Daily Archives: 1 Jan 2020

2019 Goals Update

How well did I do with my 2019 goals?  I don’t know!  I’m going to find out as I type this up!

Books to Read

I read two books, which is a large improvement, but still desperately sad.  I read and discussed Ender’s Game with my daughter, which basically should win this category for life.  I also read a Discworld book, The Light Fantastic.

TV Seasons to Watch

Haven’t seen before:

1/4.  I finished Cheers, DuckTales remains on my shelf, and The Flintstones et al. may as well just be a running joke at this point.  A tired, sad, running, joke.

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

3/3.  One category at 100%.

Have seen before:

Let’s say 0.5/2.  I watched NYPD Blue through season 9, since that’s what I had on DVD.  I got seasons 10 and 11 for Christmas, and I’ll pick up season 12 at some point and watch them this year.

Currently airing/will air this year:

Of the ones that count (Homeland season 8 was pushed to 2020), 8/8.  Two categories at 100%!  I shall endeavor not to let it go to my head.

Movies to Watch

From last year [2018]:

4/4.  Three categories at 100%!  I am on a roll.

From previous years, already seen or not:

29/29.  My head is swelling.

New this year:

The New Mutants was pushed back (again) to 2020.  Of those that remain, 10/14.  I missed Frozen II, Jumanji: The Next Level, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and Toy Story 4.

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


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

8/9, having missed The Muppet Christmas Carol.  December wasn’t my best month ever.

BDs/DVDs I haven’t watched since 2015 or before:

This list was long, at 139 entries.  I think I watch 89, giving me a 64% success rate.  That’s what, a D?

Video Games to Play

First-time Plays:

1/4.  I started Crash Bandicoot and quickly grew frustrated at how hard it was.  I completed the Pokedex in Pokemon Let’s GO! Eevee though.


1/1.  I played the heck out of Breath of the Wild, again.  I am so excited for the sequel.


I actually did four (4) (FOUR) poetism commentaries in September, and started on a fifth one.  I think I only have around 20 left to go.  Perhaps I will finish this decade.

Media Update September – December 2019



  • Bewitched
  • 007: The Living Daylights
  • 007: License to Kill
  • 007: GoldenEye
  • 007: Tomorrow Never Dies
  • 007: The World Is Not Enough
  • 007: Die Another Day
  • 007: Casino Royale
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • The Fifth Element
  • 50 First Dates
  • Fun With Dick and Jane
  • A Good Day to Die Hard
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • I Am Legend
  • The Journey of Natty Gann
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Les Miserables
  • Piglet’s Big Movie
  • Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1
  • Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2
  • Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
  • Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
  • Ponyo
  • Porco Rosso
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Speed Racer
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Tales from Earthsea
  • The Tigger Movie
  • The Whole Nine Yards
  • Winnie the Pooh



  • 007: Quantum of Solace
  • 007: Skyfall
  • 007: Spectre
  • Daredevil
  • Elektra
  • Fun and Fancy Free
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Horton Hears a Who!
  • I, Robot
  • The Transformers: The Movie


  • Gotham – 47 episodes

Video Games

  • Pikmin 3



  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • Batman
  • Batman Forever
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  • Big Hero 6
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Hercules
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Mission: Impossible II
  • Pom Poko
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • WALL-E


  • Gotham – 53 episodes
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man – 2 episodes



  • Batman: Hush
  • Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Detective Pikachu
  • Elf
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Shazam!
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Superman: The Movie
  • Superman II
  • Superman III
  • Superman Returns


  • The Mandalorian – 3 episodes
  • The Witcher – 8 episodes

Video Games

  • Pikmin 2