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365 Things in 356 Days, January 1 2011 - December 31 2011

The ones that a linked have a tumblr post about them, the ones that have been ticked have been completed! Wish me luck!

  • 1. Start an essay the night before and get a good grade for it (5+).
  • 2. Leave inspirational notes in library books.
  • 3. Take part in NaNoWriMo
  • 4. Watch all of the extended editions of Lord of The Rings.
  • 5. Survive IB.
  • 6. Paint my nails different colours of the rainbow.
  • 7. Write a list of people/sites you have discovered in the past few months, and why you love them.
  • 8. Tidy my desk.
  • 9. Delete my Twitter.
  • 10. Try minimalism, just for a while.
  • 11. Compliment someone I don't know.
  • 12. Write a list of things I am thankful for.
  • 13. Buy a dress.
  • 14. Create a PostSecret.
  • 15. Set my Blogger to private, unless I take a huge step and delete it completely.
  • 16. Give an anonymous gift.
  • 17. Go running in the rain.
  • 18. Write a CV.
  • 19. Change my hairstyle.
  • 20. Cloudwatch.
  • 21. Read a book in one day.
  • 22. Touch my toes.
  • 23. Just shout.
  • 24. Spend no money for a week.
  • 25. Watch a sunrise.
  • 26. Memorise a poem.
  • 27. Don't eat chocolate for a week.
  • 28. Finish my quest for Angelic Pendant.
  • 29. Write for the school magazine.
  • 30. Organise my wardrobe.
  • 31. Cover my pinboard and/or walls with magazine cuttings, photos, doodles etc.
  • 32. Pull an all-nighter.
  • 33. Draw a cartoon.
  • 34. Write to a pen friend.
  • 35. Talk to a stranger in a lift.
  • 36. Write a poem.
  • 37. Write on a wall.
  • 38. Sing in public (on the street).
  • 39. Learn the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  • 40. Tutor someone.
  • 41. Get up early for no reason.
  • 42. Send a message in a bottle.
  • 43. Don't use the internet for a whole week.
  • 44. Run a race.
  • 45. Have a temporary tattoo.
  • 46. Make a scrapbook.
  • 47. Don't wear shoes for a whole day.
  • 48. Do a running commentary of a TV show without sound.
  • 49. Eat breakfast outside in my PJs.
  • 50. Cook a meal.
  • 51 - 62. Write a letter to myself every month for a year.
  • 63. Record myself singing.
  • 64. Make a bracelet.
  • 65. Wear a hat all day.
  • 66. Make something out of dental floss.
  • 67. Write a song.
  • 68. Make a stop-frame animation of a rubber duck.
  • 69. Tell a story.
  • 70. Create a ransom-style letter from newspaper letters.
  • 71. Re-gift something.
  • 72. Wear a ring.
  • 73. Make a picture from coloured sweets (winegums, smarties etc)
  • 74. Write on my hand, up my arm.
  • 75. Get brainfreeze from an ice-cream.
  • 76. Wear 3D glasses for as long as possible.
  • 77. Have a lollipop.
  • 78. Draw a picture in the space for the days on my calendar for a week
  • 79. Write an anonymous letter.
  • 80. Wear a badge on my coat for a week.
  • 81. Write a letter to my best friend. Sending it is not obligatory.
  • 82. Draw a picture/cartoon on a birthday card.
  • 83. Make a video.
  • 84. Wear a necklace as a bracelet.
  • 85. Draw a picture of all your friends in a group.
  • 86. Make a daisychain.
  • 87. Finish my Warneford Leavers' Book!
  • 88. Make something from paperclips.
  • 89. Sew a button onto something.
  • 90. Kiss someone on the nose.
  • 91. Write something on a mirror.
  • 92. Write a short children's story.
  • 93. Illustrate the childrens' story mentioned above.
  • 94. Send a postcard.
  • 95. Draw on my fingernails with Sharpie pens.
  • 96. Learn a new word today!
  • 97. Blow bubbles.
  • 98. Lie in the grass.
