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

            Saturday, July 01, 2017

            Monthly Update - June 2017

            Read 60 Graphic Novels (5+29=34)
            1. Suicide Squad Vol 6: Phoenix Gambit TP
            2. Absolute Wonder Woman Volume 1 HC
            3. Revival Vol 4 HC
            4. Secret Avengers Vol 1 Mission to Mars HC
            5. Secret Avengers Vol 2 Eyes of the Dragon HC
              Play 15 New Boardgames (2+17=19)
              • Scythe
              • Splendor
              • Machi Koro Bright Lights, Big City
              • Celestia
              • Buy the Rights
              • DC Deck-Building Teen Titans
              My Picks of the Week For This Month:
              1. X-Men Gold #5
              2. Champions #9
              3. Ms. Marvel #19
              4. Kill the Minotaur #1
              5. Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1
              6. Doctor Strange #22
              7. Batman Elmer Fudd #1
              8. Clue #1
                      Comics I Read This Month (53+278=331):
                      • Accell #1
                      • All-New Wolverine #21
                      • Amazing Spider-Man #28-29
                      • Aquaman #25
                      • Babyteeth #1
                      • Batman The Shadow #3
                      • Batman Elmer Fudd #1
                      • Black Hammer #10
                      • Britannia We Who Are About to Die #3
                      • Cable #2
                      • Captain America Sam Wilson #23
                      • Captain America Steve Rogers #18
                      • Champions #9
                      • Clue #1
                      • Copperhead #14
                      • Crosswind #1
                      • Damned #2
                      • Daredevil #21-22
                      • Doctor Strange #20
                      • Doctor Strange #22
                      • Edge of Venomverse #1
                      • God Country #6
                      • Hawkeye #7
                      • Kill the Minotaur #1
                      • Kingpin #5
                      • Luke Cage #2
                      • Ms. Marvel #19
                      • Old Man Logan #25
                      • Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #1
                      • Predator Hunters #2
                      • Rapture #2
                      • Reborn #6
                      • Royal City #4
                      • Secret Empire #5
                      • Secret Empire United #1
                      • Secret Weapons #1
                      • Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1
                      • Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken #2
                      • Star Wars Darth Maul #4
                      • Swordquest #1
                      • Thanos #8
                      • The Old Guard #5
                      • Totally Awesome Hulk #20
                      • US Avengers #7
                      • Unsound #1
                      • Weapon X #4
                      • Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1
                      • Wild Storm #5
                      • X-Men Gold #5-6
                      • X-O Manowar #4
                      TV I Watched This Month:
                      • Better Call Saul "Slip" "Fall" "Lantern"
                      • Casual "Ashes to Ashes" "Things to Do In Burbank When You're Dead" "The Table" "The Sprout" "Look At Me" "Troubleshooting" "The Rat King"
                      • Fargo "The Law of Inevitability" "Who Rules The Land of Denial?" "Aporia" "Someone to Love"
                      • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee "May 10, 2017"  "June 14, 2017"
                      • G.L.O.W. "Season One"
                      • The Handmaid's Tale "A Woman's Place" "The Other Side" "Jezebels" "The Bridge" "Night"
                      • iZombie "Twenty-Sided, Die" "Return of the Dead Guy" "Conspiracy Weary" "Looking for Mr. Goodbrain"
                      • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "June 4, 2017" "June 11, 2017"
                      • Leftovers "Book of Nora"
                      • The Mick "Pilot" "The Grandparents" "The Buffer" "The Balloon" "The Fire" "The Master" "The Country Club" "The Snitch" "The Mess" "The New Girl"
                      • Orange is the New Black "Season Five"
                      • Room 104 "Pilot" 
                      • Silicon Valley "The Patent Troll" "The Keenan Vortex" "Hooli-Con" "Server Error"
                      • So You Think You Can Dance "LA Auditions #1"
                      • Veep "Judge" "A Woman First" "Groundbreaking"
                      Top Ten Shows This Month:
                      1. Fargo
                      2. Better Call Saul
                      3. G.L.O.W.
                      4. The Handmaid's Tale
                      5. The Mick
                      6. Silicon Valley
                      7. Veep
                      8. Orange is the New Black
                      9. Casual
                      10. iZombie
                      Movies I Watched This Month:
                      • Wonder Woman (x2)
                      • La-La Land
                      • True Lies
                      • Quick Change
                      New Places to Eat:
                      • Grand Lux in The Domain
                      • JT Youngbloods in Mueller
                      • Tumble 22 Fried Chicken
                      • PS 35
                      • Holy Roller (Late Spring/Mid-Summer)
                      • Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on Manor (??)
                      • Easy Tiger (??)
                      • Noble Sandwich (Georgetown - Spring 2017)
                      • 24 Diner (Rock Rose - 2017)
                      • Home Slice (North Loop - 2017)
                      Places I Ate This Month (24+163=187):
                      • Chi'Lantro
                      • Deckhand Oyster Bar
                      • Easy Tiger (x2)
                      • Franklin BBQ
                      • Gus's Fried Chicken
                      • Home Slice (x3)
                      • Hoover's
                      • Juarez Mexican Bakery
                      • Kerbey Lane
                      • Michi Ramen
                      • Morelia Mexican Grill
                      • Outback Steakhouse
                      • Pei Wei
                      • Popeye's (x2)
                      • Sherlock's Baker Street Pub & Grill
                      • Torchy's Tacos (x2)
                      • Velvet Taco
                      • Vera Cruz
                      • Wendy's

