Monday, June 22, 2009

#40 Take an “Us” picture every month

This is our first "Us" photo. We took this in front our apartment after attending a wedding. Trust me, we won't always be dressed so spiffy for these pics! ;)

Btw: it was really bright out so that's why I'm squinting, my eyes are really sensitive to sunlight.

Oh, and that is also the tie I tied from my last post! Not bad, eh!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

#46 Learn to Tie a necktie for H

Got my first lesson today. H and I had a wedding to go to and his tie was all messed up. It had been tied by the professional at Men's Wearhouse when we bought it and just kept tightening and loosening it when he needed to wear it. Of course he managed to screw it up today ;) and had to be redone. Perfect! Something else from my 101 list!

So I pulled out the laptop and looked up on Yahoo! how to tie a tie. We went with this site and opted to go with the Windsor knot since the site says that is one of the easiest to learn. After watching the video and using the step by step instructions I managed to tie H's tie decent enough to leave for the wedding.

I'm going to consider this step "In Progress" as I want to work on the Windsor knot some more, and perhaps try a few others. Plus I think I may want to learn to tie the knot while the tie is on H, instead of around my own neck. I know that's how my grandma does it for my grandpa. :)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

#45 Look into Pilot Lessons

Back story: When I was in high school I dreamed of being a pilot that landed planes on the aircraft carriers. Thought that would be so cool. Well no point in joining the military when you have vision as crappy as mine, regardless of what that recruiter told me!

So recently I decided "Hey, if I wanted to be a pilot so badly in high school maybe I should look into flying lessons to see if I really like it." I've flown before, but only once that I actually remember (well round trip to Mexico). So by adding this item to the list I could finally see if that dream so long ago even had a remote chance of reality.

I started by looking into flight schools in the area. Found one, and checked out their website. Looks interesting and I'm certainly learning the requirements to get my Private Pilot License. Although after further research I discover that I'm looking at $4,000 to get it. But the $49 Intro Flight is probably the place to start. I don't even know if this is something I want to take all the way.

So then I decide to look into what more you would have to do to become a Commercial Pilot. Lovely wikiHow helped me out with that answer. Definitely have a loooooong ways to go before that would be a reality. And again I'm back to not knowing whether I even would like flying. I've never been in a small plane, much less as the pilot.

So I can check this one off the list. But I do want to do more follow-up. It may take a little while longer into the 1001 days, but I really want to at least do the Intro Flight and see if being a pilot really truly interests me.

I'll let you all know!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

#101- Inspire someone to do their own 101 list

It seems I've inspired a fellow May '08 Nestie to make her own list. Congrats funkypineapple! One day in, and I can already check another item off the list. Talk about motivation.

When I originally was making my list and decided to add this item I was actually hoping to inspire H to make his own. I thought it would be fun to see what he came up with and thought we could work together. I also figured we would have some overlapping items, so we could work twice as hard to get them finished.

Obviously I can still inspire him, we'll just have to see.

Oh, and he is following this blog, so he'll be reading this! ;)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

So it begins!

I've jumped on the bandwagon and decided to do the 101 in 1001 days.

My start day is today, June 17, 2009 and my end date is March 14, 2012.

I've created this blog to not only keep you informed on my progress and to help keep me motivated to finish everything. By creating this blog I can already check on thing off the list, only 100 more to go! Woot, how about that for motivation.

I hope you enjoy my journey!