Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done #20 – October 17, 2021

February 7 to October 17 – according to Google, that’s 252 days. That’s how many days since I wrote #19 in this series. So, let’s get started catching up…here are 252 things I’ve read, watched or done lately!

Just kidding. We’re not going to attempt to catch up, just cutting our losses and moving on, and looking back at the week that was.

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Notable Numbers

So, around the same time as I embarked on my Fictional Initials project, I also started this, a post about Notable Numbers.  My goal was to find a Notable Number which had some personal bearing in my life or in my pop culture appreciation, which could also be understood by others.  I decided that my range limit to this would be from 1 to 10,000.

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Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done #4 – Mar 15, 2020

It’s Week 4 of where I just talk about all the bits and pieces of the week which haven’t (and probably won’t) make it into their own articles. And since I haven’t posted anything on this blog since the last such post, it seems like that includes everything this week.  My intention is to do this every week as a form of logging and journaling, but we’ll see how that goes.

Doug 2e

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Fictional Initials (… so far)

The title is a bit misleading.  I’m not talking here about initials that only exist in fiction.  That doesn’t really make any sense.  Instead, I’m talking about initials of fictional characters.  That does made sense even though it may seem a bit of a random topic.

Anyway, it occurred to me sometimes (as such things do) to wonder if I could come up with a fictional character for every two letter initial combination that’s possible in English.  In other words, A.A., A.B., A.C., and so on.  That’s a total of 676 combinations, and thus 676 characters.

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 9 (#20-11)

And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues.  In today’s post, we have 10 characters who for the third time are all male, although three of them are not human beings.  Another two were born on earth, but mostly work in outer space.

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 8 (#30-21)

And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues.  In today’s post, we have 10 characters who again are all male, and include in their number four really smart young people, two galactic defenders, two military commanders, three fathers (one biologically, one through adoption, and one both), and one anthropormorphic animal.

Paul Levitz

Read previous posts here:
Part 1 (102-91) and rationale for the lists
Part 2 (90-81)
Part 3 (80-71)
Part 4 (70-61)
Part 5 (60-51)
Park 6 (50-41)
Part 7 (40-31)

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49th Year Bucket List

So, point of clarification:  I’m 48 years old currently, having just celebrated my birthday yesterday.  I’m not 49, but that this year is actually my 49th year of living.  When I celebrate my 49th birthday, that means I’m completing my 49th year, not starting it.

And I know, it’s not really a “bucket list” if the deadline isn’t the end of your life…when you “kick the bucket”.  Indeed, maybe it’d be better to call this a “49th Year To-Do List”.  But that’s catchy sounding, don’t you think?

So this is a list of things I’m hoping to have achieved by the time that me being able to say “I’m 48 years old” is cold and buried in the ground.  What do I want to have achieved / completed / accomplished by then?  That’s what we’re looking at here. Continue reading 49th Year Bucket List

Weekly Geeky Question #16: Best Starfleet Uniforms

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #16, and this week’s question is really just a continuation of last week’s:

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What is my countdown of the worst-to-best Starfleet uniforms in the history of Star Trek?

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Weekly Geeky Question #13: All-Star Enterprise Crew

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #13, and this week’s questions is…

Who is on my All-Star Enterprise crew?

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