Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Departed 2007 Oscar Winner Best Picture

I have never been a big fan of the Academy Awards. So when I took up the goal to see all of the best picture winners I wasn't really sure what I was getting my self into. I just watched The Departed so I am glad I am a little closer to being able to cross of a goal. Plus the movie was amazing. It was a great mafia movie with very little mafia cliche.

The mob was Irish not Italian. The guy going after the mob was a member of the mob while it there is an under cover aspect so one of the mobster was actually a cop. Plus it was really cool how the movie seemed to be rapping up but had me guessing for the next half hour. This is probably news only to me since I am the only person on earth that is out of touch with popular enough not to have seen this movie.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Read the Bible

So I have for the most part been reading the Bible every day since I started the 1001 day project but I haven't been really committed to any plan and haven't really been keeping track of what I was reading so I searched for a read the Bible in 365 days on Google and came across this plan from the great people at Bible Gateway. This goal seems like it will be an average goal. While it doesn't require money which I feel all of the hardest goals do (because I don't have any money) it does take time and discipline. And my lack of discipline makes me feel like I never have time so, I am pretty excited for this new challenge.

DayToday's Scripture Reading
Day 1Genesis 1-3
Day 2Genesis 4-6
Day 3Genesis 7-9
Day 4Genesis 10-12
Day 5Genesis 13-15
Day 6Genesis 16-18
Day 7Genesis 19-21
Day 8Genesis 22-24
Day 9Genesis 25-27
Day 10Genesis 28-30
Day 11Genesis 31-33
Day 12Genesis 34-36
Day 13Genesis 37-39
Day 14Genesis 40-42
Day 15Genesis 43-46
Day 16Genesis 47-50
Day 17Exodus 1-3
Day 18Exodus 4-6
Day 19Exodus 7-9
Day 20Exodus 10-12
Day 21Exodus 13-15
Day 22Exodus 16-18
Day 23Exodus 19-21
Day 24Exodus 22-24
Day 25Exodus 25-27
Day 26Exodus 28-30
Day 27Exodus 31-33
Day 28Exodus 34-36
Day 29Exodus 37-40
Day 30Leviticus 1-3
Day 31Leviticus 4-6
Day 32Leviticus 7-9
Day 33Leviticus 10-12
Day 34Leviticus 13-15
Day 35Leviticus 16-18
Day 36Leviticus 19-21
Day 37Leviticus 22-24
Day 38Leviticus 25-27
Day 39Numbers 1-3
Day 40Numbers 4-6
Day 41Numbers 7-9
Day 42Numbers 10-12
Day 43Numbers 13-15
Day 44Numbers 16-18
Day 45Numbers 19-21
Day 46Numbers 22-24
Day 47Numbers 25-27
Day 48Numbers 28-30
Day 49Numbers 31-33
Day 50Numbers 34-36
Day 51Deuteronomy 1-3
Day 52Deuteronomy 4-6
Day 53Deuteronomy 7-9
Day 54Deuteronomy 10-12
Day 55Deuteronomy 13-15
Day 56Deuteronomy 16-18
Day 57Deuteronomy 19-21
Day 58Deuteronomy 22-24
Day 59Deuteronomy 25-27
Day 60Deuteronomy 28-30
Day 61Deuteronomy 31-34
Day 62Joshua 1-3
Day 63Joshua 4-6
Day 64Joshua 7-9
Day 65Joshua 10-12
Day 66Joshua 13-15
Day 67Joshua 16-18
Day 68Joshua 19-21
Day 69Joshua 22-24
Day 70Judges 1-3
Day 71Judges 4-6
