Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Monthly Update - April 2018


Read 60 Graphic Novels (2+16=18)
  1. Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Vol 1 TP
  2. The Complete Luther Strode HC
    Play 15 New Boardgames (0+11=11)
    • Fuse
    • Photosythesis
    • Dice Throne
    • Unearth
    • Codenames Duet
    My Picks of the Week For This Month:
    1. Analog #1
    2. All-New Wolverine #33
    3. Domino #1
    4. The Dead Hand #1
    5. X-Men Gold #26
    6. Black Hammer Age of Doom #1
    7. Hunt for Wolverine #1
    8. All-New Wolverine #34
            Comics I Read This Month (30+112=142):
            • All-New Wolverine #33-34
            • Amazing Spider-Man #798-799
            • Analog #1
            • Black Hammer Age of Doom #1
            • Captain America #700
            • Champions #19
            • D&D Evil at Baldur's Gate #1
            • Daredevil #601
            • Doctor Star & Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #2
            • Doctor Strange #388-389
            • Doctor Strange Damnation #4
            • Domino #1
            • Hunt for Wolverine #1
            • Kill or Be Killed #18
            • Marvel Two in One #5
            • Ninja-K #6
            • Punisher #223
            • Quantum & Woody #5
            • Runaways #8
            • Shadowman #2
            • Skyward #1
            • Star Wars Thrawn #3
            • Tales of Suspense #104
            • The Dead Hand #1
            • X-Men Gold #25-26
            • X-Men Red #3
            TV I Watched This Month:
            • Alex, Inc. "The Unfair Advantage" "The Wax Museum"
            • A.P. Bio "We Don't Party" "Rosemary's Boyfriend" "Durbin Crashes" "Eight Pigs and a Rat"
            • Atlanta "Helen" "Barbershop"
            • Barry "Use It" "Make the Unsafe Choice" "Commit... to YOU" "Do Your Job"
            • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "The Box" "The Puzzle Master" "Nutriboom" "DFW" "Gray Star Mutual"
            • Counterpart "No Man's Land, Parts 1 & 2"
            • The Crossing "Pilot" "A Shadow Out of Time"
            • Good Girls "Atom Bomb"
            • Hard Sun "Episodes 1-2"
            • iZombie "Goonstruck"
            • Killing Eve "Pilot"
            • Krypton "Pilot"
            • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "April 1, 2018" "April 8, 2018" "April 15, 2018" "April 22, 2018"
            • Legion "Chapter 9"
            • The Looming Tower "Y2K" "Boys at War" "The General" "A Very Special Relationship" "Tuesday" "9/11"
            • Lost in Space "Season One"
            • The Mick "The Graduate"
            • A Series of Unfortunate Events "Season 2"
            • Silicon Valley "Reorientation" "Chief Operating Officer" "Tech Evangelist" "Facial Recognition"
            • Splitting Up Together "Pilot" "Devil May Care"
            • Westworld "Journey into Night" "Reunion"
            • Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas "Episodes 1-2"
            Top Ten Shows This Month:
            1. Westworld
            2. Atlanta
            3. Legion
            4. iZombie
            5. Silicon Valley
            6. Barry
            7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
            8. The Mick
            9. The Looming Tower
            10. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
            Movies I Watched This Month:
            • Baby Driver
            • Pacific Rim Uprising
            • Kingsman The Golden Circle
            • A Quiet Place
            • Get Out
            • Avengers Infinity War (x2)
            Places I Ate This Month (23+75=98):
            • Culver's
            • Frank
            • Franklin BBQ
            • Happy Chick
            • Homeslice
            • Hoover's
            • Jack Allen's Kitchen
            • JT Youngblood's
            • New Fortune Chinese
            • P. Terry's
            • Panda Express
            • Snooze A.M. (x2)
            • Taco Bell
            • Tarka
            • Texican Cafe
            • Thai Kun
            • Torchy's Tacos
            • Tyson's Tacos
            • Tumble 22
            • Wendy's
            • Whataburger
            • Wienerschnitzel

            Sunday, April 01, 2018

            Monthly Update - March 2018


            Read 60 Graphic Novels (4+12=16)
            1. Batman and the Outsiders Vol 2 HC
            2. Harbinger Wars HC
            3. Motor Girl HC
            4. Ninjak Vol 2 HC
              Play 15 New Boardgames (2+9=11)
              • Azul
              • Photosynthesis
              • Fuse
              • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
              • Codenames Duet
              • Dice Throne
              • What Do You Meme?
              • Zombie Dice
              My Picks of the Week For This Month:
              1. X-Men Red #1
              2. Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Tomorrow #1
              3. Doctor Strange #387
              4. All-New Wolverine #31-32
              5. Ms. Marvel #27-28
              6. Runaways #7
              7. Champions #18
              8. Shadowman #1
                      Comics I Read This Month (37+75=112):
                      • All-New Wolverine #31-32
                      • Amazing Spider-Man #797
                      • Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #16
                      • Captain America #699
                      • Champions #17-18
                      • Damnation: Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider #1
                      • Daredevil #600
                      • Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Tomorrow #1
                      • Doctor Strange #386-387
                      • Doctor Strange Damnation #2-3
                      • Doomsday Clock #4
                      • Gideon Falls #1
                      • Infinity Countdown #1
                      • Kill or Be Killed #17
                      • Mage The Hero Denied #7
                      • Marvel Two-in-One #4
                      • Ms. Marvel #27-28
                      • Ninja-K #5
                      • Old Man Hawkeye #3
                      • Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #1
                      • Qaantum & Woody #4
                      • Rat Queens #8
                      • Runaways #7
                      • Shadowman #1
                      • Star Wars Thrawn #2
                      • Tales of Suspense #103
                      • The Highest House #1
                      • Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1
                      • Wild Storm #12
                      • X-Men Gold #23-24
                      • X-Men Red #2
                      TV I Watched This Month:
                      • A.P. Bio "Overachieving Virgins" "Dating Toledoans" "Freakin' Enamoured" "Selling Out"
                      • Atlanta "Alligator Man" "Sportin' Waves" "Money Bag Shawty"
                      • Barry "Make Your Mark"
                      • Black Lightning "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder" "Equinox: The Book of Fate" "Revelations"
                      • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Safe House" "The Negotiation"
                      • Counterpart "The Lost Art of Diplomacy" "Both Sides Now" "Shaking the Tree" "Act Like You've Been Here Before" "The Sincerest Form of Flattery" "Love the Lie"
                      • Crashing "Roast Battle"
                      • Good Girls "Pilot" "Mo Money Mo Problems" "Borderline"
                      • iZombie "Blue Bloody" "Brainless in Seattle, Part 1" "Brainless in Seattle, Part 2"
                      • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "March 4, 2018" "March 11, 2018"
                      • The Looming Tower "Mistakes Were Made" "Mercury"
                      • Love "Season Three"
                      • The Mick "The Church" "The Juice" "The Accident" "The Night Off" "The Car" "The Dance"
                      • Queer Eye "You Can't Fix Ugly" "Saving Sasquatch"
                      • Rise "Pilot"
                      • Santa Clarita Diet "Season 2"
                      • Silicon Valley "Grow Fast or Die Slow"
                      • Timeless "The War to End All Wars" "Darlington 500"
                      • Top Chef "Episode Thirteen"
                      Top Ten Shows This Month:
                      1. Atlanta
                      2. iZombie
                      3. Santa Clarita Diet
                      4. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                      5. Love
                      6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                      7. Silicon Valley
                      8. Barry
                      9. Counterpart
                      10. Good Girls
                      Movies I Watched This Month:
                      • Annihilation
                      • Avengers
                      • Baby Driver
                      • Isle of Dogs
                      • Mute
                      • Pitch Perfect 3
                      • Star Wars The Last Jedi
                      • The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
                      Places I Ate This Month (25+50=75):
                      • Batch
                      • Colleen's Southern Kitchen
                      • Culver's (x2)
                      • El Chilito
                      • Hoody's Subs
                      • Hopdoddy
                      • Kerbey Lane (x2)
                      • Kura Revolving Sushi
                      • Mimi's Cafe
                      • New Fortune Chinese
                      • P. Terry's
                      • Pei Wei (x2)
                      • Popeye's
                      • Rolling Rooster
                      • Smashburger
                      • Smoky Mo's BBQ
                      • Snooze A.M.
                      • Torchy's Tacos (x2)
                      • Velvet Taco
                      • Wendy's
                      • Wingstop

