Thursday, March 18, 2010

This is day 44

Wow....too long. Dang midterms.
Anyways! Updates!

4. run 5/7 days, 4 weeks in a row (0/4)
>>> Started. I've gone running 2 times this week and plan to again this afternoon. Though a funny thing I should make note of is that I count day one of my "weeks" on Monday. That doesn't really mean much to you, but it kinda gives me Sunday as a "make-up" day. Also, I need a new sports bra >_>

9. donate to Locks of Love twice (0/2)
>>>It has been decided! Before Japan, but possibly during faire because I leave the NEXT day after faire ends. CRAZY! :D

11. Complete the Credential Application (1/1)
-completed March 1, 2010
>>>SWEETNESS! First completion! w00t. Still waiting on the blessed "yellow postcard" that means they want to interview you and continue the credential process. wow....that's a bit scary. >_>

16. go to 15 live shows (3/15)
>Sweeney Todd
>Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
>the tranny show that I can't remember what the name is >_> I should ask Sarah
>>>also, I'm no longer counting showcases (aka those free mini-shows put on by students every Thursday night that are quite literally underground) like the last two because Sarah is awesome and I go to them because she is involved, but alas, I want to go to real live shows :D

18. Write at least 100 poems (1/100)
>>>one down...need to write more :P

22. complete a "Wreck this Journal" (0/1)
>purchased 2/10/10
>>>still going...

26. make a framed collage of 101 photos that make me happy. (to be displayed in future home. pics must be taken after start date. no online pics) (0/101->0/1)
>>>I should make a file for those

31. complete the 5,000 question survey (5/51)
>>>eh's going

32. watch 101 new movies I have never seen before (37/101)
>Have you heard about the Morgans? ---boring. predictable. Too chick flicky. Felt like I had seen it before. Would rather watch the Tim Allen Amish movie again.
>*Up In the Air ---loved it. Well done. Dad needs to see it.
>Planet 51---cute, but I lost interest halfway through. I like Rover the best
>Invention of Lying--- ok. Not sure how I feel about it
>Couples Retreat---funny. Nothing special
>*Grosse Point Blank---enjoyed it. Fun. Shooting also.
>Pregnancy Pact---ok. Not great. Meh
>Princess and the Frog---cute. Needs better quality vid streamer >_<
>Heathers---it was alright…recommended from meebo, they have boring taste
>brokeback mountain---too long, drags on, sad ending
>the notebook---good flick, sad ending
>Mama Mia---good, fun, happy, singing
>9 to 5---documentary, interesting sorta
>*Where the Wild things Are---loved it, makes me happy
>*Love Actually---good flick, nice ending
>The Union
>Say Anything
>*Once---cute Scottish musical, noce soundtrack
>American History X
>Animal House
>Smart People
>Bride and Prejudice
>Whip It
>>>probably will update/rate movies more later.

39. do 200 postcrossings (1/200)
>sent: 9
>received: 4
>>>mail-time is so fun now ^_^

40. participate in "Gimme Your Stuff" 3 times (0/3)
**changed to Swap-bot due to inactivity of Gimme Your Stuff****Only International swaps will be counted for this challenge**
>>>I'm still trying to GET an international swap >_> on package swap #2 and still only US people....but surprisingly, people still aren't sending me stuff. Apparently my post office is very efficient about getting stuff out, just not in...

41. meet a MIG (0/1)
>>> In order to meet a MIG, I should probably get back in touch with them >_> oops

45. Keep a plant alive in my bedroom (0/1)
>>>So sad!!! My plant that I had and used as our tiny Christmas tree...I think it died while we were in Lake Tahoe and then slowly dried itself out. Poor thing. It's kinda...crunchy.

47. move to a different place/room (0/1)
>>>yes! maybe? I hope so? *sigh* we'll see...

54. drink 8 cups of water a day for 60 days straight (0/1)
>>> I am on day....42! :D The answer to the ultimate question!

55. no sugar for 60 days straight (0/1)
>>>I'm on day 3. I have a little over 60 days before I leave for my freakin' big trip of awesome :D and I want to be dedicated and finish this one before then. And, the running one...because that means I will be (hopefully) slightly less squishy when the day for me to wear a bikini for my beau this summer comes. 'Cause basically no one wants to see super-squish in a bikini.

57. complete 20 3-inch (or bigger) henna designs (1/20)
>>>w00t. First one done. This should actually start to progress rather quickly once faire kicks up. I'm gonna start putting up pics soon I swears.

58. complete 4 full sized crochet afghans (0/4)
>started patches
>>>have a feeling I'm going to be purchasing and importing mass amounts of yarn on my trip and will find interesting places to crochet on the island...whoo

61. complete my Ren Faire costume (0/1)
>>>ack! I need to finish!!!

66. be able to send myself to Japan (0/1)
>>>*giggles with happiness* I'll mark it off when I get there...because it should be paid off by then lol

71. plan our wedding (0/1)
>>>I got a's a planning/etiquette book. Sweet.

79. make a list of 300 reasons I love Keith and give it to him (1/300)
>>>I've got an amazing idea for this that involves the puzzle challenge....yeah mhmmm

80. add 20 CUTE pairs to the undies collection (3/20)
>>>I got them at an after-vday sale. Keith does not know yet....he will be pleasantly surprised, I'm sure.

97. finish 3 sudoku books (2/3)
>>>movin' along...this one is...kinda too easy :P especially when class is so boring @_@

100. do 5 jigsaw puzzles of 200 pieces or more (0/5)
*idea- paint completed puzzle and write the 300 reasons on them :D

101. put at least $10 in the task jar for each goal accomplished and use it at the end for something special (1/101)
>>>1st ten dollars in the special can...that I still need to decorate.

Well...that's all for now. Possibly I'll be back later for more updates/commentary...but prolly not. :P

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hold on a minute, I want to talk about me.

I know it is (technically) day 38 and I haven't updated in a scary-long time. I know this. I will. I promise. I've actually gotten a few things done that I've quite happy about. BUT NOT RIGHT NOW.

This will be the entry you want to skip if you are only here for my 101 in 1001 updates. Tonight, I want to talk about me.

That's right. Me. I don't do that often. I like to keep to myself usually. But as of this restless night, I feel like I'm up to it. But first, a toast.

You know those last 3 swigs of grape vodka that you have been saving since he left...partly because it's nice to know you have it around, partly because you aren't quite "of age" yet and can't get more on your own for a few more months, but mostly because you think it's sad to drink alone and haven't bothered with it? Well, my friends, dig out that old beat-up bottle and toast with me. To life, to love, to finding who you are by any means possible. To Keith, to mom, to my bestest best friends, to friends I've lost and friends I've yet to find. This one's for you.

As an aside, I'd like you all to know that this will more than likely be my last drink as an irresponsible, underage, college time I toast will be in Japan for my 21st birthday. In fact, I'd like to make a point of it. No drinking until then. What do you think? if you will respond. I've only got one follower...and I think the only reason she clicked "follow" was because I "follow" hers...whatever.