                      Thursday, June 01, 2017

                      Monthly Update - May 2017

                      Read 60 Graphic Novels (+23=)
                      1. Small Favors HC
                      2. Chew Vol 6 HC
                      3. Book of Death HC
                      4. Archer & Armstrong Vol 1 HC
                      5. Green Arrow Vol 8: Hunt for Red Dragon TP
                      6. Saga Vol 2 HC
                        Play 15 New Boardgames (4+13=17)
                        • Fuse
                        • King of New York
                        • Dixit Odyssey
                        • Scythe
                        • Spyfall 2
                        • Tokaido
                        • Secret Hitler
                        My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                        1. Secret Empire #1
                        2. Injustice 2 #1-2
                        3. Amazing Spider-Man #27
                        4. Ms. Marvel #18
                        5. X-Men Gold #4
                        6. Rat Queens #3
                        7. Redneck #2
                        8. Kill or Be Killed #9
                        9. Saga #43
                            Comics I Read This Month (62+216=278):
                            • All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1
                            • All-New Wolverine #20
                            • Amazing Spider-Man #27
                            • Astro City #44
                            • Bane Conquest #1
                            • Batman The Shadow #2
                            • Batman/TMNT Adventures #6
                            • Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #2
                            • Black Hammer #9
                            • Britannia We Who Are About to Die #2
                            • Bullseye #4
                            • Cable #1
                            • Captain America Sam Wilson #22
                            • Captain America Steve Rogers #17
                            • Catalyst Prime Noble #1
                            • Champions #8
                            • Copperhead #13
                            • Curse Words #5
                            • Daredevil #20
                            • Doctor Strange #21
                            • Eternal Empire #1
                            • Eternal Warrior Awakening #1
                            • Extremity #3
                            • Fix #9
                            • God Country #5
                            • Hawkeye #6
                            • Heroines #1
                            • Injustice 2 #1-2
                            • Justice League Power Rangers #4
                            • Kill or Be Killed #9
                            • Kingpin #4
                            • Lazarus Sourcebook #2 Hock
                            • Mass Effect Discovery #1
                            • Moon Knight #14
                            • Motor Girl #6
                            • Ms. Marvel #18
                            • Nancy Drew And Hardy Boys The Big Lie #3
                            • New Super Man #11
                            • Old Guard #4
                            • Predator Hunters #1
                            • Rapture #1
                            • Rat Queens #3
                            • Redneck #2
                            • Regression #1
                            • Royal City #3
                            • Saga #43
                            • Secret Empire #1-2
                            • Secret Empire Uprising #1
                            • Secret Warriors #1
                            • Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken #1
                            • Swordquest #0
                            • Thanos #7
                            • The Damned #1
                            • U.S. Avengers #6
                            • Unstoppable Wasp #5
                            • Weapon X #3
                            • Wild Storm #4
                            • X-Men Gold #3-4
                            • X-O Manowar #3
                            TV I Watched This Month:
                            • American Gods "The Bone Orchard"
                            • Better Call Saul "Sabrosito" "Chicanery" "Off Brand" "Expenses"
                            • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Moo Moo" "Cop-Con" "Chasing Amy"
                            • Dear White People "Season One"
                            • Fargo "The Law of Non-Contradiction" "The Narrow Escape Problem" "The House of Special Purpose" "The Lord of No Mercy"
                            • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee "Not the Correspondents Dinner"
                            • Great News "Pilot" "Bear Attack"
                            • The Handmaid's Tale "Offred" "Birth Day" "Late" "Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum" "
                            • iZombie "Spank the Zombie" "Some Like It Hot Mess" "Dirt Nap Time" "Eat a Knievel"
                            • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "May 7, 2017" "May 14, 2017" "May 21, 2017"
                            • Leftovers "Crazy Whitefella Thinking""G'Day Melbourne" "It's A Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt, World" "Certified" "The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Twin Brother)
                            • Master of None "The Thief" "Le Nozze" "Religion" "First Date" "The Dinner Party" "New York, I Love You" "Door #3" "Thanksgiving" "Amarsi Un Po" "Buona Notte"
                            • Sense 8 "Who Am I?" "Obligate Mutualisms" "Polyphony" "Fear Never Fixed Anything" "Isolated Above, Connected Below" "I Have No Room In My Heart for Hate" "All I Want Right Now is One More Bullet" "What Family Actually Means" "If All the World's A Stage, Identity is Just a Costume" "You Want a War?"
                            • Silicon Valley "Terms of Service" "Intellectual Property" "Teambuilding Exercise" "The Blood Boy" "Customer Service"
                            • Supergirl "Ace Reporter" "Alex" "City of Lost Children" "Resist" "Nevertheless, She Persisted"
                            • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Season 3"
                            • Veep "Library" "Georgia" "Justice" "Chicklet" "Qatar" "Blurb"
                            Top Ten Shows This Month:
                            1. Fargo
                            2. Better Call Saul
                            3. The Handmaid's Tale
                            4. Master of None
                            5. Veep
                            6. Silicon Valley
                            7. Dear White People
                            8. Sense8
                            9. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                            10. iZombie
                            Movies I Watched This Month:
                            • My Blue Heaven
                            • Heat
                            • Guardians of the Galaxy V.2
                            • Kubo and the Two Strings
                            • Get Out
                            New Places to Eat:
                            • Grand Lux in The Domain
                            • JT Youngbloods in Mueller
                            • Tumble 22 Fried Chicken
                            • PS 35 (May 30)
                            • Holy Roller (Late Spring/Mid-Summer)
                            • Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on Manor (??)
                            • Easy Tiger (??)
                            • Noble Sandwich (Georgetown - Spring 2017)
                            • 24 Diner (Rock Rose - 2017)
                            • Home Slice (North Loop - 2017)
                            Places I Ate This Month (40+123=163):
                            • Burger King
                            • Cooper's Pit BBQ
                            • Corner Bakery
                            • Fire Bowl
                            • Firehouse Subs
                            • Flyrite Chicken
                            • Freebird's
                            • Fuddrucker's
                            • Green Mesquite BBQ (x2)
                            • Hoodie's Subs
                            • Jack Allen's Kitchen
                            • Kerbey Lane
                            • Kula Revolving Sushi (x2)
                            • Mandola's Italian
                            • McDonald's
                            • Mod Pizza
                            • New Fortune Chinese
                            • Oakwood BBQ
                            • Opal Divine's
                            • Outback Steakhouse
                            • Peached Tortilla
                            • Pei Wei
                            • Popeye's (x2)
                            • Shake Shack (x3)
                            • Tarka
                            • Torchy's Tacos (x2)
                            • Truluck's
                            • Velvet Taco (x2)
                            • Vera Cruz
                            • Vigilante Gaming Bar
                            • Wendy's
                            • Whataburger
                            • Wingstop

                            Monday, May 01, 2017

                            Monthly Update - April 2017

                            Cook More (1+12=13):
                            • Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
                            Read 6 Books (0+2=2)

                            Read 60 Graphic Novels (3+20=23)
                            1. Supergirl by Peter David Vol 2 TP
                            2. Britannia TP
                            3. Spider-Man Clone Conspiracy HC
                            Rewatch Blurays

