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14 August 2009 @ 03:28 pm
101 in 1001 [PART DEUX]  
This is my new 101 things in 1001 days. As you can see, I failed the the last one spectacularly. D:

I meant to have this done several days ago, but I had forgotten how incredibly long these things can take to compile. Hopefully I do better in the next 1001 days (and maybe I chose more realistic goals this time around).

My starting date is August 14, 2009 with the 1001 days ending on May 11, 2012.

a p p e a r a n c e
» goals to do with the care of self.
  • Get a new hairstyle, please god.

  • Get at least two new piercings. [0/2]

  • Get new glasses.

  • Buy more skirts/dresses.

  • Stop the horrible habit of biting my nails.

  • Get a professional manicure.

  • Get back to high school weight. [111/105]

  • Find a lipstick/gloss shade that doesn't look completely ridiculous on me.

  • Finally get my tattoo.

  • Learn to apply liquid eyeliner to my upper eyelid without looking like an absolute retard.

  • Join a gym.

Total goals: 11

e d u c a t i o n
» goals to do with improving mind and body.
  • Learn to speak Korean.

  • Take a dance class.

  • Learn one new word a day (be it English, Korean or other).

  • Make a concerted effort to graduate/be well on my way to graduation.

  • Take a non-essential class for the fun of it.

  • Take a martial-arts class.

  • Learn how to play piano (at least one song).

  • Memorize at least one entire piece of pop choreography.

  • Take a bartending class.

  • Learn how to tie a tie.

  • Learn how to use chopsticks.

  • Learn how to knit.

  • Attempt to find some appreciation for poetry.

  • Fix my appalling geography skills.

  • Learn how to make paper cranes.

Total goals: 15

c r e a t i o n
» goals to do with artistic and literary endeavors
  • Build a porfolio (fashion, paintings, illustrations, etc.).

  • Make ten mix CDs and send them to people. [1/10]

  • Write something everyday (LJ entry, short story, list).

  • Fill one moleskine (5.25 x 8.25) with whatever I want.

  • Make one hundred random lists of any length. [48/100]

  • Create new list of "All Books I Have Ever Read In My Life Ever".

  • Create one watercolour painting.

  • Illustrate one my short stories.

  • Complete another NaNoWriMo. (I've got 3 chances!) [0/3]

  • Create a new 101 in 1001 list on May 11, 2012.

  • Complete a large drabble challenge using exactly 100 words for each drabble.

  • Write letters to anyone on my friends-list who wants them.

  • Video blog something. (See my first here! The second and all others following are tagged.)

  • Write a screenplay with Mellenie.

  • Read 300 new books. [300/300]

  • Knit a scarf! (contingent on learning how to knit in the first place).

  • Write seven thorough book reviews. [7/7]

  • Make a personal cookbook through TasteBook.

  • Keep a dream journal to improve on lucid dreaming.

  • Create three complete character profiles for future use. [0/3]

Total goals: 20

p u r c h a s e s
» goals to do with the spending of money and acquisition of things
  • Buy a new car (new is a relative term, of course - Bought the Batmobile in July 2011.

  • Buy a new external hard drive.

  • Acquire a computer that will do what I want, how I want, when I want. (Bought my beautiful little Sebastian 100108. :D)

  • Buy more albums by my favourite Korean artists.

  • Get a digital camera, preferably DSLR.(Fuji high zoom camera, terrible in low lighting though.)

  • Find the perfect LBD.

  • Get a new sewing machine (RIP Augustus D:).

  • Buy an outfit completely comprised of items from thrift stores.

  • Buy a hat that looks awesome on me + wear it in public.

  • Buy more matching lingerie.

Total goals: 10

going places and doing things
t r a v e l
» goals to do with movement and adventure
  • Go to at least one live show.

  • Visit at least one country outside the continent.

  • Visit Boston again.

  • Go hiking at least once.

  • Spend one New Years Eve in NYC.

  • Go to a zoo or aquarium.

  • Move out of my parent's house for the VERY LAST TIME. - This was accomplished in October 2011. May I never have to move back again.

  • Finally, finally find a job.

  • Go to a convention.

  • Go see at least one musical. (I went to see a Aladdin with Mellenie, as some of her former students were performing.)

  • Make an entire picnic lunch and go with friends to the park.

  • Take a road trip somewhere.

  • Go out once a month and just wander without a goal. [7/33 - this is much harder in the winter months!]

  • Volunteer at the library.

Total goals: 14

f o o d
» goals to do with the culinary arts or the enjoyment of food
  • Try five new foods. [0/5]

  • Make an intricate dish from scratch.

  • Try five new alcoholic drinks. [5/5] (1. Some sort of frozen mint mocha concoction. Delicious. 2. Lemon-flavoured liquor poured over cotton candy. Ridiculously sweet - probably won't try that again. 3. Screwdriver. Nasty as balls. 4. Kamikaze, pretty good. 5. Blueberry martini, rather delicious considering I don't really like blueberries.)

  • Try ten new recipes. [1/10] (1. Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes. Success - made them for Eric and his parents.)

  • Discover how to properly cook a steak.

  • Try six new flavours of tea. [0/6]

  • Grow some balls and finally try sushi.

  • Attend/host a dinner party.

