A Star Wars Tribute to Carrie Fisher

A Star Wars Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Yesterday was the first day of Orlando’s Star Wars Celebration, with panels, guests (including Chuck Wendig of terribleminds.com) and everything Star Wars.

A beautiful video celebrating the incredible Carrie Fisher has been released.

As a girl, Princess Leia (along with Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman and Lindsay Wagner’s Bionic Woman), was one of my icons.  I was shown strong and beautiful women who not only shaped my views of women but also started my love of sci-fi.

Here is the tribute from yesterday at the convention with George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and daughter Billie Lourd.

The world lost a badass woman (and sadly, we lost her mother Debbie Reynolds a day  later).  The legacy that she has left, just like the universe that Leia lived in, will endure for a very long time.

Out of all the pictures and quotes that I could have picked, this one seemed to suit her best.

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CARRIE, MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU….ALWAYS.

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A Binge-Watching Hangover

A Binge-Watching Hangover

6 a.m.

That’s what time I went to bed this morning.

Was it homework?  A Camp NaNoWriMo writing session?

Nope.  It was Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Now, first of all, I typically don’t do “all nighters”.  I am usually toast by midnight on a good night at best.

Actually, it has been a while since I have done this.  This weekend is unusual because the kids are off today and my husband is away at a Scout camp (see the pics at the end, the area is gorgeous).  I JUST finished my last course for this term and have breather before the next ones start.  Right now I have the RARE opportunity (which only comes on when the hubby is away) to watch shows that no one else wants to.  Tonight’s guilty pleasure will probably be Grace and Frankie .

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So, what is it about binge-watching? Or binge-reading for that matter?  What draws us into a story line that has us give up hours of time that could be spent doing things like, oh I don’t know…

SLEEPING PERHAPS???   😉

It’s a chance to catch up on something that we really enjoy I guess, and in my case, the only time that I have to do this is staying up all night.

It’s not just reminiscing over a favourite show either.  My family and I have binge-watched both Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings.  There have been more than a few books that I have started to read and had difficulty putting down.

It really is a luxury, and not one that any of us have a chance to do often.  Many of us (including myself), have a sense of guilt about doing it.  That we should take that time for other things.  Frankly, I am not the type to go out and get my hair done, or do spa days or anything.  Losing myself for hours on end over entertainment is my getaway.

And you know what?  That’s okay.  My house is clean, my kids are fed, and the world will not end if I forget about it for a few (um…7) hours.  After this weekend, I have no idea when I will get a chance to do this again.

What about you guys?  Do you binge-watch or binge-read?  What is your latest guilty pleasure?  Tell me all about it!!

Oh, and as mentioned, here are photos from my husband’s Scout camp.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!  It’s time for me to get some COFFEE and Camp NaNoWriMo WRITING done.  🙂

 

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The Rest of the Story: The Tales of Paul Harvey

The Rest of the Story:  The Tales of Paul Harvey

When I was younger (MANY years ago), I loved to listen to stories on the radio.  Paul Harvey‘s The Rest of the Story, was one of the ones that I remember the most.  Harvey’s stories were great, and I would try to figure out who he was talking about before his story finished.  For this kid, I loved his voice and how he told his tales.

Now to just get off topic for a minute….

As a kid, I never listened to any of Mr. Harvey’s views on politics and religion.  Checking him out for this post, I found things that I agreed with and things that I didn’t.  What I will say is, he made you think.  It’s no wonder that he made such an impact.  It’s unfortunate that he passed away in 2009 (he was 90 years old).  He would have a field day with today’s world views.

Now back to The Rest of the Story….

Excerpt from Wikipedia (full article above)- …consisted of stories presented as little-known or forgotten facts on a variety of subjects with some key element of the story (usually the name of some well-known person) held back until the end…

Thanks to YouTube and another link below, you can find some clips of some of his tales.  I thought that it would be fun to share a few of them with you.  Keeping with the GEEK and WRITER themes, can you guess who Paul is talking about?

You may be surprised.    🙂

 

This is a link to a list of many more of Paul’s tales.  His books and audio cds can also be purchased on Amazon.

 

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