                      Thursday, March 01, 2018

                      Monthly Update - February 2018


                      Read 60 Graphic Novels (5+7=12)
                      1. Thors TP
                      2. Voltron Vol 2 TP
                      3. Doctor Strange Vol 1 HC
                      4. Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide Vol 3 HC
                      5. Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken TP
                        Play 15 New Boardgames (6+3=9)
                        • What Do You Meme?
                        • Unlock! House on the Hill, The Nautilus, The Formula
                        • When I Dream
                        • Topiary
                        • Dice Throne
                        • Who Do We Eat?
                        • Cards Against Humanity
                        • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
                        • Hero Realms (Dragon Boss Deck)
                        • Jaipur
                        • Star Realms
                        • Pandemic
                        • Scythe
                        My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                        1. Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits
                        2. X-Men Red #1
                        3. Ninja-K #4
                        4. Star Wars Thrawn #1
                        5. Doctor Strange Damnation #1
                        6. Quantum & Woody #3
                                Comics I Read This Month (31+44=75):
                                • Amazing Spider-Man #795-796
                                • Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1
                                • Avengers #679
                                • Captain America #698
                                • Daredevil #598-599
                                • Doctor Strange #385
                                • Doctor Strange Damnation #1
                                • Hawkeye #15
                                • Infinity Countdown Prime #1
                                • James Bond 007 M One-Shot
                                • Kill or Be Killed #16
                                • Luke Cage #170
                                • Maestros #5
                                • Mage The Hero Denied #6
                                • Marvel Two-in-One #3
                                • Mother Panic/Batman #1
                                • New Super Man #20
                                • Ninja-K #4
                                • Old Man Hawkeye #2
                                • Pacific Rim Aftermath #2
                                • Punisher #221
                                • Quantum & Woody #3
                                • Rogue & Gambit #2
                                • Runaways #6
                                • Star Wars Thrawn #1
                                • Tales of Suspense #102
                                • X-Men Gold #21-22
                                • X-Men Red #1
                                TV I Watched This Month:
                                • 2 Dope Queens "New York"
                                • The Alienist "Pilot"
                                • Altered Carbon "Season One"
                                • A.P. Bio "Pilot" "Teacher Jail" "Burning Miles"
                                • Black Lightning "LaWanda: The Book of Hope" "LaWanda: The Book of Resurrection" "Black Jesus" "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light"
                                • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Bad Beat" "The Venue" "Two Turkeys" "Return to Skyfire" "99" "Game Night" "The Favor"
                                • Crashing "Porter Got HBO" "Too Good" "Artie" "NACA"
                                • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "Oh Nathaniel, It's On!" "Nathaniel and I Are Just Friends" "Trent?!" "Nathaniel is Irrelevant"
                                • Everything Sucks "Season One"
                                • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
                                • The Gifted "EXtraction"
                                • The Good Place "Somewhere Else"
                                • Here and Now "Eleven Eleven"
                                • iZombie "Are You Ready For Some Zombies?"
                                • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "February 18, 2018" "February 25, 2018"
                                • The Looming Tower "Now It Begins..." "Losing My Religion"
                                • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction "George Clooney"
                                • Star Trek Discovery "War Without, War Within" "Will You Take My Heart?"
                                • Top Chef "Episode Eight" "Episode Nine" "Episode Ten" "Episode Eleven"
                                Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                1. The Good Place
                                2. Star Trek Discovery
                                3. Altered Carbon
                                4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                                5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                6. The Looming Tower
                                7. Crashing
                                8. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
                                9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
                                10. Black Lightning
                                Movies I Watched This Month:
                                • Purge Election Year
                                • Black Panther (x3)
                                • Coco
                                • Thor Ragnarok
                                • The Box
                                Places I Ate This Month (23+27=50):
                                • Chuy's
                                • Crawfish Shack
                                • Culver's
                                • Firehouse Subs
                                • Freebird's
                                • Hopdoddy's
                                • Jim's
                                • New Fortune Chinese
                                • Noble Sandwich
                                • Pei Wei
                                • PizzaRev
                                • Red's Porch
                                • Rolling Rooster
                                • Snooze A.M. (x3)
                                • Sunday Bird (x2)
                                • Tam Deli
                                • Tarka
                                • Torchy's Tacos (x2)
                                • Velvet Taco
                                • Whataburger

