November 25, 2008

on some listy progress...

Here's a small update for my 101 in 1001 list:

COMPLETED:

32. organize clothes; get rid of/donate everything I don't wear. The other night I went into an organizing frenzy. I'm weird like that. All it will take is opening my closet one evening and being seriously disturbed by the state of my clothing, and before you know it I'm an organizing machine. I went through all my clothes, folded them, organized them, threw some away and put the rest into a bag to be donated.

I have a tough time getting rid of clothes, so it's important that I do this every 6 months or so. That way, when I'm staring at the same Forever 21 sweater that I haven't worn in the last three years, at some point I can convince myself that I'll probably never wear it again. Or instead, I'll convince myself that I could still make it look cute and give it another try. (For the record, I don't still make it look cute. Darn it all.)

18. see a movie in a theatre by myself. Heck, yes! I did it! I'm not sure why I thought it would be awkward. Because it totally wasn't. In fact, it made me realize just how much of a loner I can (happily) be.

I love shopping by myself, I love staying home all day by myself, I love going for a run by myself (although, let's not kid ourselves, this hasn't happened recently). I once ate at a restaurant by myself, and I even handled that well. (Of course, this was directly after a break-up, and I felt the need to drown myself in copious amounts of teriyaki chicken. And I actually think I spent some of the time on the phone with my mom. Whatever. It still counts.)

Anyway, I think that this whole solo movie-going experience could even become a habit. I truly enjoyed it that much. Usually if nobody wants to see a movie with me, I just wait it out and end up Netflixing it. Oh, and just so you know, the movie I saw was Twilight. I may have literally clapped twice, and swooned even more than that. I loved it, except for the ridiculously pasty makeup that made half the vampires look like SNL parodies of themselves. I'm sorry, that just bothered me. And there were a couple times when Carlisle came on the screen where I actually said, "Um, seriously?" Can I get an amen?

IN PROGRESS:

43. try three new foods I've never tried before. (1/3: mochi) I tried some Japanese mochi (I think I'm spelling that right) the other day and once I actually got over the incredibly flesh-like feeling of the stuff, I discovered that it's absolutely delicious. The kind I tried had some sort of sweet bean stuff in the middle. It was bizarre and delicious at the same time. I didn't really know how to handle it.

If you were following my twitters, you may remember me mentioning this: "It's like eating someone's shoulder. I mean, if someone's shoulder was supple and delicious." And I hold true to that statement.

81. write down all my friend's & family's birthdays. This week my mother-in-law sent me this adorable little vintage birthday book. She covered the few original entries and entered in all the birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates for their side of the family. It is one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever received, and I was so touched by it! I'm going to see if I can snag my mom while she's still in town and have her write down all the dates from our side of the family in her handwriting. I'm sentimental like that, I suppose.

I've always wanted to be someone who remembers everyone's birthday, and hopefully this will help me! (And I love that my mother-in-law actually mentioned the book helping me cross off #81 on my list! Awesome? I think so.) I need to take some photos of the book; it's so small and sweet. It's just perfect!

11. reach a total of 100 things sold from my etsy shop. (62/100) It's hard to believe that I've made that many sales! I'm completely flabbergasted! (Do people still use that word? No? Well, then.) Because life has kept me so busy lately, I haven't had much time to make new items for the shop. And it's been quite creatively frustrating. I hate not having time to just sit around and craft. It's becoming something that I've relied on having time to do, at least once or twice a week. But alas, what can I do? It's that time of year.

This morning, I sat down to design some Christmas note card sets, and I love how they turned out! I'm also planning on making some new magnet sets, and also several more wallets in the next couple weeks. Be on the lookout for some new goodies! Hurrah! Hopefully now I'll feel like less of a slacker!

24 comments :

  1. Yay for you! I'm really thinking about making a list.. I just need to sit down and do it.

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  2. Carlisle's pastiness was one of the biggest disappointments for me. Seriously they need to step it up on the makeup for New Moon.

