Wednesday, November 28, 2007

#105 Cut My Own Christmas Tree

Well hells bells and pouring rain! This would have been the my first time to The Jolly Elf Christmas Tree Farm and one of the funnest events of the holiday season! But due to unexpected "bad" weather in the area we were unable to make the trip out to cut our own tree! =( WAH!
Crystal actually came up with the idea of asking my sister (Her SIL. Haha) if and when her and her family were planning on making the trip. We got the information, set a date and waited anxiously. All the while not even the least bit concerned with the forecast and what it had in store... I mean, not too long ago I wrote a Haiku with the current season in mind! So, we expected just to wait until after Thanksgiving before we chose our tree. But as she does, Mother-Nature stepped in and changed our plans, bringing in a cold and wet weekend! Needless to say the trip was canceled and Crystal and I were bit disappointed.

We decided to do the next best thing, haha, and go to the neighborhood Home Depot and pick an already cut tree. Not as exciting as actually finding the "perfect" tree and cutting it down yourself but, hey, a tree is a tree. =) I think we got a great tree and it's a beautiful Christmas tree!

Better luck nest season! =)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

#74 Write a Haiku a Week (2/143)


No Clouds In The Sky
And Still The Day Rains On You
-Wishful For Better.

Monday, November 19, 2007

#6 Sign a Hobo (0/33)

AUSTIN, TX - Where have all the Hobos gone? Sunday morning I had a few errands to run around town and thought, "this would be a perfect time to Sign a Hobo". But, to my dismay there weren't any around. I even hit the usual spots trying to get at the usual suspects; The one legged chair rider on the East side of William Cannon & I-35 and the crazy shake guy on the West side of 35, but NO luck! I am almost convinced even those guys take Sunday's off.

I'm thinking my next effort will have to take place on a Saturday. I mean, I'd much rather blog about my success, with pictures to highlight the "event" than to be here with really nothing at all. No worries, my next effort will be a definite success!

"I'm thinking Arby's"

Diego Ybarra

Thursday, November 15, 2007

#74 Write a Haiku a Week (1/143) + 1

Coyote Lullaby

Midnight Lullaby...
Beneath Twinkling of Night
-A Coyote's Cry

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

#74 Write a Haiku a Week (1/143)

Autumn Texas

Mid November Now
In This Fall The Sun Still Warms
-For This, Is Texas

#3 Post List on Blogger & MySpace [DONE]

Now for some, this may not seem like a worthy item on the list. But for me, actually having my list posted rather than tucked away in a notepad or something drives me. Drives me to accomplish as many, if not all of my 101!

I've still got 98 tasks to complete with 1000 days left to do so.
Wish me the BEST!


#2 Finish List [DONE]

Yeah, I know what you're thinking... He isn't really doing anything at all! But like I said before, You've got to start somewhere! And, for me completing the list was a task in itself!

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#1 Start List [DONE]

Day ONE and I'm already taking control of my 101!

Okay, so this was a gimme! C'mon, give me a break, you gotta start somewhere right? But coming up with a list of 101 things to do that actually seem worthy of being on the list is somewhat harder than I thought. With that said I was able to compile a list I deem worthy.

101 Things To Do In 1001 Days

I got an email from my sister yesterday... She has joined some of her friends on the 101 Things To Do In 1001 Days journey! After reading about the "journey" and her list, I knew I had to give it a try.

The Mission:

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.

3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.

4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

So... Here I am, Day One!
My list -in the order the ideas came to mind- is over there to the right. Check it! [List REMOVED on last day of 1001 days]
And please let me know if you plan on starting your own journey!