Saturday, April 27, 2019

X off a list.

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Theme: Why I watch movies (as if I need a reason)...

X off a list.

Sometimes I watch a movie to cross it off a list. Not in a negative way, like X-ing out a chore, but in a positive way, like an accomplishment, or to keep track of what I've already watched on the list.

I've been a list-maker since childhood. Lists, charts, and tables. When it comes to movies, I have multiple lists. For example:
  • Movies for my next Binge Time
  • Films to research for future A to Z themes 
    • (Numerous lists within that list!)
  • Wanna Watch
    • Recommended by friends/family/readers
  • Might be good 

Some I gathered from other sources:

Many titles from the above lists go on one or more of these:
  • Movies to borrow from the library
  • Found on Hulu
  • Found on Netflix
  • Found on Amazon Prime

And for those I haven't found:
  • Keep an eye open for these movies

So, yeah, sometimes I watch movies to X it off a list!

Are you a list-maker, too?


  1. You certainly are a list maker, you are so organised! The only list I ever make is a shopping list and more often than not I leave it behind!

    My A-Z of Children's Stories

  2. I probably should be a listmaker, but I'm not. I'm at the age where people start getting forgeetful, although forgetting things has always been a problem (or maybe an endearing quality, I'm not sure).

  3. @Keith ... Making a list is the fun part of organizing, for me. But when it comes to carry-through with tasks on a list, well, that's a downfall.

  4. @John ... Oh, I do hope forgetfulness can be an endearing quality. I am forgetful even with lists. I forget to look at some of my lists, and sometimes I stumble across a list I forgot I started!

  5. Definitely a list maker and especially during the A to Z I find so many books, movies, quotes, bloggers, etc., to add to my numerous lists! Great use of the letter x.

    Janet’s Smiles

  6. Some great lists. Now I have to check them out to see how many I've already seen and which ones are a must to see in the future.
    Soon we will be x-ing off another AtoZChallenge!

  7. I make lists, too :-) It's a great feeling of accomplishment once you've ticked off something -- especially if it's a movie you won't normally watch.

    Ronel visiting with the A-Z Challenge music and writing: Covers of My Favourites

  8. @Janet ... Thanks! The letter X seemed trickier this year, for me. I was happy when the idea finally came for this post.

  9. @Gail ... I hadn't thought about that... we'll soon be X-ing off another challenge. This has been my fifth.

  10. @Ronel ... Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'll be over to visit your blog soon!

  11. Trudy,

    I am a list maker but not a movie list keeper, other than if the film is streaming then I add it to my watch list. It's not a physical list but a list nonetheless. However, I used to keep such a list. All I can say is you must be a super organized purrson with all these lists. :)

    A2Z Little Mermaid art sketch 'Xylophone player'

  12. @Cathy ... Making lists gives me an illusion of being organized and on top of things. I wish my productivity matched. LOL

  13. On occasion I might jot down a film that I want to remember to watch someday, but for the most part I don't make lists like I used to. I always have my Netflix queue and Amazon Wish Lists so I guess these are the lists I keep now. I guess I do keep lists.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  14. @Arlee ... I happened to be updating my Amazon Wish List when I received notification of your comment! Perfect timing for you to mention it as one of your lists.