The List

Start date: Saturday, January 1, 2010
Complete date: Saturday, September 28, 2012
Items crossed out are completed (47/101)
Items in italics are miracles in progress (17/101)
Items with an asterisk (*) are additions to the list 

Going Places

(001) Get a new passport (by January 2011)
(002) Visit a wonder of the world
(003) See an Olympic game in person
(004) See the Neuschwanstein "Cinderella"castle (changed from: See The Ellen Show live)
(005) Go to three food festivals (3/3)
1. Vidalia Onion Festival in Vidalia, Georgia 
2. Festa della Zucca in Venzone, Italy 
3. Pro-loco (food from around our region)
(006) Visit family in Texas
(007) Spend a weekend in Tuscany by myself. (changed from: Visit family in New York)
(008) Take a trip without using a GPS or MapQuest
(009) Give my new nephew a kiss (changed from: Replicate "The Kiss" in Times Square)
(010) Visit five countries 4/5
1. Germany
2. France
3. Austria 
4. Croatia
(011) Sit in first class on an airplane
(012) Go on a cruise
(013) Stay at a Bed and Breakfast

Getting My Learn On
(014) Read a book a month (32/34)
1. Savanah From Savanah (and here)
2. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
3. Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
4. Savannah Comes Undone
5. The Best Day of Someone Else's Life
6. First Comes Love
7. English American
8. Something Borrowed 
9. Something Blue 
10. How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal
11. Baby Proof by Emily Giffin
12. Love the one Your With  by Emily Giffin
13. Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson
14. The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O'Neal
15. Vino in Vo by Chrisy Krueger 
16. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
17. The Secret of Everything by Barbara O'Neal
18. Friendship Bread
19. Hunger Games
20. Mocking Jay
21. Catching Fire
22. Last Chance Saloon 
23. Dolci in Love by Sarah Kate Lynch
24. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
25. Leaving Unknown by Kerry Reichs
26. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday  
27. Semi-Sweet: a novel of love and cupcakes by Roisin Meaney
28. This is Where we Live by Janelle Brown
29. Almost Home by Pam Jenoff 
30. The Happiness Project (read most of it)
31. Year of Wonders: A Novel About the Plague (it was surprisingly good!)
32: A Hidden Affair: Pam Jenoff (in progress) 

(015) Spend an afternoon reading at a park
(016) Take a photography class
(017) Learn Photoshop
(018) Learn to take great food photos
(019) Finish a New York Times crossword puzzle with no help
(020) take an Italian cooking class (changed from: Learn to drive a stick shift)
(021) Re-read Vasari: Lives of the Artists
(022) Re-read Little Women
(023) Re-read Anthem
(024) Take another Italian renaissance class
(025) Read the Twilight series (or at least the first one)

Being Creative
(026) Send a postcard to PostSecret
(027) Buy an SLR camera
(028) Knit my own scarf
(029) Find a home for my postcards
(030) Buy birthday, greeting and thank you cards to have on hand
(031) Make a recipe book
(032) Send 10 random “thinking of you” cards to friends/family (4/10)
1. Sent a card to my friend in Idaho
2. Sent my friend Jenna a thinking-of-you postcard via Postagram
3. Sent my brother and SIL a postcard via Postagram
4. Sent my grandma a postcard via Postagram
(033) Hand write a blog entry, then scan and upload it online
(034) Make project 101 in 1001 or Project 365 into a book
(035) Find my "voice"
*Make a wine-cork cork board

Wedding Bliss
(036) Get married
(037) Have sex.
(038) Create a Blurb book of our wedding photos
(039) Send thank you notes by May 1, 2010
(040) Make a newlywed map
(041) Make an “S” out of our wedding cards
(042) Get a dog
(043) Legally change my name
*Make a bowl for our rings out of clay

Business and Money
(044) Get published in five different national magazines (1/5)
(I need to amend this one to "just get published anywhere" based on the job situation here)
1. The Compass (Aviano, Italy)

