Friday, October 3, 2014

A Geek Moment

So if you know me well, you know I'm a geek. I'm one of those strange geeks that doesn't have a problem loving both Star Wars and Star Trek. You always hear you have to choose between the two, but I'm here to say that's not true. I am huge fan of both for many reasons and through the blog, you will see a geek moment posted which will give some insight into my enjoyment of each, but for now, I must focus on Star Wars.

With Episode 7 fast approaching, its an exciting time for anyone who is a fan of the Saga. For most of us, 2015 cannot come fast enough, but its still a ways away. So in the mean time, I have been biding my time till then with re-watching the Saga, yes all 6 movies (I do like the prequels too), re-watching The Clone Wars TV show, loading my iPhone up with all the John William's scores I can get my hands on, as well as listening to great Star Wars Podcasts like Coffee With Kenobi, Rebel Force Radio, and the Cantina Cast. All provide different insights and are well done.

What I wanted to get off my chest today was a realization that I came to the other day while listening to episode 36 of the Cantina Cast. Hosts Mike and Joao were discussing quotes from the movies and this episode it was a quote from The Empire Strikes Back. Lets set the scene, Luke Skywalker has just taken off in his X-Wing fighter from Dagobah on his way to Cloud City to rescue Han Solo and Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader  and the Empire. In his dust he leaves the Force ghost of Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi and Yoda. As they watch his fighter soar into the sky and disappear, Ben Kenobi says "That boy is our last hope." To which Yoda responds "No. There is another."

Its Yoda's response that got me thinking. "No. There is another."

Storage Finds!

So I know it's been a while since I have posted anything. There has been spot going on in my life lately that has kept me away from fandom and blogging for a little while longer than I wanted. I'm trying to catch up here at my daughter'a piano lesson.

First off thanks to all you who have sent messages and comments of support for my family. For those who aren't aware and one of the reasons I've been away, my 90 year old grandmother is in her last days with us. And since this was an overnight change in her health, I had to make an emergency trip to Alabama to see her, which heartbreakingly will most likely be the last time. I'm blessed with a great job who worked with me to get me up there to say my good byes and is continuing to work with me  to get my princess to school while my parents are still up there with my grandmother. I'm blessed and grateful for my cousin who is giving of herself day in and day out to take care of Mammaw in these last days and make her comfortable. 

In the mist of this madness we also had to move a bunch of stuff from a storage facility to another for my parents. Thanks to the friends who helped us get this done, couldn't have done it without you Sean and Ryan! What's great about this, is I got a bunch of boxes that I haven't seen in 10 to 15 years!  So much great geek stuff I don't know where to begin to share.

Star Wars Weekends 2014 Updates....

WOW!!!

So much news has been released about the upcoming Star Wars Weekends and we are just weeks away from it all being reality!!!!

Of course we have had the blockbuster news of Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, making his first appearance at Star Wars Weekends. We have had the announcement of the 5th week be added and the legendary James Arnold Taylor returning to reprise his role as host.  Disney has since announced several items of interest through out the last couple of weeks.

First it was announced of several dining options offered this year for the first time. These are Star Wars character based meals. For a Disney price, you can wine and dine while having photo ops with Star Wars characters who will be hanging around the dining hall. Also for the first time ever, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, instead of the old sci-fi movies, they will be playing clips from the Star Wars movies. If you are going and want to participate in any of these dining events, make your reservations now! Spots will fill up quickly if they haven't already! You can make your reservations through the Disney website.

A Day Long Remembered...

So I haven't been writing like I have in the past. As you know from my most recent blog, we have a recent edition to the family and life has been hectic. Matter of fact I'm writing this from home right now as Lil Bit has kept me out of work all week battling bronchial pneumonia. She is doing a lot better now but won't be returning to her normal routines til Monday.

Yet, that's not why I'm writing today. Today marks the anniversary of the premiere of Star Wars The Clone Wars TV show on Cartoon Network. It launched a whole new group of people into a Star Wars fandom which leads to today: October 3rd, 2014. Tonight at 9:00 PM EST, A new chapter begins. The long anticipate premiere of Star Wars Rebels hits our TVs tonight on Disney XD!