Day 72Judges 7-9
Day 73Judges 10-12
Day 74Judges 13-15
Day 75Judges 16-18
Day 76Judges 19-21
Day 77Ruth 1-4
Day 781 Samuel 1-3
Day 791 Samuel 4-6
Day 801 Samuel 7-9
Day 811 Samuel 10-12
Day 821 Samuel 13-15
Day 831 Samuel 16-18
Day 841 Samuel 19-21
Day 851 Samuel 22-24
Day 861 Samuel 25-27
Day 871 Samuel 28-31
Day 882 Samuel 1-3
Day 892 Samuel 4-6
Day 902 Samuel 7-9
Day 912 Samuel 10-12
Day 922 Samuel 13-15
Day 932 Samuel 16-18
Day 942 Samuel 19-21
Day 952 Samuel 22-24
Day 961 Kings 1-3
Day 971 Kings 4-6
Day 981 Kings 7-9
Day 991 Kings 10-12
Day 1001 Kings 13-15
Day 1011 Kings 16-18
Day 1021 Kings 19-22
Day 1032 Kings 1-3
Day 1042 Kings 4-6
Day 1052 Kings 7-9
Day 1062 Kings 10-12
Day 1072 Kings 13-15
Day 1082 Kings 16-18
Day 1092 Kings 19-21
Day 1102 Kings 22-25
Day 1111 Chronicles 4-6
Day 1121 Chronicles 7-9
Day 1131 Chronicles 10-12
Day 1141 Chronicles 13-15
Day 1151 Chronicles 16-18
Day 1161 Chronicles 19-21
Day 1171 Chronicles 22-25
Day 1181 Chronicles 26-29
Day 1192 Chronicles 1-3
Day 1202 Chronicles 4-6
Day 1212 Chronicles 7-9
Day 1222 Chronicles 10-12
Day 1232 Chronicles 13-15
Day 1242 Chronicles 16-18
Day 1252 Chronicles 19-21
Day 1262 Chronicles 22-24
Day 1272 Chronicles 25-27
Day 1282 Chronicles 28-30
Day 1292 Chronicles 31-33
Day 1302 Chronicles 34-36
Day 131Ezra 1-3
Day 132Ezra 4-6
Day 133Ezra 7-10
Day 134Nehemiah 1-3
Day 135Nehemiah 4-6
Day 136Nehemiah 7-9
Day 137Nehemiah 10-13
Day 138Esther 1-3
Day 139Esther 4-6
Day 140Esther 7-10
Day 141Job 1-3
Day 142Job 4-6
Day 143Job 7-9
Day 144Job 10-12
Day 145Job 13-15
Day 146Job 16-18
Day 147Job 19-21
Day 148Job 22-24
Day 149Job 25-27
Day 150Job 28-30
Day 151Job 31-33
Day 152Job 34-36
Day 153Job 37-39
Day 154Job 40-42
Day 155Psalms 1-5
Day 156Psalms 6-10
Day 157Psalms 11-15
Day 158Psalms 16-20
Day 159Psalms 21-25
Day 160Psalms 26-30
Day 161Psalms 31-35
Day 162Psalms 36-40
Day 163Psalms 41-45
Day 164Psalms 46-50
Day 165Psalms 51-55
Day 166Psalms 56-60
Day 167Psalms 61-65
Day 168Psalms 66-70
Day 169Psalms 71-75
Day 170Psalms 76-80
Day 171Psalms 81-85
Day 172Psalms 86-90
Day 173Psalms 91-95
Day 174Psalms 96-100
Day 175Psalms 101-105
Day 176Psalms 106-110
Day 177Psalms 111-115
Day 178Psalms 116-120
Day 179Psalms 121-125
Day 180Psalms 126-130
Day 181Psalms 131-135
Day 182Psalms 136-140
Day 183Psalms 141-145
Day 184Psalms 146-150
Day 185Proverbs 1-3
Day 186Proverbs 4-6
Day 187Proverbs 7-9
Day 188Proverbs 10-12
Day 189Proverbs 13-15
Day 190Proverbs 16-18
Day 191Proverbs 19-21
Day 192Proverbs 22-24
Day 193Proverbs 25-27
Day 194Proverbs 28-31
Day 195Ecclesiastes 1-3
Day 196Ecclesiastes 4-6
Day 197Ecclesiastes 7-9
Day 198Ecclesiastes 10-12
Day 199Song of Songs 1-4
Day 200Song of Songs 5-8
Day 201Isaiah 1-3
Day 202Isaiah 4-6
Day 203Isaiah 7-9
Day 204Isaiah 10-12
Day 205Isaiah 13-15
Day 206Isaiah 16-18
Day 207Isaiah 19-21
Day 208Isaiah 22-24
Day 209Isaiah 25-27
Day 210Isaiah 28-30
Day 211Isaiah 31-33
Day 212Isaiah 34-36
Day 213Isaiah 37-39
Day 214Isaiah 40-42
Day 215Isaiah 43-45
Day 216Isaiah 46-48
