Friday, May 25, 2007

It was 30 years ago today.

People always call me a Star Wars nerd. I just don't get where they get that idea. But I am a slight nerd. I guess you can see proof of my nerdness here. Or here. I can remember the first time I saw Star Wars. It was at the awesome Coral Theater in Oak Lawn. I remember when the movie started, and the Star Destoyer just kept going, and going, and going.....I was hooked. My mom would drop me off at the Coral every other weekend for a viewing. If my count is right, I have seen ANH in the theater 57 times. Factor in video and DVD at home, along with this 8 track (age comments will get you hurt, readers) story I had of the movie and the number of "viewings" exceeds 300. More than a space movie, it was an incredible telling of the basic good versus evil. I, like many, can honestly say my life changed the very day I saw Star Wars.