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101 Goals in 1001 Days
My List so far:
Start: 01/01/2010 End: 09/28/2012

Health & Fitness
1. Lose 30 pounds and keep it off for 1 year (Currently Weight 156lbs 01/01/10)
2. Exercise regularly for 6 months (3-4 times a week; cardio and strength training)
3. Run a half marathon, triathlon, full marathon
4. Eat a 2-3 pieces of fruit or vegetable a day (nuts count too)
5. Drink at least 2 litters / 9 cups of water a day
6. Floss and brush teeth 2x day for 1 week/ 1 month
7. See a gynecologist about menstrual cycle & pap smear
ACTION STEP: Set an Appointment
8. Do the P90 Challenge
9. Take the Special K Challenge
10. Try a different exercise class every week
• Yoga / Boot Camp / Aquatic classes / Dance classes / Spinning
11. Become a yoga instructor
• Next Level One 100Hr Module July 1-7th (7:30 - 5:30) in Los Gatos $1045

Recreation
12. Start Ballroom dancing again - Enter a Dance Competition (with Lee)
• Salsa / Hustle / Cha Cha / Tango / Waltz
13. Ride my bike to work for 1 month / 6 months (at least 2x a week)
14. Go on hikes more often - at least once a month for 6 months / 1 year
15. Camping in Yosemite / Lake Tahoe / on the beach
16. Have a BBQ/ Picnic every month in the summer
17. Go white water rafting
18. Ride a jet ski
19. Go to Burning Man
20. Go to Coachella


Things to Learn
21. Learn the moves to Michael Jackson's Songs (Also Beyonce’s Ring on it video)
• Thiller / Smooth Criminal / Bad
22. Become an advanced Scuba diver - master diver
23. Learn to ride a motorcycle / get motorcycle license
24. Take a massage class and treat Lee to a weekly 30 minute back & neck massage / monthly 1 hour full body
25. Learn to play the piano - learn 2-3 songs by heart
26. Learn to play the guitar - learn 2-3 songs by heart
27. Become a Sommelier or a Bartender
28. Learn how to make 5 mixed drinks and serve to my friends
29. Learn how to use the sewing machine (Beverly fabrics?)
30. Complete the Rosette Stone for Mandarin

Things to Create
31. Create a website for mom's classes
32. Create something from all my saved ticket stubs
33. Start a vegetable garden / herb garden
34. Start a compost pile
35. Complete Photo Projects - Black and Whites of me and Lee / collage for Uncle Rudy and Lee's Parents
36. Take a picture every day for one week / month / 6 months / year
37. Start a Scrapbook
38. Homemade/ Organic Shampoo
39. Make homemade yogurt

Things to Do (For Me)
40. Create a schedule for all my goals – exercise, work, etc.
41. Go one week without shampooing my hair (1 month?)
42. Take pictures in a photo booth with close friends
43. Yelp at least 100 restaurants/ businesses I have visited [13/100]
44. Listen to classical music for 30 minutes a day for 1 week / 1 month
45. Find a house with Lee and move into it - make it a home
46. Find the perfect dog for me and lee / find the perfect cat
47. Read the books from 101 books to read before you die - see spreadsheet
48. Read 30 minutes a day for 1 week / 1 month / 3 mo / 6 mo etc
49. Blog / keep a journal - everyday writing
50. Do the Master Cleanse
51. No television for 1 week / 1 month
52. Do yoga/ tai chi in the park
53. Salsa Dance on the 3rd street Promenade in Santa Monica
54. private
55. Get admitted into grad school (Law School / Education/ teaching?)
• Bring up GPA
56. Apply for the Peace Corp
57. Get a tattoo I won't regret (after I lose weight)
58. Change my hair in a drastic way - color/ length/ style
59. Fix / recreate blog to my liking
60. Cook dinner every (week) night for 1 week / month
61. Volunteer at an Animal Shelter

Things to Do (For Others)
62. Clean Lee's apartment from top to bottom
• Bathroom, closets, storage unit, kitchen, living room
63. Declutter Mom's garage, back rooms, upstairs little room, Andi's Room, backyard
64. Learn to cook something Lee likes / Chinese recipe without his help
65. Volunteer at an Animal Shelter (Training 01/06/2010)
66. Donate Blood every 3 months (01/06/10)
67. Throw a themed/ costume party
68. Throw and all out Halloween party
69. Make a haunted house for Halloween and have the friends help
70. Make everyone’s Christmas gifts by hand (nothing purely store bought)
71. Cook Thanksgiving Dinner all by myself and have the whole family over for the holidays