Anyways, I'm a huge lightweight and that was HARDLY 3 sips....I'm already feeling it. Booze is such a weird thing.

I miss human contact. Yes I got about 8 hugs today from 5ish friends....that was an overdose of huggage that was greatly needed. The only (and I mean only) other human contact I had gotten this week were the greeting and farewell hugs of my lovely Grandparents (which I'm not gonna lie, I do love and look forward to) and in P.E. for Educators Class when I had to hold hands with some of my classmates.
And paople wonder why I get lonely.
ON THAT NOTE! I booked my ticket! It's official! I'm going to Japan! I will spend a gloriously huge amount of time living with my best friend, lover, and all around good looking stud of a man, Keith. I am SO STOKED. I'm so freakin' stoked that I used the word "stoked"....AND IN ALL CAPS NO LESS. I don't think I've used that word since highschool. hellz to the yeah. It will be glorious.

No really. It will be amazing. I miss just being there...watching each other do silly, regular things and admiring each of them.

But, back to the present. I'm having a little bit of stress over my swap-bot swap that I must put in the mail tomorrow or else. The "or else" may just end up being a bad rating, but to me that would be....well, bad. Do not want. The only thing is...I have no idea what to send. It's supposed to be a "profile surprise" around $15 in valuse. I'm pretty sure that the bit I've got in there covers it, but I cant be sure. *sigh*. I think I'll stop by a store and put a few sweets inside...just in case. idk. I hope it's ok. And the kicker? I can't even count the next two for the challenge because I already wrote in the working document of my challenge that I would only count swaps from other countries...well balls. Neither of my first two swaps are out of country despite the odds that they could have been *grumbles*. I even picked it out special because I was one of 5 Americans....and where do I get my partner from? Florida >_> big whoop.

*sigh* I guess that means I just gotta keep swapping.
So here I sit...tipsy...watching nerdfighters on youtube and blogging...while gluing paper flowers that I cut out and painted to be part of a cute pop-up card for my swap that I learned how to make on dailymotion....yeah. Bit nerdy much?

Oh and once again....I want to write a book...I want to write my journal...I want to write poems...yeah yeah you've heard it...I've said it all before. But, even pressing than the writing itself (I know it will come) is the way I want to expose it to the world. Hello youtube. Shut up...I know I've been watching too many vloggers again. Just like MIG and watching Julie and Julia got me here and then this got me into the swapper's a vicious cycle and quite honestly I'm loving it.

Thank you Maureen Johnson "Dare to suck" gotta suck a bit before you are awesome at it.

whelp...after this bit of babble-rama I think I'm just about ready to snooze a bit. I won't call it sleep because it won't last long enough for that. I wake up at 630 every morning damnit!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 24 updateness

kind of a busy week...but I'm gettin' shit done mmhmmmm :D

8. donate blood (0/1)
>>>I'll admit, I chickened out. I have a fear of needles. It's silly and stupid, but still. I was supposed to go with a friend, but she got sick. I'm sure there will be another blood drive soon. :/

9. donate to Locks of Love twice (0/2)
>>>I've decided that this is happening sometime between Ren Faire and Japan. Keith thinks it would be a good idea to be on base with slightly shorter hair and since he likes my hair long I figure if I have his blessing I should take advantage of it.

11. Complete the Credential Application (0/1)
>>>nearly done. due on Monday...possibly my first task completed

22. complete a "Wreck this Journal" (0/1)
>>>moving right along... almost completed, but even once it is I'm sure I'll still be kicking it around for a while

32. watch 101 new movies I have never seen before (26/101)
>>>Coming along nicely. Last movie seen: Whip It. I liked it a lot....then again Ellen Page is just one talented little Canadian

35. finish 3 video games (0/3)
>>>I've decided on my 3 ^_^ here they are:
1. Crash Bandicoot Warped 3
2. Kingdom Hearts
3. Final Fantasy IX

39. do 200 postcrossings (/200)
>>>Got my first postcard on Tuesday ^_^. It was from Melbourne

40. participate in "Gimme Your Stuff" Swap-bot 3 times (0/3)
>>>signed up, we'll see if I can count them. (I'm only counting international swaps)

44. donate 160 things of mine to Salvation Army/Goodwill (0/160)
>>>started a pile :D

45. Keep a plant alive in my bedroom (0/1)
>>>it's looking very sad...I might have to re-attempt this one

46. organize my room to be simplified and packable (0/1)
>>>I've stared this one 300 times >_< still a mess

54. drink 8 cups of water a day for 60 days straight (22/60)
>>> :D 1/3 done!

61. complete my Ren Faire costume (0/1)
>>>I have yet to start, but I have the fabric!

66. be able to send myself to Japan (0/1)

that's kinda it for now. But, it's a sunny I think I'm going to go have an adventure and possibly end up at Disneyland.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

5000 Part 4

301. List 5 things you have not experienced that you would like to experience before you die.
A. visit Japan

B. Get married

C. have a baby

D. got to Europe

E. teach my own class

302. Will you try to accomplish any of these things within the next year?

303. What do you feel controlled by?
my parents, my decisions, the "what if"s

304. If Jesus appeared to you and told you that the moon was made of green cheese would you believe him?
sure :P

305. What is one thing you are sure of?
I love Keith more than anything

306. At what part of the day do you feel the most alert?

307. Have you ever played in a band?
no...but I'd like to learn an instrument

308. Have you ever stared into the ocean thinking 'early creatures crawled outta that'?

309. If not, what do you think of when you are staring into the ocean?
about the person I love on the other side of it

310. Do you like the mental challenge of chess or other games?

311. Do you ever think of where your atoms were before they were in you?
not really

312. Do you ever think about where your atoms will go after they have been in you?

313. If you didn't know that people couldn't fly do you think that you could?
I'd hope they could

314. Are you someone that others call when they're having a problem and want to talk about it?
sometimes...depends on the friend

315. When it comes to literature, do you see beyond the writing and into the meaning intended by the author?
depends on the book....and the progression of it

316. Is there anything you can take apart completely, and then put back together, and have no left over parts?
a pen is all that comes to mind at the moment

317. What are your feelings about the death penalty?
very conditional

318. If there was a god and you could ask him/her one question what would it be?
how do you want me to follow you?

319. Do you believe that life will be found on other planets?
not the ones in our solar system, but out there, sure

320. What is something worth suffering for?

321. If you could put an extra eye on your body anywhere you wanted, where would you put it?
the back of my neck

322. Are you in touch with the earth and nature?
eh...not really

323. Would you rather live simply or extravagently?

324. Have you ever been camping?

325. Is your heart open when you meet someone new?
very vague....I don't hate them if that's what you're getting at

326. Are you able to have conversations with and become friends with people who are not like you and are interested in different things than you are?

