OK, time for some more updates to my 101 in 1001. Considering I only have 43 days left, it’s pretty clear that I’m not going to completely finish this list. However, I’m still working away at it, and I’ve already got some great ideas for my next list. One of the things I will be doing is try to carry over uncompleted goals from the current list to the new one, so I’m not letting myself off the hook, LOL!
#33 is host a formal dinner party. I don’t know if you’d consider the dinner party that AJ and I had as formal, but it involved lots of awesome homecooked food, people we hadn’t seen in a while, and showing off all of AJ’s brand new dishes. There was a theme, the house was spotless . . . in my mind the goal was a grown-up dinner party, and that’s what we had.
I had wanted to get Mama’s beads inventoried and make the inventory something she can easily work with daily (#61). I got the system in place, but her interests have shifted somewhat, so this isn’t 100% complete. I did my piece of it, even if she didn’t follow-through with actually utilizing the inventory system I set up. Same goes for #72 – getting all of Mama’s email switched from Yahoo to her ISP account. I got a great deal of it switched, but there are still a few things that she is choosing to keep on Yahoo. I can’t force her to change that, but I did help her get set up better.
#70 – search for organic and free trade coffee and tea that I like, and make the switch. I’m not going to do this with coffee right now because I get a free pound of coffee every week from Starbucks since I work there, and I’m not a particularly big fan of the fair trade or organic coffees that we have. I can’t pass up the free coffee (I’m a poor grad student). On the teas – I’m not really seeing a classification for fair trade tea, so perhaps that is yet to come. However, i have found some awesome organic teas, and I have made the switch there. Check!
The iTunes is sooo much happier now that #73 (reformat artists’ names on my iPod so that each one isn’t listed more than once) is finished. However, I can tell that this might be something that I may have to constantly monitor and maintain.
When we went to Napa, we drank so many different wines. I can’t really get a solid definition on what a “vintage wine” is, because they all have vintages, but we did some really cool barrell tasting, and I’m sure that somewhere in there I completed #90.
Only . . . 40 to go! Sigh.
Oh man, am I tired, LOL! Over here at Suspension of Disbelief I have been blogging for Children’s Literacy Initiative. During Day of Blogs 2008 my posts raised a total of $30! Here’s a little shoutout to my sponsors:
Khouria Jen @ The Literate Khouria
It’s been a small crowd this year, but I know that everyone will be out in full force for the official Blogathon in 2009! I really appreciate all the dedication of the people who put together this alternate for us, and I know I still had a lot of fun and met some cool people! Thanks for a great day, and I’ll see you next year (if not sooner)!