Friday, May 20, 2005


I just couldn't resist this:

Weekend Assignment #60: Recount an interesting moment in your life that somehow involves Star Wars. It can be deeply tangential -- it doesn't have to have happened at a Star Wars movie, for example. But let's face it -- for the last 28 years Star Wars has been part of the common culture. Surely there's an interesting moment in your life in that time, in which Star Wars, its characters or its merchandise has been a part of it.

I grew up watching these movies.  One of the most enjoyable things I've done as a parent is passing on my love of all things Star Wars to my kids, and watching them become just as enchanted as I am by it.  Yesterday, I got a two-for-one reminder of it.   

As we were walking through the mall, wasting time, my oldest, Nolan, poses this question to me and my friend Jenny:  "What's your favorite Star Wars character?"

Without hesitation, we both answered simultaneously: "Han Solo."

"I think all women in our age group would answer that,"  Jenny added. 

Honestly, is there any question when it comes to this?  I remember sitting in a theater with my family, having driven up here from the small town to the big city to view it, and swooning over Harrison Ford.  What was I, 9 or 10???  And I've been swooning over him ever since.  That man is just waaay too good looking, and that little scar on his chin just pushes me over the edge.  Ahem.

So my big Star Wars moment involves realizing the appeal of the quick-witted scoundrel type before I was old enough to date, as well as the sex appeal of Harrison Ford; and being reminded of this by the query of my 11 yr old, while we were waiting to go see the newest installment.  (On a day that I let them all skip school to go watch.)

Extra Credit: Ewoks: Cute or Evil? Explain.

Cute.  For crying out loud, they look like little teddy bears come to life.  Just don't look at the eyes too long--then you'll say 'evil'.


madmanadhd said...

Today, while sitting in the theater waiting for Episode III to begin my love and I were scanning the audience. "So... this really seems to be a guy movie hu?" she says noting the lopsided representation of the male population. "Guess so." I mused, but I sure don't remember that about the first 3 that were released." She shoots me a "well Duh look" Sighs and shakes her head, "Of COURSE not, those movies had Harrison Ford!" So they did, and your entry has confirmed my shortsightedness. For me.... Harrison just never did turn my crank. Now 7 of 9 from Star Trek Voyager, there is a character I could fall in love with all over again, every episode. But then again, that's in another dimension.

Would love it if you'd pop on over and give a read to my attempt at John's assignment. Thanks and next time I see you losing it in Wal-Mart I'll offer a chase of your little one if she escapes. Mine did it all the time too. Quick ones aren’t they?

mum24boyz said...

I thought the ewoks were cute, had nightmares from Darth Vader, and loved Han Solo!

kissofvanity said...

Yeah, he's a hottie.  :)