Friday, June 10, 2016


(NOTE: I've added an update at the bottom of this post)

Well, my consecutive days have come to an end!

Yesterday evening (June 9, 2016), I found myself dealing with a physical ailment that, while not life threatening, was serious enough to keep me bed-ridden the entire time,  It's something I'll be dealing with over the next few days, but I should have a full recovery very soon (it must be something with birthdays.  The illness that caused the hiccup in my streak back in 2011 occurred on my birthday, and yesterday was my youngest son's birthday!).

The result of this illness is that, unfortunately, it prevented me from writing and posting a review yesterday, the first day I've missed since October 23, 2011 (a quick calculation: I made it 4 years, 7 months and 16 days, or 1,690 days in a row, without missing a review).

It's going to take me a few days to recover, but once I'm able to post again, I don't intend to stop until I reach the 2,500 mark.

In the meantime, I will continue to post on Twitter as I have (I have some 22,000 tweets that I've amassed over the years, so putting them together is a matter of simply "cutting and pasting", as opposed to having to type them out), though the frequency of the tweets will likely drop (no more new post every 10 minutes.  I'll try for one tweet every 15 minutes and see how that goes)

I thank all of you who have been following me over the years, and know that I have every intention of completing the challenge.

Thanks, and you'll be hearing from me again soon!

Dave B.


My recent health concerns, while not 100% better, are moving in the right direction.  I thank all of you who sent me well wishes; it means the world to me.

That said, I've decided to give myself a little extra time to rest and fully recover and to enjoy some relaxation time with my family. 

But I want to assure everyone that I will be back with a vengeance on June 26th, posting daily reviews again until I reach my goal of 2,500 movies. 

Thanks again for your patience and support. 
Dave B


Joshua said...

Big love, Dave. Hope you're recuperation is going well. Don't give a second thought to anything besides you health. We need you, buddy!

Unknown said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this. I had no idea you were sick, Doc. I hope you get well soon and in the meantime, I'm sendin you all the positive vibes I can muster in the hopes to make.your recovery a fast one. Enjoy the rest though, you've earned it!

Dr. Watson said...

Get well, Doc. Much love from the Pacific Northwest. Rest up, buddy. :)

Joel G, Robertson said...

Wishing you the best, my friend! Your health is definitely the most important thing and I'm sure you'll be back on your quest in no time. This is merely a bump in the road. You've already achieved so much. And your dedication to your goal has inspired me and, I'm sure, many, many others.

Unknown said...

not a problem here; health first. I will tweet qd or bid old items. we got your back hon.

Crash Palace said...

Dave, you are one committed soul! Congratulations on your review achievement, though I'm sorry an illness had to bring it to an end. Listen to your body, take it easy, and when you're back, we'll be here.

Here's to a quick recovery!


SJHoneywell said...

Looking forward to your return.

Incidentally, it's a little humbling to realize that even with your breaks you'll get to 2,500 movies long before I will.

Unknown said...

Can't wait til you're back! I've always been amazed with your dedication to this. I tried watching 366 movies this year and I'm 30+ behind, so I get how insanely hard it is, and I wasn't writing in depth reviews for all of them! Get well!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well Doc. Take it easy and get some rest...we'll behere when you get back. 😊