Thursday, June 2, 2011

101 in 1001: June 2011

At the beginning of every month, I plan to write a short post covering what I accomplished in the previous month and what I hope to accomplish in the next one. I'll also introduce you to one of my 101 in 1001 buddies (see them all in the sidebar!). Here we go!

May 2011: 6/101 goals complete, 22/101 goals in progress

Did I complete...
-- No. 57: Memorize another favorite poem? Almost there! Just a few lines left to go...

Did I begin...
-- No. 39: Explore two more states/regions I've never been to? YES! I visited Charleston for about two and a half days. It was humid!
-- No. 87: Learn a new form of dance every year? Very sadly, no. John didn't get out of work in time to make it to the shagging class :(
-- No. 96: Read my thesis? Yep!

Did I continue...
-- No. 98: Read the entire Chronicles of Narnia series? Nope, didn't get to this one, but I did read Little Bee by Chris Cleave and Catching Fire by Susan Collins, and I'm currently reading The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obrecht. All great!

I was able to keep up with all of my monthly commitments (nos. 5, 7, 16, and 48). I should also note that I completed goal no. 25, which was to buy a car! Does that mean I'm a real grownup now?!

Photo by Tim Walker via Matchbook Mag's Tumblr

June 1, 2011: 7/101 goals complete, 25/101 goals in progress

I am looking at a very busy month, so I'm going to keep it simple for June.

Plan to complete:
-- No. 20: Can or pickle some sort of vegetable
-- No. 30: Try an unusual type of milk (raw, almond, soy, or otherwise)
-- No. 70: Consult with a calligrapher and then buy real calligraphy supplies

Plan to begin:
-- No. 53. Email an Adam Hamilton sermon to someone who might be interested

June Spotlight: Ellie of Yankee Born, Southern Bred and A Wink and a Smile

You can catch up with Ellie's progress on her goals here! My five favorites she's undertaking...

-- No. 1: Say "yes" on five occasions I would otherwise say "no." (So far, she's allowed herself to be set up on a date and rode on a motorcycle!)
-- No. 2: Throw a surprise party.
-- No. 3: Sew a dress. (A recent goal of mine, too, having just come across this post.)
-- No. 4: Eliminate all clothing that hasn't been worn in six months.
-- No. 5: Find and buy the elusive navy blue prep blazer.

In the meantime, you can see the details on all of my goals right here. Here's to a great month!


  1. Oooh, I have a great recipe for pickles if you want it - they're easy and tasty.

  2. Thanks for the shout out, Emily!!!!! I should update my 101 list today :)

    Also, I want to hear about your trip to my lovely hometown!

  3. I want to learn to shag soooo badly..ever since I saw that movie when I was in middle school. so fun!

    My first poem I need to squeeze out half a tube of toothpaste, honeybunch, unless you plan to use it in a sandwich for your lunch (age 8)
    good luck with this month's goals


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