Friday, December 18, 2015

101 in 1001



It's time for another 101 in 1001 list!

My last list ran from Mar 21/13 to Dec 17/15 and I accomplished 55 out of my 101 items. It's amazing how 2.74 years passes by so quickly... my priorities and focus did shift quite a bit throughout the duration of my last list so I'm pleased with my overall result even though it is a barely passing grade. Similar to last time, my new list consists of items that are fun that I can't wait to do mixed with things I'd like to do that I've been putting off for a little while (in some cases: a long while). I've combined my big lofty dreams with some simple everyday events. What I love about 101 in 1001 lists is that you can start at any time and that the list can grow with you. Will you be making your own 101 in 1001 list?

Start Date: Dec 18/15
End Date: Sep 14/18
Last Modified: Sep 18/18 ("checked off" items are shown in bold with a date of completion)

Number Completed: 64/101

*Note: list is subject to change & any crossed out items will be modified or replaced.

1. Try at least 100 new-to-me restaurants or eateries in Toronto - 86/100.
2. Try at least 3 Michelin 3-star restaurants - 4/3.
3. Watch at least 3 Munk Debates.
4. Go strawberry, cherry, or apple picking.
5. Try dog sledding - Jan 28/18.
6. Train my tastebuds to tolerate coriander/cilantro - I can tolerate it now but still can't eat a lot of it.
7. Eat at home every day for one month - no restaurants or takeaway - Nov/16 & Mar/17.
8. Cook at least one recipe from each of my cookbooks - 5/11.
9. Compile a digital collection of my favourite recipes.
10. Take a wine class (a self-directed class is acceptable) - Jul 6/16 to Jul 27/16.
11. Train myself to do the splits all three ways (in progress).
12. Celebrate 7th anniversary with a wool or copper gift for hubby - Aug 8/16.
13. Celebrate 8th anniversary with a bronze or pottery gift for hubby - Aug 8/17.
14. Celebrate 9th anniversary with a pottery or willow gift for hubby - Aug 8/18.
15. Have date night with hubby at least once a month - 34/34. Dec 26/16. Jan 28/16. Feb 2/16. Mar 7/16. Apr 2/16. May 20/16. Jun 24/16. Jul 30/16. Aug 8/16. Sep 18/16. Oct 3/16. Nov 12/16. Dec 4/16. Jan 21/17. Feb 14/17. Mar 25/17. Apr 14/17. May 20/17. Jun 12/17. Jul 9/17. Aug 8/17. Sep 2/17. Sep 30/17. Nov 11/17. Dec 23/17. Jan 31/18. Feb 14/18. Mar 3/18. Apr 21/18. May 22/18. Jun 14/18. Jul 15/18. Aug 4/18. Sep 1/18.
16. Get anniversary photos taken of hubby and me.
17. Go to 3 concerts - 16/3.
  • Brian Wilson at Massey Hall - Jul 4/16 
  • Calum Graham at Toronto Music Garden - Aug 4/16
  • OneRepublic at Budweiser Stage - Aug 12/17
  • Coldplay at Rogers Centre - Aug 22/17
  • Bernice at Live on the Patio at Roy Thompson Hall - Sep 1/17
  • Lady Gaga at ACC - Sep 6/17
  • Lady Gaga at ACC - Sep 7/17 
  • Tori Amos at Massey Hall - Oct 30/17
  • Arcade Fire at ACC - Nov 4/17 
  • RAIN: Beatles Tribute at Princess of Wales Theatre - Mar 14/18
  • Justin Timberlake at ACC - Mar 15/18
  • The Secret Chord at Soulpepper - Jul 21/18
  • ISKWE at Roy Thompson Hall Patio - Jul 25/18
  • The 27 Club at Soulpepper - Jul 28/18
  • Nagata Shachu at Toronto Music Garden - Aug 2/18
  • OKAN at Roy Thompson Hall Patio - Aug 28/18
18. Go to a beatbox or b-boy battle.
19. Ride a two person bike or one of those car things on Centre Island - Oct 6/16 (two person bike in Versailles).
20. Go on at least 3 photo walks or complete at least 3 photo projects. 1/3. Nov 19/16.
21. Visit a corn maze.
22. Go trampolining.
23. Watch a drive-in movie.
24. Go cross country skiing - Jan 29/18.
25. Go snowshoeing - Jan 30/18.
26. Ride a hot air balloon.
27. Visit the Toronto Aquarium - Dec 23/16.
28. Learn the basic strategy rules for Blackjack - Sep 13/18.
29. Play at least 10 escape games - 10/10.
30. Go to a Toronto Rock game - Mar 3/18.
31. Take a week off to do the Hot Docs Festival (Apr/May) or TIFF (Sep) - didn't take a week off but bought a 5 film pass for Hot Docs 2018.
32. Go on a picnic.
33. Throw an axe at BATL.
34. Attempt to see the northern lights - attempted during AB trip but weather conditions weren't right (will still consider this complete since weather is beyond my control but this item will likely appear again on a future 101 in 1001).
35. Renew my library card - Dec/17.
36. Buy a small daypack for hiking - Mar 18/16.
37. Go on 3 hikes in Toronto - 1/3. Hike from Castle Frank Subway Station to Toronto Brickworks.
38. Spend a minimum of 10 minutes a day for 30/31 days learning Japanese.
39. Read or listen to at least 35 books (does not include coffee table books) - 36/35.
40. Go through my 3 unopened coffee table books - 1/3.
41. Watch at least 35 documentaries - 45/35.
42. Watch at least 35 TED Talks online - 14/35.