                            Play More RPGs
                            • D&D Skyraiders
                            • Fantasy A-Team
                              Play 15 New Boardgames (2+11=13)
                              • Superfight
                              • Sushi Go Party
                              • Tsuro
                              • Fuse
                              • Funemployment
                              • Space Team
                              My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                              1. X-Men Gold #1-2
                              2. Hawkeye #5
                              3. Weapon X #1
                              4. Rat Queens #2
                              5. Redneck #1
                              6. God Country #4
                              7. Batman The Shadow #1
                                  Comics I Read This Month (53+163=216):
                                  • Aliens Dead Orbit #1
                                  • All-New Wolverine #19
                                  • Amazing Spider-Man #26
                                  • Astro City #43
                                  • Batman The Shadow #1
                                  • Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #1
                                  • Black Hammer #8
                                  • Brave Chef Brianna #2
                                  • Britannia We Who Are About To Die #1
                                  • Bullseye #3
                                  • Captain America Sam Wilson #21
                                  • Captain America Steve Rogers #15-16
                                  • Champions #7
                                  • Copperhead #12
                                  • Curse Words #4
                                  • Daredevil #19
                                  • Descender #21
                                  • Doctor Strange #19
                                  • Eleanor & The Egret #1
                                  • Extremity #2
                                  • God Country #4
                                  • Hawkeye #5
                                  • Immortal Brothers: Green Knight #1
                                  • Justice League of America #4-5
                                  • Kill or Be Killed #8
                                  • Kingpin #3
                                  • Moon Knight #13
                                  • Ms. Marvel #17
                                  • Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys The Big Lie #2
                                  • New Super Man #10
                                  • Planetoid Praxis #3
                                  • Power Man and Iron Fist #15
                                  • Rat Queens #2
                                  • Redneck #1
                                  • Riverdale #1
                                  • Rock Candy Mountain #1
                                  • Royal City #2
                                  • Savage Things #2
                                  • Secret Empire #0
                                  • Star Wars Darth Maul #3
                                  • Star-Lord #6
                                  • Thanos #6
                                  • The Old Guard #3
                                  • U.S. Avengers #5
                                  • Unstoppable Wasp #4
                                  • Weapon X #1-2
                                  • Wild Storm #3
                                  • X-Men Gold #1-2
                                  • X-O Manowar #2
                                  TV I Watched This Month:
                                  • 13 Reasons Why "Season One"
                                  • Archer "No Good Deed"
                                  • Better Call Saul "Mabel" "Witness" "Sunk Costs"
                                  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "The Audit" "Serve & Protect" "The Last Ride"
                                  • Cosplay Melee "Angels and Demons" "War Games" "Superheroes" "Animelee"
                                  • Crashing "Julie" "The Baptism"
                                  • Fargo "The Law of Vacant Places" "The Principle of Restricted Choice"
                                  • The Flash "Abra Kadabra"
                                  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee "April 5, 2017"
                                  • The Get Down "Unfold Your Own Myth" "The Beat Says This is the Way" "One by One, Into the Dark" "Gamble Everything""Only From Exile Can We Come Home"
                                  • iZombie "Heaven Just Got A Little Bit Smoother" "Zombie Knows Best" "Eat, Pray, Liv" "Wag The Tongue Slowly"
                                  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "April 2, 2017" "April 9, 2017" "April 16, 2017" "April 23, 2017" 
                                  • Leftovers "The Book of Kevin" "Don't Be Ridiculous"
                                  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 "Reptilicus" "Cry Wilderness"
                                  • Review "Croygenics, Lightning, Prank"
                                  • Silicon Valley "Success Failure"
                                  • Star Wars Rebels "Zero Hour"
                                  • Supergirl "Distant Sun"
                                  • Trial & Error "Right-Hand Man" "Secrets & Lies" "The Case Gets Bigger" "A Change in Defense" "Opening Statements" "A Hostile Jury" "Unusual Suspect" "The Defense Rests" "The Verdict"
                                  • Veep "Omaha"
                                  Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                  1. Fargo
                                  2. Better Call Saul
                                  3. Veep
                                  4. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                  5. Trial & Error
                                  6. iZombie
                                  7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                                  8. Silicon Valley
                                  9. The Leftovers
                                  10. 13 Reasons Why
                                  Movies I Watched This Month:
                                  • Fast Five
                                  • Fast & Furious Six
                                  • Furious Seven
                                  • Fate of the Furious
                                  New Places to Eat:
                                  • Grand Lux in The Domain
                                  • JT Youngbloods in Mueller
                                  • Kula Revolving Sushi Bar on Airport (April)
                                  • Bombshell (April)
                                  • Easy Tiger (May)
                                  • Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on Manor
                                  • PS 35 (New York style pizza, Round Rock)
                                  • Noble Sandwich (Georgetown - Spring 2017)
                                  • 24 Diner (Rock Rose - 2017)
                                  • Home Slice (North Loop - 2017)
                                  Places I Ate This Month (38+85=123):
                                  • Chi'Lantro
                                  • Deckhand Oyster Bar (x2)
                                  • Easy Tiger (x2)
                                  • Firehouse Subs
                                  • Hoodie's Subs
                                  • Jack Allen's Kitchen
                                  • Juarez Mexican Bakery
                                  • Kerbey Lane
                                  • Long John Silver's
                                  • Lucy's Fried Chicken
                                  • McDonald's
                                  • Michi Ramen
                                  • Mod Pizza
                                  • Morelia
                                  • Opal Divine's (x2)
                                  • Outback Steakhouse (x2)
                                  • P. Terry's
                                  • Popeye's
                                  • Raising Cane's
                                  • Smashburger
                                  • Smokey Mo's
                                  • Sushi Bang Bang
                                  • Texas Land & Cattle
                                  • Torchy's Tacos (x2)
                                  • Velvet Taco (x3)
                                  • Vera Cruz
                                  • Wendy's (x2)
                                  • Wingstop (x2)
                                  • Zaxby's

                                  Saturday, April 01, 2017

                                  Monthly Update - March 2017

                                  Cook More (1+11=12):
                                  • Sweet Potato Asparagus Chicken Skillet
                                  Read 6 Books (1+1=2)
                                  • Killshot by Elmore Leonard
                                  Read 60 Graphic Novels (5+15=20)
                                  1. Divinity HC
                                  2. The Valiant HC
                                  3. JSA The Golden Age HC
                                  4. Batman and the Outsiders Vol 1 HC
                                  5. Flinstones Vol 1 TP
                                  Rewatch Blurays