                                Thursday, February 01, 2018

                                Monthly Update - January 2018


                                Read 60 Graphic Novels (7+0=7)
                                1. Injustice Year Three TP
                                2. Vision HC
                                3. Big Hard Sex Criminals Vol 2 HC
                                4. Descender Vol 1 HC
                                5. Detective Comics Vol 1 HC
                                6. K Chronicles: Go East, Young Fam
                                7. Shiver HC
                                  Play 15 New Boardgames (3+0=3)
                                  • Mountains of Madness
                                  • Codenames Marvel
                                  • Pandemic Legacy Season 2
                                  • Firefly (x2)
                                  • Machi Koro Bright Lights, Big City
                                  • Red Flags
                                  • Scythe (x2)
                                  • Codenames Duet
                                  • DC DBG
                                  • Splendor
                                  My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                  1. Captain America #697
                                  2. Hawkeye #14
                                  3. Runaways #5
                                  4. X-Men Gold Annual #1
                                  5. Champions #16
                                  6. Kill or Be Killed #15
                                  7. Doomsday Clock #3
                                  8. Ninja-K #3
                                  9. Astro City #50
                                  10. Quantum & Woody #2
                                          Comics I Read This Month (44+0=44):
                                          • All-New Wolverine #29-30
                                          • Amazing Spider-Man #794
                                          • Astonishing X-Men #7
                                          • Astro City #50
                                          • Avengers #675-678
                                          • Captain America #697
                                          • Champions #16
                                          • Daredevil #597
                                          • Doctor Strange #384
                                          • Doomsday Clock #3
                                          • Hawkeye #14
                                          • Hungry Ghosts #1
                                          • Injustice 2 #17-18
                                          • Justice League of America/Doom Patrol #1
                                          • Kill or Be Killed #15
                                          • Maestros #4
                                          • Mage the Hero Denied #5
                                          • Marvel Two-in-One #2
                                          • Ms. Marvel #26
                                          • New Super Man #19
                                          • Ninja-K #3
                                          • Ninjak vs. Valiant Universe #1
                                          • Old Man Hawkeye #1
                                          • Pacific Rim Aftermath #1
                                          • Phoenix Resurrection #2-5
                                          • Punisher #220
                                          • Quantum & Woody #2
                                          • Rat Queens #7
                                          • Redneck #9
                                          • Rogue & Gambit #1
                                          • Royal City #9
                                          • Runaways #5
                                          • Sherlock Frankenstein & Legion of Evil #4
                                          • Wild Storm #11
                                          • X-Men Gold #19-20
                                          • X-Men Gold Annual #1
                                          TV I Watched This Month:
                                          • American Crime Story: Assassination of Gianni Versace "The Man Who Would Be Vogue"
                                          • Black Lightning "The Resurrection"
                                          • Black Mirror "U.S.S. Callister" "Arkangel" "Crocodile" "Hang the D.J." "Metalhead" "Black Museum"
                                          • Counterpart "The Crossing" "Birds of a Feather"
                                          • Crashing "The Atheist" "Pete and Leif"
                                          • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "Nathaniel Needs My Help" "Nathaniel Gets the Message!"
                                          • The Gifted "3 X 1"
                                          • The Good Place "Leap to Faith" "Best Self" "Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent" "The Burrito"
                                          • Jean Claude Van Johnson "Season One"
                                          • LA-Vegas "Pilot"
                                          • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Season One"
                                          • The Mick "The Visit" "The Haunted House" "The Invention" "The Matriarch" "The Homecoming" "The Teacher" "The Divorce" "The Climb" "The Trip" "The City" "The Dump"
                                          • Mosaic "Meet Olivia Lake" "Moving Forward, Not Back" "Zebra-itis" "Ilsa from Finland" "The Recoking" "Fact and Fiction"
                                          • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction "Barack Obama"
                                          • Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams "Real Life" "Impossible Planet" "The Hood Maker" "Autofac"
                                          • Marvel's Runaways "Doomsday"
                                          • Star Trek Discovery "Despite Yourself" "The Wolf Inside" "Vaulting Ambition" "What's Past is Prologue"
                                          • Supernatural "Wayward Sisters"
                                          • Top Chef "Episode Four" "Episode Five" "Episode Six"
                                          • Travelers "Ave Machina" "Protocol 4" "Jacob" "11:27" "Jenny" "U235" "17 Minutes" "Traveler 0027" "Update" "21C" "Simon" "001"
                                          • X-Files "My Struggle III"
                                          Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                          1. The Good Place
                                          2. Star Trek Discovery
                                          3. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
                                          4. Black Mirror
                                          5. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
                                          6. Mosaic
                                          7. The Mick
                                          8. Counterpart
                                          9. Black Lightning
                                          10. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
                                          Movies I Watched This Month:
                                          • (500) Days of Summer
                                          • Logan
                                          • Bright
                                          • Baby Driver
                                          • Real Genius
                                          • Iron Man
                                          • Hell or High Water
                                          • I, Tonya
                                          Places I Ate This Month (27+0=27):
                                          • Chuy's x2
                                          • Deckhand Oyster Bar
                                          • Hightower
                                          • HomeSlice
                                          • Hoover's Cooking
                                          • Jack Allen's Kitchen
                                          • Jason's Deli
                                          • Mason and Dixie's
                                          • McDonald's
                                          • Michi Ramen
                                          • Outback Steakhouse
                                          • Pei Wei
                                          • Popeye's
                                          • Potbelly Sandwiches
                                          • Rolling Rooster x2
                                          • Slab BBQ x2
                                          • Smokey Mo's
                                          • Snooze A.M.
                                          • Taco Bell (x2)
                                          • Torchy's Tacos
                                          • Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ
                                          • Velvet Taco
                                          • Wendy's

                                          Monday, January 01, 2018

                                          New Year's Resolutions 2018

                                          2016 was pretty terrible. I'm not prepared to say 2017 was worse. I mean, a lot less famous people I admired died, I lost another friend but I'm getting older so I'm getting used to the idea that's going to happen more often. And I at least had the benefit of knowing that Trump was President instead of being blindsided in November.

                                          But... this was a rough, rough year. I had one of the worst weeks of my life this year. The political situation was horrifying and exhausting. Expect the worst became the norm.

                                          Silver linings? Yeah. A couple are mine, private things. But I made several really close new friendships and a lot more extended friendships. We expanded my store into a new location in June, which was exhausting and scary and resulted in some debt I'm still a little worried about but overall has been really rewarding. And this was my second year cancer-free.

                                          Time for 2018 resolutions, and time to check in on last year.

                                          Last year's resolutions:

                                          1. Cook More - I tried out several new recipes, although I didn't have many that stuck.

                                          2. Exercise - Nope. Failed again.

                                          3. No Cancer - This one I got.

                                          By The Numbers:

                                          1. I read almost 600 single-issue comics this year, as compared to about 700 the year before, and 52 graphic novels, which is less than the year before.

                                          2. I ate at 93 different restaurants this year. On average, I ate out about 27 times a month, which is more than last year.

                                          3. I played 35 new boardgames.

                                          This Year's Food Plans:

                                          Places I Need to Try:
                                          Freedmen's BBQ
                                          Leroy & Lewis BBQ
                                          Rolling Rooster Chicken & Waffles

                                          Opening in January:
                                          H-Mart at Lakeline

                                          Early 2018:
                                          Tumble 22 Brick and Mortar
                                          Anthem on Rainey Street

                                          Sometime in 2018:
                                          Loro (Asian Smokehouse from Uchi/Aaron Franklin)
                                          24 Diner (Rock Rose)
                                          Easy Tiger (The Linc)

                                          This Year's Resolutions & Goals:

                                          1. Cook More - I need to add some new recipes in. Specifically, I need to learn to use the Instant Pot. I'm going to try to make at least one new Instant Pot recipe a week until that inevitably falls off and I scale back to once a month.

                                          2. Read More - I utterly failed at reading books and graphic novels this year. So my goal is an achievable 48 graphic novels and novels combined. One a week.

                                          3. First Game Con. This one's easy, I already have tickets to BGG Con in May.

                                          4. Boardgames. My plan this year is to play 25 new boardgames. I've exceeded that the past two years.

                                          5. Write More. I have a notebook with 300 Writing Prompts. It's meant as a kind of journal, but I'm going to write it from the POV of fictional characters. If I skip 65 days in there, I'll still fill the notebook. The plan is to aim for every day. The looser plan is to slowly build up a universe in which to tell stories, and if that works, I might do Nanowrimo in that universe. Probably next year. Maybe this year. Depends how ambitious I'm feeling.

