10th Quarterly Report: 101 Things in 1001 Days

From a flying trapeze and rolling zorb to museums devoted to bad art and good sex, along with a cow to milk, some very awkward dance moves, and a screaming go kart, I made the most of my final summer to complete 101 things in 1001 days. Seeing the sun rise and set during my final day of hiking the Inca Trail was a special, unexpected bonus. Heading into the fall and winter, I have only three months left to complete the remaining nine challenges on my list.

July – September, 2013: 10th Quarterly Report

(Only 9 more things to go!)

Tasks completed:

#1: Milk a cow: Well, did you ever milk a cow?

#1 Milk a cow, 101 things in 1001 days Related: Scheduling a Cow

#8: Take a trapeze class: Confronting the Abyss at Trapeze School New York.

Marcy flying at New York Trapeze School video still

#10: Document one month of my life in photographs: A Month in the Life: 300 Photos in 2 Minutes

#12 Climb to the top of a tree and take a picture of the view: Go climb a tree. (Not my finest hour–a fail?)

Marcy in a tree

#20: Give a sample from my gut: Give gut.

American Gut study, 101 things in 1001 days Results coming soon.

#36: See the sunrise and sunset in the same day: Hiking the Inca Trail, Day 4: Race to the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

#58: Go zorbing: A Gigantic Hamster Ball and the Meaning of Life.


#62: Drive a go kart again: F1 Racing: Look at That Maniac Go

F1 go kart ready to race

#67: Go to at least 5 offbeat or small museums.

Panda bear sculpture at Museum of Sex

Previously visited during this challenge: PEZ Museum | Trash Museum | Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

#79: Dance my way through Dance Central with Kinect: I Bust a Move on Dance Central a/k/a Cartoons Pity Me in My Basement

Dance Central cartoon dancer Source: Dance Central

#86: Go tubing down the Farmington River with my kids: Drifting Down a Lazy River at the End of Summer.

Farmington River tubing

#90: Help clean up the Quinnipiac or something else outdoors: Other people’s garbage.

Ragged Mountain family self-portrait

#94: Fast for one day of Ramadan: An Unseen Sweetness: Fast for One Day of Ramadan.

Essaouira Morocco

Tasks I am making progress on:

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

Cacio e pepe whole wheat pasta with roasted butternut squash 5 Easy Meatless Monday Meals

#55. Play, give away, or throw out each of the 32 board games in my basement: Hurricane Irene: Caffeine Withdrawal, Cowboy Chili, and Dinner by Candlelight.

#75. Read at least 15 classics I’ve never read–Almost done.

Previously read during this challenge:

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • My Ántonia by Willa Cather (My Ántonia Didn’t Change, But I Sure Did)
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (I Am Not Rebecca)
  • A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (A Christmas Quest: Solve the Riddles to Find Your Present)
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Remaining tasks:

  • Learn to juggle three balls.
  • Record a song with me playing a bodhran with my family.
  • Relearn how to play “Greensleeves” on the guitar.
  • De-clutter my house.
  • Take a yoga class again.
  • Knit something.

Timid No More ebook cover 150 Check out my ebook about this quest: Timid No More.

My previous reports:

What’s on your list?

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 10th Quarterly Report: 101 Things in 1001 Days

  1. Oh man, I am so on board with this! What an amazing life you’re leading. 🙂 I can’t wait to see how it continues unfolding!
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  2. Rae Hilhorst says:

    I can’t believe there are only 9 more to go. What a fantastic journey, you rock. xxx Rae
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  3. Karen says:

    You read Voltaire, milked a cow, AND gave a “gut sample” all in the same quarter – that’s an eclectic assortment of activities!
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  4. Gut sample? That had me intrigued. Are you really going to share the results with your faithful readers?
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    • Marcy says:

      Oh yeah. My poo, coming to a computer near you, lol. I hope the results will be interesting–I am not sure what to expect, but there should at least be a lot of cool charts.

  5. So impressive! And I love this easy way to catch up.
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  6. chris plumb says:

    Wow. Henry James and the Museum of Sex in the same year? I guess balance is important. Interesting idea for blogging and life. Keep at it.
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  7. TriGirl says:

    This is so inspiring! One of my coworkers just hiked the Inca trail as well 🙂 And, I am so glad you got to find a cow to milk!
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  8. Ken says:

    I think…….nope, I’m sure, that I now have to address you as “Marcy, The Most Interesting Woman in the World!”

    Except for maybe the cow milking. That’s just chores. 🙂
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  9. LaTonya says:

    Way cool adventures. I’m not quite as interesting but I hope you stop by my part of the world. 🙂
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