(045) Design my own business cards
(046) Pay off my credit card
*Paid that sucker off on September 20, 2010. SO happy!
(047) Pay off my car
(048) Pay off my student loan
(049) Clip coupons and use them for one month

Get Healthy
(050) talk to a nutritionist on base (changed from: Run a 5k)
(051) get a massage (changed from: Run 13.1 miles)
(052) hire a personal trainer (changed from: Use an exercise ball as a chair for a week straight)
(053) walk up to the castle 10 times (0/10) (changed from: Run a mile under 10 minutes)
(054) cut carbs for one week (changed from: Participate in a triathlon)
(055) Find 15 geocaches (0/15)
(056) Complete 5 real pushups
(057) Complete 10 real pushups all at one time
(058) Complete 20 real pushups all at one time
(059) Try a new haircut
(060) Take a CPR class
(061) Complete the 30-Day Shred
(062) Laugh so hard I pee my pants
(063) Spend an entire day "unplugged" once every three months a year. (4/12)
1. While on honeymoon
2. In Savannah, Georgia on April 9 and 10
3. not entirely sure when (see post) 
4. England, May 2012 (I did have my phone and used it occasionally, but  98% of the time I didn't use it)

(064) Shower every day for a month

(065) Watch 26 Movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet (26/26)
A. Air Force One 
B. Bounty Hunter 
C. Couples Retreat
D. Dear John

E. Extraordinary Measures 
F. Fake Identity
G. Going The Distance  
H. The Hurt Locker 
I. It's Complicated 
J. Julie and Julia

K. The King's Speech
L. Leap Year

M. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
N. North by Northwest
O. Only You 
P. Precious 
Q. Quantum of Solace
R. The Rock
S. Sex and the City 2
T. Time Traveler's Wife
U. Up in the Air
V. Valentine's Day
W. When in Rome
Y. You Again
Z. Zookeeper
(066) Host 10 game nights (2/10)

1. Had a game night with our friends Kurtis and Michelle
2. Held one with our friends. We started out playing Taboo and then it turned into a big chat fest.
(067) Watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy in a day
(068) Watch all six Star Wars (3/6)
(069) Be with Kenny when he sees his first concert
(070) Go to a drive-in movie with Kenny (saw Thor)
(071) Listen to a book on tape
(072) Learn how to “Skype”
(073) Go to the orchestra

Domestic Goddess
(074) Take a cake decorating class
(075) Try one new recipe a month (35/34)
1. Slow Cooker Lasagna
2. Roasted Spaghetti Squash
3. Mango-Avocado Salsa
4. Apple Fritters
5. Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
6. Coconut Macaroons
7. Pizza Week
8. Baked Lemon Pasta and Cedar Plank Salmon
9. Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto Pannini
10. Buffalo Wings 
11. Pioneer Woman's Mac and Cheese 
12. Banana Blueberry Muffins
13. Chewy Coconut M&M Cookies
14. Pasta with Tomato and Blue Cheese Sauce (Pioneer Woman)
15. Twice Baked Potatoes (Pioneer Woman)
16. Margarita by Alton Brown
17. Blueberry Pie 
18. Pesto
19. Salsa 
20. tequila lime chicken SO delicious, and is now a staple on our menu.
21. hearty lasagna This was also delicious and easy to make.
22. Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs Personally, I didn't like these.
23. Raspberry Cucpakes
24. Oven Fried Okra These turned out really well and we'll probably make them again when okra's in season.
25. Garlic Potato Fries LOVE, love, LOVE these! Make them now! Delicious!
26. Zuppa Tuscana Oh, this was good and I"ll definitely make it again.
27. Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
28. Apple Pie Cupcakes 
29. Sweet and Spicy Tilapia
30. Coconut Macaroons
31. Taco Soup
32. Puppy Chow
33. Tahini Cookie Bars
34. Eggs Florentine Casserole
35. Black-Eyed Pea Salad

(076) Create a cookbook of our favorite recipes

(077) Bake and give away a dozen different baked goods (11/12)
1. Cookies for Kenny's deployment 
2. Apple Pie Cupcakes for Brooke 
3. Baked three dozen for my husband for Christmas/New Years. 
4. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies for #OperationLaya
5. Cookies for
6. Puppy Chow for a bake sale giveaway  
7. Sopaipilla Cheesecake Bars
8. Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap
9. Gingersnaps for my dad
10. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for a friend in the desert
11. Chocolate Chip for the husband.

