Quarterly report #5: 101 things in 1001 days

5th quarterly report: April – June, 2012

I’ve completed 55 of 101 things in 1001 days. It’s been a busy spring, and I have some adventures lined up for the summer.

Tasks completed:

#9. Make homemade pasta: Making homemade whole wheat pasta.

#27. Memorize a favorite poem: Begrudgingly Intrigued Teenagers and J. Alfred Prufrock.

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

#37. Try to grow tomatoes again.

#40. Send a secret to PostSecret. (Top secret)

#48. Attend a wine tasting: Mother’s Day Wine and Hike.

#51 and #54. Tour a Connecticut brewery; brew my own beer: Beer Brewing.

#52. Go strawberry picking again.

#83. Have a cookout again.

#98. Sell some more Elks pins on eBay.

Tasks I am making progress on:

#14. Watch all of IMDb’s Top 250 Movies. Only 5 more to go!

Movies watched:

  • Ikiru (Loved! I had pre-judged this movie unfairly in that I’ve been growing weary of this movie-watching project, and I sat down not thrilled about watching another post-World War II Japanese movie, but it was a delight.)
  • In the Mood for Love (Boring; it put me in the mood for sleep.)
  • Sherlock Jr. (A fun Buster Keaton silent movie)
  • The Kid (A Charlie Chaplin silent movie–enjoyed it)
  • The Gold Rush (Another Charlie Chaplin silent; it had its moments, but I was tired of silents by this point.)
  • The Best Years of Our Lives (Enjoyed it)
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (Another silent movie that I’m sure was innovative for 1927, but didn’t do it for me today. I guess I shouldn’t have saved all the old silents for the end of my viewing!)
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (A Japanese animated movie; I did not like this one at all.)
  • Wild Strawberries (You know what I said about saving a lot of silent movies for the end of the viewing list? That applies to most foreign movies too; even though I’ve loved some of them, I struggled to stay awake through this one.)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Silent, war… When will this project be over? It was good, though.)
  • The 400 Blows (Enjoyed it)

#32. Walk 10,000 steps a day for an average of six days a week: The streak lives! Still Stepping.

#53. Eat meatless at least one day a week on average. (Working on this, Meatless Monday updates here.)

  Salad in a Jar

#75. Read at least 15 classics I’ve never read. (6/15 completed)

  • The Sun Also Rises

(Previously read during this challenge: Rebecca, A Room with a View, The Grapes of Wrath, My Ántonia, Uncle Tom’s Cabin)

 What’s on your bucket list? What have you checked off?


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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13 Responses to Quarterly report #5: 101 things in 1001 days

  1. Good for you on knocking down your goals. I really like your countdown clock. I might have to borrow that for my 40 before 40 goals page. Stopping by from the SITS sharefest.
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  2. Woo hoo! Great job! I barely hit HALF of my yearly goals but just finished my 31@31 list to start later this summer. Keep going!!
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  3. Hi! Visiting from SITS. What a fabulous blog! I love your idea about targets. YOu have certainly inspired me. I need to do a Before 40 one! will be watching your progress. Good luck x
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  4. What a neat idea! I think I need to join in by doing something similar.
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  5. Wow! That’s a pretty impressive list and you’re making great progress. It’s funny. I’ve never been much of a bucket list person but recently I started a fitness bucket list and it’s been so fun to dream about all these fun things.
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  6. Girl you are killing! I’ve hit a lull again…
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  7. Lisa Thomson says:

    Hi Marcy, I am nominating your blog for the Illuminating Blogger Award. I just love your zest for life! If you choose to accept this award here is the link to follow up http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/ You can check me out on my site and click into blog. Thanks Marcy!
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  8. sammy says:

    You are flying through them … like Shannon I’ve also hit a lull. Time to step it up xx
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  9. Nice progress! I especially like the “brew your own beer” project. Thanks again for helping us out with Seek the Peak, by the way. 🙂
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