Travel / Places to Visit
72. Watch a Broadway musical in New York / see the statue of liberty / ground zero
73. Take a trip to South America - Argentina, brazil
74. Vacation in Mexico
75. Go on a Cruise
76. Take a trip to China / teach English in China
77. Volunteer in a foreign country
78. Take a week long road trip with Lee to Seattle / Vancouver
79. See the Grand Canyon – ride a donkey to the bottom


Business / Career
80. Start a dog walking business - get two more clients than you walk
• Make tshirts and flyers to advertise (website?)
81. Get a Full Time Job
82. Get Promoted
83. Be Earning 50K - 80K by the end of this 1001 Days
84. Ask people to write references for me


Finance
85. Create a budget and figure out where your money is going
86. Open a saving account and save $100 a month for 6 mo / 1 year / 2 years
87. Bring up credit score by 100 points
88. Get an American Express Card
89. Pay back Lee for Tires / Europe / Wells Fargo CC $5000
90. Pay Back Mom for Europe $10,000 - not possible in under 3 years
Saturday Nite Rentals
-Shaun of the Dead ('04) with Simon Pegg
-Love Actually ('03) Colin Firth & Hugh Grant
-Ronin ('98) with Robert DeNiro
-The Professional ('94) with Jean Reno
-Philadelphia ('93) T Hanks & D. Washington
-Scent of a Woman ('92) with Al Pacino
-Fried Green Tomatoes ('91) with Jessica Tandy
-Lifeboat ('44) directed by Alfred Hitchcock
-Gone with the Wind ('39) with Clark Gable- yum!
Free time
Ballroom Dancing - beginner's nights are Friday nights but there are also beginner's classes on Saturday and Sunday. $12 for the lesson of two or more dances and you get to party for the rest of the night! I think it's a good deal. . .

South First Billards - Great atmosphere
SDROWSSAP
For the "Fritz" entry you must know who came before nikkipikkel, he was a rather accident prone individual and we haven't heard much from him lately. I believe he is still circumnavigating the globe in a hot airballoon, but no one knows for sure.

For the "fucking bastards" entry the password is a number. The number of voices in my head.

For the "Whore" entry the password is the official name of my first hamster. Now I called him a lot of things but the name I'm looking for is also the name of his father. . . (this should help weed out all of the ppl that don' pay attention- you guys are undeserving )

For the "I think he likes me" entry all you need to know is what my favorite drink is. All lower case if it matters. For those that know me this should be easy. And for those of you that actually saw this little module, props to you too for checking out the whole page.
Happy Donuts
Thursday. 5.23.13 2:40 am
Lee started going to Happy Donuts board game meetups when I left for Hawaii for two months last year. I'm sitting here now - Wedged between high school and college students cramming for final exams. Lee is playing some game behind me with our new "friends". For the most part I think ...

There is a couple sitting across from me, each is working on their own projects but every now and then He looks up and points out that She is wrong about something. She is way more into him than He is into her.

A man that I've spoken too on occasion sits at a table behind them. He has his face 5 inches from the newspaper he is reading. He smiles and giggles to himself. The whole place smells of fried cheese and butter. Delicious Fat. Between our bags and chairs and crap all over the place we'd all burn in the case of a fire - which is a real possibility considering all the frying going on here.

There are also the homeless. or Transients. Those people with no place better to be. Although based on that definition I suppose we too are homeless and transient. They sleep sitting up. A quick glance might let you think that they are just intensely reading something right below their chins. The bobbing gives them away. Red eyes and a stiffness in the body.

I will be 30 years old by the end of this year. Two of my friends will have gotten married and another couple brought their baby boy into the world today.

"Wait", She asks, "How do I do this one?" Good Question, He Says.

Good Question indeed.

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Day 288
Sunday. 10.17.10 12:47 pm
So I haven't been doing so well with my 101 goals. In fact I still need 11 more.

