The List | 101 Things in 1001 Days


In Fall of 2011, I decided to come up with 101 Things to do in 1001 days.  Which is a whack of days.  I’m currently on my 3rd list.

Truthfully, I’ve fell off this wagon with it for the last little while.  So as of 2020… I’m resetting my list and adding to it.  Some of the things are older things still on the bucket-list and some are freshly added.

101 things can be really small things and some of them could be some larger things.  Not 100% sure if I can get all of them done.  But I promised myself I will try.  Some things are for me and some are for my kids.

I will try and blog them all in progress and once they are completed. 

My deadline expires December 31st at 11:59pm when the clock ticks to 2023.

Red is completed   |   Green is in-progress   |   Orange is delayed 

    1. In Progress | Personally complete 100 loans with KIVA and have 1,000 completed loans by people I’ve invited to use KIVA.ORG   Will you help me?  (Blog Post)
    2. Delayed due to Covid19: Travel with my kids across the world to explore Vietnam & Thailand on a 3 week tour. (Blog Post)
    3. Find someone to fall in love with.
    4. Make an authentic Acadian meal of traditional Rappie Pie that my Mother used to make.
    5. Learn to fly a Boeing 747 using the new Microsoft Flight Simulator and log 20 successful take offs and landings. (Trailer)
    6. Fly in a Cessna as a passenger from Peterborough and go do a loop around Toronto and back with a YPQ pilot.
    7. Make a documentary film of my family tree.
    8. In Progress | Purchase and read one book per month for 6 months in a row.  Start again if broken before 6 months is up.  (Blog Post
      • Currently:  Shoe Dog: A memoir by the creator of Nike, Phil Knight
    9. Back-Country Camping Trip with a woman, canoe and a small tent.
    10. In Progress | Go and see 30 bands play live.    (Blog Post)
    11. After watching the F1 Netflix Documentary Series > Attend a F1 Race in ?Montreal & follow the 2020 F1 Season live. (Blog Post)
    12. In Progress | Get twenty people to start a list of 101 Things To Do In A 1001 days.
    13. Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator program for business building and a creative outlet.
    14. Hike the Torres Del Paine Trail in Chile (Patagonia)
    15. Rent a cottage with friends where there is at least 10 or more people sleeping up there.
    16. Design & make a cookbook that will be a e-book that me and my daughter will make to help fund our PCT trip.
    17. Catalog in full my photos and videos sorted in a way that is archived smart for reference. (all photos stored on phone, laptop, old computers, cloud, hard-drives)
    18. Design a home yoga class with meditation for myself and do yoga at home everyday for 90 days straight and if broken then start again.
    19. Take an advanced WordPress course to learn how to code & trouble shoot and fix people’s wordpress issues/themes.  Turn this into a part-time online business on Fiverr.
    20. Watch the “Before Trilogy” in a full day with a woman (Blog Post)
    21. In Progress:  Practice more minimalism and sell things I don’t need on Ebay, FB or Kijjikkiiikjki 😉
    22. Open a bank account for Noah
    23. Completed | Create a website for our Pacific Crest Trail hike. (New Website: HIKETHEPCT.CA
    24. Spend a weekend in Toronto at The Thompson Hotel with a woman I want to kiss for a nice weekend away.
    25. Purchase a cool stationary set & write some old fashioned letters to people.
    26. Go camping with Raymond with our 4 kids in Ontario (Blog Post)
    27. Get 15,000 steps in per day for 60 days.  If broken… start over. 
    28. Swim laps for a full hour in a local pool.
    29. Make 30 food reciepies from a book.
    30. See a movie at a Drive-In with a woman.
    31. Fall Camping Trip at Bon Echo Provincial Park with the kids.
    32. Set up Mylo goal with Chantal + Noah for Vietnam/Thailand 
    33. Sign up to Audible and listen to 20 books and use a sign up code for a free trial.
    34. Rent a houseboat from Egan Rentals for a weekend in the Kwaratha Lakes to have a blast with the kids and see if any of my buddies & their families want to do the same and we can caravan along the lakes together.  Rent a Houseboat that has a slide from the roof to swim in the middle of the lake.
    35. In Progress: | Have my IMDb Watch-list get down to under 300 movies and have my rated movies end up being over 530.  Update:  My watch list is around 308 movies currently.  (Blog Post)
    36. Get old photos from my Dad and make my own photo album of our family growing up in a coffee table format.  Make the book through
    37. Go Camping with my kids to Killbear Provincial Park in Northern Ontario with Raymond.
    38. Attend the Canadian Rogers Tennis Tourney with a paid ticket in Toronto at York University. (And also visit on the free opening weekend)
    39. Create a Etsy business.
    40. Attend a High School Basketball Game of my Old High School with my old high school buddies.
    41. Recover data from my first external hard drive.
    42. Buy a Playstation system.
    43. Buy a van and start to convert into a little camper van for roadtrips.
    44. Take Noah out of school for the day and take him to a Blue Jay game with me. (Blog Post)
    45. In Progress:  Build the Deveau Family Tree.  For the kids to understand our history from my side and my Ex Wife’s side.
    46. Take my kids to Canada’s Wonderland Halloween Haunt.
    47. Start a side business hustle with Cara Crowley
    48. Experience Oktoberfest in Kitchener.
    49. Teach my daughter & son how to take photographs with her camera and take her downtown for a urban photography day.
    50. Get a bunch of High School Buddies and play Paintball outside.
    51. Hike 21km section of the Bruce Trail through Bruce Peninsula National Park w/the kids. (Blog Post)
    52. Go away White Water Rafting near Ottawa for the weekend.
    53. Transfer my Dad’s house in Nova Scotia to Marg & Raymond
    54. Take my kids to a car race at Mosport Raceway in Bowmanville, ON for a weekend camping trip.
    55. Go Skinny dripping with a woman at night in the summer.
    56. Work with my kids and get them their own domain for email and help them set up a blog if they want one.
    57. Spend a weekend at Osheaga music festival for the weekend camping.
    58. Attend & see 5 Movies in the span of 5 days in a movie theatre.
    59. Completed: Start a podcast. (Blog Post)
    60. Take my kids to a Toronto FC Game where we march to the stadium with the proud supporters from the pub.
    61. Go on a camping trip with just Noah somewhere in Ontario.
    62. Attend a tennis match a the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
    63. Jump off a bridge into water high enough that I’m a little freaked out to jump off.
    64. Watch a Toronto Blue Jays game outside of Toronto.
    65. Make a documantry of my life to this point.
    66. In Progress | Get down to 220 pounds.  (Blog Post)
    67. Get a credit card with a points/reward system that works for my life and get rid of the one I have now.
    68. Attend Cask Days Festival in Toronto.
    69. Visit Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio with a roadtrip with the kids.
    70. Catch up online with 50 peeps on FB that I have not been in contact with since the last time I’ve seen them personally or we connected on FB.
    71. Go Kayaking.  I smile when I type this because of the private back-story about Kayaking.
    72. Go on a road-trip where you drive 5 hours north somewhere.
    73. Delayed: Give blood 2 times a month for 8 months in a row.  (Blog Post)   Notes: Waiting for Covid-19 to dissapear.
    74. Update my estate planning package & instructions for my executor.
    75. Hike up Mt. Washington with Chantal & Noah after going on a road trip to Vermont + New Hampshire with the kids on a camping trip.
    76. In Progress:  Update my legacy project videos for the kids that they will get during different milestones within their lives if something should ever happen to me.
    77.  About To Start | Planning Stage | Get a second Tattoo. | (Currently designing another one)
    78. In Progress | Get up to 70 trees planted with TenTree.  (Blog Post)  | Currently 30 planted.
    79. In Progress | Be able to do 25 push-ups (Blog Post) 
    80. Have a candlelit dinner on the living room floor with someone.
    81. Give a 100% tip to someone what provides excellent service.
    82. Run my first 10k marathon.
    83. Explore Healy Falls (Crowe River)
    84. Design two logo’s for a hat and something for a t-shirt or hoody and make some for myself & the kids.
    85. Stay with someone using Couchsurfing.
    86. Spend an entire day without vision (be blind for the day).
    87. Delayed due to Covid | Hit 33 straight free throws. (Blog Post
    88. Purchase another bottle of Theirry Mulger – Angel.
    89. In Early Planning Stage: Hike the Pacific Coast Trail from the border of Mexico up through California, Oregon and Washington State up to the border of Canada covering 4,200km’s with Chantal. (Blog Post)
    90. Spend a weekend at the Breakers Motel on the beach in Cobourg, ON
    91. Purchase a new vlogging camera.
    92. Go to an event that I have to wear a Tux
    93. Winter Camping with my kids and stay in a Yurt at Silent Lake Provincial Park.
    94. Install a “Before I Die” Wall somewhere in Peterborough or Ajax.  (Blog Post)
    95. In Progress |  Post on Tumblr one picture each day of something that I’m thankful for and appreciate.
    96. Take Nose out for dinner & reconnect.
    97. Treetop Trekking with the kids somewhere.
    98. Photography & Culture Weekend in NYC.  Overnight Bus Trip/Flight & sleep all night to arrive in the Morning.  (Alone or with friends)  Note: Planning with my Nephew Ray-Dizzle  (Blog Post)
    99. Perform a perfect flip off a diving board into a pool of water or small cliff.  (1 rotation)
    100. Five day hike along the Coastal Trail (Pukaskwa National Park in Ontario along Lake Superior) (Youtube Vid) (Youtube Vid
    101. Create a new list of 101 Things To Do in 1001 days for my 4th list.


