#MyFirstPostRevisited

Lately, I’ve been less likely to do these WordPress tagging games but this one struck my interest. Thanks Mei-Mei!

Only because…I HIT MY 5 YEAR BLOGGERVERSARY A FEW WEEKS AGO! (Is it blogoversary or bloggerversary or blogversary? Anyone know?) And I kept meaning to make a post about honoring that exciting day but never did.

So here we go.

 My First Blog Post: July 24, 2012

Honestly, we don’t need another Star Wars blog, and I understand that.  But I’m dissatisfied with the Star Wars blogs out there and I want a place to write real thoughts, ideas, and viewpoints of how my life is connected to Star Wars.  Also, I did have another Star Wars blog, but it got shut down on starwars.com (shakes fist), so I’m starting fresh and new on WordPress.

First of all, there will be many times when I can be quite cynical about the movies and the fan base.  I thought I should put that out there as a disclaimer because some of these posts may not be all roses and “I LOVE STAR WARS ALL THE TIME.”  I do love Star Wars, I really do.  I’ve loved Star Wars for going on 15 years now and sometimes, when you love something so much, you can’t help but poke fun at it or be slightly cynical.  Because at the end of the day (and I hope no fans hate on me for this)…it’s a movie.  It’s a brilliant, wonderful, amazing movie…but it’s a movie.  It’s fiction and I love that it can take me to another world, expand my imagination, and have me still fall in love with the saga time and time again…but it’s still a movie.

That being said – a little bit about me and my love of Star Wars:

I have been working on an Old Republic Jedi Knight costume because I hope to join the Rebel Legion.  If you don’t know what that is other than in the movie sense – look it up.  However, I’ve been saying that for about 6 years now, so we’ll see where that takes me.  It’s really hard, especially as I am definitely not good at sewing (in fact, I hate it with a passion).

I’m not your stereotypical geek, but I do have a love for sci-fi and fantasy that draws me to conventions and cosplay (if I had loads of money).

I used to have another Star Wars blog on starwars.com, but they discontinued their services.  Alas.  Well, I paid for it, and if you know me, I am notoriously cheap so after two years I stopped using it.  There are so many free blogging sites out there, so why pay for what you can have for free?  Sigh, story of my life.

Along with Star Wars, I love Lord of the Rings, Battlestar Galactica, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter (notice how I did not mention Twilight?  That’s because Twilight is a poor excuse for fantasy and a copout), so if I ever get any followers and people are also interested in those topics – shoot me a note and I’ll devote a post to it every once in a while.

A lot of these posts are just going to be honest thoughts and not too many pictures or one liners.  I want to create something that is slightly interesting to the above average Star Wars fan, but not too high level that I lose anyone who only likes Star Wars for, well, Star Wars.

Ok, the introduction on me is over.  I hate introductions, but it’s done and now you can get to know me through future posts.  Have you noticed I also like using parentheses?

I wasn’t sure what kind of pic to put, so you end up with  me writing this post in my home office au naturale (aka no makeup)

How Has My Blog Changed Since Then?

I do use pictures. Sometimes I even use gifs! The horror!

But in seriousness, I’m curious as to why I thought I wouldn’t use pictures. The only thing I can think of is that I wanted my posts to be in the style of essays.

I think I have done that in some posts, but I think one of the main factors that prohibited me from doing them ALL the time is that,

  1. The posts take a lot of time, and
  2. Not everyone is interested in reading all of it

That was a hurdle I kept hitting. Sometimes I would devote so much time to a deeper post, only to have no one interact with it. Then I would spend 30 minutes writing up a shorter post on something I had a thought on – and it would explode! It was frustrating.

So what I do now is write down possible blog topics in my phone and pick and choose based on how I’m feeling.

Another way my blog has changed is definitely in consistency. I used to blog twice a week for a few years. Then in 2015, I quit my full-time job and went solo with my business and it took a lot of energy out of me. In 2016, I had my daughter which took out whatever other energy I had left.

It’s been a blow to the views for sure but I continue to blog because as long as I get some interaction every once and a while – it’s still fun. It’s a creative outlet for me and a way to talk about Star Wars as I’m surrounded by non-Star Wars lovers. Hopefully that will change as I raise my daughter in the Force, though!

I’ve never written about any of the my other fan loves, though…not much on LotR (unless it relates to Star Wars), not much on BSG (unless it was in reference to a con), and definitely haven’t written about the Hunger Games or Harry Potter (barring when I went to Universal). Oh, but funny I had to blast Twilight in my first post.

