2014 Goals Update

How did I fare with my goals for 2014?  Read on, dear reader.  Read on.

Books to Read

I finished The Hobbit with my kids, and read Elantris, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, and 3 out of 7 of The Chronicles of Narnia.

Elantris and The Last Chronicles were first-time reads.  I enjoyed Elantris once it really got going, but it seemed to take a while to get there.  After reading it, along with Brandon Sanderson’s contributions to The Wheel of Time, I look forward to reading more of his work sometime in the future.  The Last Chronicles were somewhat of a disappointment, but did have some good moments.  The original Chronicles of Thomas Covenant remain my favorite of the books, and the ones I expect to read again in the future.

The rest of the list will get bumped to 2015, with The Lord of the Rings taking top priority, since it has been on the list since 2011.

TV Seasons to Watch

Haven’t seen before:

I got through more of these than I thought I would, especially after beginning a few old cartoons and wondering if I could make it through the whole set/series.  There are some good things that came out of the ’80s, but there are probably more that have not aged too well.  I watched The Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, The Super Hero Squad Show, TaleSpin, and The Transformers.  The remaining 3 entries will be on my 2015 list (unless I decide to put The Flintstones on eBay, which I have debated doing several times this year).

Have seen before, but haven’t yet watched my BDs/DVDs:

Watched them both.

Have seen before:

8/12.  I missed Heroes, Pinky and the Brain, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Wars: Clone Wars.  They’ll be pushed to 2015, and maybe joined by some others.

Currently airing/will air this year:

Watched them all, with the exception of Major Crimes season 3.  I’ve seen the first half and will watch the second half in 2015.

Movies to Watch

From last year [2013]:

Watched them all.

From previous years, already seen or not:

Watched them all.

New this year [2014]:

11/13, missing Dumb and Dumber To and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

BDs/DVDs I [try to] watch at least once a year:

Watched them all.

Unwatched BDs/DVDs:

Watched them both.

BDs/DVDs I haven’t watched since 2010 or before:

39/44, 15% better than last year’s 48/65.  The ones I missed were the Star Trek: The Next Generation movies, which I expect to watch in 2015 after watching the TNG TV series, and DuckTales the Movie, which I’ll watch in 2015 after finishing my DuckTales TV sets.  They’ll be joined by others, becoming since 2011 or before.

Video Games to Play



We’ll call this 2.5 out of 3.  I got my web site code and WordPress theme into git repositories, as well as a Thunderbird extension.  I finally did nine more poetism commentaries (only about 30 to go).  I also resisted Facebook, which I think we can all agree is the most important.

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