Monday, April 26, 2010

101 in 1001 - Status Update 04/26/10

Wow, I haven't posted on here in a LONG time. That's a big fail on the blogging weekly. But I have completed SO many tasks, I am not even the slightest bit remorseful. Here's the tally:

I had a massive yard sale Saturday which allowed me to:

#8 Get rid of all necessary clothes - Sold 'em! As well as a ton of other stuff getting me about $125.
#11 Donate to every charity that asks - Everything that didn't sell was dropped off to the Salvation Army and the Carson City Library. Technically they didn't ask me personally, but close enough
#52 Create system to use reusable shopping bags - having finally cleaned out my garage and car, the bags are now organized in my lift gate cubby and ready to use.
#69 Use my garage for my car - Finally cleaning out about 8 boxes and bags of stuff and having the garage door repaired back in January allowed my car to enter the garage for the first time ever this Saturday! This was a great House Anniversary present to myself.
#73 Unpack - I only have 1 box left!!

I also hosted a dinner party while showing a screening of Casablanca which allowed me to knock these off the list:

#29 Host 12 Dinner parties - This was the first, and it was pretty nice. The weather warmed up enough to eat outside on the patio.
#41 Watch Classic Movies - Saw Casablanca after dinner at the party
#46 Cook 25 new recipes - I made 3. Stuffed Mushrooms, Pumpkin Risotto and Sangria. All of the other dishes were ones I had made before (Chicken 'Sausages', Strawberry Trifle, green salad)

There were also a few others knocked off the list:

#10 Volunteer 100 Hours - I worked my company's booth at the Earth Day Festival for 2 hours.
#11 Donate to every charity that asks - In addition to the items donated, I contributed $25 to Climb The Legacy to support my co-worker Tina.
#19 Send out Cards for b-days - I send my Bro-in-law his b-day card on the Friday before his b-day, but not sure it arrived on time since he is in Japan.
#30 Go to one local event a month - Before and after volunteering at the Earth Day Festival at Idlewild, I had a chance to walk around and enjoy the people (hippietastic), music (Did he just sing the Twitter song?) and food. And by food, I mean the New Belgium Beer tent. Mmmm...
#33 Go to 25 live sporting events - I wish I could have stayed at the Earth Day Festival a bit longer, but had tix to the Aces game at 1. And about 2 weeks earlier made it to the Aces Season Opener. So that's 2!
#51 Use fondant to decorate a cake AND have it look professional - I used fondant. Boy, did I use it! I kneaded it for hours, massaging butter and food coloring into it to get it the perfect color and consistency. The end product which wasn't that big by professional cake standards and weighed about 10lbs. Whoa. As for looking professional - I'm not sure it did, unless you are going to grade it against shitty professionals. In which case? Win! I'll post the What-the-cake-actually-looked-like against Inspiration-cake later and let all of you decide.
#79 Pull out shrubs. While at poker 2 Fridays ago, I jokingly said, "Hey, since it is free dump day for the next two weekends, I need one of you guys to come pull the 20-30' tall shrubs out of my front yard and take them to the dump! HAHAHA!" Awesome thing? Matt actually did it. I love that dude.
#86 Go on a Girl's Wine Weekend. This one deserves it's own post. But just know? Success!

See what I mean? So productive!!

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