Health & Fitness
1. Lose 30 pounds and keep it off for 1 year (Currently Weight 156lbs 01/01/10) [I have actually gained weight - Poo on my face!]
2. Exercise regularly for 6 months (3-4 times a week; cardio and strength training)
3. Run a half marathon, triathlon, full marathon
4. Eat a 2-3 pieces of fruit or vegetable a day (nuts count too)
5. Drink at least 2 litters / 9 cups of water a day
6. Floss and brush teeth 2x day for 1 week/ 1 month
7. See a gynecologist about menstrual cycle & pap smear
ACTION STEP: Set an Appointment
8. Do the P90 Challenge
9. Take the Special K Challenge
10. Try a different exercise class every week
• Yoga / Boot Camp / Aquatic classes / Dance classes / Spinning
11. Become a yoga instructor
• Next Level One 100Hr Module July 1-7th (7:30 - 5:30) in Los Gatos $1045

Recreation
12. Start Ballroom dancing again - Enter a Dance Competition (with Lee)
• Salsa / Hustle / Cha Cha / Tango / Waltz
13. Ride my bike to work for 1 month / 6 months (at least 2x a week)
14. Go on hikes more often - at least once a month for 6 months / 1 year
15. Camping in Yosemite / Lake Tahoe / on the beach
16. Have a BBQ/ Picnic every month in the summer
17. Go white water rafting
18. Ride a jet ski
19. Go to Burning Man
20. Go to Coachella


Things to Learn
21. Learn the moves to Michael Jackson's Songs (Also Beyonce’s Ring on it video)
• Thiller / Smooth Criminal / Bad
22. Become an advanced Scuba diver - master diver
23. Learn to ride a motorcycle / get motorcycle license
24. Take a massage class and treat Lee to a weekly 30 minute back & neck massage / monthly 1 hour full body
25. Learn to play the piano - learn 2-3 songs by heart
26. Learn to play the guitar - learn 2-3 songs by heart
27. Become a Sommelier or a Bartender
28. Learn how to make 5 mixed drinks and serve to my friends
29. Learn how to use the sewing machine (Beverly fabrics?)
30. Learn to crochet/knit like grandma
31. Complete the Rosette Stone for Mandarin

Things to Create
32. Create a website for mom's classes
33. Create something from all my saved ticket stubs
34. Start a vegetable garden / herb garden
35. Start a compost pile
36. Complete Photo Projects - Black and Whites of me and Lee / collage for Uncle Rudy and Lee's Parents
37. Take a picture every day for one week / month / 6 months / year
38. Start a Scrapbook
39. Homemade/ Organic Shampoo
40. Make homemade yogurt

Things to Do (For Me)
41. Create a schedule for all my goals – exercise, work, etc.
42. Go one week without shampooing my hair (1 month?)
43. Take pictures in a photo booth with close friends
44. Yelp at least 100 restaurants/ businesses I have visited [66/100]
45. Listen to classical music for 30 minutes a day for 1 week / 1 month
46. Find a house with Lee and move into it - make it a home
47. Find the perfect dog for me and lee / find the perfect cat
48. Read the books from 101 books to read before you die - see spreadsheet
49. Read 30 minutes a day for 1 week / 1 month / 3 mo / 6 mo etc
50. Blog / keep a journal - everyday writing
51. Do the Master Cleanse
52. No television for 1 week / 1 month
53. Do yoga/ tai chi in the park
54. Salsa Dance on the 3rd street Promenade in Santa Monica
55. private
56. Get admitted into grad school (Law School / Education/ teaching?)
• Bring up GPA
57. Apply for the Peace Corp [started app but not completed yet ]
58. Get a tattoo I won't regret (after I lose weight)
59. Change my hair in a drastic way - color/ length/ style
60. Fix / recreate blog to my liking
61. Cook dinner every (week) night for 1 week / month

Things to Do (For Others)
62. Clean Lee's apartment from top to bottom
• Bathroom, closets, storage unit, kitchen, living room
63. Declutter Mom's garage, back rooms, upstairs little room, Andi's Room, backyard [worked on this weekend 10/16/2010]
64. Learn to cook something Lee likes / Chinese recipe without his help
65. Volunteer at an Animal Shelter (Training 01/06/2010)
66. Donate Blood every 3 months (01/06/10)
67. Throw a themed/ costume party
68. Throw and all out Halloween party
69. Make a haunted house for Halloween and have the friends help
70. Make everyone’s Christmas gifts by hand (nothing purely store bought)
71. Cook Thanksgiving Dinner all by myself and have the whole family over for the holidays


Travel / Places to Visit
72. Watch a Broadway musical in New York / see the statue of liberty / ground zero
73. Take a trip to South America - Argentina, Brazil, Chile
74. Vacation in Mexico
75. Go on a Cruise
76. Take a trip to China / teach English in China [going in November!]
77. Volunteer in a foreign country
78. Take a week long road trip with Lee to Seattle / Vancouver
79. See the Grand Canyon – ride a donkey to the bottom