The Rules for the #MyFirstPostRevisited Blog Hop

  1. No cheating. You must highlight your first post. Not your second post, not one you love… the first post only.
  2. Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs).
  3. Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine, but NO editing.)
  4. Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
  5. Tag five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge.
  6. Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).
  7. Include “the rules” in your post.

 

So, I’m horrible, but I never actually tag people in these things because it annoys most people.

That said, I’m really curious to see L. Palmer’s first post, so she is the only one I’m tagging – just because. She’s been around WP long enough, I’ve even communicated with her a bit via email and she always has something wonderful to contribute (when she’s not working her butt off, which she currently is doing). (And I “know” her well enough that she won’t do this anyway so not holding my breath. I’ll probably have to go search through the endless bowels of her blog to find the first post…but I’ll never know how her blog has changed waaaah!)

 

HAPPY FRIDAY ALL.

The Highs, The Lows, and The Books I Read In Between (2014)

2014 is a year that will stand out.  It started with highs and ended in lows.

This blog had a great year!  I posted 109 times, with most of my posting being in April (my haikus!).  My most viewedBlog post of 2014 was a post from last year, the Jedi Code Absolutes, but the most viewed post written in 2014 was actually not mine at all – but Megan‘s Facts in Fiction: Conspiracy Theories for Star Wars.  LOVE IT!  Yay, Megan!  Thanks for writing that great guest post! 🙂  My most commented on post of this year was actually April 10th’s haiku post where we had a friendly discussion about Count Dooku and clones.  Over 2014, Mei-Mei commented the most, followed closely by L. Palmer (we miss you!).  2014 also saw a year where I was able, for the first time ever, ask for guest bloggers when I went to Australia and it actually happened!  Megan and Null posted, with Icarus’ post ending up coming a little later.  I hope to continue this great streak in 2015, but I’ll be hard pressed, especially as I continue to work on my business.

Now here we are…time for the reflection that is always so important when a new year comes around.

The Highs of 2014

  • My business is doing great!  I have 3 clients and 2 that I’m hoping will sign onto a contract by end of January (knock on wood).  It’s been exhausting working on it every. single. day.  But you know what?  I hope it’ll be worth it and I think it will.  I’m often too hard on myself and don’t see all the little achievements that I have brought about.  But honestly, I have done SO well and every day is a learning process but I think it’s going to be fine.
  • I traveled.  I traveled a lot for me!  Miami in April, Bahamas in May and Australia in July.  Next year I already have
    Me at the Great Barrier Reef!

    Me at the Great Barrier Reef!

    travel lined up for Arizona in February for a friend’s wedding, Miami in April again, and hopefully Anaheim for the Star Wars Celebration!

  • We got the Episode VII cast, title and our first trailer!  It’s just been adding to the suspense but even though I feel like we know more, I still feel like I know the same amount as I did in the end of 2013.
  • I’ve learned more this past year than I have in a while.  This year has been the most challenging for me in terms of mind (my business), body (a fitness challenge I did during the summer), and soul (emotionally up and down).   I’ve learned what I’m made of and what I can become when I push myself.  I feel like before 2014, I was coasting.  I challenged myself, but only just enough so that I could give a little spurt of effort and then lay back and coast for a while.  This past year, there was not a lot of coasting.

The Lows of 2014

  • I’ve debated putting this on here, but it wouldn’t be truthful without it.  I unfortunately miscarried in November.  When I found out I was pregnant, I was terrified and felt like I wasn’t ready.  I look back on that with regret and wish I had appreciated it.  I hope that none of you ever have to go through a miscarriage because the emotional roller coaster it puts you through…I’m still suffering from it.  I’m a lot better, really I am, but November and most of December was full of crying, anger, guilt, and fear.  I’m still scared and unsure if I want to try again because of the constant fear I know I will feel if I do get pregnant.  But if there’s one thing I have learned from Lord of the Rings and Star Wars (but mostly LOTR) is that there is always hope.  So who knows?  When I feel ready to try again, maybe this time it’ll all be okay.
  • We put Chewie to sleep on December 6th.  (Yeah, end of the year sucked)  We found out in February that she had a
    The last photo ever taken of Chewie :(

    The last photo ever taken of Chewie 😦

    disease which marked her much older than the 4 years we all thought she was, including our vet.  Turns out she was a senior dog, probably over 9 years old.  We watched her slowly deteriorate from February to the point where she could not go up and down the stairs without falling, peeing in the house a lot, not eating, and her stomach ballooned with either a kidney problem or a tumor.  Testing would be thousands of dollars, which we were unwilling to do, so we ended up making the decision to put her to sleep.  We only had her for a little over a year and a half, but we know that she lived a really good life for the end of it and that’s the most we can hope for.  We will get another dog soon, but will another dog ever come to us from the shelter with a Star Wars name?  It made her so special.

