Thank You for the Birthday Wishes 2018

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Thank you EVERYONE for all of your comments, messages, texts and phone calls. You made me feel very special on my 30-something-ith birthday!

An extra special thank you to Stacy for planning a surprise party, and my family and friends who could attend!

I am lucky to have each and every one of you in my life. I am so blessed and appreciate everyone being part of my special day.

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Bohemian Rhapsody – The Film

Bohemian Rhapsody is an upcoming bio-pic about the British rock band Queen, focusing on lead singer Freddie Mercury’s life and leading up to Queen’s Live Aid performance in 1985. It was directed by Bryan Singer and Dexter Fletcher, and written by Anthony McCarten. It stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and Mike Myers in supporting roles. Queen founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor serve as producers.

This trailer is amazing. This film is going to be epic.

 

May The Fourth Be With You

“May the 4th be with you.” What started as pun warmly shared by fans has become a full-fledged Star Wars holiday: Star Wars Day, a special once-a-year celebration of the galaxy far, far away.

One of the earliest known records of “May the 4th” used in popular culture is in 1979, as described here by author Alan Arnold while he was chronicling the making of The Empire Strikes Back for Lucasfilm:

“Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,’ further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all.”

Once the Internet allowed Star Wars fans around the world to connect with one another, May the 4th soon became a grassroots tradition each year, with fans online and offline proclaiming it “Star Wars Day.”

While the idea of May the 4th did not start with Lucasfilm, the film company that created Star Wars has fully embraced the spirit of fandom that makes the day so special. StarWars.com, as well as the official Star Wars social media channels (hashtag #StarWarsDay), help spread the word and showcase fan activity. More and more official partners have offered sales, giveaways, and exclusives, and have hosted parties and other activities to honor the day.

Ultimately, as Star Wars Day was created by the fans, it is truly their day. Hosting movie marathons, sharing greetings on social media, cooking Star Wars recipes — there are no wrong ways to celebrate May the 4th, and each year we’re amazed at the creative ways that fans mark the occasion. With Star Wars alive like never before, we hope you’ll join in this year.

May the 4th be with you.