Saturday, 11 July 2009

blimey, what is this madness? ;D

Day ONE:


The Mission:

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).
Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
Start 11/7/09— today :)
End 7/4/12 –
101 things in 1001 days
Academic:
1. AS level results: good ones. AAABC is good enough for me ;D
2. Write a (good) personal statement.
3. Be organised for year 13 (academic planner, neat shiny notebooks, etc)
4. All coursework for next year/oral exams etc completed well within deadline (welsh and ICT?)
5. Read the whole aeneid and any other work given for classics (i.e. don't do what i did this year) (oh sweet jesus the exam's in two weeks and I still haven't even started. I'M DOING IT AGAIN. D<)
6. Purchase, and read, some of York's reccommended psylology reading (specifically something on development of language, pl0x?) (it's amusing that I did this one after being rejected from york, isn't it?)7. Go to more open days: Bath, Bath Spa, Glamorgan, Cardiff next year if i put it as a choice, Exeter, Liverpool? (considering i've made my choices, i think that counts)
8. Apply to York and get a conditional offer. please. (- technically. but not for the course I actually wanted.)
9. DO NOT DROP ANY MORE SUBJECTS.
10. Get A-Level grades in between A*A*A*A* and AABB. (A*AAA, WHAT :D)
11. Go to york go to york go to york go to york :)
Travel:

12. Isle of wight, at least 10 times. (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10) - this one just isn't going to happen any more.
13. Blackgang Chine. (it's on the island, so, you know)14. York, Summer, B&B. - October may not be summer, but it had the same effect.
15. Scotland.
16. Ireland.
17. Gower (photoshoot? sun holiday? (we need to be there for sunset, we just do.))

18. Porthcawl for a day. ;D
19. Go back to paris.
20. Greece - crete?
21. Rome.

Photoshoots:
22. Shoot nations: Kymin + Sunset + CHEEEEEEESE (or castle roof + sunset + cheese)
23. RSPCA YPA: do more insect stuff, but also general wildlife.
24. MOAR SILHOUETTE STUFF.
25. Beachy fashion shots (Hello, Penarth)26. Elenid?
27. At least ten catherine shoots. (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10) (there were so many more caitlin ones, though!)Purchases:
28. One more pair of DMs - green?29. Well-fitting light grey skinny jeans (not really grey, but they're awesome enough to count here ;D)
30. A new pair of converse. - mmm, monochrome
31. New converse laces. Beatles! :3
32. really, really nice lace/floral dress.
33. CELESTE STEIN TIGHTS. (or, cheaper/better river island ones ;D)
34. redbubble t-shirts. (thanks guyssss :))
35. froot loops with marshmallows.
36. lucky charms.
37. polaroid or lomo camera (fisheye?)
38. film slr.

39. compact camera
40. zoom lens.
41. polarizing filter.42. headphones + microphone for computer.
Skills/Achievements:
43. 100 dA favs on one photo.
44. Fluent Welsh.
45. PHOTOSHOPPPPPPP skilllzzz.46. win a prize in a national/international photography competition. (this was the one i was most expecting to fail, oh my gosh :D:D:D)
47. film editing pl0x.48. learn to make different types of icing (e.g. not just buttercream + glace.) mmm, fudge.
49. YORKSHIRE PUDDING. (I feel like I probably could successfully do this, but I just.. haven't)Miscellaneous?
50. Try a parma violet milkshake. mmmhm.
51. make cookies.52. have at least £600 in bank account (not including uber-savings) by the time i'm 18.
53. do not have a credit card. (a'whooops.)54. Apply for EMA this year. ;D - apparently not.
55. Camping trip or camping party pl0x.
56. Go to at least one music festival (Big Chill?)

57. Go to Monmouth Music Festival: PIGEON DETECTIVESSSSSSSS.
58. Carnival day.
59. Neverending path. Actually follow it past that house. - or in the other direction. new places. :3
60. Find a vintage shop somewhere. - topshop's vintage section in york SO counts.
61. Complete project 365. twice.
62. do at least one of david horvitz's suggestions.
63. Go to Caerleon.
64. Complete hobowars adventures (yes i am this cool)

65. Get people epic christmas presents. epic.
66. Photobooth photos, at least once.
67. Make the panorama thing work.
68. Find and watch all the really old buzzcocks episodes
69. Find and watch all the really old house episodes
70. Swim in the sea.

71. Pool party baby, it was a cool party, cool pool party, lalalala (attend, not host, duhh)72. Make new university friends (eep?) hi, housemates!73. 16 - 25 railcard (i.e. STOP BUYING CHILD TICKETS) (I've finally done this, but it was after the end date!)74. yougofurther card.
75. Find an old fashioned sweetshop that's like it should be. (Pateley Bridge?)76. Stop spending so much money on sweets77. Make a new friend whilst still in Monmouth - or loads of them (:
78. Stop being so bloody lazy (I really don't know what i was expecting here this goal isn't measurable at all)79. Get big prints of some photos - thankyou boots, disposable cameras, and pixum poster prints.
80. Cover my ceiling in photos of the sky81. Persuade parents to keep my room as it is while i'm at uni
82. TOPSHOP DRESS (how do i still not own one?) - mmm, dinner and dance dress (:
83. finish the train-ticket section of photo wall
84. finish photo wall wall 2
85. find at least 3 new minions (along the lines of captain shoulderjacket, plane, etc) (1 2 3) - they so count as minions.
86. try every flavour of rubicon (guava, lychee, passion fruit, mango)
87. learn to drive88. go on at least one caravan trip (taking this to mean "holiday with friends", and, yep)89. doctorsgo
90. another abstract faildrawing pl0x
91. save £2.50 per week (yeah, well loads ;D)

92. eat something different at kfc, crikey
93. try all the restaurants in monmouth (Moco's, Prego, Spice Royale, Pizza Express, First Thyme, Jewel Balti, Indian Summer, Dragon's Den, etc)
94. lrn2objectphotography (this was stupid.)
95. stop talking like a 4chan failtard96. buy a newspaper that isn't the sun/mail/mirror/express/news of the world/star etc at least once a week97. join the gym98. get a haircut
99. meet an online person (aussie guy? monkey? internet steve? austin? does ben even count? ...) Aussie Guy, and, more importantly.. JOHN GREEN :D :D :D

100. don't get drunk. :) (oh shut up you uptight fool)
101. complete this ;D
-In Progress
-Finished
-Failed

SO it's now June 2012, and- well. I didn't achieve all of the things I wanted to achieve, but, perhaps unsurprisingly, most of them were either
(a) things I hadn't really wanted to achieve that much at the time
(b) short term goals that aren't really relevant at this point
(c) things that I didn't want to do any more by the time I had the opportunity.

I am going to try to do this again, though. 
ps - day 1001: