101 Things

Start date: 13 September 2010
End date: 10 June 2013
Complete: 49/101

  1. Done! — Clean out the ill-fitting clothes from my closet [13 Nov. 2010 — I filled five bags of clothes to donate]
  2. Switch brokerage firms to one that doesn’t charge for inactivity
  3. Scan the Commonwealth project slides
  4. Visit and photograph 100 Massachusetts towns
  5. Done! — Make a photo book [16 Nov. 2010 — book review]
  6. Done! — Bicycle in Provence [14-27 Sept. 2011]
  7. Visit London again
  8. Ride from Williamstown to P-Town – Part 1: Williamstown to Central Mass
  9. Ride from Williamstown to P-Town – Part 2: Central Mass to Milford
  10. Ride from Williamstown to P-Town – Part 3: Milford to Cape Cod Canal
  11. Done! — Ride from Williamstown to P-Town – Part 4: Woods Hole to Provincetown [19 Sept. 2010 — ride recap]
  12. Do the epic Six Gaps ride in Vermont
  13. Done! — Read The History of Insulin [17 Oct. 2010 — recap and call to action]
  14. Read Pumping Insulin
  15. Done! — Read The Diabetic Athletes Handbook [8 July 2011 — I'll post notes soon, but in a nutshell: "Whatever works . . ."]
  16. Read Empire of Liberty
  17. Read What Hath God Wrought
  18. Done! — Read Taliban by Ahmed Rashid [4 Oct. 2010 — Amazing! Book notes to follow.]
  19. Empty out the big tub o’ stuff in the office closet
  20. Done! — Clean up the closet
  21. Done! — Meet @BernardF in person [11 Nov. 2011 — We had breakfast at Panera. He's a great guy!]
  22. Done! — Meet @karen_mst in person [WEGO Health meet-up, 16 Sept. 2010]
  23. Make an omelette
  24. Done! — Watch the “Firefly” series [21 December 2010 — Lisa and I really enjoyed it. We may have been the only ones who saw it.]
  25. Watch the “MillenniuM” series
  26. Done! — Watch season 3 of “Deadwood” [Lisa and I finished this up in the spring of 2013. What a great show. What a pity that HBO cancelled it. How fitting that it just kind of ended.]
  27. Watch season 2 of “Extras”
  28. Listen to all of the Arvo Pärt recordings
  29. Snowshoe up Mount Greylock
  30. Done! — Go cross-country skiing [17 January 2013 — I skied at the Weston Ski Track]
  31. Done! — Run a 5k [29 May 2011 — I ran the Holliston 5K for Children's Hospital in 21:48]
  32. Done! — Run a 10k [26 June 2011 — 49:27]
  33. Done! — Run a half-marathon [20 March 2011 — 1:52:41]
  34. Done! — Ride a century [19 Sept. 2010]
  35. Done! — Do a flip-turn at the pool [6 Nov. 2010 — They weren't pretty, but I did three while swimming laps.]
  36. Done! — Ride one of the ADA Tours de Cure
  37. Done! — Hike Mount Tom [5 June 2011]
  38. Hike in the Adirondacks
  39. See a game at the new Yankee Stadium
  40. See a game at Citi Field
  41. Done! See a game at Philly’s new ballpark [April 2012]
  42. See a National’s game in DC
  43. Post a bunch of my old MATLAB code
  44. Done! — Try to refinance our loan [Nov. 2010 - May 2011 — I'm gonna say we tried, though no one was very interested in helping us. Fortunately our loan adjusted downward.]
  45. Done! — Finish paying off my student loans [Dec. 2010]
  46. Go to a Boston Symphony concert with Lisa
  47. Done! — Go to the Museum of Modern Art in NYC [August 2011]
  48. Done! — Go to the new Art of the Americas wing of the Boston MFA [5 January 2011 — I really love the new wing! I'm going to see it again and again.]
  49. Done! — Visit Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art [14 December 2011 — We had a team outing.]
  50. Done! — Read a book of contemporary poetry [23 December 2010 — I read Slamming Open the Door by Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno and very much enjoyed it.]
  51. Read Harry Potter et la coupe de feu
  52. Go to Toronto
  53. Done! — See Niagara Falls (for once) [23 March 2012 — I saw them during my amazing ATB weekend]
  54. Make my way through the Rosetta Stone course in Hindi
  55. Make my own saag paneer
  56. Done! — Have lunch/dinner with Gillian [5 November 2011]
  57. See Kerry in Atlanta
  58. Go to a Braves game
  59. Read all of my recent issues of Aperture
  60. Done! — Update to WordPress ver. 3 [5 April 2011]
  61. Done! — Update my WordPress theme
  62. Install an online portfolio for my website
  63. Done! — Start the “Test Strip Rebellion” [6 April 2011 — first shot]
  64. Go inside the Vermont state capitol
  65. Go inside the New Hampshire state capitol
  66. Done! — Go inside the Maine state capitol
  67. Go inside the Rhode Island state capitol
  68. Go inside the Connecticut state capitol
  69. Get my Netflix queue to under 100
  70. Go camping in Baxter SP again
  71. Attend more than ½ of a season of the Newton Camera Club
  72. Done! — Make 10 mix-tape CDs for Lisa
  73. Done! — Decide whether to get a CGM [My transmitter and new sensors should arrive 5 January 2011.]
  74. Read Perfect Exposure
  75. Done! — Print big photo of Paris [24 Oct. 2010]
  76. Done! — Develop and print big photo of Uluṟu [23 Oct. 2010]
  77. Done! — Finish reading Sag Harbor [14 Nov. 2011 — It's a good read.]
  78. Done! — Update the “Burying Grounds” and “New England Iconography” pages [Posted 129 photographs of headstones.]
  79. Done! — Finish reading The Judgment of Paris
  80. Done! — Get all of the photos from the crashed hard drive into Lightroom [Sadly, a bunch of the scans are gone forever. Fortunately, I still have the slides.]
  81. Done! — Post about diabetes and the “Black Swan” phenomena (robustness of artificial pancreas as a “cure”) [11 Nov. 2010 — (Devil's) Advocating for the Artificial Pancreas]
  82. Done! — Improve the comment workflow on my web site [5 April 2011]
  83. Done! — Add a medical disclaimer to my web site [5 April 2011]
  84. Visit Boston cemeteries: Granary Burying Ground, Kings Burying Ground
  85. Walk around Mount Auburn cemetery
  86. Finish reading The Age of Wonder
  87. Interview coworker about her green card saga
  88. Read Inhuman Bondage
  89. Done! — Swim in the Atlantic
  90. Take a Photoshop class
  91. Update Flickr every week with something from the archives
  92. Done! — Use a pinhole camera [I used my Holga pinhole camera in June 2011]
  93. Figure out how to interrogate my BG meter from MATLAB
  94. Done! — Improve my BG analysis software in MATLAB [The "diabetes fusion" app is a huge improvement, but it isn't done yet.]
  95. Post my BG analysis software
  96. Done! — Learn about Photoshop smart objects and smart filters [Not much to it really]
  97. Ride around Mount Washington, NH
  98. Create an outline for a survey of Indian photographers
  99. Done! — Improve my web site’s 404 page [5 April 2011]
  100. Fix all of my basal and bolus rates
  101. Ride RAGBRAI

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