                                  Play More RPGs
                                  • D&D 5E: 1st Level Game
                                  • D&D Skyraiders
                                    Play 15 New Boardgames (5+6=11)
                                    • Joking Hazard
                                    • Machi Koro Bright Lights Big City
                                    • Die in Space
                                    • Batman: Almost Got 'Im
                                    • The Thing Infection at Outpost 31
                                    • Celestia
                                    • 7 Wonders Duel
                                    • Fuse
                                    My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                    1. Brave Chef Brianna #1
                                    2. Royal City #1
                                    3. Justice League Power Rangers #3
                                    4. New Super Man #9
                                    5. Star Trek Deviations
                                    6. God Country #3
                                    7. Batman/TMNT Adventures #5
                                    8. Black Hammer #7
                                    9. Spider-Woman #17
                                    10. The Old Guard #2
                                        Comics I Read This Month (61+102=163):
                                        • All-New Wolverine #18
                                        • Amazing Spider-Man #25
                                        • Astro City #42
                                        • Batman/TMNT Adventures #5
                                        • Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #6
                                        • Black Hammer #7
                                        • Black Widow #12
                                        • Bloodshot Reborn #0
                                        • Brave Chef Brianna #1
                                        • Bullseye #2
                                        • Captain America Sam Wilson #20
                                        • Captain America Steve Rogers #13-14
                                        • Champions #6
                                        • Clone Conspiracy Omega
                                        • Copperhead #11
                                        • Curse Words #3
                                        • Daredevil #18
                                        • Descender #20
                                        • Disney Pirates of the Caribbean #4
                                        • Divinity III Escape from Gulag 396 #1
                                        • Divinity III Stalinverse #4
                                        • Doctor Strange #18
                                        • Extremity #1
                                        • God Country #3
                                        • Hawkeye #4
                                        • Highlander American Dream #2
                                        • Inhumans Prime #1
                                        • Justice League Power Rangers #3
                                        • Justice League of America #3
                                        • Kill or Be Killed #7
                                        • Kingpin #2
                                        • Lazarus #26
                                        • Man-Thing #1
                                        • Moon Knight #12
                                        • Ms. Marvel #16
                                        • Nancy Drew Hardy Boys #1
                                        • Neil Gaiman's American Gods The Shadow #1
                                        • New Super Man #9
                                        • Once and Future Queen #1
                                        • Planetoid Praxis #2
                                        • Power Man and Iron Fist #14
                                        • Rat Queens #1
                                        • Reborn #5
                                        • Riverdale #1
                                        • Royal City #1
                                        • Savage Things #1
                                        • Serenity No Power in the Verse #6
                                        • Spider-Woman #17
                                        • Star Trek Deviations
                                        • Star Wars Darth Maul #2
                                        • Star-Lord #4-5
                                        • Suicide Squad Banana Splits Annual #1
                                        • Thanos #5
                                        • The Old Guard #2
                                        • US Avengers #4
                                        • Unstoppable Wasp #3
                                        • Wild Storm #2
                                        • X-Men Prime #1
                                        • X-O Manowar #1
                                        TV I Watched This Month:
                                        • Arrow "Second Chances"
                                        • The Americans "Amber Waves"
                                        • Billions  "Risk Management" "Dead Cat Bounce" "Optimal Play"
                                        • Cosplay Melee "A Night at the Space Opera" "Throne Off"
                                        • Crashing "The Road" "Yard Sale" "Barking" "Parents" "Warm-Up"
                                        • DC's Legends of Tomorrow "Raiders of the Lost Art" "Legion of Doom" "Turncoat" "Camelot/3000" "Land of the Lost" "Moonshot"
                                        • The Expanse "Home" "Paradigm Shift"
                                        • Feud: Bette and Joan "Pilot" "The Other Woman"
                                        • The Flash "Attack on Central City" "The Wrath of Savitar" "Into the Speed Force" "Duet"
                                        • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee "March 8, 2017" "March 15, 2017" "March 22, 2017"
                                        • Harlots "Episode One"
                                        • Iron Fist "Snow Gives Way" "Shadow Hawk Takes Flight" "Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch" "Eight Diagram Dragon Palm" "Under Leaf Pluck Lotus" "Immortal Emerges From Cave"
                                        • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "A Cricket's Tale" "Dennis's Double Life"
                                        • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "March 5, 2017" "March 12, 2017"
                                        • Legion "Episode Four" "Episode Five" "Episode Six" "Episode Seven" "Episode Eight"
                                        • Love "On Lockdown" "Friends Night Out" "While You Were Sleeping" "Shrooms" "A Day" "Forced Hiatus" "The Work Party" "Marty Dobbs" "Housesitting" "Liberty Down" "The Long D" "Back in Town"
                                        • Making History "Pilot"
                                        • Review "Locorito, Pet Euthanasia, Dream" "Cohost, Ass-Slap, Helen Keller, Forgiveness"
                                        • Riverdale "Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" "Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place"
                                        • Star Wars Rebels "Secret Cargo" "Double Agent Droid" "Twin Suns"
                                        • Supergirl "Exodus" "Starcrossed"
                                        • Taken "Pilot"
                                        • Time After Time "Pilot" "I Will Catch You"
                                        • Trial & Error "Pilot" "A Wrench in the Case" "The Other Man" "An Unwelcome Distraction"
                                        Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                        1. Legion
                                        2. The Americans
                                        3. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                        4. The Expanse
                                        5. Billions
                                        6. Riverdale
                                        7. Feud
                                        8. Trial & Error
                                        9. Review
                                        10. Love
                                        Movies I Watched This Month:
                                        • A Few Good Men
                                        • Collateral
                                        • Doctor Strange
                                        • Fifth Element
                                        • Moana
                                        • Running Scared
                                        • Secret Life of Pets
                                        • The Nice Guys
                                        • The Simpsons Movie
                                        • X-Men Apocalypse
                                        New Places to Eat:
                                        • Grand Lux in The Domain
                                        • JT Youngbloods in Mueller (March 20th)
                                        • Kula Revolving Sushi Bar on Airport (April)
                                        • Bombshell (April)
                                        • Easy Tiger (May)
                                        • Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on Manor
                                        • PS 35 (New York style pizza, Round Rock)
                                        • Noble Sandwich (Georgetown - Spring 2017)
                                        • 24 Diner (Rock Rose - 2017)
                                        • Home Slice (North Loop - 2017)
                                        Places I Ate This Month (28+57=85):
                                        • Black Star Co-Op (x2)
                                        • Chi'lantro
                                        • Corner Bakery
                                        • DiMassi's Mediterranean Grill
                                        • Firehouse Subs
                                        • Fuddrucker's
                                        • Hao Hao
                                        • Hoodie's Subs
                                        • Hoover's Cooking (x2)
                                        • Jason's Deli
                                        • Juarez Bakery
                                        • Kerbey Lane
                                        • New Fortune Chinese
                                        • Noble Sandwich
                                        • Oakwood BBQ
                                        • Phil's Ice House
                                        • Popeye's
                                        • Smashburger
                                        • Smoky Mo's
                                        • Tarka
                                        • Torchy's Tacos
                                        • Velvet Taco
                                        • Vera Cruz (x2)
                                        • Vigilante Gaming Bar (x4)
                                        • Wendy's
                                        • Whataburger

