101 things in 1001 days – second edition

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the mission: to complete these 101 things in 1001 days, counting from nov 01, 2010. it is scheduled to finish on jul 30, 2013.
the complete items will have a different background and the progress will be tracked on the blog as we go along.

the previous version of this list is here.
wish me luck! :)

  • Do the DAF test HSK intermediate: 18 july 2013
  • Make a pinhole & take some photos with it
  • Take calligraphy/handwriting lessons: calligraphy workshop, july 2012
  • Draw a font
  • Read 50 new books (half of which in portuguese, or german): 1. dracula, 2. kitchen confidential, 3. pride and prejudice, 4. the 4 hour body, 5. o homem duplicado (PT), 6. bobby gold, 7. the primal blueprint, 8. norwegian wood, 9. medium raw, 10. the comfort of strangers, 11, 12, 13. fifty shades of grey, 14. a study in scarlet, 15. the sign of four, 16. good calories, bad calories, 17. me talk pretty one day, 18. stardust, 19. the adventures of sherlock holmes, 20. neverwhere, 21. the paleo solution, 22. information diet, 23. squirrel seeks chipmunk, 24. tess of the d’urbervilles, 25. life, on the line, 26. how to live on 24 hours a day, 27. the nasty bits, 28. stasiland, 29. a cook’s tour, 30. the lomography guide to berlin, 31. food rules, 32. the sharper the knife, the less you cry, 33. the sweet life in paris, 34. heat, 35. about a boy, 36. steal like an artist, 37. the tenth muse, 38. the perks of being a wallflower, 39. where the wild things are, 40. dark lover, 41. the giving tree, 42. lover eternal, 43. der garten, 44. blankets, 45. fun home: a family tragicomic, 46. shortcomings, 47. habibi
  • Write 750 words for a month: june 2013!
  • Spend a week offline: not in one go, but in scattered days in bielefeld, with minimal email checking
  • Reach my goal weight: bmi < 25, june 2011!
  • Be ok in snowboarding: i’m afraid it’s not going to happen any time soon with my back…
  • Write 20 letters: 1 & 2. carolina, 3. iris, 4. aerogram to olivia, 5. sara, 6. heidi, 7. sandra, 8. & 9. heidi, month of letters: 10. iris, 11. simone , 12. claudia , 13. miguel, 14. saskia, 15. ines, 16. sara, 17. nicole, 18. anja, 19. alexie, 20. sílvia, 21. nina, 22. paula, 23. jetske, 24. mete, 25. willa, …
  • Write/draw a small guide to Ljubljana/Slovenia
  • Research about Slovenia/Balkans German history: history 162 from uc berkeley podcasts
  • Identify 10 different trees
  • Taste 30 different fruits or vegetables: 1. rhubarb, 2. avocado, 3. golden kiwi, 4. yellow watermelon, 5. endives, 6. granadilla, 7. sweet pepino, 8. radishes, 9. redcurrant berries, 10. sweet potatoes, 11. parsnip, 12. garden cress, 13. green kohlrabi, 14. topinambur, 16. scorzonera, 17. violet carrots, 18. rutabaga, 19. blood oranges, 20. fennel, 21. king oyster mushroom, 22. artichokes, 23. swiss chard, 24. gooseberries, 25. red kolhrabi, 26. prickly pear, 28. white eggplant, 29. chanterelles, 30. asparagus
  • Taste 20 different cheeses: 1. limburger, 2. brie, 3. crottin de chavignol, 4. danish soft cheese, 5. grana padano, 6. wensleydale with cranberries, 7. bavaria blu, 8. bulgarian yellow cheese. 9. le brin, 10. frischkäse with pineapple and almonds, 11. manchego, 12. höhlen käse, 13. chavroux (soft roll), 14. fromage des vosges, 15. bresso soft cheese (with green pepper), 16. goat cheese made with honey, 17. bergader (blue cheese), 18. saint albray, 19. french goat cheese roll, 20. allgäuer romadur
  • Try a autocaravan holiday
  • Visit a volcano
  • Fly on a glider
  • Learn how to scuba dive
  • Visit a mail sorting facility: deutsche post’s mail sorting center in herford, 19th october 2012!
  • Draw and get a tattoo: drawn by maria and tattooed on july 3th!
