As usual, I've been extremely neglectful of this blog this year. I've given up extending empty promises of "doing better" or "writing more." In all honesty, it's probably not gonna happen.
So let me at least get you up to speed with what I've been up to, or at least write about what's been on my mind recently.
I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens last weekend, (December 20, to be exact). In the Star Wars Fandom Rating, with 1 being "indifferent" and 10 being "superfan who has seen all the movies, read all the books, owns most of the merchandise," I am about a solid 3 1/2. I unabashedly enjoy the first three films (Star Wars, aka A New Hope; The Empire Strikes Back; Return of the Jedi) but absolutely loathed the next three movies (Episodes I, II, III). In fact, those movies made so little impact on me that I can't honestly say if I saw all three. I can't remember. I know I saw Phantom Menace, and I may have seen Attack of the Clones, but for all I know I skipped out on Revenge of the Sith. Anyway, that doesn't really matter. The point is I strongly disliked those movies, so it was particularly thrilling to give a shit about a Star Wars movie for the first time in 32 years. To have that movie exceed my expectations was doubly thrilling.
It was fun to feel like a kid again at the theater. I don't remember the last time that happened.
Well, my laptop is only at 10 percent power and I'm nowhere near my charger, so let me publish this before I lose it.