more than one!
paint Meghan’s Georgia O’Keefe knock off
nope, not even close
design and knit an Orioles scarf to wear to freezing April games
buy some fancy, super expensive yarn (cashmere!) and not feel guilty using it to knit something for myself
well, i got some cashmere in a swap, and i fully intend to knit something for myself with it, i'm just not sure what yet. so i'm halfway there.
learn fair isle--the right way.
i can't do two handed fair isle yet (i'm practicing), but i am working on my first real colorwork project, so we'll call this half done.
knit one item per month for Christmas ‘08 and ‘09, so Christmas knitting is done by the end of November each year.
absurd. i'm delusional.
teach someone to knit!
well, no one's asked!
the problem with this one is that i didn't take not of what was on my queue when I made the list. so various items have come and gone. i'm calling this done, because i've knit more than 25 projects in the last 3 years.
have LASIK; burn all leftover contact lens paraphernalia in celebratory fire.
prescription is STILL changing. sigh.
take a daily multivitamin (0/1001? I’m not counting this one!)
take a yoga class, possibly with Meghan or, haha!, Mom
not quite, though i am looking for one to take on wednesday nights!
go to the dermatologist
i did it! in fact, i'm down to only the occasional soda, once a week perhaps, and i'm not even buying it at the store anymore. yay me! i'm counting this as two ;)
buy a bike, and ride it
i've started and stopped various exercise programs over the last 3 years. most recently i started working out again about 3 weeks ago, but i've been sidelined by a cold.
go to the dentist
no. and i really need to.
nope. not really a priority for me now.
buy a matt & nat handbag (or perhaps receive one as a gift!)
nope. i'd still like one though.
buy wellies, and actually wear them when it rains
really need to do this
of course, i left it in Mexico City. oops.
if hair refuses to remain attractive shade of blonde year round, start getting it colored or highlighted
i'm pretty happy with it, actually
Lucky Brand Denim, i love you. Old Navy diva jeans, you're not bad either. and you're a hell of a lot cheaper.
get a facial
read War and Peace and 9 other classics I’ve missed out on (3/10)
let's see. i attempted to read War and Peace, but i didn't get very far. but i did read A Tale of Two Cities, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Dracula, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and half of Northanger Abbey and parts of the Grapes of Wrath, Anna Karenina, Moby Dick and O Pioneers over the last 3 years, so I'm calling this done.
start piano lessons
no. particularly as I no longer have a piano
take a Portuguese course
no, but i'm still planning to do this one!
it's really a lifetime learning kinda thing, but i'm working on it.
join a Stitch ‘N Bitch and/or a book club
no, but i'd still like to
take a French refresher course
I made a valiant attempt!
learn to water ski
no longer necessary
re-join LASA; read the journals when they arrive
visit the National Gallery or another museum once a month
i didn't keep track, but i've read a lot, so i'm calling it done.
write and publish (somewhere!) an article/paper that has nothing to do with sugar and FTAAs
done, but needs to be done again!
assume Meghan will get married, and help plan Meghan’s wedding without strangling her
this one's not my fault, as Meghan is not getting married anytime soon
visit Dave and Laura in NY
find a vegetarian meal Dad likes and do NOT give Mom the recipe
this is impossible
find out what ever happened to Jolly Joel
no, he's a mystery
host a big holiday (Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas)
i have not been permitted to do so :(
spend more time with Alicia before she hits 16 and becomes too cool for everything (go to the BES Invitational every year)
i have been to the invitational, so half done.
it's not fully funded, too many bills, but i've got one!
de-clutter house and get rid of crap I will never, ever use (I’m looking at you, weird cheese tray from Mom!)
could use some work. and i started using the cheese tray! who knew?
buy new dining room and bedroom furniture
bought a mattress, does that count?
still have some serrano peppers to use from this year. made some really delicious terrible for you stuffed jalapenos too.
visit Europe—or at least book the trip for my 30th (just after these 1,001 days--eek! eek!)
nope, next year
elect President who will permit me to travel to Cuba; visit Cuba
so close. but not there yet
two out of three ain't bad
go to a Ravens game; pretend to enjoy football
why waste the money?
see Amy Winehouse in concert, if she’s not dead yet;
i've seen The Killers twice, but Amy isn't touring. she's not dead, though.
i've tried some really great restaurants over the last few years throughout the Baltimore/DC/No.VA region. i should post about them at some point.
take a cruise
i went to a farm in Cape May, NJ, but next year hope to do the Peru thing again!
rent a hotel room downtown for 4th of July or New Year’s Eve to watch the fireworks over the harbor
next year at the Kennedy Ctr!
i'm counting this is done because we bought tickets for one in a couple weeks
get an actual martini at Cosmos instead of frou frou girlie Chocolate Raspberry Martini
sadly, Cosmos is too far away to do happy hour these days :(
go back to Nicaragua to work with Fabretto or JHC; stay for 2 weeks if I can!
give blood twice a year (2/6)
after nearly passing out on the subway last time, no
set up an automatic monthly donation to Fabretto, JHC, ASPCA and/or other charities; increase it every year
not quite. i really should. but you guys helped me raise bunches of money for CCFA this year, so thanks!
Donate $5 to charity for each thing on this list I don’t complete by the deadline.
we'll tally that up in a minute!
buy a car with manual transmission
i'm not really in the market for a new car
smile graciously at a Yankees/Red Sox fan at Camden Yards and don’t give them the finger behind their back (and there’s the first $5 . . . )
make a Nicaragua photo book
collect and frame all the Beatles LPs (regular full-length studio releases)
i did buy some awesome bizarre Beatles LPs in Mexico, but as for studio releases, not much progress
get Aunt Rose’s chrusciki recipe;
they were a hit!
make an LOLcat
send a postcard to PostSecret
i no longer feel compelled to do this, i don't know why
master Super Mario Galaxy and Super Paper Mario
so now i can buy Civ V!
buy an orchid. Don’t kill it.
this is a good one, i should do it.
start using reusable grocery bags
i have 1. that doesn't really count. shame on me. but the plastic ones at least come in handy for cleaning cat poo.
learn to read tarot and entertain people at parties with astonishing insights ;)
Ok, so let's tally up all of the things I could've conceivably accomplished and just didn't , and see what I owe . . .
Looks like 45 things, so I'll be sending $225 to my favorite charity before the end of the year. You guys, keep me honest--don't let me forget!
I think I'm going to make one of these lists again . . .