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Mission 101-2011 List


 

January 1, 2011 - September 28, 2013

     

  1. Cut credit card debt by 10%.

  2. Read at least 25% of my unread books - (0/870).

  3. Cancel a credit card when it's paid off.

  4. Read 25% of the books I've identified from book journals as of December 31, 2010. (List to be posted later)

  5. Check out 25% of the fandoms I've identified as of December 31, 2011. (List to be posted later)

  6. Celebrate Christmas with my family in 2012.

  7. Celebrate my brother's 50th birthday in 2012.

  8. For all the "celebrities" identified as of December 31, 2011 (list to be posted later), check out one thing each of them have done. Who knows? Maybe I'll like them. LOL

  9. After September 29, 2011 rent a movie once a month.

  10. After September 29, 2011 go to a movie in the theatre once a month.

  11. Only take a cab when I need to buy groceries, have to go to a meeting for work that I can't get to by bus or when I'm really going to be late for work!

  12. Get up IN ENOUGH TIME each work day so I can catch the bus!!! 

  13. Participate in at least 25% of the communities I belong to as of December 31/10.  This means making a claim/posting stories and/or commenting on posts (depending on the community).

  14. Read all postings made to at least 25% of the communities I belong to as of December 31/09 (that means from the beginning of the community to "now").

  15. Post comments to postings to the communities in #12 that I really enjoyed.  Who cares if the feedback is years late??

  16. Write an average of 1000 words per day for the 1001 days.  This doesn't mean I have to write 1000 words every day, but that at the end of the 1001 days, I've written 1,001,000 words.  (0/1,001,000 - 0%)

  17. Eat at restaurants from A to Z.  (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z)

  18. Go to different geographical places from A to Z.  (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z)

  19. Shop/Browse at stores from A to Z  (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z).

  20. Make 3003 different dishes by actually following recipes (because if something's worth doing, it's worth over-doing)  (0/3003).

  21. Spend no money at all for five working days a month (after September, 2012).   October/12, November/12, December/12, January/13, February/13, March/13, April/13, May/13, June/13, July/13, August/13, September/13,  (0/12).

  22. Successfully complete NaNoWriMo 2012.

  23. Make one new off-line friend in 2013.

  24. Find and enter at least three writing contests.

  25. Find and enter at least three writing challenges OTHER than NaNoWriMo (not necessarily the same as #24).

  26. CLEAN the dining room once a year. 

  27. CLEAN the kitchen once a year.

  28. CLEAN the livingroom once a year.

  29. CLEAN the office once a year.

  30. CLEAN the bedroom once a year.

  31. CLEAN the spare room once a year.

  32. CLEAN the bathroom once a year.

  33. CLEAN the cat room once a year.

  34. CLEAN the rest of the attic once a year.

  35. Participate in at least one Edmonton NaNo event in 2012.

  36. Participate in at least one singles only event sometime between September 2012 and September 2013.

  37. Pick one day a month to go grocery shopping - and then GO GROCERY SHOPPING.

  38. Get a physical sometime between September 2012 and September 2013.

  39. Watch the Kentucky Derby in 2013.

  40. Watch the Preakness in 2013.

  41. Watch the Beaumont in 2013.

  42. Pick one day a month to go through all the paper that accumulates - and then GO THROUGH IT.  Store what needs to be stored and toss the rest (from September 2012 to September 2013)

  43. Write every day.  (0/1001)

  44. Eat at least one real meal every day (from September 2012 to September 2013).

  45. Write one fiction novel between September 2012 and September 2013.

  46. Write one non-fiction book between September 2012 and September 2013.  Or at least get one started. 

  47. Pay off one credit card.

  48. Maintain my book inventory.

  49. Maintain my game inventory.

  50. Maintain my DVD/VHS inventory.

  51. Maintain my music inventory.

  52. Buy new self-cleaning litter boxes for the furry ones.

  53. Go to at least one concert in Edmonton.

  54. Keep track of ALL the books I read during the 1001 days.

  55. Out of curiousity, see how many "reading challenges" (available in various places) I come close to winning wiithout trying.  :D

  56. Apply for nine (9) jobs (three/year).  And put my back into it damn it!! 

  57. Put together a business plan for a small press publishing company.

  58. Test the business plan using either my own novel or one of my brothers'.

  59. Plan a family reunion in 2013 to celebrate my grandparents' 100th wedding anniversary.

  60. Make a list of all my favourite musicians I would like to see in concert.

  61. Identify at least 25% of the musicians in item 60 and complete my music collections for those musicians.

  62. Make a list of all my favourite authors.

  63. Identify at least 25% of the authors in item 62 and complete my collections for those authors.  (The authors identified in previous 101-1001s are not to be part of this until those lists are past their due date.  :) ).

  64. Make a list of all my favourite TV shows.

  65. Identify at least 25% of the shows in 64 and buy the complete DVD sets for them.  (The TV shows identified in previous 101-1001s are not to be part of this until those lists are past their due date.  :) ).

  66. Get the Ice Pirates.

  67. Get the Breakfast Club.

  68. Get Spacehunter:  Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

  69. Successfully complete ScriptFrenzy 2011.

  70. Successfully complete ScriptFrenzy 2012. 

  71. Successfully complete ScriptFrenzy 2013. 

  72. Finish Best Before Date (NaNo 2009).

  73. Finish Unnamed Script (ScriptFrenzy 2010). 

  74. Finish The Historian's Daughter (NaNo 2010).

  75. Update progress on all Mission 101s once a month to my personal journal.

  76. Post updates to relevant Mission 101 communities once every two months, at a minimum.

  77. Look for a part-time job. Hopefully get one.

  78. Re-plow the front lawn (if I don't sell the house first).

  79. Finish monster fanfic challenge. :) (137/800)

  80. Hire a personal assistant/”concierge” when/if I can afford one. And if I can find one still in business.

  81. See what the anniversary date is for my father's side of the family and start planning a family reunion for that side of the family as well.

  82. Successfully complete the Three Day Novel Challenge 2011.

  83. Successfully complete the Three Day Novel Challenge 2012.

  84. Successfully complete the Three Day Novel Challenge 2013.

  85. Set up all the deadlines/schedule for all my Mission 101 goals in my Google Calendar.

  86. Watch all Robert Downey, Jr. movies.

  87. Watch at least one NetFlix product per month (0/33).

  88. Buy those movies in #86 I really liked (except, sadly Air America, since I refuse to give Mel Gibson any more of my money. Why, Mel, why-y-y-y-y???)

  89. Get back into reading comics (because I need another obsession...oh, what the hell...).

  90. Read at least one graphic novel – see what it's like.

  91. Investigate other career paths. I'm sure I can do something other than procurement. Okay, I'm almost sure I can do something other than procurement...(Dear God, I hope so...)

  92. Convert all my cassette tapes to digital format.

  93. Convert all my VHS tapes to digital format (if possible).

  94. Box up and send my extra books and comics home at least once a year when a sibling hasn't come to visit and take home the extra books/comics themselves.

  95. Put all my Mission 101s into a spreadsheet.

  96. Delete/amend/“fail” those items that are inadvertent duplicates.

  97. Begin logging my Mission 101-2012 list.

  98. Back up computer files once a month.

  99. Back up/save my journal entries once a month.

  100. Set up an annual budget for cabs and stick to it.

  101. Set up an annual budget for the casinos and stick to it.


 


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