"oh no," I thought! "My friend is going to think I am ridiculous."
He asks, "Is that a stormtrooper? Is it yours?"
I respond sheepishly that it was, and I explain quickly how I came to receive it.
Then he asked, "Have you read all the books?"
I again, sheepishly, respond in the positive. And then,
he announces that he OWNS all of them!
ALL OF THEM! This is beyond amazing and rather spectacular. This somewhat magnificent connection led us to discuss and dive into our pasts, ... our rather nerdy pasts. It was a blast, and a definite positive boost to my weekend.
Star Wars is great.
The Extended Universe is grand.
And I am glad (and extremely proud) that Star Wars is a part of my life. It makes me smile.
I mean a quote from one of the latter books is my email signature, Hello! It's great.