Sunday, January 06, 2008

108 in 2008

Here it is, my list. It was harder to come up with than I remembered and I've been reading it and re-reading it and making sure it's what I want for days and days now. Time to hit publish and let it fly. Last year proved that substitutions are not only allowed they're necessary. I think it's obvious but just in case, these are not in order of priority.

1. Get regular vocal coaching (see also #14)
2. Record 2 more tracks for CD (Sometime in 2020 you'll all be getting the finished product for Christmas.)
3. Night Before Christmas for fam (make a book? buy them? convince this guy to illustrate a version and help him publish it?)
4. Continue Floor Barre classes
5. Add another hour per week of exercise (3 sessions of 20 minutes each per week)
6. Submit Chekhov or Speed Dating play to 20 places
7. Book Shakespeare 10 places
8. Go on a date
9. New Year at the steam pipes
10. 2 field trips with Alita
11. Post-Thanksgiving Open House
12. Find director for Chekhov
13. Reading of Chekhov
14. Find new vocal coach
15. Sing live
16. Hang pictures
17. Bathe dog once/buy removable shower head
18. Perform at Boerum Hill nursing home sing along
19. Lobsterbake (June)
20. Complete play for Women's Night (Feb)
21. Complete non verbal piece for Women's Night (Feb)
22. Complete admin work for Women's Night (Feb)
23. Perform Women's Night (Feb 15 & 16)
24. Polish up 3 short stories
25. 20 short story submissions
26. Go to Met Museum
27. See Rock & Roll
28. See Farnsworth Invention
29. 3 activist actions that do not include the use of form e-mail (suggestions welcome)
30. See an opera
31. Go to MoMA
32. Go to Frick
33. Fix back-up hard drive
34. Install Final Draft (script writing software)
35. Learn how to use Final Draft
36. Continue Weight Watchers eating plan (Woof, getting back on this wagon has been a pain in the ass. I'm hungry again!
37. Meet goal weight of 125 (shooting for March completion, first weigh in on Monday)
38. Check in on this list once per month
39. Re-do work files
40. Keep work files current (part of me hates that I have j.o.b. goals on this list but another part of me thinks it's something that'll smooth my brain out so it's a good thing)
41. Clean out closets
42. Set up home filing system
43. Gyn appointment
44. Dentist appointment
45. Buy scanner
46. Scan family photos
47. Auntie Blanche's birthday (98 on August 23)
48. Trip to beach
49. Post photos to Flickr (upgrade to pro account?)
50. Invest 1/2 savings
51. See accountant in person
52. Re-work investments to maximize return
53. Sort out IRA contribution
54. NaBloPoMo (Nov)
55. Go to Brooklyn Museum
56. Update address book
57. Make Christmas cards
58. Take more photos (practice makes perfect after all)
59. Learn more about how I'm taking those photos (suggestions welcome)
60. Read 4 classic/good-for-me books (perhaps from this list Chrome mentioned)
61. Plan 40th birthday celebration for Jan 2009 (trip? party? both?)
62. Research health insurance providers
63. Change health insurance providers if appropriate
64. Bring lunch 3 days/week
65. Get photos framed
66. Get contact lenses
67. Make out will
68. Inquire about grave plot
69. Renew passport
70. Submit for print audition (actors access?)
71. Submit for commercial audition (both of these will happen once my head scab has closed over)
72. Write Aunt Rena once/month
73. Write Auntie Blanche once/month
74. Cook once/week (doing this is integral to being able to do #64)
75. Go to Cyclones game (Kath has said that I can tag along on one of their trips this summer)
76. Take all vacation days
77. Make new cookbook pages (this may morph into making another homemade Christmas gift)
78. God's Love for Thanksgiving
79. Solve electric meter problem
80. Write on something significant (short story, play, etc.) 15 minutes/day, days per week
81. Send Christmas thank you notes
82. Vocal warm-up 5 days/week
83. Physical warm-up 5 days/week
84. Pay extra mortgage payment
85. Get facial
86. Record financial outgoings faithfully (see #96 re: Quicken)
87. Get Elvis's ultrasound (May)
88. Complete at least half of the items on this list (I'm so meta)
89. Actually hang up my Christmas wreath properly
90. Change over to those swirly energy saver light bulbs
91. Host Supper Club
92. Host Brunch
93. Get lip biopsied
94. Wear sunscreen every day (this just throws off my whole schedule, I had no idea it would be such a pain in the ass)
95. 30 minutes per week home improvement (above and beyond my definition of maintenance cleaning)
96. Learn how to set up a new "me" in Quicken (Any Quicken experts out there? I took a look at it last night and I don't know if I know how to do it right. And I want to know how to record cash purchases, too.)
97. Go to one participatory music event for the holidays
98. Finish sending out 2007 Holiday cards (I'm 2/3 done!)
99. Re-organize kitchen cabinets
100. Apply creams/lotions/oils/ungents to scar daily
101. Get new digital camera (if you can't leap into a big, proper one then a point & shoot that does low light and night shots)
102. Send birthday cards (preferably before the birthday)
103. Travel once outside of "event" trips (birthdays, Christmas, lobsterbake etc.)
104. Floss thrice weekly
105. Move Music and Photos to desktop Mac (Any insight on a simple way to do this is also highly appreciated.)
106. Leap more often (as opposed to plan, plot, think, prepare ex. I just decided to produce an evening of work by my female friends and the next day I sent out an e-mail.)
107. Make at least 1 of the books in #60 a non-fiction (maybe the Omnivore's Dilemma, definitely not Fast Food Nation. Probably better if it's not a food book at all. I have enough trouble with food already right now.)
108. Finish this list. DONE!


  1. Anonymous9:13 PM

    Ok, you making me think about 108 things I should do...
    Why is it that when I click to comment it comes up as a pop up/ new window? It never did that before..

  2. I changed it to be a pop up window because I noticed that a. I like the pop up window comments better so I can refer to the post I'm commenting on and b. I could do it easily. What do you think? Love? Hate?

    Can't wait to see your list!

  3. I must needs see Rock & Roll, too.

  4. Anonymous8:54 AM

    I like the pop up window - previously, I would go to read the comments, and blogger would often stall on the return trip to the blog. The only way to get around that would be to go back to your blog via its bookmark and then scroll to where I left off reading. Now that problem is solved!

    Lip biopsy????

    Regarding getting fluorescent bulbs. Some of the ones I have buzz and none of them can be enclosed in a globe. Apparently it doesn't have to be that way. Audubon Magazine recently mentioned a website for getting just the bulb you want. Apparently, if you want to mount a CFL bulb upside down, you have to get one that's approved to work in that position. Who knew? Anyway, I haven't visited the site, but here it is - actually there are 2 sites - and Also, you can go to to find out how to recycle old CFLs so the mercury in them is properly disposed of.

    Oh, and since I'm posting this on the 8th, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  5. I hate the stalling thing too, unfortunately I can't figure out which Flickr photo is responsible (if it's just one, it might be Flickr in general) so I can't remedy it.

    Yeah, I have a spot on my lip that has been presenting over the course of a few months in the same way that the head thing did so I want to get it taken care of in a timely fashion.

    That's great info on the bulbs. It's good to know that they do make ones that are made to go upside down (even though I don't have many upside down options in my house right now).

    I'm going to save your good wishes for tomorrow...since that's my real birthday. :) Thanks!