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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Legend of Zelda

I had to do something to occupy myself this evening since Kimmy went off with Amy to see Star Wars Revenge of the Sith. So, I pulled out the Super Nintendo to play some games. I started with The Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past, and that's all the further I got. I really haven't played this game much since I purchased it, but I'm already addicted.

Now, I've always been a fan of the Zelda series since it's days on Nintendo. Link to the Past has to be my favorite though. This is one I'll be craving to play for a few months. Zelda is one of the best adventure games ever created. By Zelda I mean all the ones I've played, The Legend of Zelda, Zelda 2 The Adventures of Link and The Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past. There a two other Zelda games I own, and I look forward to digging into those someday. There is also a brand new adventure due out for Gamecube sometime late this year or early next. I hope I can talk Kimmy into letting me get it soon after it comes out.

That's all my ramblings about Zelda I have for tonight. Kimmy just called and is In North Lima so I'll as I always do.

"Luke's just not a farmer, Owen. He has too much of his father in him." - Beru Lars

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Could I be an addict?

Here is a list of things that could mean I'm a Star Wars addict. Some of them pertain to me, which I will italicize, some are just amusing, and some I changed to sound better, so enjoy.

You can recite *all* the dialogue from the trilogy.

You watch the entire trilogy at least once a month.

Any time you pick up a walkie-talkie or two-way radio, the first thing you say is "TK-421, why aren't you at your post?"

You've written several letters to the President recommending that he dissolve the council, put power in the hands of the regional governors, and let fear keep the local systems in line.

After several hours of poker, you got thrown out of the game for suggesting, "How about some sabacc?"

When trying unsuccessfully to snare that last Cheerio floating in your cereal bowl, you remarked, "the Force is strong with this one."

On Halloween, you would never dress as: Luke, Han Solo, Leia, Vader, Chewie, Threepio, Artoo

However, you would dress as: Wedge, Porkins, Crix Madine, that spider droid from Jabba's palace that fat dancer from Jabba's palace, Sy Snootles, the Cantina bartender. The monster in the trash compactor, Boba Fett, An Imperial probe droid

You've been pulled over by a policeman, and when asked to see your driver's license you replied, "You don't need to see my identification."

And when he asks about your two friends in the back "They're for sale, if you want them."

You have held up an onion ring and said, "Look sir...droids!"

While sitting on the couch with your girlfriend, she comments about being cold. So, naturally, you slice open the side of the cushion and stuff her in.

You answer the phone "Die wanna wanga?"

Whenever you buy a new appliance, you make sure to get one that speaks Bacchi.

Whenever you catch sight of cars behind yours, you say "Fighters, coming in, point three five."

When a cop catches you speeding, you floor it, saying "I've outrun Imperial starships, and not the local bulk cruisers..."

You ride your motorbike through the forest at top speed, and survive after throwing yourself off just before it hits a tree.

You've 'wielded' a flashlight and made humming sounds.

You wave your hand purposefully and 'use the force' to open and close automatic doors or elevator doors.

When accelerating your car to enter the freeway, you tell your passengers to strap in and prepare for light speed.

Your significant other dumps you because everytime she/he says, "I love you" you always respond, "I know."

When leaving a restaurant, you can't resist signing Boba Fett or Darth Vader in the guestbook.

You went through a state of depression when Chewie died.

You look at "big hairy carpets" with more respect than before.

With a blue-tinted plastic tube, a flashlight, two hours of a Saturday night, and 4 rolls of blue electrical tape, you finally complete your own working "Light-saber"

You listen for Obi-Wan while attempting to parallel park.

You could have sworn you saw bantha tracks during your trip to the grand canyon.

The cinnamon buns in your hair start to grow mold.

You call your friend who is a midget Wicket.

You refer to money as credits without trying to.

You respond to any mention of the legality of something with "I will make it legal."

You start reliving the speeder bike chase on your motorbike.

Someone tells you your car is old and beat-up, you reply "She'll do .5 past light speed..."

