Would you look what followed us home yesterday?
Such an awesome find! I was looking at the garage sale ads in the paper Friday afternoon, when I found one for a "Vintage Bike Sale". A guy from Wichita--Geoffry Benzing, check out his artwork, which I absolutely love, here--apparently collects these old bikes, tinkers with them, then sells them. We got these two for a song. And they are so old-school-cool! Sweet Husband's even came with a bell (which I'm planning to steal at first opportunity).
In other news, we went to see the new Star Trek movie last night.
I'm not a hardcore Trekkie by any means. I remember watching the original movies with my Dad as a kid. I love "The Next Generation". But I never really got into any of the other spin-offs, and I don't go to conventions or speak Klingon or anything like that.
Nonetheless, I was practically squealing out loud with delight many times during the movie. They did such a great job with the characters. Kirk was Kirk. McCoy was McCoy. Spock was...not quite Leonard Nimoy, but the differences--rather than being annoying--were interesting. There were several references to the original movies, for example, Spock gives one of my favorite lines ever from "The Undiscovered Country" ("[W]hen you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.")
But what's really fun is, with the way they started it (it won't be too big a spoiler I don't think, to tell you that time travel and a sort of "alternate destiny" is involved) they're now free to basically re-write the stories of the original characters. And I can't wait!