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Guido’s movies 2018

The following is a list of the movies that Guido (and usually Julie) watched, for the first time, in 2018.
#. TITLE (YEAR RELEASED) – FORMAT – DATE COMPLETED

  1. “Coco” (2017) – theater – 01/01
  2. “Black Mirror”season 3 (2016) – online – 01/02
  3. “Black Mirror”season 4 (2017) – online – 01/05
  4. “John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017) – online – 01/07
  5. “The Dark Tower” (2017) – DVD – 01/08
  6. “Runaways” season 1 (2017) – online – 01/09
  7. “The Post” (2017) – theater – 01/20
  8. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” season 3 – online – 01/22
  9. “The Shape of Water” (2017) – theater – 01/27
  10. “Lucifer” season 2 (2016) – online – 01/27
  11. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” season 4 () – online – 01/22
  12. “Big Little Lies” season 1 (2017) – DVD – 01/30
  13. “I, Tonya” (2017) – theater – 02/03
  14. “Westworld” season 1 (2017) – DVD – 02/09
  15. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (2017) – DVD – 02/10
  16. “Logan Lucky” (2017) – DVD – 02/10
  17. “Black Panther” (2018) – theater – 02/17
  18. “Batman and Harley Quinn” (2017) – DVD – 02/17
  19. “Batman: Bad Blood” (2016) – DVD – 02/18
  20. “Early Man” (2018) – theater – 02/19
  21. “Justice League vs. Teen Titans” (2016) – DVD – 02/19
  22. “Batman: The Killing Joke” (2016) – DVD – 02/21
  23. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” season 4 – online – 02/22
  24. “Elementary” season 5 (2016) – online – 02/23
  25. “Annihilation” (2018) – theater – 02/24
  26. “Game Night” (2018) – theater – 02/25
  27. “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract” (2017) – DVD – 02/26
  28. “Attack the Block” (2011) – DVD – 02/27
  29. “Dunkirk” (2017) – DVD – 03/07
  30. Gringo (2018) – theater – 03/08
  31. “Casual” season 1 (2017) – online – 03/11
  32. “Broad City” season 1 (2017) – online – 03/13
  33. “The Handmaid’s Tale” season 1 (2017) – online – 03/14
  34. “Life” (2017) – DVD – 03/14
  35. “Tomb Raider” (2018) – theater – 03/18
  36. “Ghosted” season 1 (2017) – online – 03/20
  37. “Loving Vincent” (2017) – DVD – 03/21
  38. “Batman: Gotham by Gaslight” (2017) – DVD – 03/28
  39. “This Old House” season 28 (2008) – online – 03/28
  40. “Ready Player One” (2018) – theater – 03/29
  41. “Pacific Rim: Uprising” (2018) – theater – 04/02
  42. “Jessica Jones” season 2 (2018) – online – 04/03
  43. “The Titan” (2018) – online – 04/04
  44. “A Quiet Place” (2018) – theater – 04/05
  45. “Blockers” (2018) – theater – 04/08
  46. “American Gods” season 2 (2017) – online – 04/13
  47. “Isle of Dogs” (2018) – theater – 04/17
  48. “Justice League” (2017) – DVD – 04/18
  49. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” season 2 – online – 04/22
  50. “You Were Never Really Here” (2018) – theater – 4/25
  51. “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) – theater – 04/28
  52. “Father Brown season 3 (2015) – online – 05/02
  53. “Outlander” season 3 (2017) – DVD – 05/09
  54. “Lost in Space” season 1 (2018) – online – 05/13
  55. “The Foreigner” (2017) – DVD – 05/16
  56. “Safe” (2018) – online – 05/17
  57. “Pitch Perfect 3” (2017) – DVD – 05/23
  58. “Santa Clarita Diet” season 2 (2018) – online – 05/23
  59. “Batman: Ninja” (2018) – DVD – 05/23
  60. “Rampage” (2018) – theater – 05/24
  61. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018) – theater – 05/26
  62. “Master of None” season 2 (2017) – online – 05/26
  63. Overboard (2018) – theater – 05/27
  64. “Life of the Party” (2018) – theater – 05/28
  65. “Adrift” (2018) – theater – 06/04
  66. “Hereditary” (2018) – theater – 06/10
  67. “The Commuter” (2017) – DVD – 06/10
  68. “Ocean’s 8” (2018) – theater – 06/11
  69. “Tag” (2018) – theater – 06/16
  70. “The Incredibles 2” (2018) – theater – 06/17
  71. “Hotel Artemis” (2018) – theater – 06/18
  72. “Snatched” (2017) – online – 06/18
  73. “Game of Thrones season 7 (201x) – 06/22
  74. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018) – theater – 06/26
  75. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (2018) – DVD – 06/26
  76. “Person of Interest” season 5 – online – 06/27
  77. “Dinner for Schmucks” (2010) – online – 07/04
  78. “Ant-Man and The Wasp” (2018) – theater – 07/11
  79. “I Kill Giants” (2017) – DVD – 07/14
  80. “Westworld” season 2 (2018) – online – 07/16
  81. “The Orville” season 1 (2017) – online – 07/22
  82. “Skyscraper” (2018) – theater – 7/23
  83. “Downsizing” (2017) – DVD – 7/30
  84. “The Florida Project” (2017) – DVD – 7/31
  85. “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies” (2018) – theater – 08/06
  86. “C.B. Strike” series 1 (2017) – online – 08/03
  87. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (2018) – theater – 08/13
  88. “All the Money in the World” (2017) – DVD – 08/15
  89. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” season 5 (201x)
  90. “The Snowman (2017) – online – 08/20
  91. “Beirut” (2018) – DVD – 09/2
  92. “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” season 1 (2018) – online – 9/3
  93. “Castle Rock” season 1 (2018) – 9/8
  94. “Disenchantment” season 1 (2018) – 9/12
  95. “Supernatural” season 13 (2017) – 9/15
  96. “The Predator” (2018) – theater – 09/17
  97. “A Simple Favor” (2018) – theater – 09/26
  98. “The Good Place” season 2 – online
  99. “The House with the Clock in its Walls” – (2018) – theater – 10/1
  100. “The Cloverfield Paradox” (2018) – online – 10/08
  101. “Upgrade” (2018) – DVD – 10/14
  102. “Venom” (2018) – theater – 10/21
  103. “My Dinner with Herve” (2018) – online – 10/21
  104. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (2018) – theater – 11/18
  105. “Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay” (2018) – online – 11/18
  106. “Widows” (2018) – theater – 11/19
  107. “Next Gen” (2018) – online – 11/20
  108. “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” season 1 (2018) – online – 11/25
  109. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” – theater – 11/29
  110. “Hearts Beat Loud” (2018) – online – 12/9
  111. “Koi… Mil Gaya” (2003) – online – 12/15
  112. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018) – theater – 12/17
  113. “Bird Box” (2018) – 12/26
  114. “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” (2018) – 12/28
  115. “CHiPs (2017) – 12/30
  116. “Bumblebee” (2018) – 12/30
  117. “The Christmas Chronicles” (2018) – 12/30