Business / Career
80. Start a dog walking business - get two more clients
• Make tshirts and flyers to advertise (website?)
81. Get a Full Time Job [was fulltime and then cut back to parttime]
82. Get Promoted
83. Be Earning 50K - 80K by the end of this 1001 Days
• Update resume and cove letters [is this ever finished?]
84. Ask people to write references for me [got one from Chana]


Finance
85. Create a budget and figure out where your money is going
86. Open a saving account and save $100 a month for 6 mo / 1 year / 2 years
87. Bring up credit score by 100 points
88. Get an American Express Card
89. Pay back Lee for Tires / Europe / Wells Fargo CC $5000
90. Pay Back Mom for Europe $10,000 - not possible in under 3 years

I need 11 more goals . . . any suggestions? These are a few ideas
- Meet/ visit family I have never met before like my cousins on the east coast
- Make all homemade gifts for a special occasions
- Do more public speaking/ teaching
- Set up a dinner date with my mom on the regular basis

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Thunder
Tuesday. 1.19.10 6:18 pm
The thunder is roaring outside my window. I can't even see the mountains anymore. Its grey and dark outside making inside seem so cozy. The drip drip drip of rain drops tickle my ears. If you could hear the footsteps of ants - that's what I think they would sound like. It's pouring now.

I don't feel 26.

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Day . . . 15?
Saturday. 1.16.10 3:49 pm
Missed a whole week! But I have a good excuse - I was busy. Lame excuse you say? Suck it - I don't have to answer to you!

Lee turned 30 years old yesterday. We got a core group of friends together for the event. I was a little disappoint because his bff was away on business and another good friend flaked on us last minute. It also sucked because his bday is shared with two of our friends, so its never only about him.

I picked him up after work and took him to Loma Spa for a luxury pedicure. He liked it so much he was bragging about it to his friends later that night at dinner. That made me feel pretty good. I didn't get him anything for Christmas so I'm trying to make up for it now. I also got him a pizza making set. He got a hot air balloon ride in Napa, movie passes to the Camera Theaters and a book on Chinese pronunciation and a gift card to the Loft in Downtown San Jose. Overall some pretty satisfying gifts. We ended up at D&B but were shafted at the door because one of our friend's ID card was expired. We tried arguing with the door guy and manager to no avail. This is such a stupid policy! My friend made a good point when she asked how she was no longer the person she was 6 months ago, when the card expired.

Faced, we were resigned to heading back to the Santos' for a quieter evening.

I will get back on track with my goals Monday!

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Day Five
Thursday. 1.7.10 11:39 am
Today I took my first step toward having a dog walking business. I did a volunteer training at the San Jose Animal Shelter. 5 hours a week I will be donating my time to socializing shelter dogs and helping them get adopted. I will also be learning about behaviorism and training techniques. Very exciting. Hopefully I will be able to narrow down my options for the perfect dog for me and Lee.

I added two more reviews to my Yelp account as well. Both were places in Maui we visited in early December.

I donated blood today too. I fainted shortly after. But I'm feeling better now. Over dinner last night, I told some friend I was donating blood and they all were very against it. One even said she thought it was a bad idea because of the possibility of dirty needles! I was actually shocked that she believed that that was a concern. When I told her I had been donating blood since high school she said I was lucky I hadn't gotten AIDS and died like someone she knew. Unfortunately my bf jumped on the bandwagon and agreed that giving blood was a bad idea. sigh. No one wants to do anything from my list with me yet. That's a bit discouraging.

One thing I don't like about donating blood with the American Red Cross is that they keep samples and do tests and put you on lists that they will provide to the public. I think its only if you are not eligible to donate in the future because of some disease or complication, but the language is very government conspiracy-ee. Also annoying - I know I have donated blood with the Red Across before, yet they couldn't find me in the system. Grr. I think I will be going to the Stanford Blood Center from now on.

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Day Three (Technically Day Four)
Tuesday. 1.5.10 12:03 am
Crap! Its after midnight. Technically I missed a day.

Grumble. Grumble.

After going over my list a little I realized I couldn't possibly do all the things I want to do and go to all the places I want to go and pay back Lee and my mom . . . sigh. I guess I have some more refining to do.

I did listen to classical music on the way home from work today and set up an appointment to donate blood this week. Yay me!

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