Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Funnies

So, I'm on "I Need Friends Friday" hiatus. Have you noticed? Life is crazy. I'm tired. Things are busy. I'll be back with new INFF interviews in January. In the meantime, I'm introducing something new...

Sarah's weekly attempt at being funny.

So, I'm not a Trekkie. I love me some original Star Trek. My husband and I regularly sit down in the living room after the kids go to bed and watch an episode from the original series and call it an official date. I was not always so well-versed as I am now. Let me explain.

I had seen a few episodes of the original over the years, but I had a gripe with it. You see, I just could get passed how horrible an actor I felt Leonard Nemoy was. You see, the actor never showed any emotion. None. He was so serious all the time, so unemotive, so unexpressive. Didn't that drive everyone crazy, I often thought.

Those of you familiar with the series are now laughing at me and my ignorance. Everyone else is mostly confused.

Not until I was married for some time and happened to mention this hangup of mine to my husband did things become clear. After he got his laughter under control, my husband explained something rather crucial to me.

  1. Spock, the character portrayed by Leonard Nemoy, by definition never shows any emotion.
  2. Leonard Nemoy pulled off the no emotion thing exceptionally well. So well, in fact, I noticed it even in my complete idiotness (never caught on to that rather crucial part of his character).
  3. Considering 1 & 2, Leonard Nemoy is actually a pretty incredible actor.
So, lesson of the day... there isn't really one. Just an extra-special glimpse into my history.

Happy Friday!


Donna K. Weaver said...

lol Your class yesterday was wonderful. How can a class you teach not be funny, Sarah? It's in your genes. I guess like it must be in Dan's.

Alli said...

Did you know that that is our date night too? We've been working our way thru the original Star Trek's on Netflix! How crazy is that? Some of them are absolutely horrible but some are good. Our plan is to watch them all and the movies then move on to the the Next Generation, I watched lots of those in HS.

I'm glad we are finally doing some thing trendy for date night :)

Live long and prosper.

Robin Weeks said...

My hubby is not a Star Trek fan. Also, we're total date-night slackers. Maybe we need to find a series we want to watch together....

And--I noticed you don't have your Authors' Advisory interview in your sidebar. Just sayin'. :)

Sarah M Eden said...

I'm so glad you said something, Robin. It was one of those things where I had fully intended to & then forgot that I'd forgotten to do it. *sigh*

Mary Gray said...

Ah, but you know everyone has the same opinion, only about William Shatner, though I actually always liked him.

But, yeah. The overly logical? I've always struggled with them, too. Emotions are meant to be slathered on our sleeves.


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