Ah, my dear readers. I have been ignoring you. Not because I don't love you, but because I've got stuffs going on. Okay, part of that stuffs was the latest of C.S. Harris's Sebastian St. Cyr Novels, When Maidens Mourn came out last week (it was so good!!!) and I had to read it ASAP. I woke up on the 5th and it was right there on my beloved Kindle! I locked myself in the bathroom (the only place I can get complete privacy while the baby sleeps and read and read and read. I even scheduled loads of independent school work for Indy because I knew the book would drop that week. I'm either completely insane or ridiculously clever. Don't tell me which one you think it is.
Now, onto the randoms.
*Last week, Indy was walking through the living room and out of nowhere looked over at me and said "My pee smells like butter." What do you say to that?
*Why is when someone says asshole on TV, they bleep out the "hole" and not the "ass?" Doesn't that seem, wait for it....ass backwards??
*Apparently, Star Trek's Mr. Spock's first name is "Edward." Huh.
*James Doohan (Mr. Scot on Star Trek) was a true war hero. An enlisted man who rose to captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery, he was with the Royal Canadian Artillery on Juno Beach on D-Day. He was shot seven times, with an eighth bullet lodging in his metal cigarette case. Three bullets shredded the middle finger of his right hand. Eventually, the finger was amputated, which is occasionally noticeable in Star Trek episodes and movies.
*I don't know why I'm on Star Trek. I read an article about it last week. I'm a dork.
*A while back we watched the Disney movie My babysitter is a Vampire." Believe it or not, it wasn't too bad. Well, now they've made it into a series on Disney XD and he loves it. He watched on last week though that scared the beejeebers out of him. He was too scared to go to bed. I, being a genius, got out a bottle of garlic salt and "sprinkled" it all around his bedroom to keep the vampires out. He went right to sleep.
*After typing "believe it or not" up there ^ I'm now singing the theme song to "Greatest American Hero." Anyone remember that? It came on when I was a kid and I loved it.
Believe or not,
I'm walking on air,
I never thought I could feel so free-ee-ee
Flying away on a wing and a prayer
Who could it be?
Believe or not,
It's just me
*Today is the 100th anniversary of girl scouts. The oldest living GS is Amelia Bowden England. She joined the GS in 1914.
*The Oreo was 100 a week or so ago. It did not originally have the cream filling. That came along in 1952. More than 345 billion Oreo cookies have been consumed to date. More than 7.5 billion Oreo cookies are consumed each year, which comes out to 625 million per month and 20.5 million per day.
*James Bond and I saw Jack and Jill last weekend. While it was predictable and had lots of crude humor (it was an Adam Sandler movie), I did NOT know that my beloved Johnny Depp was in it! He played himself and "Jill" didn't know who he was. Yeah, as if that's possible.
*Speaking of my beloved, did you read about my moral dilemma regarding him when we took our cruise? You should.
*The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards. Who even remembers floppy disks anymore?
*I worry that my iPhone thinks I'm an idiot.
*Living on a military post is often like living in a fish bowl. I think the military got some sort of deal on windows and decided to put as many in each apartment as they could. Our apartment is 1400sqft and it has 15 windows plus 1 glass door (leading to the balcony). That's a lot of windows. There are 3 groups of 3 windows each (1set in the master bed, 1 set in the dining room and one set in the living room, which butt up to the glass door). Not only are the groups of window big, they are also tall-approx 5 feet tall.
*There is a building directly across from us that also has loads of windows (not as many as us because the apts are smaller, but still, a lot). Last week I was talking on the phone and standing near the glass door when I looked across and saw something sitting on the table that I hadn't seen in years. I called James Bond over and showed him. He laughed and said he didn't know people still had them. Know what it was? One of those old, great big computer monitors. You know, the kind we all had before flat screens. It was so weird to see. It also reminded me of dial up internet. Remember that? Dial, screech, beeps and boops-enough time to get a snack-more beeps and boops and FINALLY internet. Which was slow as molasses.
*Good grief, The Greatest American Hero, big computer monitors, floppy disks and dial up internet. I'm showing my age.
*I did some Star Trek randoms, so now let's do some Star Wars!
-"Vader" is Dutch for "father."
-Luke Skywalker's name was originally going to be Dirk Starkiller.
-Nick Nolte was considered for Han Solo
-So was Tom Seleck, but he couldn't because of Magnum, PI
-The name of the planet Tatooine came from the town of Tataouine in Tunisia where the movie was filmed.
-Getting R2D2 to work was apparently problematic and the unit kept picking up Tunisian radio stations
-In the Jawa's Sandcrawler, a shiny droid says "Je t'ai coupé les patates avec des choux," something in French that means "I cut your potatoes with cabbages."
And I have just cemented myself as a geek. Indy loves me for it though.
*Wait! Bonus Star Wars AND Indiana Jones Trivia!!!
-In Raiders of the Lost Ark, when they are in the Well of Souls, you can see hieroglyphics of C3PO and R2D2 on the wall.
-The plane in the opening sequence registration code: OB-CPO.
-In The Temple of Doom, the club Willie sings in is called Club Obi-Wan
-In Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in the scene when they are in the chamber with the aliens, there are mini R2D2- and C3P0's on the chairs
-Also in KoCS, in the Mayan temple, Indy comments "I have a bad feeling about this." Han Solo said the same line in Star Wars.
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