  • 99. Hold someone's hand.
  • 100. Write a list of things that have changed in the past year.
  • 101. Write about whether the things on the list above were good or bad.
  • 102. Make something from pipe-cleaners.
  • 103. Wear something with sequins on.
  • 104. Do housework.
  • 105. Learn to play 'Hey Jude' on keyboard. Fluently. Singing along is optional, but preferable.
  • 106. Acquire a Midnight Beast t-shirt.
  • 107. Send a Valentine's Card. A joke card does count.
  • 108. Make a promise and keep it.
  • 109. Re-design my Gaia profile.
  • 110. Write down 10 things I feel lucky to have.
  • 111. Stay in bed until the afternoon.
  • 112. Play paintball.
  • 113. Listen to the birds.
  • 114. Have a picnic.
  • 115. Make a paperchain.
  • 116. Learn to touchtype properly.
  • 117. Do some origami.
  • 118. Wear my hair in bunches.
  • 119. Eat babyfood.
  • 120. Make a paper chain of people.
  • 121. Play I-Spy.
  • 122. Sing a duet.
  • 123. Make a sheep out of cotton wool.
  • 124. Make a paper aeroplane.
  • 125. Drink only milk for a day.
  • 126. Have a pillow fight.
  • 127. Sleep in the Common Room at school.
  • 128. Wear a bow in my hair.
  • 129. Play Tetris.
  • 130. At least attempt to make my own layout for my tumblr.
  • 131. Take a photo each hour for a day.
  • 132. Admit my love for Hello Kitty.
  • 133. Go to breakfast when it opens at the weekend and stay there for at least 3 hours.
  • 134. Smile.
  • 135. Create a book/video/etc documenting a trip.
  • 136. Play 'Face Replace'.
  • 137. Iron the Hello Kitty iron-on patches onto SOMETHING.
  • 138. Explain your childhood nicknames.
  • 139. Let someone borrow your clothes.
  • 140. Listen to the radio.
  • 141. Meditate.
  • 142. Go to an art gallery.
  • 143. Spend all day in the library.
  • 144. Wear uncomfortable shoes for a day.
  • 145. Wear an anorak and make it look good.
  • 146. Draw a meaningful doodle and explain it.
  • 147. Wear sunnies all day.
  • 148. Create a 'hamma-bead' thing.
  • 149. Wear flip-flops all day.
  • 150. Listen to a cassette tape.
  • 151. Make a 'scooby'.
  • 152. Pop bubblewrap.
  • 153. Listen to music from my childhood.
  • 154. Draw a moustache on my face/wear a fake moustache.
  • 155. Make shadow puppets with my fingers.
  • 156. Play Beggar My Neighbour.
  • 157. Eat porridge and honey.
  • 158. Write a list of things you would save in a fire.
  • 159. Try to predict where you will be in 10 years time.
  • 160. Explain the predictions above.
  • 161. Tickle someone with a feather.
  • 162. Draw a smiley face on someone's work.
  • 163. Do a wordsearch.
  • 164. Play Monopoly.
  • 165. Draw on my cheek.
  • 166. Go to bed early.
  • 167. Go to the gym and actually WORK OUT.
  • 168. Start work before 10pm for once.
  • 169. Have a 'who can pull the weirdest face' competition.
  • 170. Mess around with webcam effects.
  • 171. Don't iron my t-shirts for once!
  • 172. Design a business card for myself.
  • 173. Make something from a cardboard box.
  • 174. Don't be sarcastic for a whole day.
  • 175. Try and be sarcastic as much as possible!
  • 176. Wear a skirt that's too short.
  • 177. Buy novelty plasters and use them.
  • 178. Sleep in a sleeping bag.
  • 179. Make something from string.
  • 180. Sharpen a pencil so it can be used at both ends.
  • 181. Wear a mask.
  • 182. Share your music tastes with a friend.
  • 183. Wear toe socks.
  • 184. Tie a tie around my head.
  • 185. Make a list of my top 10 favourite Pokemon.
