't even describe how amazing it was. First off, it's my favorite Shakespeare play. One of my favorite plays ever (second favorite, to be exact, after that other play about Hamlet...ish, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard).

Jude Law was freaking incredible. I’ve never not been a fan of his; I’ve liked him in pretty much everything I’ve seen him in, which is a fair amount, but oh my god he was glorious. I fell a little bit in love, haha.

Also, I really like being into British stuff because I recognized a guy who was in Hot Fuzz, “Little Dorritt” and “The Idiot’s Lantern,” and someone who was in “Meat” (Torchwood). And Tish Jones (Martha’s sister on Doctor Who) played Ophelia! Oh and Gibbs from PotC played Claudius, but Pirates isn’t really a British thing per se. I love recognizing people from other roles.

But it was so good. I was blown away by Jude Law’s performance, and by the performances of all of the other actors. I wasn’t very impressed by Ophelia initially, but once she went insane she pulled out all the stops and was great. I liked the stage design a lot, very minimal but with great lighting.

The theater it was at was the Broadhurst, which is where I saw Equus, so I knew where the good seats were, so we had a good view. I really enjoyed it, and so did my mother, who took me as an early Christmas present because she is awesome.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Day One: Ok, so we're really doing this

So, I was hanging out with Lauren in class, when I noticed a nifty little list she was doing. After reading them I realized I could totally help her on some of those things. Then I was thinking, well, what if I just did one myself! So in an effort to not have us wimp out at all we're doing it together.  Any of my posts will be labeled "Erin" (duh) and my master list is here.  Its pretty groovy, you should probably check it out or something like that...

Any way, if you have read the list, you'll see that I have some goals that are in progress. Yeah, I'm over achieving, I know.

-See The Colbert Report/See the Daily Show
 I am a huge fan of both Jon and Stephen.  Both very talent and hilarious.  I've always wanted to sit in audience of their shows.  Maybe get my voice on cable TV, stuff like that.  Yeah, I'm cool.  Any way, Lauren (who lives like 45 mins from me) offered up the idea of seeing TDS in January, while we're on winter break.  I was all for it.  My partner in crime and I put Colbert Report on our lists and just happened to look and by george!  Tickets were readily available for Jan 13, 2010.  Duh, we're going to NYC twice.  We're pretty awesome at getting tickets, more so, Lauren is, but that's not the point.

- Eat one Piece of Fruit Per Day
 I hate fruit, well, a lot of them any way.  I'm not a big melon person and I personally feel bananas were spawned by satan himself.  However, I'M AN ADUUUUULLLLTTTTT (watch On The Ground, Lauren and I love this Digital Short)  Which could technically mean I never have to eat fruit again, but I want to be healthy.  So I figure, at least one piece of fruit per day is a big change.  I started today with a bunch a grapes and some pineapple at brunch.  Also, I've got so much fruit to eat before Thanksgiving Break, so this should help.

-Listen to Every Song in my ITunes
 No doubt I love music.  I think music does a lot.  I have a lot of music.  So much that there are songs on my iTunes that I have never listened to all the way through.  I think that's sad, each little melody deserves love!  So, I'm going to try to listen to all the songs, including the crap-rap songs from my brother's iTunes.  You never know, maybe I'll find one I like, doubtful, but maybe

-Keep a blog
 I hate commitments, I think they suck.  I don't like keeping journals because they take up time and then I don't want someone reading that stuff.  I do however, like the idea of writing stuff down.  Hence, blog.  So I figured I'd get with the 21st Centurary and start my blog.  That'd be cool.  So I'm going to keep this blog, because I HAVE TO UPDATE IT.  Seriously, if anyone reads this (mainly Lauren) and I don't update yell at me or some thing.

Now for: The Goals I'm most excited to complete! 

Go See a Psychic
 I know it sounds dumb, but I want to find some really good one (Not Miss Cleo) and find out some stuff.  I mean, who's to say that she (or he) won't be right about something.  The supernatural, the other side, I think that stuff is pretty groovy.  So why not finally go see one.  I think I'll go with my mom, I always bug her about it when we're down the shore, but we should probably find a more reputable one...