* Movies on TV count if unedited

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PAST YEARS’ STATS
In 2003: 28 films (est.); 2004: 73 films; 2005: 62 films; 2006: 72 films; 2007: 65 films; 2008: 66 films; 2009: 113 films; 2010: 99 films; 2011: 102 films; 2012: 76 films; 2013: 123 films; 2014: 111 films; 2015: 119 films; 2016: 131 films; 2017: 143 films.

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10 weeks at the gym

My exercise for the past couple years has been playing three to four games of racquetball three times a week; playing a couple hours of Ultimate two to three times a week; and an occasional 15- or 20-mile bike ride (when the weather cooperates).

But this week, I just started going to a gym on Saturday. I’m planning to go three times a week for 10 weeks. The first day was just orientation, but I have so little upper body strength and do so little with weights that I did get a sore from orientation. Here’s the workout from my second day, which was today:

Do as many reps as possible in 15 min.:
• 40 air squats
• 30 sit-ups
• 20 push-ups
• 10 pull-ups

… and here’s what I managed:
• 109 air squats
• 60 sit-ups
• 40 push-ups (from knees)
• 20 pull-ups (assisted)

That was enough to make me lightheaded and I imagine I’ll be quite a bit more sore tomorrow than I already am.

 

Guido’s Movies 2013

The following is a list of the movies that Guido (and usually Julie) watched, for the first time, in 2013.