  • 186. Pass my grade 5 singing exam!
  • 187. Help out at Rainbows again.
  • 188. Wear odd socks.
  • 189. Leave notes for people on post-it notes.
  • 190. Design a rocket.
  • 191. Have a clothes swap.
  • 192. Dismantle a pen.
  • 193. Finish the film...
  • 194. ... and develop it!
  • 195. Complete a crossword puzzle, and feel really clever because of it.
  • 196. Re-arrange the furniture in my bedroom at home.
  • 197. Sing a song to someone.
  • 198. Cut up a credit card.
  • 199. Get a photo in a photo booth.
  • 200. Draw on a chalkboard.
  • 201. Watch an entire series of Scrubs in one day.
  • 202. Do that thing with a hand-drier where you turn the nozzle around and blow your hair all over the place (:
  • 203. Where did that scar on your forehead come from?! And um... the ones (plural) on your back?!? EXPLAIN.
  • 204. Share a childhood photo with your friends.
  • 205. Learn to spell Missi... Misipp... Misssssissssssippppiii
  • 206. Wear a Santa hat at an inappropriate time of year.
  • 207. Watch a candle burn.
  • 208. Learn to juggle.
  • 209. Do an American accent. DO IT.
  • 210. Be a hardcore babysitter. That means actually do work when babysitting. No joke.
  • 211. Have a water fight.
  • 212. Wear coloured tights.
  • 213. Tackle someone to the ground while giving them a hug.
  • 214. Paint a picture.
  • 215. Make a snowman.
  • 216. Re-read Harry Potter.
  • 217. Drink all beverages with a straw all day.
  • 218. Play with a slinky.
  • 219. See how many marshmallows I can fit in my mouth.
  • 220. Be a tourguide.
  • 221. Draw a face on a balloon.
  • 222. Give someone a hug when they really need one.
  • 223. Wear facepaint.
  • 224. Write a haiku that actually makes sense.
  • 225. Take part in a flashmob.
  • 226. Do a scratchcard.
  • 227. Write a simple message on your hand and show it to the world.
  • 228. Make a banner for a protest.
  • 229. Learn a song in another language.
  • 230. Read a graphic novel.
  • 231. Flick a rubber band at someone.
  • 232. Draw on a whiteboard.
  • 233. Fly a kite.
  • 234. Make a pompom.
  • 235. Dance in the rain.
  • 236. Make an Operation Christmas Child shoebox present.
  • 237. Hold your breath for as long as possible.
  • 238. Sleep in an unexpected place.
  • 239. Insult someone in another language.
  • 240. Take a powernap.
  • 241. Have a vegetarian day!
  • 242. Paint on a rock with chalk.
  • 243. Make a time capsule.
  • 244. Draw faces on pieces of fruits.
  • 245. Take an IQ test.
  • 246. Look at things close up using binoculars.
  • 247. Write about my opinion of something.
  • 248. Ignore my alarm clock.
  • 249. Start my own religion.
  • 250. Postpone something.
  • 251. Write an acceptance speech.
  • 252. Design a font.
  • 253. Countdown on a calendar to a special event!
  • 254. Glue my fingers together.
  • 255. Write about my dream job.
  • 256. Plan my own TV channel.
  • 257. Write a will.
  • 258. Name a plant.
  • 259. Decide on the song that best describes my feelings at the moment.
  • 260. Take a photographic self portrait.
  • 261. Listen to a new genre of music and see whether I like it.
  • 262. Buy a plushie unicorn.
  • 263. Sneak up on a cat.
  • 264. Shoot an unsuspecting person with a water pistol.
  • 265. Eat a watermelon.
  • 266. Make a dunce hat.
  • 267. Wear the dunce hat.
  • 268. Tie ribbons on random objects.
  • 269. Build a timeline of my presence on various sites.
  • 270. Make a house out of Lego.
  • 271. Work on a different timezone for a few days.
  • 272. Have a debate.
  • 273. Research my dream job.
  • 274. Plan the next few years of my life.