327. Are strangers more beautiful or frightening to you?
depends on the person

328. What stops you from doing everything you want to do?
everything I should do

329. Can you think of three adjective that do not apply to you at all?
plastic, fake, deceptive

330. How do you feel about Jeremy Jaynes, who got a nine year prison sentence for spamming people with junk email (
don't care but it's kinda funny

331. Do you know who the current premier of China is?
no...nor do I really care

332. Are you very active?
not as much as I should be

333. Is there a city that reminds you of the landscape of your brain?

334. Have you ever loved someone who has loved you back?
yes ^_^

335. Is it really being 'in love with' someone if the other person doesn't love you?
I don't think so...not fully

336. Do you believe that there is someone perfect for everyone or that people just fall in love with who ever they are with at the time?
I think there is such thing as finding your perfect match

337. Do you know secret things?

338. Have you ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have?
kinda not was in highschool

339. How do you overcome your fears?
by pushing through them

340. What can you do better than anyone you know?
I'm too well rounded to be exceptional at just one thing

341. Would you benefit from a wilder existence?

342. Does it seem to you like the range of socially acceptable behavior is getting smaller or larger?
smaller in some things, larger in others...the extremists are coming out

343. Have you ever fired a gun?

344. Are people becoming more afraid of each other?

345. If you had to choose the percentage of freedom vs. safety what ratio would you decide on (ex: 100% free 0% safe)?
70% free 30% safe

346. Does safety stifle you?

347. Who or what needs to be stopped?
people who force their will on others

348. Are human beings becoming more domesticated?
not really...just pushing shit around

349. Do you follow the lives of the British Royal Family?

350. How did the death of Pope John Paul II ( affect you?
it didn't really

351. Have you ever lost something and never found it?
I think so

352. Do you listen to any talk radio shows?

353. Who do you trust more, your friends or your parents?
my friends for somethings parents for most others

354. Would you ever date someone outside of your race or religion?
yes...I am kinda

355. Which of the 7 deadly sins in the worst (gluttony, greed, pride, lust, envy, wrath, sloth)?

356. Which one are you most guilty of?

357. Are you afraid to be alone with yourself?
no...I find ways to amuse myself

Do you try to avoid thinking?

358. Would you venture to tell someone you loved him or her if they didn't say it first?

359. What are you the most sensitive about?
my appearance (at least certain aspects of it)

360. What can you talk about for hours?

361. Do you talk about yourself, other people, or ideas the most?

362. Do you believe that spell casting can work?

363. Are you a fan of The Legend of Zelda games?
:D yes

364. What old movie would you go see if it were re-released in the movie theaters?
The Princess Bride

365. Is there a celebrity that you would be too starstruck to talk to if you met them?
Gerard Way...but there is no WAY I'd not talk to him ll

366. Have you ever left a mean unsigned note?
yup...though in a way it wasn't unsigned lol

367. Do you think it's cheesy to paste things you didn't write into your diary?
you're only allowed to do that if you site what song or poem it came from imo

368. What are three things that you try not to think about?
death, loss, the past

369. Is casual sex acceptable for you?

370. What form of sexual protection do you use?
the pill

371. What is expected of you that you feel is unnatural or not right?

372. Do you sometimes place your own expectations on other people?
more than I should I think...not everyone is programmed like me

373. Do you sometimes act overeager to make friends when you are around strangers?

374. Do you take everything that is said literally?

375. Do you take most things others say seriously?
I try makes more sense to me

376. Do you have a quick wit?
I like to think so...but prolly not

377. Do you believe in the need for political correctness?
to an extent....but this is getting ridiculous

378. Do you have strong opinions and beliefs?
yes...for the ones I believe in, my opinions stand firm

379. If yes, can you still hang out with and be friends with people who disagree with you?

380. Are you uptight?
not really

381. Do you sometimes do risky things?
not very often

382. Could just about anyone hold your interest in a conversation for at least ten minutes?

383. Are you self-conscious?
yes... >_>

384. What would be your ideal destination for a Saturday afternoon?
his place ^_^

385. Does anyone have a video tape of you doing soemthing embaressing?
most likely

386. What is Kevin Smith’s( best movie?
Good Will Hunting? I'll be honest...I hadn't seen most of those listed

387. Where do you like to go on Friday or Saturday nights?
to chill with friends or relax at home

388. Do you like your friends to act the same way all the time or do you accept their moods and changes?
some of them swing...I know who they are

389. Do you often feel like other people are judging you?
not as much anymore

390. What do you think other people judge you to be like?
not sure...normal? (which I'm not)

391. Are you quick to judge others?

392. When you have a fight with someone do you want to talk about it right away or calm down first and then talk?
calm down, think, then talk

393. Some say love is a river (according to the old song). What do you say love is?
a roller coaster

394. What is the worst fault a person can have?
be a cheater and a liar

395. Do you have it?
no. I never will. I promise you that.

396. Which do you think has more impact on a person’s character, genetics or environment?

397. Who was your first best friend?
Kristina V.

398. If you are not best friends anymore, what came between you?
time, interest. We're still friends, we just don't really keep in touch. We simply grew apart even though we went to the same school until we graduated

399. Who have you read a biography about?
Quenn Elizabeth 1, Henry the 8th

400. What would your own autobiography be called?
Ramblings and Silly Thoughts: A Story of a Fuddy Duddy

5000 Part 3

201. Put these creatures in order from what you would least like to be reincarnated as (1), to what you would most like to be reincarnated as (10) assuming reincarnation ended up existing AND you were given a choice.
caterpillar, house dog, wild dog, vulture, male human, female human, oak tree, rock, manta ray, dolphin
male human, dolphin, female human, manta ray, house dog, wild dog, oak tree, caterpillar, rock

202. What do you feel unworthy of?
Keith. I'm the "reacher"... I'm still in awe that he is so in love with me

203. Would you rather be remembered for having done something for humanity or being a really nice person?
really nice person

204. Which do you value more: science or intuition?

205. Your best friend and your significant other are in the hospital at the same time with the same ailment. Who do you visit first?
my significant other

206. Does the universe revolve around human beings?
not at all

207. If you are no longer a virgin, do you wish you still were?
nope...not at all. no regrets.

208. Who is your favorite poet of those who are alive right now? modern poetry does not usually catch my attention

209. What is your favorite song from the 90's?
One Week by BNL

210. If you were in alphabet soup what letter would you be?
S...I like the shape and there's 3 in my name

211. Do you believe in fairies, ghosts, aliens, angels, dwarves, elves, etc.?
I like to pretend to

212. What makes you want to be someone’s friend?
being drawn to their interests

213. Do you troll around the Internet harassing people anonymously for fun?
no..but I've known people who do

214. Have you ever seen the movie A Man Who Fell to Earth? it good?

215. What is your favorite line from a movie?
today? "Some people say forgive and forget. Eh, I don't know. I say forget about forgiving and accept...and get the hell out of town." -Debbie in Grosse Point Blank

216. What's your favorite video game?
Crash Bandicoot :D

217. Have you ever taken something that wasn't yours?

218. What is one phrase people say that irritates you?
when people say "like I said" after every sentence

219. You allow strangers to read your diary, but would you let your parents read it?
this is not my diary...but no. I would not let my parents read it.