#. TITLE (YEAR RELEASED) – FORMAT – DATE COMPLETED

  1. “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil” (2010) – Online – 01/01
  2. “Dreamscape” (1984) – Online – 01/02
  3. “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” (2011) – Online – 01/03
  4. “The Next Three Days” (2010) – Online – 01/04
  5. “Planet Hulk” (2010) – Online – 01/04
  6. “The Lincoln Lawyer” (2011) – Online – 01/05
  7. “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon” (2012) – Online – 01/05
  8. “Take Shelter” (2011) – Online – 01/06
  9. “The Help” (2011) – TV – 01/06
  10. “Superman vs The Elite” (2012) – Online – 01/06
  11. “Justice League: Doom” (2012) – Online – 01/09
  12. “Skyline” (2010) – Online – 01/09
  13. “Lillyhammer” (2012) Season 1 – Online – 01/13
  14. “The Grey” (2011) – Online – 01/15
  15. “Casa De Mi Padre” (2012) – Online – 01/16
  16. “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2007) Season 3 – Online – 01/17
  17. “Hulk vs” (2009) – Online – 01/17
  18. “Jarhead” (2005) – Online – 01/19
  19. “Dredd” (2012) – DVD – 01/20
  20. “Premium Rush” (2012) – DVD – 01/20
  21. “The Watch” (2012) – DVD – 01/20
  22. “Total Recall” (2012) – DVD – 01/21
  23. “Avatar: The Legend of Korra” (2012) Season 1 – Online – 01/22
  24. “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012) – Theater – 01/26
  25. “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” (2012) – DVD – 01/26
  26. “Argo” (2012) – DVD – 01/26
  27. “The Five-Year Engagement” (2012) – DVD – 01/27
  28. “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (2008) – Season 1 – DVD – 01/27
  29. “Downton Abbey” (2010) – Season 1 – Online – 01/29
  30. “Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic” (2010) – Online – 01/29
  31. “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” (2013) – Theater – 02/01
  32. “Lawless” (2012) – DVD – 02/02
  33. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (2012) – DVD – 02/02
  34. “The Bourne Legacy” (2012) – DVD – 02/03
  35. “Thor: Tales of Asgard” (2011) – Online – 02/04
  36. “Warm Bodies” (2013) – Theater – 02/06
  37. “Downton Abbey” (2011) – Season 2 – Online – 02/07
  38. “Hit and Run” (2012) – DVD – 02/11
  39. “Flight” (2012) – Blu-Ray – 02/12
  40. “The Impossible” (2012) – Theater – 02/15
  41. “Pitch Perfect” (2012) – DVD – 02/18
  42. “Bernie” (2011) – Online – 02/22
  43. “Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1974” (2009) – Online – 02/28
  44. “Jack The Giant Slayer” (2013) – Theater – 03/02
  45. “Taken 2” (2012) – Blu-ray – 03/02
  46. “The Whistleblower” (2010) – Online – 03/03
  47. “Origin: Spirits of the Past” (2006) – Online – 03/05
  48. “The Saphires” (2012) – DVD – 03/09
  49. “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon” (2011) – Online – 03/17
  50. “Nacho Libre” (2006) – Online – 03/18
  51. “Black Snake Moan” (2006) – Online – 03/21
  52. “Marwencol” (2010) – Online – 03/23
  53. “The Last Enemy” (2008) – Online – 03/26
  54. “Rise of the Guardians” (2012) – DVD – 03/xx
  55. “Oblivion” (2013) – Theater – 04/27
  56. “Pain & Gain” (2013) – Theater – 04/27
  57. “ParaNorman” (2012) – Online – 04/27
  58. “This is 40” (2012) – DVD – 04/28
  59. “Iron Man 3” (2013) – Theater – 05/05
  60. “The Conversation” (1974) – Online – 05/06
  61. “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013) – Theater – 05/17
  62. “John Dies at the End” (2012) – DVD – 05/18
  63. “The Awakening” (2011) – Online – 05/19
  64. “Lbs” (2004) – Online – 05/30
  65. “War of the Arrows” (2011) – Online – 06/04
  66. “Top of the Lake” (2013) – Online – 06/08
  67. “Continuum” Season 1 (2012) – Online – 06/14
  68. “This Is The End” (2013) – Theater – 06/15
  69. “Man of Steel” (2013) – Theater – 06/22
  70. “Monsters University” (2013) – Theater – 06/22
  71. “Side Effects” (2013) – DVD – 06/23
  72. “The Heat” (2013) – Theater – 06/29
  73. “R.I.P.D.” (2013) – Theater – 07/20
  74. “Pacific Rim” (2013) – Theater – 07/20
  75. “The Wolverine” (2013) – Theater – 07/28
  76. “Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame” (2010) – Online – 08/01
  77. “Arrested Development” season 4 (2013) – Online – 08/03
  78. “The Sorcerer and the White Snake” (2011) – Online – 08/03
  79. “Elysium” (2013) – Theater – 08/09
  80. “Orange is the New Black” Season 1 (2013) – Online – 08/10
  81. “Freakonomics” (2010) – Online – 08/10
  82. “Identity Thief” (2013) – DVD – 08/11
  83. “Admission” (2013) – DVD – 08/11
  84. “The World’s End” (2013) – Theater – 08/23
  85. “Solomon Kane” (2009) – Online – 09/02
  86. “Arbitrage” (2012) – Online – 09/08
  87. “Hot Coffee” (2011) – Online – 09/10
  88. “Stoker” (2013) – Online – 09/21
  89. “The Adjustment Bureau” (2011) – Online – 09/29
  90. “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” (2012) – Online – 10/07
  91. “Captain Phillips” (2013) – Theater – 10/11
  92. “Gravity” (2013) – Theater – 10/12
  93. “World War Z” (2013) – online- 10/13
  94. “Religulous” (2008) – online – 10/17
  95. “The Dictator” (2012) – online – 11/03
  96. “Fringe” Season 5 (2013) – online – 11/04
  97. “Thor: The Dark World” (2013) – Theater – 11/09
  98. “The Legend is Born: Ip Man” (2010) – online – 11/15
  99. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013) – Theater – 11/22
  100. “The Bling Ring” (2013) – DVD – 11/23
  101. “Burke and Hare” (2010) – online – 11/25
  102. “Continuum” season 2 (2013) – online – 11/26
  103. “Call The Midwife” series 1 (2012) – online – 11/27
  104. “Robot & Frank” (2012) – online – 11/29
  105. “Beware The Batman” season 1 (2013) – Online – 12/02
  106. “Wu Dang” (2012) – online – 12/02
  107. “Supernatural” season 1 (2005) – online – 12/09
  108. “Phillomena” (2013) – theater – 12/09
  109. “Woochi” (2009) – online – 12/11
  110. “Supernatural” season 2 (2006) – online – 12/13
  111. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2013) – theater- 12/13
  112. “Red 2” (2013) – DVD – 12/15
  113. “Supernatural” season 3 (2007) – online – 12/15
  114. “Tai Chi Zero” (2012) – online – 12/15
  115. “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” (2013) – DVD – 12/16
  116. “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” (2013) – DVD – 12/16
  117. “Arthur Newman” (2013) – DVD – 12/20
  118. “Supernatural” season 4 (2008) – online – 12/20
  119. “As Cool As I Am” (2013) – DVD – 12/21
  120. “Supernatural” season 5 (2009) – online – 12/25
  121. “Behind the Candelabra” (2013) – DVD – 12/26
  122. “Frozen” (2013) – theater – 12/28
  123. “47 Ronin” (2013) – theater – 12/29
  124. “We’re The Millers” (2013) – DVD – 12/29
  125. “Saving Mr. Banks” (2013) – theater – 12/30
  126. “The Way Way Back” (2013) – DVD – 12/30
  127. “Supernatural” season 6 (2010) – online – 12/31

