“Good Grief, Charlie Brown!” So many things are swirling around me at the moment that I’m finding it difficult to stay on top of everything.

Let’s start, as usual, with my chum John, who is in the process of building a LEGO Ultimate A-Wing Starfighter model from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Just for giggles and grins, John is limiting himself to only 19 instructions a day, thereby stretching the 570 instructions out into a 30-day build (he likes to get his money’s worth regarding every drop of excitement he can squeeze out of his builds).

Adding more details (Click image to see a larger version — Image source: John Alflat)

Along with today’s photo, John shared a few words as follows: “As predicted, the build slows down, but it is enjoyable with more of the ‘proper’ LEGO pieces coming into play. The build of the front portion is performed separately and has a relatively complex way of being attached to the main body.”

John continued to say, “On a side note, it’s nearly the 4th of May, which is a special day in the Star Wars calendar. This year they are releasing a new cartoon series. The folks at LEGO also get in on the act by releasing new models to make. May the 4th be with you :-)”

And with you John, and with you.

To be honest, I’m finding it difficult to keep up with all the special occasions that are sprouting up like mushrooms, such as Pi Day on 14th March, Wear the Lilac Day on 25th May, and International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19th September, to name but a few of the ones I observe myself.

But wait, there’s more, because my chum Charles Pfeil just sent me a poser, asking: “What do the following words have in common?”


My knee-jerk reaction was “nothing whatsoever,” but Charles insisted this was not so and eventually revealed the secret, which I shall unveil in tomorrow’s blog. Also, Charles asks “Why is the following a unique number?”


My first guess was that this isn’t the number of $1 bills in my bank account, but that wouldn’t make it unique because pretty much every number greater than 1 shares the same quality. Once again, all will be revealed tomorrow. In the meantime, as always, I welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions.