2015 Is starting off great. Mei-Mei just nominated me for another award! Sweet. That’s two on the shelf now. Thanks guys, I love the love, especially after a rough couple of months.
Now, I have a problem with this award though. In the past 2.5 years of being here and writing about Star Wars, I have only been inspired to write a post here by one other blog. That’s it. Just one. It’s kind of shocking actually. Either I don’t get inspired often or no one writes enough about Star Wars that sparks something in me to either disagree, agree, or write something new.
The rules for this award:
- Display the award on your blog
- Link back to the person who nominated you
- State 7 things about yourself
- Nominate 15 bloggers, link to them, and notify them about their nominations
What I’m going to do instead of nominating 15 bloggers is to put the only blog that has ever inspired me. I feel kind of bad, but I want to be true to the award. This doesn’t mean I don’t like your blog, it just means that you’ve never set something off in my head that makes me want to write. And it’s nothing against all of you – it’s just, in all honesty, you probably don’t write about Star Wars, if at all.
Onwards. I thought it would be funny to take the 7 things Mei-Mei mentioned about herself and just twist that onto myself.
7 Things About Me:
- I’ve owned 2 dogs, 3 guinea pigs, 5 birds, 2 mice, 1 beta fish, and many goldfish in my life.
- After college I went straight into my first job with only 4 days off. I was not happy about that.
- I love olives and I don’t remove the pimientos. My favorite olives are probably the disgusting (to a lot of other people)
canned pitted black olives. My husband hates olives.
- I didn’t teach myself how to read, but my parents started teaching me when I was 3 or 4 years old. I was always in the highest level of reading in elementary school and zoomed by other kids. I was also an excellent speller but could never remember definitions of words.
- I’m horrible at languages. I have tried multiple times and I get to some point where I hit a block and can’t get any better unless I was actually thrown into the culture. I took French for 9 years and can only speak in the present tense. I grew up with Italian being spoken all around me but didn’t do well when I tried to learn it. I can understand it almost perfectly but talking is just too hard for my brain.
- I don’t write thank you notes for Christmas or birthday gifts. But I do write thank you notes when someone hosts me or I go to someone’s place for a party/dinner.
- I am not indecisive at all. In fact, I can make a decision pretty quickly. Even when I’m struggling with a decision, I’m struggling because I know the answer but I don’t want to accept it. I bought the first wedding dress I tried on. I find something on a menu within 30 seconds and decide to eat it. I knew I wanted to marry my husband within a month of dating. It’s just who I am.
Okay and now onto the one blogger I nominate for this award. And the award goes to……
Kelly, whose blog is Geek for His Glory!! I wrote this post on friendship a year ago, and it was inspired by this post that she wrote about keeping your word with God. So, thanks Kelly, for inspiring my one post, keep up the good work, and I nominate you for this award!
(I still can’t figure out if only nominating one person makes me a bitch and no one will nominate me ever again)
And now onto my Scene it on Friday.
I always had this weird problem with Han’s comment, “Now I owe you one,” because as a child (and still today) I had a very analytical mind.
I thought, “No, Luke is still in Han’s debt because Han saved Luke with the Death Star run and he saved him when he was attacked by the Wampa and wandering around an icy, frigid planet. So Luke is actually still in his debt.”
Therefore, no reason for Han to say that comment. He’s an idiot.
Haha, you know it cracks me up now to think about how stuck I used to get on that comment. Now, every time I hear it, I still think that Han’s calculations are wrong, but I think of it with fondness more than anything.
It’s nice to read the last line by Luke in this scene and know that he’s fulfilling his promise. Last he saw Yoda, Yoda was trying to get him to stay behind and finish his training. He really didn’t want Luke running off to rescue his friends and all Luke has to say to that is, “I’ll return. I promise.” I don’t know about you guys, but I feel horrible when I don’t keep a promise. And the best part about promises is when you are faced with people trying to force you to break it, but you hold true. And I know that Luke probably felt that way too as he goes back to Dagobah.
Like the blog I just nominated, a man is only as good as his word. And I guess we can say that Luke keeps his word.
EXTERIOR: SPACE ABOVE TATOOINE
The desolate yellow planet fills the screen, Luke’s X-wing appears and peels off to the left. A moment later, the FALCON appears as a dot and grows huge, to roar directly over the
INTERIOR: X-WING – COCKPIT
Luke is at the controls, with Artoo attached behind him outside the canopy. Luke speaks into his comlink to the others, in the MILLENNIUM FALCON.
LUKE: I’ll meet you back at the fleet.
LEIA: (over comlink) Hurry. The Alliance should be assembled by now.
LUKE: I will.
HAN: (over comlink) Hey, Luke, thanks. Thanks for comin’ after me. Now I owe you one.
A message from Artoo appears on the small monitor screen in front of Luke. He smiles at the monitor and speaks to Artoo, as he pulls a black glove on to cover his wounded mechanical hand.
LUKE: That’s right, Artoo. We’re going to the Dagobah system. I have a promise to keep… to an old friend.