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Get Excited…or Don’t. It’s Up to You.


We’re back. Well, I’m back, sort of. You’ve noticed (who couldn’t) that we haven’t really been active here at Babes for a little while. That’s about to change.

Many of you may remember that I’m a wee bit of a Star Wars fan. I rather proudly tell anyone who will listen that I read most of the Star Wars books available when I was 13. Usually while listening to Jewel or Celine Dion, but that’s a whole other story.

I’m turning 30 this year and to mark such a… special occasion, I thought I would do a little experiment. I’m going to re-read all of the Star Wars books I read at the age of 13 and see how my perception of the series has changed.

Here’s the set-up:

1. I’m going to try to read the books in chronological order. This may depend on library availability.

2. I will give you both my opinion of the book when I was 13 and my thoughts on it now. I promise 13 year old me won’t disappoint.

3. I’m only going to do the major books in the series that I read at that age. Basically, if I didn’t read it then, I won’t read it now even if it had been published at that time.

I’m starting with Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry (not that one) and if the prologue is any indication, it’s going to be a doozie. So, watch this space and be prepared join me for a trip into my adolescent psyche and my potentially terrible, melodramatic opinions.

— Rachel

PS – Yes, I owned the action figure above.

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Thursday Time Wasters: Snozzlebert Snugglesnatch Edition


Wednesday is “Hump Day,” but Thursday has to be the hardest day of the week to get through if you have a 9-5. Friday and the impending weekend — a three day weekend this week for many — are mere hours away, but you still have to slog through today to get there. To help you manage the ennui, here are a few time wasters to help you get by.

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Apologies, Folks. Now Enjoy Some Happiness


Life intervened for awhile and made it a little difficult to get out of the jungle of death, but I’m back!

To make up for it, here are three things bound to make you smile.

1. Apparently Pixar decorates their studios every time a new film is released. Since Monsters University is only weeks away, those crazy kids invited the press for a look-see on “freshman” day. Check out the adorable photos here at io9. (NOTE: These pictures will not make you hate your job for not being located at Pixar studios. Noooope… Wait. You’re reading that as sarcasm, right?)

2. Speaking of Pixar, Michael Arndt – former Toy Story 3 scribe and upcoming Star Wars Episode VII victim – has let the world (aka Funny or Die) into his intricate writing process called writer’s block. Because it’s possible he might be experiencing a teensy bit of pressure.


3. I saved the best for last. Anyone recognize these dapper feet? If not, you’re a punk. But we love you anyway. The BBC posted the photo from the set of the Doctor’s 50th anniversary episode. I can’t imagine I’m the only one crazy excited to see those white converse again.

That’s all for now.

Oh okay. One more.

Enjoy! Over and Out.


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Weekend Roundup: 03.08.13


I’ve been a bit of a busy bee lately and I’m sure most of you can relate. In trying to catch up on this week’s nerdy news I came across quite a few gems. For your convenience, I’ve gathered all the little news nuggets and placed them here. You’re welcome.  Continue reading

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White House Declares Loyalty to Rebel Alliance…Due Mostly to Fiscal Responsibility

The White House – or at least its Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget – has responded to that petition for the Obama Administration to build a Death Star that everyone has been talking about.

Yeah. This is the first I’m hearing about this too.

However, the response from the White House gave me just the giggle I needed to start the weekend off right. I like that the petition response acknowledges the countless jobs the construction of the Death Star would create, but my favorite part is probably the initial list of reasons why the Obama Administration will not be building a Death Star:

  • The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
  • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
  • Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

Don’t fret my Death Star desiring friends; I’m sure Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich are building one in their basements as we speak.


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January 12, 2013 · 9:06 am