Checking Off Some Easy Ones- #4, #5, #33, & #76

While I have some free time (still waiting to begin work; I've received an offer but it's "processing"), I've been trying to accomplish some of the things on my new 101 Things in 1001 Days list. You know, the easy, low-budget ones. Like these.

#4- Create an Address Book

I'm a bit old-fashioned in many regards, and one of the antiquated things for which I have a special fondness is mail. Not bills. Hand-written cards and letters. I LOVE getting these from friends and family, and I enjoy sending them as well. There's just something extra meaningful about tangible, hand-written mail in this fast-paced, digital age. Anyway, I decided it'd be quite nice to organize all of my scattered addresses into one neat and tidy book, like a real lady.

So I set out, in search of a fancy yet reasonably address book, unsure if they even still made them. They do! I found this lovely pocket-sized one for under $10.


I used a pencil to write in addresses in case people move; that should make for easy updating. I'm very pleased with this purchase, and now that it's filled in, I feel oh-so-organized.

#5- Create a Weekly Cleaning List

I've been wanting to do this since I moved out of my parents' place. Finally, this has been done! 


I printed it out on plain printer paper then framed it in an 8x10 picture frame I had lying around. Guys, this makes it DRY ERASE! Yes, you can use a dry-erase marker to write on the glass, and it easily erases later. I love it!!!!

To make myself actually stick to this, I put together a handy little cleaning tote that fits in the cabinet below the sink. I got a super cheap shower caddy and filled it with white washcloths, microfiber dusting cloths, sponges, and all the Method and Better Life household cleaners I use.


It really does make cleaning so much easier, so it's hard to think of excuses to not clean.

#33- Try a New Food

Technically, I've done this one about three times since my 101 Things 2.0 timeline began in November, but two of those times were only tastes of something Matt ordered (roe (fish eggs) on sushi and goat at an Indian restaurant). This one I ordered myself at Yoshi Sushi Fusion.

I got kani nigiri- a raw snow crab leg over rice held in place by a band of seaweed. 


It was really good, but not worth the price. One piece (which is about two bites; two pieces are shown in the picture) is $5. Yeah. Not very Dave-friendly.

#76- Indulge in a Pint of Ben and Jerry's

This last one is a little silly, but you know what? I've never tried Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Until about a week ago. 


Cherry Garcia is a classic B&J flavor, and with my love for cordial cherries, I thought it'd be a good one to try. Aaaaaand I ate it all in one go. Such shame.

(Note: this was pre-Daniel Plan. Before I weighed and saw my weight had blossomed to 200+ pounds. So...yeah.)  

I noticed at Whole Foods the other day that Ben and Jerry's has a large selection of non-dairy options, and that many of their ingredients are Fair Trade certified. So, if I'm gonna indulge in the future, Ben and Jerry's seems like a wise choice. (I just don't need to eat the entire pint at once.) 

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