                                        Wednesday, March 01, 2017

                                        Monthly Update - February 2017

                                        Cook More (5+6=11):
                                        • Pork Medallions with Maple Balsamic Glaze
                                        • Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry
                                        • Penne Pasta with Sausage and Peppers
                                        • Apricot Glazed Bacon Wrapped Cajun Pork Tenderloin
                                        • Roasted Mushrooms in Brown Butter/Thyme/Garlic
                                        Read 6 Books (0+1=1)

                                        Read 60 Graphic Novels (8+7=15)
                                        1. March Book 1
                                        2. March Book 2
                                        3. March Book 3
                                        4. Voltron Legendary Defender Vol 1 TP
                                        5. Darth Vader Vol 2 HC
                                        6. Ninjak Vol 1 HC
                                        7. Autumnlands Vol 2 TP
                                        8. Shadowman Vol 1 HC
                                        Rewatch Blurays
                                        • They Live
                                        • Fifth Element
                                        Play More RPGs
                                        • D&D 5E: 1st Level Game
                                        • D&D Skyraiders
                                          Play 15 New Boardgames (5+1=6)
                                          • Machi Koro Bright Lights Big City
                                          • Hey That's My Fish
                                          • Starfall
                                          • Spyfall
                                          • Tiny Epic Galaxies
                                          • Pandemic Legacy
                                          My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                          1. Hawkeye #3
                                          2. Unstoppable Wasp #2
                                          3. Kingpin #1
                                          4. Justice League Power Rangers #2
                                          5. Captain America Sam Wilson #19
                                          6. God Country #2
                                          7. Old Guard #1
                                          8. Spider-Woman #16
                                              Comics I Read This Month (44+58=102):
                                              • All-New Wolverine #17
                                              • Amazing Spider-Man #24
                                              • Astro City #41
                                              • Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #4
                                              • Batwoman Rebirth #1
                                              • Black Widow #11
                                              • Bullseye #1
                                              • Captain America Sam Wilson #19
                                              • Captain America Steve Rogers #11-12
                                              • Champions #5
                                              • Curse Words #2
                                              • Daredevil #17
                                              • Deadman Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #3
                                              • Descender #19
                                              • Divinity III Stalinverse #3
                                              • Doctor Strange #17
                                              • Fix #8
                                              • God Country #2
                                              • Hawkeye #3
                                              • Highlander American Dream #1
                                              • Justice League Power Rangers #2
                                              • Justice League of America #1
                                              • Justice League of America Rebirth #1
                                              • Kill or Be Killed #6
                                              • Kingpin #1
                                              • Moon Knight #11
                                              • Ms. Marvel #15
                                              • New Super Man #8
                                              • Old Guard #1
                                              • Planetoid Praxis #1
                                              • Power Man and Iron Fist #13
                                              • Savage #4
                                              • Serenity No Power in the 'Verse #5
                                              • Spider-Woman #16
                                              • Star Wars Darth Maul #1
                                              • Star-Lord #3
                                              • Thanos #4
                                              • The Clone Conspiracy #5
                                              • The Unstoppable Wasp #2
                                              • US Avengers #3
                                              • Visitor How and Why He Stayed #1
                                              • Wild Storm #1
                                              • Will Eisner Spirit Corpse Makers #1
                                              TV I Watched This Month:
                                              • 24 Legacy "12 Noon - 1:00 PM" "1:00 PM - 2:00 PM" "2:00 PM - 3:00 PM" "3:00 PM - 4:00 PM"
                                              • APB "Hard Reset" "Personal Matters"
                                              • Big Little Lies "Somebody's Dead"
                                              • Crashing "Artie Lange"
                                              • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "Josh is the Man of My Dreams, Right?" "Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?" "Can Josh Take A Leap of Faith?"
                                              • The Expanse "Safe" "Doors and Corners" "Static" "Godspeed"
                                              • The Flash "Dead or Alive" "Untouchable" "Attack on Gorilla City"
                                              • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee "January 18, 2017" "January 25, 2017" "February 2, 2017" "February 8, 2017" "February 15, 2017"
                                              • Humans "201"
                                              • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "Wolf Cola: A Public Relations Nightmare" "Making Dennis Reynolds A Murderer" "Hero or Hate Crime?" "PTSDee" "The Gang Tends Bar"
                                              • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver "February 12, 2017" "February 19, 2017" "February 27, 2017"
                                              • Legion "Chapter One" "Chapter Two" "Chapter Three"
                                              • Powerless "Wayne or Lose"
                                              • Riverdale "Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil" "Chapter Three: Body Double" "Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show" "Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness"
                                              • Santa Clarita Diet "So Then A Bat or a Monkey" "We Can't Kill People!" "We Can Kill People" "The Farting Sex Tourist" "Man Eat Man" "Attention to Detail" "Strange or Just Inconsiderate?" "How Much Vomit?" "The Book!" "Baka, Bile, and Baseball Bats"
                                              • Star Wars Rebels "Warhead" "Trials of the Darksaber" "Legacy of Mandalore" "Through Imperial Eyes"
                                              • Supergirl "We Can Be Heroes" "The Martian Chronicles" "Luthors" "Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk" "Homecoming"
                                              • Timeless "The Murder of Jesse James" "Karma Chameleon" "The Lost Generation" "Public Enemy No. 1" "The Red Scare"
                                              • Voltron Legendary Defender "Space Mall" "The Blade of Malmora" "The Belly of the Weblum" "Escape from Beta Traz" "Stayin' Alive" "Best Laid Plans" "Blackout"
                                              Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                              1. Legion
                                              2. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
                                              3. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
                                              4. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
                                              5. The Expanse
                                              6. Voltron Legendary Defender
                                              7. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
                                              8. Santa Clarita Diet
                                              9. Timeless
                                              10. Flash
                                              Movies I Watched This Month:
                                              • Inglourious Basterds
                                              • Running Scared
                                              • The Overnight
                                              • The LEGO Movie
                                              • LEGO Batman Movie
                                              • Get Out
                                              • Heat
                                              • Midnight Run
                                              • Chicago
                                              New Places to Eat:
                                              • Grand Lux in The Domain
                                              • JT Youngbloods in Mueller
                                              • Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on Manor
                                              • Kula Revolving Sushi Bar on Airport
                                              • PS 35 (New York style pizza, Round Rock)
                                              • Velvet Taco (Rock Rose - March)
                                              • Sprinkles 24/7 Cupcake Vending Machine (Domain)
                                              • Noble Sandwich (Georgetown - Spring 2017)
                                              • Easy Tiger (The Linc - 2017)
                                              • 24 Diner (Rock Rose - 2017)
                                              • Home Slice (North Loop - 2017)
                                              Places I Ate This Month (26+31=57):
                                              • Chili's
                                              • Corner Bakery
                                              • Deckhand Oyster Bar
                                              • Firehouse Subs
                                              • Flyrite Chicken
                                              • Freebird's
                                              • Fuddrucker's
                                              • Haymaker
                                              • Hoodie's Subs
                                              • Hoover's
                                              • Hopdoddy's
                                              • Jason's Deli
                                              • Mod Pizza
                                              • Morelia Mexican Grill
                                              • Plucker's
                                              • Popeye's (x2)
                                              • Shake Shack (x2)
                                              • Tarka
                                              • Torchy's Tacos (x2)
                                              • Vera Cruz Tacos
                                              • Wendy's
                                              • Xian Sushi and Noodles
                                              • Y'all Down Home Cafe

