The premiere of Star Wars : Rise of Skywalker is this Friday. Or some places maybe it’s Thursday. I think there might be some shows Thursday evening here in Knoxville. But I’ve got a couple of tickets for a Friday showing, so it’s Friday for me and the MadDoc. She’s on call at the hospital that night. She makes the call schedule and we got these tickets a couple of months ago, but she had forgotten about the date (or I forgot to put it on the calendar), so she ended up putting herself on call. Fortunately, one of her partners agreed to cover a few hours Friday night so that she can join me at the Cinnebarre – the Regal Cinema with recliners and waiters to bring us food. I’m looking forward to it.
And since it’s Star Wars week, I’m going through my t-shirt collection to try and wear as many Star Wars related shirts as I can. I’ve got a UK Star Wars shirt reserved for tomorrow, since the Cats play tomorrow night. Yesterday I wore my green t-shirt with prequel era Yoda on it and the saying from Empire Strikes Back – “Do or do not. There is no try.” It’s one of my favorite Ts in general and I wore it to play tennis yesterday morning. On Monday mornings, I play with a group of guys about my age and even older. Some in their 70s. One of the guys I play with regularly asks me about the t-shirt of the day. Yesterday, he came up and read the shirt and then asked, “who’s that creature there?” I’m sure that says something about…something. I’ll leave it to you to come to your own conclusions.
After tennis, I had to stop by the battery store and I was complimented by one of the guys there on my shirt. We chatted a little about Star Wars week and such. Then one of his co-workers chimed in that he was almost caught up with all of the movies. He announced that he had never seen any of the Star Wars movies until he got the new Disney+ streaming service. I asked his age and he replied, “25.”
So, I got to feel super nerdy on one hand and ancient on the other. Other than that, it wasn’t a bad day. Just 75 hours or so to go. Not that I’m counting down or anything.