  • I stopped doing the Big Sister program.  This is not really a low low, but I had a lot of hopes for the program and the relationship I would develop with the girl.  Unfortunately, we were not matched well and something that should have been fun, instead turned into an ordeal.  I dreaded meeting with her on the weekends and came to the decision to end visiting with her. She never showed her appreciation and our likes were so dissimilar that it was hard to find things to do.  I still believe in the program, but after I miscarried, I began reevaluating a lot in my life and to let go of things that were putting a strain on me and this was the first to go.  So it’s a low because I was really excited about it, but it ended up being disappointing.
  • I didn’t go to any conventions this year.  Okay, not a huge deal but it was still slightly disappointing since I went to four last year, including the big NYCC.  I would have liked to go to one but either 1) I didn’t have the time or 2) there were no panels that interested me.  Hopefully I can make it to Star Wars Celebration in April! 🙂

So there you have it.  My year in a nutshell.  Exhale breath.  Let’s hope 2015 gives me a year where I slow down, focus more on myself and my business….AND READ MORE BOOKS!

Okay, this is my favorite part, really.  I love looking back on my year and seeing what I read.  HERE WE GO.

Well guys, I just spent 30 minutes going into all the books I read, hit something funny on my laptop and it all disappeared.  Thankfully this much was saved of my post (really, WP, you need to learn how to autosave every few seconds like word documents and gmail do).  So if you really want to see what I read, you can go to my Goodreads.  I’m not writing all of it again.

ready player oneIn a nutshell: I read 26 books (that’a a lot for me and I think it’s due to all the traveling I did) and 8782 pages.  The best book I read was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  I didn’t expect to like it, but instead loved every moment of this gaming novel.  A novel about gamers who are trying to solve a master video game, it was also a love letter to the 70s and 80s, chock full of geeky references.  The worst novel I read, but didn’t finish, was The Shadow Reader.  It was Urban Fantasy and a stupid love story where I got so frustrated with it that I just stopped reading.

So there we go.  2014, it’s been…a ride.  Good, bad, and everything in between.  What books blew your mind this year?  How was 2014 for you?  What are your resolutions, hopes, and dreams for 2015?

Oh and guess what – WE’RE SEEING THE FORCE AWAKENS THIS YEAR!!  Here’s to that.

“Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”

I received two Liebster awards this week.  TWO!  That’s crazy.  The first one I received was in December 2013 and I thought that would be the end of that.   Nope, two more wonderful people have nominated me again: Glitch and Mei-Mei.  Glitch is a new follower of mine so I really appreciate the shout out from him.  Mei-Mei has been a following my blog for a long time, and I hers, so I appreciate the longstanding relationship I have with another blogger that I’ve never met.  So thank you to both of you!

oscar acceptance gif

Really, I think these awards are more about the relationships you develop with other bloggers across the community.  Which is why I chose that quote by Jesse Owens to headline this post…there would be no award without friends and followers, so really, I’m appreciative that this little ol’ blog has that many friends.

And now I’ll answer the questions posed and we can all move on to Star Wars.

Glitch first:

  1. What is your favorite color? A very faint, light purple.
  2. Favorite food? Spaghetti. There are two ways that I love to have it: Spaghetti carbonara and spaghetti and a garlic oil sauce with crushed red pepper flakes and prosciutto.
  3. Favorite movie? Is that even a question? If I had to be more specific, it would be ESB.  See this post for my rankings.
  4. Favorite book/series? I used to love Katherine by Anya Seton. It is slowly dwindling as my favorite novel because I’ve changed as a person.  Now I think it would be the LOTR, Harry Potter series, and the Liveship Traders series.
  5. Favorite subject in school? I loved Earth Science in college and English in high school.
  6. Favorite music? Country music! Seriously, that’s not a joke.  My current favorite song is Drunk on a Plane by Dierks Bentley.  However, overall, right now I’m totally digging my Enya station on Pandora because it’s great for yoga and plays cool movie themes like lotr and Gladiator.
  7. Star Wars or Star Trek? No comment.
  8. Science Fiction or Reality TV? Oh goodness. If we are just talking TV, probably reality TV.  I love zoning out to Chopped.
  9. Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit? (Movies) LOTR! You do not want to get me started on the Hobbit movies.
  10. Xbox, PlayStation, or PC? Eh. I don’t really play video games.  I was hella good at Mario Kart though, but gamecube and Wii are not an option here.  I’ll say Xbox because I love Dance Central.
  11. Do you like Jar Jar Binks? Hmmmm. No.  That said – I don’t hate him as others do!  But I don’t like him either.