You refer to getting off the freeway as coming out of hyperspace.

You are POSITIVE you are force-sensitive and only lack the proper training.

Someone says they will try to do something you automatically respond "Do or do not. There is no try."

Your house robe is brown and extra large.

You type in the terms for a search engine as if entering coordinates, then shout "Punch it, Chewie!" as you click on search.

You nickname your car the Millennium Falcon.

You call your boss "Master"

When asked if you want to be buried or cremated you say "I'll just vanish like the rest of the Jedi"

You have a bad feeling about everything.

You call your girlfriend, "your Highness."

While listening to the soundtrack without knowing the name of the song you are listening to, you know exactly what's happening while it's playing.

You have ever thought the world would be a better place if it were like the Rebel Alliance/New Republic.

Obiwan Kenobi and Yoda come to you in your dreams and give you advice about tough situations you're dealing with.

Instead of saving for college, you save up for Star Wars stuff you plan to buy.

Anyone who doesn't like Star Wars you proclaim is an Imperial.

When you are ticked off at somebody, you send bounty hunters all over the place to find them and then you encase him in carbonite for a new wall decoration.

When your alarm clock goes off in the morning, your reply is, "Unexpected this is... and unfortunate!"

You've kept the "good" action figures stored separately from the "bad" ones.

As a child, whenever you had broken something, your response was always, "It must've had a self-destruct mechanism. I didn't hit it that hard."

You've refused to enter a cave/cavern/tunnel without a handgun and a large stick.

When you waited for a friend to catch up with you, you told him to hurry up or he'd be a permanent resident.

You've ever found yourself in a chat room, training Jedi.

You've ever told your younger brother at the dinner table, "Use the fork, Luke."

You've ever roped off your Star Wars Action Figure collection, claiming it to be an independent nation.

I almost forgot...

"We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness!" - C-3PO

Friday, August 26, 2005

Color Me An Imbecile

I could just comment on Kim's blog, but I thought this was worthy of a full blown post. The only people that know about my momentary imbecileism are the passengers of the car, my wife and a select few.

Many moons ago, about nine of them if you want to get technical. I was enjoying my usual after school activity, giving rides home for my friends. Well, on the way to my first stop a huge and I mean huge yellow and black vehicle that transports many children and teens stopped at a railroad track. Little did I know that it had a brother in front of it. The first one crossed the track, and when I saw the yellow and black move I moved as well.

I didn't hit the gas at all, but I did look down for a split second and well, CRUNCH was the next thing I heard. That's right I hit said vehicle at a whopping five miles per hour (max.) at the railroad track. The driver of the yellow and black Cavalier hating machine didn't know what had happened, but all the passengers sure let him know though.

Well, then came the police, ticket, court date, $500 dollar deductible and of course the humiliation at school. So ends my story and if you have question of the truth of said story just ask Beth she was one of the passengers. Kim, this was as close to a parked bus as I could get.

"Will somebody get this big walking carpet out of my way!?" - Leia

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Beast in X-Men 3

If the casting stays the same Kelsey Grammer will be playing one of my favorite characters. As stated in the title he will play Beast. Off to do my Hitchcock lesson reading.

"The ability to speak does not make one intelligent." Qui-Gon Jinn

Where do I belong?

I've felt out of place at work for sometime now. It wasn't my choice to leave a job I had held for four years, it was the lack of work that decided that for me. Due to those darn unemployment laws I had to take what was offered to me.

Don't get me wrong I like what I do just not in this particular field. Without bragging to much I'd like to tell ya'll that I'm quite a skilled AutoCAD drafter. I can function at my present job due to my AutoCAD knowledge, but that's what I've done for four years...function.

I'm done whining now, I just felt really out of place at work today, and I hope God lets me know what part of the drafting field I should be in.

"If there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from." - Luke

Monday, August 22, 2005

"Actors are cattle." - Alfred Hitchcock

The above quote is a favorite of mine. It was always followed by stunned silence to which he (Alfred) would reply "What I mean is that they should be treated as cattle." It doesn't sound much better, but he knew what he was talking about. I'd like to share a section of our Hitchcock course with all of you.

