Today, I was at work, which is really monotonous, and gives me plenty of time to think about whatever. And it suddenly struck me that Episode III really is coming and the Star Wars movies are going to finally come to an end (as far as we know with this non-disclosure agreement rumor stuff going on). Using Star Wars as a reference, I just can't believe how fast the time has passed by. The first time I really encountered Star Wars was during the summer between my eighth grade graduation and the start of my freshman year of high school (1996). Shortly after, the trilogy was on again during the Christmas season, where I really sat down and watched the movies and became a fan. Then the Special Editions came out that January through March. Then bam! Time flew by again, and I was ending my junior year in high school when The Phantom Menace came out. I graduated from high school and finished my sophomore year in college, and before I knew it Attack Of The Clones was released in 2002. Now we're 8.5 months from Revenge Of The Sith... I'm just amazed that the last 8 years of my life with Star Wars in them have flown by that fast! Feel free to express your awe about the passage of time in here too. I'm sure those of you who were already born when A New Hope have some great stories to tell.