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New Year's Checklist 2021

Happy New Year! Something I've gotten used to as the New Year rolls in: make a checklist of things to do for the new year. I generally copy stuff over, but the list changes a bit every year.

In no particular order:

  • Ponder why people give so much significance to the transition between an arbitrarily-chosen pair of 24 hour periods
  • Take stock and reflect on the past year
  • Count your blessings for the past year and be grateful
  • Greet your loved ones and friends and anyone else you hold dear. Maybe even those you disagree with
  • Think about what you'd like to learn this year or how you want to improve
  • Change your passwords
  • Buy a new toothbrush
  • Set a target of how many books you'll read in 2021
  • Choose the first book to read
  • Throw away a few things you no longer need
  • Check out what movies are coming out this year and which ones you want to watch (see below)
  • Audit your financials -- where is your money going, how much do you owe, how much are you earning, where should you invest, etc
  • Pick up your keyboard and shake out all the grime that's gathered there over the past year
  • Make a list of projects you want to do in 2021
  • Choose something from the past year that you're going to stop watching or doing
  • Eat your favorite food. Or ice cream. Ice cream is great.
  • Get rid of 2020 calendars
  • Make a list for the new year!
  • Clean up the photos on your phone, tablet and computer
  • Delete all files downloaded 2018 or earlier
  • Follow up on the people who owe you money or things
  • Review your recurring luxury costs (Netflix, etc) and evaluate whether you still really need them
  • Backup any important files on your computer/laptop/phone
  • Export your Google, FB, Instagram and Twitter data
  • Actually, maybe just quit Facebook altogether
  • Wash your hands, keep your distance, avoid going out or meeting people unless absolutely necessary. We are still in a pandemic!
  • Speak truth to power.
  • Be kind.

Some stuff I'm looking forward to in 2021 (who knows if they will actually release as scheduled! This section is updated as news come out.):


Mar 18 Justice League Snyder Cut
Jul 09 Black Widow orig. May 07
Aug 06 The Suicide Squad
Sep 03 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings orig. Jul 09
Sep 24 Venom Let There Be Carnage orig. Jun 25
Sep 30 No Time To Die
Oct 01 The Batman
Nov 06 Eternals
Nov 09 Mission Impossible 7
Dec 17 Spider-Man No Way Home
Dec 22 Matrix 4
Dec 22 Black Adam
TBA Dune
2022 Ghostbusters Afterlife Ghostbuster Afterlife Moves to Nov 2021
2022 Uncharted Uncharted Movie Delayed to 2022


  • nothing! Hey, maybe I can work on that backlog!


Jan 15 Wandavision
Feb Superman and Lois
Mar 19 The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Mar 26 Invincible (Prime Video)
May Loki
Summer What If?
Dec The Book of Boba Fett
TBA Hawkeye
TBA Ms Marvel

(I think I'm most looking forward to James Gunn's The Suicide Squad)

Jan. 1, 2021, 9 p.m. / / blog / #new-years-checklist / Syndicated: mastodon twitter / 518 words

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