The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part). Why 1001 Days?: Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Friday, August 29, 2008

#18: Mr. Meeble, meet Obi Best.

Two new reviews published this week on Evolution of Media. One is for Mr. Meeble's album, Never Trust the Chinese, and the other one is for the darling record from Obi Best, Capades. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

#18: Polyvinyl records lights up my life! Label spotlight feature.

So my record label spotlight on Illinois-based record label, Polyvinyl, is now up on YAY! Opening a Polyvinyl package while MD-ing at KSCU always brought a smile to my face. Anyway, enjoy the article here! You can also stream the 33-song playlist of bP's Polyvinyl catalog while you read! And if you like them, all the songs featured on bP are downloadable! Take that! Enjoy.

More writing posts to follow soon (hopefully!).

Monday, August 25, 2008

#1 and #2 and #5: A day to myself (mostly).

Admittedly some of this is double-posted on Girl in the Suburbs, "I didn't go into work today because the plumber needed to work on our shower and I had an optometrist appointment (did my contact lens fitting!). So I spent most of the day getting useful stuff done: grocery shopping--after developing the meal plan (#2-see photo), cleaning the bathrooms, giving the dog a bath, all that fun stuff. I also had spent part of the weekend working on putting up drapes in the kitchen because I H-A-T-E vertical blinds and the room was in desperate need of some color." Visit this here link for more photos.

I'm also cooking a baked penne pasta dinner for Nathan and I to have our weekly sit down dinner (#1 & #5)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

#5: A little home-cooked breakfast to accompany nerdy Fantasy Football draft day!

While Nathan stressed out over doing the live draft for his Fantasy Football League, I made us some breakfast. Egg scramble with ham and cheddar cheese (plus some hot sauce!), and some red country "fried" potatoes with garlic salt seasoning. Yum.

And since I've been trying to take more photos, here are a couple more. Me flippin' some potatoes and then Nathan making his picks, while a very bored Shorty patiently waits in the wings.

#11 and #28: A father and his two daughters visit record stores, chow down & hang with a dark knight.

Rachel (my sister) and I took my dad to San Francisco for the day. I drove him up in my new car (pictures coming!), and we met up with Rach who took the Bart & then Muni in from Sacramento (w/ a bit of driving too). My pops and I hit up Amoeba (#11) before Rach got there since she's not a huge record store fan.

We were all starving after so we went down to Squat & Gobble for some amazing breakfast. Did some more shopping (Giant Robot, various shops, Anarchist's Bookstore for the latest Cometbus), before heading over to the SoMa for The Dark Knight at the Metreon IMAX Theater (#28). Like most people have said, not much difference other than the buildings--which still looked really cool (and gave my dad vertigo), BUT it was worth the extra $$$ just to see it on such a gigantic screen.

After the movie my dad treated us out to an awesome dinner at John's Grill in Union Square. We had such a great time we didn't want to leave but there was a huge line out of the door waiting to go in. So we left, walked Rachie to the BART and went on our merry way.

Before dropping my dad back to his car we stopped at 7-Eleven for some water and I bought a scratcher that won me 10 bucks!

Was just one of those really great days.

Friday, August 22, 2008

#1 and #5: 'Sittin' down with Nathan for a nice Friday meal.

I made curry chicken, whole-wheat couscous, and green beans (w/ almonds) for dinner. Nathan brought home our beer of the week, which was really delicious this week. He was surprised I'd bothered to cook on a Friday. The cheat was the curry chicken was marinated courtesy of Trader Joe's.

#50: Create a cleaning list... oh and clean.

So this is kind of "in progress" since the cleaning list is only half the battle. Although I did three loads of laundry (as we are playing catch up), washed dishes and emptied the dishwasher! Woot Woot. Got this list from my sister and altered some things (since I'm sans kids). Nathan and I (right Nathan) are gonna try to keep up with the cleaning list together.

Day Zero.

I know I'm crazy for starting another list and another blog, but after seeing my sister's list it inspired me to do the same. I will try to update this often (as well as keep of with my many other blogs), and I will also attempt to do so with photos. Wish me luck!

If anyone is interested, the website for the "official" 101 in 1001 days project is here!