-Become a News Watch Anchor or Producer
 News Watch is the Emmy award winning news program on ICTV channel 16.  Right now I'm an AP.  I really love producing, and I'd think I'd be a good anchor.  Any way, New Watch is an amazing stepping stone to my career as a broadcast Journalist, so I want to become the best here, before I'm the best out in the real world.  I'll be re-auditioning in the spring, right now I'm and AP (assistant producer) which means I do what they say.

-Host a Themed Party
 I love a good night out.  I especially love a good party. By good party, I mean I night that I have fun and can remember (most of it) the next morning.  I like to dress up. A lot.  So I want to host a themed party.  '90's pop stars? Ancient Greece? Prohibition Party? Stay Tuned, you'll find out.

-Lay in a field and Watch the Clouds Roll By
 Life move fast. I'm busy.  I need some time to relax.  Even if it's just one day. In a Field. Maybe I'll decide I see some shapes in the clouds.  Who knows, maybe I'll bring some friends.  Everybody needs to relax sometimes and you know, I couldn't think of a better way to do so.

I acknowledge it is in fact 25 minutes into Day 2, but I was attacked by a small rodent earlier.  Simeon, the mouse who has taken up resident in my room decided to chew in my closet and so I kicked him out.  He didn't like it and bit my thumb, which I only recently realized because he proceeded to run up my pants.  So yeah, a mouse got into my pants.  Make your jokes after we find out I don't have rabies.  I'll have to go to the Health Center tomorrow.  (FML)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day One: Starting Off

So, this is my first update of what will surely be many more. After seeing a couple people do this on LiveJournal, I decided to make a list of my own. Erin saw it and decided to do one as well, and we figured we’d work on our lists together so we could encourage each other not to wimp out. You can find my posts on the label called Lauren, unsurprisingly. And my masterlist is here.

To begin, on this first day of the 1001 days, I thought I’d make some comments on a few of the goals I have listed as in-progress:

5. See a stage production of Hamlet: I strongly hinted to my mother that tickets to see Hamlet, my favorite play by Shakespeare, on Broadway would make an excellent Christmas present. So she’s taking me during Thanksgiving break. Fact: I have an awesome mother.

20. Watch all seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: There is nothing about this show that doesn’t appeal to me-- supernatural creatures, kick-ass chicks, hot guys, and Joss Whedon. Why it took me so long to start watching, I don’t know, but I’m glad I’ve finally gotten around to beginning.

23. Learn Italian: I have always been very interested in languages. I studied Spanish in elementary school and then again in middle school and high school, but I’ve always wanted to learn Italian, so I started studying it in college this year. I’ve registered for Italian II for the spring semester.

54. See a taping of The Colbert Report: This one was just dumb luck. I’ve seen The Daily Show, and I got tickets to see that again with my partner-in-crime here in January, but tickets to see tapings of The Colbert Report are notoriously hard to come by. I check on Colbert Nation every once in a while, but have never had any luck. Until tonight. Just a few hours after I added this goal to my list, I looked at the website and saw a few days open over winter break. So Erin and I jumped at the chance.

And here are four goals I’m particularly excited to accomplish:

3. Participate in NaNoWriMo: I’ve always been in awe of people who participate in and accomplish the 50,000-word goal of National Novel Writing Month. To keep working at that non-stop for an entire month? Crazy. And I’ve always wanted to do it, but never had the time. In the next 1001 days, I’ll make the time.

37. Learn five ways to cook tofu: It is a little ridiculous that I’ve been a vegetarian for almost five years and still the only methods of cooking tofu that I know are “throw it in a pan and bake it,” “throw it on the grill and grill it,” and “throw it on the stove and stir fry it.” So I’m going to change that and learn some new tofu dishes.

74. Go to a haunted place: A lot of places have ghost stories. In the area of Pennsylvania where I live, we are within a few hours (or, in some cases, a few minutes) of historical sites like Washington Crossing, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia. As such, we have no shortage of ghost stories. However, I’d like to visit somewhere that is known specifically for it’s paranormal activity.