  • Visit a theme park: linnanmäki, july 2013
  • Volunteer
  • Do a photobook of our time in Slovenia
  • Try 25 different teas: 1. roiboos chai, 2. franck pomegranate tea, from celestial seasonings: 3. perfectly pear, 4. sleepytime, 5. country peach passion, 6. bengal spice, 7. tummy mint, 8. cinnamon apple spice, 9. acai mango zinger, 10. lemon zinger, 11. tangerine zinger, 12. moroccan pomegranated red tea, 13. india spice chai, 14. tropical strawberry, 15. almond sunset, others: 16. a moment of calm (mango, orange and cinammon), 17. korean matcha tea, 18. australian afternoon tea, 19. captain blake, 20. 8-herbs from thuringia, 21. lakritz tea, 22. ost friesen tee, 23. pure lust (strawberry, rhubarb, cream), 24. apple-date-fig, 25. english rose, 26. pickwick’s chocolate-mint, 27. dutch tea blend (oranje pecco), 28. tazo organic apple red, 29. pickwick caramelised pear, 30. yerba mate, 31. mandarin orange yerba mate, 32. albert heijn avond melange kruidenthee, 33. quince & linden tea, 34. pickwick’s white tea blossom beautea, …
  • Do a medical checkup: january 2011
  • Go to the dentist: june 2012
  • Draw a comic strip
  • Write 20 lists: 1. berlin movies, 2. first food list, 3. second food list, 4. 29 things i did in my twenties, 5. 5 pretty awesome things, 6. happy things, 7. good things in april, 8. good things in may, 9. good things in june, 10. favourite places around berlin for guests, 11. things to do in helsinki
  • Find 150 geocaches
  • Apply to the green card lottery: november 2010
  • Visit 20 Unesco sites: 1. historic areas of istanbul, 2. alto douro wine region, 3. museum island in berlin, 4. kronborg in denmark, 5. bauhaus sites in dessau, 6. schloss sanssouci, 7. banks of the seine in paris, 8. modernist housing estates of berlin, 9. spreewald unesco bio-reserve, 10. budapest, 11. lübeck, 12. gaudi works and 13. lluís domènech i montaner’s works, in barcelona, 14. roman remains of tarragona. 15. köln cathedral, 16. westminster palace, 17. classical weimar
  • Fly a kite
  • Visit 15 different museums: 1. sneznik castle, 2. museum of letters, 3. museum of communications, 4. ritter sport world of chocolate, 5. berlin wall documentation center, 6. museum of natural history, 7. jewish museum, 8. bauhaus workshops & master’s house (dessau), 10. museum of things, 11. hamburger banhof, 12. stasi museum, 13. visionarium, 14. loxx, 15. martin gropius bau, 16. neue nationalgalerie, 16. pergamon museum
  • Do 5 videos: 1. kurentovanje, 2. beehive inspection, 3. paternoster, 4. one second every day (march), 5. one second every day (april)
  • Go to 20 concerts: 1. in the blue sky we and a bee, 2. john deer, 3. dan and rachel, 4. bon iver, 5. t.s. brooks, 6. chimney choir, 7. heniu, 8. the white noise supremacist, 9. heather mckee, 10. nick evans, 11. helmut, 12. beirut, 13. lunch concert at the philharmonie (6/11/2012), 14. lavoisier, 15. lunch concert at the philharmonie (küssner & knörzer families), 16. lunch concert at the philharmonie (19/2/2013), 17. bernhard eder, 18. almost charlie, 19. erich zann trio, 20. iron & wine, 21. lunch concert at the philharmonie (18/06/2013), 22. frankie cosmos, 23. porches, 24. dc schneider
  • Watch a sport event live: roller derby, july 2012!
  • Climb 10 mountains Do 10 hikes: 1. tromeja, 2. ratitovec
  • Hot air balloon ride: february 2013!
