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DO, OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY
We're on a roll here. A Star Wars roll. We watched the second fifth Empire Strikes Back tonight, and the kids are DEFINITELY too young for these movies, judging by the amount of questions we got peppered with ALL THE WAY THROUGH. Believe it or not, Anders has never seen them either, so it was quite the learning experience around here tonight, in a manner of speaking. We also had a pronunciation lesson on how to stick your tongue out correctly and blow while saying the th sound so that the guy in the black helmet isn't referred to as Dark Vader or Dwarf Vader or Dart Vader.

Afterwards, Anders did Darth Vader impressions at the kids as we got them ready for bed: "Martin...I am your father" and then came into the bathroom wielding the vacuum cleaner, declaring himself to be Darth Vacuum. I told Karin she should call her Uncle Johnnie and say "Luuuuuke, I am your father" to him, and Martin suddenly got this lightbulb over his head, and exclaimed, "Is THIS what that's from?" despite having just watched the scene not 15 minutes before. *rolls eyes*

Anders got a wild hair about gardening today, and we went to the plantskola and bought some wooden fence edging and 2 ädelcypress (Port Orford Cedars) bushes to plant behind the garbage container, along the side of the garage. He also bought 2 raised bed boxes so each kid can plant some vegetables and sunflowers, and is edging the whole thing, and planning to purchase some more bushes to go along the length of the garage. I picked up a pretty tea rose, and 3 snapdragons and planted them in the front garden, which we also discussed completely re-doing since neither one of us is really happy with it.

Then I went into work for 3 hours and managed to put a decent dent in my to-do list, which makes me feel better about the upcoming short week and everything I have going on. That is the first time, I think, that I have ever gone in on a weekend to work.

Tomorrow I'm singing in 2 concerts, the absolute last of the season, and Monday, the day off, I have NO PLANS, although Anders will be gone to a motorcycle event most of the day. :)
 tired
mood: tired
music: Housemartins—He Ain't Heavy


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I am so enjoying hearing about the introduction to Star Wars your family is getting. I loved those movies when they came out ... the first time. *laugh*

That warms my Star Wars*-infatuated heart to read your posts on family movie watching. :)
I'm curious about your use of the words "wild hair." An editor friend of mine ran across that phrase in a book a while back, and nobody in their division was familiar with it. "Wild hair up the butt" was the exact phrase used; does that ring a bell with you?

*Original Star Wars. Ugh, no Jar Jar's, please.

yep, that's the whole phrase. :) I don't know the origin of it, though.

Hehe, it's entertaining to read the Star Wars initiations. I just got home from seeing their newest production. On the walk back from town, my sambo declares that when he was a kid, he thought Darth Vader was English for "Dark Weather" and he and his friends went around calling the fellow "Dålig Väder"... hehehe. Now THERE's a dark power worth reckoning with!

Your family is so fun. Thanks again for sharing :)

HA! great story! I wonder if that's what my kids think his name is. I'll have to ask them. Karin asked me this morning why he wore a cape, and didn't he know that capes were dangerous (from The Incredibles)? Hee!

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Port Orford Cedars?! As in Port Orford, Oregon?! You mean they ship 'em all the way to...Sweden?! (Or just grow them there...DOH.) ~Marilyn

LOL! I don't know if that's where they're from originally. But when I goggled the Latin name for adelcypress, that's what I came up with. And yes, they grow them here. :)

Due to Charlie's obsession with Chewbacca, we were forced to watch non-stop Star Wars for about two weeks. Then I had a dream right before I was going to the research station that I was trying to do my hair ala Princess Leia. I'd get one bun right and the other one kept screwing up. Ha ha! The funny thing is that my mother actually fixed my hair like that after I saw the first film. I begged for it.

Do you have photographic evidence?? Upp till bevis!

Did you know I've never seen a single Star Wars movie? Not one of them. My mom and I walked out, or more appropriately...SHE walked out with me in her arms because I fell completely, snoringly asleep in the first 15 minutes in the theater. I think I was 5 years old (would that be about right?).

Over the years, NUMEROUS people have tried to get me to watch, even tricking me with a home-cooked dinner and movie on the VCR (remember those?). It's some sort of pavlovian effect, I think. My eyes start getting heavy after 10 minutes.

Now, I just refuse on principle. It's my claim to fame, really.

By the way, I LOVE the title of this post...whenever I hear someone say they're going "to try" to do something...I know they're not going to do it. TRY does not mean commitment!

I've never seen the Rocky movies, or the Godfather ones (just parts here and there of both), and I upset someone just the other day by remarking that I'd never seen The Usual Suspects, either. :D

The title of the post is something that Yoda says in The Empire Strikes Back, to Luke Skywalker.

I'm surprised by The Usual Suspect. My guess is that it would totally be your type of movie. Don't know why. And good lord! The Godfather is like the history of how the US is what it is...

But I'm not angry...

I know, it's one of those movies I keep thinking I have to get around to seeing one of these days...as for the Godfather films, no thanks! The bits I've seen were enough for me. And I think there is a lot more to U.S. history than the mafia :P

Dark Vader or Dwarf Vader or Dart Vader

*giggling helplessly*

Wait until you hear what we're considering naming our potential puppy *grins*

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