43. Watch all the Oscar Best Picture nominated movies from 2016, 2017, or 2018.
44. Watch at least one season of 3 new-to-me TV series on Netflix - 3/3.
45. Learn how to whistle - the loud and obnoxious way.
46. Do at least 3 puzzles.
47. Colour at least 35 pages in my colouring book from Italy or postcard set - 4/35.  
48. Go to a PaintNite event - Jan 5/16.
49. Complete the Duolingo French course - Oct/17.
50. Complete the Duolingo Japanese course - cannot complete due to lack of Japanese language keyboard but I'm continuing with Mondly's daily Japanese lesson.
51. Reach my ideal makeup inventory numbers (in progress).
52. Reach my ideal clothing inventory numbers.
53. Go through Nina Garcia's 100 list and decide which items are appropriate in my ideal wardrobe.
54. Buy an outdoor dining set so we can eat on the terrace more frequently - Jul/18.
55. Revisit credit cards - cancel unused cards, change from Air Miles program, etc. - Feb/17. 
56. Add a camel coat to my wardrobe - Dec 26/15.
57. Listen to at least 15 new-to-me podcasts - 31/15.
  • The Tim Ferriss Show
  • Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
  • The James Altucher Show
  • Missing Richard Simmons
  • The Tofugu Podcast
  • Learn Japanese Pod
  • Japanese - SurvivalPhrases
  • Learn Japanese | JapanesePod101.com (Audio)
  • Learn Japanese with YesJapan!
  • News in Slow Japanese
  • The Ultimate Health Podcast 
  • DK Pittsburgh Sports 
  • StartUp Podcast
  • The Minimalists Podcast
  • Revisionist History
  • Reply All
  • Free Cookies 
  • Hidden Brain
  • The Emma Guns Show
  • Happier with Gretchen Rubin
  • Jenna & Julian Podcast 
  • Steve Dangle Podcast
  • One Minute Icelandic
  • I'll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton
  • In the Drink
  • The Leafs Geek Podcast
  • Leafs Nation
  • Guild of Sommeliers Podcast
  • Wine Enthusiast Podcast
  • Wine Scholar Guild Podcasts
  • Keeper Sweeper
58. Sell or donate my unwanted wardrobe pieces and ensure that everything I am keeping is stored properly (in progress).
59. Dye my cowboy boots black - Dec 28/15.
60. Hike the Inca trail - May 16/16 to May 19/16.
61. Hike the Grand Canyon and spend a couple of nights at Phantom Ranch.
62. Visit Hong Kong again - Feb 14/16 to Feb 26/16.
63. Watch a baseball game in Japan - Jul 1/17 & Jul 12/17.
64. Watch live sumo in Japan again but on the cushions this time - Jul 10/17.
65. Visit Rabbit Island in Japan - Jul 7/17.
66. Take at least 1 trip within Canada - ultimate goal of eventually visiting all provinces & territories (so far, I have been to BC, AB, QC, ON, NS and hubby has been to QC, ON). AB & BC - Jan 27/18 to Feb 4/18
67. Drive an ATV - Feb 13/17.
68. Plan a special trip for hubby's milestone birthday - Costa Rica - Feb 7/17 to Feb 17/17.
69. Plan a special trip for my milestone birthday - Iceland - May 21/18 to Jun 1/18.
70. Blog photos from France 2013 trip (in progress).
71. Try a high intensity interval training class (HIIT) - Mar 25/17.
72. Complete the 5 Love Languages quiz with hubby - May/17.
73. Make sangria.
74. Make duck confit - Mar 26/17.
75. Make a time lapse or stop motion video - completed (I regularly incorporate these into my vlogs now).
76. Film the 50 random facts tag - Jul 29/16.
77. Change all my online passwords.
78. Go to Trader Joe's - Dec 23/17.
79. Find a way to display or store my travel postcards (in progress).
80. Book a float to try a zero gravity/sensory deprivation experience.
81. Follow through with a secret item, which will be revealed when complete - if you know what this is, please remain silent. :) - Jun 26/18.
82. Buy a new bed.
83. Buy a new couch - Dec 28/15.
84. Rearrange and reorganize the condo.
85. Get a blowout.
86. Find out my blood type (I think I know from a 10th grade science experiment but would like it confirmed).
87. Complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test with hubby - May/17.
88. Answer the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind at the end of 2018 and see if my responses have changed - Sep 14/18.
89. Get Invisalign - started Mar 29/17.
90. Get our wills drawn up.
91. Renew my passport in fall 2016 - Dec/16.
92. Ride a mechanical bull - Dec 7/16.
93. Write and maintain an ongoing favourites blog post (in progress).
94. Try meditation every day for a month - Mar/17.
95. Complete a 30/31 day no-calories-from-drinks challenge - Mar/17.
96. Complete the 30 day plank challenge (in progress).
97. Go parasailing - Jan 9/17.
98. Make French onion soup - Nov 10/17.
99. Take a ballet class - Sep 11/16 & Sep 18/16.
100. Complete a 30/31 day yoga series on YouTube - Jan/17.
101. Make mulled wine - Jan 9/17.

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