Hello Again

Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve done any real posting on here. Been pretty busy with work and school; although, the cool thing is that I’m in my last semester now, and I’m only taking 1 class. I’ll be done in early December.

It’s cool to be so close to graduation. I never thought I’d go back to school, but it really hasn’t been that bad. I’ve learned some cool stuff. It was in March of last year that I really started thinking about going back. I posted about it at the time, but it was still sort of just a “what if” then. In some ways, I’m still kind of surprised that I actually did it.

But anyway, things have been going well. The kids are getting older, my hair’s getting grayer (and yes, those things are directly linked), and Star Wars is kicking off a long TV series this Friday! Things just keep rolling along…

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.

— JRR Tolkien

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Howdy, Stranger…

Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted.  I’ve had a severe case of “blogger’s block” lately, and I still haven’t kicked it. I’ve been wanting to post some killer stuff, but have no idea what to write about. I mean, my life has been pretty normal lately (which makes it abnormal for me), and thus, relatively uninteresting. I’ve gone to work, gone to school, gone home to the wife and kids, played video games, read comics, and slept. That’s about it.

But I hope to make some other posts very soon. Maybe I’ll get some massive dose of inspiration and compose some heartfelt diatribe on some drastically important topic. Of course, that would require learning about something drastically important. And let’s face it, it’s doubtful I’ll put that much effort into anything.

Oh, I do have some really good news though…

I just saved a ton of money by switching to Geico. No, really… I’m serious. You should check them out.

The Final Trilogy – Episodes 7, 8, 9?

Year ago, I took my first excursion into the Star Wars Expanded Universe with Timothy Zahn’s novels, commonly referred to as the Thrawn Trilogy. They take place about 5 years after Return of the Jedi and deal with the New Republic’s battle against the remnant of the Empire. The series was very good and is highly praised by most Star Wars fans. It also introduced some of the most popular Expanded Universe characters, including Mara Jade.

Apparently, there’s a movement going on to turn these books into movie form. The intention is to rally together enough fan support to make 3 feature length films (all digitally animated — like Shrek or Toy Story) for everyone to enjoy. It’s a non-profit project; it’s simply being done for the love of the series.

If you’re interested in checking it out (including a trailer) or trying to help in some way, go to www.CreateStarWars.org.

May the Force be with you…
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Striking Out

Ok, how many times have you read about somebody striking a match on their thumbnail?  Or maybe their teeth, or pavement, etc?  Have you ever seen anybody actually do it?  I’ve tried it before, on my thumbnail and on my teeth.  I get nothing.

If you’ve ever had luck with this, let me know.  Because right now, my faith in westerns and hard-boiled detective novels is starting fail me.  I mean, if this isn’t true, who knows what else might be exaggerated too?!

Sci-Fi Caskets?

ShowMeSciFi has posted an article about Star Trek caskets. That’s right, just like the one Spock got launched into space with in Star Trek II.

But the funny thing is that this reminds me of a conversation I had with my brother, Josh, last week. We were talking about different kinds of coffins, and he said he had thought about a Star Wars coffin, specifically, one that would have him frozen in carbonite, like Han Solo.

I mean, if that’s not dignified, what is?
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