My favorite things (not in any particular order): family, friends, God, Puccini, cheese, Christmas trees, Star Wars, and chocolate. They are even better when combined: a cheese party with friends, seeing Tosca with the hubby, the Christmas display at Church…. and now, eating Star Wars chocolates!!!
When our daughter wanted to be Chewie for Halloween, our son simply had to be Han Solo. Proportionally they were just about the right size. In theory, he was happy about this. He loves Star Wars. In practice it was a little more complicated. He was quite upset that Han does not get to have a lightsaber! But more importantly, he hated the hair! I mean, HATED the hair. As the good (albeit slightly obsessed) mom that I am, we skipped 2 haircuts so he would have nice shag do in time for Halloween. Un-coiffed, it looked more “Luke” than “Han”, and the times we tried to style it like Han he just got REALLY upset. So, the brain washing had to begin.
Black Friday! GAAAAH! Many of us are not quite ready to start thinking about Christmas shopping yet. But just in case you are a planner, and want some tips on what to give your wife or girlfriend, here is the post for you.
…I am going to assume that you have already bought the jewelry, decided against the vacuum cleaner, and just need something little extra, something personal and fun. Something that either A. shows you want to support her interests, or B. want to gently nudge her towards yours…
If it is B and she does not looooove Star Wars (I know, that happens!), she should still appreciate these nice, decidedly NON-traditional designs from welovefine.com.
(And hint, they have some really cool men’s and unisex ones too. Don’t tell my hubby, I am getting him this one for Christmas!)
‘Just so you know, my husband rocks! Why, you ask? Last year he gave me Star Wars Lego mini figs for Christmas, and my birthday, AND one day he came home with a Leia as Boushh and Han in Carbonite, JUST because he loves me. I know!
So the story goes that Chewie owes Han Solo his life. When Han was in the Imperial Army, he refused orders to kill Chewie. Han was discharged, and took up smuggling to make ends meet. Chewie came along to protect Han, to pay his debt as it were.
I’m not sure a life-debt necessarily means life-long friendship, but it surely is the case with those guys. (Assuming they are translating Chewbacca’s words correctly…You know, he could be cursing up a storm, and we wouldn’t know it! GAAAAAAAH!) Their loyalty is fierce, like family.
When we found this Han Solo in Carbonite silicone mold we tried to figure out what to make with it – something worthy of its coolness. Banana bread and brownies didn’t work; the details from the mold just did not show up in our baked goods. No luck with ice cream either. Melted Chocolate however, worked like a charm. But who should eat a 3 lb. Han Solo chocolate bar? Certainly not us! (Notice we did not ask who COULD!). Here is what we came up with instead: