This is a joyous occasion for dorks like myself who grew up on "Star Wars". J.J. Abrams has insisted he is staying true to the original trilogy, and I cannot wait to see it. But I in fact AM waiting to see it. I want to wait until the person that would go with me is feeling well enough to go. But what do I do between the time the movie premieres and the moment I park my butt in the theater?

By the way, this premiere is so "Black Friday starts at 5pm Thanksgiving Day" silly. All I've ever seen in the promotions and advertisements is "Starts December 18".

So when can you first see the movie here in the Cedar Valley? I took a screenshot from Google for you:

That's tonight.

Anyway, back to the original point. The first thing I do is accept that this is my decision and not impose on others with my procrastination. As in, the opposite of this:

This is a friend of mine on Facebook demanding people not talk about "Star Wars" on social media.

This is a constant complaint on social media, and I feel I need to address it, not just with "Star Wars" but with anything. Social media was basically invented for people to post about their life, things that they are experiencing. It is not their responsibility to make sure you find out nothing about a movie, sporting event, or TV program just because you're not ready.

It is easier for YOU to stay off social media than it is for the entire social media-using world not talk about what you don't want them to talk about. If you can't stay off social media, then simply accept that you may find out stuff.


Google wants to help those who don't want to (or can't) stay out of the loop, or even stay online. If you use the Google Chrome web browser, there is an extension called "Force Block" which basically blocks any page that even says the words "Star Wars".