What This Is

Inspired by Jen Myers:

it’s not just about list making and it’s not about reducing art to a number consumed. I suppose if either of those things are things you’re into, you can make it about that. But, for me, logging what I take in serves more purposes. It makes me think more deliberately about what I’m taking in. It makes me want to be well-rounded in what I choose to take in. And it reminds me that taking in art makes me happier. When I elevate it to a documented priority, I end up happier. Which is a valid enough of an output for me.

Key: 📚 = books read, 📽 = movies seen, 🎵 = albums bought, 🎤 = concerts attended, 📺 = TV series watched, ⚽️ = soccer season or tournament

2019

January

  • 5 – 📽 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    • 📚 Captain Marvel, Volume 1: In Pursuit of Flight
  • 6 – 📺 Handmaid’s Tale, Season 2
    • 📚 Captain Marvel, Volume 2: Down
  • 9 📚 Sin in the Second City, Karen Abbott
  • 15 – 🎵 Melodrama, Lorde
  • 19 – 📽 Destroyer
    • 📚 Captain Marvel, Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More
  • 20 – 📚 Captain Marvel, Volume 2: Stay Fly
  • 23 – 📚 Building Microservices, Sam Newman
  • 25 – 🎵 boygenius, boygenius
  • 26 – 📽 Fyre (Netflix)
  • 28 – 📚 There, There, Tommy Orange
  • 31 – 🎵 Honey Bun, Elastic Bond

February

  • 2 – 📺 Killing Eve, season 1
  • 3 – 📚 Washington Black, Esi Edugyan
  • 5 – 🎵 Blacklisted, Neko Case
  • 7 – 📽 I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
  • 8 – 🎤 Neko Case at Bass Concert Hall
  • 9 – 📽 The Sisters Brothers
  • 11 – 📺 Mr. Show, season 3
  • 13 – 📚 The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 16 – 📽 Vice
    • 📽 Roma
  • 18 – 📚 Milkman, Anna Burns
  • 20 – 📽 Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 22 – 📺 Mr. Show, season 4
  • 23 – 📽 Green Book

March

  • 1 – 📽 The Incredibles 2
  • 2 – 🎤 Metric at Moody Theater
  • 3 – 🎤 Moving Panoramas at Waterloo Records
    • 🎵 In Two, Moving Panoramas
    • 📚 Founding Brothers, Joseph J. Ellis
    • 📺 Victoria, season 3
  • 10 – 📽 The Breaker Upperers
  • 12 – 📽 Captain Marvel
  • 16 – 📽 Ghostbusters
  • 17 – 🎵 Invitation, Filthy Friends
  • 22 – 🎵 On the Line, Jenny Lewis
  • 23 – 📽 The Princess Bride
  • 25 – 📚 Becoming a Better Programmer, Pete Goodliffe
  • 28 – 🎵 More Adventurous, Rilo Kiley
    • 📚 The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner
  • 30 – 📺 The Crown, season 2

April

  • 5 – 📺 Russian Doll, season 1
    • 📚 Akira Volume 1, Katsuhiro Otomo
  • 6 – 🎤 Jenny Lewis at Moody Theater
  • 12 – 📽 Akira
  • 15 – 📚 Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Dan Harris
    • 🎵 Sick Scenes, Los Campesinos!
  • 18 – 📽 Homecoming
  • 23 – 📚 The Tenacity of the Cockroach, The Onion A.V. Club
  • 28 – 📽 The Avengers – Age of Ultron
  • 30 – 🎵 Trouble, Hospitality

May

  • 2 – 📚 The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  • 3 – 📚 Circe, Madeline Miller
  • 10 – 🎵 Young Enough, Charly Bliss
    • 📽 Wine Country
  • 12 – ⚽️ 2018-19 English Premier League
  • 15 – 🎵 Parts of Speech, Dessa
  • 19 – 📺 Ozark, season 1
  • 22 – 📚 Data and Goliath, Bruce Schneier
    • 📚 The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  • 24 – 📽 Knock Down the House
  • 25 – 📽 Mary, Queen of Scots
  • 26 – 📽 Detective Pikachu
    • 📺 Killing Eve, season 2
  • 31 – 🎵 A Coliseum Complex Museum, The Besnard Lakes

