Sunday, June 10, 2012

Day Zero - 101 Things in 1001 Days

I was sitting around bored, surfing the Internet (likely looking at funny videos of cats with their heads stuck in boxes) and trying to work up some motivation to get outside and do things with my life when I came across someone's blog that mentioned a Day Zero list. Intrigued, I clicked the link and a list-lovers dream site came up on my monitor.

The basic premise is that people come up with 101 goals that they put into a list and and try to get them done in 1001 days. I'm much too lazy to have 101 goals of my own, so I did the next best thing: stole other people's. In addition to curing my own laziness, this thievery allows me to do some things that are a bit outside my comfort level and, hopefully, will teach me some new things.

The site has an Idea Finder function and I went through it taking each and every idea that came up with the exceptions of trips to far away places and things that I knew I would have a 0% chance of liking (why would anyone have  goal of getting their eyebrows waxed? If that's what you want to do, just do it). This tactic lead to some interesting choices such as "Go on a helicopter ride" and "Taking a Picture With Santa", along with some boring ones like "Complete a 1,000 piece puzzle" and "Bake Bread".

Keep reading for a good idea of how we spent the last year or so and hopefully you have as much fun reading about it as we did actually doing it!


  1. Dustin, concerning the pig roast. Get there late, really late bec. you want most of the pig "picked" before you see it. It's a double whammy animal-wise.

    1. I'm already dedicated to eating meat for the first time in years at this thing, so I might as well tough it out and suffer through the whole thing!