Total goals: 8

p e o p l e
» goals to do with friends and others
  • Make an effort to be in photos with friends, even if I hate it with a fiery passion.

  • Have a ridiculous holiday photo taken of Mellenie and me.

  • Make three new friends. [2/3] (Stefon, one of my co-workers. I think I can consider him a friend. Eric, another coworker and now boyfriend as of 150310.)

  • Meet one LJ friend in person. (I met black_silver on January 30, 2010. She's awesome. :D)

  • Attend a meet-up of some kind.

  • Send "thinking of you" cards to three people. [0/3]

  • Find a way to properly show appreciation to Mellenie for being the best friend ever.

Total goals: 7

all and sundry
m i s c e l l a n e o u s
» goals that don't really have a category
  • Donate blood at least twice. [1/2]

  • Finally, finally get my passport.

  • Backup all my files and music.

  • Watch one Korean movie without subtitles and understand a majority of it.

  • Listen to one song I've never heard every week. [32/143] (See list of songs)

  • Create a list of ten things I really like about myself and carry it around with me. (when I have a bad day, I can pull it out and remember that I don't totally suck)

  • Reduce debt, even by a little.


  • Revamp wardrobe.

  • Stop being such a homebody.

  • Get a pet.

  • Be able to walk in public by myself without my eyes glued to the ground.

  • Wake up early when I don't have to at least seven times. [2/7]

  • Watch five documentaries I haven't seen yet. [0/5]

  • Get into the habit of writing thank you notes.

  • Save money, whenever I can.

Total goals: 16

Italics are in progress.
Strikeouts are finished.
Current Music: 45RPM - "Ildungddarahagi"
cianuro: fkcianuro on August 14th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
I want a mix CD or a letter!!
also, dream journals are weird and i totally support that idea. I have papers and papers writen but haven't updated thetanglebox in a long time. If i lived closer to you i could totally help you finish your list
K.: Wooyoung ☆ getting tricked again & againomgcats on August 14th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
You can have both, my friend! I just need your address. You can email it to me (unceremonious@gmail.com) if you want.

Also, I did finish Hopscotch. It took me forever because I was so unused to the form of narration, but I loved the story. It was more about character development than plot, which is unusual in most novels!
Livvy εïз: Kyuhyunlivvyxo on August 14th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
Oooh, Good luck with your goals! :D What tattoo are you getting?

"Be able to walk in public by myself without my eyes glued to the ground"
And when you figure this one out let me know!
K.: JJ ☆ sexy clavicle.omgcats on August 14th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
For a long time I wanted to get a half-sleeve that incorporated Mucha's "Seasons", but white ink is expensive and fades easily. So I'm thinking of one of his other works - either Moët & Chandon - Dry Impérial or Emerald. I'm really leaning toward the latter, but since it's only one image, I might get it on my back.
Livvy εïз: .Y ~ Bluelivvyxo on August 14th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Wow.... they're all beautiful but I think I like Emerald the best! It's really intense... :D
K.: Yoochun ☆ ultimate bias is still a bias.omgcats on August 14th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
I agree! I'm a little hesitant if only because I've seen far too many tattoos turn out badly, especially those that have people in them. I don't think I'm going to get the intricate circle behind her head - it'd end up blending together in a few years.
Mbigtalkballoon on August 15th, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
can i just tell you that it blew my fucking mind that i remember reading your first list and it's already been 1001 fucking days holy SHIT
Mbigtalkballoon on August 15th, 2009 09:03 am (UTC)
so now that i have read the list, we can kill like half of those if you come to boston sometime and i teach you how to knit, we have a fling, you write me a thank you note for said fling, we try 5 new alcoholic drinks, cook a SHITTON so that all your culinary ones are done, eat sushi after i teach you how to use chopsticks, and then everything else i love you
K.: Q ☆ hearts.omgcats on August 15th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Are you coming on to me? ~♥♥♥
liime_arix: Miyaviliime_arix on September 24th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)
I have the sudden urge to help you with this. Starting with 'Listen to one song I've never heard every week.'

K.: Wooyoung ☆ wassup girl.omgcats on September 24th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Hahaha, I have such a massive collection of music that I could probably find something new every day for 1001 days. XD

I'm such a virtual packrat.
liime_arix: kodaliime_arix on September 24th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
Me too, I've been trying to music I've listened to when I was younger, so that means looking for Dancing Queen.
K.: Kyujong ☆ prince.omgcats on September 24th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
I had ABBA playing through my dreams a few days ago. It made for very restless sleep! CSJH does a fairly good cover of "Dancing Queen", rofl.
liime_arix: CLliime_arix on September 24th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)

I remember that, it was then well. I've always liked that group for Stephanie that girl can dance!
Maria: Unni's Artmariaheartsu on June 2nd, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
I was looking through old entries of mine and ended up here... lol

Unni, you are still one of the most interesting people I've ever "met" ^___^
Thank you for not getting rid of me yet.

Also, sorry for stealing your layout for my new account. I didn't do it on purpose I swear ;~; ♥
K.: Other ☆ anchor.omgcats on June 4th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
I am pretty awesome, yes. /modest

lol I didn't make the layout, so it's okay. The more the merrier! <333