220. Hot steamy bubble bath or quick in and out shower?
depends on the day and if I have a good bathtub...I usually take showers

221. Are you allergic to anything?
a certain preservative that I've only come across in dried apricots...but I only get blotchy so it's no big deal

222. What is your favorite Terminator movie?
have I even seen a Terminator movie all the way through?

223. What is your favorite fast food?
In N Out

224. What would someone have to do to get you to never speak to him or her again?
betray my trust on the worst kind of level

225. Would (or have) you ever whip someone or be whipped by someone in bed?
I'm up to try it

226. Have you ever said 'I hate everyone' and really meant it literally?

227. Why do some people want to get more money than they could ever spend?
because they are selfish pricks

228. Have you ever won a carnival fish?
no...I should try...though I have won a giant stuffed dog

229. Did it live more than a week?
I had a beta that lives a year

230. What's the best sounding accent a person can have?
Posh British

231. What's the most boring thing you've ever read?

232. Do you prefer buttons or touch screens?
buttons...uh oh...does that make me old fashioned?

233. Do you think there is a lot of similarity between the Harry Potter books and the Lord of the Rings series?
some...but not quite

234. Would you consider yourself to be naive?
in some things

235. Which of your friends is most likely to go to jail?
Ki...if he starts selling :/

236. What is the smallest amount of money that could be in a public toilet that would make you reach in and grab it?

237. Would you ever wear real fur?
I do every year for faire....I found the thing on the ground

238. Arachnophobia or Eight Legged Freaks?
Eight Legged Freaks

239. What are your feelings about police officers?
they make me nervous

240. what is your favorite line from a song?
"Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight. You gotta kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight." -BNL

241. Is fifty dollars a lot of money?
heck yes!

242. Do you like the band Front 242 (
never heard of them

243. Would you rather have fame, money, or self-satisfaction?

244. What's your middle name?

245. What is the absolute limit, the craziest thing you would do for a million dollars?
I'll cross that line when I get to it. I would not do anything that would hurt the people I love most

246. Are you good, evil or neutral?
neutral I hope

247. Should ebonics ( be considered a language?
no. it's slang

248. What color is your bedroom?
light green

What color would you like it to be?
this is good

249. When are you planning to move to a new home?
asap...prolly after spring break

250. If you added up the cost of everything in the room with you, approximately what would it come out to be?
not much...maybe a couple thousand

251. Do you blow your nose in public?
if need be

252. Do you want to follow in your parent's footsteps?
a bit

253. What is the coolest web site you know of?
swapbot :D

254. Which cartoon would you most like to see turned into a movie?
Samuri Jack would make a kick-ass movie

255. Of the following, which word best describes you: enthusiastic, fair minded, generous, helpful


256. Can you eat with chopsticks?

257. Could you tell real money from counterfeit?
not sure

258. What do you think about school uniforms?
ew...we had them my senior year

259. What ancient civilization would you most like to visit?

260. What would make a great new Crayola color?
a brown in the exact shade of Keith's eyes

261. If an art project is created with the intent of getting rich and famous, does that cast doubt over its significance as a work of art? should be created for the artist's satisfaction. People wanting to buy it should be an afterthought

262. If you became president, whom would you invite to sing at your inauguration?
My Chemical Romance

263. Who is the greatest philosopher of your country?
got me

264. If all the nations in the world are in debt, where did all the money go?
up their rears....I don't like or care about politics

265. Is it as easy to make you happy now as it was when you were a child?
no...but I'm still an easy person to please

266. Who knows, or your parents?
I think me...

267. What instrument would you like to be famous for playing?

268. Children fill its lungs completely with air. Adults breathe in a more shallow way, not filling their lungs completely. Why the change?
no more need's more efficient

269. Would you have sex with a stranger for one million dollars?
no. absolutely not

270. Are you completely in control of your body?

Are you completely in control of your mind?
to my knowledge

271. Which is more romantic: an expensive, glittering bouquet OR flowers that were hand picked as they grew beside the parkway?
hand picked

272. Do you know yourself well enough to understand why you feel the way you do?

273. Which do you do more often: let movies, songs and books put your feelings into words for you or put your feelings into words by yourself?
I try to do it myself

274. Do you believe celebrities when they are endorsing a product?

275. What kind of movies do you wish were made more often?

276. Does fashion matter to you?
not really...if you can't be comfortable in yor own skin, then why try to wear someone else's crazy ideas

277. Should politicians be held to the same legal standards as everyone else?

278. What do you get in trouble for the most?
being rebellious in my own snarky way

279. Should parents spank their kids?
more often than they do now

280. What is your worst daily habit?
I scratch the back of my neck

281. If you had your choice which one TV show would you have canceled?
30 Rock

282. Do you like the taste of sweet or salt? combination and alternating

283. Are you very precise about what words you use to describe your feelings and thoughts?
sometimes they are too vague

284. What do you feel the most guilty about?
eating sweets

285. Do you meditate?
not really

286. Can dreams be visions, or do you feel they are always random images?
they are your brain trying to sort though things...ideas, scenarios, memories...they all get combined

287. Do you try to write/say what you are feeling in a true and simple way?

288. The thief _______ that everyone steals.

289. What's the most incredible experience you ever had?

290. Are you ever afraid to write/say/think how you feel?

291. Do you write/say/think it anyway or become intimidated and try to avoid it?
I usually write it somewhere

292. What is one thing you can't do?
belly-dance...that will change

293. Do you like movies starring Charleton Heston (

294. Are you gentle?

295. When do you feel the most raw and vulnerable?
when I'm crying

296. Are you trying to find yourself?
I think I have already

297. Where are you looking?
in my experiences

298. Are you sometimes afraid of being honest because you are afraid of hurting people's feelings?
on occasion

299. What would make you a stronger person?
I don't know yet

300. What book would you like to read sometime soon?
another Terry Pratchett

Day 18

8. donate blood
>>possibility of this one next week. Not sure if I'm going to do it yet
11. Complete the Credential Application
I have to finish this one this pressure mind you
16. go to 15 live shows (2/15)
>>I saw "Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" with Sarah and was quite good despite having to sit on the floor
26. make a framed collage of 101 photos that make me happy.
>>I've got a few pics taken for this already
32. watch 101 new movies I have never seen before (13?/101)
>>Recently saw Amelie and Where the Wild Things Are and Swing Kids and Pleasantville
39. do 200 postcrossings (0/200)
>>first one registered in Finland on Tuesday :D
40. participate in "Gimme Your Stuff" 3 times (0/3)
>>apparently "gimme your stuff" got overwhelmed about 2 years ago, and the coordinators gave up on the project...sadness. But, I found a more extensive swapping site called "Swap-bot". I will be performing swaps there, but there is no guarantee I will be paired with people from other countries. That just means I will keep swapping. I will only count the swaps for this goal if the sender is from another country.
54. drink 8 cups of water a day for 60 days straight (16/60)
55. no sugar for 60 days straight (16/60) 60. Ride Rosie 20 times (1/20)
64. be involved with Oasis Arts until relocated (0/1)
>>Called Monica on Thursday...I've got a face-painting gig! :D
94. ride my bike to Seal Beach and back twice (1/2)
>first run 2/18/2010, Great Success! I was able to do a round-trip ride in about 2 hours. And I stopped to have lunch at the cafe thing on the beach

That's about it for the new stuff. I think I'm going to work on a survey piece

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

#40 - Gimme Your Stuff

As part of my 101 in 1001 Days Challenge, I've decided to participate in the "Gimme Your Stuff" project. I am really excited to get it started and am ready to start putting it together.

