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My 101 list: 19/101
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Since I started compiling it on July 12, I only have 990 days left according to DayZeroProject. It's all good, though, since I've already started work on some of the ones I came up with first.

101 goals, organized in questionable categoriesCollapse )

I'm excited about my list. I do wonder just how much of it is more wishful thinking than actual goals, but at least the charity of my choice will reap benefits from my inability to compile a list of proper projects, haha.

Writer's Block: On repeat
hipster, princess
Which song gives you goosebumps? Good or bad-- tell us why.

Everybody's free (To wear sunscreen), by Baz Luhrmann.
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As many other people, I'm sure, I love this song. So much, I only listen to it if I can stop whatever I'm doing and listen to it.  Most times, I get all choked up. 

Other songs I distinctly remember giving me goosebumps, although not every time, have been Kristin Chenoweth's rendition of "Hopelessly devoted to you" on Pushing Daisies, and more than one track on Amy Winehouse's Back to Black. 

Six recipes tried in six months
 I can't believe it's been over six months since I started with the 101 list :O

Pumpkin spice cupcakes

Glorious morning muffins
January :
Gorilla Bread
Fruit tarte
Mango mousse
Lime/raspberry mousse

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 'Cenote Samulá' from Turismo
Samulá cenote.  Cenotes are (mostly) underground rivers.  Though some of them are out in the open, many of them are only accessible through cave systems, formed by a badass meteor impact 65 million years ago.  This is one of my favorite ones, about an hour and a half away from where I live, and like 20 minutes away from Chichen Itza.  Those vine-looking things are actually the roots of a tree that's at ground level.  

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This is what I got done.

Mango mousse.
Well, it's the dead of summer (yes) in my corner of the world, so I decided to finally get around to a mango mousse recipe I'd been meaning to try since before the procedure.  I figured it would be a nice cool dessert and a departure from what I usually make, which my parents have complained is making us all very fat (my answer to that is "It's not my fault you don't exercise and I'm not allowed to yet").  
Besides, a) it was super easy to make, and b) it's mango season and there were like 10 lb of them in the fridge.

It wasn't as cool as I hoped (though, to be fair, nothing is in this weather), but it was pretty good, and the raspberries gave it a nice tangy touch.  It was at least somewhat better than most of the pictures I took of it, heh.

:: 2010 Movies ::
We'll give this another shot.


1. The Princess and the Frog
2. Sherlock Holmes
-. Avatar


3. Valentine's Day
4. It's Complicated


5. Alice in Wonderland
6. Shutter Island
7. The Blind Side
8. The bounty hunter
9. Date Night

10. Match Point
11. Prince of Persia
12. Sex and the City 2

13. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
14. Love Happens
15. Eclipse
16. Toy Story 3
17. Karate Kid
18. Knight and Day
19. Falling Down
20. Shrek Forever After
21. Inception ||
22. Grown Ups

23. Despicable me
24. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
25. Salt

26. The Switch

27. Gake no Ue no Ponyo
28. Tonari no Totoro
29. Where the Wild Things Are
30. Dinner for Schmucks
31. Coco avant Chanel

32. The Town
Moulin Rouge

33. Tangled
34. Eat Pray Love
35. The Social Network
36. Tron: Legacy

101 Update 1
58 days have passed, 943 to go, and this is what I've accomplished so far: 

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Eh, I guess I need to work a little harder?

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Look at it: isn't it pretty? I bought the cookbook because of that specific recipe.  It looks delicious, and by taking a quick look at the recipe, it seems like the simplest thing to make.  It actually is!  The problem is I NEVER read a recipe that was so ridiculously vague and incomplete, and just plain random.  The final product was yummy, though as my friend Pedro said, it's not something you want to look at for long before you eat it.  And since they didn't really have a name in the book, I named them "The Baby Waterloos"

This is what they looked like in real life:
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Again, it's a good recipe, but there has to be a better way to make the berry sauce, since I promise the amount of berries that fit in a small pot, along with a glass of water and a tsp of sugar, will not caramelize if your life depends on it.
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My movie list for 2009
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TOTALLY stolen from legethien. I can't aspire to a hundred, though, because my friends are cheap and don't like going to the movies :(

50 Movies in 2008
Rules and Guidelines:

1. I watch 50 movies or more in 2009.
2. I keep track of how many I watch in this post.
3. I only record count first-time movies. I'm a geek for lists.
4. I mark with an asterisk the movies I would recommend.*
4a. I also mark movies I recommend you skip
5. If you want to recommend any movies to me, go for it.

The list I got around to compiling: January - AugustCollapse )

Ugh, I did a good job while I could, for real. I tried, haha.


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