One of the marvelous things about the Star Wars franchise is how it engages people’s imagination. Just like countless other kids in the late 70’s, the hubby spent a good chunk of his time drawing TIE-fighters and pretending to be shooting at stormtroopers. Now a generation later, our kids are drawing X-wings and having Lightsabers fights.
What does Star Wars Smell Like? (DIY Star Wars Soaps)
When our son was about 2.5 he asked me “What does Star Wars smell like?” Now, it happens that I actually do not have a sense of smell, so I would not be able to answer a questions about what ANYTHING smells like. But since I cry when I chop onions, I sneeze when someone wears too much perfume, and cough when I burn the chicken, I at least have some vague concept that different things smell differently. Still, I was WAY out of my depth on the smell of Star Wars (though we have all heard about the Tauntauns stinking). So, we asked dad (who is THE Star Wars expert in our family, and has an exceptional olfactory system to boot), but he had no idea either.
This is a take on the perennial favorite pigs-in-a-blanket. Though we have taken the pigs out and added ships. We took the pigs out because, here at May the Fourth, we are talking about Star Wars, not PIGS IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!
(Quick googling… is there a Muppet Parody of Star Wars? YIKES there are Muppet Star Wars figurines! The Star Wars cast was even on the Muppet Show!)
Oh Christmas Tree!
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!
Dagobah Swamp Jello
Me to Hubby: Honey, can I submerge one of your X-Wings in Jello?
Here is how that question arose… We need a cool new dish this year. What have we made in the past? What do we not have? We don’t have any soups… hm, what is liquid in the movies? Lake Paonga on Naboo? Yoda’s swamp! Swamp! Green soup? X-Wing? X-Wing will melt! Cold soup…Avacado? (Google recipes….) Cucumber? Ugh! X-Wing in something green. Swampy? Slimy? JELLO!!!!
Cheesy Star Wars Art
I am an artist. I am not bragging or anything, I actually went to art college, and have spent the past 20-ish years in the field of design and advertising. In one of my art history classes back in college, I remember being told that Michelangelo once said: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” I know what he meant. I felt exactly the same about the 5″x5″x9″ block of mozzarella cheese on my kitchen counter, just waiting for me to carve it for our first M4P.
I am of course no Michelangelo! But it was still pretty successful. As far as Star Wars fan art is concerned, it definitely turned out pretty cheesy…which of course was the whole point.
Carved Death Star Cheese Ball