                                              Wednesday, February 01, 2017

                                              Monthly Update - January 2017

                                              Cook More:
                                              • Honey Garlic Chicken (needs improvement)
                                              • Chicken Souvlaki with Roasted Potatoes
                                              • Italian Meatloaf with Cauliflower and Fregola Sardo Pasta
                                              • Pork Chops with Garlic Piccata, Spinach and Brown Rice
                                              • Honey Mustard Chicken with Roasted Vegetables
                                              • Ricotta Parmesan Gnocchi
                                              Read 6 Books (1)
                                              • Forever War by Joe Haldeman
                                              Read 60 Graphic Novels (7)
                                              1. Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide Vol 1 HC
                                              2. Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling
                                              3. Injustice Year Two TP
                                              4. Nighthawk Vol 1 TP
                                              5. Scarlet Witch Vol 1 TP
                                              6. Green Arrow Vol 7 Homecoming TP
                                              7. Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol 2 HC
                                              Rewatch Blurays
                                              • None
                                              Play More RPGs
                                              • D&D 5E: 1st Level Game
                                                Play 15 New Boardgames (1)
                                                • Arkham Horror LCG
                                                • Die In Space!
                                                • Dead of Winter
                                                My Picks of the Week For This Month:
                                                1. Unstoppable Wasp #1
                                                2. Captain America Sam Wilson #17-18
                                                3. Dungeons & Dragons Frost Giants Fury #1
                                                4. God Country #1
                                                5. Curse Words #1
                                                6. Disney Pirates of the Caribbean #3
                                                7. Thanos #3
                                                    Comics I Read This Month (58+0=58):
                                                    • All-New Wolverine #16
                                                    • Amazing Spider-Man #23
                                                    • Batman TMNT Adventures #3
                                                    • Birthright #21
                                                    • Black Hammer Annual #1
                                                    • Black Widow #10
                                                    • Captain America Sam Wilson #17-18
                                                    • Captain America Steve Rogers #9-10
                                                    • Champions #4
                                                    • Civil War II Oath #1
                                                    • Clone Conspiracy #4
                                                    • Curse Words #1
                                                    • Daredevil #15-16
                                                    • Descender #18
                                                    • Disney Pirates of the Caribbean #3
                                                    • Divinity III Aric #1
                                                    • Divinity III Stalinverse #2
                                                    • Doctor Strange #16
                                                    • Doctor Strange and Sorcerers Supreme #4
                                                    • Doom Patrol #4
                                                    • Dungeons & Dragons Frost Giants Fury #1
                                                    • Ether #3
                                                    • Faith #7
                                                    • Gamora #2
                                                    • God Country #1
                                                    • Grand Passion #3
                                                    • Hawkeye #2
                                                    • Hulk #2
                                                    • Justice League Power Rangers #1
                                                    • Kamandi Challenge #1
                                                    • Kill or Be Killed #5
                                                    • Loose Ends #1
                                                    • Monsters Unleashed #1
                                                    • Moon Knight #10
                                                    • Motor Crush #2
                                                    • Motor Girl #3
                                                    • Ms. Marvel #14
                                                    • New Super Man #7
                                                    • Occupy Avengers #3
                                                    • Power Man and Iron Fist #12
                                                    • Reborn #4
                                                    • Red Dog #2
                                                    • Saga #42
                                                    • Savage #3
                                                    • Serenity No Power in the Verse #4
                                                    • Silk #16
                                                    • Spider-Woman #15
                                                    • Star Trek Green Lantern Vol 2 #2
                                                    • Star Wars #27
                                                    • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #3
                                                    • Star-Lord #2
                                                    • Thanos #3
                                                    • The Dregs #1
                                                    • The Skeptics #3
                                                    • U.S. Avengers #1-2
                                                    • Unstoppable Wasp #1
                                                    TV I Watched This Month:
                                                    • Brooklyn Nine-Nine "The Fugitive"
                                                    • Chance "The Summer of Love" "The Axiom of Choice" "Hiring It Done" "The Mad Doctor" "A Still Point in the Turning World" "The Unflinching Spark" "Unlocking Your Hidden Powers" "The House of Space and Time" "Camera Obscura" "Fluid Management"
                                                    • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend "Who's The Cool Girl Josh is Dating?" "Who is Josh's Soup Fairy?" "When Do I Get To Spend Time with Josh?" "Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim?"
                                                    • Emerald City "The Beast Forever/Prisoner of the Abject"
                                                    • The Expanse "Season 1"
                                                    • The Flash "Borrowing Problems"
                                                    • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee "January 11th, 2017"
                                                    • The Good Place "Chidi's Choice" "What's My Motivation?" "Mindy St. Claire/Michael's Gambit"
                                                    • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "The Gang Turns Black" "The Gang Goes to a Water Park" "Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy"
                                                    • Marvel's Agents of SHIELD "Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire" "Lockup" "The Good Samaritan" "Deals with our Devils" "The Laws of Inferno Dynamics" "Broken Promises"
                                                    • Riverdale "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
                                                    • A Series of Unfortunate Events "A Bad Beginning" "The Reptile Room" "The Wide Window" "The Miserable Mill"
                                                    • Sneaky Pete "Pilot" "Safe" "Mister Success" "The Fury" "Sam" "Coyote is Always Hungry" "Lieutenant Bernhardt" "The Roll Over" "The Turn" "The Longest Day"
                                                    • Star Wars Rebels "The Wynkahthu Job" "The Inside Man" "Voices and Visions" "Ghosts of Geonosis Parts 1 & 2"
                                                    • Supergirl "Supergirl Lives"
                                                    • Taboo "Episode 1"
                                                    • Timeless "The World's Columbian Exposition"
                                                    • Travelers "Travelers" "Protocol 6" "Aleksander" "Hall" "Room 101" "Helios-685" "Protocol 5" "Donner" "Bishop" "Kathryn" "Marcy" "Grace"
                                                    • Voltron Legendary Defender "Across the Universe" "The Depths" "Shiro's Escape" "Greening the Cube" "Eye of the Storm" "The Ark of Taujeer"
                                                    • The Young Pope "Episode One"
                                                    Top Ten Shows This Month:
                                                    1. The Expanse
                                                    2. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
                                                    3. The Good Place
                                                    4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
                                                    5. Sneaky Pete
                                                    6. A Series of Unfortunate Events
                                                    7. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
                                                    8. Chance
                                                    9. Travelers
                                                    10. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
                                                    Movies I Watched This Month:
                                                    • Hail, Caesar!
                                                    • Midnight Special
                                                    • Minority Report
                                                    • Sicario
                                                    • Spectral
                                                    • Split
                                                    • Suicide Squad Extended Edition
                                                    • The Big Short
                                                    New Places to Eat:
                                                    • Flyrite Chicken Sandwich on Burnet
                                                    • Grand Lux in The Domain
                                                    • JT Youngbloods in Mueller
                                                    • Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on Manor
                                                    • Kula Revolving Sushi Bar on Airport
                                                    • PS 35 (New York style pizza, Round Rock)
                                                    • Velvet Taco (Rock Rose - March)
                                                    • Sprinkles 24/7 Cupcake Vending Machine (Domain)
                                                    • Noble Sandwich (Georgetown - Spring 2017)
                                                    • Easy Tiger (The Linc - 2017)
                                                    • 24 Diner (Rock Rose - 2017)
                                                    • Home Slice (North Loop - 2017)
                                                    Places I Ate This Month (32+0=32):
                                                    • Black Star Co-Op
                                                    • Cheesecake Factory
                                                    • Chuy's
                                                    • Deckhand Oyster Bar
                                                    • Easy Tiger (x2)
                                                    • El Chile
                                                    • Firehouse Subs (x2)
                                                    • Franklin BBQ
                                                    • Freebird's
                                                    • Gus's Fried Chicken
                                                    • Hopdoddy
                                                    • In N Out Burger
                                                    • Juarez Mexican Bakery
                                                    • Kerbey Lane
                                                    • Noble Sandwich
                                                    • Opal Divine's
                                                    • Outback Steakhouse (x2)
                                                    • P. Terry's
                                                    • Pinthouse Pizza
                                                    • Popeye's
                                                    • Sawyer & Co.
                                                    • Sushi Nini
                                                    • Tarka
                                                    • Vera Cruz
                                                    • Wendy's (x2)
                                                    • Whataburger (x2)
                                                    • Zaxby's