(078) Learn to make biscochitos

(079) Make salsa from scratch

(080) For one week, make meals that can only be made with ingredients already in our pantry

(081) Bake at least 10 different cupcakes (4/10)
1. Banana Nutella Cupcakes 
2. Sour Cream Raspberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
3. Apple Pie Cupcakes 
4. Creepy, Crawly, Dirt(y) Cupcakes  
5. Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes 
6. Made Guinness and Bailey's cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day, 2012

(082) Get my grandma’s recipes

Good Will
(083) Volunteer for an organization
(084) Pay for a stranger’s meal/coffee once a year (1/3)
1. While in Albuquerque (July 2010)

(085) Have a yard sale
(086) Give things to Goodwill or the Airmans’ Attic three times (2/3)
1. Gave away three car-loads full of stuff to the Airmans' Attic 3.11
2. Airman's Attic on September 3, 2011

(087) Purge my closet once a year (3/3)
1. April, 2010 
2. March, 2011 
3. August, 2011
(088) Tip 100% of a restaurant bill

Seasonal Stuff
(089) Mail Christmas cards by December 15 (2/3)
1. 2011 
2. 2012 (got them out, but not anywhere near the 15th of December)

(090) Send out Valentine cards each year (2/3)
1. Sent them out February 8, 2010
2. See number 89 

(091) Make a gingerbread house
(092) Go on a ghost tour
(093) come up with a fun, summer care package (changed from: Build a snowman)
(094) Make ice cream without an ice cream machine! (changed from: Make snow ice cream)
(095) Go on a picnic
(096) Plant flowers
(097) Plant Vegetables
** Go through a corn maize (didn't mark off on list)

(098) Get three people to make lists of their own (3/3)
1. JoJo's Life in the 505
2. Kristin's 101 in 1001 Days
3. Amanda (my sister in law)! *Amanda, let me know when you get yours up and running so I can add a link here :)
4. Armendinger Party of 4: 101 in 1001

(099) ride a vespa...or at least sit on one! (changed from: Ride a motorcycle by myself)
(100) Take a bubble bath with candles at least once a month (20/34)
4. Took a bath august (headache)
5. Took a bath in October (with epsom salt) 
6. November, migraine 
7. December, migraine
8. December, flu
9. February 2011, migraine
10. March 2011, migraine
11. April 2011, migraine
12. May 2011, just because
13. June, 2011, migraine
14 July, 2011, migraine/just because
15. August, 2011, migraine/just because
16. September, 2011 last night in our house
18. Orlando, Florida, 2011(july)
19. December, 2011 (just because) 
20. April, 2012   

(101) Donate $1 to a charity for every goal not completed


Katy said...

Oh my gosh wow! I am so going to attempt to get my list made and completed by the end of this week. How awesome and fun is this! You have so many great ideas Jess LOVE IT!! I will get mine posted on your page when I got it all completed. Thanks for a great and rewarding idea!

Jo Jo said...

I LOVE this! I have been wanting to start a blog of my own for the longest and I am now feeling very inspired. I have already started my list!

PMerr said...

I just wanted to let you know that I saw this & started this...well, I will on Sunday. I need to make a list first and hoping I can be motivated enough to do it!

Amanda Torres said...

Jess I really wanna do this. I remembered seeing the list on your wall in your office and thought hmm what's this?? I've heard you talk about it and read the blog and I still don't know why I've never talked to you about it. I laughed today because I started thinking up what I would put on my list and there's quite a few things that are already on yours... I suppose that's bound to happen. Well I'm in- thanks for the inspiration yet again :)