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09 October 2010

101 in 1001 or My Version 111 in 1111

Have you seen the 101 in 1001 meme that has been going around the internet? In August, Nolwenn at Inner-Voices talked about it and for some reason, this time it stuck with me.

My daughter and I spent a lovely day together shortly thereafter, just before she left for University and one of the things we discussed was this idea. We sat on a bench on a picturesque island in the middle of the river and started our "lists". The idea is to create a list of 101 things you want to do in the next 1001 days. Since I can never follow instructions exactly, I decided to do 111 in 1111 days - making it almost exactly 3 years. I just liked the sound of those numbers better. 3 years seems a reasonable time period for these.

There is a handy-dandy calculator to figure out end dates and some sites to help generate ideas. I have a lot of silly things, a few MAJOR challenges and some things I've been meaning to do forever but still haven't done on my list. Do you want to play with me and Join in?

Here are mine:

EVA's 111 in 1111

 21Aug1010 – 05Sept2013

1. Create 111 paintings
2. Write 111 blogs entries
3. Write a book
4. Write 33 poems
5. Read 111 books
6. Read 11 philosophers
7. Read 11 classics
8. Read 11 biographies
9. Finish 11 Art Journals
10. Have 33 meals/lunches w girlfriends
11. Have 33 people over for dinner
12. Make ice cream from scratch
13. Learn how to cut and heat/bend metal
14. Make at least one piece of “Fish Art”
15. Participate in (and complete) the Sketchbook Project
16. Make 22 different soups
17. Walk 11111 steps 111 days in a row
18. Be able to do 111 crunches
19. Be able to do 111 girl push-ups
20. Be able to do 111 real push-ups
21. See most relatives on Dad’s side of family
22. Visit my BI bench 11 times
23. Get a pedicure 11 times
24. Have a reflexology foot massage
25. Have 11 massages
26. Get a facial
27. Memorize a poem
28. Have dates with people I love 11 times
29. Have artist dates (with myself) 11 times
30. Build an inukshuk on BI
31. Have a picnic on BI
32. Sleep under the stars
33. Try 111 cheeses
34. Try 33 types of teas
35. Try 22 new Sparkling Wines
36. Go to Long Beach on Vancouver Island
37. Go whale watching
38. Learn to hike
39. Go on 11-22 hikes
40. Go for 11-22 bike rides of a least 1 hour
41. Learn to scuba dive
42. Get PADI certified
43. Superclean every room in the house
44. Wear a size 10
45. Ideally wear a size 8
46. Learn names of wine grape varietals
47. Try 80% of wine grape varietals
48. Have tea at the Empress
49. Try 33 new-to-me restaurants
50. Watch 33 Academy Award winning movies
51. Watch 11 foreign films (subtitled)
52. Visit NYC again
53. Visit Metropolitan Museum again
54. Go to a Broadway show
55. Go to National Gallery 11 times
56. Listen to 33 operas
57. Go to 3 operas
58. Go to 3 plays
59. Go to 3 symphonies
60. Go to 3 ballets
61. Go to 3 concerts
62. Lose 11 pounds
63. Ideally lose another 5.5 pounds
64. Improve my posture
65. Try 111 new recipes
66. Play 11-22 games of golf
67. Sell a piece of art
68. Sketch 111 faces
69. Write 5 papers
70. Create a 111/1111 for my businesses
71. Try aikido
72. Go to 5 Caribbean Islands
73. Swim with a dolphin
74. Discover 55 new bands/musicians
75. Go to 11 charity events
76. Donate $*****. to charity
77. Edge the entire garden
78. Weed the garden
79. Mulch the garden
80. Clean out closets at least once per year
81. Donate purged clothes to charity at least once per year
82. Climb/hike a mountain
83. Go on photo-walks 33 times
84. Finish CED2010 successfully
85. Try geo-caching
86. Walk a labyrinth
87. Learn to recognize at least 11 constellations
88. Build a snowman
89. Skate on the canal
90. Run or walk a 5K
91. Make 11 new friends
92. Photograph a landscape from the same location, capturing all 4 seasons
93. Learn to use my camera. Figure out the settings!
94. Do NaNoWriMo
95. Find out where there is live jazz in Ottawa and check out several venues
96. Listen to every song in my iTunes library
97. Listen to 33 book CDs
98. Write 11+ letters of Thanks
99. Re-upholster the couch
100. Re-pave the driveway
101. Send flowers
102. Start learning another language
103. Take tennis lessons
104. Make a wish at 10:10 on October 10th,2010, at 11:11 on November 11th, 2011 and on December 12th,2012 at 12:12
105. Learn to say hello, good-bye, thank-you and count to ten in 22 languages
106. Be able to sit crossed legged – yoga style
107. Be able to do the splits
108. Attend 11 Festivals
110. Find and attend a lecture series
111. Write a new 111 in 1111 list

Red are completed!!

I have a little book to keep track of what I've done and I may even create a little art journal about the experience. I am going to try to update my progress quarterly here. Do you find that posting things on your blog makes you more accountable to yourself?

Have you played the 101 in 1001 game? Want to?


  1. GOOD LUCK on all these endeavers!

  2. lol, what is geo-catching (85) and you always turn down massages, (you know you should do most of these with me when i come back for the break (snowman, skating, ballets) I love you mom :) and i miss you and the family a lot this is very cute.


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