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April 22nd, 2007
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101 Goals in 1001 Days
d_day's 101 Goals in 1001 Days inspired me to write my own list. Tell me if you're interested in being involved in/assisting with any of them!

101 Goals for 1001 Days (by January 17 2010)

1. Write 101 Goals list


1. Visit Prague
2. Go to Burning Man
3. Rock climb on a mountain
4. Go boating on the Charles
5. Volunteer in another country
6. Bike across Massachusetts
7. Ice skate
8. Attend a multiple-day meditation retreat
9. Attend 5 different religions' services
10. Spend a day at a sauna or spa
11. Live alone outside society for 4 days
12. Live 4 days each without a basic function (sight, hearing, touch, taste/smell, speech, right hand)
13. Attend a large music festival (e.g., Bonnaroo)
14. Read 6 books (I haven't already read) from the 100 most banned book list
15. Watch 12 movies from AFI's top 100 list
16. Visit 3 of Australia, South America, Africa, and Asia
17. Try 10 new natural foods (e.g., fruits and vegetables)
18. Try 6 new restaurants
19. Try MDMA or MDA
20. Go to the Boston ICA

Social and Sexual

1. Write 20 letters (at least 5 friends, 5 family, 5 political)
2. Write a mass-mailed Christmas letter
3. Call mom every week for 2 months
4. Get a friend of every Myers-Briggs type
5. Get a friend from each of 20 countries
6. Say "hi" to 5 strangers a day for two weeks
7. Create a persona (a la Sacha Cohen)
8. Go on a camping trip with friends
9. Learn wedding dancing
10. Get a girlfriend (at least 1 month)
11. Fool around with a guy
12. Have 3 things stuck up my anus
13. Try 5 new sexual positions
14. Host a Rocky non-after party
15. Organize a 100+ person event


1. Hire an employee
2. Write an academic paper
3. Write a short story
4. Construct a piece of music
5. Draw a painting
6. Complete a general A.I. program
7. Build technology for my apartment
8. Document 100 projects on my projects site
9. Build a piece of furniture (e.g. bean bag chair, carpentry project)
10. Sell something of my own making
11. Design new programming language or theory of physics
12. Publish "Reals", "Refs", and "Agents" PHP systems
13. Publish book (e.g., DSPFirst Commentary, D&D Modifications, Written Language, Social Guide)
14. Make fine garb for SCA
15. Make a time capsule
16. Write a 30 page biography (include interests, projects, activities)
17. Take a class outside of MIT
18. Teach a class outside of MIT
19. "Produce" a project that I've already finished (e.g., Grading System, System Predictor)
20. Choose a death row "final meal", and cook it
21. Prepare 25 new recipes
22. Participate in a political campaign
23. Start a business
24. Form a project support collective (writer's group)
25. Start or join a secret society
26. Create a gift from my skill set (e.g., a robot)
27. Convince ESG to experiment with basic class structure
28. Write up results from By Mice and Men

Life Situation

1. Get a fully outfitted kitchen
2. Switch to a new bank
3. Move or catalogue and reorganize stuff at parents'
4. Get all books on shelves or get rid of them
5. Get good speakers
6. Get eye contacts
7. Get a pet
8. Legally own or rip from friends half of favorite 500 songs
9. Catalogue 1000 of my books
10. Get a friend to help me buy a new wardrobe ($250 worth)
11. Buy stock or real estate (at least $500 worth)
12. Pay off expensive student loan
13. Live principles from Your Money or Your Life for 1 month
14. Learn to drive and get a license
15. Write death wishes (funeral service and legal will)
16. Reorganize every room in apartment
17. Paint apartment walls

Health and Fitness

1. Give blood
2. Bench press 200 pounds
3. Run a 10 minute mile
4. Rid my toes of fungus
5. Do a detox diet for 10 days
6. Gain 20 pounds
7. Give up chocolate and caffeine for a month
8. Get CPR certified
9. Exercise 8 times a month for 3 months in a row

Personal Improvement

1. Learn to whistle tunes
2. Give a speech for at least 50 people
3. Learn lucid dreaming
4. Memorize "Howl"
5. Read "Hamlet"
6. Learn the constellations and their stories
7. Learn German well enough to converse
8. Learn to make Spanish Tortillas
9. Learn A-List celebrities (names, achievements, connections)
10. Learn to play 5 new songs on the piano or harp
11. Learn to tie 10 new knots

I'm going to keep track of my progress on my site.

