#1 – Done

Posted by Katie on January 01, 2009
101 in 1001, New Year's


#1 – Make a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days.

Dave and I went out for a great dinner on New Year’s Eve at our favorite BYOB Thai restaurant.  Dave surprised me on Christmas with a bottle of wine in my stocking that was from the same vineyard as a great bottle of wine we had had on our honeymoon.  We shared the bottle over dinner last night.  It was wonderful!

And my official Thai fortune for the new year can be seen above.  Should help me out with the list, no?

I have finished my 101 in 1001 list and started the clock.  I have until Thursday, September 28, 2011.  You can read all of my goals and follow my progress on the new 101 in 1001 page I created.  I promise to blog along the way.

I better get started.

9 Comments to #1 – Done

  • I just read your list. It’s ambitious! Good luck! If you do all that, you will have plenty to be proud of.
    I noticed you included saying Morning and Evening Prayer from the breviary. Do you have a copy of it? I have an extra 4-volume set of the Liturgy of the Hours. Would you like me to send it to you? (You could also use the 1-volume Christian Prayer if you prefer – it has the complete Morning and Evening Prayers for the year.)

  • Ambitious indeed. I can help you with #51, though. Unless it’s a GOOD SF book you want, in which case, ask Dave for one.

  • Mom B – Thank you for the encouragement! And thank you for the offer of the books, but I do have a copy of the Christian Prayer book that should work just fine. I hope you can help me out with a couple of the other items though, including some of the B. family stories!

  • Joe –

    Science fiction can be GOOD? I didn’t know.

    Ok, bring on your story of space pirates for #51. I will read it. Dave promises me characters that I will recognize and like.

    Of course, if my review of your book goes something like, “This is the BEST science fiction book I have ever read” – don’t let it go to your head. It is also the worst.

  • Re Item# 31:
    is a link to a chart for reading the Bible AND the Catechism in one year (with boxes to check off, even!):
    As for translations, I like the New Revised Standard – Catholic Edition (published by Sceptre Press, and also by Ignatius Press as the Ignatius Bible). Some people prefer the New American Bible because it’s the closest to the translation used in the Mass readings.

  • Re Item #51: Of course you have to read Joe’s book (cracking good story!) if only out of family loyalty. 😉
    But you might like A Midsummer’s Tempest by Poul Anderson, with its clever use of characters and situations from history and from Shakespeare (including one character who speaks entirely in iambic pentameter). The technology is steam-engine era, and is secondary to the entertaining plot. Another good Poul Anderson book is The High Crusade, which begins in England during the middle ages and concludes on an alien planet.
    Another classic science fiction work is Isaac Asimov’s collection of short stories, I, Robot, upon some of which the recent movie was (very) loosely based.
    None of these books requires the reader to be a complete geek, and all are literate, clever, and well-written.

  • #71 # Do light weight exercises with arms everyday (90 days).

    Dave, your wife rocks. But I would not encourage getting into a light arms race with loved ones in a state which is not very supportive of 2nd amendment rights.

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