Side notes & things: (Had to park some things for the next list due to Covid19 and big trips to Thailand and PCT scheduled.)

  • Two years after walking the PCT trail with Chantal… I will hike (trail TBD with Noah) since he will be finishing high school. (Maybe the Tahoe Rim Trail)
  • CN Tower Edge Walk
  • Attend a Jackson & Triggs Summer Outdoor Concert
  • Weekend in Chicago, IL in the summer to travel around the city.
  • Attend a Buffalo Bills Football game in Buffalo in the Winter (Bus Trip Package from Union Station in Toronto that includes food and drinks during the tailgate party)
  • Visit Mt. Tremblant in Quebec City in the Winter.
  • Attend a Toronto Raptors Road game in Detroit with Elite Sports Tours.
  • Vanlife trip with kids to Califorinia across the states and into the Mountains and Yosemite National Park.
  • Drive to Atlantic City, New Jersey in Shorts, T-Shirt and Flip Flops and my wallet and stay for the weekend. (Bring Nothing Else)
  • Visit KLand in California / Plane spotting at LAX In&Out Burger / Rent bikes and drive from Manhatten Beach up to Santa Monica & Venice Beach.
  • Get a Lawn Mower 3.0 for the ladies
  • JsdoitHOUSE update
  • Take the “VIA Train” to Quebec City.

2 Replies to “The List | 101 Things in 1001 Days”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *