101/1001 (Week 67)

6 Jul

Time for a challenge update.

Find 26 unfamiliar words, one for each letter of the alphabet; then use them in a post a day for 26 days. (Words: 23/26)

I still need words for the letters J/U/Y.  Any more ideas? 


Make thirty submissions to competitions or publishers (21/30)

I’ve made three in the last seven weeks.  One you know about – the Bolton Arts Trail; I’ve been shortlisted for another.  I can’t remember what the third was but you know that if I get good news, I’ll share it. 


Bridesmaids (2011 film)

Bridesmaids (2011 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Watch 101 new films (63/101)

I’ve seen five films new to me since my last 101 post.  I can only remember two: Bridesmaids, which was amusing in parts but over-hyped; I don’t know what all the fuss was about.  I did think the main character had an underlying sweetness to her, which redeemed the gross-out parts, but I doubt I’ll watch it again.  It’s no You’ve Got Mail.  Now there’s a romcom worthy of the name.

The other was Repeaters:  it was Groundhog Day with drugs and guns.  I thought it was an interesting study of living a life with no consequences.  But I won’t watch it again.


Some of my failed/not yet tackled challenges:

  • Find another 64 challenges for the list. (32/64) All suggestions gratefully received but not necessarily acted upon. I’m a wimp.
  • Get a job.
  • Save £1 for each completed task. Once I get £101 together, I can treat my family. £1 per task is my limit because, as the saying goes, there’s always too much month at the end of the money. (0/101)
  • Do a REAL spring clean.
  • Leave my poems in 101 locations. (0/101)
  • Answer all comments received in one day with song lyrics.
  • Walk the dogs for 1001 hours (338.55/1001)

My miserable lack of success in these areas can be blamed on the rain and/or the recession.  You try walking two reluctant Yorkies in a downpour and see how long you spend in the dog box.

I still need 32 challenges for the next eighteen months.  If you have one that is cheap, free or fun and cheap/free, let me know.


I have completed three challenges:

Blog 1111 times (1115/1111)

I claimed to have done this in my last 101 post, but my maths was faulty: 1017 is less than 1111, not greater than. I have posted 98 times in the last seven weeks, however, so I really have met the target this time.

What should my new target be, do you think? Before you start toying with me, bear in mind that you have to read any posts I write…


Learn how to scan photos for my blog.

I can’t believe I did this, but I did. Here’s proof:


Not play on King.com for a total of 101 days (101/101)

Day 101 was yesterday.  It was not the triumph I had envisaged: when I set this task for myself, I was addicted to King.com.  Now I am addicted to blogging and don’t play many games.  Maybe I should set a task of not blogging for a total of 101 days…

As if!



23 Responses to “101/1001 (Week 67)”

  1. jmgoyder July 6, 2012 at 11:54 #

    How on earth did you do all of that?
    Love the photo of you and hub!


  2. vivinfrance July 6, 2012 at 12:09 #

    Jejeune unwrung yeard
    can’t help you with films
    Not yet tackled: send jokes to the BBC (see my email, which contains a scanned picture that took me an hour to do because the scanner went wrong and the help site was incomprehensible)
    Last one: Under NO circumstances may you stop blogging.
    Viv x


  3. idiosyncratic eye July 6, 2012 at 12:18 #

    Jocular, ulmaceous, yomp.

    One (or more) of the challenges could be to induldge in the crafts. Learn to knit or paint? Make something for your kitchen? Sew something?



  4. granny1947 July 6, 2012 at 12:26 #

    Uhm…er…er….you have a lot of spare time don’t you?


  5. mairedubhtx July 6, 2012 at 12:50 #

    I have a “J” word for you: jactitation; the restless tossing of the body in illness. That seems doable. Try that one next time one of the family become ill.


  6. adinparadise July 6, 2012 at 14:15 #

    You obviously have more than 24 hours in a day, Tilly. 😉 I rather like “yegg.” It is the name for a safe burglar.


  7. creatingreciprocity July 6, 2012 at 14:16 #

    J – Well Jainism is not too obscure as a word but I bet people don’t know much about it.
    U – Ululate. I know people who can and don’t know the word.
    Y – Do acronyms count as words? I say lol all the time? If they do how about YOLO (You only live once)


  8. laurieanichols July 6, 2012 at 15:48 #

    Since you got a few real good suggestions for words, I’ll just congratulate you on figuring out the scanner part. You and the Hub look great in the picture, you have great smiling eyes and the Hub always has the impish look. You always look like you are both having fun in all your pictures.


  9. restlessjo July 6, 2012 at 17:21 #

    Yikes- out of ideas!


  10. Janie Jones July 6, 2012 at 17:34 #

    For the letter U you could feature “Uranus.” You know, the place that toilet seats and the starship Enterprise obit in search of Klingons…


  11. robincoyle July 6, 2012 at 18:09 #

    Lovely photo. Where were you off to all dressed up?


  12. Perfecting Motherhood July 7, 2012 at 05:18 #

    I finally saw Bridemaids too and wasn’t the least impressed. It was the female version of The Hangover (just as bad), with female characters but still looked like it was written by a male. None of the female characters were likeable or believable, and the main character was so naive, stupid and gullible, it really bugged me this is all Hollywood can think of when making a comedy with women. Are we really as dumb as them??? Thank goodness Brave is coming up and trying to reverse the course! It’s about time Hollywood showed a female character who doesn’t need a man to have balls.


  13. Russel Ray Photos July 7, 2012 at 14:29 #

    If I watched 101 films I wouldn’t have time for blogging, or for Zoey the Cool Cat!


  14. SchmidleysScribbling July 7, 2012 at 15:57 #

    Love the photo you scanned. I could not see the video of you dancing in the rain so I decided to do some catching up on posts. Still trying to think of a challenge for you. How about baking 101 cookies for Spud? I mean he’s a growing boy isn’t he?
    Or, take photos of 101 Dalmations? If you can’t find Dalmations, look for Jack Russel terriers, they have spots too.


  15. Food Stories July 7, 2012 at 22:16 #

    Please don’t take on the 101 blogging challenge … what would we all read?


  16. sarsm July 17, 2012 at 17:10 #

    I saw Bridesmaids too as one of my 101 films and you know I can’t remember it?

    I think finishing editing your e-book would be a good challenge. Perhaps you could start some kind of book club with your friends…

    It’s tough, isn’t it?


  17. Pseu July 17, 2012 at 17:15 #

    A few words for you:

    J – jabot / jeroboam
    U -ululate
    Y – ylem


  18. benzeknees August 3, 2012 at 06:02 #

    I think you should give yourself credit for leaving your 3 poems on the Bolton Arts Trail, after all your poems were posted in different places than usual.



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