                                          Sunday, December 31, 2017

                                          Monthly Update - December 2017


                                          Read 60 Graphic Novels (3+49=52)
                                          1. Suicide Squad Vol 7: Dragon's Hoard
                                          2. Astro City: Everyday Heroes
                                          3. Paper Girls HC
                                            Play 15 New Boardgames (4+31=35)
                                            • DC Deck-Building Confrontation
                                            • Hotshots!
                                            • Red 7
                                            • Spot It!
                                            • Splendor
                                            • Fuse
                                            • DC Deck-Building Teen Titans
                                            • Codenames
                                            My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                            1. X-Men Gold #17
                                            2. Captain America #696
                                            3. Runaways #4
                                            4. Punisher #219
                                            5. Tales of Suspense Featuring Hawkeye & Winter Soldier #1
                                            6. Quantum & Woody #1
                                            7. Doomsday Clock #2
                                            8. Phoenix Resurrection Return of Jean Grey #1
                                                    Comics I Read This Month (35+560=595):
                                                    • All-New Wolverine #28
                                                    • Amazing Spider-Man ##792-793
                                                    • Amazing Spider-Man & Venom: Venom Inc #1
                                                    • Astonishing X-Men #6
                                                    • Avengers #674
                                                    • Captain America #696
                                                    • Champions #15
                                                    • Daredevil #596
                                                    • Doctor Strange #382-383
                                                    • Doomsday Clock #2
                                                    • Hawkeye #13
                                                    • Hawkman Found #1
                                                    • Injustice 2 #16
                                                    • Iron Fist #75
                                                    • Klaus and the Crisis in X-Masville
                                                    • Luke Cage #168
                                                    • Marvel Two in One #1
                                                    • Ms. Marvel #25
                                                    • New Super Man #18
                                                    • Ninja-K #2
                                                    • Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey #1
                                                    • Punisher #219
                                                    • Quantum & Woody #1
                                                    • Redneck #8
                                                    • Royal City #8
                                                    • Runaways #4
                                                    • Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken #5
                                                    • Tales of Suspense Featuring Hawkeye & Winter Soldier #1
                                                    • Thanos #14
                                                    • The Fix #10
                                                    • Wild Storm #10
                                                    • X-Men Gold #17-18
                                                    TV I Watched This Month:
                                                    • Arrow "Crisis on Earth X Part 2"
                                                    • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "Getting Over Jeff"
                                                    • DC's Legends of Tomorrow "Crisis on Earth X Part 4"
                                                    • Easy "Season Two"
                                                    • The Flash "Crisis on Earth X Part 3"
                                                    • The Gifted "Season One"
                                                    • Happy! "Saint Nick" "Everyone Hates You, Sax"
                                                    • Marvel's Runaways "Kingdom" "Metamorphosis" "Refraction" "Tsunami"
                                                    • Search Party "Season One"
                                                    • She's Gotta Have It "Season One"
                                                    • Top Chef "Episodes 1-3"
                                                    Top Five Shows This Month:
                                                    1. Happy!
                                                    2. Marvel's Runaways
                                                    3. Easy
                                                    4. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
                                                    5. The Gifted
                                                    Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                    • Christmas Vacation
                                                    • Coco
                                                    • Colossal
                                                    • Die Hard
                                                    • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
                                                    • Elf
                                                    • Krampus
                                                    • Last Boy Scout
                                                    • Moana
                                                    • Pitch Perfect 3
                                                    • Scrooged
                                                    • Star Wars The Last Jedi
                                                    Places I Ate This Month (23+303=326):
                                                    • Batch
                                                    • Chuy's
                                                    • Culver's
                                                    • Easy Tiger
                                                    • McDonald's (x4)
                                                    • Michi Ramen
                                                    • Opal Divine's
                                                    • Outback Steakhouse
                                                    • Pei Wei
                                                    • Popeye's
                                                    • Russia House
                                                    • Sushi Nini
                                                    • Taco Bell (x2)
                                                    • Tarka
                                                    • Torchy's Tacos
                                                    • Trudy's
                                                    • Valentina's Tex-Mex
                                                    • Vera Cruz
                                                    • Xian Sushi & Noodle

                                                    Thursday, December 28, 2017

                                                    Best of 2017 - Movies

                                                    Or, more accurately, a list of all the movies I saw in 2017. Because I can't claim best, my movie taste is pretty basic and I only see a handful of movies every year.

                                                    New Movies I Saw This Year:

                                                    1. The Big Sick
                                                    2. Get Out
                                                    3. Coco
                                                    4. LEGO Batman Movie
                                                    5. Blade Runner 2049
                                                    6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
                                                    7. Baby Driver
                                                    8. Spider-Man Homecoming
                                                    9. Fate of the Furious
                                                    10. Thor Ragnarok
                                                    11. Wonder Woman
                                                    12. Pitch Perfect 3
                                                    13. Split
                                                    14. Atomic Blonde
                                                    15. Star Wars The Last Jedi
                                                    16. Dunkirk
                                                    Yeah, I liked Baby Driver better than two of the Marvel movies this year. Yes, I ranked Atomic Blonde and Split over Star Wars The Last Jedi. Come at me, bro. (Or don't... I don't need you to share my opinions, and you're not going to convince me to share yours.)

                                                    Old Movies I Saw For the First Time This Year:

                                                    1. Moana
                                                    2. Arrival
                                                    3. Furious Seven
                                                    4. Fast Five
                                                    5. Fast and Furious Six
                                                    6. Kubo and the Two Strings
                                                    7. Rent
                                                    8. Colossal
                                                    9. La La Land
                                                    10. The Girl With All The Gifts
                                                    11. Krampus
                                                    12. Hail, Caesar!
                                                    13. John Wick 2
                                                    14. Midnight Special
                                                    15. Sicario
                                                    16. Staring at a Blank Wall silently for 2 hours
                                                    17. Suicide Squad
                                                    18. Staring at a Blank Wall silently for 4 hours
                                                    19. X-Men Apocalypse

                                                    Best of 2017 - Comic Miniseries and One-Shots

                                                    Last year, I had four Marvel series, and Civil War II and its spinoffs narrowly missed the cut. This year, Secret Empire made the cut, there were two other Marvel miniseries (although one was an ongoing series that was canceled and the other a series of one shots), and an IDW and an IDW/DC crossover both based on licensed properties. So the real miniseries winner this year was Image, with five original miniseries, only one based on an extant story (even that a Greek myth) and three of which were by new (or relatively new) writers. Plus Greg Rucka is on there twice, because Greg Rucka is pretty awesome. 

                                                    Best Miniseries:
                                                    1. Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken #1-5 (IDW)
                                                    2. God Country #1-6 (Image)
                                                    3. Generations (Marvel)
                                                    4. Unstoppable Wasp #1-8 (Marvel)
                                                    5. Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1-6 (Image)
                                                    6. Secret Empire #0-10 (Marvel)
                                                    7. Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #1-3 (Dark Horse)
                                                    8. Batman TMNT Adventures #3-6 (DC/IDW)
                                                    9. Lazarus X+66 #1-5 (Image)
                                                    10. Old Guard #1-6 (Image)
                                                    Also in the running: Kingpin #1-5 and Bullseye #1-5 (Marvel), Britannia We Who Are About to Die #1-4 and Savage #3-4 (Valiant), Disney Pirates of the Caribbean #3-5, Reborn #4-6 (Image), Kill the Minotaur #1-5 (Image), and Serenity No Power in the Verse #4-6 (Dark Horse).

                                                    Last year I read about 100 first issues and one shots, this year it was closer to 40-50, but I still found a lot to like. In some cases, I dropped off a series or miniseries but still had warm feelings toward the first issue.

                                                    Best First Issues:*
                                                    1. X-Men Prime #1 (Marvel)
                                                    2. Sherlock Frankenstein & Legion of Evil #1 (Dark Horse)
                                                    3. TMNT Usagi Yojimbo #1 (Dark Horse)
                                                    4. Justice League Power Rangers #1 (DC/Boom!)
                                                    5. Ninja-K #1 (Valiant)
                                                    6. Batman Creature of the Night #1 (DC)
                                                    7. Punisher The Platoon #1 (Marvel)
                                                    8. Punisher #218 (Marvel)
                                                    9. Doomsday Clock #1 (DC)
                                                    10. Elsewhere #1 (Image)
                                                    *Caveat: I didn't include any of the first issues from my Top 10 new series. So you can consider this really the bottom of a Top 20 list if you want.

                                                    Those that almost but didn't quite make the top 10 include: Calexit #1 (Black Mask), Clue #1 (IDW), The Dregs #1 (Black Mask), Fence #1 (Boom), Gotham City Garage #1 (DC), Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1 (DC/Archie), Mass Effect Discovery #1 (Dark Horse), Slots #1 (Image), Spirits of Vengeance #1 (Marvel) and Nightwing The New Order #1 (DC).

