2015 By the Numbers

January 11, 2016


Sometimes, a raw breakdown of the year without much commentary can be informative. Here are a few important numbers from my life in 2015:

8 sermons preached: 1 John 1:1-4, 1 John 2: 18-27, 1 John 4:1-6, 1 John 5:13-21, John 19:30 (https://soundcloud.com/abideyoungadults/good-friday), Matthew 4:18-20 (https://soundcloud.com/abideyoungadults/follow-the-fisherman), 1 Timothy 2:1-7 (https://soundcloud.com/derekdixon/a-life-of-fishing), and Colossians 1:1-14 (https://soundcloud.com/derekdixon/to-the-family-by-grace)


6 states visited: Washington (home), Arizona (presentation at the Waste Management Conference), Miami (presentation at the Glass and Optical Materials Division Meeting), Ohio (presentation at the Material Science and Technology Conference), Oregon (visiting the Shradars and Christmas with the extended family), and Texas (Thanksgiving with brother, sister-in-law, and parents)


6 new countries visited on my family’s cruise: Puerto Rico, St. Maartens, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, and Barbados


4 Shake Shack meals: Mmmmmmmmmmm


5 Mariner games: Mariners lose to Rangers 3-1, Mariners beat Rangers 3-1 (King’s Court!), Mariners lose to Rays 3-1, Mariners beat Blue Jays 6-5 (a walk-off, 10-inning victory), and Mariners lose to White Sox 6-3


8 new albums released in 2015: (‘Pale Horses’ by mewithoutYou, ‘You Were Never Alone’ by Emery, ‘Vitals’ by MuteMath, ‘The Wonderlands’ by Jon Foreman, ‘The Dream Alive EP’ by Vocal Few, ‘We Wish You Emery Christmas’ by Emery, ‘Move in Place’ by Come Wind, ‘Cheney’ by Resonate Church)


87 total movies watched over the course of the year: (51 first time watches, denoted with an asterisk and 36 re-watches)

Godzilla, Twelve Monkeys, Inherent Vice*, Selma*, A Most Violent Year*, Jupiter Ascending*, Close Encounters of a Third Kind*, Aliens, Alien 3*, Alien: Resurrection*, Winged Migration*, Rushmore*, Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick, Riddick*, Clue*, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift*, The Fast and the Furious 6*, Moneyball, Marvel’s The Avengers, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Ex Machina*, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron*, The Road Warrior, Mad Max: Fury Road*, Jack Reacher*, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mad Max: Fury Road, Fast Five*, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Theory of Everything*, Licence to Kill, Avatar, The Dark Knight Rises, Jaws, Love & Mercy*, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl*, John Wick, Poseidon*, Ant-Man*, The Host*, Mr. Holmes*, Looper, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation*, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief*, Young Frankenstein*, The Book of Life*, Shaun of the Dead, Mad Max: Fury Road, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, Casino Royale, Bring it On*, Mad Max: Fury Road, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter*, Quantum of Solace, Slow West*, Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, Wet Hot American Summer, The Blues Brothers*, Wild Canaries*, Horrible Bosses 2*, Neighbors*, Faults*, The Duke of Burgundy*, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Martian*, Mission: Impossible, Crimson Peak*, Steve Jobs*, Skyfall, Spectre*, Sicario*, Spectre, Spotlight*, Kingsman: The Secret Service*, What We Do in the Shadows*, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens*, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (extended edition), The Big Short*, Mississippi Grind*, The Final Girls*, Tokyo Tribe*, The Hudsucker Proxy


51 Full Shows Watched, 3 Daily Talk Shows, 3 HBO Documentaries/ Specials, and 21 Partial or Dropped Shows:

Full Shows (Marvel’s Agent Carter, Cougar Town, Archer, Togetherness, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bob’s Burgers, Castle, Parks and Recreation, The Flash, Arrow, Justified, The Americans, Broad City, Man Seeking Woman, Fortitude, Helix, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Last Man on Earth, Broadchurch, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Community, iZombie, Silicon Valley, Orphan Black, Marvel’s Daredevil, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, True Detective, Deutschland 83, Hannibal, Killjoys, Mr. Robot, Rectify, Key and Peele, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Married, Show Me a Hero, Review, Rick and Morty, You’re the Worst, The League, Wet Hot American Summer: Fist Day of Camp, Doctor Who, Catastrophe, The Grinder, Manhattan, Into the Badlands, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Supergirl, The Expanse, Master of None)

Daily (Pardon the Interruption, Olberman, The Starters)

Specials (Ferrell Takes the Field, 7 Days in Hell, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief)

Dropped (Project Greenlight, The Bastard Executioner, The Strain, Humans, Dark Matter, Graceland, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell, The Comedians, Battle Creek, Dig, Citizenfour, Twelve Monkeys, Constantine, Suits, Elementary, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Gotham, Why? With Hannibal Burress, Fear the Walking Dead, Grandfathered)


8 Books Finished, The Bible, and 1 Partially Read:

The Bible (1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Matthew/Mark/Luke/John {parables of Jesus}, Colossians, Revelation, Ezekiel 1-37) by Various Authors

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (2 of 11 stories) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The First Time we saw Him by Matt Mikalatos

Gospel Wakefulness by Jared C. Wilson

A Purple Place for Dying by John D. MacDonald

Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith by Scotty Smith

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper


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