101/1001 (Nein)

20 May

It’s been a dull week for tasks.  I did complete one, sort of, but there wasn’t much work involved:

Buy/swap all of the Harry Potter books so I don’t have to steal the boys’.

It happened like this:

Tory Boy and Spud were discussing the books (they each have a set) and Spud mentioned he probably won’t ever read his again.

Once I had recovered from my swoon, I asked, ‘Can I have them?’

He replied, ‘Yes.’

Task complete! 

Why is there always a ‘but’?  Even lazy I don’t think that was in the spirit of the tasks.  But I’m not going to look a gift book in the flyleaf, so I now have my own set of Harry Potters.  I won’t dip into them just yet, however, because it hasn’t been three months since I last read them.

I haven’t added any new tasks for a while, apart from ‘Get a bike’, and I’m rather worried that the tasks I have will be completed before the end of the year instead of a thousand and one days so, please, dear readers:

  • check out my list on page 101/1001 (link also at the top and side of this page)
  • think of some that are cheap and fun
  • cheap and a little challenging
  • and cheap
  • then email or post them in the comments section

You were so generous with your jokes that I’m sure you’ll think of something for me.

Maybe one of my challenges should be: Write a blog post in which your readers don’t have to do the work for you.

Don’t forget, I’m not alone in the 101/1001 universe: check out Perfecting Motherhood and Sarsm to see how they’re doing.



32 Responses to “101/1001 (Nein)”

  1. Cindy May 20, 2011 at 15:10 #

    Sing God Save The Queen loudly in a public place?


  2. earlybird May 20, 2011 at 15:14 #

    I’m sorry, Tilly. I looked over at your list with every intention of coming up with a few thoughts for your challenge but I was so exhausted reading it that I’ve got to go and make myself a cup of tea.

    If I have any brainwaves I’ll let you know.


  3. mairedubhtx May 20, 2011 at 15:28 #

    I have all the Harry Potter books but many are still packed away from my move.


  4. beckysefton May 20, 2011 at 15:53 #

    I’ve only just started reading the Harry Potter books – I’ve loved all the films and the books are just as captivating!! Get reading!!


    • Tilly Bud May 21, 2011 at 10:08 #

      Gasp! Only just started reading them…?

      Better late than never. I’m quite envious, because there’s nothing like the thrill of discovering a great book.


  5. gigihawaii May 20, 2011 at 15:54 #

    hmmm. I guess I am the only one here who does not like Harry Potter. Boring stories.


  6. vivinfrance May 20, 2011 at 16:12 #

    I love Harry Potter. Your task: to come and see me, by hook or by crook.
    To pay for it? Another task: sell your SA collection to eg Erbacce, Leaf Books or whoever.


  7. viewfromtheside May 20, 2011 at 19:17 #

    add one new task, do be done uimmediately

    101) learn to procrastinate


  8. nrhatch May 20, 2011 at 19:23 #

    Cheap, fun, challenging . . .

    59. Create a signature candy that tastes BETTER than Malteasers.
    60. Design a family flag/crest using symbols for each member (e.g., a bungee cord).
    61. Write a BETTER ending for Harry Potter ~ one in which Dumbledore survives and Harry’s parents and Sirius Black come back from the dead. Not as zombies. As real people who were just under a spell which ends with the death of He Who Must Not Be Named.
    62. Go an entire week without poking fun at the WP prompter.
    63. Start a part-time gardening/catering business . . . collecting snails by night and serving up escargot by day.
    64. Volunteer to tutor a sense of humor deprived person for 3 hours a week.
    65. Visit a hospital ward and entertain the ill and infirm.
    66. Write a letter to someone who taught you something valuable about life and send it to them. If you don’t know where they are, get it published in the paper.
    67. Contact a local newspaper about starting a “Dear Tilly” column.
    68. Illustrate one of your poems with the medium of your choice.
    69. Barter with a fortune teller ~ she tell your fortune in exchange for you . . .
    70. Get dressed up for Halloween in July and walk the dogs in costume.


    • Tilly Bud May 21, 2011 at 10:13 #

      I will take your suggestions under advisement 🙂


      • Tilly Bud May 21, 2011 at 10:16 #

        BTW, thanks!


      • Pseu May 21, 2011 at 12:33 #

        “67. Contact a local newspaper about starting a “Dear Tilly” column.”
        Just wondered if you have read The Sunday Times column by the Black Sabbath bat biting chap…. hilarious. Now what’s his name…. it’ll dome to me in a minute….


    • sarsm May 21, 2011 at 23:17 #

      I think nrhatch should join us Tilly!!


      • Tilly Bud May 22, 2011 at 07:15 #

        I’d love it but I suspect she’s done most of the things she wants to do 🙂


  9. Sharp Little Pencil May 20, 2011 at 21:17 #

    Linda, go, go, GO to “We Write Poems” and scroll down to “Post your poems day.” They are specifically asking for prompts. Just give them your exact post URL and who knows?

    I have a Bucket List. It does NOT include getting rid of Riley’s Harry Potter collection, which we have read and re-read to our whole family’s delight!

    @N rhatch, I agree completely!! Won’t spoil the end, but there’s this one tall guy…



  10. Pseu May 20, 2011 at 21:18 #

    Buy a copy of Myslexia or visit

    and identify 6 poetry competitions, each with a closing date a month after each other, or as close as possible – enter each competition with a new poem over the next six months.


    • Tilly Bud May 21, 2011 at 10:18 #

      Hmm…I’m tempted.


      • Pseu May 21, 2011 at 12:31 #

        Go on. You know you can. Nothing like a deadline to motivate.


  11. eof737 May 21, 2011 at 11:45 #

    They don’t seem to mind… enjoy the ride!:-)


  12. Mike Patrick May 21, 2011 at 15:22 #

    I read Harry Potter just to see what kind of writing could get children to read again. I hadn’t planned on falling in love with them. Now I’ve read them all at least three times. Loaned a couple of them out and can’t remember to whom. No more Mr. Nice Guy. Now I’m going to have to buy them again.


    • Tilly Bud May 21, 2011 at 17:02 #

      I read the first one for the same reason; now Harry and I are an item.


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