                                                    Best One-Shots:
                                                    1. Batman Elmer Fudd #1
                                                    2. Star Trek Deviations
                                                    3. Marvel Legacy #1
                                                    4. Secret Empire Uprising #1
                                                    5. Klaus and the Crisis in X-Masville

                                                    Best of 2017 - Top 10 New Comics

                                                    Best New Series:
                                                    Marvel has two of my top 10 (down from five last year), Image has five (up from two), DC has two.

                                                    Four of them are superhero books, down from eight last year, although you could argue for Mage The Hero Denied as well. Rat Queens is humor/fantasy, the others are all harder to quantify. And while none of the books in my top 10 published 12 issues last year, this year X-Men Gold and Injustice 2 managed more than that.
                                                    1. Runaways #1-4
                                                    2. X-Men Gold #1-18
                                                    3. Injustice 2 #1-16
                                                    4. Rat Queens #1-Orc Dave Special
                                                    5. Royal City #1-8
                                                    6. Redneck #1-8
                                                    7. Mage The Hero Denied #0-4
                                                    8. Wild Storm #1-10
                                                    9. Curse Words #1-9
                                                    10. Crosswind #1-5

                                                    New Series That Are Too New To Judge:
                                                    These series are not quite far enough for me to judge them Best New Series yet, but I really like them all, and I can see any of them making my Best Continuing Series next year. Because I don't think it's fair to compare a single issue or a two- or three-issue run to the more extended runs above, I'm ranking these separately. Last year, none of these wound up on my list and there were about 12 of them. This year there were only 3 on the list. I hope 2018 has more to offer.
                                                    1. Captain America #695-696
                                                    2. Daredevil #595-596
                                                    3. Ninja-k #1-2
                                                    4. Doomsday Clock #1-2

                                                      Best of 2017 - Top 10 Ongoing Comics

                                                      In terms of ongoing favorites, there wasn't a lot of change this year. Half of them were on last year's favorites, the other half were on last year's favorite new series. There will be more change next year, as four of my favorite Marvel series (Amazing Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Sam Wilson, and Moon Knight) are either over, ending, or changing creative teams. These lists are my favorites, based on a reading almost 600 single issues for the year (last year it was closer to 500), and access to more than that.

                                                      Last year, Image had 2 of my top 10, and Marvel had the other 8. This year, Marvel has 7, Image still has 2, and Dark Horse has 1. So for all the griping I see online about Marvel, I remain a fan of what they're doing, and I expect the changes under CB Cebulski to be good ones. 

                                                      Last year, Amazing Spider-Man had 17 issues, but most of them didn't hit 12. This year, All-New Wolverine hit 12, Amazing Spider-Man hit more than that (with renumbering thrown in), and Hawkeye hit 11.
                                                      1. Ms. Marvel #14-25 (Last Year: #1 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                      2. Kill or Be Killed #5-14 (Last Year: #3 on my Best New Series)
                                                      3. Champions #4-15 (Last Year: #4 on my Best New Series)
                                                      4. All-New Wolverine #16-28 (Last Year: #5 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                      5. Amazing Spider-Man #23-793 (Last Year: #4 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                      6. Black Hammer Annual #1, #7-13 (Last Year: #7 on my Best New Series)
                                                      7. Hawkeye #2-13
                                                      8. Saga #42-48 (Last Year: #7 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                      9. Captain America Sam Wilson #17-24 (Last Year: #2 on my Best Ongoing Series)
                                                      10. Moon Knight #10-14 (Last Year: #5 on my Best New Series)
                                                      Of the series in my Top 10, five of them (Ms. Marvel, All-New Wolverine, Amazing Spider-Man, Saga, Captain America Sam Wilson) were also in 2016's Best Ongoing Series (and Saga, Ms. Marvel, and Amazing Spider-Man were on my 2016 Ongoing Series too), and four of them (Kill or Be Killed, Champions, Black Hammer, Moon Knight) were in my Best New Series of 2016. Only one of them (Hawkeye) was too new to judge, with only one issue out last year.

                                                      Also in the running: Captain America Steve Rogers #9-19, New Super Man #7-18, Thanos #3-12, Daredevil #15-27, Descender #18-24, Doctor Strange #16-24, and Motor Girl #3-6.

                                                      Wednesday, December 20, 2017

                                                      Best of 2017 - Boardgames

                                                      Last year I played 85 games, 40 of which were new. This year I didn't manage quite that number, but I did play 57, 35 of which were new.

                                                      New Games:
                                                      1. 7 Wonders Duel
                                                      2. Above and Below
                                                      3. Arkham Horror LCG
                                                      4. Batman Almost Got 'Im
                                                      5. Bloodborne DBG
                                                      6. Buy the Rights
                                                      7. Celestia
                                                      8. Codenames Duet
                                                      9. DC DBG Confrontation
                                                      10. DC DBG Teen Titans
                                                      11. Dice Forge
                                                      12. Funemployment
                                                      13. Fuse
                                                      14. Hero Realms
                                                      15. Hey That's My Fish
                                                      16. Hotshots!
                                                      17. Kingdomino
                                                      18. Machi Koro Bright Lights Big City
                                                      19. Red 7
                                                      20. Sagrada
                                                      21. Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game
                                                      22. Scythe
                                                      23. Secret Hitler
                                                      24. Space Team
                                                      25. Splendor Cities of Splendor
                                                      26. Spot It!
                                                      27. Spyfall
                                                      28. Spyfall 2
                                                      29. Starfall
                                                      30. That's A Question!
                                                      31. The Thing Infection at Outpost 31
                                                      32. Tiny Epic Galaxies
                                                      33. Tokaido
                                                      34. Total Rickall
                                                      35. Unearth
                                                                                                                        Favorite Games:
                                                                                                                        1. DC Deck-Building (#3 on last year)
                                                                                                                        2. Machi Koro Bright Lights, Big City (#2 on last year)
                                                                                                                        3. Hero Realms
                                                                                                                        4. Sushi Go Party (#6 on last year)
                                                                                                                        5. Codenames
                                                                                                                        6. Tokaido
                                                                                                                        7. Unearth
                                                                                                                        8. Dice Forge
                                                                                                                        9. The Thing Infection at Outpost 31
                                                                                                                        10. Scythe

                                                                                                                        Friday, December 15, 2017

                                                                                                                        Best of 2017 - Food

                                                                                                                        Last year I ate out about 300 times. This year it was a little over 300.

                                                                                                                        I'm not qualified to be a food critic, but I did eat a lot of food and I do have opinions. So here are my top 10 favorites, the ones that are accessible, affordable *and* delicious enough that I went there numerous times during the year. My list of favorites is mostly down to how many times I went there, with a little fudging.

                                                                                                                        Favorites:
                                                                                                                        1. Easy Tiger
                                                                                                                        2. Velvet Taco
                                                                                                                        3. Home Slice Pizza
                                                                                                                        4. Hopdoddy's
                                                                                                                        5. Deckhand Oyster Bar
                                                                                                                        6. Opal Divine's
                                                                                                                        7. Black Star Co-Op
                                                                                                                        8. Michi Ramen
                                                                                                                        9. Jack Allen's Kitchen
                                                                                                                        10. New Fortune Chinese
                                                                                                                                                        I also kept track of where I ate lunch this year, and these are my favorites, based on how often I ate there. It's not just quality of food, here, but also closeness to work, where I'm usually eating lunch.