 

* Movies on TV count if unedited

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PAST YEARS’ STATS

In 2003: 28 films (est.); 2004: 73 films; 2005: 62 films; 2006: 72 films; 2007: 65 films; 2008: 66 films; 2009: 113 films; 2010: 99 films; 2011: 102 films; 2012: 76 films.

2012-movies-chart

Ethnic Christmases

Since 1999, my family has been making food from a different country or region for our Christmas dinner instead of having similar meals for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, we put our heads together to make a list of what we had each year, and this is what we came up with. It’s pretty close but we might be off a little. Some dishes we tried are included when we could remember some.

• 1999 — Cajun/Creole
Jambalaya
Gumbo
Bread pudding

2000 — Indian
Curry

2001 — Chinese
Egg rolls
Fried rice
Shrimp in lobster sauce

2002 — Mexican
Tamales
Sopapillas
Enchiladas
Flan

2003 — English/Irish
Standing Rib Roast
Yorkshire pudding
Trifle

2004 — Greek
Lamb
Baklava

2005 — German
Sauerbraten
Potato pancakes

2006 — Russian
Borst

2007 — French

2008 — Japanese
Tempora
Miso soup

2009 — Spanish
Pialla

2010 — Caribbean
Avocado soup (cold)

2011 — Swedish
Crepes/lingonberries
Herring various ways

2012 — Hungarian
Bean soup, creamy
Goulash
Baked Walleye with sauce
Cabbage/sausage/egg noodle
Kiffles
Bread

Vacation: Turkey

Julie and I went to Istanbul, Turkey, for about 11 days, from the evening of June 19 to early in the morning July 2. We stayed with our friend Sean in the Şişli neighborhood.