Herding Cattle:
Hitchcock's ideal actor was someone who could hit the marks, deliver the lines, and do the job without much feedback from him. Actors were hired because he believed they could play the role. Sometimes this reticence worried actors used to receiving positive as well as negative reinforcement from their directors, but almost all of his actors came to realize that this lack of feedback was actually a supreme expression of confidence.

Since taking this course my appreciation for the man and the art he has created has been enriched ten fold. I'm looking forward to what the next four lessons have in store for us.

"Why you stuck up...half witted...scruffy looking nerf-herder!" - Leia

Saturday, August 20, 2005


Just wanted to post something just for the sake of doing it. Today went well at least in my opinion anyway. Now its shower day! Either this is a really long and thought out post, or I just got too tired to finish last night. I hope the shower is a success. Also, my wife needs to quit worrying that everything doesn't look good. I'll tell her now like I've told her before every thing looks great.

I'm proud of her for all the love and care she has put into this event. I think Elizabeth will be quite pleased with her, and the minion's, shower. There is not to much more running through my head at this point, but I'm sure there will be later. Well I guess I should get ready to do some more shower work. :o)

Look over there in that chair, Is it just an average guy, NO! Is it Kevin, NO!! It's CADman!!! (music starts) Who's that in the chair CADman CADman. He'll draft the evil out of town. CADman CADman. Hand drafters beware, CADman will break your pencils! Here I come to draft all day. CADMAN!!!!!!!!!

"Size matters not, judge me by my size do you?" - Yoda

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I'm Kind of Nervous

I'm so nervous about my lack of posts. Why haven't I posted in a few days. I'm such a bad man, it would be better to be Batman, but I think I'll just settle for CADman!

Seriously though I'm kind of nervous about what could be changing in my life very shortly. I just pray that this is a God thing, and his will be done not mine. It is funny how one phone call can change the direction one's life is going. I have a good feeling about making this call, but I will most certainly make sure I keep my own feelings in check. If all works out it will be one of the best moves for my family. (Kimmy and hopefully children) I just ask that whoever reads this to be praying that I'll make the proper decision.

Well, tomorrow is another day. I go to sleep as Kevin, wake up as Kevin, but when I'm at work I'm CADman!!!!

Later All

"Search your feelings you know it to be true." - Vader

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Nervous Yet?

So, anybody nervous out there because of my lack of updates? I'm just doing this to calm the nerves of my faithful readers. I don't have much on my mind at the moment. I'm just watching Match Game 78 and Macin' with my wife. We'll be leaving soon to help my parents move some furniture. Until next post.

"That's no moon, it's a space station" - Obi-Wan

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Automated Telemarketers

While working today I had to answer the phone for my boss, and I never would have guessed who was on the other end. Well if you have read the title you know who talked to me. I think Tina was her name and she informed me that the product for sale was designed specifically for my field of work. Tina offered the architectural firm I work for something dealing with the funeral home business. I'm so thankful that whoever designs these automated sales calls pays particular attention to who gets called.

I thought it was rather amusing, and I'd share it with the few that read my humble blog. That was about all the excitement at work today, of course nothing earth shattering could happen in my field. I'll let you all know if I ever fall out of my chair, or if my mouse leads a revolt with the keyboard.

Well, I'm off to watch King of Queens and then to bed for some more reading. Man, is The Taking getting really intriguing and intense.

"That boy was our last hope." - Obi-Wan
"No there is another." - Yoda

Monday, August 08, 2005

Taking My First Step Into A Larger World

Feels kind of strange sitting down to type a blog that doesn't involve TWC site. (WTC to some) I really don't have much to say other than I'm getting sleepy, and should probably go to bed. I'll more than likley read a few chapters in The Taking before drifting off to sleep. Here is one more statement to leave you all with.

"The Force Will Be With You...Always" -Ben Kenobi

P.S. My geek flag will fly in many more blogs.