101 in 1001 bump

Okay, so for those of you who haven’t been avidly following my blog for the past five years, about two and a half years ago I started a project called 101 in 1001. The idea was to set 101 goals to be done in 1001 days, which is roughly 2.75 years. That journey is coming to a close. If my calculations were correct, I have exactly two months to finish my remaining eighteen goals. That’s roughly two goals per week. It’s possible, I won’t deny, but looking at it now I’m thinking I really should have done of those months if not years ago. As from the original post, I will donate $5 to charity for every goal undone, so we’re currently looking at $90. On the list, anything in bold still needs doing by the deadline. Let’s see what’s left.

1. Sponsor a child.
2. Offer to buy a homeless person a meal
without being asked.

3. Do 10 chin-ups.
4.
Read a non-fiction book.
5. Get a job.
6. Meditate every
day for a week.
7. Draw a
picture.

8. Go for 40 hours without eating.
9. Watch all the Lord of the Rings films in
a row.

10. Write a letter to someone I’ve never met
in person.
11. Go to an art gallery.
12. Go to a museum (wax or
otherwise).
13. Not talk to anyone for a whole day.
14.
Have a real sword fight.
15. Hug a stranger.
16.
Get into uni.
17. Visit a Buddhist temple.
18. Go on
an Edmund Rice Camps for Kids WA camp.
19. Give $300 or more
to India.
20. Go rock climbing.
21. Take a massage
course.
22. Pass four of the Zelda games.
23.
Campaign/protest/rally against something.
24. Dress-up for some
reason.
25. Attend a yoga or tai chi class.
26. Sit
in the city and write stories about interesting people.
27. Rip an apple in half with my bare hands
28.
Have a drum lesson.
29. Climb in through a window rather than
use the door.
30. Play laser tag.
31. "Release an arrow from its bow"
32. Eat a whole
apple, even the core

33. Watch at least three episodes of
"24".
34. Go to the movies by myself.
35. Learn first
aid.
36. Watch a documentary.
37. Get drunk.
38.
Do the Wii Fitness test 100 times.
39. Buy a work of art.
40.
Become an official member of Amnesty International.
41. Go to
a real party.
42. Go to the zoo. Pay homage to the penguins.
43.
Get my P’s.
44. Have my tarot read.
45. Take someone out
to lunch.
46. Make something out of a cookbook.
47.
Hold a hand stand for 5 seconds.
48. Try aikido.
49.
Visit Katie’s house.
50. Pass Final Fantasy X.
51. Pass
every song on Guitar Hero III, all difficulties.
52. Read (or at
least skim read) all of the Childcraft books.
53. Watch at
least three new animes.
54. Learn braille.

55.
Hug a male.
56. Re-learn all the Hiragana characters.
57.
Learn Morse Code.
58. Play a game of poker.
59. Get "Age: 20"
100 times in the Wii Fitness Test.
60. Catch a train to
somewhere I’ve never been.
61. Ride a pony.
62.
Taste Dr. Pepper.
63. Solve a rubics cube.
64. Complete a jigsaw
puzzle.
65. Watch the third season of Heroes.
66. Read all the Animorphs books.
67. Try archery.
68. Run up a downwards escalator.
69.
Give someone a bouquet.
70. Try a dessert I’ve never heard of
before.
71. Learn three new piano songs.
72. Go to a shooting
range.

73. Wear contact lenses.
74. Learn 100 new words.
75. Get
a pet dog or rabbit.
76. Punch someone in the face.
77.
Learn calligraphy.
78. Give a
waiter/waitress a tip.

79.
Learn to cook

80. Sit an IQ test.
81. Go ice
skating.
82. Buy a boxing bag.
83. Officially start learning
another language.

84. Go overseas.
85. Ride a bike to
the city (or somewhere equally painful).
86. Cosplay for an
anime convention.
87. Walk somewhere that takes more than an hour
(on foot) to reach.
88. Buy a CD from a busker.
89. Do a
front flip or barrel roll.
90. Sit down in a park to read a
book or write a story.
91. Donate blood.
92. Enter a
competition.
93. Write on every single page of my 2007 diary.
94.
Get a zippo lighter.
95. Attempt to drink an egg.
96.
Read a magazine from cover to cover.
97. Ride a roller
coaster.
98. Buy a doll from Oxfam.
99. Take
swimming lessons.
100. Finish reading the rest of the Rurouni
Kenshin manga.
101. Go to Scitech.