Day 217Isaiah 49-51
Day 218Isaiah 52-54
Day 219Isaiah 55-57
Day 220Isaiah 58-60
Day 221Isaiah 61-63
Day 222Isaiah 64-66
Day 223Jeremiah 1-3
Day 224Jeremiah 4-6
Day 225Jeremiah 7-9
Day 226Jeremiah 10-12
Day 227Jeremiah 13-15
Day 228Jeremiah 16-18
Day 229Jeremiah 19-21
Day 230Jeremiah 22-24
Day 231Jeremiah 25-27
Day 232Jeremiah 28-30
Day 233Jeremiah 31-33
Day 234Jeremiah 34-36
Day 235Jeremiah 37-39
Day 236Jeremiah 40-42
Day 237Jeremiah 43-45
Day 238Jeremiah 46-48
Day 239Jeremiah 49-52
Day 240Lamentations 1-3
Day 241Lamentations 4-5
Day 242Ezekiel 1-3
Day 243Ezekiel 4-6
Day 244Ezekiel 7-9
Day 245Ezekiel 10-12
Day 246Ezekiel 13-15
Day 247Ezekiel 16-18
Day 248Ezekiel 19-21
Day 249Ezekiel 22-24
Day 250Ezekiel 25-27
Day 251Ezekiel 28-30
Day 252Ezekiel 31-33
Day 253Ezekiel 34-36
Day 254Ezekiel 37-40
Day 255Ezekiel 41-44
Day 256Ezekiel 45-48
Day 257Daniel 1-3
Day 258Daniel 4-6
Day 259Daniel 7-9
Day 260Daniel 10-12
Day 261Hosea 1-3
Day 262Hosea 4-6
Day 263Hosea 7-10
Day 264Hosea 11-14
Day 265Joel 1-3
Day 266Amos 1-3
Day 267Amos 4-6
Day 268Amos 7-9
Day 269Obadiah
Day 270Jonah 1-4
Day 271Micah 1-3
Day 272Micah 4-7
Day 273Nahum 1-3
Day 274Habakkuk 1-3
Day 275Zephaniah 1-3
Day 276Haggai 1-2
Day 277Zechariah 1-3
Day 278Zechariah 4-6
Day 279Zechariah 7-10
Day 280Zechariah 11-14
Day 281Malachi 1-2
Day 282Malachi 3-4
Day 283Matthew 1-3
Day 284Matthew 4-6
Day 285Matthew 7-9
Day 286Matthew 10-12
Day 287Matthew 13-15
Day 288Matthew 16-18
Day 289Matthew 19-21
Day 290Matthew 22-24
Day 291Matthew 25-28
Day 292Mark 1-3
Day 293Mark 4-6
Day 294Mark 7-9
Day 295Mark 10-12
Day 296Mark 13-16
Day 297Luke 1-3
Day 298Luke 4-6
Day 299Luke 7-9
Day 300Luke 10-12
Day 301Luke 13-15
Day 302Luke 16-18
Day 303Luke 19-21
Day 304Luke 22-24
Day 305John 1-3
Day 306John 4-6
Day 307John 7-9
Day 308John 10-12
Day 309John 13-15
Day 310John 16-18
Day 311John 19-21
Day 312Acts 1-3
Day 313Acts 4-6
Day 314Acts 7-9
Day 315Acts 10-12
Day 316Acts 13-15
Day 317Acts 16-18
Day 318Acts 19-21
Day 319Acts 22-24
Day 320Acts 25-28
Day 321Romans 1-3
Day 322Romans 4-6
Day 323Romans 7-9
Day 324Romans 10-12
Day 325Romans 13-16
Day 3261 Corinthians 1-3
Day 3271 Corinthians 4-6
Day 3281 Corinthians 7-9
Day 3291 Corinthians 10-12
Day 3301 Corinthians 13-16
Day 3312 Corinthians 1-3
Day 3322 Corinthians 4-6
Day 3332 Corinthians 7-9
Day 3342 Corinthians 10-13
Day 335Galatians 1-3
Day 336Galatians 4-6
Day 337Ephesians 1-3
Day 338Ephesians 4-6
Day 339Philippians 1-4
Day 340Colossians 1-4
Day 3411 Thessalonians 1-5
Day 3422 Thessalonians 1-3
Day 3431 Timothy 1-3
Day 3441 Timothy 4-6
Day 3452 Timothy 1-4
Day 346Titus 1-3
Day 347Philemon
Day 348Hebrews 1-3
Day 349Hebrews 4-6
Day 350Hebrews 7-9
Day 351Hebrews 10-13
Day 352James 1-3
Day 353James 4-5
Day 3541 Peter 1-5
Day 3552 Peter 1-3
Day 3561 John 1-3
Day 3571 John 4-5
Day 3582 John, 3 John, and Jude
Day 359Revelation 1-3
Day 360Revelation 4-6
Day 361Revelation 7-9
Day 362Revelation 10-12
Day 363Revelation 13-15
Day 364Revelation 16-18
Day 365Revelation 19-22

