Activities to Help You Meet Mr. or Mrs. RightWritten by Sadie Peterson
At some time or another, all of us find ourselves in a bit of a dating rut. Follow these steps to easily expand your social circle.
1.Do things you love Ė Too many of us donít go out and do things because we donít like doing them alone. But I make it a point to go kayaking regularly, renting a kayak from a local shop. Why? Because this will put you in contact with other people who share your interests. And, of course, youíll be talking to these people, as instructed in Step 1. Also, no matter what your hobby, your local shop will probably have a bulletin board listing outings and activities of interest, giving you more ideas for meeting new people. Ask counter clerk whether he knows of anyone who meets for your specific hobby. Iíve found several informal social kayaking groups this way.
2.Start something Ė This isnít for everyone, but if youíre a great organizer, find a project. Do you notice that your new apartment complex or neighborhood never has any get-togethers? Why not plan one yourself, and hand out flyers? Or maybe you love scrapbooking, but canít seem to find anyone else to share your interests. Start a scrapbooking get-together once a week! Try www.meettheneighbors.org to help you get started.
Star Wars Episode III - How Will the Story Middle?Written by David Kuhne
Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of Sith, is due out May 19, 2005. In meantime, all we can do is guess how Lucas might choose to close up loop of storyline connecting prequels to original Trilogy. What follows is a series of speculations on what story might include, so if you don't want any exposure to such thing, it would be prudent for you to find something else to read.
Undoubtedly most powerful character transformation in this movie will be Anakin's fall to Dark Side. He has already taken first steps in Episode II, his impatience and arrogance playing primary roles in this foreshadowing. Almost certainly Anakin and Obi-Wan will have to confront each other, likely resulting in a fight of some kind. A lightsaber battle between these two would be interesting to see, as of course both now other's style and technique. Each would have another advantage, as well: Anakin can fully use power of Dark Side to aid him, if he's that far along yet; and Obi-Wan has more experience and seems somewhat capable of protecting himself from such powers, ala blocking Dooku's lightning attack. Since we know both must survive encounter to be in Episode IV, it would probably then end either by stalemate, distraction accompanied by one fleeing, or apparent death, such as falling off of a cliff. Also, we must realize that Vader, as seen in Episode IV, is in his life-support armor, so it is possible this fight is how he sustains those injuries.
Another hugely important facet of story is downfall of Jedi. We have already seen their numbers drop in Episode II during Geonosis battle. If Clone Wars are still in full swing during Episode III, more will be falling in this movie, as well. Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi obviously survive, so they must somehow escape conflict in order to set themselves up for Trilogy. Since Mace Windu is not mentioned in Episodes IV-VI, it can be assumed that he will die or his fate will be sealed in Revenge, as it would be incredibly cheap of Lucas to just say "Oh, well, he died somewhere in gap, but I'm not going to tell you how." Mace is one heck of a fighter, so either his death will be spectacularly planned, or else he will have to sacrifice himself to save others (or just one other).
And, of course, if Lucas must tie up loose ends to set up for original Trilogy, then Luke and Leia will have to be addressed. It has been established that they are born around time Episode III is supposed to be set, so they will likely factor in as an important element. It will be interesting to see what Yoda and Obi-Wan think of these two at this early point in time. Will they realize that they have such a vital role to play in future? Just how much were they able to predict about their importance?