Saturday, November 19, 2011

Life lessons from Rory Joplin Egglehoff

Men I've Dated

"This isn't just Star Wars stuff." I give her a stern look."This a life strategy. This is a relationship metaphor, so pay attention." -Rory
Jedi Knight
 "A Jedi Knight, like a knight in a fairy tale, is wise and brave and good. He is strong and powerful with fathoms of depth. Definite boyfriend material." -Rory
"A Wookiee appears to be a Jedi at the beginning of your relationship, but pretty soon his light saber is gone and you are stuck with a lot of hair and grunting." -Rory
Princess Leia
And for just one moment, Princess Leia's pose and beauty flowed into me, and it was a cool confident Rory striding down the catwalk. -Rory
In my opinion, there are three truly great philosophers: Aristotle, Confucius, and Yoda. -Rory
Darth Vader
 If I were Princess Leia, I'd never let the Dark Side win. I'd fight for the forces of good to the bitterest end. -Rory

Rory is obsessed with Star Wars, and it defines her relationships with those around her. Most of us probably don't go that far, or at least won't admit it.
But I am going to go with the assumption that everyone has an obsession that might be considered a little geeky. Mine is RPG computer games such as Baldurs Gate and Dragon Age Origins. I also have an odd fascination with the green aliens from Toy Story. Feel free to share your geeky obsession here. Ewoks are welcome.

My Goodreads review of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Men I've Dated by Shane Bolks. 

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Men I've DatedThe Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Men I've Dated by Shane Bolks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Men I've Dated is packed full of witty dialogue and poignant characterizations. Rory the main character is living in the shadow of her childhood fear, that she doesn't quite fit in with her classmates or her family. As her high school reunion approaches she is desperate to show her former classmates that she is a somebody, but just not the somebody she truly is. To make matters worse Hunter, her childhood crush appears on the scene and much to her surprise takes an interest in her. It sounds like a dream come true, but Rory complicates the situation by not letting Hunter know who she really is. A general knowledge of Star Wars is helpful when reading this book, because it really is a collision between Star Wars and Chick Lit, but in the best way possible.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Veterans Day 2011

On Veterans Day
 and every day I would like to say,
thank you to those of you who have stood up to defend this country.

Thank you,
to those who have sacrificed so much to give American's the very freedom we take for granted.

Thank you, and may God bless you.
You are not forgotten.