Earthbound concerns of an ascendant adult

101 Things in 1001 Days (WIP)

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1) Skydive
2) Read an entire classic Russian novel (Dostoevsky, Tolstoy).
3) Published in the Star Tribune and/or the Pioneer Press.
4) Published in The Believer.
5) Overcome the resurgent anxiety.
6) Purchase a new bike and ride from:

  • (a) home to Maddie’s
  • (b) home to work
  • (c) home to the U of M

7) Finish Endothermic
8) Move into an apartment/house of my own.
9) Live with Maddie in said apartment/house.
10) Finally buy a dog, or two.
11) See these various bands/musicians in concert:

  • (a) Andrew Bird
  • (b) Xiu Xiu
  • (c) Grizzly Bear
  • (d) Of Montreal
  • (e) Broken Social Scene
  • (f) LCD Soundsystem

12) Go an entire week without buying a book.
13) Finish or attempt every book on my shelf.
14) Sell or mooch away those books I don’t want.
15) Volunteer somewhere: a co-op, a charity.
16) Develop a solid, unpunishing, psychologically stable workout routine.
17) Build a savings account up to $15,000.
18) Apply for graduate school.
19) Be on track to graduate with an MFA in Creative Writing.
20) Visit San Francisco again. Consider moving there.
21) Complete my collection of issues of The Believer.
22) Go an entire day without contributing to Twitter.
23) Go an entire day without turning on my computer or looking at my cellphone.
24) Shave my head.
25) Meditate once every morning and once every night for a week.
26) Write two blog entries a week, beginning immediately.
27) Vote in the 2008 election.
28) Go to Valleyfair at least thrice every summer, & once in the fall.
29) Learn to waterski.
30) Learn to snowboard.
31) Learn to pilot an airplane.
32) Learn to sail on a boat.
33) Gamble at a casino (only once, ever).
34) Contribute an audiobook reading to LibriVox.
35) Begin attending Aikido classes. Make ground.
36) Write at least two publishable (in my opinion) short stories per year. (0/3)


Written by patiomensch

March 12, 2008 at 8:36 pm

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  1. If you’re going to do some of these that require a minimum number, you need to figure out the numbers (like, 2x a week for a year = 104 0r whatever).

    I hate #34. And #24.

    How do you plan to complete #13 when the number you own keeps expanding out into infinity?

    Clementine Bojangles

    March 13, 2008 at 6:41 am

  2. That was a bit negative, so, yay! Keep up the good work!


    Clementine Bojangles

    March 13, 2008 at 6:42 am

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