 

Mei-Mei’s questions:

Why did you decide to blog in the first place?

I started my Star Wars blog on the starwars.com hyperspace about 8 years ago.  I took a break for a while in college because I couldn’t keep up.  I started it again, but then it was shut down because starwars.com discontinued hyperspace.  I took another break but then realized that I needed an outlet for my obsession, so wandered onto WordPress.  That was two years ago and I haven’t looked back.

Name three of your pastimes or hobbies.

  1. Yoga
  2. Attending sci-fi conventions and Ren Faires (though I’ve been to 0 this year because starting my own business has been exhausting)
  3. Reading.  Like Mei-Mei said, does that count?  It’s something I’ve done my whole life and love, so I’m going to include it.

If you could interview anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?

George Lucas.  Because he created Star Wars.

Do you have any pets? If not, what would you consider getting?

Dog – Chewie. Sweetest thing ever.

Bird – Peanut. Meanest thing ever.

What is your favorite movie and why?

Pass.

What is your favorite comic book and why? (If you don’t read comics, just name a favorite book).

I used to be really into comic books from about the ages 12-18.  I loved the Black Widow comics because Natasha could kick ass and had red hair.

What is your favorite Youtube channel?

Jenna Marbles and Lindsey Stirling.

If you could cosplay as any character, who would it be and why?

And elf from lotr.  As much as I’m not into Tauriel, I love those elf costumes.  They would just take too much effort to make.

What is your favorite topic to write about?

Star Wars.  I’ve lately been forcing myself to write about business on my VA blog, but it’s not half as fun.  It’s starting to get a little more interesting but it doesn’t flow.

What’s your favorite fandom?

Star Wars.

 

Finally, here are some other blogs that I nominate for a Liebster Award.  Do not feel pressured to accept and/or participate, I just want to spread the love for smaller blogs:

 

  1. The Jedi Librarian
  2. The Straw Feminist
  3. 12 Months of Lent
  4. Geek for His Glory
  5. The Nullspace

 

Your questions:

  1. Favorite TV show as a kid?
  2. Favorite local sports team?
  3. Your theme song is:
  4. Beer, wine or liquor?
  5. The movie version of my life would be titled:
  6. If I could have one superpower, it would be:
  7. It’s a Saturday morning at 10am. If I’m not sleeping, I’m:
  8. Something I said I’d never do, but did anyway was:
  9. If they could bottle my personality, the label would read:
  10. One thing people are surprised to find out about me is:
  11. If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to:

MTFBWY!

To Rebel Legion?

I know most of you cannot help me with this conundrum that I’m in.  If you have been following my blog for a while, you know of my intense desire to be part of the Rebel Legion.  The Rebel Legion is a prestige costume group that occasionally gets hired by Lucasfilm itself to promote events.  They mainly work with charity groups and if you hire them for an event, they ask that you donate to a charity of their choice as opposed to paying the RL.

In order to become part of this group, you need to have a costume that has been evaluated and accepted by a judge within the group.  This is no mere costume.  There are a lot of requirements and it needs to be appropriate enough that if LFL does hire your “base” to be part of a local event in the area, your costume is up to par.

rebel legion logo

Ever since I saw the 501st (the Imperial counterpart) and RL at an event when I was 16, I wanted to be part of the Rebel Legion.  I wanted an Old Republic Jedi Knight costume just like Qui-Gon Jinn had and to be going to events with everyone else.  After 10 years of trying to get a costume done (it involved losing my original, driving 2 hours back and forth from Connecticut, and too much money spent), I finally finished it last year and was able to debut it at Boston Comic Con last August.

At Boston Comic Con, I took photos to submit for judgment from the Rebel Legion…

And I never submitted them.  After 10 years, I’m not sure if I want to be part of the RL anymore.   There are a multitude of reasons, mainly that I don’t want to add one more thing to my to do list (already I work a full-time job, am part of the Big Sister Organization, and am trying to start up my Virtual Assistant business).  But on top of that is the fact that I’m not sure I liked the dynamic within the organization too much.