Step 1 is to post about what you are willing to swap. Here is my list of what I'm planning on swapping and am interested in receiving in return:
>favorite childhood candy (2-3)
>favorite snack food (1-2)
>favorite canned food (1)
>a copy of a favorite chapter book (1)
>copy of a favorite magazine (1-3)
>a copy of a children's book (1)
>a small stuffed animal or plush
>a mix CD of favorite songs and/or a favorite movie(1 or more)
>a piece of clothing (1)
>something handmade or small toy (1 or more)
>something that represents where I/you live (1)
>a few pieces of coin currency
>a letter :)
>anything else that would be enjoyable!

As far as what I'm looking for, I'd love for a similar list of what is above, though I'd LOVE it if everything was in your native language! Try to include things that you think are only found in your country. I'm so excited to see and try new things from different cultures ^_^

Thanks so much!

Monday, February 15, 2010

An Update on Day 13

I'm going through the entire list and updating the status on those I've started:
1. lose 50lbs
>>> I've determined my starting weight as 192. Now to improve.
2. keep exercise routine for 60 days straight
>>> will start as soon as room is clean
6. wear my hair down for 80 days (1/80)
11. Complete the Credential Application (0/1)
>>>in progress
16. go to 15 live shows
>>> 1st one! Sweeney Todd
17. Read 150 books
>>>1st one: Monstrous Regiment
19. Keep a journal (online or paper) for 100 days
>>>I think I have like 2... :/ we'll see
22. complete a "Wreck this Journal"
>>>journal obtained, in progress
26. make a framed collage of 101 photos that make me happy.
>>>started pics
31. complete the 5,000 question survey
>>>done with 2 of the sections (aka 200 questions)
32. watch 101 new movies I have never seen before (12/101)
36. make 20 new ringtones on phonezoo(1/20)
>>>"God That's Good"
39. do 200 postcrossings
>>> 5 sent, one sent back, none recieved
45. Keep a plant alive in my bedroom
46. organize my room to be simplified and packable
>>>working on it
47. move to a different place/room
>>>really close, just a few things need to happen first
54. drink 8 cups of water a day for 60 days straight (0/60)
>>>day 11 I think?
58. complete 4 full sized crochet afghans (0/4)
>>>started one
60. Ride Rosie 20 times
>>>1st one yesterday :D
61. complete my Ren Faire costume
>>>got fabric for tunic
94. ride my bike to Seal Beach and back twice (0/2)
>>>gonna attempt in like a week or so
97. finish 3 sudoku books (1/3)
>>>almost done with #2
101. put at least $10 in the task jar for each goal accomplished and use it at the end for something special (0/101)
>>>got the jar I'm going to I'm going to paint it

Friday, February 12, 2010

5000 Question Survey part 2

Part Two
101. What does happiness/joy feel like physically?
it feels elated. everything is going right. smiles, skipping, light on my feet

102. List five people you love starting with the one you love the absolute most.

A. Keith

B. Mom

C. Dani

D. Emily

E. Dad

103. How many movies have you gone to see this month?
none so far

104. If you could have 3 wishes...but none of them could be for yourself, what would you wish for?
Keith to get a promotion that gets him away from Timpany's wrath.
That Ki stops doing drugs.
That Dame finds his perfect career.

105. In what ways do you relax and de-stress when you are really tense?
music, art, talking to Keith

106. How much money would it take to get you to drive to school naked in the springtime and get out of the car?
I'd do it for the price of an designer wedding dress

107. Have you ever killed an animal?
yes. a gopher, a few squirrels, and a frog. I feel bad about them.

108. Have you ever lost someone close to you?

109. What do you think of cloning?
cool but not necessary

110. Do you read or watch TV more often?

111. With all this talk of terrorism going around are you willing to sacrifice rights and freedoms for increased safety?
no. stfu

112. What is the punishment you would come up with for Osama Bin Laden if you caught him alive?
torture. a life of loneliness and pain.

113. Have you ever named an individual part of your body?
Betty and Boop...guess which part

114. Have you ever been on the radio or on TV?
I was in the background of a morning show when I went to NY ^_^

115. Have you ever won a lottery, or sweepstakes?

116. Have you ever won a contest or competition?
eh sorta

117. Do you like to watch The Joy of Painting show with Bob Ross (check out this link if you don't know who he is. Also please note me if you notice the link is broken)
never heard of it

118. Do you know what your grandparents and your great grand parents did for a living?
yes. My grandma was a teacher and my grandpa worked at a shipyard. My other grandparents were a firefighter and a hair stylist/photographer.

119. Is there anything really interesting in your family history?
My last name should be Skaara, but my great grandpa changed it so he could find a job easier

120. Is there anyone you trust completely?
Keith, my mom, my grandma, Ki, Emily, Dani, Lindsay, Shannon, Dame, Amy

121. Have you ever lost someone without having the chance to say goodbye?
I love you, Grandma Eve

122. How do you feel about women in politics?
good for you, now get out of my face

123. Would you rather have an indoor Jacuzzi or an outdoor pool?
outdoor pool

124. What things are you interested in that you study or read about on your own?
art, crafts, history

125. Would you consider yourself to be intelligent?

126. Would you consider yourself to be wise?

127. Have you ever given or received a lap dance?
given to one person only ^_~

128. Have you ever spoken to a homeless person?

129. Would you ever creep into the subway tunnels to go exploring?
sure if I didn't think I was going to get run over

130. If you could add 70 years to your life but only by making some random person die 70 years sooner would you?
131. Can you finish any of the following lyrics?