                                                    Sunday, January 01, 2017

                                                    Best of 2016 - Boardgames

                                                    I played 85 games in 2016, the most I've ever played. 40 of those games were new to me.

                                                    New Games:

                                                    1. Awesome Kingdom
                                                    2. Birds of a Feather
                                                    3. Bullfrogs
                                                    4. CV
                                                    5. Cthulhu Realms
                                                    6. Dastardly Dirigibles
                                                    7. Dead of Winter The Long Night
                                                    8. Die in Space!
                                                    9. Dr. Eureka
                                                    10. Dresden Files Co-Op Card Game
                                                    11. Elysium
                                                    12. Ghostbusters
                                                    13. Here Kitty Kitty
                                                    14. Heroes Wanted
                                                    15. Instanbul
                                                    16. Joking Hazard
                                                    17. Letters From Whitechapel
                                                    18. Love Letter Adventure Time
                                                    19. Mysterium
                                                    20. Pandemic Iberia
                                                    21. Pandemic Reign of Cthulhu
                                                    22. Pandemic The Cure
                                                    23. Rent-A-Hero
                                                    24. Spartacus A Game of Blood & Treachery
                                                    25. Splendor
                                                    26. Sushi Go Party!
                                                    27. Sushi Go!
                                                    28. T.I.M.E. Stories Prophecy of Dragons
                                                    29. T.I.M.E. Stories Under the Mask
                                                    30. The Networks


                                                    Favorite Games:

                                                    1. Pandemic Legacy
                                                    2. Machi Koro
                                                    3. DC Deck-Building
                                                    4. Splendor
                                                    5. King of New York
                                                    6. Sushi Go Party
                                                    7. Dead of Winter
                                                    8. Just Desserts
                                                    9. 7 Wonders
                                                    10. Superfight

                                                    New Year's Resolutions - 2017 Edition

                                                    So... 2016 sucked. On a macro level, at least. We lost Prince, Bowie, George Michael, Darwyn Cooke, Steve Dillon, Alan Rickman, Carrie Fisher (and her mom, within a day of one another), The Tall Man, Harper Lee, Garry Shandling, Merle Haggard, Doris Roberts, Michelle MacNamara, Muhammad Ali, Anton Yelchin, Garry Marshall, Kevin Meaney, and Gene Wilder, to name a few, not to mention my good friend Maida Carpio. We should have known when Abe Vigoda died in January that the grim reaper was not fucking around this year. Trump did a good job riling up the crazies and then FUCKING WON THE ELECTION, which none of us (including Trump and most of his supporters) saw coming. 2017 and beyond are going to be a rough slog of fighting fights that should have been over by now, watching progress we've made get steamrollered... and that's the BEST CASE scenario.

                                                    And yet... one of my best friends and his wife bought a new house. Another of my friends got married. My kids and my wife are healthy. The store is doing well. Successfully launched my Beach Cop Detectives podcast to pretty solid acclaim, which included getting to interview a whole ton of people, including Donal Logue, Michael Raymond James, Tim Minear, Kimberly Quinn, Shawn Ryan and Ted Griffin. Still love the Mustang. And oh yeah, my oncologist said I "might be cured," three words I never expected to hear. So there are silver linings, at least.

                                                    Time for 2017 resolutions, and time to check in on last year.

                                                    Last year's resolutions:

                                                    1. Reasonable Bedtime. The plan was, in bed by 12:30, asleep by 1:30, up by 11:00 at the latest. Instead, it was mostly in bed by 2:00, asleep by 3:30, awake by 11:30 and reading Facebook on the iPad for a half hour to shake off the groggy most days. FAIL.

