Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bitter, but also Sweet

Sunday turned into an unhappy day. TGF got a call from a friend who told us that our friend Jeannie died suddenly and unexpectedly this past weekend, and we had the unhappy duty to go find and tell her best friend Tina and several other friends the news. We had a sort of informal memorial for her last night at Ground Control, where she was a regular. I don't really want to type more about it here as there are lots of other people who are saying things much better than I can. Suffice it to say that TGF and I are very sad. Jeannie was Good People and we all miss her a lot already.

So, please excuse the relative terseness of this post since that's kind of putting a shadow over everything today.

The Supernova situation is resolved; I signed the car over to an insurance auction house and they came and towed it away yesterday morning. I should get a check within two weeks. It will be for quite a bit more than I expected, which is pleasant and helps offset the loss of the car.

And last but definitely not least, today is TGF's and my One Year Anniversary. That's a big milestone for me, since I've been, um, relationshiply-challenged? Things are going really well. I know TGF would love it if I were to wax all romantic and gush about how she's the Best Girlfriend EVAR and how we have such a great time together and how we communicate well and work as a team and have an excellent love life and all that, but I'm sort of private and blushy about that sort of thing so... oh wait. Heh. Oops... :)

Since we have the big cruise vacation coming up in a couple of weeks, our celebration tonight will be pretty low key, but perfectly in character for two Nerds In Love... we're going to watch the original, un-messed-with version of Star Wars (no, I will not call it "Episode IV: A New Hope," thanks, when it came out it was called Star Wars, and stayed that way for oh, more than 20 years) on DVD, which I just picked up at Best Buy today, along with Empire and Jedi and Lego Star Wars II for GameCube and DS. Yes. Yes I did. What? Yes, I told you already, I am a Nerd. Pay attention!

I'm happy about it. It's been a good year. How about another one, hunny? :)

Just wish Jeannie was still with us. That kinda brings me back down, y'know? :\


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it was named Episode IV when it was re-released in 1980, to coincide with Empire. but I draw the line at looking it up.


12:28 AM  
Blogger Jeff Z said...

Yep, that's correct. I saw it in the theatre both in '77 and '81, and they added "Episode IV: A New Hope" to the scrolling titles then - because of course, Empire's scrolling titles started with "Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back," much to many peoples's confusion. :)

I'm happy to report that the "original theatrical release" Disc 2 of Star Wars is in fact the original release, without the "Episode IV" in the scrolling titles.

AAAAHHHH... much satisfaction. Balance has been restored to the Force. :)

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear ya. I just went to Jersey last weekend for a funeral of a friend. Sorry to hear about your friend.

On a lighter note....congrats to you and TGF on a milestone! I do know how relationship-challenged you were and am glad to see that you have overcome it!!

3:57 PM  
Blogger Jeff Z said...

Thx cheryl! I probably won't consider myself past the challenged-ness until we hit TWO years, so stay tuned.

Sorry to hear about your friend too. Was it anyone that I also know? (which could be about 1/3 the population of NJ...)

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, it was an older friend of mine who had been battling brain cancer.

If it was anyone from our crowd, I would've definitely let you know.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm so sorry I missed the chance to celebrate your anniversary. It would have been nice, given the events of that weekend, to have good news for a change. I only found out by happenstance, today!

Congrats! :-)

3:44 PM  

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