A: Nothing to kill or die for... nope

B: Late comings with the late comin' stretcher... nope

C: I could make a film and make you my star... nada

132. Were you ever with someone while they died?
my kitten

133. Would you rather be a world political leader or a rock star?
rock star

134. Have you ever given someone a love letter that you wrote?
yes...many. he's kept them all.

135. Have you ever sent someone a surprise though the mail?
I am right now ^_^

136. Are you looking forward to any concerts right now?
I need to find one

137. Of all animated movies, which is the best one you've ever seen?
anything Pixar

138. What are the best bands or songs to listen to while driving?
the Matches. Daft Punk. White Stripes

139. What do you think is the most amazing thing that anyone has ever accomplished?
computers and skype ^_^

140. What could a member of the opposite sex do to impress you?
he does everyday by loving me for what I am no matter what

141. About how many emails do you get a day?
about 6

How many of those emails are junk mail?
5 separate ones

How many of them are forwards?
maybe one

142. What's your favorite thing to do online besides write in your diary and hang out at this site?
watch movies and talk to Keith

143. Do you believe Kurt Cobain ( killed himself or was it a conspiracy?

144. Have you ever though about hitchhiking across the country?
yes I have

145. Who would you bring with you on this kind of a road trip?
Keith of course

146. Of the following, which word best describes you: accurate, bold,
charming, dependable

147. If you are single, at about what age do you think you will be ready to settle down and get married? If you are married, how old were you at the time?
22 :D

148. Do you often wonder, when you say goodbye to people, if it is the last time you will ever see them?
not often but I do

149. What movie are you most looking forward to seeing when it comes out?
right now? Valentines Day

150. What is your quest?
to go to Japan and marry Keith (though not in the same sitting)

151. What is louder and more annoying: 200 adults talking or one four-year-old screaming?
200 adults...I can handle the 4 year old

152. Do you believe the stories about planes, boats and people mysteriously disappearing into the Bermuda triangle?

153. Who are you the most jealous of?
no one really...I like my life

154. What is the happiest way you can start your day?
by talking to Keith

155. Do you ever have moments where you feel like everything is all right in the world?

156. Who thinks that you are offensive?
I don't know

157. If you had to teach a class in something, what would you be able to teach people?

158. Have you ever had a spiritual experience (an experience that cannot be explained by science)?

159. Do you believe that this experience was truly mystical or do you think there is some scientific explanation for it, only you don't know what it is?
if there is science, I don't care

160. Do you get offended easily?
no not really

161. Would you still love and stay with your signifigant other if he or she had to have a breast or testicle removed?
yes of course

162. Do you believe in fate or free will?
free will

163. Do you believe that only boring people get bored?
no...everyone gets's how you deal with it

164. Can life change or are we all stuck in vain?

165. What changes are you afraid of?
bad ones

166. Are you a day person or nocturnal?

167. What one CD could you listen to for an entire week (no mixed CD’s, it must be an album)?
Fever you Can't Sweat Out -Panic! At the Disco!

168. Which is worse, working in retail, food service, or an office?

169. What's the coolest job you ever had?
Ren Faire

170. What is one central idea that your thoughts seem to come back to?
I'd rather face rejection than regrets

171. Have you ever wanted to be an actor/tress?
thought about it...only on stage though

172. If you had the power to control one person and make this person do anything you wanted for a whole day, who would you pick and what would they do?
Gerard Way...spend the day hanging out with me and write me a song

173. What star sign are you and what is your sign like?
Cancer...stubborn and introverted

174. Did the Blair Witch Project scare you?
never sen it....don't like scary movies

175. Are you in constant fear of death?
sometimes thanks for reminding me

176. Does fear of death keep you from building a life? promotes it

177. Do you like all your movies to be in wide-screen? real need

178. Are you a fan of any comic books?
Umbrella Academy

179. At what age did you attend your first funeral?
11 or so

180. What do you smell like (lotion, cologne, sweat)?
deodorant lol cucumber melon

181. What are your greatest sources for wisdom?
the people in my life

182. When you were little, where did your parents tell you babies come from?
mommy's tummy

183. What is your favorite band?
My Chemical Romance and's a toss up

184. What's the best cheesy 80's song?
500 miles by the Proclaimers

185. What's the best kind of movie to see on a date?
fun and funny

186. Do you like to sit in the front, middle or back of the Movie Theater?

187. Have you ever been inside an abandoned building?

188. Under what circumstances would you agree to work for free?
if it's a good cause, I can get a recommendation, or I love the work and it doesn't interfere with other things

189. Candles or strobe lights?

190. Do you think the Lord of the Rings movies are true to the books or did Hollywood change the story too much?
I have yet to read the's on my list

191. When you see a stranger on the street does your first reaction lean towards thinking of this person as a potential friend or as a potential threat?
threat until proven otherwise

192. Is it natural for human beings to fear and distrust each other, or is it cultural?

193. What do you really want to buy?

194. You have to choose. Would you be happier marrying someone rich for their money or living in the streets and subway tunnels with someone you love?
streets and in love....we'll be the happiest vagabonds ever

195. If someone wanted to understand you what book could they read that would help?
um...idk...Red Unicorn by Tanith Lee

196. Do you think it’s odd that Americans have freedom of religion and yet call themselves 'one nation under god'?

197. In what sense are you a minority?
I'm left handed

198. Are you anti social?
not usually

199. Do you photograph well?
I don't think so

200. Do you think that human beings would survivor through a nuclear winter?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 6

wow...have I've been a slacker >_< I really should update this more frequently.

in progress:
>still waiting on the postcrossings.
>much closer ont the finishing of the 1st Sudoku book
>8 cups a day is going well almost to a fault lol. I've not paced myself twice and gotten a sloshy too full feeling. But I did it.
>No sugar is postponed until after v-day
>I've watched a few movies. the only ones worth mentioning were Grosse Point Blank and the Princess and the Frog.
>I've started my first crochet blanket. I'm doing the linked patch style that we did in art class.
>Sweeney Todd (my first live show of the list) was AMAZING. Ugh I love that play so much! By far my favorite musical :D And I learned that James is just as much of a musical theatre nerd as me! We totally nerded out about it during intermission and after :D we compared actors and versions and the singing and the movie and which parts the included or added or changed as opposed to was so fun!

Disappointed I wasn't able to/couldn't do:
>Spend the day in Little India. It was raining. Hard. The only place worth driving to when it is raining that hard is Disneyland for walk-on rides and pin trading, but I didn't even do that. I started to organize but didn't get far. :/
>rescue a kitten....well it was a cat...and I didn't actually hit the thing therefore it didn't need rescuing....yeah never mind >_>

Planning on soon:
>movies hur-dur
>organize room so I have space for exercise routine
>finish resume and submit it
>more of the 5000 question survey
>while organizing, find things to donate
>again plan a day for Little India
>email Monica
>art museum

Let'sa go!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 2

Today was pretty successful :D

1st 5 postcrossings are sent.
I'm almost done with my 1st Sudoku book
started 8 cups (day 1/60)
and I watched a movie, Up In the Air. It was really good. I want my dad to watch it.

Tomorrow I'm planning on spending the day in Little India! ^_^ My mission is to find material for my costume for under $20.
Also, I am going to see Sweeney Todd tomorrow. My first live show of my list just so happens to be my absolute favorite musical ever! I'm so excited!
I've decided that the 5,000 question survey won't be an everyday thing. Might be an every other day thing....we'll see.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 1

I'm jumping right in!
#39 started 5 postcrossings to China, Finland, Germany, Spain, and France. To be mailed tomorrow.

