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Star Wars on Blu-ray Announced, but No Thanks.

No thanks. The original films have been touched up and re-edited and spruced up and changed and degraded enough in the special editions that followed that I don’t care to watch them. The prequel trilogy is bad writing, bad acting, & bad storytelling. I don’t think I’ll ever watch Episodes I, II, or III again. Amazon ships sometime in September. Links: Original Trilogy Blu-ray: $45 and Original and Prequel Trilogies: $90. No thanks. I don’t want them.

If you want the original films, get these DVDs: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi. Each has a second disc that contains the untouched original theatrical version in 2.0 stereo audio. For the sake of future generations, you will want to have the original historical documents of the Star Wars.

Country Music Half Marathon

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. –Henry David Thoreau

My alarm went off at 4am on Saturday. I had my clothes picked out carefully, my GPS tag already affixed to my shoe, and a cooler packed with powerade, bottled water, and beef jerky.

Finished in 3:52:39. Not bad for walking. At least I finished before the people wearing chicken suits and swinging hula hoops.

I’m so sore. Sore doesn’t even cover it. Now I know how C3PO feels at the beginning of Star Wars. My ankles and knees just weren’t ready for that kind of endurance test. It was so very worth it. As a part of my weight loss plan, my plan to change my life, I definitely think this is a great step forward. I couldn’t have imagined myself doing this 12 months ago. Now I’m excited to do even more. I think it’s time to get back to training, start building up to do some actual running. 5K, 10K, another Half Marathon. I can’t believe I’m looking forward to it. I’m getting blisters just thinking about it