A couple of weeks ago I featured a present wrapped as an Ewok (from M4P friend Gene Ha). Now that we are recovered from all our partying, I am keeping my promise to feature one of his other paper-folding wrappings. So today we have Yoda!
Come on, who does not LOVE getting presents? And who does not LOVE to tear them open right away? Not me, not this time. I recently received 3 small-ish boxes (from M4P friend Gene Ha) wrapped as Star Wars figures, and I just could not imagine that the inside could live up to the awesome outsides. So I didn’t, open them, for a looong, time.
They sure did not look pretty, but what can be more fun than making Star Wars pancakes with Bantha milk?
The kids had a snow day not too long ago. As a working parent it is both a treat to get to stay home with the kids on a weekday (sleep in, yeay!!), and a scramble to juggle working from home with them around. This time around, fun won out. Upon the kids insistence, we made pancakes. But not just any pancakes – we made Bantha milk pancakes. We have tried to use the Star Wars shapes before, and it didn’t work. And I have to admit, it didn’t go well this time either. They didn’t turn out very Star Wars-shaped. The color was more greenish than blue. And trying to pry a Millennium Falcon out of its mold, I sorta burnt the others. But, you know what? They were made with love and lots of laughter and tasted GREAT, so I still call it a success!
Today, I learned a new phrase (from wookieepedia) that I think I will use often:
Blue Milk Run.
It is used when explaining something that should be super simple. Bantha milk was easily available all over the galaxy, and going to pick some up was never a problem, so among military personnel the phrase came to mean an easy mission. Kyle Katarn tells Jaden Korr about the Mission to Tatooine: This should be a total blue milk run, kid. But it’ll give you a chance to pick up some negotiating skills. Let’s head to Tatooine.
Marriage is full of compromises. Whose family do you spend Christmas with? Who takes the trash out? PCs or Macs?
Before I got married, my Christmas tree was one of my favorite things. Not that it was fancy or anything. it was that it had to be “just so.” It had to look like I remembered my family’s tree from my childhood. Then I get engaged, and my fiancée tells me he collects Hallmark Star Wars ornaments, and wants to put them up in the tree!!!
In MY tree!? No way! There was no compromising with “my” tree!
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!)