Saturday, 27 February 2010

1001 things in 101 days

I recently came across this blog and loved this idea from it. So here is my own list of 101 things to do in 1001 days

1 / 101 things. 0% done!

Began: 27/02/10
End: 11/12/12

nothing/in progress/completed

01. Make a new close friend
02. Celebrate my 18th Birthday in style
03. Go out at least twice a month with my family for a year (0/24)
04. Have a least one decent relationship
05.Make sushi with my friends

06. Make a short film (professionally)
07. Pass grade 8 clarinet
08. Post a blog post at least once a week for a year (0/52)
09. Write a short story
10. Take at least one photograph a month for a year which I actually put time and effort into (0/12)
11. Make a video blog at least once a month for a year (0/12)
12. Read 50 books (4/50)
13. Re-learn how to play piano
14. Find a quotation from each book I read which I find inspiring and write it down
15. Get accepted into university
16. Add more things to my wall
17. Get a level 7 in philosophy essay

18. Visit New York
19. Complete Duke of Edinburgh Gold
20. Go to the theatre once a month for a year (0/12)
22. Audition for school production
23. Join a new club
24. Travel outside Europe
25. Climb a mountain

26. Make a cookbook for university
27. Re-arrange my room in some way
28. Host a dinner party
29. Create a piece of art for my room
30. Try cooking a new cake
31. Have a bonfire
32. Play wii with my sister once a month for a year (0/12)
33. Paint Vikki's room

34. Drink 5 glasses of water per day (2/1001)
35. Cycle to school everyday for a month (1/30)
36. Eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables everyday (2/1001)
37. Succeed in doing the splits
38. Join a dance class
39. Grow hair long
40. Organise hair accessories draw and buy some new hair clips
41. Only eat chocolate twice a week for six months (0/52)
42. Run 3 miles without stopping
43. No crisps for 6 months (0/6)
44. Don't wear makeup on at-home-Sundays

45. Keep on top of my emails
46. Clear out my computer files
47. Keep my desk clear for at least 1 month
48. Clean out closet
49. Sort out desk drawer
50. Update memory book on a weekly basis (0/143)
51. Become a school officer
52. Sort out wire drawer
53. Throw away laddered tights
54. Organise and section school folders

55. Save up £1000 for university
56. Enter a contest (and hopefully win!)
57. Write down 5 positive things a day for a month (0/30)
58. Have something that I have written published (anywhere)
59. Listen to the radio instead of downloading music
60. Learn to drive
61. Identify 100 things that make me happy (0/100)
62. Get predicited 677 in my IB highers
63. Plant Sunflowers in the Summer
64. Read the newspaper once a week for a year (1/52)
65. Cook once a week for a month (0/4)

66. Surprise someone
67. Write 10 handwritten letters/notes/cards (0/10)
68. Buy a spontaneous present for someone
69. Invest my time in someone
70. Take some decent photographs of me and my friends
71. Donate all the clothes that I don't want any more
72. Leave a nerdfighter note in a John Green book
73. Bake a cake and bring it into school to surprise everyone
74. Make a piece of jewellery
75. Appreciate my friends more

76. Get into National Youth Theatre
77. Go to the beach at least twice in the summer with my friends
78. Build a snowman
79. Win something
80. Go to the science museum
81. Watch every Harry Potter film back to back
82. Watch an event at the 2012 London Olympics
83. Go to the last Harry Potter premier
84. Make a list of things to do in summer and complete it

85. Do not buy anything for myself 1 month straight
86. Get a job
87. Get work experience
88. Buy a new camera
89. Buy a lottery ticket
90. Pay back everyone who I borrow money from
91. Make Christmas presents for friends
92. Don't buy anything on impulse

93. Finish a cross stitch
94. Knit a scarf
95. Pass my exams with 36 points or more
96. Visit more art galleries
97. Only buy clothes I know I will wear
98. Have at least 100 subscribes on YouTube (iamjuliayesiam)
99. Organise a holiday for the end of school and exams
100. Play saxophone in orchestra for one month (0/4)
101. Complete all 101 things

Who knows if I will actually complete these things, but I really want to.
And yeah, we made a Tardis.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Films and Theatre

Just back from seeing An Education, though it's been out for a while I haven't had a chance to see it, so our whole family went to see it today.
I really enjoyed it. It was my type of film, well made and something you can relate to with engaging characters and all the same, great camera work and acting. I have to say I didn't recognise any of the main actors from anywhere, but I will note down their names and be excited for any other film they are in because they blew me away. They were so easy to understand and empathise with, making you feel part of what was going on and allowing you to become part of them.
So if you haven't seen it I would highly recommend getting it when it comes out on DVD or catch it before it leaves the big screen.

I feel like I haven't been to the cinema in ages, and so, I have compiled a list of films that I want to see including Avatar (I really feel like I am the only person who hasn't seen this film), Brothers, Up in the Air, The Lovely Bones, The Princess and the Frog and of course I will go along with all my friends to see Valentine's Day when that comes out. It's nearing the time of the Oscars and so there are lots of films to see. I can't complain, but it is really expensive to go to the cinema. Especially when I can go to the National Theatre and see any show there for less money.
National Youth Theatre audition in a week, I'm excited/nervous/scared/excited again.