Monday, September 24, 2007

101 in 1001 update #79, 80 and 81

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Well, I'm back! Lots of updates will be coming soon but to get the ball rolling I will stick to our regularly scheduled programming.

#7 - See 1 film a week in the theatre for a year is in no danger with entries for week 37, 38 and 39 and over that time I got out to see 44 films in the theatre:
3:10 to Yuma
Le Cèdre penché
Glory to the Filmmaker!
The Mother of Tears
Le Voyage du ballon rouge
Ulzhan
Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon
Beyond the Years
A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman
Man of Cinema
King of the Hill
Boy A
September
The Wild Horse Redemption
Nos vies privé
Love Comes Lately
Shadows
Mongol
Chrysalis
Sad Vacation
Encounters at the End of the World
Forever Never Anywhere
Vexille
Shake Hands with the Devil
Contre toute espérance
Paranoid Park
SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO
Normal
M
I am From Titov Veles
The Sun Also Rises
Blood Brothers
L'âge des ténèbres
Death Defying Acts
Kings
Flash Point
The Stone Angel
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
Wolfsbergen
DAINIPPONJIN
XXY
My Winnipeg
Once
Resident Evil: Extinction

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#38 - Keep a plant alive from 'The Auction' from one year to the next. I was SO close but unfortunaley Berry kicked the bucket. Poor lil Berry... he tried so hard! Well, I swear if they have a porthos at the auction this year I'm soooooooooooooooooo getting one becuase I keep those alive.

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#21 - Save a part of every paycheque - done.

#94 - Read every day - done! Some days this was definately just the free papers but I did also manage to start 3 books: Summer Sisters by Judy Blume, War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells and The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

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#92 - Learn/Discover something new every day
This did happen of the past 3 weeks but unfortunately for Monday Sept 3/07 - Sunday Sept 23/07 I don't have it recorded. I did learn how to name songs in iTunes, that the side seats on the main floor of the Bader are great but the upstairs ones are obstructed, during the festival they have popcorn (!) at the Elgin, how to use my new computer and that seeing 6 films in 1 day is a little much - even for me.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

No. 31 - Read 1 fashion magazine a month, revisioned

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For some reason whenever I try to insert the number sign I get a pound sign. ££££££ As if

Anyhow, I've decided that No. 31 - Read 1 fashion magazine a month really isn't working for me. I missed is sometime in the early months of this year and I think I've not even thought about it except at the check out of the grocery store for the past 3 months and orange juice totally trumps glossy pages of clothes I won't buy a threefold.

Sooooooooo, I don't want to call it a failure but rather a revisioning. A lot of the fashionista parts of the challenge have fallen to the wayside and I've had other interests some into my life. One of which in the past 10 months or so is podcasts. So fashion become audio distraction and this will morph into find 1 cool podcast a month. Here are the ones I'm currently a listener of. Amazing that the number of podcasts I think are the exact number on months I missed fashion mag wise.

BBC Newspod
(bottom right hand corner)

This was the first podcast I listened too, its a great summary of news and it's the perfect for on the way to work podcast for me, clocking in at around 30minutes

DNTO Podcast
Definitely Not the Opera Podcast - so much fun! This is my listen to on the way to the library podcast.

World of Warcraft Chronicles
Great WoW podcasts. There are so so many to choose from but this is the one I've settled on as my fave.

Filmspotting
This one kinda breaks all the rules on what I like about podcasts. It's can be long, they talk openly about the movies (ie, sometimes it's spoiler city!) but it's got a great format the hosts are great and it's well... about film!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

101 in 1001 update #78

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Very brief update this week. I'm living and breathing all things TIFF until Sept 15/07. Please visit my adventures over at my new-ish film blog: Movie Moxie . To get your Shannon fix there will be daily posts Sept 6-15/07. I'll be seeing 41 films over 10 days so there is not doubt this challenge will get done:

#7 - See 1 film a week in the theatre for a year is up to #36 with War. Not excellent, I forgot it was a revenge flick and action but with guns as oppose to martial arts. Jet Li was great when fighting and there was a cool woman in it too.

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#38 - Keep a plant alive from 'The Auction' from one year to the next. Berry is at half brown leaves and not looking good :(

#21 - Save a part of every paycheque - done. Dang, I forgot to do my budget... that goes on the list for tomorrow!

#94 - Read every day - done! I'm still reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, and I thought there was something else but I can't remember. I got some new stuff lined up though.

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#92 - Learn/Discover something new every day
Monday Aug 27/07 - how to relight the pilot light on my oven
Tuesday Aug 28/07 - My computer's was delayed - again! (I have it now though)
Wednesday Aug 29/07 - Back to school time is 2nd most popular time to shop, Christmas being the first
Thursday Aug 30/07 - that I should make 2nd selections for my TIFF picks (ended up not mattering in the end...)
Friday Aug 31/07 - line up to renew addy for Health Card people wasn't too bad (the Driver's one was insane though...)
Saturday Sept 1/07 - The air show is freaking loud!
Sunday Sept 2/07 - whoops, I forgot to defrost the chicken... I've no idea if that counts.

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