This day is so funny to me. What started out in Canada as a tagline for an event, has taken over the mainstream world so much so that even LFL and Disney acknowledge it. I remember everyone wondering if they were going to release some big news about TFA last year…I can’t remember if they did, but this year they announced the dates of the next Celebration: April 13-17 in Orlando. Orlando is way better than Anaheim so I’m all for it. AND IT’ FALLS OVER MY BIRTHDAY (April 14). It’s a sign.
But I’m going to have a baby that’s less than a year old.
But I could dress her up in cute outfits.
But I might not have enough money since I have a baby.
But it could be really fun and I love Celebrations.
But that’s a lot of waiting in line with a baby.
But my husband could come again and he can stay in the hotel.
But that would be boring/lonely by myself.
Okay, okay, okay. Internal dilemma. I have almost a year to figure this out. I digressed.
Yeah, this day is just amusing. I mean, why the big deal? It kind of reminds of Valentine’s Day, which I despise with a passion. Why do you need a day singled out to watch Star Wars, wear Star Wars, and promote Star Wars? But unlike Valentine’s Day, this doesn’t involve the pressure of being with someone else so I like it better. I can celebrate and have fun on my own.
The most entertaining thing is that I get more texts today wishing me a Happy Star Wars Day than I do on my birthday. My friends know their priorities. 🙂
I loved going through WordPress today and seeing what other people do. Here’s what I did this year:
Last night I took out my Star Wars coloring book I got for my birthday (Mei-Mei has the same one! I posted about it a bit ago) and colored my first picture. This is the first time I’ve colored in about probably 21 years, so kind of big deal. And surprisingly, it was relaxing and addicting. I kind of just let myself go and didn’t try to plan it out in advance. Here’s what I came up with:
I started off knowing I wanted the Rebel Insignia red and worked from there. I threw in a lot of green in the picture, even in places you might not see it (for instance, the lightsaber hilts have very light green in it) because green is my favorite lightsaber color. What surprised me the most is when I would make a mistake and have to roll with it by adding other colors – those blend of colors usually ended up the prettiest. For instance, the polygon shape that is holding a lightsaber hilt on the bottom turned out the most beautiful shade of purple! It’s almost periwinkle and that all came from making a mistake on one and having to go and blend colors together to all of them.
I’m definitely going to continue doing this and hoping Mei-Mei will let me join in with her!
Other than that, I listened to Star Wars music all day and wore some Star Wars stuff. Disney released the song that was played inside of Maz’s castle, TFA’s “cantina” song so I had fun listening to that. The only thing is, it’s called Jabba Flow. Like, really? JABBA? WHY? Why did they have to pull that name from the OT? It doesn’t even make sense. Jabba has been dead for about 30 years and I don’t think anyone would name a song after him.
I also made my annual Star Wars cookies! There’s a reason I only make these once a year…they take a long time. This year I decided to switch it up a bit and make sugar cookies instead of shortbread cookies (what the kit recommends). Not a good idea. They exploded and you can barely make out the characters. Sigh. Compare this year to a different year’s:
2016 blow up disaster (note to self: do not change recipe)
Previous years where I followed directions from the kit.
Yeah. LOL. Oh well.
So there’s my day. Not much but I hope everyone else had a good one, whether or not you celebrate Star Wars day!