Friday, September 15, 2006

Soft Ghosts and Other Ghosts

I guess it's kind of embarrassing when you're excited to go shopping at Target, but it was fun even before life got complicated with a baby. Today, my mission was to find washable crayons for Q, on recommendation from several ladies from our moms' group. The follow-up to the mention of a shopping list should always be "and I also found . . ." so I will not disappoint.

The Halloween merchandise is out in full force, featuring the friendliest set of ghosts ever! There was a little beaded ghost coaster, a ghost oven mitt, a fabric ghost knife & fork holder (plainly just an excuse to make product, because who uses a utensil holder?), and best of all, a soft, squishable plushy ghost.

He was so tempting, but since we don't have much closet space, I can't justify bringing him home and storing for 11 months a year for the rest of my life. So I merely indulged my new hobby of taking pictures of cute things and filing away the thoughts for when we win the lottery and move into a big house.

On a totally different note, I saw a set of photos from the movie "Fanboy." I didn't know that they were actually making the movie! As Ain't It Cool News has reported, "Fanboys takes place in the fall of 1998, a time when everything was pure and Star Wars ruled the world once again. We follow four life-long best friends who travel cross-country in an attempt to break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. Their mission is to see Star Wars Episode I early when they discover one of the young men in their group is diagnosed with terminal cancer and will not live long enough to see the film in theaters the following May."

I love this concept. A roadtrip, friendship, loss, and Star Wars all together make me look forward to seeing how it turns out. There's a serious question there. Just how would you help a friend who isn't going to make it?

And now on a related note, a colleague who has been very sick for months is now at peace. He passed away this morning with his family around him, and we gathered at work in person and on the conference bridge (yes, telephony geeks to the end) to share the sad news. Rest in peace.

24 comments:

bubandpie said...

If you think it's sad how much you look forward to shopping at Target, try being Canadian and driving for 2 hours, waiting at the border crossing, and finally pulling into the parking lot hooting and hollering, "Tar-gay! Tar-gay!"

Yes, we can be a sad lot sometimes, we Canucks.

And that movie? Sounds awesome - something hubby and I will definitely want to see (we met in 1998, back when everything was pure, he he).

Mamacita Tina said...

I've not heard of that story, but definitely will have to check it out, sounds very touching.

The librarian at the elementary school I taught at recently passed after battling with cancer for two years. She was a lovely lady and the world is a sadder place without her.

Mrs. Davis said...

I was just shopping for Halloween stuff at Target on Monday (and got these way-cool striped placemats).

Fan Boys sounds great....I had not heard of it until now. Will have to check it out.

mothergoosemouse said...

Now those I might be willing to buy. Extremely CUTE!

I'm sorry about your colleague though. I don't know that I can think of something specific that I'd do for a friend who was terminally ill - I'd be willing to take requests! But if they were still up for eating, I'd make cookies and chocolate mousse. And bring them a photo album. And read to them.

Mayberry said...

I somehow missed that ghost at Tarjay today. VERY cute.

I'm sorry for the loss of your colleague. It sounds like he was very much loved.

Karianna said...

Rest in peace, colleague.

(And oh, yeah, I hate to admit it, but Target gets me every time!)

Girl con Queso said...

Target = Nirvana. And by Nirvana, I mean the band. Which has Dave Grohl in it. So Nirvana = Fab.

I'm sorry about your colleague.

That movie sounds really good. And I know my nerd-o huz con queso will love it if it has anything to do with Star Wars. Sadly.

Lady M said...

Thanks for your kind words, everyone.

I didn't know there was so much passion for Target. :)

You'll have to let me know how the movie turns out - we'll be waiting for DVD, so we can watch after Q goes to sleep.

anne said...

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks

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