Category: pop culture

Strange Fascination

Strange Fascination

I come from solidly working class people. We liked Garth Brooks and NASCAR. We prayed over each meal. We went camping. We hunted. We believed America was the best country in the world, and felt lucky to be born here. Those of us who were old enough to vote, voted mostly Republican. As I grew...

Labor Day Weekend: Some things I did instead of writing blog posts

Labor Day Weekend: Some things I did instead of writing blog posts

Participate in Force Friday by spending half my paycheck on Star Wars merchandise like a good capitalist fangirl. Played with my new Sphero BB-8 Started reading Star Wars: Aftermath (initial reaction: wtf why no, and I’m not the only one). Paint my living room ceiling. (I almost have a house. Just five more rooms to...

May the Fourth Be With You! 2015

May the Fourth Be With You! 2015

May the Fourth is my favorite holiday. Duh. The following are things I may or may not be doing today to celebrate. Lightsaber duel with dogs Stand in front of automatic doors and wave hand like a Jedi Read a Star Wars book or comic Watch Rebels Watch one+ Star Wars films Talk like Yoda...

On Star Wars and generosity

On Star Wars and generosity

I’ve always felt that Star Wars fans were one big family, but the weekend I just┬áspent at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim reinforced that in a big way. So many people went out of their way to be kind to me, and not for any particular reason. They did it just because. Here are a few...