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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Challenge!

I ran across the neatest idea in the January 2010 issue of Real Simple magazine.

Side note: I love Real Simple. How about you?

Anyway, I love this idea and I'm taking the challenge on for myself (rephrased from its original publication):

I will do 101 things I have never tried before in 1,001 days.

How freeing is it to try something new and completely different? And the time frame is certainly reasonable - 1,001 days=2 years, 8+ months. Doable, right?

Here's what I'm already thinking about putting on my 101 List:
  1. Replacing a light switch (without hiring someone to do it for me)
  2. Parachuting
  3. Refinishing an antique desk
  4. Making a container herb garden
  5. Visiting the Blue Bell factory
I'd love to have you join me - we can hold each other accountable! Drop a note in the comments section if you'd like to participate. We'll kick off the 101 days on March 1st and periodically track our progress!


  1. Parachuting - Skydiving??? Here you go -

    Don't see a contact # for Texas. Might check with Pres. Geo.H.W. Bush.

  2. I have actually thought about skydiving...wonder if GHWB would take my phone call?

    I think I'd have to do a tandem jump though; I'm too scared to go it alone.

  3. 903-SKY-DIVE
    I'm hoping to go next month. You can go with me.
    You're in luck... the first jump is required to be a tandem jump.

  4. I've gone through and pillaged a good portion of your list.

  5. Excellent!! You must send us a link to your list.

  6. You are making much better progress on your list than I am making on mine. I still haven't come up with 101 things.