#32 watched "Did you hear about the Morgans" (1/101)

#97 worked on Sudoku book #1

#45 keep plant alive...continues

#31 The 5000 Question Survey (1/51)
Part one
1. Who are you?
I am a daughter, a girlfriend, a student, a teacher. I am Alissa.

2. What are the 3 most important things everyone should know about you?
I am forever learning. I have my own faith. I am hopelessly fallen head over heels for a man named Keith.

3. When you aren't filling out 5,000 question surveys like this one what are you doing?
working towards my 101 in 1001 challenge and spending time with people I love.

4. List your classes in school from the ones you like the most to the ones you like the least (or if you are out of school, think of the classes you did like and didn't like at the time).
Health, History, Art, P.E., Psych, Math

5. What is your biggest goal for this year?
eliminate 40 tasks off my 101 in 1001 challenge

6. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
married, possibly thinking about having a child, have college and challenge completed

7. What stage of life are you in right now?
3rd year college student, no work experience, pre-engaged

8. Are you more child-like or childish?

9. What is the last thing you said out loud?

10. What song comes closest to how you feel about your life right now?
"Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

11. Have you ever taken martial arts classes?
yes. in middle school

12. Does your life tend to get better or worse or does it just stay the same?
some days are better than others

13. Does time really heal all wounds?
no, just makes them easier to deal with

14. How do you handle a rainy day?
with a warm embrace. go dance in it sometime.

15. Which is worse...losing your luggage or having to sort out tangled holiday lights?

16. How is your relationship with your parents?
pretty good.

Will you miss them when they are gone?
how morbid...of course!

17. Do you tend to be aware of what is going on around you?
I try to be and make an effort to be

18. What is the truest thing that you know?
that I am me and being me, I love the people in my life.

19. What did you want to be when you grew up?
a teacher, except that bit where I wanted to be a dolphin trainer or archeologist

20. Have you ever been given a second chance?
yes. Thanks.

21. Are you more of a giver or a taker?
giver so I'm told...

22. Do you make your decisions with an open heart/mind?
yes. Everyday.

23. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
my broken toe

24. What is the most emotionally painful thing that has ever happened to you?
the separation of his boot camp

25. Who have you hugged today?
about 15 third graders

26. Who has done something today to show they care about you?
called and wanted to hang out

27. Do you have a lot to learn?
yes. It will never stop and I don't mind one bit.

28. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be?

A. piano

B. Japanese

C. real photography

29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?
say or feel

30. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship?
lots and lots of communication.

31. What 3 things do you want to do before you die?

A. get married

B. have a child

C. graduate

32. What three things would you want to die to avoid doing?

A. getting in a car crash

B. watching loved ones suffer

C. fail

33. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?
human rights

34. What does each decade make you think of:

The 19..

20's: flappers

30's: the depression

40's: WWII

50's: Bye Bye Birdie

60's: Hippies

70's: Disco

80's: arm and leg warmers

90's: my childhood

2000 (so far): highschool

2010's: exciting

35. Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why?
mine because I live in it! wouldn't have it any other way

36. What is your favorite oldie/classic rock song?
"Who put the Bop?"

37. What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country?
US, Obama

If you could say any sentence to the current leader of your country what would it be?
I'm glad you have your job because I sure don't want it.

38. What's your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?
TLC especially when they have a wedding special

39. What Disney villain are you the most like and why?
Ezma from The Emperor's New Groove because she turned into a cat :D

40. Have you ever been a girl scout/boy scout?
yes. Brownies

41. If you were traveling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat?
if Keith could be with me, boat

42. Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night?
rotation of the earth in and out of the sun. dur

43. What does your name mean?

44. Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space?

45. Word association

What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:

Air: wind






Elvis:the king


Heart:of Gold

Clash:the UK band


46. If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be?

47. What if you could meet anyone who is alive?
Gerard Way

48. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?
Benny and Joon

49. You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do?
crochet, sewing machine and supplies, and scrapbooking

50. Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved?
more or less

51. Make up a definition for the following silly words...

Fruitgoogle: searching from fruit

Ambytime: a two-handed clock

Asscactus: a succulent plant with stickers that sticks to someone's ass

52. What was the last thing you made with your own hands? a crocheted name tag

53. What was your favorite toy as a child? my little kitchen

54. How many TV’s are in your house? 1 but it's not mine...I watch my shows online

55. What is your favorite thing to do outside?
hike, ski, swim, explore

56. How do you feel when you see a rainbow?

57. Have you ever dreamt a dream that came true?

58. Have you ever been to a psychic/tarot reader?

59. What is your idea of paradise?
being with Keith with no other worries

60. Do you believe in god and if so what is he/she/it like?
yes. my opinions are my own.

61. Do you believe in Hell?

62. What one thing have you done that most people haven't?
kissed an Airman

63. What is the kindest thing you have ever done?
I don't feel like I can answer that honestly

64. Are you a patient person?
I have to be

65. What holiday should exist but doesn't?
one that celebrates our grandparents

66. What holiday shouldn't exist but does?
St Patty's

67. What's the best joke you ever heard?
I don't remember

68. Where is the most fun place you have EVER been?
Lake Tahoe

69. Is your hair natural or dyed?

70. Do you have any deep dark secrets or are you pretty much up front?
up deep dark secrets have been mostly told to Keith at one point or another

71. What is under your bed right now?
boxes of stuff

72. If you were in the Land of Oz would you want to live there or go home?
tske Keith with me and stay

73. If you drive do you frequently speed?

74. What is the world's best song to dance to?

75. What song was on the last time you danced with someone?
me and a 3rd grader danced to no music at all

76. Do you prefer Disney or Warner Brothers?

77. What is the first animal you would run to see if you went to the zoo?

78. Would you consider yourself to be romantic?
my gawd yes

79. If the earth stopped rotating would we all fly off?

80. What is the one thing that you love to do so much that you would make sacrifices to be able to do it?
be with Keith

81. If you (and everyone) had to lose one right or freedom, but you could pick which one everyone had to lose, what would you pick?
the ability to drive. It would force the government to make a good public transport system, less traffic accidents, and better for the environment because the gas monopoly would die off.

82. If you had to choose would you live on the equator or at the North Pole?
equator, but both would suck

83. Would you rather give up listening to music or watching television?

84. What do you think makes someone a hero?
how you perceive them in your life

85. What cartoon would you like to be a character in?
Monster's Inc.

86. Name one thing that turns your stomach:

87. What was the last thing you paid for?

88. Are you a coupon clipper?
only from /b/

89. Get anything good in the mail recently?
computer parts

90. Which would you rather take as a gym class...dancing, sailing, karate, or bowling?
belly dancing

91. In Star Trek people 'beam' back and forth between different places. What this means is they stand in a little tube and their molecules are deconstructed and sent to another tube somewhere else where they are reassembled. Only problem is when the molecules are deconstructed the person is dead. When they are put back together it is only a clone that has all the dead person's memories. So...