85. Give five random compliments to strangers: I always see people with cool outfits or awesome hair that I want to compliment, but I feel like they’ll think “Who is that weird girl?” But next time (well, the next five times, at least), I’ll actually say something.

So that’s the plan. 101 Goals in 1001 Days. Wish me luck!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Erin's List.

I am the wonderful, and fabulous Erin Dunphy, and here is my list.
1)See a taping of the Today Show
2)Declare second major or 3rd minor
3)Go see the Colbert Report
4)Go see the Daily Show
5)Bake a 3 layer amazingly decorated cake
6)Create my own cookie
7)Listen to every song in my itunes
8)Go on a road trip
9)Learn how to curl my hair
10)Eat one piece of fruit per day
11)Get an apartment
12)Get an internship
13)Live in NYC during the summer
14)Watch the sunset and then the sunrise from the same spot on the beach with friends
15)Read a banned book
16)Sing in front of an audience again
17)Learn self defense
18)Buy a cow for heifer international.
19)Go see a psychic
20)Write a book, even if it never gets published
21)Take a photography course
22)Learn sign language
23)Watch 50 of the AFI top 100 Movies
24)Go to the Harry Potter Theme Park
25)Vote in every election, no matter how insignificant
26)See a Broadway show
27)Donate 100,000 grains of rice
28)Travel to Europe (other than France)
29)Be a News Watch Anchor or Producer
30)Host a themed party
31)Watch all Harry Potter Movies in one night
32)Keep a Blog
33)Meet someone famous
34)Learn to bartend
35)Get really drunk
36)Volunteer at an animal shelter
37)Try local delicacies
38)Watch the entire Twilight Zone series, and the movie
39)2 Words: Weight Loss
40)Watch a football game in a pub
41)Go to a Yankees game
42)Spend an entire Sunday reading books
43)Spend an entire day a Barnes and Noble, drinking starbucks and being merry.
44)Buy a piece of Tiffany’s jewelry on my own
45)Cook a 5 course meal
46)Send a postcard to postsecret
47)Buy red “ho shoes” and wear them
48)Go to a drive in movie
49)Have a meaningful relationship
50)Go to a tea house
51)Have a spa day
52)Put a message in a balloon and send it off
53)Buy an entire outfit from a thrift store
54)Give random compliments to people on the street
55)Audition for a reality TV show
56)Understand other religions
57)Ride in a hot air balloon
58)Read War and Peace
59)Hang out on the roof of a building for a night
60)Celebrate random holidays
61)Stop being afraid of failure
62)Go to the shore in the middle of winter
63)Say yes to 10 things I would usually say no to (0/10)
64)Take a totally pointless class
65)Spend time meditating once a week
66)Write a letter to a solider
67)Read trashy romance novels for fun
68)Hold an administrative position in a club or activity
69)Get a paid position in Journalism
70)Send flowers to my friends at college for fun
71)Participate in a photo shoot
72)Wear a 2 piece bathing suit!
73)Start a charity group on campus
74)Take philosophy
75)Have 5,000 in the bank
76)Get paid for a freelance piece
77)Do my own taxes
78)Volunteer for a political campaign
79)Participate in a book exchange
80)Go to the gym 3 times a week
81)Be in a haunted house
82)Raise $700 for charity
83)Dance like nobody is watching
84)Smile for all my waking hours for a week
85)Watch a movie with commentary on
86)Have a candle lit dinner, even if it’s only with my friends
87)Be an extra in a movie
88)Own a retro land line phone
89)Go Antiquing
90)Complete an essay at least two days before its due
91)Own a car
92)Find my signature scent
93)Learn the words to every song in a broadway show
94)Visit a haunted area
95)Do service work in another state
96)Lay in a field and watch the clouds
97)Take a class online
98)Donate my hair to locks of love
99)Spend a weekend with my cell phone off
100)Scrapbook my France trip and Senior trip.
101)Donate $5 to charity for each task left uncompleted

