Culture Consumption: January 2015

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Before the day gets super-crazy with our upcoming annual Super Bowl Party, I thought I’d go ahead and post my January stats for 2015. As always, if you want to discuss any of these, just say so in the comments.


1) Low Midnight by Carrie Vaughn
2) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
3) Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer
4) My Real Children by Jo Walton

Short Fiction

None in January


25 individual issues read in January, but the TBR pile for comics is HUGE. There’s a lot I need to catch up on.

Annihilator #1
Annihilator #2
Annihilator #3
Annihilator #4
Coffin Hill #12
Coffin Hill #13
Coffin Hill #14
Copperhead #4
Gotham By Midnight #1
Lazarus #13
Low #3
Low #4
Low #5
Ody-C #1
Operation S.I.N. #1
Shadow Show #1
Sleepy Hollow #3
Supreme Blue Rose #4
Supreme Blue Rose #5
The Massive #30
The Walking Dead #135
Wolf Moon #1
Wytches #1
Wytches #2
Wytches #3


* = repeat viewing

Batman Begins*
Draft Day
Into The Woods (In theaters)
The Dark Knight*
The Dark Knight Rises*

Television Shows

A note with television: these are the shows I completed in the month of January, not a list of everything on-going that I’m still watching.

American Horror Story: Freak Show
Boardwalk Empire, Season 5
Galavant, Season 1
Homeland, Season 4
Penny Dreadful, Season 1

That’s it from me! Also, feel free to share whatever 2015 stats you’ve got! How many books? How many movies? What were your favorites? Lay them on me!


People Think I’m Crazy, But I’m a Different Kind of Sane…..

The only days I worked this week were Monday and Friday. You might think me crazy, just taking the middle off, but if you like Oreo’s, you know why the middle is the best.

I’m actually glad to have gone in today: I had the office to myself and it allowed me to catch-up on everything I missed so that when I come in next Monday, I’ll be ready to go.

That being said, there should be rules against people wanting to do business late Friday afternoons or early Monday mornings. Because seriously, no one’s wanting to do a thing at those times, even if the office IS open, you know?

My luck, the next early Monday morning is going to be crazy. I’ll shut up now while I’m ahead.

Currently Writing: Codename: Magic Twins
Last night’s word count: 569 words
Total word count: 1,579 words
This project was just added to the Works In Progress page, if you’re interested in some background.

Currently Reading: Carrie Vaughn’s Low Midnight
All I have to say about this book is that if the rest of Kitty’s stories were told from Cormac’s point of view, I’d be a super-happy reader. This is just so much fun, and a great new perspective on a series I know so well.

Next up: getting ready to marathon Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy this weekend. Need to do my daily page of writing, and I’m hoping to create a template for daily physical therapy workouts this weekend. We’ll see.