Of Schwinns and Starships


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!