Thursday, May 19, 2011

8 years... of geek love.

So eight years ago today, the love of my life told me he thought he was falling in love with me. It all started ten days earlier when he accepted a dare one of his online friends had given him 'talk to the next girl to enter the thread'. The next girl happened to be me and we hit it off. Of all the places to find a guy, I never expected to find mine on a Star Wars message board because of a dare. So I have Star Wars (my Dad and a high school buddy for getting me hooked), Brandyn (for the dare), and (for providing the virtual location) to thank for bringing my love and I together. There aren't many places an Aussie living in Colorado can meet a geeky girl living in Washington.

We celebrated our dating anniversary with a yummy breakfast (waffles, eggs, and bacon), dinner at Red Robin (first date recreation) and will be catching the midnight showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This will be the second time we've seen a midnight movie premier to celebrate our dating (the other movie was Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith). My husband got me geeky gifts: The Wildlife of Star Wars - A Field Guide [It has Tauntauns!!! So excited about my costume!] and Munchkin Zombies [Mmmmm... I love him for his braaains...]. Bevan is awesome! He knows just what to get his lovely geek. I'm looking forward to watching his gift with him: Fullmetal Alchemist - Brotherhood - Part 3 & 4 (goes nicely with the Fullmetal Alchemist pocket watch I got him a few years back).

I've been playing LEGO Pirates lately and have to say I am loving it. There is a nice little addictively cute quality to the games (did I mention I've unlocked all the characters and am well on my way to 100% completion?). I think my favorite part is getting to listen to the awesome Pirates music while I play. There is just something about the score that sucks me in. Love it!

Well, I'm off to the theatre.

EDIT: The threatre wasn't as packed as I thought it would be and only three people attended in costume (if it hadn't been a spur of the moment thing I totally would have decked myself out and grabbed my jar of dirt). The movie was fun though! I enjoyed it. Jack made me laugh as usual. The mermaids were freaky and I want to know what happened to Phillip. My one complaint - the 3d glasses made some of the fights scenes blurry. Other than that, I won't comment - I'd rather not spoil it for those who haven't seen the movie. I still <3 me Pirates!


  1. Congratulations on 8 years! What a great story of meeting the love of your life, too :)

    All the LEGO games are so addictive...I'm hooked so bad!

  2. Thanks! I like my story. He even proposed on May 19th after 3 years of dating. :) So it is a special day.

    I love all the LEGO games. Combining LEGO with some of my favorite stories one one of the most brilliant things a game creator has done. Also, it makes for some of the best movie to videogame play I've had (most other movie videogames miss the boat).

  3. Awww, that's awesome :) Glad you liked the movie, too! Hubby and I are looking forward to seeing it soon.

    It's so true, and I think it's the separation from the realism of the movies that makes them so good. The creators can still follow the storyline while taking some artistic liberties for the sake of humor or in-jokes that direct movie-to-game conversions don't get. LEGO Batman's been my favorite thus far, still have LEGO HP and Pirates to play.

  4. I've played through LEGO Star Wars (4-6) all the way when it first came out and I've played all the way through Pirates. Love them both. I need to finish Star Wars 1-3, Indy 1-3, & Batman. We just got Harry Potter, so I haven't played through that one yet. Still need to pick up Star Wars: Clone Wars and Indy 1-4. Nothing better than turning people into LEGO's and playing with all the movie jokes. The separation from realism definitely helps. I don't think I'd enjoy the game if they tried to realistically make me kill so many characters, but beating a LEGO until it falls apart is entertaining (and you also have the knowledge that LEGOs can be rebuilt). These games make me antsy to get my LEGO costume together, but that will have to wait until I finish the Tauntaun and Org. 13 cloaks... too many awesome costumes to do.