                                                    2. Cook More - As predicted, I knocked out most of my new recipes early on and then fell into bad habits, but... I did cook more, even if it was a lot of the same recipes, and I added a few late in the year thanks to Suzanne's Instant Pot. So improvement on this one in 2016. PASS.

                                                    3. Exercise - Yeah, no. Whoops. FAIL.

                                                    4. No Cancer - On the other hand, I did manage this one. PASS.

                                                    5. Halloween Costume - I came up with some options, then discarded all of them in September and decided to go with an Overwatch costume instead. Which I ultimately decided not to get. FAIL.

                                                    6. Spend More Time With My Kids - I did pretty good here, as Katy and I watched a bunch of TV and movies (including Inception, The Matrix, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Midnight Run) and Aaron and I played a bunch of videogames and went on Pokewalks. PASS.

                                                    7. Stay on budget. I allocated myself 6 videogames in a year, 12 TV seasons in a year and 104 dinners in a year. I bought one videogame, 10 seasons and... a lot more dinners. Qualified PASS.

                                                    8. Try New Things. This one went out the window pretty quick. FAIL.

                                                    9. Less Negative - Nope. In an election year when Donald Trump was running... what was I thinking? I also did not succeed in not posting about Superman v Batman, which I still haven't seen (and don't plan to). But I wound up kind of liking Deadpool. FAIL.

                                                    So that's four PASS / six FAIL. Whoops.

                                                    By The Numbers:

                                                    1. I read almost 700 single-issue comics this year. Well, I'm sure I read a few more than that, but I read and liked that many.

                                                    2. I ate at 88 different restaurants this year. On average, I ate out about 25 times a month, which is... a lot.

                                                    My favorites, or at least the ones I went to at least a half-dozen times, were Brooklyn Pie Company, Chi'Lantro, Chuy's, Culver's, Deckhand Oyster Bar, Firehouse Subs, Fuddrucker's, Hoody's Subs, Hopdoddy's, Jack Allen's Kitchen, Juarez Mexican Bakery, Michi Ramen, Mod Pizza, New Fortune Chinese, Outback Steakhouse, Popeye's (somewhere I go once a month), Shake Shack, Smokey Mo's, Torchy's Tacos (almost every month), Vera Cruz All Natural Tacos, and Wendy's.

                                                    This was the third year for Chuy's, Torchy's Tacos, and Michi Ramen. The second year for Chi'Lantro, Hoody's Subs, and Popeye's. While I went to Mambo House, Peached Tortilla, Smashburger, Sushi Nini, Kerbey Lane, and Noble Sandwich this year, they fell off the regular visit list.

                                                    This Year's Food Plans:

                                                    Opening in January:
                                                    Flyrite Chicken Sandwich on Burnet

                                                    Opening in February:
                                                    JT Youngbloods in Mueller
                                                    Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on Manor
                                                    Kula Revolving Sushi Bar on Airport

                                                    Opening in 2017 sometime:
                                                    PS 35 (New York style pizza, Round Rock)
                                                    Velvet Taco (Rock Rose - March)
                                                    Sprinkles 24/7 Cupcake Vending Machine (Domain)
                                                    Noble Sandwich (Georgetown - Spring 2017)
                                                    Easy Tiger (The Linc - 2017)
                                                    24 Diner (Rock Rose - 2017)
                                                    Home Slice (North Loop - 2007)

                                                    This Year's Resolutions:

                                                    I had a whole list. Now it can basically be summed up with, "No. YOU move." But... a few ideas.

                                                    1. Cook More - I'll try and add another dozen recipes to the repertoire this year. I got a gift card to Blue Apron for Christmas, so I'm trying that. I think I'll also try to figure out some of my favorite food that I eat out and see if I can make it cheaper at home, cut back on going out quite so much.

                                                    2. Exercise - Sure, why not, more likely not to make it again, but keep aiming. Thinking about trying out the boxing gym by work.

                                                    3. No Cancer - Let's keep this train rolling.

                                                    Last Year's Pop Culture Goals:

                                                    1. Read 15 new books. Book books, without pictures. Specifically, the 15 books I already bought in the last few years. I read five. Two of which I bought new this year. Whoops.

                                                    2. Read 100 new graphic novels. I'm a little surprised to fall short on this one, but my reading time got eaten by Overwatch more often than not. I fell short at 69 graphic novels.

                                                    3. Catch up on my TV and movie Blu-Rays and DVDs.

                                                    4. Play 15 new boardgames. From this year's list, I played TIME Stories, The Networks and Posthuman. In total, I played 34 new boardgames.

                                                    5. Go to 5 Comic Book Conventions. Wound up only going to 4, but at that point I was more or less done.

                                                    This Year's Pop Culture Goals:

                                                    1. Read 6 new books. Since I failed last year's goal, this year I'm scaling back to one book per two months, at least.

                                                    2. Read 60 new graphic novels. That's five a month, which was about my speed last year. Ideally, a decent chunk of them will be the ones currently sitting on my overstuffed "to read" list, a lot of which are giant omnibuses I bought in the last couple years: Mind Mgmt Vol 5-6, Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol 2-3 HC, Delilah Dirk & King's Shilling. Absolute Transmet Vol 2 HC, Master of Kung Fu Omnibus Vols 1-2 HC, Avengers West Coast Vols 3-5 HC, Secret Avengers Vols 1-3 HC, Mike Mignola's Screw-On Head Artist's Edition , New Mutants Sienkiewicz HC, and Moebius Library World of Edena HC to name just the ones I bought in 2016.

                                                    3. Catch up is clearly too broad, so I'm going with specifics. So I'm going with one each quarter: Rewatch all of Justified, all of Hannibal, seasons five and up of Clone Wars (and possibly rewatch Rebels Season 2) and either True Detective or Orphan Black Season One.

                                                    5. GenCon. I'd like to make this the first year I go to GenCon. My original plan was to try for Heroes Con again, and Emerald City Con, and maybe New Orleans, but our new administration has me nervous about spending too much money or time away.

                                                    6. RPGs - In addition to my semi-regular D&D 5E game, I'm hoping to run Phoenix Dawn Command, an Overwatch FLEX Game, Apocalypse World 2E, Fiasco and Dread.

                                                    7. Boardgames. I've been doing good, my goal was 15 and I almost doubled it... but I'm not sure how many new games I'll run into with that many games under my belt, so I'm setting a goal of 12 (1/month) and figuring I'll exceed it. On the list to try: 7 Wonders Duel, Dream Home, Seafall.