  • Go rafting/canoeing
  • Roadtrip in the EU: slovenia-austria-germany-netherlands, september 2010 and skåne, sweden, october 2012
  • Be halfway through our house goal fund
  • Move again: april 2012, from slovenia to germany
  • Do 20 surprises: 1. bday parcel, 2. chocolate for turkish friends, 3. mina’s oreos package, 4. chocolate project for paulo, 5. notebook package for b., 6. rubberstamps for cecilia, 7. thank-you card for roos, 8. easter swap with farruska, 9. spekuloos for sara, 10. little mail carrier for teresa, 11. tea swap for o., 12. sara & leon’s bday gift, 13. postcrossing’s birthday breakfast, 14-20. postcrossing birthday’s postcard packs
  • Find out what I want to do related with stationery
  • Sponsor an artist on Kickstart: going nowhere, april 2012
  • Make ice cream from scratch: banana ice-cream (18/06/13)
  • Buy some Christmas lights to decorate: december 2010
  • Do a secret art project in the city
  • Go see an opera: yasou aida @ neukolner oper, feb 2012
  • Go see a ballet
  • Sell something on etsy and use the money to buy something there
  • Go an entire month without eating out
  • Go an entire month without using a car (not even friend’s cars) whole July 2011
  • View all of Star Wars movies october 2010
  • Donate five dollars to wikipedia for each goal failed: $210 on july 2013,
  • Track the progress of every item on the blog
  • Fill my recipes notebook with recipes
  • Get a Fuji Instax and start documenting our life a present from nídio & maria, august 2011
  • Feel a baby kick inside someone’s belly :)
  • Try to eat local for a week
  • Start laser hair removal: may 2013
  • Take a cooking class: the science of gastronomy, on coursera, july 2013
  • Use all the yarn I have
  • Design and print a postcard: november 2011, bielefeld christmas postcard
  • Write something for a newspaper: blurb about a product for the sunday mirror, january 2011 + piece on postcrossing for december’s caixa mundo
  • Review 25 pieces of stationery: 1. holly webber, 2. dicky bird, 3. lila ruby king, 4. one little journey, 5. shurkala’s postcards, 6. femke roef’s postcards, 7. gotochi cards, 8. illustransit, 9. anke weckmann, 10. missive maven
  • Lose the jumping habit: it disappeared without me noticing it…
  • Try 20 different sodas: 1. cockta, 2, multi-sola, 3-6. fritz-cola (cola, lemonade, apple-cherry, apfelschorle), 7. aloha, 8. africola, 9. a&w vanilla cream soda, 10. pepsi wild cherry, 11. hawaian punch, 12. club mate, 13. homemade strawberry soda, 14. almdudler, 15. homemade ginger ale, 16. proviant lemonade, 17. rix dorfer fass brause limonade, 18. berliner fassbrause, 19. kombucha, 20. angry birds tropic
  • Go karting: bielefeld, 20/10/2012
  • Blog at least 3 times a week for 3 months: from 18/6 to 18/9! :D
  • Put 200 meals on Foodspotting: march 2012
  • Go see the sea organ in Zadar: february 2011
  • Make 5 surprise breakfasts: 1. bday cheese breakfast for paulo, 2. breakfast for dinner, 3. postcrossing’s birthday breakfast
  • Drastically reduce the amount of coffee I drink: in june 2013, we stopped drinking coffee for a week without side effects… i think we’re good :)
  • Ride a ferris wheel: may 2013
  • Carve a rubber stamp: february 2013
  • Try sledding
  • Create an herb garden: oregano, basil & parsley is as much as i can keep alive simultaneously, but i’m counting that as a victory!
  • Redesign meiadeleite.com: new banner on june 2013
  • Host 10 people through Couchsurfing/HomeExchange: 1. french couchsurfers (january 2012), 2. joana (june 2012), 3. paris (may 2012), 4. budapest (october 2012), 5. barcelona (2013), 6. cade & jake (may 2013), 7. eiman & levi (june 2013)
  • Learn basic German: finished B1 in april 2012
  • Learn to cook 10 new soups: 1. mushroom soup, 2. pea soup, 3. carrot & ginger soup, 4. bone broth, 5. curried cream of broccoli, 6. silky gingered zucchini soup, 7. golden cauliflower soup, 8. asparagus soup
  • Design a tshirt
  • Fill a notebook with notes from books/articles: april 2013, with notes from europe’s history class podcast
  • Straighten up the SS details + get EU health card: february 2011
  • Get the surgery done: june 2011
  • Do NaNoWriMo (for the blog) once: june 2013
  • Learn how to do sushi
  • Fix hanzillion a girl and her holga and plan half a year of posts
  • Cook pad thai
  • Organize a tea swap: done, july 2012
  • Track our food for a month: may/june 2013
  • Pick a holiday and go overboard on the celebrations
  • Make a cute bento box
  • Shoot only in black and white for a month: june/july 2013
  • Ride a scooter
  • Buy a Dr. Seuss book: fox in socks, august 2011
  • Try 10 different types of film: 1. kodak portra new 400 (120), 2. paradies 400 (from dm), 3. rollei rpx 400
  • Buy something on a flea market: bedroom lamp, october 2011
  • Try currywurst in Berlin: april 2011


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