Current Mood: determinedbricks

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Date:April 23rd, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
i enjoyed reading this. thank for sharing.
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
experiences: I'd love to help you with #4,6,7. With any luck I'll see you at #2.

sexual: #12 - at the same time? :p

projects: #25 - porn n' chicken!
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
experiences: Excellent! I'm making a note, and I'll tell you when I'm getting ready to do them.

sexual: Hopefully not even in the same calendar year, but if I put it off until the end, that might be how it ends up.

projects: Yeah... just like that, except without the porn or the chicken.
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
Go boating on the Charles - I have a Canoe and I know a place to put it in the Charles.

Ice skate - There is a rink in Framingham. - I was hoping to plan a skating party at some point this summer.

Attend 5 different religions' services - I still go to Catholic CHurch now and then and I met an inspiring priest this weekend. He's from Dorchester. If you'd like to join me maybe we could attend one of his masses.

Try 10 new natural foods - Have you ever had Beets? There are a bunch of veggies I expect to receive from my farm share that I'd be happy to share. I'll post this list after pick up each week. Let me know if there are any you'd like to try.

Try 6 new restaurants - You know i'm on board for this one.

Go on a camping trip with friends - I Love Camping! What level of camping are you talking about. There are a lot of levels between pitching a tent next to your car 100 feet from the port-a-potties and hike or canoe into the woods, build a fire and hope there are no bears around.

Learn to drive and get a license - I think I should start a Rocky Horror Driver's ed class. I helped teach Crystal and I already offered Bethany and Shannon. Let me know when you'r ready to learn and I will be happy to take you. Have you ever done ANY driving before?

Paint apartment walls - Not only will I help, but if you like any of the colors from my house, I probably have some paint you can take.

Give blood - I usually get turned down when I try to donate, but I'm willing to try again if you'd like company.

Gain 20 pounds - I'm trying!!!!

Read "Hamlet" - I Believe I have a copy if you'd like to borrow it.
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Attend 5 different religions' services - I still go to Catholic CHurch now and then and I met an inspiring priest this weekend. He's from Dorchester. If you'd like to join me maybe we could attend one of his masses.

I can't resist mentioning this, even though it may not help you a great deal in terms of religious diversity.. but in terms of inspiring religious figures, it may be of interest. Last night i found out that the minister of the church I used to go to (while under the rule of my parents) is even more interesting than I had realized. In addition to being a female minister, having experienced divorce, and marrying a jewish husband (who as far as I know she is still happily married to), she has also been a Vagina Monologues actor - specifically, the girl that gave orgasms. : D

(For the record, I was unable to confirm this - though I did hear it from a good source - and I also readily admit to pausing for a moment before entering my former minister's name and "+vagina" into a google search form..) I have that much more respect for her now. =)
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Boating on the Charles, ice skating, and attending religions' services: Perfect, three times over! Tell me when you're planning on going, or I'll nudge you about it if I don't here anything.

Try 10 new natural foods: I think I've only tried canned beets, but I wasn't that impressed.

Try 6 new restaurants: I smell post-preshow-meeting outings to new restaurants! Anyway, keep me informed of good places you've tried or are going to try.

Go on a camping trip with friends: I used to go camping a lot with my family, almost always of the "tent near car" variety, but I'm up for anything. Do you know how much interest there is in this? If there's a lot, it'd be fun to take over part of a camping site; otherwise, I'm most interested in a hike-to-camping-maybe-with-bears.

Learn to drive and get a license: Ooo, yes! So you know, Wombat has also made noises about starting a driver's ed class. I've driven around parking lots with my parents, and Wombat took me driving around a lake in the 'burbs. I need to get a new permit, and then I'm ready to do more!

