Tuesday, March 13, 2007
101 in 1001 update #53!!!
Ah, well... it isn't Monday but it's still update day! One of the funniest things I came across this week while working on my 101's was doing puzzles for #16 - Attempt all the puzzles in a Variety Crossword puzzle book while my laundry was going around and around. I found my patience was very very short! If I couldn't see the answer RIGHT AWAY I got frustrated. That was new for me (stop laughing ! It's true....) ok so I don't have an abundance of patience but I used to for this kind of thing. It was really good though, it let me realize I need to just chill and think, and it will come (hopefully). And on to more partial's....
#7 - See 1 film a week in the theatre for a year is up to 10 weeks, this week I went to see: John & Jane as well as the Oscar nominated documentary shorts. I've been working as well on #14 - Write something about all the films I see (for the first time) throughout these 1001 days (click on film title to link through to review). And even more reviews with these completed: La Vie secrète des gens heureux / The Secret Life of Happy People, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Good Shepherd and Little Children
#38 - Keep a plant alive from 'The Auction' from one year to the next - update: Berry is still alive! My plant at work is doing great, it's just started to flower!
#21 - Save a part of every paycheque - done! This one has been a bit of a challenge this month, I actually went and deposited some cash a bit ago so I could continue to put money to savings. I know it seems weird, but it worked for me!
#94 - Read every day - done! Currenlty reading: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, No Lifeguard on Duty by Janice Dickinson & I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (I've only made it through the first story so far and it rocked!). I seem to read 1 fiction and 1 non fiction at a time, but I also added I, Robot as it's small and handy enough to carry with me and the other 2 are kinda big.
#92 - Learn/Discover something new every day
Monday March 5/07 - New program of films at Cinematheque is up
Tuesday March 6/07 - Today, is the coldest day - EVER! At least it feels like it
Wednesday March 7/07 - the existance of REEL Canada an initiative to bring Canadian film into classrooms. They have a rockin list of films (see here) that I've very excited to add any I've not seen to my to see list. Thank you Jamie for sending me this link!
Thursday March 8/07 - Fashion week is starting March 12/07 - foiled again, found out so late
Friday March 9/07 - Doing something outside your comfort zone can make you more comfortable with it (ok.. it's a no brainer as a concept but to feel it happen is different)
Saturday March 10/07 - the Library (Toronto) has a great function called 'my list' where you can keep names of books/materials that you like but don't want to request just yet. This rocked as I've added almost everything I've left to see in my 101 films to see, but I don't want them all at once!
Sunday March 11/07 - my bedroom actually gets sunlight mid-afternoon... it's amazing the things you learn when trying to find where the cat is (smart cat was in the sun)
For my full 101 list, look here.