101 in 1001

Awhile back, several of our friends (Chelsea, Jake & Veronica, and Sarah) started 101 in 1001 lists. I started a list too but deleted it when I could only come up with 20 or so items. When Jake & Veronica posted their 37 in 1001, however, I decided we could post whatever number and still call it our 101 in 1001. Like Jake & Veronica, John also worked on this list with me. Anything that is unique to one of us is noted, everything else applies to both of us.

Our 101 in 1001 (or 60 in 1001, to be more accurate)

Start date: Monday, November 16, 2009
End date: Monday, August 13, 2012

Not yet started.
In progress.

1. Go to Spain.
Scheduled for this summer in conjunction with our cruise! Scratch that.
2. Go on a cruise.
Scheduled for this summer! Scratch that too
3. Go to the UK.
4. Sarah: Read Sense & Sensibility.
5. Sarah: Try at least 1 new recipe every month.

  • 11/2009: Caramel Coconut Pie
  • 12/2009: Three Chip English Toffee and Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels (2!)
  • 1/2009: King Ranch Chicken (my paternal grandmother’s recipe)
  • 2/2009: “Easy Parm Chicken” (also my paternal grandmother’s recipe)
  • 3/2009: Soft Oatmeal Cookies, Pumpkin Drop Cookies (both my maternal grandmother’s recipes), Stroganoff Supreme (mom’s recipe) and Apple Dumplings (courtesy of the PW)

6. Sarah: Go into work before 8 AM (7:55 AM counts) for 5 days in a row.
7. Move to Texas.
Completed 5/2011
8. John: Get out of the Army. (woohoo!)
Completed 5/2011
9. Sarah: Get my wisdom teeth out.
10. Sarah: Get new glasses.
Got new prescription 2/2010. Planning on buying new glasses 4/2010.
11. Train for a sprint distance triathlon.
Since John is technically not allowed to stand for longer than 10 minutes at a time due to his torn miniscus, we’re going to go ahead and scratch this one off our list as no longer interested.
12. Complete a triathlon.
See #11.
13. Watch 10 of AFI’s top 100 movies of all time that we’ve never seen before. (0/10)
14. Complete a no spend month.
15. Go back to Switzerland.
16. Go back to the Royal Playa del Carmen (where we honeymooned).
17. Sarah: Make a quilt.
18. Sarah: Finish reading C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy.
19. Sarah: Read a C.S. Lewis book I haven’t read before.
20. John: Get rid of his BlackBerry.
Completed 12/29/2009

21. Go to Fiesta in 2010.
Planned for this year!
22. Try a new cheese once a month for a year. (4/12)

  • 11/2009 Jurassic from the Jura mts in France
  • 12/2009 We tried a Wein Kase (wine cheese). By tried, I mean we bought it and it stunk up our fridge and house. We threw it out without trying it. Lame, I know. We also had cheese fondue this month, which was new. It wasn’t as classy as our stinky cheese, but it still counts.
  • 1/2009: We tried some sort of goat cheese that unfortunately, neither of us liked.
  • 2/2009: I tried white cheddar for the first time. Oh my gosh. Yum!
  • 3/2009: no new cheese. Oops!

23. Update the look of our blog.
Completed 11/22/2009
24. Buy a nice kitchen table (ie not the one we have now, which is from IKEA).
25. Sarah: Make pot holders.
26. Sarah: Make a tote bag.
27. Get a new TV.
Check! We did this 2/2010.
28. Plant something outside our building on post.

29. Start up a garden in our future home (after the Army).
30. Sarah: Learn how to knit (I can only do one basic stitch.)
As of 12/10, I can also purl and as of 12/25, I gave my first knitting project (a scarf) as a gift.
31. John: Read Don Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.
32. Sarah: Get a haircut that is more than $25.
This is scheduled for our trip home in April. Woohoo!
33. Sarah: Take my vitamin every day for a month.
34. Go to a vineyard in Europe.
35. Sarah: Finally legally update my last name.
36. Watch a meteor shower.
37. Find the International Space Station in the night sky!
38. Read and study the book of Hosea.
39. Read and study the book of Hebrews.
40. Make 3 different breads from scratch. (0/3)
41. Go camping (again). This time, remember to turn off the air conditioner.
42. Go to Prague.
43. Back up all our digital pictures.
Completed 2/2010.
44. Get mats for our 3 living room picture frames.
45. Fly a kite.
46. Have fresh flowers on our kitchen table 3 times. (1/3)
John bought me flowers for my birthday in 2010, so check one time off the list!
47. Try a raw food recipe.
48. Go vegetarian for one month.
49. Sarah: Complete a Wednesday-level New York Times Crossword without help from anyone/anything.
50. Submit an answer to Will Shortz’s segment on NPR’s weekend edition.
51. Listen to one full show of “A Prairie Home Companion.”
52. Visit Sarah’s sister’s family in Dallas.
53. Sarah: Get up the first time my alarm goes off in the morning for 5 consecutive days. (0/5)
54. Sarah: Mark teacup collection with notes of where I got them from.
55. Sarah: Learn more about my family history.
We subscribed to Ancestry.com in March 2010 and were able to trace some of our family lineage back to the 1400s!
56. John: Get the CAPM certification.
57. Rent bikes at least once from Outdoor Recreation.
58. Have another slumber party with Béni.
59. Go to a Faschings parade.
60. Go on a wine walk.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. My 101 in 1001 « Deiala  |  January 3, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    […] 101 in 1001 I got this from SoJo’s blog who started this in November. I thought it was quite a nice idea, given the fact (as they said) […]

  • 2. Victoria  |  March 11, 2010 at 11:05 PM

    52. and visit me 🙂

    • 3. osarah  |  March 12, 2010 at 12:03 PM

      Of course!! Hopefully we can get up there before you graduate. When are you planning on finishing up?

  • 4. Annie  |  October 22, 2011 at 11:47 PM

    I think I know you from the BBC? I love this idea. It’s a great way to organize all those thoughts, ideas and dreams and combine them all in one place!


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