Paint apartment walls: First I need to decide what I want, but I've made a note to talk to you when I do.

Give blood: I have no such excuse, but I usually find a way to be too busy to go anyway, which is why I made it a goal.

Read "Hamlet": I think it's something I'd like to own, but thank you.

I also have some thoughts on items from your list, but I'll reply to those separately.
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
7. Ice skate

If this turns into an outing, I might be up for it. I used to skate a lot as a kid, and it might be fun to see how much I remember.

14. Make fine garb for SCA

If you decide you need/want help with this, I'd be happy to help however I can. (Just keep in mind my sewing experience is mostly for women.)

25. Start or join a secret society


Life Situation
2. Switch to a new bank

I highly recommend DCU

8. Legally own or rip from friends half of favorite 500 songs

You should post your list somewhere so we can see which ones we have.
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
Ice skate: It's starting to look like a group outing. I'll make sure you know when it happens.

Make fine garb for SCA: My first stop is John McGuire, who made the garb I wore to Black Rose Ball and offered to draft up something for me. Depending on what comes of that, I may come begging to you.

Switch to a new bank: Thanks for the pointer!

Legally own or rip from friends half of favorite 500 songs: Good thought. My music collection is currently in flux after getting lots of good new music from senor_don_gato and switching music players, but I will when it settles down.
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
#2 - I don't know a whole lot about Burning Man, but it's always sounded kind of intersting

#9 - It might be a bit delayed (if we even have one this year), and due to the nature of the religion it's not terribly structured or consistent outside my group of folk, but if you're interested in coming along to a Beltane celebration I can see if that would be cool with them.

Social and Sexual

#4. That's the 4-letter thing, right? I'm usually INFP, unless I'm feeling very upbeat when I take the determining tests, then it says ENFP.
#14. Count me in


#25. Not that you can really let me know how that's going, but good luck ;)

Life Situation

#8. I have 4 or 5 thousand mp3s on my computer right now and I've still only ripped about 1/3 of my collection. I might be able to help with that.
#9. I hear there's a nifty website that helps you do this, and that way you can share with other people what books you own.
#14. If there is some sort of driving school getting set up with Rocky folk I'd love to finally learn how to drive a standard. It could come in handy in the future.
#15. Funny. I just wrote mine up about two weeks ago. Funeral stuff, dispensation of wordly goods, etc. Nothing technically legal or binding, but my general wishes.
#17. I'd like to help with that too.

Personal Improvement

#1. I had to learn a 2nd way to whistle when I had braces, and then relearn to whistle once I got them off.
#6. I might not be able to point them ot in the sky, despite taking an astronomy class, but I know a few of the stories.
#9. There might be better people to help with this as well, but I've got a ton of actor and movie trivia rattling around my head
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)

#2: Burning Man is supposed to be incredible-- think Pennsic for art geeks. Do you want to come?

#9: Sure! But only if your coven is cool with it. I'd participate as best I can.


#4: Thanks for the info! I've definitely seen you act like both of these.

Life Situation:

#8: I'll definitely come to you with my list, after I figure out what it is (it's changing).

#9: I'd love to have public catalog, if I can find a good website. A friend of mine was going to make one, but if you can find that one, tell me.

#14: It looks like there might be some kind of Rocky driving thing; I'll keep you informed.

#17: Cool! I'll tell you when I have a better sense of what I'm doing.

Personal Improvement:

#9: You are probably the person who most inspired me to add this to my list. I don't know if you can help me learn them (I was planning on just reading a bunch of articles on wikipedia and testing myself with movies), but maybe you can give me a whirlwind primer on celebrities at some point.
Date:April 23rd, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)


I want to go camping! And I can recommend a good detox diet, though it asks that you do it for 14 days. Oh, I can actually think of two detox diets, but the second one involves eating only grapefruit products for 10 days. My mom did it, and she liked it... I'd be interested to hear how you're planning on gaining 20 pounds.
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)

Re: you

Where are you going to be this summer? We should go camping some time! Give me information on the detox diet when you can-- I don't mind doing 14 days, but I might mind eating only grapefruits.
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