Quarterly report #1: 101 things in 1001 days

April, May, and June, 2011

As I look back on my first three months of trying to complete 101 things in 1001 days, sensations spring to mind: shooting a zombie in the face, hugging a full-grown hot dog man, crunching bean sprouts in my oatmeal, hearing the nostalgic hiss of a vinyl record, ruing my confused ineptitude during a Zumba class, getting flung off an enormous fake bull.… It’s been a thrill so far!

Tasks I accomplished:

#4: Shoot a gun. (Die, Zombie Becky!)

#7: Sing karaoke in a bar.

#15: Make vegan cake pops.

#17: Try Zumba.

#19: Ride a mechanical bull.

#21: Make eggplant lasagna.

#25: Influence a person to make a Day Zero list.

#38: Don’t complain about anything for a week.

#43: Try at least five new recipes while eating vegetarian for a week.

#68: Get a graphic that represents “(Don’t Be) Too Timid and Squeamish” (I made the header.)

#69: Visit at least three “Road Food” places I have never been to. (The Connecticut Hot Dog Tour)

#76: Eat a cheeseburger at Louis’ Lunch.

#77: Make my own hummus.

#80: Complete at least one other athletic challenge. (Planks challenge)

#81: Cook something with tofu or tempeh.

#82: Visit at least five “Roadside America” attractions.

#91: Go to a farmer’s market.

#94: Eat french fries topped with sweet mango chutney mayo.

#100: Have another oyster pan roast at Grand Central Oyster Bar.

Tasks I am working on:

#2: Do 50 consecutive push-ups.

#13: Listen to 10 classic albums all the way through.

#14: Watch all of IMDb’s Top 250 Movies.

  • The Third Man. (Enjoyed this.)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. (“Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges.”)
  • Das Boot (Loooooonnnggg! I struggled to stay awake through two DVDs of this!)
  • The Prestige (Enjoyed this.)
  • The Great Dictator (Enjoyed this.)
  • The King’s Speech (Enjoyed this.)
  • Touch of Evil (Long and boring, with some good spots.)
  • How to Train Your Dragon (OK.)
  • Dial M for Murder (Enjoyed this.)
  • Mary and Max (A treat!)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (Pleasantly surprised.)
  • Let the Right One In (Very creepy!)

#32: Walk 10,000 steps a day for an average of six days a week.

#49: Try at least five savory oatmeal recipes.

  • Savory oatmeal with fried egg and parmesan
  • Mediterranean savory oatmeal
  • Curried oatmeal with caramelized onions
  • Oatmeal congee

#53: Eat meatless at least one day a week on average.

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About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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10 Responses to Quarterly report #1: 101 things in 1001 days

  1. Heidi D. says:

    Love it! Once my diaper load lightens, I may need to make my own list!
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  2. Amy says:

    What a great accomplishment. I love your list. I might need to make one, too. It looks like you are having lots of fun!!
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  3. Sammy says:

    Well done on what you have achieved so far!! My pushups are going crap … I can do 50 on my knees no problem … get my toes out and all goes to hell AGHGHGHG
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  4. Trish says:

    This was hilarious!! I don’t know how you found some of those things much less did all that!! 🙂
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  5. Marie Noelle says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of great things to do! It is actually going very well for you, congratulation!!!

    Good luck on the 50 consecutive push ups!
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  6. Now THIS is an inspiring sneeze page. If only my blog was old enough to pull this off LOL.
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  7. Jeanine says:

    What a clever, entertaining and fun-spirited blog. I’m so glad you stopped by my fb page and commented otherwise I’m not sure when I would have found you. Thanks for making me smile. I’ve promised myself that sometime in the next few years when the kids are bigger and I feel like I can make a list that I can actually begin to tackle, I will do one of these life-lists. And this one is truly great. I love the way you push the limit with imagination. THanks!
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