Gexx in Knoxville

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101 in 1001

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

In progress
Completed: SUCCESS!

Twenty years of SCHOOLIN’ and they put you on the day shift – Bob Dylan
1. Finish Thesis
2. Submit 2 articles or book reviews to peer edited journals (0/2)
3. Meet with my Thesis Advisor at least 3 times a semester (Summer 2009)
4. Submit FAFSA (1/2)
5. Finish my book chapters

It is not real WORK unless you would rather be doing something else. – J.M. Barrie
6. Gainful Employment in Museum or Archaeology work
7. Finish Native American Teachers Guide for museum
8. Attend at least 2 conferences each year

MONEY is coined liberty. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
9. Start saving for retirement
10. Change my mortgage payment to automatic withdrawal
11. Run credit check and fix anything negative each year (1/2)

In an age of advanced TECHNOLOGY, inefficiency is the sin against the Holy Ghost. – Aldus Huxley
12. Try out Linux on my computer
13. Get ArcGIS student license
14. Take/Audit a GIS course
15. Organize Music on my computer

Having good HEALTH is very different from only being not sick. – Seneca the Younger
16. Keep going to doctor (2009)
17. Eat at least two meals a day for a month
18. Take vitamins everyday for 50 days (0/50)
19. Visit dentist
20. If I have a month without field work, fast/internal cleanse for 30 days
21. Take self defense course
22. Do yoga … alone
23. Learn to SCUBA dive
24. Go sledding/skiing/snowboarding/tubing

We may find in the long run that tinned FOOD is a deadlier weapon than the machine gun. – George Orwell
25. Go with friends to King Tut’s (restaurant)
26. Try 10 new restaurants(12/10)
27. Try 20 new wines(30+/20)

28. Have 3 BBQs (2/3)
29. Host 3 Dinners/Parties/Dinner Parties(3/3)

30. Finish a Tastebook (WITH PICTURES!)
31. Make a fancy dessert – well
32. Cook an unorthodox meat – well
33. Make sushi – well
34. Explore 3 “alternative grains” and make something GOOD (1/3: quinoa)
35. Make Enchiladas

What’s an EARTH for, but to make a heaven of. – Anonymous
36. Ride my bike to downtown or school at least 10 times (2/10)
37. Bring my own bag to the Farmers Market
38. Encourage CSA in my area
I’m planting a garden instead
39. Become a Locavore
40. Replace lightbulbs with high efficiency

98. Seriously look into what is required for a community garden

There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more ENTERTAINMENT than the TV set. – Harriet Van Horne
41. Learn to do a headstand/handstand
42. Take dance lessons (a series of at least 3 sessions)
43. Find a good local Jazz band
44. See either the KSO of the KJO
45. See 3 plays/ballets/operas (1/3)
46. Go to Alive After 5 at the KMA
47. Go to the movies 5 times (5/5)
48. Write 30 “fun book” book reviews on my blog (17/30)

49. Go to Amusement Park
50. Attend 4 fests or festivals (2/4)
51. Learn 10 new songs on guitar (0/10)
52. Watch a thunderstorm

FAMILIES break up when people take hints you don’t intend and miss hints you do intend. – Robert Frost
53. Visit the Grandparents in NH
54. Visit the Grandfather in MA
55. Send 3 Packages / Letters to my Brother in Kirkuk (0/3)
56. Send 10 emails with pictures to my brother in Kirkuk (1/10)
57. Send out my Xmas gifts for 2007, 2008 2009 (2/3)

The longest JOURNEY is the journey inwards. – Das Hammarskjold
58. Get my passport (one conference is in Canada next year)
59. Travel out West (to see / with) someone
60. Document a trip with photographs
61. Visit a winery
62. Visit a distillery / brewery
63. Go to the beach
64. See Aurora Borealis
65. Go to a music venue outside of Knoxville
66. Take a road trip with no/limited plans

When I play with my CAT, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me. – Montaigne
67. Spay Orion
68. Get them to use the litter box for 30 days straight (30/30)

A fellow that owns his own HOME is always just coming out of a hardware store. – Kin Hubbard
69. Clean out my freezer – all those hamburger rolls are taking up space
70. Donate all of “Justin’s Food” to a food bank (I don’t eat sourkraut)

71. Clean out house
72. Organize Office
73. Organize Dining Room
74. Organize Purses, Shoes, and Luggage

75. Do something with those damn dressers
76. Paint the doors in the office
77. Replace Roof
78. Fix Mailbox
79. Display house numbers
80. Finish Kitchen (Cabinet doors, oven hood, ground all outlets, organize dishes/appliances)
81. Fix light in laundry room
82. Take 10 photos of people/places that I enjoy and frame or display them (0/10)
83. Finish installing bathroom componants (shower curtain, shelf)

Earth laughs in FLOWERS. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
84. Grow tomato plants
85. Keep Lavender alive for the winter
86. Keep Rosemary alive for the winter

87. Keep a house plant alive for a whole year

It is an embarrassment to the POSSESSOR to have more than he needs. – Publius Syrus
88. Identify 100 things that make me happy and why (15/100)
89. Buy one pair of good jeans each year (1/2)

90. Get a Henna tattoo
91. Buy a china cabinet I like
92. Get rid of 50 objects through donation/sale/giving (50/50)
92a. Get rid of 101 objects through donation/ sale/ giving (101+/101)

97. Finish payments on my car

SECRET: I’ll have what she’s having. – Nora Ephron

FAILURE teaches success – Japanese Saying
94. For every task not done at end of calendar year, donate 50c to Safe Haven Sexual Assault Crisis Center
95. For every task done at end of 500 days, renew or come up with new task. For every task not completed, re-evaluate whether they are still realistic.
96. For every task not done at end of 1001 days, donate $2 to Safe Haven Sexual Assault Crisis Center (minimum of $20)

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