I shouldn’t jump to conclusions, because how can you really know people or organization until you spend adequate amount of time with them?  But the people I did meet and talk with were not very receptive, friendly, or helpful during this process.  Instead of feeling like I was being welcomed, it often felt like a battle to try to get the costume done and figure out the right people to talk to.  I remember saying to myself that when I joined, I wanted to be a liaison to people trying to join so that I could help point them in the right direction and make them feel more welcome.  Now I don’t even want to join, and if I did, I don’t know if I’d want to bring the topic up and see if I could pull it off.

These thoughts have also been mulling about in my head ever since I overheard a colleague walking by the kitchen the other week talking about the 501st.  I got so excited that I ran after him and we talked about the legions and costuming in general.  He is an ex-501st member and his reason for leaving?  The internal politics and drama of the costuming groups.  Ugh.  It was almost as if my internal fears were confirmed.

I wanted to join the RL so badly because I had no outlet for the geeky Star Wars side of me.  None of my friends like Star Wars, my family isn’t that obsessed, and I wanted to be able to talk to someone, ANYONE, about Star Wars and not feel out of place.

rebel-legion

And then I began to realize…this blog has become that outlet for me.  I can write here and converse with other people about Star Wars.  It’s the outlet I needed, but never had for these past 10 years (okay, I did have a blog on hyperspace for 2 years but it wasn’t the same).  Here, I can write what I want and people actually have a conversation with me about Star Wars!  Imagine that.  Amazing. 😉 But seriously – I just want to say that you guys are the best!  All the people who comment and dialogue with me help me to feel more like myself everyday.

So I still don’t know if I’m going to join the Rebel Legion.  I know that as of right now, I won’t because I have too much on my plate.  I want to join because I know there are people in the group that I will really connect with if I just took the plunge.  But the internal politics and the fact that I now have this blog hold me back some.  If I ever need to take my Star Wars love to the next level, I know it’s waiting for me.

A Liebster Award? Pour Moi??

Let me say…you guys all gave me great ideas for monthly goals.  I’m still working on my list from your suggestions plus online browsing.  There’s actually a blogger, twelvemonthsoflent, who has already thought of this and keeps a blog of her 30 day challenges.  I was happy to see that I was not the only one who had thought of this 30-day resolution idea and that someone had gone on ahead before me and paved a path.  A lot of her goals were similar to ones I was looking for, except for the working out stuff.  (I work out plenty, trust me.  I should probably make a goal to not work out at all for 30 days, but I can’t see that being healthy physically or emotionally for me.  Once I didn’t work out for 2.5 weeks on doctor’s orders and I turned realllllly crabby.  Not a pretty sight.)  I will definitely update you all on what I end up deciding!

On to other news, Minavilly aka The Jedi Librarian, nominated me for a Liebster Award.  Aw, shucks, thanks!  I actually had to look up “liebster” because I had no idea what that meant.  In case you’re wondering, it means “favorite or beloved”.  Cool beans.  Thankfully, Minavilly said that I don’t have to nominate anyone if I don’t have to, and though that seems like a real spoilsport, I appreciate the pressure being taken off.  Thanks, Minavilly!  I always sit there trying to find people who fit the criteria of the awards and it’s a waste of brainpower for me.

My first blogger award!

My first blogger award!

So without further ado…

The Rules

  1. Post the award on your blog.
  2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  3. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Answer 10 Liebster questions given by the person who nominated you.
  5. Nominate 5-10 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers.
  6. Ask your nominees 10 questions. 