June

  • 1 – ⚽️ 2018-19 UEFA Champions League
    • 📽 Tolkien
    • 📽 On the Basis of Sex
  • 5 🎤 Hamilton at Bass Concert Hall
  • 6 🎤 Dessa at 3Ten ACL Live
  • 14 – 🎵 Hold On Now, Youngster… (Remastered Deluxe), Los Campesinos
  • 16 – 🎵 Hamilton Broadway Cast Recording
    • 📺 Chernobyl
  • 17 – Chernobyl (podcast series)
  • 18 – 📚 The Fall of Gondolin, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 24 – 📚 The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut
  • 25 – 🎵 Can’t Tell Me No, Summer Cannibals
  • 29 – 📽 Murder Mystery

July

  • 1 – 📺 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, season 3
  • 5 – 📽 Avengers: Endgame
  • 6 – 📺 Sharp Objects
    • 📺 Schitt’s Creek, season 3
  • 7 – ⚽️ 2019 Women’s World Cup
  • 12 – 🎤 Los Campesinos! at Mohawk
  • 13 – 📺 Stranger Things, season 3
  • 15 – 🎵 Help Us Stranger, The Raconteurs
  • 25 – 📺 Barry, season 1
  • 31 – 🎵 Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough, Bleached

August

  • 2 – 📺 Right Now, Aziz Ansari
  • 10 – 🎤 Russell Taine, Jr. at Hole in the Wall
    • 🎵 American Dream, Russell Taine, Jr.
  • 11 – 📽 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • 14 – 📚 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie
  • 15 – 🎵 The Center Won’t Hold, Sleater-Kinney
  • 24 – 📽 Nicholas and Alexandra
  • 25 – 📚 How to be a Person in the World, Heather Havrilesky
  • 27 – 📚 Refactoring (2nd ed.), Martin Fowler
  • 28 – 🎤 Summer Cannibals at Mohawk (Inside)
  • 29 – 📚 Nimona, Noelle Stevenson
  • 30 – 🎵 The Seduction of Kanasa, PRIESTS
    • 📺 Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • 31 – 📽 Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

September

  • 1 – 📽 Brittany Runs a Marathon
  • 2 – 📚 Outer Order, Inner Calm, Gretchen Rubin
  • 7 – 📽 Booksmart
  • 9 – 🎤 Bleached at Barracuda
  • 11 – 📚 The Little Library Cookbook, Kate Young
  • 13 – 🎵 Carnage Bargain, The Paranoyds
    • 📺 Jessica Jones, season 1
    • 📚 The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  • 18 – 📺 Cowboy Bebop
  • 21 – 🎵 Norman Fucking Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey
  • 30 – 🎵 The Temple of I & I, Thievery Corporation

October

  • 5 – 📺 The Handmaid’s Tale, season 3
  • 6 – 📽 Downton Abbey
  • 11 – 📽 Dorian Gray (2009)
  • 12 – 🎤 Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park
  • 13 – 📽 El Camino
  • 16 – 🎵 Infections of a Different Kind (Step I), AURORA
  • 18 – 📚 Magic for Liars, Sarah Gailey
  • 21 – 📚 The Ghosts of Eden Park, Karen Abbott
  • 26 – 📚 Vinland Saga, vol. 1, Makoto Yukimura
  • 28 – 📺 Veronica Mars, season 4
  • 30 – 📚 Vinland Saga, vol. 2, Makoto Yukimura
  • 31 – 🎵 Songs of Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne

November

  • 6 – 1619 (podcast series)
  • 7 – 📺 Fleabag, season 1
  • 8 – 📽 Three Identical Strangers
  • 9 – 🎤 Sleater-Kinney at Moody Theater
  • 10 – 📺 Fleabag, season 2
  • 14 – 🎤 Rigoletto, Austin Opera at The Long Center
  • 15 – 🎵 Boat, Pip Blom
  • 16 – 📽 Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • 23 – 📽 After the Wedding
  • 30 – 📚 The Watchmen, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
    • 📚 To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
    • 📽 Parasite
    • 📽 Mike Birbiglia: The New One

December

  • 1 – 🎵 The Black Light, The Ting Tings
  • 5 – 📺 Schitt’s Creek, season 4