It’s my birthday home slices! My plans are minimal – dinner, a hockey game and just a good time with friends. I’m really looking forward to the evening, so I hope work goes by quickly!

I’ve also prepared a list of 96 things that I want to accomplish in 1096 days. Some of them are going to be easy, while other may take a bit of encouragement. It’s down below:


This is my list of 96 in 1096. It’s a list of goals of many varieties, from life to organizational goals to food and travel goals, originally stemming from the 101 in 1001 idea. Some of them should be easy enough to accomplish, other may take a little extra effort. Regardless, I’m looking forward to the challenge!

I think it’s an amazing feat to complete 96 things in 1096 days. It may seem like a lot of time, but you’d be surprised how procrastination can get the best of me! I figure the only way I’m going to be able to do any amount of things in life would be to make a list, post it in a place where I’ll always see it, and have strangers from the Blogosphere heckle and push me along!

In progress
Complete + Date

Start date: May 7, 2010

End date: May 7, 2013

Personal (16)

  • Buy a house
  • Get married
  • Get a new tattoo
  • Pay off my car (which should actually happen at the end of May 2013, but I’ll extend the deadline only for this!)
  • Volunteer for a non-profit, even if it’s just for a day
  • Adopt a pet
  • Write a freelance story and get it published
  • Learn five complete sentences in Chinese (that aren’t insults!) (0/5)
  • Change my hairstyle
  • Be in in a wedding party
  • Interview someone famous (or infamous)
  • Do a boudoir photoshoot
  • Love my job, no matter what
  • Make a new friend
  • Put change in an expired parking meter 10 times (0/10)
  • Learn more about my families’ backgroun

Food/Drink (13)

  • Cook a turkey
  • Try a weird vegetable, like jicama, kohlrabi, or fiddle heads.
  • Try a new ethnic food
  • Host a cocktail party
  • Enjoy an entire glass of wine
  • Go fast-food free for a month (No restaurants with drive-thru’s and no Subway!)
  • Order the strangest sounding dish off of a menu
  • Learn how to make my grandma’s famous chicken soup
  • Bake five different types of homemade muffins (1/5) Cornmeal Jam-Buster Muffins – April 18, 2010;
  • Make homemade sushi
  • Make homemade apple pie, crust and all
  • Switch to cloth bags instead of plastic for grocery shopping
  • Pickle green beans

Organization/Craftiness (15)

  • Organize the DVD collection
  • Organize my bookshelf
  • Put my old CD’s onto the computer and get rid of the CD’s
  • Clean out/organize my closet
  • Re-paint my old dresser, night stand and desk (0/3)
  • Build something from scratch
  • Learn how to knit or cross stitch
  • Change the oil in my car all by myself
  • Plant a tree
  • Grow vegetables in a garden
  • Reduce my household waste
  • Delete people in my cellphone contact list who I don’t actually talk to
  • Paint a room
  • Learn how to properly tie a man’s necktie
  • Back-up my important documents once a month

Travel (11)

  • Go on a successful hunting trip
  • Visit Vancouver Island
  • Visit Fort. St. John
  • Go on a random road trip somewhere at least an hour outside of Kamloops
  • Get my passport and use it
  • Travel to Vancouver by myself (to visit friends/family)
  • Take in Chinese New Years festivities ANYWHERE
  • Have a “Girls Only” trip
  • Go to a REAL beach
  • Go fishing
  • Go camping

Leisure/Entertainment (18)

  • Skydive
  • Explore a used book store
  • Read a classic novel (I’m open to suggestions!)
  • Survive a weekend with no Internet, texting, and only use my cellphone if it’s an emergency
  • Send 5 postcards to people (0/5) [If you want one, let me know!]
  • Spend an entire day doing nothing and not feel guilty
  • Get really good at a first-person shooter
  • Drive a boat
  • Borrow a book from the library
  • Do the “A Post a Day” blogging challenge (Blog everyday for a month!)
  • Ride a rollercoaster
  • Get a pedicure
  • Have my blog made over
  • Become an excellent marksmen
  • Go to three concerts (0/3)
  • Read 15 new books, not including the classic novel above (0/15)
  • Throw a surprise party
  • Join  a hockey pool

Health (13)

  • Do a yoga class
  • Hike in Petersen Creek in Kamloops
  • Ride a bike
  • Golf at 5 different courses that I haven’t played at yet. (0/5)
  • Run a race or marathon of some sort
  • Be a vegetarian for two weeks
  • Rehab my shoulder
  • Play a team sport, even if it’s just one game
  • Donate blood
  • Take my dog for a walk twice a week for a month
  • Plant a tree and watch it grow (0/2)
  • Learn a Martial Art
  • Get CPR Certified

Possessions (10)

  • Buy my dream camera
  • Finish out my family-plan cell contract with my Dad and brother and get my own plan
  • Buy a Blackberry
  • Own a king-size bed, or at least an amazing queen-sized one
  • Own a duvet
  • Buy something from Frederick’s
  • Own an original piece of artwork (painting or photo)
  • Own an amazingly comfortable chairs
  • Own one piece of designer something (sunglasses, shoes, a bag, what-have-you!)
  • Buy a new pillow
  • Own a “Little Black Dress”


So there you have it! Happy Friday everyone!

2 thoughts on “Birthdays/1096

  1. Happy Friday – and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I’m still working on having Baby on your birthday but I doubt it’s going to happen. He seems pretty content to stay in there forever … Good luck with your list! Fiddleheads are one of my favourite vegetables, but I’ve never been able to find them out here.



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