    Yay! for getting some of your list done.

    I'm still not sure if I want to commit to a list of this magnitude. :-/

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  3. I just saw Rachel Getting Married the other day by myself. I didn't know anyone else who wanted to go and I wasn't waiting for the DVD. Good movie! I need to make a list like this.

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  4. The birthday thing is a great idea! Good for you crossing off some of your items (soon-ish?) :)

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  5. I am also an organizing freak and I do EXACTLY the same thing with my closet! I've never seen a movie by myself...I do the PayPerView thing. I was gonna see Sex & the City alone but that just seemed wrong.

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  6. you go girl...I need to look at my list and start marking things off soon or before I know it my 1001 days will be over.

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  7. I LOVE mochi! And that tweet of yours was one of the best ever.

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  8. I also love doing things by myself.

    Shopping is sooooo much better alone! Then you go to the stores you want to go to and leave when you want to leave.

    I've already seen a movie in the theater by myself. It was the summer after 8th grade. The new Parent Trap was out. I'd made plans with a friend to meet her at the movies after she went shopping with her mom.

    She stood me up.

    I was annoyed, but I'd already paid for the movie (which was probably on, like, 3 bucks back then.) So I sucked it up and watched the movie alone. As a 14 year old.

    Now, I just don't go to movies because I'm too cheap! :)

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  9. Wow! Super motivated! I, too, can become an organizational freak at time...usually when I am angry about something. It sounds like you are on a roll right now!

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  10. Was getting on a top 10 list over on blogs.com on your list? :D

    http://www.blogs.com/topten/a-college-girls-10-favorite-20-something-blogs/

    Congrats!

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  11. Yay! Good job, I need to get crackin' on my own list. Does a partial draft count as reading a whole book?

    Anyway, you're amazing. :)

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  12. Congrats!! Crossing anything off a to-do list, is such an accomplishment and yours have inspired me!

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  13. Good for you for sticking to your "to do list!"

    I'm not too fond of Mochi. Jonathan likes it, but the texture is too weird for me. :]

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  14. My nana says flabbergasted. True story. And I love your bit about the vampires looking like SNL parodies of themselves. You know had I been there we would've been giggling uncontrollably the entire way through.

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  15. whoohoo! glad you are crossing things off the list. i'm scared to try new foods! especially ones that i think will taste rubbery/fleshy - haha! i can't wait to see pictures of the birthday book - sounds sweet! i totally need one! you should make some to sell in your shop! :)

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  16. my friend got me a birthday book and i absolutely love it. such a great way to remember everyone's birthdays and anniversaries. woo.

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  17. Aw, you're so cute. I LOVE being alone. I love being with people too, but seriously, I love a long day of shopping, errand running, shamelessly singing in my car, or even just vegging alone. I have never gone to a movie alone, but I should, just not a big movie-goer in general. So I haven't read a single shred of the Twilight series, is it too late to start?

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  18. Congrats! This list is such a wonderful idea!

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  19. ooooh hurray for completing things off your list! it's the best feeling, crossing those things off, haha ;)

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  20. #18-I need to read that book, then see that movie, THEN I can give you an amen! =) I once went to a movie alone...definitely a unique experience.

    And I need to follow suit with that whole clothes purging thing. I'm SOOOO bad about parting w/ clothes though. Becuase you just never know when you will wear that again! *sigh*

    Can't wait to see your new crafts!

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  21. Good for you for being so productive lately! I love the feeling that comes along with that accomplishment :)

    And what a sweet gift from your mil! Very sweet.

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  22. Congrats on crossing some things off your list! That always feels good! Dang, I really need to go through my clothes. I don't know why I find it so hard to get rid of an old sweater from high school that I never wear anymore. Weird. I'm just a crazy pack rat!

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  23. i felt inspired by yourself and took a few of what you have and put it on mine...keep on moving. you'll get it done!

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