Tuesday, November 07, 2006
What's In Your Woods?
Other people ... normal people ... only have to worry about meth labs, escaped cons, and stray hunter bullets when they go into their woods for a peaceful walk.
Some of us have other concerns as we walk through the glades and dappled light 'neath our trees.
StarWars nerds are a definite threat this time of year. I'd like to blame their appearance on some seasonal migration from the north ... (snownerds ?) ... but I know these two are native born Floridiots.
I tease them about being total geeks (they are not by the way), but I also remember anxiously anticipating the first Star Wars movie years ago. I was hooked from the start and stayed hooked through the first three episodes.
It was after the third movie when the sequence went all kaflooey that my interest flagged. Now when we watch one of the newer Star Wars movies, I am that irritating person asking, " Now, who is that? Is that Darth when he was young and a good guy, or is that Obie when he was young .... okay I can tell that is still Yoda, but is he old or young in this movie? ... "
The experts roll their eyes and try to explain, but you can see they're just humoring you and really don't think you "get it".
This weekend they started talking about a Star Wars convention in LA next year. I told them to forget about it.
I didn't tell them that I went to a Star Trek convention MC'd by THE Gene Roddenberry when I was in college.
No need to give them any ammunition.
Why is Junior Skywalker smiling?
Sharp-eyed regular readers will know.