Sunday, September 16, 2007

How to Build a Desser???

So I was thinking about what goals may be the hardest and take the longest. I figure even if I am not ready to start the goal now I need some preparation for some of my goals. One of those is building a dresser. I have never done wood working other than stripping down a end table my step-mom had bought at a garage sale.
So I was looking on line at sites that might help me know what to do.

I came across this link to the full instructions in popular mechanics. It sounded really cool since it was made out of cherry wood. But then I decided that I did it was completely what I was looking for and it look hard.

Then immediately after I saw another popular mechanics link to a kids dresser which actually seems more like what I am going for but I am not sure yet.

But I am beginning to see a trend that building a dresser is not something to be put off until the last minute. Well I will keep looking.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Internet Surfing Hell - Blogger Play Edition

So I have fallen into an internet surfing rut. I need to prevent my self from doing things that don't come to an end. I think I have spent the last 6 or 7 hours looking a Blogger Play. It is a website that shows you pictures that people are uploading to their blogger accounts. Plus the pictures have a link to the blog that they are going to. So I have been lazily browsing the pictures and some times the blogs for hours upon hours. I know it is just a Sunday but I have a lot of things to do I really shouldn't have wasted all that time. The problem is there really is no end to it after a few seconds some one else will always up load a picture.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Music Blog/ Recap

So I started a music blog for my friend Zee Kewlmin (isn't that the most awesome name ever) it can be found at zeesmusic.blogspot.com. The only entry so far is a retrospective documentary on Becks album Mellow Gold. I highly recommend you take a look at it.

Well it has been 1o days ( I am on the 11th) and checking off the goals has been pretty hard. I have done 5 of the 101 items on my list which from one perspective is really awesome because to be on track I would really only need to acomplish one goal every 9.9 days. But from what may be a more realistic perspective I am just eliminating all of the easy goals. My fear is that when I only have hard to acomplish goals left at one point and then I will get discouraged and quit. Well lets hope for the best.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

More Photoshop

I have always wanted to be an artist. Though I have some eye hand coordination problems as a result of a mysterious fever I had when I was a little kid. So see working on Photoshop projects as being a forgiving way for me to express my self artistically.

This desire to be an artist has made my 1001 hours of practicing Photoshop pretty easy. For some reason there are a lot of tutorials on changing normal pictures to be Pop Art pictures. This latest tutorial is from Melissa Clifton at melissaclifton.com. It shows you how to turn a photo in into a Lichtenstein-esque masterpiece. I need to do a little more time practicing on this tutorial, and there is another tutorial that shows you how to outline the photo by making it a line drawing. Here is the result of my practice.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Photoshop Practice

I found this website love2help.com that has a lot of Photoshop how to videos. I spent a couple of hours watching some then I worked on this project to make a Pop Art photo. So here is what came of all the time and work.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Calling Ron

When I made my list of goals, I knew that two things on the list where really easy. The only reason I had them on the list is I had been procrastinating doing them for a month and a half. It probably took a total of 30 minutes to take care of both goals. But I think it was a small milestone for me.

I am not really sure why I was so nervous about calling Ron the minister at my church. He is a really cool guy. I had seen him a ton of time been over to his house several times so it is really weird. I think I was afraid because I didn't want to ask and be told no. It was a really good talk. He told me that I should have talked to him sooner and that I need to be more humble. It was good to hear that and to get some practicals from him.

