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Serenity: Better Days #1

I'm so happy!!!! Laughing I'm now an official nerd – or fanboy, if you would prefer. Sunday I received the first of a three part comic book series about Firefly. (it even came in a cool plastic cover – shiny!)

Written by Joss Whedon, Serenity: Better Days #1 is a wonderful comic book based between the end of the Firefly TV series and the movie Serenity. I would tell you more, but I don't want to ruin it for you. Tongue out

If your mouth is watering, you too can own this piece of history – all for $2.99 (plus shipping and handling). All you need to do is go to this website and order your copy TODAY

Note that this is an independent rant by the author of this blog with no connections to the above said websites or publishers. The author is just out of his mind.

oh – in the back of comic, there's a nice comment foretelling of another comic book series called The Shepherd’s Tale. This series will be focused on Shepherd Book's life BEFORE Firefly!!! Pretty Shiny!! Cool

One last Firefly titbit – this is the second Firefly comic book series written by Joss. The first one was Serenity: Those Left Behind – written in 2005 (before the movie). I had the previlege of reading this one a few weeks ago and, while not as good as the TV show, it is really good. In fact, it gives you a better lay-of-the-land leading up to the movie.[@more@]

So I was mistaken – there is one more Firefly titbit. Tongue out  I re-discovered a cool Serenity desktop picture at


Calling all Browncoats!

Joss Whedon is writing and publishing three comic books based in the Firefly universe:

[@more@]I would also like to mention Joss’ previous Firefly comic book published in 2006: Serenity: Those Left Behind. This book deals with the time between the last Firefly episode and the movie Serenity.

A wonderful friend loaned this book to me last week, and it ROCKS!!! The only disappointment being that it’s in book form instead of video… *sigh*

What's your song?

Everyone has a song. A song that stops you in your tracks as the flood of memories come rushing in – invited or not.

It's the song you play when you're happy and want to rejoice. It's the song you curl up to when you're sad and want to be alone. Aye – some folks may claim have more then one 'song'. Yet, I believe that deep down, we all have that one song that we go back to when we want to be reminded of the Lord's mercy.

For me that song is "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray.

I play it when I want to tune out the world and write a paper. I play it when I'm down and want to remember all that God has done for me. I play it when I want to rejoice and have a party. It is the one song that makes me stop and close my eyes when I hear it on the radio.

As soon as the first few notes touch my ears I'm transported to a dairy barn in Oklahoma during the early 1990's. Manure and fly specs covering everything; a black duel-cassette radio hanging from the rafters by a piece of bailing wire with a coat-hanger sticking out of the antenna to pick up 92.9 KBEZ. I'm standing alone in the pit with a bleach bucket and rag with only the music to keep me going. "Drift Away" became my anthem:

Day after day, I'm more confused
Yet I look for the light through the pourin' rain

[@more@]It echoed the cry of my heart as I struggled through the trials of adolescent.

Beginnin' to think that I'm wastin' time
I don't understand the things I do
The world outside looks so unkind

It provided me an escape from the life – no more cleaning, no more fights, no more struggles, no more disappointments.

Oh, give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock n roll
And drift away

As I grew older, it continued to comfort me as the world fell apart around me and I was forced to face my demons.

And when I'm feelin' blue
The guitar's comin' through
To soothe me

Today, ten plus years later, "Drift Away" still pulls me on toward the Kingdom – reminding me of the battles won and lost; the tears stained eyes of discouragement and joy; the broken heart and mended soul; all wrapped up in the sound waves of one song.

Thanks for the joy that you've given me
I want you to know I believe in your song
And rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You help me along
Makin' me strong

What's your song?


Mac, PC & Linux – Parodies

Most of us have seen the cool "Mac vs PC" commercials (yeah – the ones that start off "Hi, I'm an Mac"). Well, it seems that Novell has entered the fray with some Linux spin-off commercials. And I must admit, they are pretty funning (however, not ROTFL funny as one unnamed relative said). Wink


Knight Rider 3000

In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned the new Knight Rider "movie" – well, I must repent of my ignorance ways. The new Knight Rider is actually as TV show. In fact, the show premiers this Sunday, February 17th, with a two hour "movie".

The coolest part of the entire new series is K.I.T.T (of course!!). Looking online, I discovered some sweet pictures of the Shelby GT500KR as well as a few YouTube clips about the show. Enjoy.

oh – and it seems that Val Kilmer is to replace Will Arnett as the voice of KITT. "I'm your huckaberry.."


Knees vs Knight Rider

Knee Report

I had a checkup with the physical therapist Tuesday to see how my knee was going. Over all, it's improving very steadily.  The therapist gave me some different exercises to do for the next few months. After that, I'm hoping to get with a trainer to set up a long term routine – that way this won't happen again. Innocent

Knight Rider

Guess what? Netflick has all the old Knight Rider TV shows available online via streaming media. Laughing

We watched Season 1, Episode 1 Monday evening – it was so cool! Talk about memories.
Tongue out The coolest part is that Em has never seen Knight Rider – so this is her first time. [@more@]