Monday, March 22, 2010

101 things to do before you're old and boring!

Hello everybody :)
My name is Danni and this blog is a way to leave my imprint on the world :p
Actually, I created this blog for 2 reasons:
First, to write my daily or weekly notable achievements trying to complete the "101 things to do before you're old and boring" list. I came across this book a few years ago, and at the time it felt like a good idea to buy it and have some fun.. I never completed all the tasks of course, they are too many and I had other things in mind than trying to complete a silly list of obscure stuff... So anyway, here we are today, as I am starting a blog (thing to do #36:start your own blog) to record all the stupid stuff I'm going to do. You can find it here: www.101thingstodo.co.uk, as well as other books from the same series.
The second reason for creating this blog is to write about all kinds of interesting stuff a 22year-old student who dresses in black might want to write about (like environmental stuff, culture, politics, traveling, studying, gothic style, music, etc etc)...
To start having fun, I'll post the list of the 101 things to do, and I'll note the ones I have already completed or are under completeness (lol).
If you don't have anything better to do, check this out:

The List:

#1: send a message in a bottle

#2: run up an escalator the wrong way

#3: make an origami crane (completed)

#4: learn how to tell when someone fancies you (and when they don't) (completed)

#5: keep a dream diary (completed)

#6: touch these creatures (working on it...)

#7: prepare yourself for fame (completed)

#8: learn to play an instrument (completed) 

#9: play a computer game to the end (completed)

#10: have an embarrassing moment and get over it (completed)

#11: get your school involved in a world record attempt

#12: paint a picture good enough to hang on the wall

#13: learn to whistle (and make other noises) (working on it...)

#14: see a ghost

#15: fart and burp (completed)

#16: make a swear box

#17: act in a play (completed)

#18: win something

#19: make a t-shirt (completed)

#20: stay up all night (completed...repeatedly)

#21: sleep all day (completed.....repeatedly) 

#22: invent a secret code

#23: learn how to do a card trick (completed)

#24: grow something from a seed

#25: start a collection (completed)

#26: help save the planet (completed) 

#27: turn back time

#28: learn to do a party trick

#29: climb to the top of a mountain

#30: make a one-minute movie (completed)

#31: host a party (completed...repeatedly)

#32: visit...

#33: learn to bake a cake (completed)

#34: hide treasure and leave map for friends to find

#35: learn how to ask someone out (and how to dump them) (completed)

#36: start your own blog (completed)

#37: write lyrics for a song

#38: make a time capsule

#39: be a genius
(completed)

#40: take care of an animal (completed)

#41: learn to like these foods (completed)

#42: April fool someone (completed)

#43: do something charitable  (completed) 

#44: teach your grandparents something new (completed) 

#45: invent a new game

#46: go as fast as you can  (completed)

#47: make your own badges

#48: watch these films

#49: read these books

#50: pretend to be ill convincingly

#51: save your pocket money for a month and spend it all at once (completed) 

#52: learn to swim (completed)

#53: succeed at something you're bad at

#54: be a daredevil

#55: invent a new trend

#56: know who your friends are

#57: plant a tree (and climb it when you're older)

#58: start a band

#59: camp out in the back garden

#60: learn to live without something you love for a week (completed)

#61: join a club  (completed) 

#62: cook a meal (completed)

#63: list the things your parents say they'll tell you when you're older

#64: make your bike or skateboard look cool (completed) 

#65: learn to juggle

#66: have a snowball fight and fun in the snow (completed) 

#67: build the ultimate sandcastle and have fun in the sun (completed) 

#68: take part in a TV show (completed)

#69: make a scene in a public place

#70: spend Christmas in another country (completed)

#71: do something nice without being asked (completed)

#72: see your music idol perform live (completed)

#73: have a sleepover (completed)

#74: become a spy

#75: watch a tadpole grow into a frog

#76: learn to say useful phrases in other languages (completed)

#77: make your own greeting cards (completed)

#78: hold a jumble sale

#79: build an igloo

#80: start your own secret society (completed) 

#81: research your family tree (completed)

#82: learn to skim stones  (completed)

#83: dye your hair (completed)

#84: lobby your local MP

#85: write a story and get it published (completed)

#86: sing in front of an audience

#87: learn to use long words (and drop them into conversation)

#88: blame someone else

#89: learn to stick up for yourself

#90: get from A to B using a map (completed)

#91: send a valentine card  (completed)

#92: have your own plot in the garden

#93: build your own website

#94: see your name in print (completed)

#95: make a unique milkshake (completed) 

#96: glue coins to the floor

#97: learn to take great photos (working on it...)

#98: drive something (completed)

#99: be vegetarian for a week (completed) 

#100: meet someone famous  (completed) 

#101: decide what you want to be when you grow up (completed)


So this is the list...
I'll be posting not only my progress, but other interesting topics as well!!! :)
besides you can find other blogs about this book (101 things to do before....) by people that tried to complete the list, day by day. So if I only posted my progress about it, it wouldn't be very interesting, would it?? :p
It's 4:00 am here in Athens, and I have a nasty toothache, so I'll go to sleep.
See you soon :D who knows, maybe I'll write something new tomorrow :)

4 comments:

Theodora said...

yippppeeee im the first !!!

some of the stuff on the list we've done as kids, but dont have them as "completed" oh well whatev...

ill be checking in periodically to see what mischief you are up to (again...hahahaha...)

i <3 u pomme gothique,

the girl in the cherry dress ^_^

Michael D'Agostino said...

You've had a book published? Did you do that just because it was on the list?

~Danni~ said...

Michael, I had a short story published in a book of short stories :) It wasn't "my" book, but it included my story, and it was a fantasy/sci-fi book :) No, at the time I had no idea that this "101 things to do" book even existed, I just happened to know the people that wrote short stories etc, and my story was good enough to make it to publishing, so that's why that happened :))

Michael D'Agostino said...

That's cool, I'm jealous :)