But that's not all. I'm sure that all of you saw the Star Wars: The Force Awakens International Trailer earlier this week. It was discretely slipped out somewhere in the media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri, burning. I'm not sure how looting and burning a town down is supposed to bring about the change they want, but at least that trailer is good. And when I saw the heartbreaking news that crime/mystery writer P.D. James died yesterday, I also ran across the Star Wars: The Force Awakens UK Trailer. It's different from the International one, so you'll want to watch both. Both are good. Despite the volleyball match of comments on YouTube, these trailers actually make me feel somewhat optimistic that Episode Seven will work out after all. I trust J.J. Abrams (I keep telling myself). After all, he did great things for the Star Trek franchise (I keep telling myself). I just know this is going to be awesome. I heard that fans crashed iTunes trying to get the previews this morning, so there you have it. We gave them a different kind of Black Friday, didn't we?
You gotta hand it to nerds. We won't loot you. We won't burn your business down. We won't march or protest because baby, it's cold outside, and we aren't going out there. But we WILL crash your servers for awesome previews. Seriously, iTunes. You haven't figured out that Star Wars fans are fanatics yet? And you know this!
Speaking of Black Friday, you can forget that with me. Amazon is this girl's best friend. Seriously, that's the Sears catalog of the 21st century. They have great deals. They deliver right to your door. You can do it on your computer, and then crash iTunes downloading Star Wars previews. You can do all of this without leaving your house. Good times, folks.
Good times and bad, really, I feel like a yo-yo this week! I bet it was a week like this that drove C.S. Lewis to write about the Law of Undulation in The Screwtape Letters. Most of the time the ebb and flow take longer, but sometimes the tides of life get all out of whack, and do it all at once! *Sigh* I just want things to be better. I know it comes, because things always change. You just don't always know when it's time to trade the shovels of the valleys for the binoculars of the mountaintop. Life's funny like that.
That's all today. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and that your holiday season 2014 is off to a great start. Take care, have a Happy Black Friday, a wonderful weekend, and Go Gamecocks - beat Clemson!