                                                                                                                                                        Lunch Favorites:
                                                                                                                                                        1. Torchy's Tacos 
                                                                                                                                                        2. Wendy's
                                                                                                                                                        3. Popeye's
                                                                                                                                                        4. Vera Cruz
                                                                                                                                                        5. McDonald's
                                                                                                                                                        6. Pei Wei
                                                                                                                                                        7. Whataburger
                                                                                                                                                        8. P. Terry's
                                                                                                                                                        9. Shake Shack
                                                                                                                                                        10. Firehouse Subs
                                                                                                                                                        11. Juarez Mexican Bakery
                                                                                                                                                        12. Tarka
                                                                                                                                                        13. Hoodie's Subs
                                                                                                                                                        14. Mod Pizza
                                                                                                                                                        15. Fuddrucker's
                                                                                                                                                                                                Then there were the places that I ate at once or twice, due to either it's location (downtown especially) or price. This list is purely down to my favorites, where I'd eat if location and price were no object.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Rare Treats:
                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Kula Revolving Sushi
                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Batch Craft Beer + Kolaches
                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Franklin BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Gus's Fried Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Uchiko
                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya
                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Peached Tortilla
                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Lucy's Fried Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                10. JT Youngblood's
                                                                                                                                                                                                11. Haymaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                12. Thai Kun
                                                                                                                                                                                                13. A+A Cafe
                                                                                                                                                                                                14. Sawyer & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                15. Wu Chow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I didn't manage to get back to French Quarter Grille, Odd Duck, or TNT Tacos & Tequila after two years away... I need to fix that. This year I didn't go to Salt & Time, Fogo de Chao, or Terry Black's BBQ even though they were on the list for last year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Best of 2017 - Television

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Best Shows (Every Category):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Somehow, again, there was a lot more television this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In general, this list is the "If I had to cut back to a certain number of shows, based on money, time, etc., this is the list of shows I'd cut first (starting with #56) to shows I'd cut last (starting with #1). Last year this list was 50 shows, and there are 24 shows from last year's list that weren't on here (either they ended, didn't have a new season, or I stopped watching them), so I added 30 new shows this year. Last year I added 27 new shows.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There were 7 shows that didn't have new seasons (Atlanta, Westworld, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Not Safe With Nikki Glaser, Making A Murderer, Humans), 9 shows ended or were limited run (The People vs. OJ Simpson, Togetherness, The Night Of, Night Manager, The Get Down, Pitch, Agent Carter, Inside Amy Schumer, 11.22.63 ) and 18 I stopped watching or plan to catch up on later (The Americans, Billions, Mr. Robot, Preacher, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Lethal Weapon, Angie Tribeca, Arrow, The Expanse, The Gifted, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Chance, Voltron Legendary Defender, Supergirl, Star Wars Rebels, Punisher, Riverdale, DC's Legends of Tomorrow)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Best New Shows:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Legion (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Star Trek Discovery (CBS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. G.L.O.W. (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Handmaid's Tale (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. The Deuce (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Future Man (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Dear White People (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Trial & Error (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Atypical (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Crashing (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Mindhunter (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. Godless (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              13. American Gods (STARZ)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. A Series of Unfortunate Events (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15. American Vandal (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16. 13 Reasons Why (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17. The Gifted (FOX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              18. Santa Clarita Diet (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19. Ozark (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20. Travelers (NETFLIX)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Best Drama:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Fargo (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Better Call Saul (AMC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. iZombie (CW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Sense8 (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. The Leftovers (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Sneaky Pete (AMAZON)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. The Expanse (SYFY)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Chance (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Supergirl (CW)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The last three shows on that list I'm behind on, but they still rank as best drama when you excerpt all the new shows

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Best Comedy:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Master of None (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. The Good Place (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Better Things (FXX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. You're The Worst (FXX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Veep (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Silicon Valley (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Rick and Morty (TOON)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Bojack Horseman (NETFLIX)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Overall:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Fargo (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Legion (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Game of Thrones (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Better Call Saul (AMC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Star Trek Discovery (CBS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Master of None (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. G.L.O.W. (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. The Good Place (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. The Handmaid's Tale (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. The Deuce (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Future Man (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. You're the Worst (FXX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              13. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. iZombie (CW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15. Stranger Things (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17. Dear White People (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              18. Better Things (FXX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19. Veep (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20. Silicon Valley (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              21. Rick and Morty (TOON)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              22. Bojack Horseman (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              23. The Mick (FOX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              24. Trial & Error (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              25. Atypical (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              26. Sense8 (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              27. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              28. Crashing (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              29. Insecure (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              30. Review (COMEDY)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              31. Love (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              32. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              33. Broad City (COM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              34. Mindhunter (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              35. Godless (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              36. American Gods (STARZ)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              37. The Leftovers (HBO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              38. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              39. Sneaky Pete (AMAZON)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              40. Easy (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              41. Orange is the New Black (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              42. A Series of Unfortunate Events (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              43. American Vandal (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              44. 13 Reasons Why (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              45. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              46. Santa Clarita Diet (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              47. Casual (HULU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              48. Ozark (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              49. Travelers (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              50. SMILF (Showtime)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              51. Timeless (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              52. The Tick (AMAZON)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              53. Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              54. Defenders (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              55. Castlevania (NETFLIX)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              56. She's Gotta Have It (NETFLIX)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday, December 01, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monthly Update - November 2017


                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Read 60 Graphic Novels (1+48=49)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Justice League International Omnibus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Play 15 New Boardgames (2+29=31)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • DC Deckbuilding Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kingdomino
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Captain America #695
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Voltron Legendary Defender Vol 2 #2-3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Runaways #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Ms. Marvel #24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Ninja-k #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Punisher #218
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Doomsday Clock #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. X-Men Gold #16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Comics I Read This Month (41+519=560):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • All New Wolverine #27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazing Spider-Man #791
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Astonishing X-Men #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Avengers #673
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Batman Creature of the Night #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Captain America #695
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Champions #14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Crosswind #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Daredevil #595
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Doomsday Clock #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fence #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Guardians of the Galaxy #146-147
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hawkeye #12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Injustice 2 #14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Iron Fist #74
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kill or Be Killed #14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kill the Minotaur #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lazarus X+66 #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Maestros #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mage The Hero Denied #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ms. Marvel #24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • New Super Man #17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ninja-k #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Punisher #218
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rat Queens #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Redneck #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Royal City #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Runaways #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Slots #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Spirits of Vengeance #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Thanos #13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • US Avengers #12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Voltron Legendary Defender Vol 2 #2-4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wild Storm #9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • X-Men Blue #15-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • X-Men Gold #15-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Alias Grace "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Better Things "Arnold Hall" "White Rock"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "Josh's Ex-Girlfriend is Crazy" "I Never Want to See Josh Again" "Josh is Irrelevant"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Curb Your Enthusiasm "The Pickle Gambit" "A Disturbance in the Kitchen" "Running with the Bulls" "Thank You For Your Service" "The Accidental Text on Purpose" "Namaste"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Future Man "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Godless "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Good Place "Derek"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "November 5, 2017" "November 12, 2017"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Orville "Pria" "Krill" "Majority Rule" "Into the Fold" "Cupid's Dagger"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Punisher "3 AM" "Two Dead Men" "Kandahar"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marvel's Runaways "Reunion" "Rewind" "Destiny"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SMILF "A Box of Dunkies and Two Squirts of Maple Syrup" "1,800 Filet-o-Fishes & One Small Diet Coke" "
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Star Trek Discovery "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" "Into the Forest"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stranger Things "Season Two"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Supergirl "Crisis on Earth-X Part 1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • You're The Worst "Dad-Not-Dad" "From the Beginning, I Was Screwed" "Like People" "It's Always Been This Way"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Good Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Star Trek Discovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Stranger Things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. You're the Worst
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Future Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Marvel's Runaways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Godless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Better Things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Curb Your Enthusiasm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Thor Ragnarok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kong Skull Island
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Arrival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Moulin Rouge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tropic Thunder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Big Sick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Places I Ate This Month (23+283=306):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Chi'Lantro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Deckhand Oyster Bar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dragonbeard Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Flyrite Chicken (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fuddrucker's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Habana SoCo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Homeslice Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • New Fortune Chinese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pei Wei (x3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Popeye's (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shoal Creek Saloon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Torchy's Tacos (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Trudy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Velvet Taco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vera Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wendy's (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Whataburger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, November 01, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monthly Update - October 2017