Is the person who gets beamed the same person on both ends?

92. What insects are you afraid of?
poisonous spiders

93. If you could print any phrase on a T-shirt, what would it say?
It is worth it.

94. What's the most eccentric thing you have ever worn?
red white and blue ski pants

95. If you could pick one food that you could eat all you wanted but it would have no effect on how much you weigh, what food would it be?
ice cream

96. What are your parents interested in?
doing exactly what no one else tells them to

97. Have you ever caught an insect and kept it as a pet?
yup. stick bugs

Have you ever caught and tamed a wild animal?
a snake

98. What is more helpful to you, wishes or plans?

99. When do you feel your life energy the strongest?
the mid-morning

100. You are spending the night alone in the woods and may bring only 3 items with you. What do you bring?
Keith :P, a tent, and a water filter

*Tomorrow I'm planning*:
>mail postcrossings
>work on sudoku
>start no sugar
>start 8 cups of water
>start organize room
>watch a movie

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The List

A. Body:
1. lose 50lbs. (keeping ideal figure in mind) (5/50)
2. keep exercise routine for 60 days straight (50/60)
3. be able to do all 3 splits (0/3)
4. run 5/7 days, 4 weeks in a row (1/4)
5. wear a bikini in public twice (0/2)
6. wear my hair down for 80 days (1/80)
7. be able to do 20 pull-ups (0/20)
8. donate blood (1/1)
9. donate to Locks of Love twice (1/2)
10. be acne free for a month straight (0/1)

B. Mind:
11. Complete the Credential Application (1/1) **Completed March 8, 2010**
12. Complete Credential Program/Graduate (0/1)

C. Spirit/Emotional:
13. Read the Bible cover to cover (0/1)
14. visit 3 different types of church (0/3)
15. audition for a stage show (0/1)
16. go to 15 live shows (3/15)

D. Reading/Writing:
17. Read 150 books (0/150)
18. Write at least 100 poems (2/100)
19. Keep a journal (online or paper) for 100 days (0/100)
20. write a story/book. 200 page min (0/200)
21. read the Lord of the Rings trilogy (0/3)
22. complete a "Wreck this Journal" (0/1)

E. Arts/Crafts:
23. finish my big painting (0/1)
24. leave 10 postsecrets in a library (0/10)
25. send 5 postsecrets (0/5)
26. make a framed collage of 101 photos that make me happy. (to be displayed in future home. pics must be taken after start date. no online pics) (3/101->0/1)

F. Music:
27. go to 10 concerts (2/10)
28. take at least 10 piano lessons (0/10)
29. write 3 songs(can use poems), create music, give mom a copy (0/3->0/1)
30. find and decide on "our song" (0/1)

G. Technology:
31. complete the 5,000 question survey (4/51)
32. watch 101 new movies I have never seen before (18/101)
33. learn to play WoW (1/1)
34. make a font out of my hand-writing and Keith's (0/2)
35. finish 3 video games (0/3)
36. make 20 new ringtones on phonezoo(3/20)
37. organize both hard drives. (back up picks and eliminate music doubles and b.q. movies) (0/2)

H. People:
38. Introduce my parents to Keith's (0/1)
39. do 200 postcrossings (2/200)
40. participate in "Gimme Your Stuff" (Changed to Swap-bot International, same concept) 3 times (0/3)
41. meet a MIG (0/1)
42. meet someone famous (0/1)
43. hold a baby (0/1)

I. Order/Living Space:
44. donate 160 things of mine to Salvation Army/Goodwill (0/160)
45. Keep a plant alive in my bedroom (0/1)
46. organize my room to be simplified and packable (0/1)
47. move to a different place/room (0/1)
48. fix up a garage sale find and use it in my room. (1/1)

J. Cooking/Food:
49. learn 3 new recipes from someone(1/3)
50. learn 10 new recipes from a book (0/10)
51. learn 4 Japanese recipes (0/4)
52. learn to make 5 desserts (0/5)
53. try 20 new types of alcohol (0/20)
54. drink 8 cups of water a day for 60 days straight (50/60)
55. no sugar for 60 days straight (12/60)

K. Hobbies:
56. take a belly-dancing class
57. complete 10 3-inch (or bigger) henna designs (0/10)
58. complete 4 full sized crochet afghans (0/4)
59. complete 3 photo albums (0/3)
60. Ride Rosie 20 times (1/20)
61. complete my Ren Faire costume (0/1)
62. sew a complete outfit (top, bottom, layer, or dress) (0/1)
63. complete 3 quilts (0/3)

L. Financial:
64. be involved with Oasis Arts until relocated (0/1)
65. buy/own Saphira (0/1)
66. be able to send myself to Japan (0/1)
67. Complete/perfect resume (0/1)
68. Apply to LBUPSD and Ace's (0/2)
69. get a job (0/1)
70. start an Etsy and Cafepress (0/2)

M. Love:
71. plan our wedding (0/1)
72. get married (0/1)
73. try 30 new positions (0/30)
74. try 50 new places (0/10)
75. in a hot tub (0/1)
76. kiss in the snow w/ pic (0/1)
77. go skinny dipping 5 times (with Keith. bathtubs don't count) (0/5)
78. have a g-spot o (0/1...but yeah)
79. make a list of 300 reasons I love Keith and give it to him (1/300)
80. add 20 CUTE pairs to the undies collection (0/20)
81. go to a dancing event with Keith (0/1)
82. go camping with Keith (0/1)
83. find 10 new ways to surprise Keith (0/10)
84. watch a sunrise and sunset of the same day with Keith (0/1)

N. Travel:
85. visit 3 countries outside US (0/3)
86. take a boat ride (0/1)
87. go on a picnic in every country I visit (0/2-->add if needed)
88. visit 2 National Parks (0/2)
89. visit the Sawdust Festival (0/1)
90. go on an adventure 5 times (0/5)
91. go up the CA coast to visit either Humbolt/San Fran (0/1)
92. visit 3 art museums (0/3)
93. spend a day in Little India (0/1)
94. ride my bike to Seal Beach and back twice (1/2)

O. Other:
95. rescue a kitten (0/1)
96. send a message in a bottle (0/1)
97. finish 3 sudoku books (1/3)
98. fly a kite on the beach (0/1)
99. go ice skating (0/1)
100. do 5 jigsaw puzzles of 200 pieces or more (0/5)
101. put at least $10 in the task jar for each goal accomplished and use it at the end for something special (1/101)

*For many of these I will be evoking the rule of "pics or it didn't happen" but not for all*

**To be started the day I finish "Farewell to Manzanar"** (2/3/09)

***Will not be shown to people I know due to potential gifts/surprises listed***

Monday, February 1, 2010

I accept

now for the challenge