Thursday, May 19, 2005

Weekend assignment #60: Your Star Wars Moment

Weekend Assignment #60: Recount an interesting moment in your life that somehow involves Star Wars. It can be deeply tangential -- it doesn't have to have happened at a Star Wars movie, for example. But let's face it -- for the last 28 years Star Wars has been part of the common culture. Surely there's an interesting moment in your life in that time, in which Star Wars, its characters or its merchandise has been a part of it.

I confess, I am not a big fan of "Star Wars".  But I do have a memory connected with the movie.  My son was eleven years old, and my daughter was nine.  I somehow managed to talk Cliff into taking us to the Henrietta drive-in to see Star Wars.  Now, you'd have to have seen the Henrietta Drive-in to appreciate it.  It was sort of out in a cow-pasture, near the Henrietta bowling alley (both long gone).  You had to put on lots of mosquito repellent before you went to see a movie there.

As if I weren't bored enough by the movie (I'm sorry, it just isn't my type of story) we took my son's then-best-friend, Jerry, who had seen the movie about six months prior; he insisted on telling us what was going to happen next, over and over.  *yawn*

An interesting side-note:  Jerry later became my son-in-law, and the father of my grandson, Brett.  Yep, my daughter's ex.  Nice guy, by the way.

Extra Credit: Ewoks: Cute or Evil? Explain.

What's an Ewok?

7 comments:

fierrorachel said...

Thanks for giving Jerry his due.  He is a good dad, and a good guy.  Saw him tonight, in fact.  How many divorced fathers spend the time/money/energy with their kids that he does?  Not many.  

gabreaelinfo said...

LOL, My husband hates Ewoks.

Gabreael
http://journals.aol.com/gabreaelinfo/GabreaelsBodyMindSpiritJournal/

njlittlebear said...

Star Wars....UGH !!!!

NJLB

toonguykc said...

(ahem)  "Ewoks" are small teddy bear-looking creatures who were featured in the third episode of the original trilogy.  I thought they were cute....and they actually helped fight evil.  Now that I'm an old cuss -- I don't care about this mega movie franchise.  Damn kids!!   Russ

madmanadhd said...

OMG How unbelieveably awesome would that be to see Star Wars at a Drive-IN. Yup I do fondly remember those most excellent make-out.... ummm I mean movie theaters in the wild. You sound much like my love who will tolerate Star Wars and actually enjoys Star Trek but that's the limit to her tolerance for fantasy. She slept... and SNORED (kid you not... and don't you DARE let her know I told you this) through the first Lord Of the Rings movie and the second Harry Potter movie. Naw she loves chick flicks, historical, bio, documentaries etc. And well...  so do I.

Here is my assignment, cruise on over when the Force allows.

Hee hee what are Ewoks... "More information need you. Yes you do."

http://journals.aol.com/madmanadhd/ConfessionsofaMadmanInsightsinto/entries/1182

jevanslink said...

You had to wear mosquito repellent to watch a movie.  Now that's funny!! Mrs. L

kissofvanity said...

LOL.....too funny.

Ana