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Read 60 Graphic Novels (2+46=48)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Velvet HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Overwatch Anthology Vol 1 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Play 15 New Boardgames (4+25=29)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sagrada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Above and Below
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Splendor Cities of Splendor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • That's A Question!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hero Realms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • DC Deck-Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Unspeakable Words
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Unearth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. X-Men Gold #13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Slots #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Gotham City Garage #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Runaways #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Maestros #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Sherlock Frankenstein & Legion of Evil #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Amazing Spider-Man #790
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Saga #48
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Comics I Read This Month (48+471=519):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • All New Guardians of the Galaxy #11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • All-New Wolverine #25-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Amazing Spider-Man #789-790
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Astonishing X-Men #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Avengers #672
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Babyteeth #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Batman White Knight #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cable #150
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Champions #13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Curse Words #9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Daredevil #27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dead of Winter #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Elsewhere #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Eugenic #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Gotham City Garage #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hawkeye #11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Injustice 2 #11-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Iron Fist #73
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kill or Be Killed #13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kill the Minotaur #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Luke Cage #166
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Maestros #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mage Hero Denied #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ms. Marvel #23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • New Super Man #16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Punisher The Platoon #1-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Royal City #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Runaways #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Saga #48
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sherlock Frankenstein & Legion of Evil #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shirtless Bear-Fighter #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Slots #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Spirits of Vengeance #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Thanos #12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Archies #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • US Avengers #11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Voltron Legendary Defender Vol 2 #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wild Storm #8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • X-Men Blue #13-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • X-Men Gold #13-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Better Things "Robin" "Sick" "Phil" "Eulogy" "Blackout"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "The Big House, Part 1 & 2" "Kicks" "HalloVeen"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Chance "Multi-Axial System" "A Very Special Onion" "The Flitcraft Parable" "The Coping Mechanism"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Comrade Detective "The Invisible Hand"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge" "To Josh, With Love" "Josh is a Liar"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Curb Your Enthusiasm "Foisted!"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • DC's Legends of Tomorrow "Aruba-Con" "Freakshow"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Deuce "I See Money" "Why Me?" "Au Reservoir" "My Name is Ruby"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dynasty "I Hardly Recognized You"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Flash "The Flash Reborn"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee "October 4, 2017"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ghosted "Bee-Mo"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Gifted "EXposed" "rX" "eXodus" "eXit Strategy"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Good Place "Everything is Great! Part 2" "Team Cockroach" "Existential Crisis" "Janet & Michael"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Great News "The Boardroom Bitch" "Squad Feud"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "October 1, 2017" "October 8, 2017" "October 15, 2017" "October 29, 2017"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marvel's Inhumans "Pilot"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Mick "The Friend"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mindhunter "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mr. Robot "eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Orville "If The Stars Should Appear"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rick & Morty "The Rickchurian Mortydate"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Riverdale "Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Star Trek Discovery "Context is for Kings" "The Butcher Cares Not For the Lamb's Cry" "Choose Your Pain" "Lethe" "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Supergirl "Girl of Steel"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Voltron Legendary Defender "Code of Honor"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • You're The Worst "There's Always a Back Door" "Not A Great Bet" "A Bunch of Hornballs" "Worldstar!"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. The Good Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. The Deuce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Better Things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Star Trek Discovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Mindhunter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. You're the Worst
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Chance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • La La Land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pitch Perfect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pitch Perfect 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Spider-Man Homecoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Blade Runner 2049
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Fast and the Furious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Places to Eat:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Grand Lux in The Domain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tumble 22 Fried Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PS 35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Holy Roller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Easy Tiger (??)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Noble Sandwich (Georgetown - Spring 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 24 Diner (Rock Rose - 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Places I Ate This Month (26+257=283):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 24 Diner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Batch Kolaches + Craft Beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Black Star Co-Op
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Brooklyn Pie Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • County Line
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Culver's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Home Slice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hopdoddy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kerbey Lane (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mighty Fine Burgers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Outback Steakhouse (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • P. Terry's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pei Wei (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shake Shack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sushi Zushi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Torchy's Tacos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Valentina's Tex-Mex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Velvet Taco (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Vigilante Gaming Bar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wendy's (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Whataburger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday, October 01, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monthly Update - September 2017


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Read 60 Graphic Novels (4+42=46)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 2 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. K Chronicles: The Unbearable Cuteness of Being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide Vol 2 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Play 15 New Boardgames (2+23=25)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Unearth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Codenames Duet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hero Realms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sushi Go Party
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Splendor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tokaido
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dice Forge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Machi Koro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Scales & Scoundrels #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Champions #12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Runaways #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Ms. Marvel #22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Injustice 2 #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Generations Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Generations The Americas #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Rat Queens Special #1: Orc Dave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comics I Read This Month (45+426=471):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • All-New Wolverine #24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Amazing Spider-Man #32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Astonishing X-Men #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Babyteeth #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Black Hammer #13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Champions #12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Crosswind #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Curse Words #8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Daredevil #26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dead of Winter #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Descender #24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Elsewhere #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Generations Captain Americas #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Generations Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Generations Iron Man & Ironheart #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Generations Morales & Parker Spider-Man #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hawkeye #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hellboy & BPRD 1953 Occult Intelligence #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Injustice 2 #9-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Journey to Star War Last Jedi Captain Phasma #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kill or Be Killed #12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kill the Minotaur #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kingsman Red Diamond #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lazarus X+66 #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mage The Hero Denied #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marvel Legacy #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ms. Marvel #22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • New Super Man #13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nightwing The New Order #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rat Queens Orc Dave Special #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Realm #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Redneck #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Runaways #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Saga #47
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Scales & Scoundrels #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Secret Empire Omega #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shirtless Bear-Fighter #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Thanos #11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • U.S. Avengers #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Weapon X #8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wild Storm #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wonder Woman Conan #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • X-Men Gold #11-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • American Vandal "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Atypical "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ballers "Seasons One - Three"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Better Things "September"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bojack Horseman "Season Four"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Broad City "Sliding Doors" "Twaining Day"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Deuce "Show and Prove" "The Principle Is All"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee "September 13, 2017" "September 20, 2017"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ghosted "Pilot"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Good Place "Everything is Great!"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Insecure "Hella Blows" "Hella Disrespectful" "Hella Perspective"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "September 10, 2017""September 24, 2017"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Mick "The Hotel"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Norsemen "The Homecoming" "The Escape"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Orville "Old Wounds" "About A Girl"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rick & Morty "The Ricklantis Mix-Up" "Morty's Mind Blowers" "The ABCs of Beth"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Star Trek Discovery "The Vulcan Hello" "Battle at the Binary Stars"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • You're The Worst "It's Been Parts 1 & 2" "Odysseus" "It's Just Marketing" "Fog of War, Bro"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. The Good Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. You're the Worst
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. The Deuce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Bojack Horseman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Rick & Morty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Better Things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Star Trek Discovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Atypical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Broad City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. American Vandal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tango & Cash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shoot 'Em Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Django Unchained
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New Places to Eat:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Grand Lux in The Domain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tumble 22 Fried Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PS 35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Holy Roller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Easy Tiger (??)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Noble Sandwich (Georgetown - Spring 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 24 Diner (Rock Rose - 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Places I Ate This Month (30+227=257):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Batch Craft Beer + Kolaches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Black Star Co-Op
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Chuy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Culver's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Easy Tiger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jack Allen's Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jason's Deli (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Juarez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kula Revolving Sushi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lucky Robot Sushi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • McDonalds (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Michi Ramen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mod Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Opal Divine's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • P. Terry's (x3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Quinoa Grill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shanghai Dim Sum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Torchy's Tacos (x5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Uchiko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Vera Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Whataburger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wu Chow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Friday, September 01, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monthly Update - August 2017


