Sawdust

Before Saturday, I don’t remember how long it had been since I last did anything with wood… over the weekend, Li and I fashioned a simple sword of wood for part of her Halloween costume. Nothing elaborate, made from scraps we had laying around the garage, but it involved sawing, gluing, clamping, more sawing, shaping, and sanding. I tend to forget how much I enjoy working with wood: the smell, the feel, getting to watch something emerge and evolve…

Li and I were both pleased with the result, although for different reasons.

A New Hope

We’ve started: We watched the first half of Star Wars IV yesterday with Li for the first time. The Millenium Falcon just got pulled into the Death Star after coming out of light speed only to find that Alderaan had been obliterated by the Empire. I’d forgotten how bad the movie is: bad acting, bad dialog, bad effects, and unfortunately we’re watching the version that Mr. Lucas “added” stuff to. I’d also forgotten how many iconic dialog lines came out of this first movie, too. Li loves it…