A lot of things to cover today. Where to start? Hmm. STAR WARS it is then.
I haven’t reviewed them, because I’m not sure how I could without many spoilers, but I’ve just finished Volumes 1-5 of the STAR WARS Legacy comics. This covers issues 1-26. The Legacy series is rather cool and different in the Expanded Universe. It’s set 137 years After the Battle of Yavin (ABY), the battle that takes place in Episode 4, where the Death Star goes boom. The lone survivor of the Skywalker legacy, Cade has turned his back on the Force and lives his own life as a successful bounty hunter. The Sith have ransacked the galaxy, slaughtering all Jedi and assassinating the Emperor. Darth Krayt, the leader of the One Sith movement, takes the throne and sets out to unite the galaxy under his leadership. From there, you can imagine the newfound joys the galaxy experiences. Puppies for everyone, the poor are fed, and life is great and grand.
I’ve been rather impressed with this series. There are a few times that I’ve rolled my eyes, but for the most part it’s been a fun and different kind of STAR WARS adventure. The new breed of Sith are awesome looking, and the story is compelling. Plus it’s all canonical, so I’m really interested in seeing how the events taking place in the current STAR WARS EU novels (the Fate of the Jedi series), which takes place around 43 years ABY, pan out and lead up to events referred to in the comics. I want to know what happens to the heroes of the Alliance, how they die, and how the Sith come to be. (Some of these things have been hinted at in the novels, and the comics are tying them in together nicely.)
Next up, music.
You can get the John Denver & The Muppets A Christmas Together cd at Amazon for $5 this month. I recommend it if you’re looking for Christmas music, John Denver music, and Muppet music. Great Christmas tunes and a fun cd, too. It’s available here. There’s actually quite a few good $5 albums available this month. I highly recommend the My Morning Jacket Evil Urges cd, which happened to rank #21 on my iPod quest thing. Highly recommend it. You won’t find the album cheaper than the $5 unless you’re a pirate. Then there’s the Beach Boys Pet Sounds 40th Anniversary album, Duran Duran, Celtic Woman, the Elf Soundtrack, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Band’s Music from Big Pink, the new Switchfoot album, and a whole lot of other great tunes for $5. Oh, what the heck. Here’s the link to the 100 $5 albums for December. There’ll be more in January. Oh, and I recently downloaded the free sampler I Love the 80’s: The 1880s from Amazon (available here), which contains more than 5 hours of classical music from the time period. It’s a rather nice collection, too, if you like quiet classical music.
Next? Why let’s talk about the pain of stubbing a toe.
I spent a few hours cleaning up the house yesterday, washing clothes, dishes, and other things. I was watching the Syfy original Alice while doing so, so it wasn’t all that bad. However, at one point I managed to stub my Ring Toe (is that what it’s called?) on one of the legs of the couch, causing me to grunt in pain and agony, hop around for a few seconds on the other foot and then plop down on the same couch that caused my current duress. Then I looked down at my toe and realized how bad I hit it. It was purple and red and stuck to the side of the Middle Toe by blood. Lots of blood. And there was a big gash and some nail damage. All in all a pretty bad stub. So today I’m walking with care, trying to keep pressure off the toe. I’m also trying to not wiggle my toes, which is remarkably difficult for me, as I constantly do so within my socks within my shoes all the time. Oh well. It could’ve been worse, eh? I mean, I almost cut off my fingers on the food processor the other day making an Oreo cheesecake. I forgot it was plugged in and was screwing on the blades with one hand and holding the machine still with the other. I accidentally pressed down the pulse button and I screamed like a girl, pulled my hands up, watched Oreos fly out of the thing, watched Stella snag an Oreo, and looked at my hands. Fingers were intact and untouched, thankfully, but it was a close one.
Speaking of Oreos…
I read an eye-opening article on some processed foods yesterday. It’s available here. Apparently the Stuf in an Oreo is “basically sugar-flavored Crisco.” That’s pretty disgusting. All of those things were pretty gross, actually. I’m sure I’ll still eat some of the stuff on there, but I’ll likely think twice about it before I do.
Huttese? Eniki. If you really want to learn it, which I kind of do, then you can find more of it here. You can also decipher the blog title, if you feel inclined. I’ve always wanted to be fluent in a bunch of languages. Maybe one day.
That’s about it, really. Still getting over sinus crap. We had our first accumulated snow yesterday. Music practice tonight with Alex, prepping for the homeless shelter worship service this weekend. Writing Wednesday tomorrow. Mee jewz ku.