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Read 60 Graphic Novels (5+37=42)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Before Watchmen Minutemen/Silk Spectre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. All-New All-Different Avengers HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. God Country TP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Secret Avengers: Run Mission Save World HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Star Wars Vol 2 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Play 15 New Boardgames (0+23=23)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hero Realms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sushi Go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tokaido
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Unstoppable Wasp #8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. X-Men Gold #9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Inhumans Once and Future Kings #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Star Wars Rogue One Cassian & K2SO Special #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Weapon X #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. X-Men Gold #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Mage Hero Denied #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Generations Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Secret Empire #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Comics I Read This Month (49+377=426):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • All-New Wolverine #23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Amazing Spider-Man #31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Astonishing X-Men #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Babyteeth #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Black Hammer #12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Captain America #25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Champions #11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Crosswind #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Curse Words #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Daredevil #25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dead of Winter #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Descender #23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Divinity #0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Doctor Strange #24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Elsewhere #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Generations Banner Hulk & Totally Awesome Hulk #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Generations Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Generations Unworthy Thor #1 & Mighty Thor #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hawkeye #9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Inhumans Once and Future Kings #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Injustice 2 #7-8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kill or Be Killed #11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kill the Minotaur #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lazarus X+66 #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Luke Cage #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mage Hero Denied #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mech Cadet Yu #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ms. Marvel #21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • New Super Man #14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nightwing The New Order #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Predator Hunters #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rat Queens #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Redneck #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Saga #46
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Secret Empire #8-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shirtless Bear-Fighter #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Star Wars Rogue One Cassian & K2SO Special #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Swordquest #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thanos #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Totally Awesome Hulk #22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Unstoppable Wasp #8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Weapon X #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • X-Men Gold #9-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Casual "The Hermit and the Moon"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Defenders "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Deuce "Pilot"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Duck Tales "Woo-Oo"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee "August 2, 2017" "August 9, 2017"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Game of Thrones "Spoils of War" "Eastwatch" "Beyond the Wall" "The Dragon and the Wolf"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Guest Book "Story One" "Story Two"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Insecure "Hella Open" "Hella L.A." "Hella Shook"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "August 6, 2017" "August 13, 2017"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • People of Earth "New Beginnings" "Uneasy Alliance"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Preacher "Dallas"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rick & Morty "Pickle Rick" "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender" "Rest & Ricklaxation"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Room 104 "Pizza Boy" "The Knockandoo"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Tick "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Voltron Legendary Defender "Season Three"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Game of Thrones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Rick & Morty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Deuce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Insecure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Voltron Legendary Defender
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Duck Tales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. The Tick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Wet Hot American Summer Ten Years Later
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Girl With All The Gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dunkirk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fate of the Furious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Big Trouble
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Inglorious Basterds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New Places to Eat:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Grand Lux in The Domain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tumble 22 Fried Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PS 35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Holy Roller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on Manor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Easy Tiger (??)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Noble Sandwich (Georgetown - Spring 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 24 Diner (Rock Rose - 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Places I Ate This Month (25+212=227):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 24 Diner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bao'd Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Black Box BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Culver's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Homeslice (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hopdoddy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jack Allen's Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kerbey Lane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • McDonalds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Michi Ramen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • New Fortune Chinese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Opal Divine's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Outback Steakhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Popeye's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sushi Nina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Torchy's Tacos (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Velvet Taco (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vera Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Way South Philly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wendy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Whataburger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday, August 01, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Monthly Update - July 2017


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Read 60 Graphic Novels (3+34=37)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Usagi Yojimbo Vol 31 Hell Screen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Ms Marvel Vol 3 HC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Batman TMNT Adventures TP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Play 15 New Boardgames (4+19=23)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Networks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Codenames Deep Undercover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Celestia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bloodborne DBG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hero Realms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Total Rickall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dice Forge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Rat Queens #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Unstoppable Wasp #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Mage The Hero Denied #0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Calexit #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Lazarus X+66 #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Astonishing X-Men #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Shirtless Bear-Fighter #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Redneck #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Comics I Read This Month (46+331=377):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • All-New Wolverine #22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Amazing Spider-Man #30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Astonishing X-Men #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Babyteeth #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Black Hammer #11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Calexit #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Captain America Sam Wilson #24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Captain America Steve Rogers #19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Champions #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Crosswind #1-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Daredevil #23-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Descender #22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Doctor Strange #23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Faith and the Future Force #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Injustice 2 #5-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kill or Be Killed #10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kill the Minotaur #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Korgi Short Tales #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lazarus X Plus 66 #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Luke Cage #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mage Hero Denied #0-1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ms. Marvel #20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • New Super Man #13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Predator Hunters #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rat Queens #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Redneck #4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Royal City #5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Saga #45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Secret Empire #6-7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shirtless Bear-Fighter #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • TMNT Usagi Yojimbo #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Thanos #9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Damned #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • U.S. Avengers #8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Unstoppable Wasp #7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Weapon X #5-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wild Storm #6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • X-Men Gold #7-8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TV I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • American Gods "The Secret of Spoons" "Head Full of Snow" "Git Gone" "Lemon Scented You" "A Murder of Gods" "A Prayer for Mad Sweeney" "Come to Jesus"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Your Honor" "The Slaughterhouse" "The Bank Job" "Crime and Punishment"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Castlevania "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Casual "Venus" "Fresno" "Cake Walk" "Firesale"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Friends From College "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee "July 19, 2017"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Game of Thrones "Dragonstone" "Stormborn" "The Queen's Justice"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Insecure "Hella Great" "Hella Questions"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "June 25, 2017" "July 2, 2017" "July 30, 2017"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Mick "The Heater" "The Sleepover" "The Implant" "The Intruder"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ozark "Season One"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Preacher "On the Road" "Mumbai Sky Tower" "Damsels" "Viktor"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rick and Morty "The Rickshank Redemption" "Rickmancing the Stone"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Snowfall "Make Them Birds Fly"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Game of Thrones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Rick and Morty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Insecure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. American Gods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Snowfall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Casual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Ozark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Atomic Blonde
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Baby Driver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fifth Element
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Get Shorty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • John Wick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • John Wick 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Spider-Man Homecoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Big Sick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tour De Pharmacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tropic Thunder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New Places to Eat:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Grand Lux in The Domain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tumble 22 Fried Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PS 35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Holy Roller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on Manor (??)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Easy Tiger (??)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Noble Sandwich (Georgetown - Spring 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 24 Diner (Rock Rose - 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Places I Ate This Month (25+187=212):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 24 Diner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Asia Cafe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Black Star Co-Op
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Chuy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Culver's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Firehouse Subs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Five Guys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hopdoddy (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • JT Youngblood's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kemuri Tatsu-Ya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kerbey Lane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • McDonald's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mighty Fine (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Noble Sandwich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Palermo Pasta House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Popeye's (x2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shake Shack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Smoky Mo's BBQ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Thai Kun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wendy's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wingstop