Force Ghosts Debate

My wife just let me know that she’s in an online debate regarding the Force Ghosts at the end of the special edition of Return of the Jedi.

No. Luke would not see a young Anakin as a force ghost. No No No No No! Never! He never saw his father as a young man. He only saw his face one time in his entire life and it was as he lay dying on the Death Star literally minutes before! No, he would not see young Anakin! He would see Anakin as he knew him! An old, wrinkled, pasty skinned dude!

And if he did, why doesn’t he see young Obi-Wan? Why doesn’t he see young Yoda? What the fuck, Lucas? Of all the stupid, senseless things to see in the prequels and the special editions, replacing the old Anakin with the young Anakin at the end of Return of the Jedi is the dumbest by far!


Sorry… needed to vent.

The debate she was having was actually a cross over. It had something to do with Force Ghosts being involved in the new Ghost Busters movie. That made me wonder… could a Proton Pack hold a Force Ghost? Something to ponder, my movie franchise loving friends. Something to ponder.

Happy 12th Anniversary

12 years ago today, Jennifer and I both said, “I do” and then we had a big party and then we went on a two week vacation. Best day of my life. Best move of my life. Even with all the horrible shit that’s gone down over the last year and a half I can honestly say that I wouldn’t change a thing.

Happy anniversary, Jen! I love you more and more each day.

Happy 12th Anniversary

Happy Halloween

In early May my hair was lock down long. Jen cut it for me. It was wonderful. One month later it was getting shaggy again and Jen cut it again and it was wonderful. Today it was back to super lock down long and Jen cut it again and it’s wonderful.

I have never had a buzz cut before. At least not since I was old enough to tell everyone I didn’t want a buzz cut anymore. My hair has never been this short before. My 1992 hippy long hair past self is in shock, but I love it.

Thanks, Jen!

Happy Halloween, everyone!


10 Years

Today is a special day.


This photo has special meaning that relates to why it is a special day.

10 years ago tonight I ate dinner at a different Outback Steakhouse location.  The one in the picture is in Methuen and the one I went to 10 years ago was in Lowell.  The Outback isn’t the special thing about today.  What happened at the Outback, now that’s the special thing.

10 years ago today, I went on a date with a really nice woman.  I had a great time.  It was the best first date ever.  That first date lead to a second date, and a third, and a within a couple of years it lead to marriage.

Yes, that’s right.  10 years ago today, my beloved bride and I had our first date.  That was the first day of the best 10 year stretch of my life.  I love Jennifer more than words can describe.  More than any words I could ever come up with at least.  She is everything to me.  I adore her.  I love her.

Valentines Day

Am I that guy who used to scoff at Valentines Day and say it was nothing but a drug store holiday designed to sell mass quantities of greeting cards and who actively, enthusiastically even, used to participate in Anti-Valentines day parties that included bowling and mountains of pizza and snickering at the loser couples all around us?

Yes, I am that guy.

Do I still feel that way?

Hells no! I love Valentines Day now! It’s all Jennifer’s fault. You know the story, cynical boy meets perfect girl and suddenly his entire outlook on life changes drastically. That’s me too. Objectively I know that I don’t need a “holiday” to express to Jennifer how much I love her. I know that. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to use the day as an excuse to go over the top and lay it on as thick as I can. Why not? I am head over heels, completely off my rocker, nuts in love with her. Why wouldn’t I take advantage of the situation, even if it is just a drug store holiday?

Happy Valentines Day to the love of my life, Jennifer. Every single aspect of life is infinitely better now that I’m with you. I love you!