Thursday, December 17, 2009


I'm very seriously considering adding a "Star Wars" sidebar category. The Star Wars theme is now the soundtrack of my life. If the kids aren't singing it, it's playing in an Xbox game or on the stereo.

I found my "Spacetaculars" cd. What cd is this? Why, it's a compilation of "space" music I purchased a long time ago through BMG. Because I am a geek. This cd has music from John Williams's soundtracks, including E.T., StarTrek, 2001 Space Odyssey, and of course, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return of the Jedi.

No Superman, though. If E.T. is a space movie, Superman should be considered a space movie, too. They are both aliens. Christopher Reeve was just a much BETTER looking alien.

But I digress.

Caleb came home from school yesterday and made me turn off my Linda Eder Christmas album for some Spacetaculars. He then proceeded to listen to the Star Wars main theme, count it, 9 times. (Someone was quoting from Ferris Bueller the other day... Niiiiiine Tiiimes.)

Other Star Wars activities include: the drawing and cutting out of Star Wars figures and going ballistic when they inevitably rip, an interminable discussion about the dual personality of Anakin Skywalker/ Darth Vader, and of course, the time-honored art of Jedi Light-saber fighting. And Caleb has been practicing. He even has an impressive spin move.

We're going to hold off on showing him the Princess Bride, I think.


Claudia Jabieski said...

Have we been separated at birth? LOL! Zombies, Star Wars geekdom, and boys who have studied the meticulous art of lightsaber dueling.... We REALLY should get together sometime and let our little padawans duke it out!

Toaster said...

Can you believe that I had a dream last night that your children were in? John was over with them, and they were are so good! They sat with us quietly for HOURS (or what seemed like that long in the dream, anyway!), and also, the twins were talking! :) You weren't there, but I do specifically remember wondering if you were going to write about it in your blog. :D

Holly said...

Correction: My musical brother informs me 2001 Space Odyssey wasn't written by John Williams. It's on the cd, though. So sorry to be feeding everyone false information.

Claudia: Would love to get together. Let's make a date in the New Year.

Oh, and is lightsaber one word? It looks so much better.

Toaster: I just don't understand why I WASN'T THERE! Are you sure it wasn't that I was blonde and you didn't recognize me? (Do you dream every night? I do. It makes sleep so exciting.)

Marty McCarthy said...

Wow, Caleb is fearsome!

Toaster said...

Holly, maybe you just were having some much needed time off. ;) And I think I tend to recall many of my dreams b/c I am rudely awakened by the alarm at 6:22 a.m. on weekday mornings!