11 Random Facts About Myself

  1.  I can’t hear out of my left ear.  Actually, I think I have 13% hearing or something ridiculous, but it wasn’t always the case.  I lost my hearing in that ear when I was 19 by getting “sudden hearing loss”.  Self explanatory.  It has made my life more difficult, but out of many things that could have happened to me, it’s easier having a minor handicap that nobody sees.  Problems only happen in large crowds, pubs, conventions, etc.  I just cannot hear you unless you are directly on my right side.
  2. I love puns.
  3. This has probably been said at some point before during my blog, but my day job is an Executive Assistant to a CEO.
  4. I love summer.  It’s my favorite season.  I’m almost always cold so having a hot, humid day does more for my soul than any other weather.  But it’s also why my husband and I always consider moving further south since winter lasts a long time here in Massachusetts.
  5. I workout 3-5 times a week at a gym, plus Yoga and walking my dog.  I do it for a release of energy, not body image issues.
  6. My favorite meal is spaghetti with garlic olive oil sauce, chopped up prosciutto, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  7. My favorite dessert is crème brulee, followed closely by vanilla cupcakes.
  8. My favorite breakfast is French toast.
  9. I love tea and am working on creating my own blends.  I dislike coffee because it makes me poop a lot and could probably count on both hands the amount of times I’ve drank it.
  10. I studied Elvish (Sindarin form) in 10th and 11th grade.  I would have gotten by okay if I was thrown in with Elves in Middle Earth, but I don’t think I’d be able to now.
  11. An extremely embarrassing thing happened to me last week.  I texted my old boss about how I had not yet gotten my monthly friend and though I took a pregnancy test, I wondered if it was wrong.  However, I had a two pack and decided to test again at the end of the month if there was still no sign.  That text was meant for my good friend and so far, it’s one of the most embarrassing things that has happened to me (it’s in the running with the time I sat on chocolate with white pants in middle school.  No joke.  That happened).  I made a joke out of it and told him to submit it to a webpage with mistaken texts but pretty much wanted to die, especially as we both keep in touch and I really like him.  Perfect example of why you should NEVER text a boss, ex or current and always stick to email and calling.  (If anyone cares, I am not preggo.)

Okay, I don’t think I could come up with any more random facts.  I was struggling the last time I did this too, when I played Blog Tag back in May, so perhaps I’m just not very interesting.

Questions from Minavilly

  1. What is your favorite movie?  Is this really a question for me?  The Notebook, of course! 
  2. What is your favorite book?  Katherine by Anya Seton.
  3. What is your favorite author?  Probably Philippa Gregory.  Only because I’ve never read a book by her that I didn’t like. Sure, there have been some I liked more than others, but overall, I’ve always come away satisfied.
  4. Do you have a favorite fandom?  Honestly, these questions were not meant for someone who devotes their blog to Star Wars.
  5. Favorite Holiday? Christmas, though I hate winter but I like how happy everyone gets around this holiday and seeing old friends.
  6. Cake or pie?  Cake.
  7. As an adult, do you still dress up for Halloween?  Um yes!  I go between my Jedi outfit, pirate outfit, renaissance faire dress, and flapper dress.
  8. Vintage or modern?  Ugh, neither.  If I had to pick, probably vintage.  But I love the countryside cottage look.
  9. Do you like to shop?  NO.  I get frustrated and leave if I can’t find what I want within 30 minutes.  I’m the worst person to shop with.
  10. How would you describe yourself?  Vivacious.  Energetic.  Friendly.  Organized.  But I have a slightly cruel/Machiavellian side that comes out when I see something in it for me.

Nominate Bloggers

Okay, here’s where it gets tricky.  I actually don’t follow THAT many blogs religiously, though I am working on that.  So I’m going to nominate two only.

  1. TrailerBites.  This is one of my friends from high school and I love how he reviews movies based on the trailer.  It’s an interesting  concept that I don’t think anyone has really done before, and I applaud the innovation here.  It’s way more original than my blog (I mean, c’mon, how many more Star Wars blogs do we need?) and I trust his opinion when it comes to movies.
  2. Hundredaire Socialite.  I have no idea if this girl knows I follow her blog, but keep up the good work!  I’m enjoying it immensely, though I wish sometimes you would allow comments on all of your posts.  I’ve wanted to interact with you to a certain post, but couldn’t, which made me sad.

Now please, don’t feel any pressure to send this award on.  I think it’s a nice way to share other people’s blogs, but not necessary at all.  I was supposed to nominate 5-10 bloggers, but nope.  Just chose two, so do whatever you want.

But, if you do decide to participate, here are my 10 questions for you:

  1. Who is your favorite Star Wars character and why?
  2. What’s your favorite Star Wars planet (EU or film)?
  3. If you didn’t have money, pressures, and obligations upon your life, what would be your dream job?
  4. Why did you start your blog?
  5. Do you prefer a Mac or PC computer?  Why?
  6. What is your favorite font on the computer?
  7. What’s the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
  8. What is your most embarrassing moment (no need to share if you don’t want to)?
  9. What’s your favorite feature of yourself?
  10. What qualities would you want in an ideal spouse/lover?

 

Fini.  Thanks for the award!