i was sitting on the couch with the cats- no greater inspiration for me :)- and i was thinking about writing. somedays i am truly inspired to spill my guts for the world to see and other days- not so much. i generally only write when i have something to say- lucky for all of my blog friends- i tend to be wordy :) anyhoo- i am feeling a bit andy rooneyish today so i figured i would just jot down some random thoughts that are certainly not worthy of a whole post on their own.
i have been watching more of the discovery channel lately because well- cable's new season must start in january because that is what all of the ads say- coming soon in january new episodes of... anyhoo- i find it amazing the lives that people lead in other places around the globe. no- i don't just mean the naked south american indian tribes that the shows trot out to titillate viewers. i watched and episode or two of 'dirty jobs' with mike rowe. for those who don't know the premise- it is simple: mike goes and does the job for a day of people who have really dirty jobs. with all of the politics surrounding jobs and the econonmy these days- i find it interesting in that regard anyway. so at any rate, last night was about coal miners in pennsylvania dutch country- appalachia- speaking in an accent i have never heard before in this country. it was really weird knowing that these folks live a few hours from me in pennsylvania and have an accent that is part german part irish or scottish sounding. neat. that and i can't believe we are still coal mining but apparently we use billions of tons still- to make electricity. thinking about all of the coal dust those folks inhale and that they will die young- well don't get me started.
this long weekend, hubby and i decided to watch all 6 star wars movies. it really started because of the lament from above- bupkus on tv. i popped in the first movie because we have seen them so many times you only half have to pay attention. so- we started with the original 3- luke and leia- first and then went from there. have to say- lucas was on to something. great story- although the stilted writing left much to be desired. my favorite line in any of the movies got discovered last night in the 3rd movie where obi-wan kenobi is fighting the newly minted darth vader. darth says, "you are either with me, or you are my enemy." obi-wan responds, "only a sith deals in absolutes." which of course lead me to wonder- since siths always come in twos (hat tip to master yoda)- is dick cheney the emperor and george bush his apprentice? just a thought :)