Monday, May 4, 2009

oh. my. heck.

There I was, at my computer, innocently and unsuspectingly reading the unread posts in my Reader, when lo, I happen upon this post by Cake Wrecks. Did I just read correctly? There is an unofficial official Star Wars Day?? Well, break out my padawan braid*; it is time to celebrate.

But since I found out late in the day, I can only share this joy with you so we can get an early start on planning our festivities for next year. I will, in the meantime, share some of my beloved Star Wars collectibles with you. Just so you can be green with envy (hey, isn’t that a song?)

First, I present to you my R2D2 / Obi-Wan action figure collection. They are preciously displayed in all their glory on the spice rack. My dear chef husband tolerates this quite well.

Next, prowling around the house when I have enough batteries, is my R2 D2 robot, complete with cup holder. He responds to voice, either commands or instructions. He is a fabulous toy that any (almost middle-aged) Star Wars fanatic must have.

And finally, I present piece de resistance, my Wii lightsabers. Back in November, I discovered that LucasArts was releasing a new game for the Wii, The Clone Wars. From their website: “Built from the ground-up for Wii™, Lightsaber Duels features an intuitive motion-controlled combat system that puts the Lightsaber weapon in your hand. Mastering the Jedi's distinctive weapon is now within any player's grasp.” AND it has totally cool lightsaber sound effects. Drool!! I finally got my Wii for my birthday / Valentine’s Day / anniversary present. LOVE IT.

Alas, though, my collection is not complete. If only I had …

The R2 D2 trash can.

The R2 D2 DVD Projector.

The authentic sounding lightsaber (“And as you wait to strike, you hear that hum you've come to know and love.” Sweeeet!

And finally, if money grew on a tree in my backyard, I would totally get an iPhone, just so I could download the app that makes it sound like a lightsaber. Johanna Sterns calls it “the best, most useless iPhone application.” You realize I simply must have this someday?

Ah well, sweet fantasies. Some day … In the meantime, may the fourth be with you!

*yes, I do own a clip-on padawan braid…what’s it to ya?


Anonymous said...

You are so funny.I want to come visit and see your house. This is another piece in the puzzle to discovering you and I love it! I am up for a lightsaber duel anytime.

Anonymous said...

Gee, Countess Laurie... someone in your "not so extended" family just might have an unused, that is, a dormant I Phone...

Kristina P. said...

I had no idea you were a Star Wars nerd!

Mae said...

Countess Laurie, I am in fact getting better at leaving comments. I will comment on this as I have seen it to be true and have experienced it in the flesh. However, this is definately an antisenescent feeling in the bones for you. Put on those flip flops with the sparkles and dance to your own drum. Boom Clap...Kristina P hates YKW.

Antique Mommy said...

You are a stamper AND have a Star Wars collection? Wow. There is no word to describe that level of cool. :-)

pren said...

"Well, break out my padawan braid*; it is time to celebrate."

aaaahahahaha! love it!