  • 275. Talk to someone all night.
  • 276. Tell someone you miss them.
  • 277. Use food colouring to change the colour of my food for a day.
  • 278. Make a flower from coloured tissue paper.
  • 279. Write about my favourite people.
  • 280. Decide on the song that best describes my life at the moment.
  • 281. Do the dishes.
  • 282. Go on an adventure with a friend.
  • 283. Write a list of 5 things I want to save my money for.
  • 284. Make a plasticine person.
  • 285. Splash in puddles.
  • 286. Buy a piece of clothing on the internet.
  • 287. Squirt squirty cream!
  • 288. Be happy for an entire day.
  • 289. Have a road trip.
  • 290. Go to IKEA!
  • 291. Tell a joke to 5 people.
  • 292. Make a flick book.
  • 293. Put Tippex on my nails.
  • 294. Roll down a hill.
  • 295. Sleep in a tent.
  • 296. Play in a play park.
  • 297. Set a deadline.
  • 298. Make a sock puppet.
  • 299. Use a wind-up watch.
  • 300. Make a pyramid of playing cards.
  • 301. Use chop-sticks.
  • 302. Wear patterned tights.
  • 303. Re-design the logo for a store I love.
  • 304. Introduce a friend to Pokemon.
  • 305. Write a letter to myself at the end of 2011, explaining everything that's happened in the past year.
  • 306. Write a list of things I want to happen in 2011.
  • 307. Draw with wax-crayons.
  • 308. For one day do NOT swear like a drunken sailor. It'll be a challenge.
  • 309. Surprise someone.
  • 310. Complete a difficult sudoku.
  • 311. Make a list of things I love about someone.
  • 312. Look at the stars.
  • 313. Buy flowers for someone.
  • 314. Make bows out of sweet wrappers.
  • 315. Make a badge for someone proclaiming something about them.
  • 316. Poke someone with a stick.
  • 317. Flick water at someone.
  • 318. Mow the lawn.
  • 319. Wear an old pair of shoes.
  • 320. Spend time messing around in an Apple store.
  • 321. Say 'thank you' to someone who really deserves it.
  • 322. Trust someone's advice.
  • 323. Throw away 25 unnecessary things.
  • 324. Sing in the shower.
  • 325. Use scented pens.
  • 326. Admit that I am addicted to the internet.
  • 327. Write about my favourite animal.
  • 328. Make a fancy dress costume.
  • 329. Wear the fancy dress costume.
  • 330. Introduce a favourite movie to a friend.
  • 331. Jump out from a hiding place and scare someone.
  • 332. Walk in the rain.
  • 333. Make a birthday badge for someone.
  • 334. Laugh.
  • 335. Talk to a stuffed animal.
  • 336. Help someone with a problem.
  • 337. Make a list of things I love about someone.
  • 338. Make my own writing paper.
  • 339. Make a list of my favourite names.
  • 340. Have an actual French conversation, outside of French class.
  • 341. Poke someone with a stick.
  • 342. Stick googly eyes on an inanimate object.
  • 343. Squirt water with the fish bath toy on my desk.
  • 344. Wear an eye patch.
  • 345. Complete a jigsaw puzzle in one day.
  • 346. For once don't care what other people think of me.
  • 347. Write about my confidence.
  • 348. Fill in a boring form.
  • 349. Play Freerice all day.
  • 350. Take touristy photos.
  • 351. Give a possession a human name.
  • 352. Straighten my hair.
  • 353. Listen to songs from musicals.
  • 354. Plan my ideal dinner party.
  • 355. Write a wishlist.
  • 356. Make of things I miss about home.
  • 357. Sing with headphones in.
  • 358. Wear fangs!
  • 359. Make a necklace.
  • 360. Write an autobiography of my life so far.
  • 361. Decorate belongings with stickers.
  • 362. Make an important decision.
  • 363. Be proud of something.
  • 364. Do something I regret.
  • 365. Go to bed smiling.
dec 29 2010 ∞
may 25 2011 +