Friday, August 15, 2008
Coworker: They’ve announced a release date for Star Wars Episode 3.
Me: Really? When?
Coworker: Hmmm . . . May 25th.
Me: Oh cool! That’s the anniversary of when Star Wars Episode 4 was first released.
And an incident from even before then. Christmas Day, 1998. My children and I are playing Star Wars Trivial Pursuit. Marc has become frustrated with the game and quit when he could not answer the question, “On what planet did Luke Skywalker grow up?”
Me: (I am reading from the card) In Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, what were the call letters of the guard watching the Millenium Falcon in the holding bay on the Death Star?
Joe: What? What kind of crazy question is that?
Friend: I have no clue.
Me: Neither do I. Who the heck could possibly know the answer to this?
All others: What?
Me: How could you know that?
Joe: You didn't even know that Luke Skywalker was raised on Tatooine!
But more recently, picture me happily napping in the afternoon. My phone rings. It is Rob.
Me: (still sounding very sleepy) Hello.
Rob: Where did Han Solo come from?
Me: Star Wars.
Rob: No. I mean what planet.
Me: Oh. Well it wasn’t Tatooine but I just woke up and I can’t think.
Rob: Okay. We were just talking and I figured you would know the answer.
Me: What do you think I am? A Star Wars geek or something? (For an answer to this obviously rhetorical question, I refer you back to the initial conversation as shared above.)
Rei: (as I walk into the room, still very sleepy, and plop down at my computer) What’re you doing?
Me: I am looking up something. Rob wants to know where Han Solo comes from.
Me: Right. He’s Corellian.
Now I realize that Joe gets off easy in this post because I haven’t shared a Star Wars geek story in which he is featured. I could, I suppose, scan in a few drawings he did when he was three or four years old of all the major Star Wars players but that would just embarrass him. But take my word for it, he can keep up with any of us when it comes to his geekiness.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
This means they could go home if they would STOP NURSING!!! I took this picture yesterday of Snowdoll not even lying down and there they are attaching themselves to her. (I wish I could get a pic of all seven of them there but so far I haven't managed it!)
Not that she always stands but my goodness . . . even lying down it is ridiculous! I keep feeding them and feeding them and they still chase their mother around several times a day!
Here are Shadow and Tipsy sleeping with a dirty article of clothing. Don't let this picture fool you! They are guilty of nursing too. In fact, you can clearly see Shadow in that first pic and if Brownie hadn't lost his grip, he wouldn't have climbed across and blocked Tipsy in the second pic.