We toured some historic sights like the Aya Sofia, Chora Church, Topkapi Palace, and the Basilica Cistern. We rented a boat and went up the Bosphorus one afternoon, swimming and hanging out. We walked through the Grand Bazaar and shopped in the Spice Bazaar a little bit. We took a ferry to the Asian side of the city and had dinner and drinks there. We played board games and danced at a gay bar and watched a couple of the Euro2012 soccer games.

I played Ultimate twice; one pickup game, one team practice (Turk Kasi).

… lots of stuff.

 

Swedish Christmas

Continuing my family’s 12-year tradition of having a different ethnic or regional or country’s cuisine for Christmas, this year we tried making a variety of Swedish food.
Let’s see if I can recall most of what we tried:

  • Crepes with whipped cream and lingonberries
  • Waffles with whipped cream and lingonberries
  • Beet salad
  • Herring salad
  • Perch baked with eggs
  • Salmon pudding
  • Fried herring
  • Saffron bread
  • Herring in a paprika sauce
  • Boiled potatoes in cream sauce
  • Rice pudding
  • Chocolate candy
  • Toffee flavored candy straws
  • Glogg
  • Ginger cookies

In addition, we listened to a good bit of Swedish music thanks to Spotify. Plus, Julie and I just saw “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” last week. And we noticed the baddie in “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” which we watch Monday, was Swedish.

Giving a ride

Recently, I was in Lincoln and was getting gas on Fifth Street near the old Postville Courthouse pretty late at night when a guy approached asking directions to an apartment complex. I didn’t recognize the name of it, but he said it was near Lincoln College.

I didn’t know enough of the street names to give him directions, but I told him it was pretty far across town. But he’d already walked a long way in the wrong direction after getting to town on the train.

I got to mom and dad’s, dropped off our stuff and Julie and decided to see if I could get the guy close to where he was trying to get to.

I caught up with him near College and drove him to Lincoln College. Turns out that the place he was going was way down by Hardees, though. He pointed the way and I did get him there.

I’m not sure how long he’d have been meandering around town at night on foot. I know I would have been pretty frustrated.

Memorial Day weekend

Julie’s school is out for summer as of last week, so we decided to go to Madison, Wis., for my days off to watch some of the UPA College Nationals there. We had two really good meals at Great Dane Pub and at an Afghan restaurant called Kabul. We listened to the unabridged, book-on-CD version of “Horns” by Joe Hill on the drive up and back, though we still have two discs to listen to. We were only gone two days, but we were so busy that it seemed longer.

Carleton score

Cut (Carleton College) scores against Florida in the UPA College Nationals championship game, Monday, May 31, 2010. Florida went on to win the game.

FLORIDA

I haven’t posted about my trip to the Orlando area yet. I had a family reunion down there. We had a couple rental houses in the Kissimmee St. Cloud area.

Besides catching up with family, we got to do some swimming in the pools, jet skiing, water skiing, video game playing, and my cousin and I played in a pickup ultimate game. A group of us went to the Orlando art museum. Mom and I went to “Star Wars: In Concert” at the Amway Center, where the Orlando Magic play.

"Star Wars: In Concert" Saturday, May 15, at the Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.

Extended Weekend

We’ve been enjoying our extended weekend.

On Friday night Jantina and I joined Rob and Sarah and several friends for a cookout at their place. There was a good turnout, about 15 or so folks. We each brought a dish, and relaxed in the back yard enjoying the weather as we ate. We had a great time meeting new friends and visiting. We are looking forward to the next get-together!

Our air-conditioning at home has been out for a week now. We’ve been spending more time in our basement as the repair men keep guessing what the problem could be. The current theory is that the internal coil needs to be replaced. So, I moved the PS3 and TV from my office downstairs so now we’re able to stream Hulu, Netflix, and watch DVDs that way (and it gives me an excuse to play my oft-neglected PS3 games).

Sunday after church we had  lunch at mom & dad’s with the family, then Jantina and I went to Bloomington for a date. We first stopped by World Gourmet to pick up a few things, and while we were there I picked up a dark chocolate bar with almonds and sea salt and Jantina bought an orange passion fruit drink. She didn’t care much for her drink, but the chocolate was awesome! I was surprised when I realized that I had finished the whole thing while watching the movie… we went to the Palace to see Prince of Persia. So many scenes were lifted straight from the video games, and it totally worked! It was fun, I’d recommend seeing it. After the movie we tried a new place for dinner, Baxter’s American Grille. The service was “meh”, but the food was pretty good, we’ll try it again for sure.

Now we are looking forward to having Monday off. I probably stay up late tonight playing games and tomorrow we are heading over to mom & dad’s for a cookout with the family!