Friday, May 3, 2013

May the fourth be with you, it's Star Wars Day.

Today is a big day in Louisa, Kentucky. Of course, the entire state is pumped for the Kentucky Derby. The annual “Run For The Roses” is billed as the most exciting two minutes in sports and you have to admit the horses are beautiful as well. Speaking of sports and excitement, our boys’ and girls’ tennis teams are competing at the regional tournament at Prestonsburg, Kentucky. My son, Matt competes in the boys’ singles at 10 AM. Good luck and God’s grace to him and all the students in competition. Finally tomorrow is the Lawrence County High School Prom. The prom begins at 7 PM with the Grand March at 6 PM with the students making their entrances in all their finery. Matt and his girlfriend, Leslie, are attending as juniors and on June 23, Leslie will also accompany us for her first visit to Walt Disney World. Like I said, it’s a big day.

And, of course, it’s a big day in the universe. Today is intergalactic Star Wars Day. May the fourth as in “May the Fourth be with you.” My mother took my brother and I to see Star Wars when I was 15 years old, she slept through it. Years later she went with our family to see The Phantom Menace, she slept through it. Some things never change. You won’t sleep through Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I can only ride it once and then I have to have a long break. My fifty-one-year-old physique does not recover from motion as quick as it used to.

May 4, 1852, Alice Liddell was born in London England. Alice was on a picnic outing on July 4, 1862 where Charles Dodgson entertained her and her sister with stories of a girl who fell down a rabbit hole and embarked on fantastical adventures. Alice loved the stories so much that she asked Dodgson to write them down for her. Dodgson eventually published them under his pen name, Lewis Carroll. Walt took the stories and, in 1951, released his animated feature, Alice in Wonderland. I cannot emphasize how wonderful Alice and the Mad Hatter are at Walt Disney World so go to The Magic Kingdom, seek them out and have a happy unbirthday.

Finally, in 1994, Alexander Gould is born in Los Angeles, California. Alexander was about eight-years-old when he provided the voice of Nemo in Finding Nemo and two years later he voiced Bambi in Bambi II. Wow, Nemo is nineteen. Go to The Animal Kingdom and check out Finding Nemo: The Musical.  “In the big, blue worlllldddd…”

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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