Day Zero Project

Update Page for Day Zero Project

I will be writing a blog post for each finished challenge and linking them back here.


Italics = In Progress
Bold = Finished

Movies and Music

1. Go to 5 concerts (0/5)
2. Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland
3. Listen to 26 new bands (one for each letter of the alphabet) (26/26)
4. Go to a music festival
5. Make a playlist of my favorite 101 songs
6. Watch all the James Bond movies (22/22)
7. Watch 10 foreign films (1/10)
8. Have a Pixar marathon
9. See 101 new movies (84/101)
10. Spend a day in PJs watching movies
11. See a movie at a drive-in
12. See all of IMDB’s Top 250 movies  (24/250)
13. See a movie at an outdoor setting (not a drive-in)
14. Choose an actor/actress and see all their films (1/22)
15. Have a zombie movie marathon

Writing and Books

16. Spend an afternoon in the park reading
17. Reread all of the Harry Potter books (7/7)
18. Read all the Booker Prize winning books
19. Complete The Artist’s Way
20. Reread all of Jane Austen’s novels (2/6)
21. Leave an inspirational note in a book to be found by someone else
22. Write a letter to myself to be opened at the end of 1001 days
23. Complete NaNoWriMo
24. Keep a journal for this project
25. Buy a moleskine notebook
26. Keep a “Six Words to Describe the Day” journal for 6 months
27. Make a list of 101 inspirational quotes (61/101)
28. Blog 1001 times (659/1001)
29. Find 26 unfamiliar words (one for each letter of the alphabet) and use in a blog post (0/26)
30. Finish 100 creative writing prompts (8/100)
31. Write 1000 words a day for a month
32. Finish 30 reading challenges (17/30)
33. Read my height in books (68/68in.)
34. Bookcross 20 books (10/20)
35. Join or create a book club
36. Attend 3 literary events (not book club meetings)
37. Pass 250,000 pages read for my 1,000,000 pages challenge (93,426/250,000)

Fashion, Body, Food, and Health

38. Have a facial
39. Get a full body massage
40. Buy a Little Black Dress
41. Take a yoga class
42. Meditate every day for a month
43. Complete the 200 squat challenge
44. Eat only raw food for a day
45. Go on a preplanned picnic
46. Have a candlelit dinner
47. Take a cooking class
48. Make homemade salsa
49. Take a brewery tour
50. Eat an apple a day for a month
51. Buy a business suit
52. Get laser eye surgery
53. Buy a vintage dress
54. Throw away all my underwear and start again
55. Have manicure or pedicure
56. Go pick berries
57. Make 10 different types of cupcakes
58. Host a wine and cheese party
59. Host a regressive dinner party
60. Try 30 new recipes (25/30)
61. Build a gingerbread house
62. Host a tea party
63. Host a homemade pizza party


64. Give money to a street musician
65. Save $5 for every task completed ($75)
66. Sell something on eBay
67. Don’t spend any money for a week
68. Cash in my change jar
69. Tip 100%
70. Get a piggy bank
71. Donate 100,000 grains of rice on (2040/100,000)

Activities, Travel, and Events

72. Complete “50 Questions that Free Your Mind” (50/50)
73. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a Irish pub
74. Complete a soduku puzzle
75. Learn to say “I love You” in 10 languages
76. Take pictures in a photo booth
77.Take an IQ test
78. Learn to make an origami crane
79. Make 100 homemade cards
80. Take 26 photos of things that inspire me (one for each letter of the alphabet)
81. Take a college class for fun
82. Do a 3-5 km walk
83. Get a passport
84.Make a wish at 11:11 on November 11, 2011
85. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast
86. Attend Mardi Gras
87. Participate in a flash mob or zombie walk
88. Go hiking or horseback riding
89. Go canoeing or kayaking
90. Build a snowman
91. Jump into a pile of leaves
92. Fly a kite
93. Play Bingo in a Bingo hall
94. Go ice Skating
95. Participate in or create a scavenger hunt
96. Visit 5 museums
97. See the opera, orchestra, or theatre production
98. Complete a coloring book
99. Send 10 postcards with
100. Scrapbook 100 pages
101. Send flowers to a friend just because


10 responses to “Day Zero Project

  1. anna

    November 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    This is a really good idea Buff!! I think I might adopt some of these goals for myself too. Where did you get the idea to do this??

  2. Tobe

    November 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I ran across the idea from one of the book bloggers I follow. If you Google search “Day Zero Project” there’s a webiste that collects peoples lists. You can create your own list and track your progress from there. Speaking of… I need to update mine!


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