I’ve also retained the liberty of changing my list whenever I find a new and interesting (or just more realistic goal) replacement. A list of changes is below, where my fickle-mindedness is clearly evident. Some were subtle changes in words, others just all out "What was I thinking?", and others still were repetitions of old dreams revived.

EDIT: 68 has been changed from
"Get a boxing bag" to "Run up a downwards escalator".
EDIT: 25 has
been changed from "Go to a real party" to "Attend a yoga or tai chi
class".
EDIT: 101 has been changed from "Do the splits" to "Go to
Scitech".
EDIT: 73 has been changed from "Get contact lenses" to
"Wear contact lenses".
EDIT: 41 has been changed from "Throw a
shuriken" to "Go to a real party".
EDIT: 98 has been changed from
"Pay back all my financial debts" to "Buy a doll from Oxfam".
EDIT:
66 has been changed from "Voluntarily go to some kind of performance
(eg. circus, concert, play etc.)" to "Go to a play".
EDIT: 51 has
been changed from "Pass every song on Guitar Hero III, all difficulties"
to "Pass every song on Guitar Hero III, Hard Mode".
EDIT: 40 has
been changed from "Get a state alchemist’s pocketwatch (from Fullmetal
Alchemist)." to "Become an official member of Amnesty International."
EDIT:
80 has been changed from "Write a play" to "Create a postal stamp".
EDIT:
35 has been changed from "Read all of Sunshine’s blog" to "Learn first
aid".
EDIT: 31 has been changed from "Celebrate the International Day
of the Ninja" to "Celebrate Day of the Ninja".
EDIT: 80 has been changed from "Create a postal
stamp" to "Sit an IQ test".

EDIT: 21 has been changed from
"Obtain all the Animorph books" to "Take a massage course".
EDIT: 99
has been changed from "Touch a celebrity" to "Take swimming lessons".
EDIT: 82 has been changed from
"Sleep outside (preferably under a bridge)" to "Join a gym".
EDIT: 71
has been changed from "Learn to juggle bowling pins/knives/flaming
torches" to "Release an arrow from its bow".
EDIT: 79 has been changed from "Go to a shooting
range"
to "Learn to cook".
EDIT: 85 has been changed from
"Use only chopsticks for every meal for three days" to "Ride a bike to
the city (or somewhere equally painful)".
EDIT: 14 has been changed
from "Have a real sword fight with bokken or shinnai" to "Have a real
sword fight".
EDIT: 83 has been changed from "Wear a cape/cloak for
an hour or more" to "Officially start learning a new language".
EDIT:
71 has been changed from "Release an arrow from its bow" to "Learn
three new piano songs".
EDIT: 52
has been changed from "Eat a whole apple, even the core" to

"Read (or at least skim read) all of
the Childcraft books".

EDIT: 54 has been changed
from "Help an old lady carry her shopping/cross the street" to "Ride a
wheelchair".
EDIT: 65 has been changed from "Make a shirt" to "Watch
the third season of Heroes".
EDIT: 38 has been changed from "Spend a
whole day in the library, from the hour it opens to the hour it closes"
to "Do the Wii Fitness test for a month straight".
EDIT: 38 has been
changed from "Do the Wii Fitness test for a month straight" to "Do the
Wii Fitness test 100 times".
EDIT: 61 has been changed from "Ride a
horse" to "Ride a pony".
EDIT: 48 has been
changed from "Join aikido" to "Try aikido".
EDIT: 27 has been changed
from "Start weight training" to "Rip an apple in half
with my bare hands".
EDIT: 32 has been changed from "Look at
all the new deviations on my deviantART account" to ""Eat a whole apple, even the core".

EDIT: 54 has been changed from "Ride a wheelchair" to "Play a game
of Dungeons and Dragons".
EDIT: 31 has been changed from "Celebrate Day of
the Ninja" to "Release an arrow from its bow".
EDIT: 82 has been changed from "Join a gym" to "Buy a boxing bag".
EDIT: 72 has been changed from "Learn
the language Al Bhed" to "Go to a shooting range".
EDIT: 54 has been changed from "Play Dungeons and Dragons" to "Learn braille".
EDIT: 66 has been changed from "Go to a
play" to "Read all of the Animorphs books".

So that’s it so far! I’ll do my best to make this last stretch count. Let’s see if I can get it under 10.

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