#5: Vector Marketing

I am now an independent contractor for Vector Marketing, which is a company created exclusively to sell CUTCO Cutlery. Nice people, great bosses. and the most flexible work schedule: If I need a day off, I just don’t schedule anything that day. No more being required to close, no more mountain of paperwork to change my schedule or request days off. It’s quite nice, really.

#28 – A Cold Shower Isn't The Only Remedy

A cold shower is a well-known and proven method of killing excitement. However, a midnight stroll around the neighborhood works too. I even added something to that goal – I walked it barefoot. In fact, I was able to do a good deed – I broke up some teenagers TPing a house by impressing on them how illegal it was. I don’t think they’ll be doing it again anytime soon.

#92: The first shirt

Well, on Friday, I bought my first of 5 shirts off ThinkGeek: The “I don’t work here” shirt, for the complete benefit of myself.

Since I wear black or white shirts to work now, I figure I’ll be wearing this one to work quite a bit; however, I’ll also wear it everywhere else. Like when I go into another Target store, and people insist on asking me questions EVEN THOUGH I’M NOT IN RED AND KAHKI and ALL TEAM MEMBERS ON THE FLOOR WEAR READ AND KAHKI! *deep breath* Sorry, I get a little ticked off when I’m in a Target in shorts and a tshirt (not red) and people insist on asking me questions because I look like I know where I’m going. Yes, I do know where I’m going, lady, because every single store is laid out with the same items on each aisle; the trick is finding the aisle I’m looking for. It’s called a planogram. Deal with the fact that I’m not going to tell you where to find the most obscure item in the store because I don’t work here.

That was a good rant.

#29 – Organize'd!

It’s finally done!

I finished!

That’s right, all my media (PS2 games, CDs, and DVDs) are completely organized! Now, just need to keep adding things as I find them, and remembering to scan them into my organizer program. Oh, that reminds me: I need a GOOD organizer program. Y’know, something where I can just scan in the barcode on the item, and it fills in everything else for me (unless it’s something REALLY obscure, in which case I’ll still have to do some data entry…. grrrr…..). And oh yeah, it’s gotta be free. When I finally get that, I’ll mark the task as completed on the list.

If all goes as planned, that’ll be done tonight.

#48, The Relapse

Well here it is, not even 24 hours after my last post about the Chipotle goal, and I’ve relapsed.

I didn’t even think about it when I went to Chipotle during my lunch break. The only thing I was thinking about was how hot it was, and how screwed up things were at work. I didn’t think about it until I was about halfway through the burrito.

Oh well. That will just serve to heighten my determination, and something. Now the clock starts over, and I again strive for 30 days.

#48 – No Chiplotage for you!

I think I’m crazy.

I’ve been Chipotle-free since Wednesday (the 24th), and I know I’m a little more addicted than I thought I was because it’s getting hard to bear living without having a burrito. How sad is that? I’m that dependant on a burrito from a certain establishment. Anyway, I’ve modified the goal slightly. Two weeks just is too short a time. Instead, I’m going for an entire month. That’s right, I’m not going to have a burrito until at least June 24th.

Let’s see how long I make it.

#67 – Create an online journal devoted to these 101 things

This one is kinda obvious.

This is the journal referred to in #67, so you can see I have set it up. It will probably go through some minor (major) tweaks (code rewrites) at some point; however, for now, it’s gonna look like the main blog. You might notice some rather sweeping changes at some point that are rather unexpectant, since my website automatically updates both the wordpress software and the k2 theme from subversion repositories at 2am (PST) every morning, in whatever state they’re in. This means they could be broken beyond belief. If that happens, I’m probably already working on getting less screwy code installed from the repository.


Welcome to my 101 things in 1001 days blog. This blog will help to track my progress through my 101 tasks through February 11, 2009. However, it will grow to be much more; I will eventually turn this into a large, popular resource for all information on this project, including ideas, starting points, sample lists, and more. Stay tuned, as I use this to fulfill several items on my list.

I may be adding more help at some point in the future; all help and new lists will be marked.