Lauren's List

01. Give blood
02. Go to Europe Spring 2011
03. Participate in NaNoWriMo
04. See Bruce Springsteen in concert
05. See a stage production of Hamlet 10.22.09
06. Get a car. July, 2010
07. Lose fifteen pounds. 6/15
08. Learn poker.
09. Go on a road trip.
10. See the Sistine Chapel March 2011
11. Watch the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy in one day.
12. Volunteer at an animal shelter.
13. Play Quidditch.
14. Go to Australia.
15. Participate in Relay for Life. 03.28.10
16. Own all of Stephen King’s books. (65/67)
17. Memorize Beethoven’s ‘Pathetique’ on the piano.
18. Go camping.
19. See a professional orchestra performance.
20. Watch all seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (7/7)
21. Go to Chicago.
22. Read one hundred books I’ve never read before (87/100)
23. Learn Italian
24. Take a philosophy class.
25. Organize a charity event.
26. Go parasailing.
27. Watch a sporting event in a pub. April 2011
28. Write a screenplay.
29. Get more ear piercings
30. Coach a soccer team.
31. Clean my bedroom.
32. Learn how to sail.
33. Go to a professional football game.
34. Go to the Harry Potter theme park.
35. Walk across Abbey Road. February 6, 2011
36. Learn to write Tengwar
37. Learn five ways to cook tofu (0/5).
38. Go on a multi-day bike ride.
39. Sleep on a roof.
40. See an opera or a ballet. May 1, 2010
41. Become fluent in Spanish.
42. Get a job.
43. Meet three of my online friends in person
44. Have a leadership position in a student organization. Spring 2010
45. Dye my hair blonde.
46. Get a record player. June 2011
47. Study abroad. Spring 2011
48. Watch ten foreign-language films (2/10)
49. Get a tattoo. 01.19.10
50. Go to a music festival.
51. Watch all of Gary Oldman’s movies (20/53)
52. Read all of Tolkien’s books. (5/28)
53. Work fandom into an academic paper.
54. See a taping of The Colbert Report. 01.13.10
55. Speak to a magazine writer.
56. Lean how to knit.
57. Take a creative writing class. Fall 2010
58. Write at least three short stories (2/3)
59. Go ice-skating outside.
60. See all of AFI’s top 100 movies (46/100)
61. Take a yoga class.
62. Go to a fan convention.
63. Learn to cook.
64. Learn how to snowboard.
65. Take a photography class.
66. Become comfortable wearing a bikini. Summer 2010
67. Listen to every song on my iTunes. (3753/9138)
68. Have a themed party.
69. Go to twenty-five concerts (6/25)
70. See ten performances by Ithaca students (3/10)
71. Watch all Oscar nominated films one year.
72. Go paintballing.
73. Write a letter and leave it in a library book.
74. Go to a haunted place.
75. Keep a dream journal.
76. Ride a motorcycle.
77. Give a loan on Kiva.
78. Learn to write with my left hand.
79. Make a list of thirty recipes I want to cook and cook them (3/30)
80. Start a blog (not just a journal).
81. Donate 10,000 grains of rice on (3,020/10,000)
82. Have five thousand dollars in my savings account.
83. Visit ten museums Spring 2011
84. Start a habit of meditating at least once a week.
85. Give five random compliments to strangers 2011
86. Read ten biographies (5/10)
87. Participate in a demonstration.
88. Get an internship. Spring 2011
89. Learn watercolors.
90. Go to Paris. January 2011
91. Have an apartment with my friends. Spring 2011
92. Learn how to do my own taxes.
93. Learn to play the harmonica.
94. Go to a ballroom dancing class.
95. Run a 5K.
96. Go scuba diving or snorkeling.
97. Give a 100% tip.
98. Read all of Shakespeare’s plays (12/38)
99. Volunteer for a political campaign.
100. Update with my progress on this list at least once a month.* Uncompleted
101. Donate five dollars to charity for each uncompleted goal.