Friday 2 March 2012

A Not So Long Time Ago in a Living Room Far, Far Away...

As the daughter of a computer programmer, when it comes to cool, I never really had a chance. Give me a book or a video game and a comfy couch, and that’s where I’d rather be any day!

So, it’s an embarrassing blow to my nerd credentials that I've never actually seen the original Star Wars Trilogy. I have a vague memory of watching The Empire Strikes Back in daycare, and being promptly put off by a man inside the carcass of a very large animal. I have never tried to watch them since... 
Then last week, a video game swap left me with a copy of Lego Star Wars. As I played through the levels, I felt ready to give the movies another try. When I discovered there were some awesome Klutz kits to make my movie marathon extra special, and I knew the time was right. I hunkered down on the couch with Star Wars Folded Flyers, Draw Star Wars, a giant bowl of popcorn and all six movies, and began.

I folded out paper versions of a Jedi Starfighter and the Millennium Falcon, zooming them around the living room in time to the action. And, since I’m now a drawing superstar, I whipped up some Clone Wars characters to get in on the action. I may have even been caught in the middle of a paper-Star-Wars-theatre production, but I didn’t care. I was having too much fun!

Now that my two Spring Break goals are officially complete, I’ve decided to tack on a third because, hey, March has only just begun! Next week I’m challenging myself to show some love to animals, which if you’ve been paying attention, for me is no easy feat. 

Stay tuned!

1 comment :

  1. I am totally buying my nephew those Star Wars Folded Fliers! He is absolutely nutso for anything Stat Wars!