Financial Aid

This morning one of the goals I decided I wanted to acomplish today was filing for Financial Aid. This seemed like it would be one of the easy goals on my list. I started it on 9/4 the first of my 1001 days and figured it should be no sweat. Though a week went by and I hadn't been able to acomplish the first step in filing. I figured out the problem my spam filter was blocking the email from the US Department of Education. I don't have a spam folder so there was no way to retrieve it. I figured that this would make life really hard. Though I was able to call the financial aid customer service and get an answer in less than a minute. It was amazing hopefully I will be able to cross this off today.

Update: I was able to file for Financial Aid it took about an hour and a half.

Friday, September 7, 2007

101 Goals

It took me a couple of days to finish but here are my goals. Near the end I had to look online for a number of my goals. I am a little scared that it will be impossible to finish but in a way that is the whole gun of the list.

Learn To Snow Board
Climb Mount Whitney
Go White Water Rafting
Go Camping
Ride a Mechanical Bull

Create a Accessories Website
Film/ Edit 5 Weddings
Get paid to Film a wedding
Make a Wedding Video Website
Talk to Ron About going being in full time Ministry

Learn to play all the songs from American Recordings I on the guitar
Make 20 Jesus Videos
Make Road trip book
Participate in National Novel Writing Month
Practice Photo Shop 1001 Hours
Practice Playing Guitar 1001 Hours
Publish 100 copies of Poetry Book
Publish 100 copies of Road Trip Book
Take a drawing Class
Write 1001 blog entries
Write 143 poems
Write book of poetry
Make a scrapbook
Start A Music Blog

Go to the Opera
Go see a Ballet
Go to 20 Different Museums
Go see Wicked

Accomplish To do List for 90 days in a row
Clean My room
Don't Drink Alcohol for 365 days
Keep My Room Clean for a month

File for financial aid
Get Admitted to a 4 year college
Get an Associates Degree
Get enrolled at COC
Graduate from COC with a 3.7 or higher
Take and pass a Spanish Class

Buy a car
Buy a Mac Book Pro (around $3500)
Buy a Video Camera
Buy an new cell phone
Buy an SLR Digital Camera (around $1000)
Call Ron About Money for Going to Camp
Get Car Insurance
Save $5000 for Emergency Fund
Pay of all my debts
Start an IRA
Buy a 32GB Ipod Touch

Collect Board Games
Collect CDs
Write a list of Board Games to collect
Write List of CDs to collect
Watch all Best Movie Oscar Winners
Watch all Best Documentary Oscar Winners
Send a Postcard to Postsecret
Watch Every Episode of the Simpsons
Watch all of Alfred Hitchcock's Movies
Go To Disney Land 6 times

Bench Press my Body Weight
Do 100 Push-ups in 100 secs
Do Yoga once a week for 6 months
Get a Physical
Get Cavities Filled
Get Wisdom Teeth Removed
Join FA
Run a Marathon
Walk 90 minutes per day for 120 days
Weigh 200 lbs
Learn to Break dance

Read 99 books
Read all of Shakespeare's Comedies
Read all of Tom Robbins Books
Read all of CS Lewis Fiction

Invite 300 people in one day to come to my church
Invite 800 people in one day to come to my church
Memorize Psalm 119
Raise money for 10 kids to go to Preteen Camp/ Teen Camp
Read the Bible a 2nd time
Read the Bible
Start A Household

Go to Canada
Go to Chicago, IL
Go To Disney World
Go to Germany (Estimated Cost $1500)
Go to Japan
Go to New Orleans, LA
Go to New York, NY
Buy Tickets for Olympics
Go to Paris
See the Coral Castle
Swim in the Atlantic Ocean
Drive across the whole I-40
Go to Nashville 3 times
Drive across the Whole I-10

Build a Coffee Table
Build a dresser
Get my social Security Card
Write List of 101 goals
Fix up my Mountain Bike
Go out on 100 dates

Well I have accomplished one goal and that is to write the list of 101 goals. So and that took a lot longer than I thought so I am really worried that I am going to give up on my list or not accomplish it on time. Though the latter wouldn't be that bad, I really would like to do all this in the time limit.

The Begining

I was reading Life Hack and I came across this project that I figure would help me get my life in order and procrastinate at the same time. It was an article about making 101 goals that you want to accomplish in the next 1001 days.

So I figured that the 4th was a great day to Start because the 1001st day would be May 31st 2011. I like that cause that is about when the Spring semester of my local community college will be over and since I have a goal to go to school I figured it would be perfect.